Our latest selection is inspired by the dapper bearded man. And you can’t be dapper unless that beard is propperly groomed. That’s where The Brighton Beard Company comes in. Lloyd and Jessica, who launched the brand last year in Brighton, England provide the essential when it comes beard-care: waxes, oils and combs. And they do it in style. The imagery of the company is inspired by the scenic South Coast of England and each product is named after a local smugglers from the area.
This week my streetstyle inspiration comes form this shot: three gentlemen shot by Christopher Fenimore in Florence for the blog Four Pins during Italy’s men Fashion Week Pitti Uomo. Our selection #74 being inspired by the imagery of barber shops, I chose a picture that celebrates facial hair… And style, of course. A wealth of blazers and pocket squares.
- Regular fit chino AMI - 95 pounds
- Umbrella made in France Kumo – 175 euros
- Leather cardholder JM & Sons – 85 dollars
- Ox horn beard comb The Brighton Beard Company – 25 pounds
- Artisan worker’s soap Hudson Made via LA Gent – 11 pounds
- Navy bomber jacket APC - 260 euros
- Creampot Tom’s beard balm The Brighton Beard Company – 11.95 pounds
- Tortoise sunglasses Dom Vetro via LA Gent – 155 pounds
- Cotton French cartable Miniseri – 88.50 euros
- Beard oil The Brighton Beard Company – 6.95 pounds
- Brogues Archie Grenson – 255 euros
- Tee shirt barber shop Le Barbu - 30 euros
What a treat to stumble upon architect David Baker’s San Francisco loft shot by Dwell. He doesn’t try to hide his bikes from the view and I really like that. Instead, they act as an installation of art and accent the main room. I love the high ceilings, the textured rugs and the Californian light that flows through.
As part of our selection #73 dedicated to cycling, I selected several products from the online store Bicy. Why? Because I love their collection that ranges from the most classic and traditional (like this British leather saddle by Brooks that has been around for over 100 years) to the most next level (like the LED lights that you can charge via a USB port or the plastic cup holder from Swedish brand Bookman). Lovers of bikes and aficionados of beautiful objects alike: check them out!
I discovered the New York photographer and blogger William Yan back in 2010 when I first lived in the city. I even met her at an event in the East Village and he snapped my picture (I need to find it!). Today I feel inspired by a picture he shot back in 2012 : this young fellow chilling on his bike. As part of our selection #73 we had to feature a cyclist. And that one is most nonchalant, isn’t he? Speaking on his iPhone, wearing a beanie, a checkered shirt and rolled up jeans.
I loved La Fonction‘s first release, La Fonction N°1. A mobile office of an exceptional quality and a flawless finish. The young French label is back at it with La Fonction N°1.2. This time, the portable secretary is smaller, but as technical. It’s the perfect format for the modern entrepreneur who carries his smartphone and laptop everywhere, and is as comfortable in meetings than at the coffee shop. And we love the camel / navy combo.