Posts Tagged ‘Monocle’

Monocle / Erik Schedin white sneakers

May 31, 2009

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While going through the new Monocle issue, my eyes were caught by those superb white sneakers by Erik Schedin. They are on sale exclusively on his website which is very conceptual. Ultra minimal, no information about the author just a series of products for sale online with no apparent link (a Pledge Furniture Wax, a Bag made from vintage sail, a ACME Thunderer,…) except the overall clean design aspect. Not sure i’m really getting the message if there is one but one thing for sure: I’m very attracted by those white sneakers in a similar spirit as the white Common Projects Achilles low. The simplest drawing you can imagine with nothing superfluous, like the visual definition of “white sneakers”. Is it a sign (?): they only come in one size… mine…


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.

Opening Ceremony desert boots

May 17, 2009

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What else could I do?… When I walked into FrenchTrotters and came across the shoes I’ve been dreaming for so long: Opening Ceremony desert boots, just right in front of me, in a nice blue and beige suede versions, nicely displayed next to a Mismo bag, Monocle magazine and Nom de Guerre jeans… My perfect world! What else could I do but to buy them right away in both colors?…

Monocle x Comme des Garçons

May 10, 2009

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One of my favorite magazine, Monocle, extended its activity a while ago to retail, opening 2 mini concept shops (one in the UK and the other in California) where they carry all their issues as well as numerous co-branded items with very nice avant-gardist labels. I was very pleased to get their Comme des Garçons candle today as I pass by the CDG Pocket shop in the Marais which had just received it. I have to admit that my first motivation for this purchase was more about the object in itself for its design and for what those 2 labels represent. Nevertheless I was pleasingly surprised by the refined japanese wood scent. Very fresh and refined smell. I might burn this candle after all…

Mismo Tote

April 26, 2009


I have always been intrigued by the strange relationship girls have with their bags, like a companion. I have always been the kind of guy who enjoys walking hands free with only my wallet in the pocket of my jacket. Well that was before I came across Mismo bags… So perfect, such a pure design, refined materials, exclusive, it’s everything I like… My Mismo bag is now part of my outfit, my ultimate basic. I love how it gets old and becomes more and more personal. Now I understand…