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In France, offices are much more formal than here. At my first internship in San Francisco, I arrived at work in a suit and I was the only one like that in the company! It’s taken a few years to relax, but now I mostly wear shirts and jeans to the office, with a sweater on a rare chilly day in LA. It’s definitely more casual here.
I mostly shop for clothes when I travel and I really love shirts. Most of them are custom made in a a few places. In Paris I go to JLR that specializes in made-to-measure shirts. I like the process of selecting the fabric, the cut, the collar … and then wait until it is done.
If I need a suit I’ll go to Arthur & Fox in Paris. I don’t think they even have a website, but it is a fantastic place at blvd St Germain just across from Cafe de Flore.
For jeans I love the A.P.C. Denim Petit New Standard. This is a very Parisian brand — minimalist yet elegant. They have a beautiful store on Melrose Place a few blocks from The Detox Market in West Hollywood.
I love this jacket from Zadig et Voltaire, another Parisian brand that is finding its voice in the US.
For sunglasses I wear Oliver Peoples Gregory Peck 47 in tortoise. But all of their frames are great.
TOM's shoes are perfect for summer, and of course there's a great mission behind the company.
Everlane linen shirts for the summer are great wardrobe staples.
Borsalino Panama Hat because with constant sunshine, a great hat saves your skin (along with sunscreen).