I remember seeing images from the first G-Star RAW NYFW show back in 2008. I didn’t know much about the brand, but the collection was right up my alley: rugged and cool denim free of the arrogance so many designer denim brands exercised. Every model in the show oozed the effortless confidence I look for in clothing, particularly in my denim. Like most of my friends, I want pieces that provide a full spectrum of comfort no matter where I am – from lounging on the couch to grabbing dinner with colleagues.
G-Star RAW has grown exponentially since I first stumbled upon them, but they’ve never lost that cool confidence that instantly attracted me. I was so excited when they reached out a few weeks back to collaborate on a few looks from their current collection.
The collection employs the signature ruggedly raw personality that fans have come to know, but it infuses a new, unfussy sensibility that gives the pieces even more “off-duty” allure. I paired a chunky-knit sweater with a pair of whiskered dark denim for a look that’s perfect for a day of back-to-back meetings. The G-Star RAW pieces mesh effortlessly with some of my other cold-weather favorites like this camel beanie and black leather boots.
For my second look, I paired a denim shirt and navy peacoat with an incredible pair of reconstructed dark denim. This look was ideal for a weekend chill session with friends in a local park. While the pieces are handsome, it is their ability to move that sold me most. Whether I was sitting, jumping, dancing, or running to catch the train (which hilariously happened), these pieces were a perfect side-kick along for the ride.
If you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe this fall with some rad essentials, take a peek around G-Star RAW. They’re raw, rugged, and – best of all – seasonless (so you can wear them year round). Plus, they’ve got this amazing Jeansmatch Maker so you can find your perfect match!
So… how do you wear yours? Tag your G-Star looks on Instagram with the hashtag #tightorwide so I can find them!
Scout Sixteen is a lifestyle blog from Justin Livingston. Justin grew up in Mississippi but relocated to New York City in 2008. On Scout Sixteen, Justin shares his passion in fashion, travel, food and drink, and mental wellness.