LOVE FOR ROLLNECKS

FRENCH Version : here !

Greetings my dear readers,

I don’t know you but today (the day I wrote this article) I took the entire snow came from the sky in a quite hard way .. You know that bloody 30th of november when all insta’ stories of Paris were full of falling snow .. Well, know that at this time I was outside, coming back from the new collection’s party of VICTO Paris, and I finally succeed to enter the subway .. Looking like a snowman ! But anyway ..

Today, the subject is simple and well organized .. or should I say, well rolled ?

Those days, you should have seen me wearing rollnecks ? Is this a new thing ? A fantasy of mine or is it a fashion trend ?

This is a mix of all of it !

I has always been admirative about turtlenecks, but I didn’t wear any because I didn’t have any .. See, it could sounds crazy but I think I used to wait for them to fall from the sky and touch down my wardrobe directly.. in vein ! So I have decided to catch up wasted time and ordered four or them in the same week. Their colors ? Secret !

The rollneck

To me, even if I wear some since couples of weeks, it is a must-have and a classic of everyone’s closet. Opting for a turtleneck in an united color will make it even more easy to wear then it already is.

The roll-neck is a practical sweater, elegant and comfortable. Easy to wear with everything and if the composition of the roll-neck is made from wool, merinos or cashmere or why not alpaga even baby-cashmere, so your roll-neck will be highly comfortable. To finish, it’s elegant ! Well … Sometimes it could be associated to a more casual style. Demonstration !

How to wear roll-neck

1rst case : With a blazer

For the season, it’s perfect to wear a soft wool and cashmere mixed roll-neck in order to replace the usual shirt under a blazer or a jacket.

2nd case : With a jacket

More casual, this solution is easy ! No headache at the morning when you wake up and you’re about to compose the outfit of the day. Unlike with the blazer, in that case you can pull out the thick turtleneck from your closet. Main purpose is to stay warm in cold times, remember ?! Special mention for my friend Josnert Gutierrez who perfectly mastered how to wear his roll-neck with a colorful bomber 😉

3rd case : With a long wool coat

You have a little view available but quick, on my article named « ATTITUDE »

Overwise ..

You can copy those examples right there especially if you got thick turtleneck. Several styles are possibles : coordinate your coat and roll-neck’s color or put some contrast in your outfit for a better effect.

4th case : With an overshirt

I like this style in particular because I don’t see it very often. This is kind of rare actually.. Very relaxed I admit, but with the good association, the combinaison of the two gives good results.

5th case :  With a suit

For men or women who want to change a bit the classical suit&shirt then suit&roll-neck is an appropriate and a smart way to stay in the formalism and professionalism of the workwear in cold season.

Voila !

I hope you enjoyed the reading and that it could help you to make the first step to the turtleneck or take it off your closet. I’m waiting for your return and comments ! 😉

See ya !

VELVET IS BACK AGAIN

Hi there,

I am sure I’ve missed you (admit it !), so today, as you could have read it before, I will speak a little about the velvet.

This is kind of funny because this is technically fall but choses days I have the feeling to be in winter already even if there is sometimes « hot temperature » for the season .. Well all of it to tell you that for a lot of people, velvet is back again !

Little preview of one of my looks with a pin green velvet blazer 😉

Definition

According to the dictionary, velvet is « a fabric of silk, nylon, acetate, rayon, etc., sometimes having a cottonbacking, with a thick, soft pile formed of loops of the warp threadeither cut at the outer end or left uncut. »

Now, you can explain precisely what is velvet.

However, it is fine to define it without a doubt but do you know what is wearable in velvet ?

Velvet clothes

I am about to classify the all thing with subtitles for more praticity and estheticism what do you think ?

The vest :

One of the basics of a man’s wardrobe is the velvet vest. Smoking or blazer, this is actually a very refined fabrics, which is more often weared only during christmas’s eve and the new year’s eve .. sadly ! It still is a wearable piece with a jean or a classic trousers and chino. So, gentlemen, please make an effort, this is not as hard as it seems I assure you !

The trousers :

An other great basic of men’s wardrobe : the velvet trousers. Abandoned like .. years ago because of the image of our grandpa we all got in mind, wearing a brown suede jacket, a fitted cap and his large cream velvet trousers. Now the velvet trousers has come again in our closet. Unlike other kind of trousers, this one is easier to wear than you think, demonstration !

Smoking and Tuxedo :

Obviously, the smoking in velvet while fall or winter is perfectly on point (we will préfère the velvet than the corduroy..) Why ? We are joining the same point once more : the natural shining side gives for sure a fine and elegant aspect to your outfit. It is a perfect and precise way to be dress for special occasion. However, be careful on your choice because the velvet is a difficult fabric to cut and work on so it is necessary that your smoking jacket is well made.. A few words again before some pictures, dare ware colored smoking jacket in velvet, please ! Illustration …

blinked eyefor a certain tailor based in London who you may know for the most movies lovers among us 😉

So, convinced ? I am curions to know if wear or will wear a velvet jacket, smoking jacket or trousers in the next weeks ?

See ya !!

Last one for the road 😉

THE AUTHENTIC HUARACHE

Hello my dear readers,

The subject of the day is a lovely brand I met this summer in Paris and for which I’ve been taken with one of their specialities. Let me introduce you .. MAPACHE !

 

I met the two persons who created the brand during the Great Market of Stalingrad in Paris which gathered in one place several artisans and handmakers from South America.. (You can have a look at the event on Facebook). I was invited by my friend, CEO of Lylyandbekah, We were discovering with pleasure and enthusiasm all the present corners : food, jewelry, leather goods, clothes and shoes .. When I suddenly saw the corner of MAPACHE.

Here are the huarache shoes I took ! I was seduced for the aspect in one hand, and for its lightness and finishes of this one in another hand.

What do you think of my shoes ?

THE BRANDS

The entreprise has been funded by two young french boys but take its roots in Mexico. This way, this interesting mix between cultures and know-how give us unique pieces with true finishes. On their online store, you could figure out that there’s every kind of style possible. They designed a women line and a unisexe one. Be sure you could be seduce (as I was) by theirs models. The unisexual products are split into two categories : the authentique, which is the ones I chose, and the classic ones that you can see ..

Indeed, there is two possible déclinaisons of the Classic : the one which is a sort of one-cut (the upper pic) and the other one which is braided starting from the lacing. Different structures for different results !

After that, the two creators and designers are proposing to ladies exclusives pieces. I saw it myself, you have to trust when I say that the women love them.. Lets see it !

To finish, for those who like to read my articles until the end, that there is some interesting sales on the website 😉

Bye bye !

MORE STRIPES PLEASE !

Morning (or Night for some of you) to everyone,

I hope you haven’t missed me since the last article.

The subject I decided to treat was inspired by the beautiful Sylvaine when we were visiting a museum : the stripes !

Striped clothes are basics that we can often observe, larges or in the contrary, more subtle.

According to our own style we like to wear very thin stripes on a smart suit to work in a first han or to wear thick ones for an extravagant style depending of the context (often informal rendez-vous). Let’s take the case of our dear Sylvaine who wears a basic blue and white striped blouse with its belt, and a large black trouser with black high-heels.

By my side, I opted for a smart mix between a softly striped double-breasted suit and my excentricité side. This is in that state of mind that I shopped this nice summer striped suit. I let you have a look at it.

Advices :

Stripes are cool but always with moderation ! This is obvious that stripes’ orientation will have different impacts depending on your physical appearance and it will be simply because of optical illusions that stripes’ orientation can produce.

Horizontally : If there is a clothe which immediately comes to my mind is the « marinière » from French Bretagne. The largest the stripes are the less you will look tall and suddently you will look like you took weigh on, but if you choose for example a thiner striped top (still horizontally) you will not look this fatter. As an effect all of theses advices have to be taken knowing your own morphology.

Vertically : First thing to know about is that vertical stripes have the secret power to visually refine your body. Marvelous isn’t it ?! To get a mastered result of your shape, I recommend you to wear only stripes with a reasonable width. That way you will be good looking guaranteed.

Hope you enjoyed !

 

See you soon..

BACK TO SCHOOL

Hi my dear readers,

It’s been a while since I wrote something but here I am back with new articles that I hope you’ll enjoy to read.

First of all, I would like to set the tone of this article which is quite related to my last post on street outfit n°1 and n°2 but this will be with few explanations on how I composed the outfit and perhaps a little quiz at the end of the article for those who loves fashion.

After the storm of summer’s sales, during which I have made some expenses I admit it, we are now all back from holidays and all starting a new freshly and buck up « back to school » year. I will write you later with a new post on what I bought during this summer’s sales.

But anyway, let’s see what we are interested in : the clothes !

 

Composition

This is an outfit which I was freshly inspired to wear this morning when I opened the shutters and I realized how cold it was outside. Surprised of such a climatique change by the end of August, I had to look at the meteo early that day and saw that it was going to be chilly so I decided to wear something that would fit this type of weather.

– A double-breasted light grey blazer with a horse pins and a white pocket square.
– A scarf with cashmere pattern in wine, olive and white tones.
– A white shirt, pure formality.
– A pant troussés mid-way between olive green and pine green.
– A pair of black double monks derbies.
– A brown cambridge satchel with brides.
– A huge umbrella with a wooden handle.
– An automatic watch with a japanese’s mouvement and a suede sand band.
 
All of this for back to school ..

Explanations

Although it does chailly at the outside, the day was about to be beautiful and so, perfect to be dressed that way. A tiny bit covered but with some subtle openings to balance the all. Concerning the choice of colors, nothing has been more easy than that : Three neutral colors (white, grey & black), A cold color (pine green), A warm color (brown). For choses who has never figured out, a pine green pant troussés with brown is a natural composition.

Compose the style

Blazer : Click here !
Pant trouser : Click here !
Shoes : Click her !
I hope you enjoyed your reading.

See you !