//INTERVIEW: Chris Olberding, Gitman Bros. Vintage...
acresf: It was pure luck, when Gitman Brothers Vintage Director Chris Olberding, still a young associate with the Gitman company, happened upon a pile of old line books from Gitman’s late 70’s and early 80’s collections, inspiring him to create the brand’s now iconic Vintage line. By diving deep into their archives every season, Olberding has created a genuinely new product through the...
Another day in Paris
Too many things I need to order from Rick (hint, one of them is a blistered leather cap); Vibskov socks named “Dong” will make you laugh, not matter how old or business-like you are; why the fuck is Starbucks the only place to get free wi-fi?; keeping up with my New Year’s resolution to wear more color is easier when it comes in the form of leopard-printed merino; Colette can...
A sequence of thoughts, in Paris
Why is there only one person who speaks English at the Rick store in the Palais Royale?; I think my hotel room is actually falling apart, but they’ve kept everything together with plaster; French people should be grateful for North African and Middle Eastern immigrants because some of them are really hot; I am going to spend WAY too much money placing personal orders for fall 2012; Tranoï...
M: What was that muay thai video you posted?
M: I didn't get to click on it!
M: Was it bad assery?
M: This poor white boy.
B: wrong video
B: HOW DID THIS
B: ON MY CLIPBOARD
M: I DON'T KNOW SON.
M: WHY DON'T YOU TELL ME?
SOME WORDS ABOUT MILAN, PART II
Alexander McQueen: The omnipresence of the suit in Milan’s runways and presentations have been impossible to miss, but few designers are as convincing in their call for civility and refinement as Sarah Burton. It’s a testament to how strong the brand’s DNA is when Burton manages to capture both the refinement and rebellion that have always been a hallmark of the house’s...
SOME WORDS ABOUT MILAN, PART I
Bottega Veneta: Tomas Maier overindulges in his ideas—colorblocking, printing, hybrid garments, and bonded treatments—to various degrees of success, but the quieter designs are actually the most provocative and interesting. Reinterpreting “luxury” has always been his strong suit, so it stands to reason that the least heavy-handed iterations are also the most covetable and wearable. ...
Is anybody able to direct me to some good showrooms or trade shows in Paris that specialize in home goods, home decor, and the like? Any help will be thoroughly rewarded with praise and chocolates shipped in the mail.
A cork stopper squeaking as I ease it out of the neck of a bottle of scotch.