Sunday, January 20, 2008

A.P.C. Spring 2008

A.P.C. designer Jean Touitou makes some crazy desirable clothing, which is amazing considering how they're basically simple basics, made well in the right palette and flattering cuts. Everybody has been raving about the $140, completely unadorned, raw denim in their New Standard jeans. The prices are on the high end for non-designer basics, in the realm of Theory, but with better quality and more French ingenuity. Pictured here, the striped sailor shirt is $70 and the polo is $80, while the cardigan runs $250, the suit jacket $450, and the double-breasted trench is $465. A.P.C. shoes, while gorgeous and well-crafted, are easily in the $400 to $500 range, far too high for their comparative worth. A lovely collection for the new young, urban professional, but a little out of my price range. Available at Blackbird in Ballard and online here.

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