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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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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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Pretty rocks

le Tuesday 20 November 2012byJoe the "tire-remover"

Among all vintage shops in Paris, there is one I especially like: it is called Pretty Box. I have already mentionned them, but still, this is the kind of place you definitely want to keep for your own! Let’s be clear on this point: they are not some random frippery but a real vintage shop…. Read more

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Young Obama t-shirt

le Wednesday 07 November 2012byJoe the "tire-remover"

The French from Smile & Joke did place a bet on Obama’s re-election and planned to release a new t-shirt in his effigy for the occasion. Pure classiness, young Obama with his 70s collared shirt and his big glasses! The “Young Obama’ t-shirt in available in pre-order today, in grey or white for men only… Read more

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Dockers survival kit

le Tuesday 06 November 2012byJoe the "tire-remover"

Bear Grylls is a British adventurer retired from the special forces (SAS) and known for its tv show called Man vs Wild in which he shows how to survive in a hostile environment with a knife, a gourd and a firestone only. The success of this show really inspired Dokers who imagined a survival kit… Read more

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The green door

le Friday 02 November 2012byJoe the "tire-remover"

On a sunday afternoon in Paris. We were waiting for Tony who had planned a photo shooting this day. He was a bit late for his rendez-vous singulier, and we arrived early. Then we totally improvised this series! Outfit of the day: new boots, jeans, graphic t-shirt, my good old leather jacket and a hat…. Read more

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Tom Robinn Hyaluronic serum

le Sunday 28 October 2012byJoe the "tire-remover"

It had been a long time since I had not tested anything from Tom Robinn. A French cosmetic brand which packaging has been redesigned since my first test. This product here is a hyaluronic serum. You may have heard about this barbaric term with hyaluronan (also called hyaluronic acid). Instead of collagen, this substance is… Read more

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Welcome to Jinji

le Saturday 20 October 2012byJoe the "tire-remover"

Rummaging around at Jinji is like a treasure hunt in America, the gold rush, settling of scores rue des Canettes, Paris. Jinji is a temple of legends, authentic producs smelling leather, denim and heavy knit. So, when you’re leaving the shop it is like you are another man. With Romano we went for a stroll… Read more

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Carré Royal wallet

le Friday 19 October 2012byJoe the "tire-remover"

Carré Royal is a brand specialized in leather goods established during the 1950s. In 2006 a leather enthusiast bought it out. Actually, he really relaunched the brand in 2010. Today Carré Royal products can be found at Liberty London, Opening Ceremony New-York or Spiral Marjet Tokyo. In a refined and elegant style, the brand only… Read more

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My blue velvet

le Friday 12 October 2012byJoe the "tire-remover"

As said few weeks ago in our AW12 trends review, corduroy is under the spotlight this current season! How wearing corduroy trousers properly? Here is a possible illustration. To build this outfit I firstly picked these Melinda Gloss corduroy pants (this brand is to be presented in few days around here). Then I wanted to… Read more

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