NEWS IN STYLE DIARY
The Louis Vuitton Monogramouflage Keepall was a limited edition for the fall 08 collection. It was actually a collaboration between Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. The keepall is entirely covered with the “monogramouflage” canvas and trimmed in vachetta or natural cowhide leather. Pretty badass for a Vuitton bag huh ? Read the rest of this entry »
“The premier screening of O’Mast, a documentary by Gianluca Migliarotti, exploring the culture and tradition of tailors and tailoring in Naples. For lovers of Italian culture and craftsmanship, it is a gentle but engaging glimpse of life in the city. It focuses on a handful of tailors, tailoring aficionados and industry heavyweights speaking about their origins, views on style and the how the city of Naples makes it all possible.” Via The Armoury
Nike SB and Skate Mental have worked together on the Dunk High LR Premium. We love Skate Mental’s funny and original graphics and somehow irony on skateboarding culture. This collaboration with Nike SB is made of the same cool design we’re used to with fake roller wheels painted on the sole. The ultimate skate shoes ? Read the rest of this entry »
How to start 2013 like a boss? Well, get one of those Louis Vuitton President case that have become a must-have to carry millions of dollars in cash or dozens of Patek Philippe watches. Buy it here (price tells a lot about the exclusiveness of this product).
Well, let me share a brief anecdote about Louis Vuitton: In 1830, a provincial young frenchman, walked the 400 km from his hometown to glorious Paris. Eventually he was hired as a ”layetier”, a kind of manservant who woud pack your trunks. He must have done his duties really well, because he caught the attention of Napoleon III who hired the young frenchman to be Empress Eugénie personal ”layetier”. The young Frenchman’s name was Louis Vuitton and in 1854 he opened his own trunk-making firm in Paris. By 1913, the Louis Vuitton flagship on Champs-Elysées was the largerst store for travel-goods in the world! Read the rest of this entry »
Year after year, the problem remains the same: what should I get him for Christmas? A gift he will appreciate is a product he wanted to buy at one point but he eventually did not because he thought it was not worth it or he had others pirorities in mind… All the stuffs we are presenting this week are typically this kind of gifts! We actually made this first selection on MrPorter’s shop:
London Undercover Navajo Umbrella (link) // Aesop Grooming Kit (link) // Cire Trudon Cinnamon Candle (link) // Fine Wines Assouline Book (link) // Lanvin Tie Clip (link) // J. Crew Crocodile Flask (link) // Miansai Leather Bracelet (link) // Anderson’s tricolor Belt (link) // The Sartorialist Closer by Scott Schuman Book (link) Read the rest of this entry »
Earlier this year, our friends at BonneGueule blog launched a series of cool collaborations with renown brands. Starting with a pair of straight raw jeans, then a basic white tee with Ly Adams I wore during our trip in the US, they are now releasing a grey wool flannel blazer they designed in collaborations with a brand we particularly like Melinda Gloss. We quite appreciate the color, the tailored cut, and the wooded buttons! Want to know more about this blazer, check out their blog. Read the rest of this entry »
DONDA’s Creative Director and Co-Owner of RSVP Gallery, Virgil Abloh looks like the man to follow closely. He’s a Chicago native and Kanye West’s longtime personal Art Director. You understand he’s the guy responsible for this street-couture movement that mixes luxury fashion (Givenchy, Alexander Wand, Chanel…) with traditional hip-hop ornaments. We’d spotted Kanye and ASAP Mob members wearing some of Abloh’s Pyrex clothing back in may but missed the train. We won’t miss it twice though as we have the link and looks from the latest Pyrex Vision offerings !! SHOP at RSVP Gallery right now !! Read the rest of this entry »
Zoo York is an East Coast minded clothing and skating label with strong influences by graffiti, hip-hop, punk, and everything in between. The Manhattan-based brand stores a wide range of casual, utilitarian looks for men and women that melt military tones with iconic Zoo York City imagery. The company takes its legitimacy from the Zoo Crew, which includes original NYC graffiti artists, designers, musicians, BMX riders, and some of the biggest names in the skateboard community. The Soul Artists of Zoo York sprang to life from Manhattan’s Riverside Park in the early 70s and built a booming scene with aerosol, skateboards, block rockin’ beats, and a defining originality. The term Zoo York eventually symbolized NYC’s underground sect of artists, b-boys, skateboarders, punks, and their various creative off-shoots. In 1993, OG skateboarders Rodney Smith, Eli Gessner and Adam Schatz teamed up to found the East Coast’s first true skateboarding-inspired lifestyle brand – Zoo York. The trio siphoned creative inspiration from NYC’s rapidly evolving skateboarding, hip-hop, and graffiti scenes to produce a variety of culturally relevant products that were dark and gritty like New York City. What started off as a simple line of decks and T-shirts steadily grew into a complete streetwear collection marked by military surplus, urban-athletic styling that was designed to withstand the city’s rugged terrain. Check out their website and watch the video below ! Read the rest of this entry »
For its 80th anniversary, Lacoste celebrates one of the most iconic pieces of clothing ever invented, the L.12.12 polo shirt, and shows the polo of the future in a really cool video by MNSTR Agency. Back in 1933, René Lacoste launched industrial scale production of the polo shirt he called L.12.12. L is for Lacoste, 1 refers to the Cotton Petit Piqué fabric, 2 to the Short Sleeve style, and 12 to the number of prototypes made before René Lacoste gave his approval… In three days, we’ll be december 12th – 12/12/12. But today, we get you an exclusive preview of the video made for the occasion !! Come back next wednesday on Lacoste’s dedicated website for the 80th celebration for I heard they’ll have some pretty amazing things happening !! Just sayin’ !