Tattooed, trendy and Taiwanese, in the first of our series focussing on the most stylish chaps around the world, we’re showcasing the inimitable looks of street style extraordinaire, Ivan Chang. Explore our favourite looks below and shop the Topman alternatives.
How would you describe your style?
'I’m very fond of British street style with slim lines. I’ll try to mix modern and vintage items to create my own personal style'
Who is your style icon?
'Hedi Slimane, the creative director of Saint Laurent. I’m into skinny fits because of him.'
What’s your favourite current trend?
'Actually I don’t focus on what the trends are popular now. The things I wear focus on what I like personally, not because of trends.'
From Baz Luhrmann ‘90s Romeo to Elvis Presley to Magnum P.I., all the icons love a Hawaiian shirt and Ivan’s no different. The shirt says it all, so all you need is a pair of skinny jeans and a white tee to top it off.
Making tailored shorts look cool isn’t easy, but Ivan’s combo of a light wash denim jacket and straw fedora clashes edgy indie styling with a dapper Riviera aesthetic.
When things start to heat up but you still want to dress smart, take note from this shot and ditch the socks and the shirt for a laid-back approach to summer tailoring.
Ivan’s love of British style shines through in this Liberty-esque print. This type of shirt can be worn for smart occasions with a tie, or dressed down with a roll of the sleeves.
Don’t be afraid to make a statement with your graphic prints when the sun finally makes an appearance. Take a leaf out of Ivan’s book and incorporate retro cartoon prints into your holiday attire.