Hello again everyone,
Let me start by saying that [search]G-Star[/search] Raw holds a special place in my heart, and in my closet. The first pair of premium or designer jeans I ever purchased were the G-Star 3301 Boot cut jeans from a little shop in New York City. So when I found out that I would be able to review the new G-Star Raw Type C 3D Loose Tapered jeans, I anxiously waited for their arrival.
When I think of G-Star certain words always come to mind: fashion forward, unique and downright cool. The brand always seems to push the envelope when it comes to denim and is never afraid to take risks when it comes to style. This is clearly shown with the Type C denim. The Type C product line, originally referred to as Charlie, was inspired by the easily recognized and memorable style of Charlie Chaplin. Combined with the signature 3D construction, G-Star once again sets itself apart in the world of denim. The idea behind the 3D construction comes from the notion that jeans should fit with the contours of your legs and hips – molding itself to your shape. You can clearly see the results of this unique approach when you hold up a pair of G-Star jeans and observe the arc effect or bow-legged silhouette. In addition to the construction, G-Star takes a special approach to the dyeing process resulting in washes that are as original as their fits.
So enough history and concept, let’s talk about how these Type C jeans actually fit and feel. Now I have no shame in admitting that I am a skinny and slim fit kind of guy. So I was nervous on how I would take to the Loose Tapered fit of the Type C denim. You may have noticed one style emerging within women’s denim – the boyfriend fit. The idea is self explanatory, a fit that makes it seems like a woman is wearing a pair of her boyfriend’s jeans. This typically results in a looser leg but still fitted in the right places for a casual but cool vibe. Gentlemen, the G-Star Type C Loose Tapered jean is our “boyfriend” fit.
Allow me to clarify. Two distinguishing characteristics of the Type C is the drop crotch and the dramatic tapering of the legs. Together this creates a pair of denim that is simply cool. I wish I could be more eloquent but once you put a pair of these bad boys on that is how you feel and that is how you look. Now don’t get me wrong, these are not going to be your go-to-work jeans or even the pair you reach for when going to a nice dinner, but when you want to up your style and surprise people, the Type C will do it. The drop crotch is exaggerated but not sloppy, and the tapered part of the leg starts immediately at the knee. This creates a look that is casual with a bit of attitude. We all live an active lifestyle but that can often mean different things. If you are running errands on the weekend, chasing your kids around the park or helping friends move, we often think that we can’t wear a pair of good jeans. The Type C jeans are proof that you no longer have to sacrifice style for comfort.
Bottom Line: The G-Star Type C 3D Loose Tapered fit is perfect for those days when you want to be comfortable but still want to keep up your style cred. This will also work for guys who want to try their hand at a slimmer style but don’t want to dive into the deep end, call it a transition jean. When choosing your size, stay true so the unique construction can be showcased. The drop crotch keeps things comfortable and the tapered legs makes them easy to pair with tall boots or high top sneakers. In the spring and summer, roll the ankles and pair with boat shoes, saddle shoes or loafers to follow G-Star in expressing your originality and setting your style apart.
Until the next pair,
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