Fashion, Style

Meet Our Denim Ambassadors (And Steal Their Looks)

To celebrate our latest denim campaign we’ve recruited some of the most influential menswear writers and bloggers (plus a professional skater) from around the world to show you how they wear their denim and why the iconic fabric has never been more important.

SHOP ALL JEANS

Can you introduce yourself and tell us what you do?

I’m Carl Jakob and I write about fashion and other shrinking forms of life for dandydiary.de, a website I run with my friend David. I live in Berlin with my beautiful girlfriend Gia. I like my friends, cities, beers, reading, kickboxing and apples.

Describe your perfect pair of jeans and how you would style them.

It should fit your waist and be one number too short in length. Always wear a belt.

What’s your opinion on double denim?

That’s an absolute go. Now more than ever.

Who is your denim icon?

Brando.

Which subculture wears jeans the best and why? Punk, indie, metal, hooligans etc.?

Though the skinheads did a pretty good job and the punks were quite good in creative destruction, I think bikers wear them best. It´s a crucial part of their look and they have to sit on it for hours. A bad choice in jeans wouldn’t only hurt aesthetically.

White jeans or black jeans – and why?

Both. The sweet is never sweet without the sour.

What’s your favourite thing about Topman denim?

The speed in adapting new trends and silhouettes.


Can you introduce yourself and tell us what you do?

Hi I’m Isaac Hindin Miller, I’m an expat New Zealander, I moved to New York as a fashion journalist — writing for the New York Times, GQ, Esquire, style.com, The Business of Fashion etc — but it was too hard to pay NYC rent on a freelance writer’s wages, so I made the switch to DJing and Instagramming a few years ago and never looked back.

Describe your perfect pair of jeans and how you would style them.

My two favourite pairs of jeans are 90s style stonewash blue jeans — I love to wear them with a white tee and red jacket; and a faded out black jeans that you’ve been wearing forever — I like them with anything from a leather jacket to a hoodie and oversized puffer, with black leather combat boots.

What’s your opinion on double denim?

I do double denim at least once a week in the warmer months — faded out black jeans with a beat up black denim jacket.

Who is your denim icon?

Keanu Reeves in Point Break.

Which subculture wears jeans the best and why?

Skateboarders — everything they wear has to be functional but they manage to make it look so good in the process. Those guys have been driving trends in fashion for 30+ years.

White jeans or black jeans – and why?

White jeans in summer, black in winter. I’m obsessed with white jeans I wear them constantly when it’s hot. But you can’t be precious about keeping them pristine. Embrace the grime!

What’s your favourite thing about Topman denim?

They make the coolest denim overalls that allow me to live out my 90s Kriss Kross style fantasy.

We might regret asking you this, but what’s the worst thing you’ve done in denim?

When I was 17 my friend and I decided to see how fast I could go on my skateboard, so he towed me behind his motorbike, got up to like 40 miles per hour, I got speed wobbles, the board flipped and I hit the concrete and slid so hard that I not only broke three bones but the right leg of my jeans had a 10” hole that was literally burned out by the slide. Don’t try that at home. Way less fun than it sounds.

What would you wear on a first date?

Jeans! I’m a big fan of white on white, so maybe white jeans, a white tee, a white hoodie, and Air Force Ones or One Stars.


Can you introduce yourself and tell us what you do?

Hi, I’m Ben Nordberg and I’m a British skateboarder living in LA.

Describe your perfect pair of jeans and how you would style them.

I almost always wear a black or grey skinny fit. I like them a little worn-in, usually with the rips I end up getting from skating and I always cuff the hem up a few times.  

What’s your opinion on double denim?

In all honesty, it’s not a look I feel I can pull off personally, but I’ve definitely seen it done well. I generally like to layer different textures – I find a denim jacket a little bit too heavy in the LA heat. I’m currently in New York right now where it isn’t so warm though and I have a great denim jacket I picked up from Topman which will give me the chance to try out double denim actually – let’s see how it goes.

Who is your denim icon?

I don’t have a core denim icon as such, but my friend, the late skateboarder Dylan Rieder, had the coolest and most authentic style with whatever he wore. He was always true to himself – I miss him a lot.

Which subculture wears jeans the best and why?

Denim is an essential staple for so many people, but I really dig the style of iconic rock stars such as Bowie – they wore whatever they wanted – styles that were so out there and there were no apprehensions about what other people would have thought. I guess it always goes back to being genuine to who you are.

White jeans or black jeans – and why?

Definitely black, white jeans don’t really work for skating as you spend a lot of time on the floor falling over. Well…I do anyway.

What’s your favourite thing about Topman denim?

I wear it all the time, especially because I like quite a skinny fit – not too skinny though – and there’s one pair which are the perfect cut for me. A major plus is that the jeans have a little added stretch, which is ideal for when I’m skating.

We might regret asking you this, but what’s the worst thing you’ve done in denim?

Robbed a bank once disguised in triple denim, but don’t tell anyone.


Can you introduce yourself and tell us what you do? 

My name is Sam Way. I’ve been writing songs, wrestling with words, putting poems to guitar licks, making my inner process public and playing live in venues across the UK on my acoustic guitar for about 5 years now.

Describe your perfect pair of jeans and how you would style them

I live in a pair of slim fit black denim jeans, perfect for their versatility. I’m currently wearing mine with bold trainers, a thermal grey sports  hoodie and my favourite gun-metal grey trench.

What’s your opinion on double denim?

Do it. It’s a bold look, and I often double up on stage.

Who is your denim icon?

Elvis wore double denim with such style. But It’s the roughness that comes with some of Steve McQueen’s denim looks that really makes me want to get out there on the open road with my guitar in the boot and go make some memories on tour.

Which subculture wears jeans the best and why?

What I find interesting I guess about this question, and this is the first time I’ve really thought of it, is how kind of essential Denim is to each subculture. It’s a tough one. I love the aspect of personalisation that comes with punk denim, as much as I do the cleaner lines and sharpness of the mod/ indie denim look.


the best men’s denim? I’ve teamed up with @topman to run you through their new denim collection, see the whole video over on my YouTube channel (link in my bio) #ootd AD

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Can you introduce yourself?

I’m Joel AKA Gallucks – Menswear Fashion Blogger and YouTuber living in London.

How would you describe your style in three words? Dark, Oversized and Comfy.

What’s your earliest memory of denim? Skinny Jeans from when I was 15/16 and living on MySpace…

What is it about jeans that makes them such a go-to piece?

They’re so easy to wear, they go with everything and there’s so many options when it comes to denim.

Who are your denim style icons?

I think Vetements really changed the denim game in the past couple of years, they gave it the refresh it needed.

What’s your favourite denim decade?

Now! I’m experimenting with denim like I’ve never done before – cropped, distressed, side stripes etc.

What do you love about Topman denim?

I love how reliable and affordable it is yet still fun.

What’s your favourite Topman denim silhouette? And how do you style it?

At the moment I’m into a more slim cropped denim and I style it with an oversized hoodie or flannel shirt.

What are your key tips for buying a pair of jeans?

Make sure they’re comfy yet flattering.

What’s the best thing you’ve done in a pair of jeans?

I do everything in jeans pretty much but the best thing recently would have to be my most recent trip to New York – I wore jeans the whole time and they kept me nice and warm in the freezing streets of Manhattan.


Can you introduce yourself and tell us what you do?

My name is Cyrus, I’m 21 years old and I’m a Sydney based singer songwriter.

Describe your perfect pair of jeans and how you would style them

As a teen I strictly wore skinny jeans, but as I’ve grown up, I love a clean straight cut. A worn out and lightly distressed blue denim, cuffed, either folded at the ankles or tapered, with low Dr Martens and a vintage tee.

What’s your opinion on double denim?

As long as your confident, you can make anything look good. I love pairing my vintage Levi’s denim jacket with a ripped skinny.

Who is your denim icon?

Pharrell Williams. His personality shines so much through his outfits, and his denim based looks are so dope.

White jeans or black jeans – and why?

Black. I eat too much pasta, and stains are inevitable.

What’s your favourite thing about Topman denim?

The simplicity. I love how smart Topman pieces are, never trying too hard, and always seem to fit perfectly, yet keep mobility and comfort.

We might regret asking you this, but what’s the worst thing you’ve done in denim?

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Like what you see? Well we’ve got A LOT more denim content in our latest jeans campaign

New This Week

250+ pieces land on Topman every week

White Zip Neck Short Sleeve Jumper
Black Rose Jacquard Shirt
Black And White Check Harrington Jacket
Cobalt Blue Printed Sweatshirt
Nicce Khaki Camouflage Jacket