AW11 at Capsule Paris

Taylor Supply

While I wasn’t able to attend any of the shows in New York last week, I did manage to stop by the Capsule Show to see some AW11 gear while I am here in Paris. It was good to see some familiar faces so far from home. AW11 doesn’t seem to be much of a departure from what has been happening in the past few seasons, but I still liked what I saw from a bunch of brands at the show.

Taylor Supply continued its good work producing a well made and wearable collection. Jack Spade’s AW11 offerings looked solid with a ton of knits that I wanted to run off with. Gitman Bros. Vintage was having fun with a bunch of crazy prints — including two that you may recognize from your favorite Japonais restaurant. Garbstore had a group of seriously nice pieces on hand that were made in England. Truly beautiful stuff. That Ian Paley sure does make nice clothes. Jamie from London Undercover showed me all of his AW11 umbrellas, bags, scarves and other accessories. When I first met him last year I knew he was capable of great things, something I think is more obvious after seeing all of his stuff in Paris. Don’t sleep on London Undercover.

I’ll be back at it today checking out the rest of brands. So au revoir for now.

Taylor Supply's Christophe Hascoat.
Jack Spade's Cuan Hanly isn't afraid to deploy an ascot.

Above: plaid shirts from Gitman Bros. Vintage. Related: Plaid in The Wall Street Journal.

Gitman Bros. Vintage prints.
Made in England knits from Garbstore.

Another Made in England jacket from Garbstore. Me wants.
London Undercover shows off a "Dazzle" collaboration umbrella it did with Maharishi. Made in Allied France (if you were curious).
Mister McNairy
No no, that name will work fine in America.

Comments on “AW11 at Capsule Paris

    Fred Stevens-Smithon January 23, 2011 @ 7:11 AM:

    Did you try any of that snus? Bloody strong… LOVE the graphic design work for Garbstore, great bunch of people they are.

    Maxwellon January 23, 2011 @ 12:14 PM:

    looks awesome. The only thing I dont like are the style of the pants in the first picture-I have a pair very similar from Ralph Lauren- but those diagonal pockets, when opened, basically look like vaginas.

    Patrikon January 23, 2011 @ 1:34 PM:

    Regarding the Swedish Snus, the name is ancient and means “zested” from Gothenburg (Göteborg)

    It does not translate well, though. It is a shame that snus is not allowed to sell in other EU Countries, despite the fact that it is a harmless product.

    K.A. Adamson January 23, 2011 @ 2:30 PM:

    Snus: All the nicotine but none of the pleasure from tobacco

    Brandonon January 23, 2011 @ 3:02 PM:

    Those Garbstore pieces are on my radar.

    Stevenon January 23, 2011 @ 5:44 PM:

    Some years ago, I was at dinner with my father and some of his friends while in Paris. They asked me what I did, and being a glass artist, I told them in my very poor french that I was glassblower. They all stared at me in horror. Apparently, the french word for ‘glassblower’ is very similar to the french word for “rapist”.

    bryan gon January 23, 2011 @ 6:16 PM:

    don’t worry, you didn’t miss anything in new york. it was pretty much the same old shit. capsule show was a dud. getting tired of seeing the same things. am i getting old? too bad i have to keep buying them as that’s my job.

    DaranB.on January 23, 2011 @ 8:11 PM:

    Who makes the blue jacket the gentleman is wearing in a few of the pictures?

    bradon January 23, 2011 @ 11:40 PM:

    I want to thank the maxwell cat for the “v” comment .. because as I was reading, I snarfed chicken potpie all over my macbook

    liamon January 24, 2011 @ 8:00 AM:

    Gitman Vintage prints look so strong again. Will be jumping on a few of those later in the year! Great set of images.

    johnon January 24, 2011 @ 11:05 AM:

    fun stuff but not really into it this year.

    Isaacon January 24, 2011 @ 12:51 PM:

    I actually liked the Gitman stuff the most. They show it’s possible to wear prints without looking like you raided a Robert Graham sale.

    I have a lot of very nice plaid shirts, and I really don’t need anymore, thank you. If anything, I think the value of the upcoming AW11 is that I won’t need to buy a heck of a lot of stuff to stay current. However, given that everyone, including American Eagle, is pushing the workwear thing, I think there has to be some more flair to it than the existing drab options.

    Neil ProperMagon January 25, 2011 @ 11:53 AM:

    Nice to bump into you mate, hope you liked the mag!

    GKon January 25, 2011 @ 3:35 PM:

    Manchester vibes in the area.

    …. Well actually, Bolton/Stockport…

    My Affair with Michael Bastianon January 26, 2011 @ 2:56 AM:

    Terrific plaid shirts

    Michaelon January 26, 2011 @ 9:35 AM:

    Hanly’s beard is a masterpiece… like a Van Gogh.

    In my dreams, the top side of that umbrella is HBT camo.

    Joeon January 30, 2011 @ 3:26 AM:

    “Snus: All the nicotine but none of the pleasure from tobacco”

    Such as? You must be thinking of cancer. Snus is a definitive winner once you try it and overcome the initial disgust that accompanies nicotine.

    safraon January 30, 2011 @ 1:53 PM:

    I am a fan of Garbstore but the other presentations are fabulous.

    Zon February 11, 2011 @ 8:36 PM:

    Where can I get the blue shirt/jacket Hanly’s wearing?

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