The OFFICIAL Topman Thread
The Topman thread, I hear you ask? Isn't Topman just a nationwide high street wholesaler to oiks, dregs and those dreadful hipsters? Yes, friend, it's all of this and more.
Topman is a favourite of many a frugal Fashionbeaner. Not only us, either; what did Gary Barlow, for instance, wear with his Vivienne Westwood jacket and waistcoat number on the first X Factor final? Topman skinny chinos. Needless to say he could very easily have worn Incotex.
I think Topman speaks to a kind of cheap and easy youthful cool; men and boys of certain frames can simply walk into Topman and pick up a fairly statement piece or a simple basic without much thought, effort or outlay. This is what makes it such a hard addiction to kick; it's cost me time and individuality.
So here then I'm trying to create a place to bring queries, opinions, tales and acquisitions specifically related to Topman - or, if you're a bit of a hipster yourself, Topshop!
Perhaps as and if the thread develops we could build a bit of a guide to the brand - its different offshoots, what to avoid (I.E. shoes) and what to lap up (I.E. Harris Tweed), its fits and designs. A compendium of Topman knowledge and advice.
Alternatively, it could emerge that Topman is widely loathed. I don't think I'd be surprised!
In any case, let the discussion roll.
Here, by the way, are some pieces on the site at the minute that I happen to think look quite nice:
Topman's getting its autumnal colours and heritage styles right this season.
So, what do you guys think of the shop? Made or making any purchases? Chat about anything and everything, hope the thread kicks off.