The French do it best!

Recently Ive had the pleasure of teaming up with the French online company ‘L’Exception’ to create a look that was different to my usual fashion style, so I was keen to step out of the box to try something new. Im not usually a fan of ‘colour’ and as you see on my Instagram photos I usually opt for the safety of  blacks and navy’s, you can never go wrong with this in my option. But I wanted to try something new, so what better to go for than a Neon yellow rain coat, tennis sneakers and geek specs to walk the streets of Glasgow! Trying to narrow down my favourites on L’Exception was exceptionally difficult as I continually seen other sneakers I preferred or another jacket that looked better. But I finally managed to scale it back and created a look that was different yet on point, and also comfortable for spring.

L’Exception is a leading online shop of creative and luxury fashion for men and women, with more than 400 online brands to choose from. They offer exclusive items that embody the best of French creativity. A completely independent business that carefully selects all their designers and products with great consideration attention. At L’Exception you will get the best customer service, awarded every year by FIA-NET for their ultra-fast delivery by Colissimo, DHL or even by courier within 2h30min the same business day. As you can imagine I was very keen to get my hands on my chosen goods and my order literally arrived in lightening speed, I was massively impressed. If you change your mind about your order or the design doesn’t suit you, no need to worry, you have 14 days to send it back for free and be totally reimbursed.

Firstly I chose this Neon yellow rain coat by the brand Petit Bateau. Its an amazing water-resistant and coated canvas jacket with a straight fit, front zip closure with press stud storm flap, striped cotton lining, two press stud pockets. Its an iconic designed loved by kids and big kids of all ages! Renowned for its versatile appeal and strong ties to coastal settings, this Petit Bateau waterproof comes with a colour-pop coated canvas exterior and striped cotton interior – ideal for pudde jumping all season long! I went for a size Medium and its quite loose. I must admit I wasn’t 100% sure about this choice, mainly due to the colour, but Im so happy I went for this as Im now hooked! Its a fun everyday option with that creative and stylish edge. It certainly got a few Glaswegian heads turning thats for sure.

Then I went for ‘geeky’ specs by the French label Izipizi. They are a really fun french brand founded in 2010. Izipizi (formerly See Concept) creates innovative and authentic sunglasses and reading glasses for the discerning dresser. Inspired by classic 40s style, these rectangular reading glasses with multicoloured frames are a preppy chic design influenced by some of century’s greatest cultural icons. I really played it safe with my colour choice as they do some interesting colours and designs, go check them out.

Then there was the Pete Sorensen Tennis Trainers! Now these are something else. If you like your footwear these are an absoloute must have. They quality and fit of these are top class. Hand crafted, white nappa leather trainers with military green leather panelling, organic ribbed outsole, leather lining, natural and flexible construction. A centre court staple reinterpreted for the street, Pete Sorensen has created these game set & match essentials for a robust nappa leather with detail panelling. Designed with an impact resistant organic green rubber sole. These detailed designed trainers offer instant luxury with a sustainable edge. Amp up your sports chic aesthetic and style with jean shorts and a polo this season. L’Exception offer a huge selection of the hand crafted luxury footwear by Pete Sorensen.


The choice of watch was a hard one as I love my watches, but when I seen this navy and red strapped William L 1985 timepiece I knew this was the one! I’ve seen a few watch brands do a similar strap idea and really loved it. Its feels so comfortable, very different to wearing a standard hard leather strap or a mesh style, but its extremely light and comfortable.

The specifics of this particular watch are: A vintage style chronograph watch with white face, 316L polished and brushed rose gold case, 40 mm diameter, antireflection super resistant mineral glass, 5 ATM (50 meters), white dials, Dauphine with Super-Luminova® treatment handles, 316L stainless steel applied with IP rose gold treatment index, Quartz Miyota 6S21 movement, chronograph with tachymeter scale, telemeter, date, small second, 60 minutes counter, striped canvas band with easy spring bar strap, 20 mm lug width, 316L stainless steel ratchet buckle, Guaranteed 2 years.

William L. 1985 is a French watchmaking brand founded by a young and passionate artisan with a career steeped in the Swiss horology industry. Breaking with tradition to create something he felt was more in sync with a modern consumer, Guilliame Laidet decided to create a range of stylish, high-quality watches without the eye-watering price tags. Designed in France, William L; 1985 offers a selection of endlessly stylish watches to suit your style; inspired by 1950s timepieces, this Vintage style Chonograph watch is a contemporary heirloom to covet.

last but certainly not least was the socks from the fun and edgy brand Royalties. Inspired by the stripe that has been a coastal mainstay since way back when, Royalties pays tribute to the country they call home with these patriotic quality cotton striped socks – style up high with slide on shoes this season. These are a high quality cotton blend socks, red and white striped design, reinforced knit. These are really fun to pair up with a plain white sneaker. Even if the majority of your outfit is simple, a fun sock can really add to the look transforming it completely.

I really had fun with this collaboration and enjoyed trying something new, new colours, new styles and fits. If you are interested in any of what you see either click on the items that are highligted or head to L’Exception to chek out all the menswear lines.


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