Sheffield - Straight Tapered Selvedge Jeans - 12.5 oz.

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The Sheffield was taken from our Ankara Straight Leg fit, and tapered from the knee down by 2 inches at the leg opening. Made with our proprietary Kaihara Japanese dark blue line raw selvage denim (sanforized). Button fly. Extra heavy pocket bags. Bottom of back pockets lined for durability. Leather patch by Tanner Goods, Portland, OR. Graduated inseams from 35.75" to 36.5". If you require a hem, please contact us directly after receiving your jeans.  Made in San Francisco, Calif. USA



This is an easy one to talk about, since I have been wearing this and its cousin, the Ankara, for about 8 years straight. This is a mid-rise jean with a lot of thought put into the waist and high hip area. This can be a tricky exercise to fit since the rolls of selvedge denim are only about 31" wide and creating space for you bunz can challenge even the best pattern makers out there.

In the end, these Sheffield jeans check several boxes for looser fitting jeans without tipping them towards anything considered baggy or stove pipe.

For those lads locked into slim fitting jeans- have a go at these. They may be a ways away from what you already have in your closet but after a month or so, you will grow to appreciate this fit and the timeless style it offers up, not to mention the joy of reaching down for your socks on the floor and simultaneously realizing that that butt crack draft thing is a thing of the past!


Tony Patella
Pete Searson


Body Type:
Athletic, Husky
Denim Weight:
Leg Opening:
Straight Tapered


  • 5

    Posted by Chris Goetz on 24th Jun 2020

    Very pleased with quality and fit. And they are Cone...

  • 5
    Sheffield 12.5 oz

    Posted by Daniel Slaunwhite on 15th Jun 2020

    Just as Tellason jeans pay tribute to The Clash, I am sure this pair of denim will make my memories for a long time. Great fit, and made to last. Last two pairs were JMG's but went with mid-rise and looser leg fit, as I am now a little older hanging with a different crowd. Love the crispness and color. Just get a pair and work 'em. Cheers.

  • 5
    Live with no denim regrets

    Posted by Adam on 16th May 2020

    You might wince at the price when you buy these but you'll forget about that as soon as you put them on. The denim quality is in another league. The Sheffield fit is great for those who need a higher rise in the waist and seat and also prefer a smooth taper. You will not regret these jeans.

  • 5
    My first Tellason jeans

    Posted by Li King Yip on 15th Sep 2019

    After Mr. Tony’s opinion, I can choose my size easily. Sheffield 12.5 oz is comfort & look smart for me. My next target is heavier weight Ankara!

  • 5
    Real and authentic

    Posted by Hubert on 14th Mar 2019

    My new Tellason Sheffield Jeans arrived today. Perfect, excellent quality with a the typical Tellason style. I am so happy with this garment and will surely buy another one!

  • 5
    Fabric and pattern

    Posted by Mark Toothman on 4th Feb 2019

    Jeans are as American as they get and the best is made from Cone Mills White Oak fabric. The hand and look of the ring ring yarn woven on fly shuttle looms is so much better than that from modern high speed looms there is no comparison. Tellason has the pattern making expertise to make them fit right too, especially in the seat and crotch. The cut and sew quality is A+. I own pairs in Elgin and Sheffield patterns. I look forward to wearing one of my three pairs almost daily. With Cone Mills gone I am stocking up!

  • 5
    Great Jeans

    Posted by Bruce Hollcroft on 3rd Jan 2019

    I like them all the way around.

  • 5
    Get with the fit!

    Posted by Bux on 30th Apr 2018

    Outside of the the great cone mills denim, and style, the one constant I notice about Tellason is the fit of they're clothes. Seriously, everything I have purchased from Tellason, wears as if it is a Tailored and Tapered custom fit! Im 6'2 190 and a size 34 is perfect for me. The Sheffield cut is ideal, it gives the same straight, roomy (not overly loose) fit in the waist and leg of the Ankara, but tapers in around the ankle. These are a great pair of jeans, classic American Denim, I will definitely be back for another pair of Sheffs! (Even if its just to smell the aroma of new cone mills denim 1 more time, lol, its addicting) Anyway, cant say enough about Tellason's outstanding customer service and rapid shipping. Thanx again Pete!

  • 5
    Lived up to the hype

    Posted by Matt Barlow on 28th Mar 2018

    Nice quality denim and very well built. I had high expectations for them after being recommended by a lot of people. They were definitely as nice as I hoped for them to be.