2.01.2011

Man-Sized Jeans, ACL x Telason Denim

Big dudes rejoice: the One-man Americana Army, Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean has teamed up with Tellason to create an exclusive pair of denim for those of us who, to quote the immortal Jay-Z, "can't wear skinny jeans cause [our] knots don't fit".

Williams's explains the sizing:
The ACL Fit as it became known...has a slightly higher rise in the front, a higher rise in the back, a bit of a wider leg and runs straight from the knee to the leg opening. It is a true straight leg jean...In the true spirit of America we even made sure to run the jeans up to a size 40 — so man-sized MF’ers don’t feel left out.
Although the photos in the ACL webshop make them look enormous, I've compared the size chart to that of my beloved Epaulet Hoyts and in comparison, the ACL x Telason jeans have a more generous waist, a higher total rise by a little more than 0.5", identical thigh measurements, and about 0.75" larger leg opening. They also have a shorter inseam, between 33 and 34" depending on what size you order.

In the typical ACL fashion, everything is made in America, including the leather patch, supplied by Tanner Goods. Denim is sourced from the seemingly now standard Cone Mills. All the standard accoutrements are there too (five pocket design, button fly, etc.).

They retail for $198 in the ACL Shop (which I suppose is a bit steep for American denim but not much comes close in terms of size aside from a repro pair of LVCs).

3 comments:

  1. I wonder how these compare to APC Rescue?

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  2. Hey there, I'm very happy to have found your blog being that I also have thighs bigger than my head!
    Currently I have a pair of Nudie Jeans in their biggest cut, Sharp Bengt. They are pretty nice if you like the slim look with small leg opening, lately I've found them too narrow at my (also huge) calves, maybe because I've washed them a few times now. I definitely want to try those Tellasons or the Epaulets, keeping on the lookout for not "looking like a top"!
    I hope you keep posting on the site! cheers

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  3. Hey bro... do you keep up with the blog at all? I am in the hunt for 1 awesome pair of $100-$200 raw denim but I run into the same problems you run into (thighs/butt). Most of the stuff you listed is no longer available... is there anything currently out there like your EP Hoyts? There are no high end stores where I live so I can't try anything on... making this process a real pain in the ass! Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

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