PATINA

Patina n.f.: Aspect, coloring that certain objects or clothes take with time.

Each month, the portrait of a garment aged by time, narrated by its owner.

Seventeenth story
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OXFORD SHIRT FROM GANT RUGGER

Worn since 2014

KEITA HIRAOKA, LONDON UNITED KINGDOM

"Recently, I was looking at some old pictures and I saw that I had it on my honeymoon in Greece as well as during a crazy karaoke night in Tokyo. It's like an old buddy."

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Sixteenth story
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Beams plus pair of seersucker trousers

Worn for 7 years

Mathieu Lebreton, Paris France

"I probably wore these trousers over a hundred times so I don’t have specific memories of it, other that it reminds me of summer. Several people asked me where to get it so I told myself I wasn’t the only one to appreciate it!""

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Fitheenth story
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"Appenzeller" vintage swiss belts

Worn for 10 years

Pauline Jacquard, Paris France

"My mother used to wear those belts when I was a little girl, so I started looking for the first one in flea markets. It was a black one and it was fun to mimic her. Then the leather started to crack."

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Fourteenth story
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Margaret Howell shirt

Worn for 10 years

Mathias Déon, Paris France

"Oh yes. From wearing it all the time (and also maybe because I started practicing sports in a much more intensive way !) it has come apart at several places. On the elbows, on the wrists, at one of the buttonholes… but my mother-in-law is a sewing magician and she repaired it several times !"

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Thirteenth story
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Vintage Marcel Lassance knit

Worn since 2000

Philippe Voss, Paris France

"This question brings back several memories to me, good ones, and not-so-good ones. In 18 years’ time, it’s quite understandable. I prefer to keep these memories to myself, probably out of modesty. Ah yes, a recent memory: one month ago, I tidied up my things, as I do regularly. I remember putting this jumper on the pile of clothes I was planning to get rid of. A few seconds later, it was in my cupboard again."

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Twelfth story
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Clarks desert boots made in England

Worn since 2008

Marc Beaugé, Paris France

"it reminds me of this trip to Manchester. It also reminds me that a few years ago, I wanted to show off and climb into a boat, somewhere in the Perche, and I ended up with my feet in the water, while I was wearing this pair."

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Eleventh story
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Vintage t-shirt 'i love ny'

Worn since 2013

Frédéric forest, Paris France

"I can wear it anytime but it's not necessarily a piece I will show. I will rather wear it under a jumper, just like that. It must have been last spring last time I wore it. I sometimes wear it quite often,but at other times I spend long periods of time without wearing it. It doesn't matter. It's like a friend."

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Tenth story
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Levi’s 606 pair of trousers made in the 1960s.

Worn since 2008

Shinya makino, tokyo japan

"Of course I remember ! I was a university student and I used to wear this slim-fitted 606 coordinated with a worn-out mods coat. I actually still sport the same style today."

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Ninth story
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Liberty optical vintage glasses

Worn since 2010

Tatsuya hirasawa, Tokyo Japan

"I always wear these glasses to friends’ weddings parties or other special ceremonies. They are associated to important moments of my life."

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Eighth story
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Vintage sweater

Worn since 1990

Jumpei seki, Paris France

"I have had this sweater for ten years. It used to belong to my wife’s uncle. He bought it in London where he used to live at some point. It was given to me after he passed away."

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Seventh story
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Handmade neapolitan shirt

Worn since 2011

Alexander rymkevich, Moscow Russia

"It has properly worn-out, the denim has faded, the collar and cuffs have become rubbed and it overall became very soft and fragile – even though it is still very pleasant to wear."

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Sixth story
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Painter's trousers

Worn everyday

Pierre mazerolles, paris france

"I wear them every day. Even on weekends. As a matter of fact, I am wearing them today on the train taking me to Camargue (Region in France)."

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Fifth story
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1940s vintage peacoat

worn since 1998

Alessio berto, schio italy

"It was given to me in 1998 by one of my best friends who was my boss at the time. She gave it to me as a parting gift when I switched companies and went to work for a great French designer."

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Fourth story
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Austrian vintage loden coat

Worn since 1975

Daphné Hézard, Paris France

"This loden belongs to my mother, but I nabbed it from her. I wore it every time I went to visit my parents in their home in the Alpes-Maritimes in France."

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Third story
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Hunting derby chambord, Paraboot

Worn since 2013

Florent Linker, Paris France

"There's wear marks, scratches, creases. The leather has become softer and more patinated, I prefer them like this than when I bought them. They will be even nicer from year to year."

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Second story
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1970s vintage pilot jacket

Worn since 1996

Déborah Sitbon Neuberg, Paris France

"This is an aviator jacket that belonged to my father. He flew small CESNA planes when he was young. I found it in my family's dressing room when I was a little girl."

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First story
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Turnbull & Asser tailor-made shirt

Worn since 2011

Robin Nozay, paris france

"I have tons. I have been wearing it nonstop since I got it, therefore it was on me on a few important moments. I remember wearing it to several oral admission exams I had to pass when I resumed my studies, to numerous interviews, and to some dates. I even wore it when I was house moving."

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