We've all heard plenty about the best hotels, bars and restaurants in Paris. But where to find the best men's shops? An essential question for any traveler with style in mind.
Now French style icon and model Ines de la Fressange and fashion journalist Sophie Gachet have got the answer in the form of their cool new book The Parisian Field Guide to Men's Style, just out from Flammarion and available on Amazon.
The nifty navy blue guidebook tells you not only where to score the best menswear in the City of Lights but also gives essential tips on how to dress like a Parisian gent including do's and don'ts – no stonewashed jeans or short-sleeve dress shirts, ever – as well as where to get the perfect aperitif after all that shopping.
Focusing on some of the best-dressed men in Paris the authors pick out some essential accessories including everything from watches to black tie and offer advice on pertinent topics ranging from grooming to gifting.
Perhaps most importantly, they offer tips on when and how to break the rules as the most stylish locals do with such panache, as well as more esoteric musings, i.e. at the end of the day no matter what you're wearing, "you've got to have personality and sincerity because style is worth so much more than fashion." Bon mot....