Tellason x Proximity Mfg. Co. Straight Leg

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We're honored to be a part of the inaugural run of selvedge fabric made on the old White Oak Draper looms in Greensboro, North Carolina by Proximity Manufacturing Company.  Many former Cone Mills White Oak employees are involved in this project (and for good reason, the looms are not easy to operate and experience counts!).  This high-rise version of our Ankara straight has hidden back pocket rivets and a special Tellason x Proximity Mfg. Co. patch.

The denim is loom state (not sanforized and shrink-to-fit, which can leg twist/torque).  More details on the fabric, the milling process and Proximity Mfg. Co. and the White Oak Legacy Foundation can be found here in a Tellason Journal post by Evan Morrison, Director of Operations at Proximity Mfg. Co.  Given the loom state nature of the fabric, please see the measurement chart and shrinkage information here (as an example, if you normally wear size 32, order a 32, which will come in at 34 to accommodate shrinkage).  This initial run is limited to 116 hand numbered pairs to signify White Oak's opening year of 1905 and the year this project was started.  Made in San Francisco, California, The Home of Blue Jeans.


  • 5

    Posted by delbecque on 15th May 2024

    Very strong "old school" cut ! perfect !

  • 4
    Amazing fabric; but you may want to size up.

    Posted by Michael on 13th Jan 2024

    Really nice fabric with a vintage feel, kind of a lighter redcast blue. Warning: size up if you're planning to wash and dry these, I took my usual size and unfortunately don't get much wear out of them after they shrunk.

  • 4

    Posted by Karachi Turner on 29th Apr 2023

    A true shrink to fit jean. I suggest sizing up when purchasing. Will buy again

  • 5

    Posted by David Smith on 12th Apr 2023

    I just got this today and had to review it. Amazing quality glad and proud to have this tribute to Greensboro! (Jeansboro) NC Denim. Thank you Tellason!

  • 5
    Tellason x proximity jeans

    Posted by Steve on 27th Sep 2022

    I love these jeans, the denim is excellent and I like the straight leg and generous rise. The fit and workmanship are excellent.

  • 5
    Proximity jeans

    Posted by Mike Bass on 21st Jul 2022

    Wow. That’s all I can say. I was looking for something totally different, unique, with an old school feel and that’s exactly what I got. The denim is a unique indigo and much lighter than most of their jeans. They fit perfect, wore them around for an hour after they came out of the washing machine and they fit perfect. Can’t recommend these enough, and they will be heavy in my rotation.

  • 5

    Posted by Clifford on 7th May 2022

    I though the color was more as it appears in the photo… darker then excepted. 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
    A piece of history

    Posted by Denim life on 1st Feb 2022

    Great light weight fabric, measurements as per size chart. The Ankara fit is unbeatable and very flattering. All other details and the customer service are out of this world.