Could you please introduce yourself?
My name is Mathieu Lebreton, I am in my thirties, and I live between Paris and Los Angeles. I am a consultant in digital strategy for luxury brands and digital director for a clothing store.
Could you introduce us to this piece? Where does it come from? How old is it?
They are a navy seersucker pair of trousers from the Japanese line Beams Plus. I bought them 6 or 7 years ago on a Japanese online store and I’ve been wearing them since, every summer, or all year long when I’m living in California.
Did it belong to someone else before you? Did you buy it for yourself? Why did you buy it? How did you find it?
It never belonged to anyone else before me, and I bought it for myself. I got it because I was looking for a light pair of trousers. I have a few similar trousers from the same line, and I was familiar with its ⅞ fit and its adjustable tab at the back, so I didn’t hesitate for long. I’ve always liked the care for details that Beams brings to trousers, and seersucker is probably one of the fabrics that is the most pleasant to wear when it’s warm.
Do you remember the first time you wore it?
I wore it immediately, during a trip in California, as a matter of fact.
What are your memories of this piece?
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!
Are there any signs of wear and tear?
Yes… it is discolored at a few different places, I already swam with it in the ocean! And it is torn and patched too. As a matter of fact, talking about memories, I was wearing it on last Christmas eve, at my girlfriend’s parents’ place in Laguna Beach. While jumping from one rock to the other, at the ocean (as always…), I slipped between two rocky inlets and I sprained my ankle. The trousers suffered too !
Have you already repaired this piece?
When do you usually wear your trousers? Do you remember when you last wore it?
During the summer. But I wait until it is really too cold to store it in my drawer, waiting for sunny days.