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


  • 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!

  • 5
    Awesome Jeans

    Posted by Jeff on 21st Nov 2020

    This is my second pair of Sheffields and my second ever pair of raw denim but my first in this weight. I love it! It's only had a few wears so far but I can already tell they'll be my favorite once worn in.

  • 5
    My second pair of these

    Posted by Trevor Adey on 7th Sep 2020

    Simply Awsome

  • 5
    best fitting selvedge jeans in the market

    Posted by Gil on 7th Sep 2020

    i have tried over a dozen of US made selvedge jeans and nothing beats this one. I was extremely happy with the Anakara but these are even better. Was a little worried because usually not prefer tapered jeans. I got these on sale, my Ankara's are 14.5 oz and i really wanted to get a 16 oz pair so I took a leap of faith. The taper is super subtle and actually feels great. Recommend getting maybe 0.5" longer inseam than usual for a double cuff, the selvedge ID on the Kaihara fabric is insane good =)

  • 4
    Soft touch

    Posted by Yoshi on 7th Sep 2020

    Even though this is heavy weight 16.5 oz, this jeans is very soft touch.

  • 5
    Review of Tellason Sheffield 16.5 oz pants.

    Posted by Gerald Smiltneek on 2nd Sep 2020

    This is an outstanding pair of denim jeans! Buy them, you won't regret it.

  • 5
    Love these jeans

    Posted by Trevor Adey on 7th May 2020

    There are a few things in your life that you really love. These jeans are one of those. You cannot compare them to others. Simply the best.