Sheffield - Straight Tapered Selvedge Jeans - 16.5 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 orange 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


Not only is Sheffield the name of the city in England where The Clash played their first ever show on July 4, 1976 (with Buzzcocks and Sex Pistols!), the home of Premier League surprise team Sheffield United, and the home of our friend Ben from @clobbercalm -- it is also the name of our mid-rise straight tapered fit. This week's Item of the Week is the Sheffield in our proprietary Kaihara 16.5 oz. selvedge denim.

By the way, if you're ever in Sheffield, look up Ben and buy the lad a proper local beer, he has an affinity for watery American beers we're trying to remedy!

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


  • 5
    jeans 16.5 oz

    Posted by Nurlan on 28th Jan 2023

    The company knows what they are doing, it's very good that there is such a company. I've been wearing jeans since the ages of 5-6, it's been since the 80s of the last century, I always like real indigo denim

  • 5
    Sheffield heavy weights

    Posted by Peter Goldman on 11th Dec 2022

    Jeans the way they were meant to be. Beautifully executed, outstanding craftsmanship and materials. Worth every penny. My 6th pair of Tellason’s. I’m a loyalist. .

  • 5
    Great denim

    Posted by Andrew Schmidt on 29th Nov 2022

    I needed more room in the thighs as my legs are getting bigger from exercise and these looked like they fit the build. They fit great right away and after a few weeks of daily wear they are an awesome fit that gives me more range of motion than a slim jean. Looking forward to the fades. Thanks Pete & Tony!

  • 5

    Posted by Doug on 13th Jul 2022

    These are the best pants to ever cover my legs. Pete & Tony, please make them forever.

  • 5

    Posted by Clifford on 7th May 2022

    Great fit. I’m 6’4” at 220 and the fit was great. I’d like to do another review after I wash them. But I’ll tell you this … it will be me loosing weight before I stop wearing them if they shrink.

  • 5
    Sheffield jeans

    Posted by Mark Airgood on 30th Dec 2021

    Great quality and fit. Already breaking in nicely. I’m very happy with them.

  • 4
    Beautiful jeans but hemming/length is an issue

    Posted by Doug on 4th Oct 2021

    The construction and fit are beautiful but not being able to order the proper length is a deterrent to ordering another pair. I'm 5'11 and I wear a size 33 waist, but when the jeans arrived they were hemmed at an absurdly length. Rolling them up just looked silly. So I spent $20 to send them back across the country to be hemmed. I'm not sure why a jean of this waist size can't have a more reasonable length. And when you take 6 inches off of a tapered jean, you mess with the taper.

  • 5
    Sheffield 16.5oz

    Posted by Colton on 25th May 2021

    Wore these for the first time two nights ago at an outdoor dance party in the Sierra Nevada foothills. I wasn’t restricted at all during many different movements! Somersaults, handstands, moving, and grooving. Very happy with these jeans. Cuffed them a bit and love the look. Thank you tellason! These are built to last. If you listen to the dead you may recall a verse “you can take a lot of wrecking, but you can’t take it all” these jeans may be able to take it all.

  • 5
    Sheffield 16.5's

    Posted by Phil Medenbach on 3rd May 2021

    I just received my Sheffield 16.5's Straight Tapers this evening and wow what a great bit of denim. I'm no gym rat, but certainly no twiggy leg skinny jeans guy but this cut fits like a glove. Beautiful fabric and depth of Indigo color, I expect these things will take some break in time and energy, but even after a few hours of wear they're softening up nicely. Tellason has paid great attention to detail, from stitching to heavy front pocket material and plenty of pocket room better than some other makers at almost twice the cost. This is my first purchase from Tellason, and I'll happily support this American company again. Thanks, you guys... Whooee!