Marithe Francois Girbaud Hip Hop Urban Red Shuttle Tape Blue Denim Jeans Shorts 34
This is a pair of vintage size 34 Marithé + François Girbaud "Shuttle" medium wash denim cargo shorts in clean lightly worn pre owned condition. The shorts feature six pockets, four in front and two in back with Girbaud's signature Velcro tape in Red across the thighs. The left side shuttle tape velcro has some "shiny" areas where it appears to have been ironed in the past.
Marithé + François Girbaud was an international clothing company based in France and founded by stylists François Girbaud and Marithé Bachellerie in 1972. They created several brands and were leaders in the modern denim revolution, renowned especially for pioneering the industrialization of the stone washing process, acid wash and other creative methods of distressing denim, baggy trousers and skin-tight jeans. They built a name for themselves in their native France, and by the 1980s they had crossed over to the US. Hip Hop has long had a close relationship with fashion, and as an aspirational, imported brand, Girbaud started getting name-checked in rap records from New York to New Orleans for their innovative fresh and avant-garde designs. In 1998, the company debuted the Shuttle, named for the US space program, which weren't just big, they were huge. It featured a high waist, a baggy fit, and, the Shuttle’s signature feature, velcro straps that cinched the pants in the legs. François Girbaud said the Shuttle was based on a combination of military and space-suit design, and anamorphic art, which distorts images for effect. The baggy, strappy denim was a wardrobe staple across the US and are now the basis for a new trend: repurposed Girbaud jeans and shorts tailored for a slim fit that sell in the $350+ range!
Waist 34 inches
Hip 47 inches
Rise 12 inches
Inseam 14 inches
Leg Opening inches 25 inches