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SHOPPING: FERRAGAMO SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: FERRAGAMO SUNGLASSES

What makes designer’s sunglasses better than a regular eyewear brand? Well, like handbags and shoes, you are tapping into the brand’s story but more importantly, the designer’s point of view. In the specific case of Ferragamo, you are even getting part of the traditional italian eyewear craftsmanship i.e. thick acetate, wayfarer or 1930s inspired frames, slick metal detailing, playful treatments...
SHOPPING: JACKSON BY WANT LES ESSENTIELS

SHOPPING: JACKSON BY WANT LES ESSENTIELS

Want Les Essentiels has made a name for itself with its urban chic accessories and footwear. Their products reconciled luxury fabrics, smart detailing and everyday functionalities. Their new Jackson briefcase epitomizes perfectly their ethos with its messenger inspired design. Its 15” will accommodate your computer, iPad Pro or portfolio while its front pocket can hold all...
SHOPPING: COS HOLIDAY COLLECTION

SHOPPING: COS HOLIDAY COLLECTION

While the Holidays are truly a guilt-free season, it somehow also became awfully cheesy with plethora of tacky options. COS, true to its legendary simplicity, just launched a neo-futurist inspired capsule collection with a subtle 80s flair (think David Bowie during his dandy period). You’ll find  collarless cream coat, narrow collar double-breasted black jacket and front pleats cuffed...
SHOPPING: STRIPES

SHOPPING: STRIPES

Stripes have been quite an obsession this season. After a first story a few weeks ago focusing on formalwear and its different iterations, I’m featuring today five styles inspired by its sportswear origins. From AMI track jacket to Saint Laurent’s sailor sweater, Long Journey’s classic striped shirt with this playful yellow patch and of course...
SHOPPING: CITIZEN OF HUMANITY

SHOPPING: CITIZEN OF HUMANITY

We will probably never know the truth about denim but we surely know when it feels right. And that’s how I feel about Citizen of Humanity. Their washes feel natural getting even better overtime while their jackets and pants offer great fits, whether you go for skinny, slim or relaxed. They introduced for this season a new relaxed...
SHOPPING: PALLADIUM x BLACK SCALE

SHOPPING: PALLADIUM x BLACK SCALE

Those new Pallatech boots are the Palladium 2.0. Palladium design team has been working continuously the last few seasons to establish their classics as rugged and all condition boots, improving materials, resistance and style. But we had to wait until this new collaboration with Black Scale to actually really benefit from all those improvements. I particularly...
SHOPPING: GRENSON BOOTS

SHOPPING: GRENSON BOOTS

As you know, I’m a big Grenson fan. Not only because they are fantastic team, but because of their dedication to make great products, regardless of the price point. Whether you look at the Triplewelt series or the G line (more affordable), the quality remains the same. The average price for my boots selection today is around...
SHOPPING: FRED PERRY HARRINGTON JACKET

SHOPPING: FRED PERRY HARRINGTON JACKET

Fred Perry didn’t invent the Harrington jacket but it surely made it cooler and honored more than anyone else this British staple. When some other brands got lost trying to reinvent this classic, Fred Perry’s genius was to reprise the exact details making it so particular and a great everyday jacket. Veritable tartan lining, buttoned collar, waterproof...
SHOPPING: BOHEMIAN GREEN

SHOPPING: BOHEMIAN GREEN

You might wonder what I actually call bohemian green. Well, a few seasons ago, a handful of designers (Craig Green and OAMC, just to name a few) reintroduced this yellowish green, lighter than an army green but dirtier than the traditional olive green. It quickly became the new green, and as always opened new design possibilities. Craig Green was the first to reinvent...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...