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
    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.

  • 5
    Topper Denim button-up

    Posted by Paul Abell on 12th Aug 2023

    The fellas have done it again! Another outstanding addition to my growing collection of Tellason clothing. The quality and cut are beyond compare. I bought the XL and at 6' tall and 207 lbs, it fits like a glove. I love it and look forward to wearing it out as it will be worn often!

  • 5
    Denim Topper (Cone Mills!)

    Posted by Random Dude on 8th Aug 2023

    I have several Tellason shirts: 1988, W10 and Clampdown, this is my first Topper. Like others, I waited on the denim shirt, dunno why. This shirt rocks! The denim is lightweight and warm. Great indigo color. A pleasant surprise to see a Cone Mills tag, thanks Pete and Tony! I received one of the last of the old guard. The fit is similar to the Clampdown (fitted/slim). Me: 5'10" 160lb, size medium fits perfect. I look forward to wearing this shirt as it ages.

  • 5
    Perfect denim shirt

    Posted by Brandon Doran on 3rd Aug 2023

    I've contemplated a Denim Topper shirt for a few years but always talked myself out of it, thinking I didn't need any more denim shirts. I'm glad I finally pulled the trigger. All those other denim shirts pale in comparison. I expect to be wearing this one a lot and looking forward to seeing how it ages. Quality is top notch as usual Tellason. As is the fit. At 5'10" and about 150lbs, size Medium is perfect for me.

  • 5
    Topper Denim

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Jul 2023

    Another quality Tellason garment for my closet! I am learning Tellason garment's are fitted, so if you like a loose fit, you need to size up. I am 5'9'' and 175. I am usually between a medium and large on shirts. I bought a large and at first I thought it might be a tad small but an XL would be too big. I am just not use to a shirt this tailored to fit!

  • 5
    Denim Topper

    Posted by Carolyn Macartney on 17th Jun 2023

    The best thing about the shirt is the sturdy yet lightweight denim fabric, I love it! It fits me well, is very well made and is comfortable and practical. I'll get years of use out of it and look stylish at the same time. I am female, 5'6", slender, size S fits me great.