By Robin | September 16, 2017

Wear & Tear Contest – Teun, month’5


Teun Cuypers 

Instagram: @teuncuypers
Age: 27
Residence: Eindhoven
Occupation: Photographer – (Copy)writer – Marketing


  1. Tell us, who are you? What are your hobbies, passions in life, and what do you like about your job? What’s your clothing style?

I am a creative person with a passion for beautiful things and aesthetics. High quality and perfect finishes are very important for me personally and have the lead in my work and vision. I am a freelance photographer and a writer in its broadest sense.

I am a denim head with a lot of different passions. When I am not at work, I am always busy with music. I like to play bass in a garage-band with some friends. As a real Dutchman, I have to mention my bike. Every day, I cycle to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings, the nature.. Of course, this will help my jeans fade!

My style varies a lot, but is mainly based on traditional American workwear with a Japanese twist, finished with a Scandinavian clean look on details. Just like everything else about me, lots of different influences mixed together with a strong focus on the real classics.


  1. Why are you participating in the contest? 

I live inside my jeans.. everything I do, I do it inside my jeans. From day one, the fading process has a magical feeling for me. The crispy feeling on my legs in the first week, the settle of the fit and fades and the whiskers and honeycombs coming in.. The first unexpected rain soak which gives your pair of jeans a whole new character and the electric blue color on sunny days. I even love the moment when I get the next crotch blowout.. all those tiny things together contribute to my biggest passion.. Raw denim.  In conclusion; With a pair of jeans on my legs I live my life, enjoying the journey.

Ten years ago, when I fell in love with denim, Nudie was my proverbial gateway drug. My obsession started with the crispy feeling of the Nudie Jeans Grim Tim. This year, I will go back to my indigo roots.. For me it’s like a personal tribute to where it all began!


  1. What are your expectations of the Wear & Tear contest? Will you win?

I expect this year to be filled with lots of new memories and experiences.  I couldn’t tell you what places I am going to take this pair of jeans this year, but I can promise you, this pair of jeans will be on my legs for the next 365 days! If I am going to win? We shall see.. I will do whatever I can!


The evolution of Teun’s Nudie Jeans Grim Tim from month to month…





Wear & Tear Contest – Teun, month'3

Wear & Tear Contest – Teun, month'3


Wear & Tear Contest – Teun, month'4


Wear & Tear Contest – Teun, month'5

Wear & Tear Contest – Teun, month'5