These premium jeans were built for blue-collar businessman, Uriah Van Zyl
Photography: Luke Kuisis | Styling: Akim Jardine
Whether you need a pair of jeans to work in or something for dressier occasions, the first question you must ask yourself is: will this work with my lifestyle?
For Uriah Van Zyl the answer is the same thing silver screen tough guys like Steve McQueen wore: timeless and traditional straight cut denim that’s tailored without being too tight and versatile enough to work and play in.
When The Way of Us meet Uriah at the Anvl Kraft Workshop he’s fabricating a replica DC3 Dakota airplane wing that will be used as a bar counter. When he’s not here shaping, welding or riveting metal he’s on site running his construction company and then any downtime is spent working on his 1951 BSA motorcycle.
It’s refreshing to meet a man like Uriah, who’s a throwback to simpler times when men got their hands dirty doing the type of work you just can’t do in a pair of trousers. So we put him in a few pairs of our newest G-Star RAW denim and asked him to see how they stood up to his work.