This weeks review is on the G-Star 5620 Super Skinny 7/8 Comfort Piedra Denim jeans in Aged. If you remember my G-Star Spring/Summer 2012 picks post that I did a little while ago, you will remember that these were my favourite pair from the selection. I was very happy when G-Star said they would send them over to review!
It’s actually been a while since I reviewed anything from the brand, I think the last pair I did was the Fender in a coated black. So it’s a nice change to try the brand out again. One thing I will say about G-Star is that they always get their fits so right! I find their jeans are literally tailored to perfection, but in a different way to most. They seem to use thicker denim, so their jeans are definitely more structured, but at the same time they have the fit down to an art form, so combining the fit with the thicker denim really makes them amazingly fitted. It’s nice to wear a pair of jeans that fill so well instead of jeggings. I adore jeggings and live in them most of the time due to the comfort factor, but this particular pair, I’m so happy about wearing.
Originally what drew me to these jeans was the grey wash. I’m a big fan of grey jeans and I don’t actually own that many of them unfortunately, but I thought it was very pretty. Grey is one of those jeans washes that either looks really nice, or really bad, I find there is no in between. This pair has fading in all the right areas to make them flattering (specifically around the knees and butt) and it’s a grey that has a depth to it. It’s not just a flat looking shade. The only parts of the wash I am not fond of are the 2 lighter areas up by the hips at the front. I feel like those throw them off a little bit and make my thighs look larger than they are.
I’m pretty sure you can see from the photos that the jeans are a really good fit though. The inseam is the perfect length and since it has a ankle zipper, that’s something that has to be right otherwise the zipper bunches up and looks a bit funny. The back pocket placement is really good, they are so flattering on the butt. They fit me skinny all the way down to the ankles and they have quite a low rise which is something I prefer in my jeans as it’s more suited to my shape than higher rises are.
The only issue I found with them was that my knees were a little higher (only a bit) than the moto stitching, they fit in the moto stitched area, but you can see in the photos that it’s not quite central, but again this is something that will vary with every person. Since the inseam is the correct length on me, I probably don’t have the same thigh to calf ratio as the fit model or since these are called 7/8, they are supposed to be cropped and my legs are not long enough. I prefer them full length though!
Another thing which I was happy about with these jeans was the fact that they are not heavily branded. Usually G-Star are known for having their tags and big patches quite heavily positioned on the jeans, but these are about as minimal as you can get from the brand. I love that about them because I am really not one for over branding. As for sizing, I took a size 27 in these which is my usual size in most brands and they fit fine. The waist area is quite tight and a little stiff, but that’s nothing that some wet denim stretching wont fix.
Overall, I really really like these jeans and they would be perfect if I could make those 2 minor adjustments I spoke about. You can buy these jeans online at the G-Star website here for £109, but they don’t look like they do on their website, they look like my photos, I think their contrast is heavily done.
On April 18th, 2012 G-Star RAW and Vitra launched the next Prouvé RAW furniture collection which includes a new iconic chair, Anthony, at Salone del Mobile, Milan. The Prouvé RAW collection is a respectful reinterpretation of furniture pieces originally designed by French modernist Jean Prouvé.
The Anthony chair was one of Prouvé’s last designs, combining an unconventional structure with a dynamic shape. Like the existing Prouvé RAW designs, the new interpretation of the Antony embraces quality, functionality, innovation, pure aesthetics and subtle design.
The original collection, launched at Art Basel in June 2011, featured 17 classic designs, of which 9 are being sold in a numbered edition. To follow up on the success of the Prouvé RAW designs in both the media and retail environment, also two additional designs have been made available to buy; Fauteuil de Salon and Compas Direction.
The iconic designs of Jean Prouvé have always been an inspiration to the G-Star team. Already for many years, some of his designs and original pieces have been present in several G-Star offices and showrooms. His focus on balance, logic and use of pure and raw materials, mirrors G-Star’s own product-approach. What do you think of the furniture collection?
Joe Manganiello was spotted with his girlfriend after getting some lemonade during Week 2 of Coachella in Indio, California. He wore a pair of G-Star Halo Rovic Art Loose 1/2 Shorts in Camo. Joe seems to be quite a fan of G-Star. He has been spotted in them quite a few times. I do think the jeans fit him very well every time we see him wear them out.
Going by the photos of the lack of clothing, Week 2 must be burning hot. The weather was a huge difference from the cold weather of Week 1. Did any of you readers attend both weeks? Which one did you prefer? You can click here to purchase G-Star from SSENSE.
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Here is a preview of what’s to come from the new Autumn/Winter 2012 collection from G-Star Raw. I have 3 photos from the official press day (bottom 3 in the gallery) and my own photos which I took from the PR companies showroom. I didn’t photo the entire collection as it was huge, so I took a mix of women’s and men’s pieces which stood out the most from the denim collection and avoided most of the classic blues so I could show you something new from the brand instead.
They definitely went for Autumn/Fall appropriate colours with the dark oranges, browns, creams and red tones. They also had some motor cycle inspired jeans which are a lot different to the usual moto fashion jeans. This new take on the trend means that you can actually ride a motor cycle in them. They have reinforcements around the knees and they are more flexible for movement while riding. I thought they were pretty cool! They are the dark blue (almost raw looking) pair of jeans towards the right in the photos. I also liked the men’s denim jacket, it had some nice whiskering and fading.
Overall I think they have some great pieces. The women’s selection seems more subtle as well, it’s not as heavily branded as I have seen in the past. They have gone for more simplicity instead. I’ve also included some denim accessories which I thought were really interesting! What do you think of the new Autumn/Winter 2012 collection from G-Star?
Images courtesy of G-Star & DenimBlog.com.