Skateboarding Product Reviews

Volcom Mark Appleyard Denim

Volcom’s Fall 2010 range has just hit the shelves and with the furore surrounding Mark Appleyard’s move to Element we picked out his signature denim to see if the fuss was worth it.

These fellas come in a classic straight leg but slight boot fit meaning they sit just over the top of your shoes and are made up of a super soft and comfortable 98% cotton and 2% spandex. You also get a zip instead of stupid button flys for old-man access which suits me as doing up the stiff buttons on jeans tend to really get on my tits – especially when drunk.

This is not the first and will not be the last pair of Volcom jeans I will own. Some skateboard company jeans are made cheaply, badly designed and as a result come with a lame cut but Volcom’s Stone series usually ticks all the boxes and as a result, don’t come overly branded which is important. So many brands who make jeans these days place unwanted logos, embroidery and metallic buttons all over them as a selling point, but for me there’s nothing worse.

Appleyard’s colour choices for these come in Indigo (blue/black) and Mechanic Wash and both work well worn with this Elsdon jacket also from their Fall 2010 range which is out now.