The Blubaugh- Mid Rise Slim Straight Black Selvedge Jeans- 13.5 oz.

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** All Blubaugh jeans sold are raw, unwashed and unworn. **  Todd Blubaugh has been a close friend of ours for seven years.  He lives an extraordinary life and has a clear vision about the gear that helps him on his journey.  We let Todd create this new jean from top to bottom.  Our sanforized black 13.5 oz. proprietary Kaihara denim is our automatic choice for us to use for the second Blubaugh jean.  It has a mid-rise slim straight fit. Cut and sewn in San Francisco, Calif. USA.  Check out Todd's book.  



Todd Blubaugh is a good friend and a fine lad. He is that person who is gifted in the natural sense to take a picture, to build a motor mount from a scrap kitchen knife and a piece of a garden hose and can sort out a great fit on a pair of jeans that fits his life on a motorcycle.

The Blubaugh jean is specific to what he wants when he whips his leg over the bike and heads off down the road. This is a mid-rise jean that will keep the draft out of your backside and the leg opening is not too narrow and not too wide where the wind gets that jean flapping like those discount furniture blow up things on the sidewalk of what appears to be a "going out of business" sale that has been in effect for 3 years now.

We are pleased with this fit and where it came from and know that friendships like this don't come around too often. That is why we are delighted to offer this black Blubaugh jean to you.


Tony Patella
Pete Searson


  • 5

    Posted by Peter Van Atta on 7th Apr 2023

    Item hasn’t arrived yet.

  • 5
    The Blubaugh- Mid Rise Slim Straight Black Selvedge Jeans- 13.5 oz.

    Posted by Kay on 26th Feb 2023

    Great Jeans, great cut/style, the way a decent jeans used to be...great and fast customer service, even to Germany...btw xxx to Tony, I really like your postcards ;)

  • 5
    4th pair

    Posted by David Chicago on 25th Feb 2023

    I have blue Sheffields in 14.75, and blue Elgins in 14.75 and 16.5, but these Blubaugh's at 13.5 are my first in black. Very dark matt black. I might like them best, though I've only worn for 3 full days. They feel as heavy to touch as the 14.75, at least to me, and because they're straight rather than tapered below the knee, they're more comfortable for all-day wear. About the rise, I'm not noticing much of a difference in feel among my 3 styles, but I'm 5'10 and 175. The waist size has been consistent across my 3 styles.

  • 5
    The Goldilocks of jeans

    Posted by Sol Schott on 25th Feb 2023

    The blubaugh jeans fit me perfectly. As I’ve gotten older my mass seems to of migrated and what used to fit well doesn’t anymore. The mid rise of these keep me from having the dreaded plumber butt and the leg width accommodates my thighs. I ride motorcycles a lot and the need for tall heavy boots makes sense. They fit right under the straight leg with ease. I’m not saying these are dad jeans they certainly are not, they are really cool and well fitting on my 5.5 frame. Great stout comfortable jeans just like they shouted be.

  • 5
    Best Jeans

    Posted by Brandon Wurtz on 11th Jan 2023

    I am extremely particular about my jeans and these are the best. I run a motorcycle shop and play in a band, so finding a good pair that I can wear in the shop, on my bike and on stage is not easy. On top of that, when I find a pair I like, I wear them every single day till they fall apart. I’ve had Levi’s vintage collection 501’s and other fits, and many many other denim brands including other well known selvage denim brands. These Blubaugh Tellason’s are by far, superior. Maybe they’re more like the real Levi’s from many years ago, made in SF, hold up extremely well to daily wear and tear, and look and feel great. Or maybe they sold their soul’s to the devil. Either way, I’ll be ordering more Tellason’s to have on hand to wear the rest of my life. Thanks for being the answer to a 15+ year question; What are the best goddamn jeans in the world, cause that’s what I want.

  • 5

    Posted by Chris on 21st Sep 2022

    This is my second pair of the black blubaughs. Love the look, quality and fit. I will say the black ones fit a little tighter in the waist than the blue ones so I might suggest going up a waist size from the blue for a more comfortable fit out of the box.

  • 5
    Best customer service I’ve ever seen

    Posted by Ethan Mann on 20th Apr 2022

    Incredibly responsive team. They called me immediately when I sent them an email about my order being delayed, Pete was happy to help me out. The jeans are fantastic, love the fit and easily the nicest denim I’ve ever owned.

  • 5
    I wanna be straight

    Posted by Dylan on 5th Jan 2022

    The Blubaugh were my second choice as the first jeans I chose were temporarily out of stock. Pete called to explain the problem and to run through some options. No generic email, an old school phone call. As many others have said Tellason customer care is on another level, rarely have I known such amazing customer care. Oh and the jeans are fantastic too, I’m very pleased my first choice weren’t available, top quality materials and couldn’t be put together better, best pair of straight cut black jeans I’ve owned. Perfect.

  • 2

    Posted by Brock on 2nd Nov 2021

    They're fine. Maybe a little less than fine. Fairly disappointing. I ordered a size that was too small at first, and then returned them for a larger size (the customer service is great. Very fast and responsive. That gets five stars). I have a bigger butt and thighs, and in the bigger size, the jeans fit well in those areas, but are much too big in the waist, so I need to get them taken in. So, be aware of that. This was my main reason for wanting to actually write a review, because if those areas are bigger for you as well, I would guess you'll have the same problem and the jeans won't fit great. Also, I ordered 34 length and they are several inches longer than that. I'll need to get them hemmed now. I did get them during the Labor Day 20 percent off, which is good since having them taken in and hemmed will cost me about what I initially saved. I'm sure the jeans will be good once I do those things, they're just not what I'd hoped.