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The ship graveyard

le Wednesday 14 March 2012byJoe the "tire-remover"

My new homeland is a region of seamens. Lorient’s origins goes back to 1666. At that time, the Compagnie des Indes orientales was just founded, 2 years ago actually, and decided the set its headquarters in this freshly created port. Later, in 1688, it was the Marine Royale’s turn to establish there, thanks to Colbert’s… Read more

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March LAB x Colette pocket watch

le Thursday 08 March 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

Even if March LA.B is mentionned for the first time in the French Truck, we have been following it with interest since its very beginning in 2009. The brand was created by Alain Marhic and Jérôme Mage, the former lives in Los Angeles while the latter in Biarritz (hence the itinials LA.B). We really think… Read more

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Arpenteur : made in Lyon, France!

le Saturday 03 March 2012byAdel as "the fireman"

Arpenteur is one the few brands which entire collections are made in France. Because we dig their style and concept we decided to go meet Arpenteur’s young designers Laurent and Marc at Capsule Paris. They are from Lyon and they came especially to Paris to present their FW 12 collection. Arpenteur’s creative vision offers a… Read more

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Freeride session at Crevoux

le Tuesday 21 February 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

Crévoux is a small village located near Embrun, Hautes Alpes, France, a small winter sports resort. The kind of resort popular with extreme freeriders: driven snow and a wilder, less exploited soil. In this greyish early day of January, snow had just fallen the evening before. And the migraine caused by the New Year’s Eve… Read more

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SNS Herning sweater

le Friday 17 February 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

The last knit I bought was from SNS Herning, and I absolutely have to tell you guys how great it is. Firstly the brand was created in 1931 in Herning, Denmark. The initials SNS come from the founder’s name: Søren Nielsen Skyt who started making knitwear in the mid 1920′s. He soon learned knitting skills,… Read more

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Royalties: made in France socks

le Friday 10 February 2012byRomano as "the garagerocker"

Hidden at the far end of Capsule Paris’ ground floor, Royalties, a brand launched in 2010, was brightening the suroundings up with their colorful socks : For far too long socks have been formal, plain, then the founders wished to create chic and colored items. Bright-colored socks aren’t necessarily for bad tastes people, on the… Read more

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Bleu de Chauffe Plombier bag

le Monday 31 October 2011byRomano as "the garagerocker"

Did someone ever present you Bleu de Chauffe? This brand specialized in creating bags inspired from those carried by workers during the 20th century? First, you have to know that 100% of the production is made in France, in the Larzac and Sorgues Valleys. Then, know that all the materials used for their creations are… Read more

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Trémoulière Bag

le Friday 07 October 2011byRomano as "the garagerocker"

For back to school we fell in love with Trémoulière, a French brand who 100% creates bags in his homeland. Authenticity, simplicity and sturdiness are keywords to use at will when talking about their bags. Actually Trémoulière makes basics, practical, timeless bags that will never go out of fashion. Most important is about production which… Read more

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Archiduchesse socks

le Friday 30 September 2011byRomano as "the garagerocker"

Autumn has just started, and you are alrealy starting to feel greyness taking possession of your heart. Let’s have a rainbow touch to cheer us up a bit. I concede that English make great socks, but us French do not have to be ashamed about our proper ones! Then I would like to introduce you… Read more

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Veja Domingo Vintage Running Sneakers

le Friday 16 September 2011byRomano as "the garagerocker"

As we saw it at the Seek show in Berlin, Veja is releasing a new style this season called Domingo. Its design is highly inspired by a classic vintage running shoe except with their own personal touch. Then we can have no doubt about it, the Domingo is fairly traded : organic cotton with some… Read more

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