Over the weekend I discovered the baker Josey Baker through GARRETT LEIGHT’s blog and I felt very inspired by his San Francisco apartment shot by Alanna Hale. I love the color of the walls that reflect the Californian lights entering the living room through the big window; typical of the architecture of the bay’s Victorian houses. It brought up many memories from my latest trip to San Francisco last year.
We featured several items from LA Gent over the last few weeks and it was about time I told you a little more about it. I discovered the London-based men’s accessories e-store earlier this year and fell in love with their carefully chosen selection of products from the world’s best craftsmen. Alfie Douglas for British-made leather goods, Dom Vetro for Italian sunglasses and French traditional soap-maker Le Baigneur, amongst others. It doesn’t matter where the labels are from. At LA Gent, it’s all about how well crafted the products are.
This week’s streetstyle inspiration is this picture of Riki Bryan, shot in Brooklyn by Bill Gentle of Backyard Bill. I love the simplicity of the outfit, though elegant (desert boots, chinos, trench coat) and the soft tone of each piece’s color. A proof that sometimes, one doesn’t need much to look smart. The army green trench is what really caught my eye as it’s fairly uncommon for that type of jacket.
- Polka dots tie Gant Rugger – 80 euros
- Classic tortoise sunglasses Dom Vetro via LA Gent– 155 pounds
- Only For Him cologne Hayari – 145 euros
- Suede derbies Fratelli Rossetti – 165 euros
- French cuffs oxford shirt Café Coton – 40 euros
- Cotton-twill chinos Officine Générale – 175 euros
- Shaving soap and bowl Le Baigneur via LA Gent – 30 pounds
- Wool and cotton socks Falke – 14 euros
- Dopp kit Kenton Sorenson via LA Gent – 135 pounds
- Canvas and leather belt Selected – 17 euros
- Steel French coffee press Freud via LA Gent – 60 pounds
- Waxed canvas travel bag Property Of – 399 euros
This week I feel inspired by L’Appartement N°50 at Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse in Marseille, decorated by interior designer Pierre Charpin and photographed by Philip Savoir for the magazine Wallpaper. I just love the combination of the light wooden furniture and floors, and the colorful ceramic and glass vases. I am a huge fan of architecture and furniture design from the fifties and clearly I could spend hours obsessing over these pictures…Read more >
If you follow me on Twitter, you would have understood by now that I’m addicted to caffeine. For me, coffee is a religion. I work in Midtown, New York, where it’s unfortunately almost impossible to find a decent cup of joe. On Wednesday, My friend Neil took me to a new coffee shop in the area, Intelligentsia. What a treat! Our smooth lattes perfectly complimented our chat about future endeavors…
It’s pretty controversial but I’ve been thinking about overalls a lot lately. And this vintage look shot in Milan during Pitti Uomo by Yu Fujiwara (from the blog 8 And 2) doesn’t help. I like the idea of wearing a Wall Street type shirt with rugged Dickies jeans overalls. I think it works as long as the outfit is accessorized appropriately. Check out that guy’s military strap watch and rings.
- Cruiser jacket Filson – 215 pounds
- Fisheye camera Lomography – 62 euros
- Leather wallet Mulberry – 220 euros
- Wood sunglasses Waiting For The Sun – 199 euros
- Watch Mougin & Piquard x J.Crew – 530 euros
- Tee shirt Tribeca Frenchie Frenchie – 19 euros
- Made in France jeans Frenchie Frenchie – 109 euros
- Leather wrist camera strap Figosa – 18 euros
- Braided belt Belt 52 – 39 euros
- Camel suede hi boots Wednesday Whiskey – 169 euros
- Camouflage tote Sophnet – 196 euros
- Cotton swim shorts The Fellow Way – 55 pounds