The author of the following lines has left his native of Berlin – and the Berlin Fashion Week – behind for a brief (unfortunately) trip to the French capital. With Paris Fashion Week in full swing, the city’s already unmatched fashionable vibe has been turned up a notch making it even harder to keep up with the sheer number of stylish people mingling in the rustic cobblestone streets of the historic Marais quarter or Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The secret to french chic is – at least that’s what I have been able to notice – keeping it low-key: understated and clean staples combined with a statement piece, spicing up that outfit and adding that certain je ne sais quoi.
Norse Projects – Nautica 5 Panel
This great five-panel cap comes as part of Norse Projects’ current Spring/Summer collection. Taking inspiration from the Breton sweater, this cap is definitely the picasso among the five-panels. Get it at OiPolloi.
Oliver Peoples – Men’s Original Vintage M-4 Sunglasses
The M4 is one of Oliver Peoples’ original styles, initially released in 1990. These premium hand crafted in Japan round frame shades feature pewter indigo tinted Photochromatic lenses, providing 100% UV protection, narrow metal arms, scroll filigree detail on the top bar, eye wire, frames and temple and comes with a a dark maroon leather case. Get it at LN-CC.
Belstaff – Preston Leather Jacket
This heavy-weight biker leather jacket by Bellstaff features their classic four pocket design and an amazing rich dark green tinted premium leather. Mr. Porter currently stocks it.
S.N.S. Herning – Trope Sweater
This made in Denmark knit sweater by S.N.S. Herning is made of a cotton and Merino wool blend and features a subtle striped knit pattern. Get it at Trés Bien.
Mugler – Silver Hologram Button-Front Shirt
The Silver Hologram Shirt by Mugler might seem a little bit over the top at first sight. However, worn under a sweater with just the collar showing, this piece is surely an eye-catching addition to every outfit. Get it at Ssense.
Carven – Cotton Pants
Designer Guillaume Henry has been churning out a number of great collections in the past seasons, reviving long-standing French couture house Carven and establishing it as one of the most sought after labels currently. The above dress pants perfectly mirror the subtle Parisian chic the label is best known for. Made of cotton, they feature a a straight cut, hook closure, two side pockets and two piped pockets in the back. You can get them now at Colette.
Nike – Air Max 97 Hyperfuse Premium NRG
Following the iconic Nike Air Max 1 and Air Max 90, Nike has updated another classic silhouette from their air-cushioned range with their famed Hyperfuse technology. The Air Max 97 Hyperfuse Premium NRG is now available at Oki-Ni.