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AW11 at Capsule Paris

Jan 23rd, 2011 | Categories: Menswear, Paris, Tradeshows | by Michael Williams

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: 19

19 Comments to “AW11 at Capsule Paris”

  1. Fred Stevens-Smith
    on Jan 23rd, 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.

  2. Maxwell
    on Jan 23rd, 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.

  3. Patrik
    on Jan 23rd, 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.

  4. K.A. Adams
    on Jan 23rd, 2011
    @ 2:30 PM

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

  5. Brandon
    on Jan 23rd, 2011
    @ 3:02 PM

    Those Garbstore pieces are on my radar.

  6. Steven
    on Jan 23rd, 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”.

  7. bryan g
    on Jan 23rd, 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.

  8. DaranB.
    on Jan 23rd, 2011
    @ 8:11 PM

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

  9. brad
    on Jan 23rd, 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

  10. liam
    on Jan 24th, 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.

  11. john
    on Jan 24th, 2011
    @ 11:05 AM

    fun stuff but not really into it this year.

  12. Isaac
    on Jan 24th, 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.

  13. Neil ProperMag
    on Jan 25th, 2011
    @ 11:53 AM

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

  14. GK
    on Jan 25th, 2011
    @ 3:35 PM

    Manchester vibes in the area.

    …. Well actually, Bolton/Stockport…

  15. My Affair with Michael Bastian
    on Jan 26th, 2011
    @ 2:56 AM

    Terrific plaid shirts

  16. Michael
    on Jan 26th, 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.

  17. Joe
    on Jan 30th, 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.

  18. safra
    on Jan 30th, 2011
    @ 1:53 PM

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

  19. Z
    on Feb 11th, 2011
    @ 8:36 PM

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