Sheffield - Straight Tapered Selvedge Jeans - 14.75 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 red 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


Ten years ago, We had a few fits in the stable with ambition to have a few more, in due time. We form our opinions, we get some feedback from people who know denim and are not afraid to share their viewpoints, and we pull the trigger when the time is right and head over to Pam's place to get a pattern started.

I was in Boston then, participating in an open to to the public event put on by Boston's own, Ball and Buck store. The venue was an incredible old brick warehouse, which basically describes a lot of that old city. Anyway, I was there to sell some pants. One dude stepped up to my fold out table full of jeans and spoke about what he wanted in a jean. Now, we are in "hockey country" so it seemed like every man around spoke about their love for hockey and had the legs and bunz to prove their commitment to their sport. They were also in need to have a tapered leg on a fit that suited their burly thighs to show off their new leather Alden boot or whatever. I tried to get them into our Ankara straight leg fit but you can tell that they were bothered by the straight leg effect of extra fabric below the knee.

The event was over, I sold some jeans and thought how many more I could have sold if we had a jean like the Ankara but with a tapered finish at the bottom. That was enough of a message for Tony and I to get going on our newest fit back in 2011- The Sheffield- mid rise, straight tapered jean. See, we listen once in a while...

Go Bruins,

Tony Patella
Pete Searson

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


  • 5

    Posted by Pete Nichols on 11th Apr 2023

    Well made jeans! Just what I have been looking for! Great customer service too! Thanks all!

  • 5

    Posted by JG on 7th Apr 2023

    Excellent quality selvedge denim that's built with attention to detail. The indigo is gorgeous and the fabric weight is great. I especially like the detailed construction and stitching of the Sheffield Jeans. I'm excited to see how the Kaihara denim gains character over time.

  • 5
    Sheffield 14.75oz

    Posted by Ryan Jameson on 4th Apr 2023

    This is my third pair of these gems! They are all properly worn and wear perfectly from most casual to most formal instances based on vintage! Pure epicness

  • 5
    Sheffield 14oz

    Posted by keith sawka on 17th Nov 2022

    It's been great working with Pete at Tellason to find the right size. He is super helpful. I also own the denim jackets, the Elgin, and several shirts. I like the dark indigo color on this model and the slight extra room it offers in the thighs and ass area. I ended up going a size up so it offers a little more room. Once its broken in after a soak, wash, and some wear, it's super soft and feels great. The fit and finish is top notch. I had compliments right away from random ladies so Tellason is doing something right! Bravo

  • 5
    Perfect Fit

    Posted by Chris on 5th Oct 2022

    The Sheffield fits like a modern straight leg and I look forward to breaking them in over time. The fit was exactly as expected.

  • 5
    Sheffeild - 14.75

    Posted by Drew on 19th Jul 2022

    I just snagged a pair of these Sheffeild's in 14.75 oz. Kaihara denim the other day. The guys at Tellason really know what they're doing with the cut and construction of these jeans. There is nothing overly fancy about these jeans, but the attention to detail and craftsmanship on these are top notch. Really nice to see and American company so dedicated to their craft. I'm 5'10, 190 lbs and size 33 worked for me. They were stiff and starchy (as raw denim should be) out of the box. They were also just a tad tight in the waist. After 2 full days of wearing them, they've already loosened up a bit and are starting to conform to my body. I've never been able to pull off a skinny or slim fit given my athletic thighs and backside, but definitely appreciate the silhouette this slight taper provides. I own over a dozen pairs of raw denim from various makers and have to say I think these might take the prize for fit, construction and overall value proposition. Absolutely superb American-made jeans. I can't wait to see what these will look like in 5 to 10 years. Thanks Tellason!

  • 5
    Best value

    Posted by Henning on 17th Apr 2022

    I loved my first pair, so after putting on a little weight it was a no brainer to size up with a second. These are hands down the best quality, best value selvedge jeans you can get. They check all the boxes: perfect classic cut, great and ethical construction, cool proprietary fabric, no cut corners and no gimmicks, expensive but not bank-busting -- in this case, you really get what you pay for. My tellies are a staple.

  • 5

    Posted by Michael on 10th Apr 2022

    Love, love. love these jeans. The perfect alternative to the tyranny of slim fit :D Clean lines, slimming look, but enough room for those who have athletic legs.

  • 5
    Sheffield - Straight Tapered Selvedge Jeans - 14.75 oz.

    Posted by Chris R. on 6th Mar 2022

    Hello. I am writing this review to give my honest take on the sheffield. These had been out of stock for a while when I first started looking at Tellason jeans. Based on the fit description I bought the Ankara. I am 6' and 190 lbs. and not skinny legs. Now that I finally got the sheffield, I am convinced these are the ones I should have gotten first! They are still real new and need to be broken in a bit more, but the tapered leg with the ample room in the thighs is what is comfortable for me.