Over the weekend my friend Kevin was in New York visiting from Paris for work. I took him to Russ & Daughters for an old school cream cheese and smoked salmon bagel. It was hot in the city and I knew we were going to walk a lot so I wore my new pair of Nike Roshe runners, black Acne jeans and a military black watch, courtesy of French watchmaker Briston. It was great to catch up and spend the afternoon cruising from the Lower East Side to Tribeca !
Last weekend I discovered Nicolas Ouchenir’s apartment on the German blog Freunde Von Freunden (photographed by Fred Lahache). The French calligrapher lives in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, in an apartment for which he found a bunch of stylish objects from the past. My favorites are this copper lamp from the 1950s and the vintage anatomical poster. What do you think of this interior?
This week I felt inspired by this man shot by Giuseppe Santamaria from the blog Men in this town during Pitti Uomo. And it’s a proof that the simplest blazer can look sophisticated if it’s properly accessorized. Here: a series of cuffs, including a Miansai ‘hook’ bracelet, a classic watch, a basic pocket square and a lapel pin. I like it!
- Flower lapel pin Just Sultan – 20 CAD dollars
- Jasper Sunglasses Warby Parker – 95 dollars
- Rose gold ban Monique Péan Minéraux – 1600 dollars
- Textured tuxedo shirt Paul Smith – 260 dollars
- Slim-fit wool tuxedo Saint Laurent – 2500 euros
- Floral bow tie Just Sultan – 75 CAD dollars
- Burnished leather belt Anderson’s – 99 euros
- Boulder opal cufflinks Urban Boulder – 250 dollars
- Silk printed pocket square Paul Smith – 70 euros
- Classic watch Daniel Wellington – 226 euros
- Fine cotton socks Archiduchesse – 9 euros
- Double monk shoes Franceschetti – 339 dollars
French watchmaking is experiencing a new wave and I’m loving it! Brice Jaunet realized that and after having worked for years for many of the biggest classic watchmakers, he decided to launch the brand Briston, last year. His signature piece is the Clubmaster: made of acetate, version chronographe, 3 hands.
This week’s interior inspiration is the coffee shop Snickarbacken 7 in Stockholm, photographed by Caroline Kurze for IGNANT. It also serves as an exhibition space and a concept store. Like often in the Swedish capital, it’s spacious, all white and minimalistic. Obviously, I love it! I especially like the balance between the severity of the light walls and waxed floors, and the warmth of the communal tables and dark wood chairs.
I’ve been following Philippe Gaber’s work for several years and it was about time I talked about him on Le club des douze. I’m sensitive to his philosophy (all the fabrics are natural and responsibly sourced, and the garments are all entirely crafted in Paris, at the designer’s workshop on rue Saint Maur). And to his designs as well, of course. They’re classic, simple and timeless.