Topper - Denim - 7.5 oz.

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Work shirt made from rope-dyed 7.5 oz fabric.  Made in San Francisco, Calif. USA      

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My first car was a 1968 VW Bug. It cost me $2,000 in 1981 and it was in perfect condition. I bussed tables to pay for it and waxed that thing so much I am surprised there was any paint left on it. My first surfboard cost me $10 from a garage sale down the street in 1979 and my only regret is that I don't have that South Shore 7' single fin named the "Purple People Eater" anymore.

Tony and I started this Tellason brand with our first and only jean called the John Graham Mellor and a couple of years later, we whipped up our first shirt called the Topper. Twelve years later, we have plenty of great memories in this shirt and have friends around like Matt Clark who has been putting this gem to task building homes around here since our first cut.

There is something to be said about making something for the first time and looking way down the road knowing it was on point and classic enough to not spend one minute trying to "update" to whatever direction the wind is blowing.

With that said, we are stocked and ready to offer up our classic Topper shirt.

Enjoy the ride and thanks for listening,
Tony Patella
Pete Searson


  • 5
    XL fits me

    Posted by David on 7th Jun 2024

    I'm a 43R; 5'10", 185, muscular 56 yr old. I usually prefer XL t-shirts and polos, though some are too roomy, and some Ls occasionally fit nicely without being too snug. This Denin Topper XL is a trim fit athletic cut on me without being tight -- an L would have been too small.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Jun 2024

    Terrific and versatile shirt with impeccable fit. 6'1", 210 lbs. wearing a sz L. Gonna be wearing this sucker a good long while.

  • 5
    The best

    Posted by Joel on 16th May 2024

    I can’t say why I want d a true denim shirt, but now that I own this, I do not want to live without it. This shirt is awesome, and I must say, I look darn good in it too! Great shirt and love the feel of it!

  • 5
    Denim Topper

    Posted by Eric Perryman on 6th May 2024

    I would give this shirt six stars if I could. It is perfectly weighted for summer evenings, the craftsmanship is outstanding, and it feels like running into an old friend. Exceeds expectations for sure! I am 5'8, 205 or so, and bigger in the shoulders and chest. The XL is perfect. Could not be happier and looking forward to something else for the New England fall.

  • 5
    Top Quality!!!

    Posted by Kai L on 4th May 2024

    Amazingly constructed piece! I’m ready to hammer this shirt for Year 3 of the Redline Rally!

  • 5
    Best value of a USA made raw denim shirt on the market

    Posted by Blake on 26th Jan 2024

    The attention to detail is great in this piece. I am very happy with my purchase. The added note from the owner is a nice touch.

  • 5
    Topper Denim Shirt

    Posted by Daniel on 14th Nov 2023

    Fantastic quality and fit. I'm 6'2 210 lbs and the XL fits so well. I considered other similar quality options and all were more expensive than this piece.

  • 5
    Denim Topper

    Posted by Harry Higgins on 16th Aug 2023

    Both the tailored fit and cozy feel work for me. I’m often frustrated by clothes that fail to conform with my slender shape and are made with uncomfortable threads but Tellason seems to have my number and I definitely appreciate finding a clothing line that works well for me. The dopeness is in the details and this timeless top will age with me which I dig!! Sourced locally and awesome customer support will keep bringing me back. Thanks for the assistance with my purchase and my top arrived super fast too! Thxs again, I’ll be back.

  • 5
    Great Fabric, just wish it came in a smaller size!

    Posted by Joe on 15th Aug 2023

    Out of the box, the denim was incredibly soft and comfortable! Nothing less is expected from the Tellason guys. Personally, I wish it was offered in an XS. I'm 6' - 130lbs, and it is a bit loose, but it will make a decent shacket.