January 19, 2013 Paris
The men who "got on" the train were classic Ami types: tattooed young mecs in parkas and double-breasted coats, boiled wool knits and jeans, flannel shirts and little blousons. There was some distinction drawn between the professionals and the roustabouts—the former wore stiffer shirt collars and coats in more traditional menswear fabrics, like herringbone and Prince of Wales—but they were basically all of the jeune homme type. There was less that was immediately new, the way many of Ami's odd bird prints were last season, but much that was uncomplicatedly shoppable. No wonder many of the editors who came to town for the shows this week made a beeline for Ami's new Boulevard Beaumarchais shop.