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Our Legacy S/S10

July 20, 2009


July is a boring period in terms of shopping. All shops are on sale meaning ugly displays, least interesting pieces, no size left… and the A/W collection not in yet… So I rather talk about next summer. I had a chance to pass by Paris Capsule few weeks ago and preview one of my favorite brands: Our Legacy. Again, I’m amazed by their overall collection! Great shirts, knits, jackets, refined materials, nice details, fresh colors. I loved everything i saw and if i had the chance to take one piece with me, it would have been this outstanding western shirt with yellow leather patch. Unfortunatly, I’ll have to wait about 6 months… Hopefully, the winter collection is coming soon…


Summer Outfit

June 16, 2009

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After few days of non-stop rain in Paris, blue sky seems to show up again today so it’s time to take out a nice summer outfit and head for a terrace to bask in the sun. A Gitman blue Oxford paired with a Ralph Lauren shorts, a a.p.c. leather belt and a pair of Our Legacy Deck sneakers white canvas (the best sneakers of the season) will do just perfectly! I’ll let you know about the terrace on the next post…

Docksides smoke waxy

June 5, 2009

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It’s not a secret for anyone, this summer is more than ever the boat shoe season. Nearly every brands have done their own version, more or less revisited, from apc to famous Band of Outsiders collab with Sperry. Nervertheless none of them in my opinion can match the original Docksides from Sebago. Simple yet perfect design, handcrafted, very comfortable and such a great look. This grey “waxy” version is just perfect.

Engineered Garments shorts

June 5, 2009

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I mentionned in my last post i was wearing jeans 90% of the time. Well, with is sun showing up and the air getting hot, it’s time to use the other 10%. No better way than my Engineered Garments shorts. Black chino canvas with military pockets. I bought this piece 3 summers ago at Odin in New York and it is really indestructible. Really nice top quality, “crafted in with pride New York” as the inside tag indicates. Now i need the same one in Khaki…

Acne Max Jeans

June 1, 2009

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I might have a different shirt for each day of the week, but when it comes to bottom it’s an all different issue. Actually, i wear jeans about 90% of the time (OK, maybe 95) and nearly always the same style: the Max from Acne. I think it’s a big struggle to find the right cut and I must say the Max fits just perfectly, straight cut, just a little narrow. You can take it a size bigger than normal for a looser silhouette to wear with sneakers. It may not be a sharp and extra rigid “made in japan” denim (which I also enjoy wearing some time to time, especially the Nom de Guerre) but it’s very comfortable for an everyday use. My basic remains the raw one but i got myself a light blue for the summer which I’m getting a lot of wear these days. The Max is definitely a must.

Kitsuné Oxford shirt

May 26, 2009

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I stopped by Kitsuné shop yesterday. My idea was to get their great western denim shirt but when I saw this amazing Oxford, I just couldn’t resist. Great cotton, perfectly tailored, with an elegant club collar with button-under, made in Italy. Quality is always to the top with Kitsuné. And a funny thing: journalists from my favorite magazine, Monocle, happened to be there doing a story for their next issue. They interviewed and portrayed me as Kitsuné customer.

Gitman Bros. Vintage #2

May 21, 2009

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I love so much my Gitman shirt I bought a week ago I had to get myself a new one. This time I went for a more subtle color with a mix of blue and purple. Simple collar instead of the button down. Really nice. Gitman brothers really do a grat work with their shirt.

Filippa K high top

May 20, 2009

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I love those high-top filippa K. A mix of extra white leather, grey suede and off white nylon. Overall works pretty nicely. A subtle alternative to the Pierre Hardy sneakers everybody wear in the streets of Paris.

Acne Fleece Jacket

May 17, 2009

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I bought this Acne Jacket earlier this season but somehow I never worn it. It happens sometime, you love something when you see it in the shop and back home… I think i was a little bit reluctant to the material.
I finally pulled it out of my dressing this morning, along with a Fillipa K knit, my Acne Max and my new pair of Opening Ceremony and… it happened to work out pretty well after all!

Gitman Bros. Vintage

May 17, 2009

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What a better way to wear color this summer than a nice madras Gitman Bros shirt? After reading and reading about this american master shirt maker on various blog including h(y)r, I have to say I haven’t been disappointed at all when I finally got one. Perfect fit and quality, nice details. A must.