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Lanvin – Military Cap

August 9, 2007


I love Lanvin. Alber Elbaz does all these beautiful clothes that’s often popping up in magazines, and sometimes, I just wonder where he gets all his ideas from. Magazine editors love his understated glamour and his clothes are always sold out, although they do seem under the radar.

While I was holidaying in Melbourne, I popped by Marais (a quaint little boutique in the city) and spotted a Lanvin military cap. I tried it on, and it fit perfectly, although it might be a tad too big. It’s made of silk and linen, so the finish of the cap is slightly shiny – in the most subtle way possible. Worn with oversized aviators, the combination exude that mysterious air.

I must admit that I love military caps, and have had quite a difficult time finding good and nice ones. This Lanvin one is both of superb quality and is right on trend. If you view Lanvin’s Fall 2007 Men’s collection, you’ll see that Alber put almost all his models in the military cap; also, the picture on the right features Lanvin’s Spring 2007 collection’s key look- with the military cap as well. Worn either slouchy or twisted (in an eccentric way) or plain upright, they just look so right. Look at the picture above..doesn’t the model exude that eccentric and glamourous air? I would totally wear that look, minus that hot pink high tops, obviously..but I’ll subsitute those high tops with my gorgeous new black calfskin Pierre Hardy boots.

The Lanvin cap that I bought is the navy one that the smiling model is wearing with the suit. Although I probably won’t be wearing a suit any time soon yet, I’ve integrated this cap into some outfits that will work nicely for summer. Just remind me that it’s NOT a good idea to wear such an expensive cap to the clubs.