While in the area I took advantage of the opportunity to drop by the G-Star RAW store on Shorts Garden, only a couple of streets from the Paul Smith store that stocked the Reissued Shirts last year.
The G-Star RAW store is the largest retail outlet for their clothing, so the perfect place to look and make some face-to-face enquiries.
I spoke with the manager, who was very helpful and up for the challenge of working out what I was trying to find.
He did explain though, the day I walked in was official the start of their summer season, and of 25 variations of jeans in stock, 23 were discontinued!
Now, it is pretty clear that their Blade style of jeans are definitely the right cut, what is less clear is exactly which fabric is used to make them.
After explaining the style - Blade - and the fabric type - black waxed - he seemed to understand what I was referring to. Another term I had heard - 3-D aged - nailed it for him and he dug out their bible of clothes and styles. He pointed at the type and the fabric option.
‘That’s it’, I said, ‘Do you have them?’ ‘No’, he said, ‘but they could be ordered, if stock was available’.
He checked and they had my size so I placed an order.
Anyway, a few days later he called me to let me know the jeans were in and I returned to pick them up.
I now have three pairs of these Blade jeans, each in a different fabric finish - each a bit closer to the screen-used ones.
Crushed Black from very.co.uk
Spark Denim: 3-D Aged via eBay
Slate Denim from G-Star RAW store
If you have found a pair of Blade Jeans in the right colour with decals other than white, let me know and I can add it to the list.