Ugh, those Parisians. Walk through Saint-Germain-des-Prés on any given afternoon and everyone will look glorious. Though French style is generally defined by its nonchalantly curated approach, most people in the capital are, somehow, frustratingly well put together. And while being able to turn a rather plain outfit into something achingly stylish is apparently the exclusive preserve of the French, that doesn’t mean you can’t glean a little of that je ne sais quoi magic for yourself.
Case in point: Officine Generale. The brand, founded by Mr Pierre Mahéo, is a deceptively simple brand that manages to distil contemporary French style into clothes that are high-quality and charmingly understated. It’s a refreshing thing to find a brand so consistent and reliable – indeed these are clothes that are impossible not to wear well, and often – and with Mr Mahéo’s AW19 collection landing on MR PORTER, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to highlight our favourites.