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SHOPPING: EVENINGWEAR

SHOPPING: EVENINGWEAR

The sarcastic in me always runs away from the Holiday season (and everything linked to it). Not that I dislike it but that sudden obligation to look cute make me feel really weird. I do have to admit that it does help some of us struggling with the gentleman attire. So with a little help from MatchesFashion.com,...
ART: CALVIN KLEIN + DAN FLAVIN

ART: CALVIN KLEIN + DAN FLAVIN

Calvin Klein, Dan Flavin and Raf Simons, three unconventional minds with the same desire to challenge the present and shape the future and now united by this art installation. We always talk about the controversy and sexualized campaigns but Calvin Klein’s world is defined by an insatiable need for perfection and effortless silhouettes. His iconoclast vision has redefined and...
SHOPPING: DSM x VANS U OLD SKOOL

SHOPPING: DSM x VANS U OLD SKOOL

Dover Street Market NY is gearing up for the Holiday season with multiple new drops coming out soon. You can now sign up for those cute Vans U Old Skool with a revisited check print. As always, quantities are limited so if you missed the previous release earlier this year, this is the perfect moment...
NOW: R.SWIADER FW16

NOW: R.SWIADER FW16

I went to the movies this past weekend to see Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals. While I’m not completely sold on it, the cinematography is all along quite stunning, especially during the daytime scenes in Texas. The desolate plains filmed in the pure Western tradition reminded me the  romantic loneliness of R.Swiader fall winter collection. Inspired by 18th century...
ART: WES ANDERSON FOR H&M "COME TOGETHER"

ART: WES ANDERSON FOR H&M “COME TOGETHER”

Who would have expected H&M to invite Moonrise Kingdom’s director, Wes Anderson, to lens their new Holiday campaign starting the one and only Adrien Brody? I bet nobody! The four minute features Brody, as a very affected train conductor, announcing to his passengers that the snow will delay their journeys home for Christmas. The art direction and cinematography respect...
PFW: 22/4_HOMMES

PFW: 22/4_HOMMES

SHOPPING: A.P.C. DENIM

SHOPPING: A.P.C. DENIM

Who knew that the French could reinvent denim and make it cool again? Once the pride of a small town in the south of France (Nîmes), it quickly became an American hero to a point that some of us forgot about its origins. Jean Touitou’s genius, A.P.C. founder, was to reintroduce a slimmer fit using Japanese raw...
SHOPPING: ACNE STUDIOS ACCESSORIES

SHOPPING: ACNE STUDIOS ACCESSORIES

Acne Studios just released new additions to its small leather goods range, including a new series with LA artist Jack Piersons. The new season offers new colors, styles such as coin purse, wallet, key ring and pouches in varying sizes along with silver zipper pulls in new shapes. At the occasion, 100 copies of the original catalogue published for...
PFW: RICK OWENS

PFW: RICK OWENS

SHOPPING: GUCCI

SHOPPING: GUCCI

To Gucci, or not to Gucci, that is the question. Ever since Alessandro Michele, all editors have been more than ecstatic about the new creative director. Whether we all like it or not, the New Gucci is definitely killing it with its Baroque extravaganza meets London 60s meets Italian Renaissance. I personally still have difficulties digesting the intensity of...
SHOPPING: FJALLRAVEN / NATIVE / NIXON

SHOPPING: FJALLRAVEN / NATIVE / NIXON

I’m taking you on a little field trip today with three fall / outdoors essentials. First, the Fitzroy and Apex boots from Native shoes. Like the rest of their collections, they are water-resistant (repellent systems from Scotchgard), lightweight and super comfy sole (thanks to the EVA aka ethylene-vinyl acetate), and completely BPA and phthalate free. I especially like the Fitzroy...
NOW: CARVEN FW16

NOW: CARVEN FW16

By borrowing from the past, Barnabé Hardy, Carven’s creative director, shaped a new man, half bohemian, half gentleman. With its high waisted wide pants, PVC bags, oversized striped scarves, tight sweaters, its bold mix of orange, red, blue, but also its anoraks or brown leather jackets, Hardy created a fun trip to the late 70’s early 80’s keeping only the...
PFW: HENRIK VIBSKOV

PFW: HENRIK VIBSKOV

SHOPPING: STRIPES

SHOPPING: STRIPES

Once considered as a totally unflattering, too nerdy, uncool or even boring, stripes have somehow made their way back thanks mostly to iconoclast brands like Comme des garcons. It’s only recently with brands like AMI or Sacai turning, season after season, this old-fashioned pattern into a staples that we finally got playful takes on this classic. This...
SHOPPING: DR MARTENS FW16

SHOPPING: DR MARTENS FW16

For once, a short and slick selection of Dr Martens focusing mainly on black styles. As the collections seem to expand, I narrowed them down to what we finally don’t expect from Dr Martens, elaborated shoes and boots in the pure British heritage. This season sees beautiful rich and grained leather in both main and...
SHOPPING: NIKE x CDG VAPORMAX

SHOPPING: NIKE x CDG VAPORMAX

It might seem like an old news for some of you but I couldn’t resist posting these soon-to-be-released Nike x Comme des garcons VaporMax. Unveiled in Paris last October during Comme des garcons runway show, those Nike’s reprise the new iteration of the AirMAx, the VaporMax, presented last spring in NYC. The new technologies, helped by a...
INTERVIEW: EDITIONS M.R

INTERVIEW: EDITIONS M.R

Founded by Mathieu de Ménonville and Rémi de Laquintane, Editions M.R (formerly Melinda Gloss), is the latest addition to the Nouvelle Vague of French designers (AMI, Officine Generale,..) that emerged recently. Editions’s concept is quite unique but yet familiar: create an effortless and iconoclast wardrobe made for the every man. Bold prints, rich textures and strong color palette...
SHOPPING: MILITARY INSPIRED SWEATERS

SHOPPING: MILITARY INSPIRED SWEATERS

Staples, investment pieces, must-haves, cozy, warm, vintage inspired, military sweaters should be mandatory. What should you look for? Heavyweight ribbed wool-knit, chunky texture, front patch pocket, raglan sleeves, earthy color palette and if you are lucky, grosgrain placket and oversized buttons. I handpicked six styles from MatchesFashion.com, the Savile Row institution Gieves & Hawkes to the French OAMC including aslo Raf...
PFW: WOOYOUNGMI

PFW: WOOYOUNGMI

TECH: MASTER DYNAMIC MW50 HEADPHONES

TECH: MASTER DYNAMIC MW50 HEADPHONES

NYC based premium audio brand Master & Dynamic just reinvented its lightest wireless headphones with the new MW50. While 30% smaller and lighter than the MW60 Wireless released last year, the MW50 still features Master & Dynamic’s stainless steel and aluminum as well as lambskin-covered memory foam ear pads. It also offers a powerful antenna allowing to be up...
SHOPPING: BOMBER JACKETS FW16

SHOPPING: BOMBER JACKETS FW16

It’s again that time of the year when coats are too heavy and warm to keep all day, especially when the sun is bursting during lunchtime, but when our light jackets are definitely to light for the cold mornings… The only viable option remains bomber jackets, lined or unlined, nylon or light wood, or even neoprene (for...