Archives ofMay 2012

Nike Blazer : a basketball legend

le Thursday 31 May 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

Since the release in 2009 of the Blazer Vintage reissue, this model hzs known a certain success. For a long time it was sort of lost, but as the seasons were passing, it soon became a sure bet, an essential of men’s wardrobes in both high and low versions. Why is the Blazer so popular?… Read more

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Monsieur Jean-Yves bow ties

le Tuesday 29 May 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

I had a girlfriend once who did not like me wearing bow ties, calling me outdated. Has she ever heard about Monsieur Jean-Yves? It is a brand established and created in 2009 at Place Vendôme, Paris. All of their creations are composed by real bow ties (to tie yourself) and fake ones, using the best… Read more

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APC navy blazer

le Friday 25 May 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

If you want to take a step forward into ready to wear formal clothing, you may think about A.P.C. Actually, they are my personal safe bet, specially regarding suiting. As everyone needs, at least, one navy blazer to match with jeans or formal trousers, A.PC. is a top notch pick in such field. It is… Read more

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Sandro dressed shirt

le Wednesday 23 May 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

Once the hot season has arrived you may need an elegant white shirt to dress up for all weddings and cocktails parties you are going to be invited in. Sandro has the perfect one. In few years this brand which originally proposed only womenswear lines till 2008, has become a standard in the Parisian dandy… Read more

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Bleu de Paname fatigue trousers

le Friday 18 May 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

Bleu de Paname, one of our favourite French Brands, keeps revisiting workwear in their contemporary vision. For spring/summer 2012 they have followed the same idea, the one which made them so popular today. Being fed up with classic chinos, I am seriously considering to get another pair of their Fatigue trousers which I like to… Read more

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Vans x Kenzo Era

le Wednesday 16 May 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

Definitely THE collab you have to get quickly for this summer, even more if you are a sneakers collector. For may 2012 Kenzo teams up with Vans to rework the iconic Era in a Japanese flavour. The two creative directors from Kenzo, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim ware originally both fans of the californian skateboarding… Read more

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Men depilation: what solution?

Whether it is about aesthetics or comfort, the beginning of the summer season could make you think about waxing this wild forest. The problem is: you are kind of lost in the middle of the tweezer, the razor, the depilatory cream, the hot-wax, the laser, the pulsed light, so what solution is better? Here is… Read more

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Adidas Rod Laver history

le Monday 14 May 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

Stan Smith is a model of leather shoe, the first to be designed for tennis, which was released in 1964 but which would bear this name only from 1974. Following its popularity, Adidas started collaborating in 1970 with Rod Laver, who will be recognized later as one of the best tennis player ever. Of Australian… Read more

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Kreutzberg, Berlin

le Saturday 12 May 2012byTony the “Cement maker“

Sometimes you just can’t explain why… mi-season breaks can only go well, like my weekend in Berlin in March. The unusual sun for this part of the year has been kind of a “red thread” for our stay. I have been visiting Berlin regularly these last few years and I have really never seen such… Read more

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Cuisse de Grenouille ties

le Friday 11 May 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

Cuisse de Grenouille is a young French brand we met at the Capsule Paris winter 2012. It was created by three friends: Lucas, Alexis and Raphaël, sharing a passion for surf, who decided to revisit menswear staples in a colorful way. In their SS12 line can be found among others, those wool hand knitted ties… Read more

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