SCENE | Armor Lux Paris


With so much accessibility in the digital age, traveling overseas yields less and less rare finds and country-specific goods. So, when one does happen to find those stores, brands, or trinkets that are hard to get elsewhere, it's an even more satisfying experience. Armor Lux falls somewhere in the middle of that spectrum: there's a really nice edit of Armor Lux available in the U.S. at Westerlind and a few points beyond, but it still feels so specifically French, and not overly known or distributed here. Founded in 1938 and based in Brittany, Armor Lux is a true French heritage brand that is equal parts utility and classic style—the brand even stakes claim as the label of choice for Coco Chanel's Breton shirts. I stopped into one of their stores just a few blocks from the in-bloom Luxenbourg Gardens while in Paris last week and wanted to buy up the entire joint. Beyond being a great staple, there are few items I can think of that are more versatile for traveling than a well-made striped cotton shirt.






7 comments:

Melissa Martin said...

audible sigh

LC said...

I'd heard great things about Armor Lux before, but it wasn't until I walked into a store and touched the cotton that I understood what a quality shirt was all about. The difference in the weave between one of their shirts (so fine! so tight!) and everything else I own is astounding!

Lizzie said...

@LC

Amen! I also like their cuts better than Saint James, they're not as boxy.

Aya said...

I agree with Melissa Martin. This made me wistful just looking at it! :)

Mamavalveeta03 said...

Always a classic, no matter what the trend.

Zinzi said...

Harrison?

Jackson said...

There was a day when I was typically tomboy. But now I wear cute dresses, used Louis Vuitton purses and I love high heels. I am also shocked to see my craziness for these things for which earlier I even hate to look at.