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


These Chinos have been a key ingredient in our Tellason salad. Tony and I go back a long way with great memories of buying these up at some of the military supply vintage stores around the campus of SDSU in the early 80's. I remember my favorite shop was down this steep hill across the street from my barbershop (shout out Arnold's). The owners were fantastic and had a sewing machine in the back, along with a fired up kitchen that always seemed to be making a fresh batch of curry!

We would settle on a pair, then carefully instruct them to peg the hell out of them to the point where getting in and out had us pointing our toes straight down like some sort of plié move in ballet class.

Great memories, and I hope those lads down there still have the sense to keep those military surplus dreams going.

Enough about curry and pegging aspirations. Go Aztecs,

Tony Patella
Pete Searson


  • 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.

  • 4

    Posted by Michael Greenwood on 29th Apr 2023

    These are super comfortable and feel like they will prove more than durable over time. I prefer jeans so I am not wearing these as much but so far I am very happy.

  • 3
    Very well made

    Posted by Steve Gagne on 26th Mar 2023

    High quality fabric and attention to detail in construction. But the fit is very baggy for a slim fit. I tried them on before getting them hemmed and I thought they would be OK, but after wearing them for a full day I felt very uncomfortable in them because they were so baggy. Too late to do anything about it now.

  • 5
    chino taper

    Posted by Nurlan on 6th Mar 2023

    Good cotton pants are comfortable to wear and pleasant, quality and look premium

  • 5
    Incredible quality

    Posted by Joseph on 7th Feb 2023

    Fantastic pair of high-quality chinos! The fit feels close to their Elgin fit. Not too tight and not too baggy.

  • 5
    Tellason Chinos

    Posted by Brian on 1st Feb 2023

    These are great. I love them so much I got a second pair. The material is great and they fit really well. My only suggestion is to offer them in different lengths.

  • 5

    Posted by Scott on 23rd Sep 2022

    Best chinos I've come across.

  • 5
    Best khakis in the world

    Posted by Michael Levy on 26th Apr 2022

    I love these khakis, and here is why. First, the material is heavier than most khakis, so they have a better drape and don’t look so wrinkled. Second, the fit is perfect—slim, but not skinny. Third, they are incredibly well-made. I’d consider sizing up from your normal Tellason size, however, because they don’t stretch out like denim.

  • 5
    Sturdy chinos

    Posted by Samuel Rao on 18th Apr 2022

    I like sturdiness of the fabric and the mid rise slim tapered fit. Well done!