Très Français

by Lee Oliveira on August 13, 2010

A few of you might be thinking right now, why do I have a french theme for this post. Well, the story goes like this. I caught this young gentleman about to walk into the train station. I had to stop him right away because his look was absolutely impeccable.

I asked him if he was french and he said no. I was saying to myself.. “OH Lee, just shut up if you not sure”. But… then he said, that was very strange of you to ask me that.

He continued to then tell me that he is going to live in Paris very shortly for 1 year to complete his studies in graphic design. And then I thought to myself, “Il regarde très français” For all of you that speak french worse than I do, that means “He looks very french“.

jacket by Satch, shirt and scarf both by Calibre, pants and shoes both by Dolce & Gabbana, bag by Dior Homme and Amber Absolute fragrance by Tom Ford

Dané mentioned to me that he is very inspired by french people and their culture. He’s got the look, check out the umbrella as well. He loves everything about them and he is looking forward to spending christmas and new years eve in Paris. Now, that is a dream. He even started saying a few words in french to me. I understood a few words but replying back to him was absolutely out of the question.

I think I gravitate towards men with bags. I seem to be taking a lot of photos of them. Remember Patrick with the Yves Saint Laurent Y-Mail patent black bag from a previous post? I don’t think I am obsessed with bags. Am I?

Dané “Votre regard était absolument parfait”.

Merci beaucoup


{ 60 comments… read them below or add one }

Anthea August 13, 2010

I am really loving your posts!

He does look impeccable. Love the bag and umbrella as well. Guys I know are so shy of carrying bags around. They wouldn’t be if they saw this.

jemina August 13, 2010

Oh My!!!!! French or No he looks BRILLIANT!!!
I LOVE his scowl in the second picture
It is so rare to see a young man with so much character, poise and dapper
Great shots as always darling, you sure are getting better and better
Practice makes perfect fer sure 😀
Enjoy your weekend babe, you deserve it!!! XOXO

My Republic of Fashion August 13, 2010

Oh wow! You are right Lee, he looks very French. I just love what he is wearing. Great pictures! J’espere que vous avez un bon weekend, Lee.:)SarahD

Grit and Glamour August 13, 2010

Oh, now he is perfect, isn’t he?! You rarely see men styled that wonderfully…refined, yet masculine. I love everything about his look!

♥ V

fashion butter August 13, 2010

Very chic!

A Brit Greek August 13, 2010

Mais oui, tres chic!

Not A Paper Cup August 13, 2010

ahh…definitely french looking. Love all the black :)

Emily August 13, 2010

I don’t know if he looks French, but he’s definitely impeccable, like you say!

Tights Lover August 13, 2010

He does certainly have a French look about him. On the other hand, he looks a bit like Matt LeBlanc….hahaha.

Great photos!

Ashley August 13, 2010

He is so chic…and good-looking. I love the long coat!

Monique August 13, 2010

Oh he looks so dapper! and yes you have an obsession with bags, But it’s one of the best obsessions to have!
xo M

Laura Tenshi August 13, 2010

We both need a French tutor then, because I can barely understand French. I admire his passion for French culture and the fact he tries to adjust his style according to them.
He has the right attitude too, love the way he holds that umbrella. Very elegant and stylish.

melopongotodo August 13, 2010

He looks very chic.I have an obsession with bags too.

nookie August 13, 2010

that’s one fashionable guy

Marchmusings August 13, 2010

Hi Lee, Thanks for visiting my blog. I don’t why I didn’t find your blog before, but glad I have now! As a Sydneysider, finding chic subjects must be easy. Got to visit some day.

alexandre August 14, 2010

Puramente phiiiinooo…

Kristin August 14, 2010

Hubba hubba. He looks fabulous!

Tony Wang August 14, 2010

That Dior Homme bag is to die for. It’s so sleek – it actually reminds me of something Y-3 would do! So progressive of Dior!

I want it! Let’s trade – my Ann Demeuelemeester for his Dior!


Sandra August 14, 2010

oh thank you so much!! you’re too cute :)

Leia August 14, 2010

Oui, il semble tres Français! Et il est beau aussi 😉

Tonje August 14, 2010

That bag is a black beauty.
I`m stunned.

feel free to stop by sometime!

xx T

Mia Delessi August 14, 2010

It’s great to see a good looking man, he looks so chic

Couture Carrie August 14, 2010

He is super handsome and I love his look!
Great pics, Lee!


daisybabie August 14, 2010

another hottie, lee? all of you gorgeous men half a world away, i need to stow away on some vessel to get myself over there. love the look on his face in the second pic. an almost…snarl. rawr.

nek August 14, 2010

he have great style and looks very handsome
p.s. i love the blog and will be following

Kate August 14, 2010

there is nothing better then a well dressed man. such a shame that is a rare thing. too much skate/emo guys! :< loved that post! xx

Inga August 14, 2010

A real gentleman look with a touch of “bad boy” I would say! iLove! LOL


Krystal/Village August 14, 2010

i love his style, definitely!

Cara Gray August 14, 2010

What a great grey coat. I think he looks very suave. The umbrella is the icing on the cake.

Becca August 14, 2010

Goodness, what a stylish man. Why do none of the men in my life dress like this! I think this gent is going to do quite well in Paris, he already has the look down!

Shin August 15, 2010

What a handsome guy! I would have assumed he’s a European but his tyle is so French chic! He’ll fit in well in Paris! xoxxooxoxxoo

Keith August 15, 2010

He looks so magnificent. What great style.

Enjoy the weekend.

Audrey Allure August 15, 2010

He does look very stylish!

Have a great weekend :)

amber August 15, 2010

Wow – this man looks incredible. I LOVE this. And yes, oh so very French.


Esther August 15, 2010

Agree that he looks very french !!
haha yea u are correct, I removed some rubbish in my bag, like a pack of tissue, receipts, and my black scarf that I always put in my bag…lol, cos i think they are not interesting.

Wynne Prasetyo August 15, 2010

he looks very French indeed, French guys are hot. :)

Sherin August 15, 2010

He is gorgeous! I really love his coat.

KC August 15, 2010

he does look very impeccable. his outfit is well put together. interesting detail on the umbrella. my friends and i are actually eying these umbrellas with wooden handles carved into heads of ducks, hares, and dogs. they’re simply beautiful.

juliet August 15, 2010

What a gorgeous look! I love love love the way French men dress! The coats, accessories and the shoes! All so chic! And he definitely has the look!

juliet xxx

ryan August 15, 2010

Wow! French or not the guy knows exactly how to dress! He is rocking that coat.

Manon August 15, 2010

What a gorgeous look. That bag is awesome.
Love your blog!


Kb August 15, 2010

Wouldn’t mind a man bag myself…I’d love to live in France and see what happens to my style. Everything is so classic.

Tanvi August 15, 2010

What a gorgeous-stylish-man! Love the expression on his face! :) And quite a stylish blog you have here yourself! Thanks for your wonderful comment on my blog. Following you on Bloglovin’ now.

Katie August 15, 2010

Great pics!

Pinkie Anggia August 16, 2010

These photos are so stunning. I love it!
And you have a really nice blog here :)

Xoxo ♥
Pinkie Anggia


JellyBen August 16, 2010

Nao vou escrever em ingles, para ninguem entender kkk.
Ele tem uma cara de safado haha.
Mas, um safado estiloso hahah.

Maddy August 16, 2010

HE looks very French indeed!! Polished and oh so handsome 😉 Love the bag!

Purses Pastries Etc... August 16, 2010

Love Dane’s style and he totally looks French — I can see how you might have assumed it! I LOVE all things French too and spending Christmas and New Year’s in Paris sounds simply perfect!!

Purses Pastries Etc... August 16, 2010

P.s. I share in your handbag obsession :)

prutha August 16, 2010

i speak worse french than u..thanks for translating!!

and yes his look is super polished and very french… and his too cute!!

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