The Blubaugh- Mid Rise Slim Straight Selvedge Jeans- 12.5 oz.

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Todd Blubaugh has been a close friend of ours for 11 years.  He lives an extraordinary life and has a clear vision about the gear that helps him during his travels.  We let Todd create this new jean from top to bottom.  It has a mid-rise slim straight fit. Cut and sewn in San Francisco, Calif. USA.  Check out Todd's book.  


A note from Tony & Pete

Occasionally, you meet the following types of people:

Candlestick Maker
Stunt Flyer

Our friend Todd Blubaugh checks a few of these boxes. The friendship began with Tony flying up to Seattle (year two for us) to do a promotion at Blackbird (RIP). They were one of the first five shops we sold to when we started. Tony ran a contest and was going to give a free pair for the person who brought in their most hammered pair of Tellason jeans. Todd arrived early and the contest was over. His pair was still one of the best old jeans we have seen. From there, our friendship grew.

Christmas 2014, Todd was passing through on his bike. We were neck deep in turkey etc... and an hour later, we hear the thump of his motor working its way up the hill. Once inside, Todd took over one of the four burners at the stove to melt down some bees wax to re-wax his jacket for the next day's wet ride north. Now, remember this is Christmas dinner here and burners are a hot commodity. My wife somehow reworked the timing of the whole dinner since that bees wax took about an hour to melt down. My youngest was fascinated with Todd's old world efforts and dinner came out just fine...

Back to jeans- we were ready for a new fit so we passed Todd the baton and gave him 100% freedom to create a jean based on exactly what his life on a bike is all about. The mid-rise keeps the draft down the bunz in check and the slightly slimmer straight leg is neither tight nor loose which allows for a little mobility without the leg panels flapping in the wind at +60 m.p.h. The leg opening derived from what Todd believes to be the perfect circumference around his Red Wing Engineer boot.

Tony Patella
Pete Searson


  • 5

    Posted by John S. on 19th Mar 2024

    I came to Tellason after continually blowing out seams and pockets of a major brand, and wearing them down paper thin after only a few months from the purchase date. And I'm skinny and tall, so there are not a whole lot of brand options for me. Not anymore! Pete and Tony have been fantastic helping me find the right fit. These pants are bombproof, and look good to boot! I am looking forward to breaking these in, and wearing them hard.

  • 5
    The Blubaugh- Mid Rise Slim Straight Selvedge Jeans- 12.5 oz.

    Posted by Russell Wood on 13th Feb 2024

    These jeans are perfection. My favorite fit -- and I own and like the Elgin and Gustave. The Blubaugh gives a looser fit and profile from the knee down, which feels great and looks both classic and contemporary.