In this category you can find our articles about a brand or a product history. It is about recent brands we wished to write about and the fascinating story of old brands we all know. We also focus on these “cult” products like jeans, the mythic Air Force One, the trench-coat, the harrington, etc. Still in the category, some articles talking about manufacturing (with a focus on France).
The biker jacket. A garment that oozes so much charisma, that you might decide it’s easier to avoid it completely. I haven’t got the shoulders for it, you tell yourself. It’s making too much of a statement, I’m not that sort of person. As if by wearing it you’ll be sticking a Post-it note on… Read moreno validationandno comment yet for this article.
Summer has finally come, and everyone can now start to enjoy some hot waves, even in the Mediterranean sea! Let’s take boardshorts out of our closet now. Though they were created for surfing, boardshorts have expanded to a wider public over the years. Well, try not to show off exaggerately if the last time you… Read moreno validationandno comment yet for this article.
“Selvedge” is a word that you probably heard many times if you are directly or indirectly interested in trousers, jackets, shirts and everything else made with denim. Where does it come from? Why is this word never off jeans amateur’s lips? Let’s start with the beginning, by definition selvedge is the contraction of “Self Edge”,… Read moreno validationandno comment yet for this article.
The bomber went through the lastest decades without a wrinkle. It has transcended its original purpose to become a real icon of the pop and fashion culture. Many pieces of the men wardrobe today take their origin from the past military clothing, and the bomber jacket can be considered as a typical example of transition… Read moreno validationandno comment yet for this article.
A piece of chic is the name of a brand from Lyon created in 2011. A nice project I have discovered last December with few pictures of their silk scarves. I could meet the creator Sébastien Chirpaz in a Parisian bistrot since then, the brand was at its very beginning. Their collection has now arrived… Read moreno validationand2 comments for this article.
Like the white sneaker or the Oxford shoe, casual shoes also have their icon. Halfway between formal and informal, one would dare saying that now it will never go out of fashion. Faux pas is a road you can easily take, but it keeps us on the right way. In 2013, it is 64 years… Read moreno validationandno comment yet for this article.
We first met Leon Flam at the Who’s Next trade show winter 2012, in last January, where the were introducing their first collection. This young/aged French brand specialized in accessories has a workshop located in Paris since 1924, where their grand father (who is the original creator) was handcrafting leather and canvas luggage. At that… Read moreno validationandno comment yet for this article.
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 moreno validationandno comment yet for this article.