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.
I love discovering a new French brand -especially when it’s a footwear brand (as a matter of fact, Olivia will tell you that I’m crazy about shoes, and especially boots). I have loads of them and, for the most part, they’re in great conditions as I take pride in taking good care of them. So when it comes to boots, I’ve become difficult to impress. That being said, I only had to take one quick look at new Parisian brand Paire & Fils‘ mini collection to know I had come across something special.
I like the simple things in life. The objects that serve a very functional purpose, but my one requirement is that such objects look good and are well made. I’m at the age where I no longer want to compromise on quality or style, simply to have something that makes life a little easier. This is why I’m happy to have recently discovered the German brand Weinmann Accessories: they know that form should not exist without function.
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 just had a couple of rough weeks, between several editorial projects we’re working on (and that we’ll tell you all about very soon) and our ever growing consulting activity. Last weekend, we just felt like taking a break and went to the country, leaving our friends to party in Paris on their own. After all, there’s nothing better to chill out that a bit a grass, some fresh air… and a cold drink!