Archives ofNovember 2012

Behind the Scenes : ASOS

le Friday 30 November 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

Few days ago we went to London visiting ASOS headquarters. Since its beginning in 2000, ASOS is established in the British Capital with around 1000 persons working there! One of the biggest site in Europe, maybe THE biggest. So we’ve been shown around the studios (photo and design), the catwalk and the whole working area… Read more

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Peacoat History

le Wednesday 28 November 2012byJoe the "tire-remover"

Origins As it is for most style of coats, the peacoat has a military origin. It would have been firstly created for Royal Navy midshipmen, probably from around the beginning of the 18th century. The word peacoat would come from the Dutch “Pijjekker” meaning “coarse wool”. Pronounced with an English accent, it has become “pea-jacket”,… Read more

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Menlook.co.uk giveaway £100 voucher to win!

le Tuesday 27 November 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

Since 2011 the French menswear online shop Menlook launched their version dedicated to U.K people. Ran by fashion enthusiasts, they propose a great selection of casual, hight-street and luxury brands such as Acne, Common Projects, Gloverall, Norse Projects or Vans. Staying in Paris or Lyon you could also visit their two shops, chic as contemporary,… Read more

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Quimper’s cobblestones

le Tuesday 27 November 2012byJoe the "tire-remover"

Quimper is great! There are cobblestones, old houses, remparts… On the contrary of other cities in Britanny like Brest or Lorient, these calm parts were not wiped off the map during World War II, so they kept their charm of yesterday. For this short autumnal walk in the Old Quimper I have put my favourite… Read more

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Veja SPMA Multico Emeraude

le Sunday 25 November 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

The SPMA (« Sao Paulo, Mon Amour ») is a style Veja released in 2009. Since then, each season they give the model many new colorways among which the “Multico Emeraude”. Of course it still meets all Veja’s ethical and ecological requirements with an Amazonian wild rubber sole, vegetal tanned leather (from acacia extract) and… Read more

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A breath of fresh air

le Saturday 24 November 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

Fresh, the weather wasn’t this day, rue Saint-James, when I went to shop Le Rayon Frais, in Bordeaux. Fresh, as what I’m wearing in this photo series: a Bleu de Paname moleskine coat with a wool lining, and pair of exclusive leopard Mark McNairy derbies. Fresh, are the products of the opposite grocer’s shop where… Read more

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Jewelery for men

le Friday 23 November 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

To a lot of people, the word jewelry instantly brings up the image of a woman wearing something on her finger like a diamond ring. Perhaps she has on a necklace with colored stones, or another item that definitely equates with being feminine. Not only do men wear jewelry – remember the “gold chain” era… Read more

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APC corduroy jacket

le Friday 23 November 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

This APC jacket is exactly the kind of lasting purchase that must be acquired during any sales period. It is quite typical of what can be expected from APC, chic, fitted and marked with the French brand details. Basically, it is shaped like a typical denim jacket, very short, with a flat pleat along the… Read more

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10 sites to shop Black Friday sales

le Friday 23 November 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

80′s Purple Up to 30% off the whole website with brands such as Brixton, Herschel Supply Co., Naked & Famous, Nixon, Stussy… Enter the code “BLACK30″ at checkout. www.80spurple.com Dogfunk Up to 50% off many items for the leading snowboardwear online shop. As the winter season approaches, it is definitely time to get your new… Read more

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Balibaris : Fairly essential

le Thursday 22 November 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

As they just opened their first store Rue de Marseille, Paris, near Canal Saint-Martin, we thought this would be a perfect occasion to introduce you Balibaris, which is obviously one of our favourite French brand these times: In 2010, the French brand Balibaris started with a precise idea: to revisit menswear essentials with nice fabrics… Read more

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