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As a self-diagnosed Francophile, I’m no stranger to the French labels APC and Lacoste. Because of this, I was excited to see the two juggernauts in the gallic ready-to-wear space collaborate on a capsule collection this week. Playing with exaggerated themes of sportiness, while not losing any of the tres chic touches of classic French menswear, the collaboration is all retro iconography, playful denim, and classiques-a-la-mode. I’m quite partial to the patchwork polo, with a cleverly designed crocodile print and an imaginative silhouette of paneled cotton piqué. It’d perfectly pair with the Leo jeans, coming in a wide leg and stonewash Japanese denim. It’s collaborations like this that give me hope – neither brand diluted the other, but instead created a great, wearable collection that’s the best of both worlds. Prices start at $30.


There are few watches with as storied a legacy as the G-SHOCK. Originally released in 1983, the Shock Resistant and 200M Water Resistant watch has remained relevant to this day. It just got even better with the release of the first full-metal addition to the continually evolving 2100 line. This model retains the original streamlined, minimalist design while being even more sleek, durable and feature-packed. With Tough Solar Power, Smartphone Link and Super Illuminator, it’s an analog watch built for the digital age. The G-SHOCK GBD2100 is available in silver, black IP and Bronze IP colorways, so there’s a stylish version for every occasion.