This baby is just break-your-heart cool, the kind of classy cool that makes me want to go skateboarding with a copy of something by Sartre in my pocket. They are essentially rip-offs of the Nike windbreakers, and yet somehow they look like they’re the real deal. Like the Nike versions are just crude and inferior copies which is quite a feat because the Nike ones came first.
I think it’s partly that the colours used are much bolder and sophisticated. Also, I’ve had my hands on them and the fabric is soft and has a great drape to it. Perhaps its just the name that’s done it – Reine et Roi is actually a limited edition line from New York based shop and label, Classic Kicks and not French at all. This is how they suck you in, those crafty Americans…
Go get ‘em.
By admin | October 9th, 2007