I love living in London. But as a born and bred Parisian, I often miss Paris. It’s been nearly a month since I was last there for work and to reminisce about the motherland, I was looking earlier at recent streetstyle pictures from Paris Fashion Week.
I heard that fellow French blogger Florent-Alexis Wessels Faustin launched a collection of made-to-measure suits and accessories but I hadn’t gotten around to meeting him to discuss his referral-only business, Confident Paris. Needless to say, I was very excited when he invited me to come visit his workshop (and apartment) in Paris’ 18th district. Just as I expected, his style was on point and I had to snap his picture and share the outfit with you.
Last Saturday was a pretty warm day in Paris. We met up with a couple of friends at the Comptoir Général by the Canal Saint Martin and when leaving the bar we bumped into this guy who kindly let me take his picture. I love the way he’s rocking the black tee, wearing it with a pair of grey pants, beat up black oxford shoes and a fedora. Nothing out of the extraordinary, but rather a great ensemble.
On Tuesday, Olivia and I travelled to the Stables d’Ecaussines in Belgium to attend a press event for the launch of the 2015/2016 season of the Longines Masters, formerly known as Masters Grand Slam. Though we’re not equestrian sports experts, we were delighted to be there and hear about the competition now held in Paris, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Horse-riding being quite an elegant sport, we knew we would get to interact with some dapper gents.
We had just finished a meeting with our friend Alex Khouri from Atelier et Office de Creation in Paris today when we run into this guy on rue Tiquetonne. We haven’t taken any streetstyle pictures in awhile but his style was so on point that we had to stop him and ask to take his photo. I love how simple and relaxed his outfit is: rolled-up chinos, Clarks Original desert boots and a good old vintage Barbour jacket. Too bad we were both in a rush… I couldn’t get his name!
On Mondays, before I get anything done and even start to think about what I have on for the day, I like to pick a book from my shelves and flip through it. There’s nothing like starting the week feeling inspired, refreshed and the head full of stylish photographs. I recommend you do the same, and in case you need help building up your personal library, I put together a list of my all time favorite books about men’s style.
- Icons Of Men’s Style by Josh Sims
- Take Ivy by T. Hayashida
- Brassey’s Book Of Camouflage by Tim & Quentin Newark
- The Sartorialist: Closer by Scott Schuman
- Men In This Town by Giuseppe Santamaria
- Fuck Yeah Menswear by Kevin Burrows & Lawrence Schlossman
What are your favorite books about menswear? And what rituals do you start the week with? Let me know and let’s chat on Twitter!
Last week we discovered Niels & Benedikts, two German buddies that founded together a beautiful brand of rare menswear accessories of an impressive quality. You can read our article about their collection here. Not only did they make us drool over their silk knitted ties and their Paisley prints, but they also managed to inspire us with this streetstyle-like shot that features a couple of their products.
This week’s streetstyle inspiration is coming straight from Pitti Uomo by way of the awesome streetstyle blog You Just Got Spotted. I’ve always been a fan of the two Canadian photographers behind the blog and so it was only natural that I’d share some of their work for you guys on here.