SHOES
SHOPPING: GRENSON x NEW BALANCE

SHOPPING: GRENSON x NEW BALANCE

This is a dream come true for any Made in England lover and sneakerhead. Grenson and New Balance just released a co-made style, the 576GRB, made between their two factories in England. The idea here was to prove that different teams of artisans can jointly manufactured a shoe nonetheless the technical challenges inherent to their...
SHOPPING: ADIDAS ORIGINALS NMD

SHOPPING: ADIDAS ORIGINALS NMD

Adidas’s innovative journey continues with the launch of the NMD, a new addition to the Originals family. The new sneakers intertwined successfully, and for the first time, classic elements from vintage styles (Micro Pacer, the Rising Star, and the Boston Super) with Adidas’s latest innovations i.e. the new upper Primeknit, and the Boost midsole. The...
SHOPPING: NIKE ACG FW15

SHOPPING: NIKE ACG FW15

Nike ACG caters to the urban explorer. Each collection, far from being just a premium iteration, aims for the best solutions, the best materials, the best functionalities to enhance our performances. This season doesn’t fell short and brings in a new series of updates like the NikeLab ACG 2-in-1 Long Bomber Jacket updated with a strap system that...
SHOPPING: TIM LITTLE'S SNEAKERS

SHOPPING: TIM LITTLE’S SNEAKERS

You might not remember Tim Little but he’s the lucky owner and creative director the fantastic brand Grenson. Tim Little’s brand operates more like a personal laboratory, playing and reinventing classic or more contemporary styles. For this season, Tim worked closely with Italian artisans to create luxury sneakers and boots, all made using local calf...
SHOPPING: PRADA'S RUNWAY SHOES FW15

SHOPPING: PRADA’S RUNWAY SHOES FW15

I can already see some of my friends rolling their eyes wondering why I find these Prada newsworthy. If fashion, and consequently dressing up, is about playing with visual codes and breaking conventions, these are the perfect example of what Fashion can offer, an hybrid between classicism and avant-garde. While their design process wasn’t disclosed by Prada,...
SHOPPING: NIKE SNEAKERBOOTS FW15

SHOPPING: NIKE SNEAKERBOOTS FW15

Rugged, reflective, rubberized and waterproof fabric, the new Nike’s sneakerboots iteration just got reimagined. The new series reinterprets this season four Nike’s icons, the Air Max 90, the Lunar Force One, the Flyknit Trainer Chukka and for the first the Air Max 95. All styles benefit from Nike’s latest innovations like the Defender Repellent Systems™ spray...
SHOPPING: CHURCH'S FW15

SHOPPING: CHURCH’S FW15

I can’t resist to commando soles. Period. Beyond the practicality of its inherent function, the chunkiness and dents made them, to me, extremely sexy. It’s also aesthetically more challenging to find the right shoes with the right proportions (between the upper part of the shoe and sole), making them somehow extra special when perfectly nailed. I’m particularly in...
SHOPPING: NIKE FLASH PACK FALL 15

SHOPPING: NIKE FLASH PACK FALL 15

Nike’s Flash Packs are now some kind of a ritual, dropping every fall. After a more subtle series last year playing with silver reflections, Nike went back to a more colorful aesthetic with golden and iridescent shades. The men’s collection includes accessories, apparel and of course footwear with the now classics Air Zoom, Free and...
SHOPPING: GRENSON x NICK WOOSTER

SHOPPING: GRENSON x NICK WOOSTER

This quote from Tim Little, creative director and owner of Grenson, sums up perfectly what this first collaboration with Nick Wooster is about: “When I see him in them I always think that’s exactly how they should be worn. We loved the idea of seeing what would happen if we worked together on a collection”....
SHOPPING: COLE HAAN x TODD SNYDER

SHOPPING: COLE HAAN x TODD SNYDER

Editors’ favorite and former J.Crew’s guru, Todd Snyder, teamed up one more time with Cole Haan for a pretty cool capsule collection. For the occasion, Snyder updated Cole Haan most popular categories (chukka, lace shoes, boots) with a modern touch infusing minimalist lines and heritage accents (natural tumbled leathers, oily suedes and brush off leathers). I...
SHOPPING: ALL BLACK NIKE

SHOPPING: ALL BLACK NIKE

I’ve been quietly scanning Nike.com for new releases. My convulsive sneakers obsession (and everything Nike) always bring me back there every time I’ve a moment. First was the Air Max Excellerate spotted on this normcore guy a week ago on the L train. He was wearing this oversized sweater with rolled-up fitted trackpants, both black. Their...
SHOPPING: GRENSON FW15

SHOPPING: GRENSON FW15

You probably know how much I love Grenson, the shoes but also the talents behind the brand. It’s rare in this industry to meet designers, “hangout” with them and actually get to know them. You get to see the passion, the commitment and understand their creative process. You understand also, as a consumer, what it means...
SHOPPING: FUTURISTIC SNEAKERS

SHOPPING: FUTURISTIC SNEAKERS

The frenzy surrounding men’s sneakers makes me think of women’s handbags, turning men into “sneaker heads”, chasing and buying constantly fancy new styles. Designers have clearly embraced this new trend, turning their sneakers into this experimental territory where extravaganza seems to be the only leitmotiv. One more time, this new season offers a new series of futuristic...
SHOPPING: Dr MARTENS FW15

SHOPPING: Dr MARTENS FW15

It’s almost a tradition here to start the new season with the new Dr Martens collection. I’m always really excited to feature the new styles, especially the Made In England series. The craftsmanship is always impeccable, playing with different textures (Harris tweed, plain or grain leathers), and colors (black, brown, burgundy, grey), keeping it very elegant. Also...
SHOPPING: FRED PERRY - EXHIBITION FOOTWEAR

SHOPPING: FRED PERRY – EXHIBITION FOOTWEAR

Starting this season, Fred Perry will reissue iconic styles from their archives, celebrating their unparalleled history and offering, at the occasion, an unexpected new take on some of their classics. Launching this week, Exhibition Footwear featured two tennis shoes (styles B1 and B2) both reworked using cracked leather and white on white detailing (laces, eyelets, soles). The...
SHOPPING: CONVERSE X MISSONI

SHOPPING: CONVERSE X MISSONI

It’s been a while since Converse teamed up with Missoni. For this new iteration, the Italian customized two sneakers, the Chuck Taylor All Star ‘70 and the Deck Star, taking inspiration from their last Spring Summer collection. Both styles celebrate a certain hedonism inspired by surfers’ bohemian lifestyle. As always, the craftsmanship is impeccable mixing space-dyed mix...
SHOPPING: MARGIELA SNEAKERS

SHOPPING: MARGIELA SNEAKERS

  Sales season is finally here with some really good news like these Maison Martin Margiela reworked Austrian sneakers all available with sweet discount. Check out my favorite styles and click on the link to shop them. SUEDE AND LEATHER-PANELLED SNEAKERS – BROWN Shop them here SUEDE AND LEATHER-PANELLED SNEAKERS – BLUE Shop them here...
SHOPPING: ADIDAS SUPERSTAR PRO

SHOPPING: ADIDAS SUPERSTAR PRO

As part of the Superstar’s celebration, Adidas is launching June 16th a mid-cut version of the Superstar Pro Model. Available in a trio of classic colorways and constructed in premium suede and boot leather with contrast accents, this new release embodies the original design while offering a clean and fresh take.
SHOPPING: DR MARTENS SS15

SHOPPING: DR MARTENS SS15

The punk spirit is stronger than ever with this new Dr Martens collection! As always, you’ll find the beautiful classic brogues, all Made in England and using a new shiny Portuguese leather, but it wouldn’t be a proper Dr Martens without a vibrant homage to the American Hardcore scene with these red or blue boots (who...
SHOPPING: NIKELAB FREE RIFT SANDAL

SHOPPING: NIKELAB FREE RIFT SANDAL

Looking in the past to reinvent the future seems to be Nike’s latest mantra. After revisiting a few of its classics (Air Force, Air Max, …), Nike, through its experimental division NikeLab, just reimagined the Rift, a hybrid between a sandal and a sneakers. Launched in 1996, the Rift was initially designed to offer runners flexibility...
SHOPPING: SANDALS

SHOPPING: SANDALS

Time to update your sandals collection with some revisited classics (thanks to Mr Porter). First Birkenstock’s Boston sandals in an elegant with off-white suede, followed by Japanese brand Suicoke and its updated strap sandals (using a two-tone Vibram sole), then Zurich-based Dan Ward with its super chic black and white flip-flops and last but least Adidas’s slides....