Archives ofApril 2008

Short leather jacket

le Monday 28 April 2008byJoe the "tire-remover"

Latest in the “you can sometimes get nice surprises from big brands” series, I went to have a look in Devred for the first time in…ages! And I found this little leather jacket: -Hey, this jacket’s nice! Let’s take a closer look. Yeah, it’s really nice: I like the pocket design and the aviator style… Read more

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“Il fait beau” beauty parlour

This is the latest installment in my adventure “on the trail of Men’s beauty parlours”, with a trip to “Il fait beau” at 51 rue des Archives, in the Marais (they have another salon at 57 rue des Peupliers à Boulogne). It opened two years ago, and offers a modern, stylish setting for beauty treatments… Read more

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American Apparel Hoodie

le Friday 25 April 2008byJoe the "tire-remover"

As spring has been slow to arrive, how do you fancy a hoodie? I will show you a selection of a few good brands so you don’t catch a cold during this rather temperamental end-of-season weather. The first in the series is from American Apparel. They’re well known for their basics and their premium quality,… Read more

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Men’s sunglasses: trends for 2008

le Tuesday 22 April 2008byJoe the "tire-remover"

Let’s start with a non-trendy style, as it never goes out of fashion: the aviator, which has been present in every new collection since it was created by Ray Ban in 1936. This basic has once again formed the inspiration for many fashion houses (Dior, Cavalli, Tom Ford…) and designers (Berryl, Porsche Design…). The main… Read more

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Vichy Homme: New Range

le Tuesday 15 April 2008byJoe the "tire-remover"

Vichy was one of the pioneers for mens’ cosmetics with the launch of its basic range in 1988. It was rebranded Vichy Homme in 2001 with the white, grey and red packaging that you may be familiar with. We have talked about it before with a test of the Silicium-R treatment (article in French). As… Read more

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April 77

le Thursday 10 April 2008byJunior the “conker”

The opening of the April 77 did happen, as we said it would, and I decided to go and have a look. It’s at 49 rue de Saintonge, at the top of the Rue de Turenne, on the corner of a fairly quiet crossroads (Nearest métro station: filles du calvaires) From the outside: The slim… Read more

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New team!

le Thursday 03 April 2008byJoe the "tire-remover"

I have the pleasure and honour of presenting you the new French Truckers team (straight off the back of the lorry). As of this week, we’ve some new truckers: Streetwise” Jay, “street” fashion and culture correspondant Junior “the conker”, our youngest friend, “college trend” correspondant Vassilli our “Big Brother”, special envoy, who will regularly report… Read more

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