March 3, 2009
I first learned about French label The Kooples from The Search For Chic
when she blogged about her sublime beige suede ankle boots that she got from there on a recent trip to Paris. Hoping to find a men’s version of those boots, I googled the store and was stoked to find them. Just like that, I became a fan.
Touted by The Skeleton Legs
as a hybrid of American Apparel and APC, that only spells The Kooples as double goodness to me. It’s pure French nonchalance with a hint of London dandy rocker: quality, quiet yet subversive pieces that you’d want to wear over and over.
This cardigan with epaulettes and a built-in scarf is unlike anything I’ve seen before.
And so are these black skinny cargo pants, just perfect.
I have yet to learn to wear a proper printed silk scarf, and this double scarf in silk and cashmere seems like the best way to get started.
Pocket square on a t-shirt, something new to try.
And the main object of my obsession, the beige suede boots! Santiags, I think, is what they’re called over there. See how great they look against dark denim.
I can not not get them on my impending trip.
My dearest Parisian readers, or those Parisians at heart, any other must-visit shops in Paris you would like to recommend? Do share via comments, it shall be appreciated muchly. Thanks!