Haven't done one of these in a while so here goes! Giamatshop package arrived yesterday with the usual excitement and what I was really looking forward to was the first Tepphar Blue Eyecon. Any of the older members will remember I have quite the soft spot for Blue Eyecons up until recently. So I'll take that pair first.
Ok on first inspection, I'll have to concede that while they are quite nice, are they really Blue Eyecons? The wash is deep, bright indigo and the contrast fading is a little bright for my taste. They remind me of 74Y or 75G. The rip and repair details are nice. Even the crotch blowouts have been repaired with skill and are barely noticeable. Also they are repaired with real denim patches. What sets them apart is the denim itself. They are heavy! Overall weight I mean. The construction of the stretch material is pretty tight and its like they were originally quite thick and rigid but was given a good enzyme wash to optimize the soft hand feel. The only trade off would be that I'd say they stretch while wearing but the tightness of the weave would allow the denim the regain its shape after wearing.
In summary, these have a good weight and great for autumn and they are sooooooo comfortable with a great fit but the downside is the high contrast fading which would make them a little hard to pair stuff with. I'm gonna keep it plain with these, avoiding checks, prints and statement pieces. Also, its my opinion that these are not worth Diesel prices but the giamatshop discount offers appropriate value.
I've been excited at the prospect of grey joggs since I saw the press release. Been really digging the joggs lately. Better fit than regular Thavar with a slimmer leg and smaller leg opening. And I've found it so hard to find a nice grey wash since 886B, which unfortunately let itself down by being absolutely crap quality! But these are not the beautiful washed black to grey that the 886B had. These would be closer to 807D, 8QP or 887Q. Light grey coloured wash. plain, no detailing apart from some fading. Tight fit similar to 825I. The type of material is more like the more recent, generic joggs that have come out. Quite unlike the more expensive ones like 604N or 603M. Either way, these are extremely comfortable and versatile pair and I will get great wear out of them. Just like the 835L, these are not worth the Diesel price tag but Giamatshops prices are more appropriate for these pairs.
Anyway, I'm gonna keep both pairs as they are worth it. Hope you enjoyed the review. Its a bit word-y but I am a motor mouth! Let me know what you think!