Sunday, June 26, 2016

Crockett & Jones Le Marais

Crockett & Jones have opened a handsome new boutique in Paris - their third in the city. Besides their two other stores, this new store is fittingly in the Le Marais neighborhood.


Fitting because Le Marais is a wonderfully walkable district even within a city that created the flaneur. To enjoy Le Marais means one must be afoot and wearing shoes you like. The store is a very smart addition to the menswear scene in this particular neighborhood.

The new store stocks eight special models available only in this location. I like these models in particular:

Monday, June 20, 2016

Pitti Uomo

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the summer edition of Pitti Uomo in Florence for a day and a half. Thirty-six hours are not nearly enough time to visit 1,200+ exhibitors at the show.

But in my brief time at Pitti 90 I enjoyed conversing with a number of exhibitors and their representatives from Japan, Italy, the UK and France.

The list of exhibitors below is by no means exhaustive but they stand out for me because of their quality, unique history and/or overall aesthetics:

Friday, June 03, 2016

Bruce Boyer's True Style

I packed a copy of True Style by Bruce Boyer on my flight to Paris last fall and optimistically thought I would have time to read it before Christmas 2015. Unfortunately, my studies prevented me from reading this terrific new volume on menswear until recently.

Put simply, this is the best introduction and guide to masculine style currently on the market. It is the prose expression of the sartorial elegance described in the book itself, revealing an adroit knowledge of literature, sociology, history and a subtle tincture of personal experience.

What I enjoyed most is that Boyer combines the practical, informed and unexpected with a sense of ease. Much as true style deserves a moment of considered appreciation, this is a book worthy of an appreciative read. Highly recommended!