Discovering the adult world with Baxter of California

Whether you wear a beard, a moustache, a goatee or sideburns, we all went through the same thing. Some were precocious, some other waited longer… In any case, this is a step men can’t avoid. Who never locked himself in the bathroom to discover his body when mommy and daddy were out? Through this video, Baxter of California shows us the key transition moment from adolescence to adulthood, to real manhood.

Genius stroke for this skincare specialist who confirms with humor how difficult can be a first time…

St Goustan port, Brittany

Looks the 5 November 2013 by Max as "the driver"

Romano came spending few days in Brittany, least we can say is we didn’t stay quiet. As soon as he had finished shooting the look “On the Run” in Lorient, there he was, driving towards Kerbastic for a new photo shoot. The day after, we met at this little port called St Goustan, I didn’t want him to miss anything during his stay here. The outfit was adapted, peacoat from Petit Bateau and brown chinos from Minimum echoeing the half-timbered houses.

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Kost desert boots

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I didn’t bring Romano in St Goustan to remind him his birthport (as he is from Marseille), just to make him discover the charm of this coastal village. Only two steps from the café terrace where we were sitting was the Loc’h ramps, abutments of the old castle of Auray.

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It was now time to have a walk in the narrow streets of St Goustan, very authentic. The city being built in a basin, there are many difference of heights from each side of the river. Once you reach the top, going down these sloping streets can turn to be a tough thing. As always with Romano, we couldn’t remain serious and our visit ended with short hops all along the slope.

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Coat: Petit Bateau
Shirt: Selected
Chinos: Minimum
Belt: Selected
Bag: Cowboy’s Belt
Shoes: Kost

From cotton to a pair of jeans

Nudie jeans have always kept a transparent communication regarding their whole production process. Today, the Swedish brand opens the door of their factories in a video untitled “From cotton to a pair of jeans”. They show us all steps required to manufacture jeans: from the cotton harvest, its weaving to the product shipment. What an interesting video for all denim lovers, where the music and the machines noises create here a real dynamic.

Such a nice video we wanted to share, which could remind you of Dexter credits as well.

Biker jacket for men

Following our look at the history of the biker jacket earlier in the week, we decided now would be a good time to give you some advice about wearing this garment. Because while wearing a leather jacket is difficult enough, wearing a Perfecto well is even harder! For starters, there are loads of different types: there’s the vintage style à la Tommy Ramone, then there’s the casual and more relaxed cut, and then there’s the minimalist style which comes sans belt and sans epaulette. Before you decide which of these is right for you, take a look at our tips:

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How do I wear it?

Being a short jacket, the Perfecto suits all body shapes. It will make the legs of the vertically challenged appear longer, as well as highlighting those of the longer-limbed. It’s also great for medium-sized men. Whatever style jacket you choose, the rocker look (Converse/jeans/t-shirt) is always a safe way of wearing your motorcycle jacket.
Essentially the Perfecto is a casual wear jacket; it’s difficult to imagine it looking good with a smart shirt. T-shirts and denim shirts are ideal companions for the biker jacket. On the bottom, chinos are a bit too preppy and clean-cut to wear with the bad-boy Perfecto. Opting for jeans is much better. Easy does it though, not too ripped; you’re not Kurt Cobain. Raw, black or grey denim should do the trick. As for footwear, we think trainers, boots or desert shoes look best.

If you’re investing in a designer biker jacket, these can look just the ticket with tracksuit bottoms and a subtle pair of hi-top trainers.

Which one shall I choose?

The first thing to check out when buying a biker jacket – and this is even more important than the style – is the quality of the leather. Check it doesn’t look fake, isn’t too thin and grainy, and doesn’t have any marks on it. As you will see, the price of leather garments varies significantly according to what animal it comes from and how the item has been designed. The products produced by the top brands are often extremely pricey, but this is because the leather is of the highest possible quality. By and large, we can assess spending over €1000 for a jacket is fantasy (even less than €1000). Which just leaves the cut of the jacket. With cut, it depends wholly on what you’re after and what style you want; it’s either wide and belted, or closely fitted to the body. Check the zip is not too tight around your chest when it’s fastened – this means the jacket is too small. Watch out too for too much of a gap around your hips – this means it’s too big. To get you started with some ideas, here is a selection of Perfectos to suit all budgets:

cheap perfectos

(1) River Island : £65
(2) ASOS : £125
(3) Selected : £240
(4) Topman : £160

perfecto average

(1) Levi’s : £340
(2) Allsaints : £348
(3) French Connection : £300
(4) Edwin : £540
(5) Jofama : £360

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(1) Ventcouvert : £670
(2) BLK Denim : £836
(3) Levi’s Made & Crafted : £887€
(4) Acne : £1200
(5) Rick Owens : £1345

Welcome to Kerbastic

Looks the 29 October 2013 by Romano as "the garagerocker"

This look is different on many points. Firstly because it is my first of the season. Secondly because it features a guest. Delphine is a blogger as well, a new neighbour living in Brittany, writing on Ladyblogue. Delphine isn’t a fashion blogger and she is not used to pose on photos. But she was curious about discovering how we worked on a shooting. I think this experience allowed her to realise what upstream work it represented and spend a nice afternoon (trying not to laugh on photos).

domaine de kerbastic

landowner domain

reiss jacket

Thirdly, this photo shoot was made with the English brand Reiss which I knew from my previous trips in the UK. I remember the first time I entered in one of their stores, it was in Cardiff during a trip in Wales 2 years ago. This look features 3 pieces from Reiss. I really liked this green jacket, halfway between a trench-coat and a hunting jacket. Style, fit, everything was perfect to throw myself in an adventure! Reiss can’t be found in France. When I have chosen the jeans, it was from their online store as well, I couldn’t try them. A nice surprise came then, they fitted really well and I liked their color. The third piece from Reiss is a pair of boots, a shape in harmony with this outfit and the whole photo shoot’s atmosphere.

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reiss boots

into the gardens

the master of kerbastic

hedus cardigan

frye bag

Finally, this photo shoot is out of the ordinary as it was took by Romano who was here to spend holidays in Brittany for the first time. For such an event, whe had chosen an exceptional setting, the Domaine the Kerbastic with a charming hotel, beautiful gardens and a chapel. An ideal place to escape from reality and imagine ourselves being rich landowners walking in their property. Welcome to the domain!

the pianist

hidden in the castle

ladyblogue

man and wife

Cap: Stetson
Trench-coat: Reiss
Bag: Frye
Cardigan: Hèdus
Shirt: Maison Standards
Jeans: Reiss
Boots: Reiss

Delphine :
Coat: Sessun
Blouse: By Monshowroom
Skirt: IRO
Boots: Vintage

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