25 prints. Your pick.
    Elwood jeans by G-Star

    The original 3D Denim in 25 daring prints.
    With check, camo and traditional motifs from the world over, each print has been handpicked by Pharrell Williams and layered with references, straight from the G-Star archive.

    Choose yours and express yourself the way you want.

    ALOHA PRINT

    This Aloha print is inspired by the traditional Aloha, or Hawaiian Shirt, and has its roots in Japanese tailoring.

    This Aloha print is inspired by the traditional Aloha, or Hawaiian Shirt, and has its roots in Japanese tailoring. In the early 20th century, a Japanese immigrant named Miyamoto began making shirts for locals from kimono fabric with bamboo and floral prints. These became a popular tourist souvenir and made their way back to the US mainland and into mainstream culture.

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    When in doubt, add denim. Raw or roughed up, a classic indigo piece will perfectly balance this attention-grabbing style.

    DAZZLE CAMOUFLAGE PRINT

    This Dazzle camouflage print is inspired from a type of camouflage used to conceal naval ships during the First World War.

    This Dazzle camouflage print is inspired from a type of camouflage used to conceal naval ships during the First World War. While traditional types of camouflage are designed to conceal, naval camouflage was created to make it difficult to estimate a target’s range, speed and heading. During the war, each ship had its own particular dazzle pattern.

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    Keep it simple with a few all-black basics. From relaxed tees to more structured shapes, they’re the perfect canvas for a splash of pattern.

    SAKURA PRINT

    The Sakura print is inspired by the traditional Japanese kimono used for formal occasions.

    The Sakura print is inspired by the traditional Japanese kimono used for formal occasions. Kimonos feature patterns inspired by cultural motifs often related directly with the season of use. The Sakura, or cherry blossom, for example, would be worn in spring.

    ALPENFLAGE CAMOUFLAGE PRINT

    Camouflage is part of the art of deception and is used to conceal your presence or position.

    Camouflage is part of the art of deception and is used to conceal your presence or position. This Alpenflage Camouflage print is inspired from a range of camouflages used in the high mountains of Central and Western Europe, nicknamed Alpenflage camouflage. Contrary to initial perception, its bright pattern proved especially effective in alpine terrains and urban environments.

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    The best way to wear wild patterns well? Dress them down with a dose of denim and a simple white tee.

    ROYAL TARTAN PRINT

    The Tartan originates in Scotland, where each area or community employed a weaver who made a tartan design just for that group.

    The Tartan originates in Scotland, where each area or community employed a weaver who made a tartan design just for that group, henceforth called a District Tartan. This Royal Tartan print is inspired by the tartan originally worn by the royal House of Stewart, today the personal tartan of Queen Elizabeth II.

    CHENNAI PLAID PRINT

    This Chennai Plaid print is inspired by the Indian fabric Madras – originating from the city of Madras – now called Chennai.

    This Chennai Plaid print is inspired by the Indian fabric Madras – originating from the city of Madras – now called Chennai. Primarily worn by the common class in India, the Madras fabric earned its place in American culture in the 1930’s as a symbol of affluence, as it became a popular tourist souvenir for individuals who could afford vacations during the Great Depression.

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    Draw out the different shades of blue with plain separates in similar colors: from crisp, clean denim to indigo-hued suede.

    CHEF’S CHECK PRINT

    The Chef’s Check print is inspired by the traditional chef’s uniform originating in France in the mid-nineteenth century.

    The Chef’s Check print is inspired by the traditional chef’s uniform originating in France in the mid 19th century, consisting of a toque blanche (French for “white hat”), a white double-breasted jacket, and a checked pant. The checked or houndstooth pattern on the pant was used to conceal stains and spills in order to maintain a clean appearance while on the job.

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    With its monochromatic palette and graphic pattern, this print is sure to make a statement. Keep it the focal point of your outfit with these pared-back pieces.

    TIGERSTRIPE CAMOUFLAGE PRINT

    Originally developed to deceive and disguise, camouflage provides perfect concealment from visual detection.

    Camouflage is part of the art of deception, and is used to conceal your presence or position. This Tigerstripe Camouflage print is inspired by a group of patterns first used in dense jungle environments in South East Asia. It was originally referred to as Tigerstripe due to its striking resemblance to a tiger’s stripe.

    AFRICAN PRINT

    The African print started from a pattern called Batik, first developed in Indonesia and created from a technique called wax-resist dying.

    The African print started from pattern called Batik, first developed in Indonesia. Batik is created from a technique called wax-resist dying. Batik made its way to Africa from Indonesia in the 19th century where it was used by the native women to depict images, people or sayings, as a means of nonverbal communication.

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    The season’s prints are all about adventure, so don’t shy away from throwing on a striking pattern or two.

    THAI SILK PRINT

    This Thai Silk print is inspired from Thai silk manufacturing, a process originally founded over 3 thousand years ago in South East Asia.

    This Thai Silk print is inspired from Thai silk manufacturing, a process originally founded over 3 thousand years ago in South East Asia. Thai-produced silk was never very popular in Thailand. It was worn only by the makers themselves, but earned large popularity in the US and Britain post World War II when an American entrepreneur combined the silk fabric with Thai-inspired patterns and began marketing the product abroad.

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    Give the Thai Silk print a twist, pairing it with some sharp, all-black separates – from skinnies to sneakers.

    JIGSAW CAMOUFLAGE PRINT

    The Jigsaw Camouflage print is inspired from a pattern used to provide concealment in heavily vegetated environments.

    Camouflage is part of the art of deception and is used to conceal your presence or position. This Camouflage print is inspired from a pattern used in heavily vegetated environments, nicknamed the Jigsaw Camouflage. It has earned its name from its resemblance to the multi-colored pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.

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    Double up on the camouflage – we dare you. Still in doubt? A simple white tee is always a fail-safe choice.

    REGIMENTAL STRIPE PRINT

    The Regimental Stripe print is inspired from the regimental colors worn by British soldiers in World War I.

    The Regimental Stripe print is inspired from the regimental colors worn by British soldiers in World War I. After the war, returning soldiers would wear their regiment’s colors, or regimentals, on their neckties. The British Rifle Brigades were known at the time to have the most unique and diverse of all regimental ties.

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    Whatever the question, denim is the answer. A jean jacket is one of our most reliable options. Grab yours right here.

    PINSTRIPE PRINT

    This Pinstripe print is inspired by the pinstriped suits originally worn as bank uniforms in England in the late 19th century.

    This Pinstripe print is inspired by the pinstriped suits originally worn as bank uniforms in England in the late 19th century. At that time, each bank used a slightly different stripe to identify its employees. The suits became popular in American mainstream culture in the 1920’s and 1930’s when they were adopted by gangsters, jazz musicians and speakeasies during the Prohibition era.

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    Dial down the formality of the Pinstripe print with some sports-inspired staples – athletic silhouettes and technical details after the click.

    BLAZE ORANGE CAMOUFLAGE PRINT

    The Blaze Orange Camouflage print is inspired from the world of Hunting Camouflage, where every pattern is designed for one very specific background.

    The Blaze Orange Camouflage print is inspired from the world of Hunting Camouflage, where every pattern is designed for one very specific background. The blaze orange is used in hunting environments for safety purposes and does not deter the hunter, as deer and other wildlife are colorblind, while humans can still see orange.

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    Dress down this statement print with all-white t-shirts and trainers: crisp, classic and refreshingly simple.

    HICKORY STRIPE PRINT

    This Hickory Stripe print is inspired by a type of heavyweight, dark blue seersucker used in the nineteenth century.

    This Hickory Stripe print is inspired by a type of heavyweight, dark blue seersucker used in the 19th century to make overalls, work jackets and caps for first train engineers and late employees of oil companies. Known to keep the wearer cool in hot environments (like the inside of a steam locomotive), as well as to conceal coal and oil stains, this seersucker also became popular among American college students in the 1920’s.

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    The Hickory Stripe will seamlessly integrate within a variety of outfits. Try yours with a black bomber jacket and a white tee underneath.

    PRINCE OF WALES CHECK PRINT

    The Prince of Wales check is the general nickname for these kinds of tweed patterns, traditionally worn by the British nobility for countryside excursions.

    The Prince of Wales check is the general nickname for these kind of tweed patterns, traditionally worn by the British nobility for countryside excursions. The colors of the yarns also function as a camouflage, making this tweed useful for hunting jackets. This particular check was inspired on the original, commissioned by King Edward VII.

    TOILE DE JOUY PRINT

    This Toile de Jouy print earned its name “cloth from Jouy-en-Josas” in the late 18th century, as reference to a southwest suburb of Paris.

    This Toile de Jouy print earned its name “cloth from Jouy-en-Josas” in the late 18th century, as reference to a southwest suburb of Paris. Often depicting a complex pastoral theme as a repeated pattern on a white background, Toile de Jouy prints were originally produced in Ireland and became a popular style in both France and Great Britain at the time of their creation.

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    The trick to pulling off mixed prints? Balance things out with a pristine white pair of shoes, our favorite picks ahead.

    PRISON STRIPE PRINT

    This black and white Prison Stripe print originated in New York prison systems in the 1820’s.

    This Prison Stripe print originated in New York prison systems in the 1820’s. The black and white stripes are meant to offset the vertical prison bars, as well as to insure that escaped prisoners would be immediately recognizable in public. The pattern was slowly phased out of use in the mid 20th century.

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    Definitely one of our more daring options, this print is bound to get you noticed. Break it down with all-white basics for maximum effect.

    MAYAN GLYPHS PRINT

    This Mayan Glyphs print is inspired by the Mayan textile weavings created in Southern Mexico and Central America.

    This Mayan Glyphs print is inspired by the Mayan textile weavings created in Southern Mexico and Central America. These weavings use Mayan hieroglyphics dating from 3rd century BCE as decorative patterns and symbols with meanings ranging from the origin, class and status of the individual wearer, to stories of good and evil or fertility and agriculture.

    WABASH STRIPE PRINT

    This Wabash Stripe print is inspired by the Wabash fabric with a workwear pattern used by the US railroads workforce in the 1800’s and 1900’s.

    This Wabash Stripe print is inspired by the Wabash fabric with a workwear pattern used heavily by the US railroads workforce in the 1800’s and 1900’s. The Wabash was often created using a process known as discharge printing, where the fabric was dyed and the pattern bleached into the fabric.

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    At once classic and quirky, the Wabash print works well with an all-white outfit: from sweats to sneakers (and plenty in between).

    CHINOISERIE PRINT

    This Chinoiserie print is based on patterns traditionally used on Chinese-inspired ceramics and fine housewares.

    This Chinoiserie print is inspired by patterns traditionally used on Chinese-inspired ceramics and fine housewares. Typically made in white and blue and featuring several pastoral motifs including the Willow bird, the patterns became popular in 18th century England when ceramic artists adapted motifs taken from hand-printed Chinese wares imported into the country at the time.

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    Let the print take center stage by adding a dose of pared-down denim and a pair of white boots or sneakers.

    SHEPHERD'S CHECK PRINT

    This Shepherd’s Check print is inspired by the traditional Shepherd’s Plaid pattern.

    This Shepherd’s Check print is inspired by the traditional Shepherd’s Plaid pattern. Consisting of white and another dyed color, it was originally used by shepherds tending to their sheep in the boarder regions of Scotland. Today it is known as the Shepherd family tartan – a part the official dress of the Duke of Northumberland's piper.

    WOODLAND CAMOUFLAGE PRINT

    Camouflage is part of the art of deception and is used to conceal your presence or position.

    Camouflage is part of the art of deception and is used to conceal your presence or position. This Woodland Camouflage print is inspired from a pattern used in forested environments. In service since the 1960’s, this pattern has multiple variations across different parts of the world and is one of the most versatile camos in use today.

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    We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: there’s no such thing as too much denim. Discover our edit of indigo essentials now.

    PERSIAN GEOMETRIC PRINT

    This Persian Geometric print is inspired by centuries of Islamic art, which avoids figurative images and instead utilizes geometric patterns.

    This Persian Geometric print is inspired by centuries of Islamic art which avoids figurative images and instead utilizes geometric patterns ranging from simple squares and circles, to complex and intricate multi-pointed star shapes. These patterns have been used across art, architecture, ceramics and other types of handcrafts.

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    With the geometric shapes making a strong statement, this print is perfect for a denim-based look. Shop our picks here.

    FLEUR DE LYS PRINT

    This Fleur-de-Lys print is inspired by the symbol of a lily that has been associated with the French monarchy for centuries and the French nation as a whole today.

    This Fleur-de-Lys print is inspired by the symbol of a lily that has been associated with the French monarchy for centuries and the French nation as a whole today. Traditionally, its three petals represent the three medieval European social classes: “those who worked”, “those who fought”, and “those who prayed.”

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    The Fleur de Lys print is made to be worn with denim and these perfectly aged pieces should do the trick.
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