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
    Great jeans

    Posted by Unknown on 16th Mar 2019

    These jeans are a through back to my youth, although, they are not shrink to fit. These jeans are heavy, although, I believe there is a heavier weight denim available. I just got these, so I haven't really broken them in, I think that takes some time. No doubt these jeans last a long time, and I look forward to them getting softer and having a faded look.

  • 5
    4rth pair

    Posted by Jonas Rake on 13th Mar 2019

    This is my fourth pair of these. Perfect fit, beautiful denim. I never would have spent this kind of money on jeans in the past, but I can honestly say they are worth every penny. The quality is the best you can get, and they will last. Can't recommend enough. Thanks for making such a quality product!

  • 5
    Another Home Run

    Posted by Charles on 5th Sep 2018

    As other reviewers have said, it's like the Ankara with a taper. After the initial soak, I found the pair to be closer fitting than the my 2018 Ankara (12.5 oz), but this is probably because it is a 16.5 oz. Otherwise, this pair is really a solid build.

  • 5
    Don't hesitate!

    Posted by Oaks on 30th Jun 2018

    I love these jeans!!! The quality is amazing. I loved my first pair so much that I recently purchased a second pair of Sheffields to have an alternate. I like everything about these. These are serious jeans for anyone who appreciates quality.

  • 5
    Best pair of jeans i've bought

    Posted by DMac on 2nd Apr 2018

    Had tried many US made brands of jeans - these are by far the best fit for me - and the best quality finish. Very reasonably priced for what they are. Very very happy with my purchase and i dont imagine buying any other brand from now on. Love them.

  • 5

    Posted by MT Callahan on 10th Jan 2018

    The Sheffield may be the perfect jean for me. Six years ago, I picked the Ankara as the best option but wished for a tapered leg. When the Sheffield was announced, I was sure it would be my next pair and waited for the time I could try them out. If buying a high quality item that lasts and lasts has a draw back, it’s that you simply don’t need to replace it often. Even now, my old Ankara are in great condition but, I’ve slimmed down and they don’t fit properly. The 16.5 oz fabric is bulletproof (not scientific fact, please don’t attempt stopping bullets). Rugged without imitating plywood. Personally, I wouldn’t want to wear anything heavier. I know I’m going to enjoy wearing these jeans for many years to come.

  • 5
    Incredible denim

    Posted by Adam on 2nd Oct 2017

    Honestly, these jeans are incredible. I was impressed from the moment I opened the package. I then became ecstatic with how well they fit. Now this is a big deal to me because other raw denim I've tried would barely fit over my calf due to an insane taper or a seemingly unnatural fit. These jeans are true to size of my waist. All you have to decide is how tapered do you want them to be. I also think their sizing diagram really cuts down on the nonsense I've found from other raw denim brands. Seems to be the best way to put it. Tellason cuts out the headache in more ways than one. Correct sizing, simple taper selection, free shipping and returns. What more could you ask for? Money well spent. I intend to buy more from this company.

  • 5
    Best fit, and best Denim

    Posted by Jonas Rake on 18th Sep 2017

    I just bought my second pair of Sheffields because the first pair I bought were basically the best jeans I've ever owned. The way they fit, and the quality of construction leaves nothing to be desired. I usually don't like to spend a lot of money on jeans, but for these I make an exception because I know they are worth it as they last a long time if well taken care of. I highly recommend this jean, especially to people who may have a hard time fitting into all the skinny jeans that everyone else is making. (I'm a cyclist, so my legs are not as big as my arms). Thanks Tellason for making real jeans for real people, that are frankly just badass.

  • 5
    Simply the best jeans in the world

    Posted by Unknown on 9th Sep 2016

    Bought an (equally amazing) pair of the John Graham Mellor's and basically had to come back for these. Fantastically made and great to wear.