In the time that I have been abroad one of the many things that I have treasured is the blend of cultures that seems to be everywhere and in everything. Being that each country has its own loudly defined style, traditions and image, they are quite distinct from one another. But since most of the countries of the European continent are close in proximity, the neighboring nations have the leisure to pick and choose which fashions they would like to adapt to their own.
This being the case, I have unexpectedly discovered that a lot of European street fashion looks towards American culture for inspiration, much like how Americans muse at European street fashion. This clash is how a lot of new trends and styles have been manifested lately. I spotted this super fly French Fashionisto sporting an all-American leisure look. His New York sweater shirt, Texas-inspired bolo tie necklace, sweatpants and Philadelphia Flyer’s hockey hat hail from the homeland, but his accessories are unmistakably French.
His leather change purse is something most European men won’t leave home without and as I have discovered is absolutely necessary because cash is much more prevalent in comparison to our swipe-ready society. Another notably French fashion statement is his animated assortment of stackable rings. He has a great array of wildlife showcased on his fingers. Eagle and tiger and feather, oh my! Not to mention the additional cross ring and a bar one that covers two fingers, put on for good measure. Also his backpack and footwear are crème de la crème, perfect for life on the move.
Basically his look is an impeccable merger of American/French influence that is hitting the streets all around.