Tapered Chino

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Tapered leg, button-fly Chino.  Made in San Francisco, Calif. USA of heavyweight (10 oz.) Japanese twill.  Fit guide


Tony and I are big fans of a proper pair of Chino pants. We wore them as high school kids early on with more of a preppy tone. Then off to SDSU in 1983, where there were plenty of military supply shops selling old, high waisted Chinos. We got them tapered as hell, which felt more Ca. punk than the preppies still rolling around town with their collars popped and a cable knit sweater draped over their shoulders.

With US textile factories closing, Tony found this fantastic twill, made in Japan. We feel it is the best we have ever used for our tapered leg and straight leg Chinos.

So straight from the SF factory to our HQ to possibly your doorstep, comes our Chino’s.

Enjoy ya'll,

Tony Patella
Pete Searson


  • 5
    Tapered Chino

    Posted by Erik on 15th Apr 2024

    Hands down the best pair of chinos I now own. The fabric is the real deal sealer, its truly fantastic and the perfect choice of weight and hand feel. And the button fly = killer. The fit is perfect and aligns spot on with the size charts. Knocked it out of the park again guys! Cheers.

  • 5
    Chinos, Refreshed

    Posted by Larry on 5th Mar 2024

    This is a great pair of slacks for those times that you want to change it up from the day-to-day denim. Built to last with a beautiful fabric - the Tellason way. Looking forward to wearing these for years.

  • 5
    Tapered chino

    Posted by Steve on 5th Mar 2024

    Recently added a pair of the Tellason Tapered Chino to my wardrobe after retiring a pair of Bill's. I like the Tellason better than Bill's as I find the fit to be a bit more tailored, and I am particularly fond of the button fly. The new Japanese chino fabric is much improved from another pair of Tellasons I have. This new material is similar to a pair of Buzz Ricksons I also have in the wardrobe.

  • 5
    Pants but like they should be

    Posted by Rance Shields on 24th Feb 2024

    These pants are exactly as Tellason says - just like the ones from the surplus stores. I truly compare them to chinos that my grandfather wore in the 50s and 60s. These are simply the best available!

  • 5
    Premium quality fit and material

    Posted by Brian on 16th Jan 2024

    Tony and Pete’s curated goods are made so you won’t have to go out and buy more anytime soon. They are built to last and are not a gimmicky style that goes out of fashion. These khakis fit well and are built to last. Perfect.

  • 5
    Old School Truth

    Posted by Daniel on 9th Oct 2023

    As a child of the '70s (and college guy of the '80s) and a privileged retiree for today, I bring a bit of life experience and a weird obsession with finding a great pair of chinos. These rank way up there. The button-fly design is a salute to G.I.-issue khakis, the ones we'd find in Army surplus stores 40 yrs ago. Tellason (i.e., those two seemingly chill S.F. Giants' fans from Marin Co.) got it right. I really love the full room on top and the smart subtle taper past the knee. The Japanese twill fabric is special with its high-twist slight sheen (what in-the-know chino fanatics covet if I can say so myself). Its medium weight and heft are just right. Sizing is accurate. I'm 6'1" 185lbs; I got the 34"W but a 33"W would also do. Bonus: my pair came with a handwritten thank-you note from one of the guys. In conclusion, these pants give me a hop in my step, whether I'm getting on an elevator or heading to my favorite watering hole. Thank you, Tellason! You're making chinos great again.

  • 5
    Impressed, again

    Posted by ALBERTO Ortega on 8th Jul 2023

    This is a great pair of chinos. Exactly was I was looking for and expecting. This is not the boring and plain fabric that you'll find at the mall. The fabric exudes quality and is robust at the same time, feeling super soft on your skin. Tony/Pete deliver best customer service. They changed the size I order (I order too small) for one bigger after leaving a comment about how other of their pants fit me, and they nailed it. Even though this is online shopping, the make your experience great and personal, which makes me feel very happy to support this company.

  • 5
    Amazing fabric

    Posted by JD on 6th Jun 2023

    The fabric is amazing and worth the cost. The proportions are great. Like the button fly.

  • 5
    Chinos (tapered)

    Posted by Bruce Craven on 2nd May 2023

    If you are a fan of Tellason, you might recognize the influence of old-school Army-Navy stores and the Tellason focus on crafting rugged, comfortable elegance similar to certain military clothing from back-in-the-day. For me and my friends in high-school in the late Seventies, those Army-Navy stores & similar thrift shops were gold-mines, located in previously gritty Pasadena & still sometimes gritty Burbank. These chinos carry that history, with an updated profile. They are perfect.