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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A note from Tony & Pete

People ask the question, if you can only listen to one album on a deserted island, what would it be? The answer swings wide, depending on your upbringing but even though you may get the shivers with some of the answers, you still wait for the response, ready to pounce...

Switch an album with a shirt and our answer is clear- take the Topper Denim Shirt with you. It is the first shirt we ever designed. It is the best selling shirt we have ever made. It is the shirt that let us get into the clothing game that involved anything above the waist.

Our original intention was to make this with a heavy dose of workwear with an equal amount of western sensibility. The weight is perfect to us and the fit will not let you down. Tony had the last say about the pockets just before we finished with our pattern maker and he made sure that the pencil holder on the chest pocket favored left handed writers, which I am not.

Either way, righties can reach it well enough so consider this your next shirt.


Tony Patella
Pete Searson



  • 5
    Topper cone denim shirt

    Posted by Simon on 6th Jun 2021

    Great quality material and sewing. Runs small. I am 5'10" and 170 pounds and by no means an XL but that's what I am wearing. That said, I am not a denim obsessive: I wanted to be able to beat the tar out of this shirt and throw it in the washer and dryer like I did growing up with US made 501s. However even with minimal shrinkage due to this being sanforized it fits just right. The large would have been too small. These also seem quite narrow at the points of the shoulders.

  • 5
    Topper Shirt

    Posted by Ben on 5th Jun 2021

    My 6th Tellason piece. Everything has been said about this shirt. It is a great looking and feeling shirt. Not flashy, not fashionable but excellent quality, just enough workwear looking and attention to details. I apologise for the carbon dioxide related to the shipment from San Francisco to a country in Europe. I will continue to be a vegetarian as compensation. I do not mind.

  • 5
    A dam fine overshirt!

    Posted by Tom Hinton on 2nd May 2021

    Well made and light weight, perfect for the workshop or layering! The guys at Tellason have delivered again!

  • 4

    Posted by Davin on 2nd Apr 2021

    I love everything about the shirt (fit, fabric weight, pockets etc), except the length. The front of the shirt is several inches shorter than the back of the shirt. If it was the same length all the way around it would be 5 stars.

  • 5
    The hype is real

    Posted by Gil on 13th Dec 2020

    i have been eyeing this shirt for quite some time now, while being insanely skeptical about the hype that was going on about it in both social media and site reviews. This BF I bit the bullet and got one for myself. Guess what the hype is real. Can everything be perfect in a shirt? yes it can and this is it. Perfect fit, amazing fabric. everything just feels right on this shirt.

  • 5
    9 years and counting!

    Posted by Jorge Rodriguez on 20th Nov 2020

    After regular wear for over 9 years, this is hands down (still) my favorite shirt. It's the one you'll keep reaching for. Perfect year-round weight. Even bought an extra one that's still waiting to be broken in someday. Mine is the old Cone Mills fabric (RIP), but looking forward to the Japanese denim.

  • 5
    Topper Denim Shirt

    Posted by Robert on 8th Nov 2020

    What a gorgeous garment! I foresee wearing it 'til it wears out (which with Tellason stuff will probably be a while) and immediately replacing it with another. And, just the right amount of detail. Thanks from this lefty.

  • 5
    Incredible denim shirt

    Posted by Robert on 1st Nov 2020

    I should just expect this by now but this shirt is sooooo much better in person than the pictures mak e it seem. This shirt has such a nice crip, clean looking denim and great not too tight, not too loose fit. I'm 5"9 and 165...(ish) pounds and this fits great. Seriously this is a must have for any fan of great shirts and denim!

  • 5

    Posted by Wes on 31st Oct 2020

    shirt is amazing. I'm 5'10, 175 lbs, athletic build. the large fits perfectly and was quickly elevated to one my favorites in the closet.