C. Chauchat’s stayed under the radar so far, but their recent Robert Geller collab suggests they might finally be headed for some menswear cred. The pics don’t do justice, but if you see the ties in person, you’ll know why we’re such fans. Each one is wrapped in layers of dyed, translucent chiffon. As a result, the colors shift when you see them from different angles—genuinely unlike anything else you’ve got in your closet. You can see better pictures here, but you might be better off just heading to Assembly to see it firsthand.
We’ve been following New York’s Assembly since it opened this past April, and they’ve turned into the city’s best mix of vintage rarities and well-chosen designer gear. But we didn’t expect them to turn into designers.
Granted, most boutique owners probably don’t have the knack for design that Armas does…but it would be interesting to see them try. And as long as they keep things limited edition, we doubt there’ll be too much harm done. We might even get a few new labels out of it.
Putting It Together: Assembly, the omnisexual store from one of the creators of Scout, is picking up all kinds of press. [We Are The Market]
Misunderestimating: President George W. Bush tells French President Nicholas Sarkozy of his wife, Carla Bruni, "I can see why you married her". Apparently his degree from Yale was in stating the obvious. [BBC]