• UO Denim: Tyson French

    Denim forever. In the spirit of the timeless, forever favorite fabric, we're highlighting how some inspiring individuals from all over the world style their own unique spins on our BDG denim. See all our BDG stories here.

    Tyson French shows us around California to show off the sunny state from which he draws his inspiration. 
    Photos by Michael J. Spear

    Above: BDG X Urban Renewal Side Stripe Painted Skinny Jean

    Can you introduce yourself and tell us a bit more about who you are + what you do? 
    Hi there 👋🏻 I'm Ty French. A lot of people think my name is Tyler but it's actually Tyson, haha. All my social media is tyfrench but most my friends and family call me Tyson, not Ty. I have been a photographer for about 6 years, so I'm either always outside shooting or inside editing. As much as I try to fight it, I am a lover of McDonalds (I know, gross). My favorite color at the moment is orange, something about it just makes me so happy. I spend all my free time and money trying to travel as much as possible, nothing excites me more than experiencing new places and cultures. 

    Location: Sunny Los Angeles Californ-i-a! 🌞

    Age: 20, turning 21 July 11th, woohoo 🎉 

    Astrological sign: Cancer 🦀  

    Above: BDG X Urban Renewal Orange Reflect Skinny Jean

    Tell us one thing you’ve been extremely interested in lately.
    I have not stopped listening to SZA's new album since it dropped. It is unreal good! Definitely my go-to summer jams for sure. Also, really been loving Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix. It's hilarious, and the perfect show to watch while I am editing because it doesn't require your full attention like a murder mystery or something! 

    Who’s your fashion icon? 
    Harry Styles 💯 His shoe game is ALWAYS on point. And that hair? Mmmm. 

    Above: Psychic Hearts Stripe Tee

    Can you tell us the story about your favorite pair of jeans?
    Oh boy, I finally decided to break down and get like an expensive nice pair of black skinny jeans just because I wear them so dang much. And as I was leaving the house my first time wearing them, I tripped on some rocks in my yard and ripped a hole in them and started bleeding. I was so mad! Of course, it was the expensive pair of pants! No more expensive pants for me. 

    What's your best memory while wearing them?
    Even though I ripped them, I still wear them ALL the time. They are so comfy. I always take them with my when I travel. My best memory in them is probably going to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Such a magical place!  

    Above: BDG Black Slim Jean

    Light, medium, or dark wash? 
    Dark or Black! 🖤

    What jeans did you wear in high school? 
    Black skinny jeans. Literally. Every. Day. 

    What are your favorite denim moments in pop culture or history?
    When Rihanna went to Kendrick Lamar's set at Coachella this year in a denim jacket off the shoulder and floor-sweeping pants with thigh-high slits at the front and white over-the-knee boots. 🙌🏻 Also thought it was pretty iconic when Katy Perry and Riff Raff pulled a throwback to Justin and Britney at the VMA's in 2014.  

    Above: BDG Embroidered Denim Trucker Jacket

    If your jeans could talk, what would they say about you?
    They would probably talk mad shit on me because of all the stuff I have put them through while at photoshoots and stuff. Sometimes you just gotta get that angle, ya know? 

    Where do you tend to find the best denim?
    Honestly my go-to for denim is Urban! I just love the way they fit me and they always have the perfect washes! And they don't break your bank which is always a plus. 

    If you’re an expert denim thrifter, any tips for finding the best jeans?
    I definitely wouldn't call myself an expert, but I have for sure found some good denim from thrift places here and there. More so denim jackets than jeans! From my experience, the crappier the thrift store looks, the better the finds. But ALWAYS try on before you buy, you never know how something has been stretched or worn in, even if it says it your size. Also, don't be scared of stains or tears. It adds character, or just put a fun patch or something over it! 

    What current denim trend is your favorite?
    I am always down for a good denim on denim, especially in a super light wash, classic! 

    Above: BDG Light Stonewash Denim Overall

    Would you rather be relegated to a life in bootcut jeans or a life in carpenter jeans?
    Shoot, why you gotta do me like that? Haha. If I had to pick, I would have to say bootcut, at least they have a little shape right? 😅

    If your significant other wanted to wear a denim suit with you a la Britney and Justin, would you do it?
    I would be offended if my significant other didn't want me to be the Britney to his Justin. Of course I would, nothing would make me happier! 

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