I have a long history of loving sailor-style pants. I once set my alarm for 3am to bid on a pair of Citizens of Humanity numbers, having fallen in love with the snappy flap opening in the front. I won the auction, and wore them until I split them open at the butt, which happened on public transportation. Luckily I was wearing a shirt I could tie around my waist. I also
have had three pairs of linen pants in the same style (white, gray and blue, I wore the gray ones to shreds).
So I was thrilled to receive theses Navy Flare specimens you see before you from G-Star. Not only are they sailor-tastic, but they are part of G-Star’s Raw Sustainable line. These particular models are made of organic cotton and according to G-Star, “manufactured using natural processes, minimizing the need for pesticides and other pollutants.” I am bigtime all for that—you can check out G-Star’s site to learn more about their sustainability efforts.
About the fit: I tend to prefer wide leg pants because I have what I like to call “American thighs.” There is nothing small about them, and wide-leg pants are typically more forgiving. Although these do not have stretch and are a tad stiff, there was plenty of room for my gams, I’m pleased to report! Also, thanks to my generous backside, pants often gap at my low back: Too much fabric. But the G-Stars lace up in the back, so you can adjust them accordingly. One curious aspect of the jeans is that they have a sort of dart behind the knee. This looked extremely weird when I held them up. But after putting them on the effect was less dramatic than I expected. The stitching seems to add to the flaring-out at the bottom. Overall, unique, comfy and eco-friendly weekend denim! Thanks to G-Star for sending them over for review.