I couldn’t exactly interview Tommy Ton and Adam Katz Sinding without talking to the father of streestyle blogs himself, The Sartorialist, aka Scott Schuman. So on Saturday afternoon, after the Dior Homme show had finished, we caught a car from way out in the 15th Arrondissement to the centre of Paris, and talked the entire way about all sorts of interesting things, including how he differentiates himself from the next generation of streestyle photographers and his take on the cult of Chiara Ferragni. But first, I asked him about his relationship with Garance Doré, and more specifically, about how it began on social media and ended on social media. His honesty was refreshing.Click to Continue!
Hello friends! It’s been a while since I noticed a specific trend emerge from a menswear season that felt fresh — and powerful — enough to really change what guys are wearing, but this season I saw three; all of which are surprisingly easy to recreate with what you most likely already have going on in your wardrobe. Hooray!Click to Continue!
1. On Tuesday in Paris, I woke up at 5:00am, caught a cab to Charles de Gaulle, walked into Terminal 1, and discovered that my United Airlines flight to Newark had been cancelled due to a snowstorm in New York. I waited in line for 30 minutes with 400 or so disgruntled passengers, and finally got to the counter where a surly Parisienne told me that I could catch the American Airlines flight to JFK, leaving four hours later. The flight was delayed. I boarded at 12:30pm, waited on the tarmac for an extra hour due to plane traffic, then took off for NYC. When we neared New York, we were told that there were two other flights attempting to land simultaneously, so we circled the city for an hour before we were allowed to land.Click to Continue!
Matvey Lykov at Thom Browne. Bonjour mes amis! Here’s the final lot of photos from my disposable camera that I shot while I was in Paris in June. It’s the last reminder of 2013’s summer, which has been a crazy few months. I’m not that big on astrology *lies* but is there a weird thing happening with the planets right now? Because everybody I know is acting completely mental in the best possible way but also in the worst possible way. Mercury rising? The fall of Jupiter? Something going on with Uranus? Everything’s changing in New York. Who knows whatClick to Continue!
When you’ve got the early-morning slot at Paris Fashion Week, it’s a good idea to give people a compelling reason to make the trek an hour across town for your show — namely, coffee. But Kenzo went one step further, serving freshly pressed juices from banana and apple-clad beach shacks to the masses. Humberto Leon and Carol Lim had their native California on the mind this season, despite the fact they can no longer call it home (the pair spend half their time in Paris, the other half in New York). And what better way to show their affinity forClick to Continue!
Calvin Klein F/W 11/12. Photo: Katherine Lowe I had breakfast with a lovely young lady from Calvin Klein this morning, which got me thinking about a puffer sweater from the brand’s Fall/Winter 2011/12 collection that I sorely regret not purchasing. As you can see from the photo above, it was raspberry red, perfectly boxy, and blessed with gargantuan sleeves that’d make a real man out of any narrowly proportioned whippersnapper. Like many other members of the fashion media (not to mention the world at large), I have never really earned a salary that would allow me the luxury of extravagantClick to Continue!
So… This is awkward. For the first time in my entire blogging career, I’ve gone 10 days without posting. It started innocently enough with me thinking I needed a change from the way things have been going (should I transition everything to WordPress? To Tumblr? Redesign? I don’t know?) then as the days passed, that need to put fingers to keyboard never hit. I spent time with Katherine and James Lowe, who were both blogging up a storm, and went to a few fashion week shows, and every day I’d think – I really should write something, but I justClick to Continue!
Photos: Katherine Lowe Can Kris Van Assche convince the Dior-wearing man to don Oxford bags? Or, even more pressing, Oxford bags with matching-coloured turtle neck sweaters? So many questions! So little time! Held in the Paris Tennis Stadium miles away from the city, the Dior Homme catwalk was a parquet-floored hotel ballroom; fires ablaze in the far wall, crystal chandeliers twinkling from above.But judging from the fashion on display – wide-brimmed hats pulled low over the face, capes, and black on black knee length coats, the hotel in question may have been of the Californian variety – you can checkClick to Continue!
Photo: NY Times Back on shoes again, this time of the white jazz variety. The New York Times‘ T blog currently features Mark Ronson in a story about his penchant for the infamous Repetto jazz shoe. Repetto’s white jazz shoes have a bit of a history among well dressed rockstars, with Serge Gainsbourg reportedly tearing through 30 pairs a year from the 1970s till his death in 1991. How anybody could go through 30 pairs of shoes per year is beyond me, but who am I to say so – those were different times.I had a brief dalliance with theClick to Continue!
Photos: style.com Junya Watanabe – Whoever said ‘East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet,’ obviously hadn’t figured Japanese fashion designers into the equation. Hermes – I know what you’re thinking, what’s so high end about a tee shirt and pants combo? Let me tell you. The tee shirt’s suede, and it’s worth more than New Zealand’s GDP. Dries Van Noten – And this singlet’s spun from the purest white gold. Not really, but it’s still pretty gangsta to throw a beater down the catwalk. Dior Homme – For those days when you just can’tClick to Continue!