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.
- Leather belt Alvaro – 265 euros
- Handcrafted sunglasses Saint Rita Parlor – 275 dollars
- ‘Made in Paris’ organic tee shirt Philippe Gaber – 65 euros
- ‘High roller’ leather notebook Smythson – 44 euros
- Clubmaster chronographe watch Briston Watches – 235 euros
- Poplin boxer shorts Clémence de Gabriac – 39 euros
- ‘Made in Paris’ organic sweater Philippe Gaber - 89 euros
- Linen and cotton shorts Incotex – 205 euros
- Two-pack cotton handkerchiefs Derek Rose – 27 euros
- ‘Petit Standard’ jeans APC - 174 euros
- Weekender bag WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie – 290 euros
- Derby shine Common Projects – 420 euros
Last weekend I discovered Jessica Barensfeld and Simon Howell’s loft in Willimsburg, Brooklyn, photographed by Freunde Von Freunden. A peaceful place in a busy neighborhood, the designer/photographer couple have created such a refreshing living space. They turned the two-floor apartment previously shared by a group of friends into a place that resembles them: cosy and creative. Brick walls, massive windows, wooden furniture and a frenzie of houseplants.