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French tricolors and Swedish shoes

French tricolors and Swedish shoes


I always talk about how much I love wearing color, but once again I find myself wearing a semi monochromatic look. This time, however, it’s an hommage to France as I’m wearing the French Tricolor on my sleeve as well as on the backpack, both from Le Coq Sportif. I must admit that my experiences of France are limited to Paris and Cote d’Azür and I would love to visit all of France, especially after having looked up serene places to spend my vacay at lately and found many hidden gems in France. It still leans towards Greece though.

I’m going to Paris in June, so despite the fact that I’ve really missed Paris it’s not a biggie as I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been there, but returning to Paris is always like coming to my second home. There’s something so warm and welcoming about that city and it seems like I can’t ever get enough. On a side note I do hold a grudge against the French ever since the 1789 revolution where my favorite queen ever, Marie Antoinette, along with her entire family were executed in a barbaric way, but I think 200+ years should make me forgive the vigilante ancestors by now and seriously embrace the rest of France as well as it’s a beautiful country.

As for France it’s really not just Paris and I urge people to think of Europe as more than just Paris and Rome. It is such a diverse country (and continent for that matter) and I feel somewhat ashamed that I’ve only been to Paris, Nice and Cannes, but that’s going to change soon enough I hope. Until that I’ll enjoy all the good things coming from France both when it comes to fashion and culinary treats and will keep returning to my beloved Paris every now and then. As for now, I’m preparing for PFWM and that’s seriously going to be a blast.

The shoes are not French though. They’re from Stockholm based  Jim Rickey and from their Cloud collection. With the code THOMAS15 you get 15% off the entire collection until May 21st, so if you’re thinking about investing in a pair of clean, classy and chic kicks I’d suggest you’d check their homepage out. Oh, that goes for both guys and girls in case you were wondering.

Sweater: Le Coq Sportif
Backpack: Le Coq Sportif
Jeans: Dr Denim
Sneakers: Jim Rickey

Photographer: Emil Eriksson


  1. Open Kloset
    Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 10:27 PM

    Hey Thomas
    Hows you? I hope you are Okay:)
    I love when you Wear Colors and Simple Black
    As well. Both looks So Good on you:)
    The Sweater and the Matching BackPack are super Cool:) Never Heard about Le Coq Sportif but sooo Unique pieces:) As you know I am
    So obsessed with Backpacks:)
    Never Went to France, So Happy that you had a Chance already and you will visit Again:)
    Love Open Kloset By Karina

  2. Stephanie
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 12:26 AM

    I’m quite jealous that Paris is a second home to you. It’s been my dream since I was a little girl to explore the streets of Paris and see the sights through the locals’ eyes. I hope one day I get to travel there! I hope you have so much fun at PFWM – that will be an amazing experience, I’m sure. You should wear this outfit when you go!

    Stephanie //

  3. Samantha Mariko
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 03:21 AM

    Thomas, you are seriously rocking the red, white and blue! I can’t believe I’ll miss you by a month in Paris (I’m going to Haute Couture in July) but maybe one day we will cross paths when we are traveling 🙂 I also hear lots of good things about Greece too!

  4. Bella
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 07:37 AM

    Riktigt snygg outfit!

  5. Charissa
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 09:41 AM

    Ahhh obsessed with this outfit. Love the tricolors on the sleeve and back. I can totally relate to your sayings about France. I’ve only been there twice, but there’s this vibe in France that I love.. and which will make me come back haha. I’ve been to Greece a LOT more, and I’d definitely recommend it in case you’re still in doubt. XO Charissa || ||

  6. Gabriela Vera
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 10:43 AM

    You know how to rock these pieces. How exciting that your going to Paris in June. I have never been, but would love to go one day.

    Gabriela Vera

  7. Taylor Mobley
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 01:59 PM

    I am so jealous you view Paris as your second home. I’ve never been! My husband and I are in the middle of planning a European vacation for next summer so I’ll need to pick your brain to see where the best spots are! I love the tricolors on you — they are really chic and look awesome. I’m always a fan of your style!!

  8. Samjah
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 02:13 PM

    Ummmm…I’m definitely going to check those kicks out! They are so clean and stylish and can go with anything. I also love this look on you. It just may be one of my favorites! Also, I need to explore Europe more as well. I’ve only been to Paris, Pau, and a few places in Germany.

  9. Jo
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 02:15 PM

    I’ve always wanted to visit the French countryside. It certainly seems so tranquil and idyllic there. I’ve only been to Paris so there’s so much more of France I have to see. I love this look on you. The French colors suit you 😉

    xo, Jo

  10. Mariann Yip
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 02:36 PM

    I also want to explore more of France! I heard south of France is absolutely gorgeous. I’ve been to Paris twice and it never disappoints. Your backpack is so cute and I definitely can use it for my travels. I love the color, style and size. I also think you matched it perfectly with your outfit by using those tri colors.

  11. Eva
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 02:37 PM

    Dear Thomas, I love your outfit! Beautiful this French brand Le Coq Sportif I love everything, indeed you have a wardrobe that You can also peace for me hehe we can exchange occasionally 😎❤️
    Sending kisses 😘

  12. Emily
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 03:11 PM

    Paris- scratch that, all of France- is at the top of my bucket list for places I want to visit. I studied french for 6 years, but know I know so little, and that my idea of the country is limited to what the textbooks offered. I haven’t always heard that it’s warm and welcoming, so it’s nice to hear positive notes on the atmosphere for a change:) I’m excited to follow along on your trip! And love that it’s just the sleeve of the sweater, it looks great that way!

  13. Coco
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 04:09 PM

    Lol you made me roll with the Marie Antoinette special mention!! This outfit is so cool besides being a tribute to France! I love the color blocking and the minimal vibes of this athleisure look. Your shoes are a blast as well! I love discovering new brands of cool white sneakers. I agree with you, Europe is not just Rome and Paris! I would love to visit more of France, small towns and lavender fields, the castles of Loira and the vineyards. I would love to visit Sweden, which you made me even more curious about. I have been several times in Greece, and I know that you will fall in love with that country. Once you are done with France and Greece, I invite you to see more of Italy, from Tuscany, to Sicily, to Amalfi Coast and Sardinia. In one month I’m actually leaving for Sicily, I’m in so much need to chill out on a warm beach. Another great look my friend, I’m your fan forever! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  14. Anthony @oh_anthonio
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 06:09 PM

    I am obsessed with that sweater! The colors on the sleeves are perfect and you know just how to style it with white jeans and fresh white kicks

  15. Christine Kong
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 07:20 PM

    You are so true about France. I literally only think of Cannes and Paris when I think of France but there is so much more. I am so jelly that you are going to FW there…what an amazing opportunity and one I would love to do someday. I am obsessed with the sleeve details on this top! The red, white and blue against the black really pops and the contrast with the white backpack makes for an amazing outfit! Love the kicks too even if they aren’t from France. =) xoxo, Christine

  16. Sharon Wu
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 07:46 PM

    i seriously fell in love with that sweater when i saw you wear it on your insta! i’m a huge fan of colorblocking in clothing and that sweater is a must. i wish i could attend fashion week in france but for now i’ll have to live vicariously through you! haha. hope you’ve been well thomas! miss talking to you <3 xo, sharon

  17. Yasmin
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 09:08 PM

    You totally show how modern day men’s style doesn’t have to be boring. I live in St. Louis and I am so used to seeing men in khaki pants or jeans and a button down shirt. It’s nice and presentable, but often times just blends into the crowd. I love how your style always stands out, just like this tri-color top and backpack.

    xx Yasmin

  18. Jerad Michael
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 09:11 PM

    Very nice sporty look!


  19. Jordan Chapman
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 10:19 PM

    Paris is your second home like London is mine! It’s a great country and Marie Antoinette is my favorite as well, so I definitely understand your struggle! The tricolor is so emblematic and iconic, everyone knows the bleu, blanc, et rouge and associates it with France immediately!! This is an awesome way to show off your love for France and I’m loving that you gave it a little sense of home with the Jim Rickey trainers!
    Jordan xx

  20. Amy
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 10:31 PM

    Thomas you seriously rock this look!! I love how your backpack matches your sweater! Love the French tricolors to them too. Hope you have a great time in Paris when you go next month. Paris is definitely one of my favorite places to travel and explore!
    By the way, I really love those white sneakers, such great design to them! 🙂
    -Amy @amyytk

  21. Jen
    Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at 12:42 AM

    I love Le Coq sooo much! A friend of mine introduced me to that brand and I fell in love. I also fell in love with your outfit and I want to steal it!! I love the tri-color sleeve detail and don’t get me started on that backpack because I’m always on the hunt for a cute backpack. Just a stunning, well thought out outfit Thomas!!!

  22. Meg
    Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at 12:49 AM

    France is somewhere I have always wanted to visit and will probably go to next year! I would love to hear the other places you would recommend going to. I’m glad that you love it so much!


  23. Emily Lunstroth
    Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at 12:55 AM

    UMM can I please get to the point where I don’t remember how many times I’ve been to Paris?!? That’s my dream!!

  24. Lauren
    Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at 01:45 AM

    Okay.. I wish Paris was my second home too! I have yet to go, but will be living through your photos for sure. Love the pops of color in this outfit- it adds some brightness and fun!


    Lauren //

  25. Leila D.
    Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at 04:10 AM

    Now, Thomas…stand still, I’m taking your backpack and Sweatshirt lol
    I love, love that color combo and I love France. I hope I can visit too this year, so much to see. Your shoes are awesome, I love white sneakers and wear them often.!This look is definitely one of my favorites. I want it !!! 🙂 xoxo

  26. Candace
    Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at 04:17 AM

    I definitely relate to you when you say you love color, yet you wear monochromatic color schemes…me too! I just feel that neutrals are a lot easier and require less effort. I love those sneakers you’re wearing too. They look like high end classics and you know how crazy I am about my kicks. Looking forward to your posts from Paris Fashion Week too!

  27. Ria
    Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at 05:05 AM

    I’d like to lose track of how many times I’ve been to paris lol.

  28. Iliana
    Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at 06:36 AM

    Mmmm I wish Paris was my second home! I mean who wouldn’t hahah you are blessed! Take me with you in June? We’d totally have fun haha
    Now let’s talk about that sweater! I’m obsessed already. The black makes the color even more vibrant. I need this sweater 🙂

    Iliana |

  29. Aimara
    Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at 02:38 PM

    Another killer look Tom! You are a street style genius!
    Hope you end up going to Greece! You are going to love it!
    And yes, there’s so much to see in Europe! You are so lucky to be living there.
    Have a great week ahead!

  30. Courtney Andrews
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 12:47 AM

    This is such a cool look! I’ve always enjoyed European fashion, especially the street style. I hope you enjoy your upcoming Paris trip!

  31. Kirsten Wendlandt
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 03:07 AM

    Thomas, Europe is such a beautiful place and you’re so lucky you get to travel around so much! I’ve only been to Paris and Cannes in france, but I would love to check out more. I’ve never heard of le Coq Sportif but I’m really digging their athletic wear! Such a great look on you

  32. Eric K
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 04:01 AM

    Buddy , this tricolor style is one of the best and I love how it looks on you. You are so right we have to explore more than just Paris and Rome . Those kicks are so amazing . Wow

  33. Luke
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 07:37 AM

    You have totally inspired me Thomas, I literally just booked a trip for the end of summer to explore some more of France (I too really only know Paris). PS, I totally love that sweatshirt, you really sell it here as a musthave!

    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 10:08 AM

    OMG the styling is so cool! How did you even find the most perfect location to match the sweatshirt? LOVE this! Have fun in PAris x

  35. Sheree
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 11:11 AM

    I have never been to France but it would be a dream to take the summer off and just road tripping all over, from Paris to Cannes to Provence and Bordeaux (for the wine) just really romancing about the country and culture and everything it has to offer. This top with the asymmetrical color blocking sleeve is Tres Chic! Hope you enjoy your trip and share all the beauty on Instagram with us.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  36. Jenelle
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 02:34 PM

    France is one of my favourite places in the world. I really felt I could comfortably live there. I guess I have also felt that way about Prague and Amsterdam too, of all of the places I have spent time in. Oh, or Vienna! Actually, any of those places would suit me just fine. I love Australia, but it never really feels like it is right for me. There is something about the French style that just sits so well with me. And I love the red, white and blue! 🙂
    xx Jenelle

  37. Martin Ebner
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 03:55 PM

    I think this is one of my favorite outfits of yours. You look like an old school F1 driver ready for battle! lol Hope you’re having a great day buddy!!!!

  38. Bryanna
    Thursday May 18th, 2017 at 01:22 AM

    “But I think 200+ years should make me forgive the vigilante ancestors.” Literally loled at that comment. When is PFWM?! I can’t wait to see all the outfits you wear that week, so I’m trying to mentally prepare myself. Anyways, the monochromatic ways are totally my jam! Gotta love the Parisian color-blocking as well. Plus, your signature sneaker styling is coming in hot as well.

    xoxo Bryanna | Coming in Clutch

  39. Jenn Hanft
    Thursday May 18th, 2017 at 07:15 AM

    Though I’m also a fan of monochrome looks, I really appreciate the touch of color added uniquely to just one sleeve. I think it gives the outfit such dimension! I’m so jealous that you’re off to Paris next month. I’ve been there once several years ago and loved the city. I really do I hope to visit again sometime soon – and check out other parts of Europe as well!

    With love, Jenn

  40. Bernice
    Thursday May 18th, 2017 at 11:49 AM

    Goals! Going to France so many times it’s seems like an everyday thang haha

  41. Jennifer Quattrucci
    Thursday May 18th, 2017 at 01:40 PM

    Dear (My) Tommy,
    I love color as much as you , which I know you know my darling…but anyway that’s why I was thrilled to see these pieces with the French Tricolor from Le Coq Sportif styled so beautifully on you ! You never cease to amaze me with the way you take fabulous pieces and turn them into sensational outfits ! Love how you pointed out the many remarkable places in Europe other than Paris and Rome and definitely am hoping to make my way there. I also love the sneakers from Jim Rickey ! My husband might receive them for his birthday;)

    Your Jenny

  42. Jessie
    Friday May 19th, 2017 at 01:45 AM

    Love the Le Coq backpack and you look so stylish yet minimalistic with the French tricolours. I’m a big fan of Le Coq Sportif, and I have about 5 pair of their sneakers at home! This brand is causal yet elegant in its own way! Love how you style them. Love your Jim Rickey shoes too!

    xx, Jessie

  43. Helen Chik
    Friday May 19th, 2017 at 02:18 AM

    You’re in Paris in June?!! I fly in on the 7th! Will you be around to catch up?!

    You’re looking awesome with a hint of colour and I agree with you on the fact that there is so much more to Europe than the main touristy hot spots and one of my favourite places is Florence and Sienna in Italy!

    Helen xx

  44. frank lin
    Friday May 19th, 2017 at 11:50 AM

    You definitely should visit more places in France! It is my favorite country
    so you can ask me tho 😀 I love the outfit! I actually LOVE the color combination of
    red, white and blue and I seriously asked myself a couple of days ago why so many flags
    do have this combination 😀

    xx frank

  45. Vanessa Berlin
    Friday May 19th, 2017 at 05:34 PM

    Hey Thomas, you look amazing! Love this look head to toe. This is one of my favorite looks from you. Totally sophisticated and chic at the same time, that’s why I love monochromatic because it’s elegant, but the one you are wearing simply has an incredible twist , love the sleeve. The perfect outfit, with a cute frenchy vibes.
    I agree with you, when we hear Europe we inmediatly think about Paris or Rome and Europe have wonderful places to visit. I think we always think of Paris because it’s a magical city, a truly paradise surrounded with the most beautiful architecture. I would love to visit Europe soon!

    Have a great day!

  46. amanda
    Friday May 19th, 2017 at 06:41 PM

    I’m so with you in wanting to visit more of France! Le Coq Sportive look is perfect! I love the contrast of your white bag and black outfit but coordinating with French Tricolor! Enjoy your trip! I’ve been watching so many historical documentaries lately and everyone lost their heads it seems desperate what monarchy! Have fun and also, love your shoes! Cloud collection is such a fitting name!

    Manda |

  47. CJ
    Saturday May 20th, 2017 at 06:31 AM

    You know fashion and how to rock these pieces. You are so fashionable.

  48. Diana
    Saturday May 20th, 2017 at 08:26 AM

    I totally agreed with you, Europe is not just famous cities, but also culture, architecture, food, tradition and people are very special. I love Europe and history! LI am quite jealous that you are going to Paris soon, I can’t wait to explore Europe more, wish I lived there. I love you styled the backpack and shoes look so cool.

  49. Aleksandra Ladygin
    Saturday May 20th, 2017 at 08:28 AM

    Omg Thomas! believe me, as a woman i would wearing this look! I love assymetric clothes, details, colors!!! Absolutely great!

  50. Britta
    Sunday May 21st, 2017 at 01:04 PM

    Nothing beats Paris right?! Such a beautiful city! As much as I love Paris I must say that London is my second home! I visit all the time but still miss it when I go home.
    Love the sporty chic outfit btw!

  51. Candi
    Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 03:03 AM

    Oooh I love your entire outfit Thomas! That tri-colored sweater is too cute, and I love your super clean white sneaks – I have one but I never dare to wear it out because I KNOW I’ll end up soiling it haha!! I’ve got amazing memories in Paris too, I’m so happy to hear someone who loves Paris too. People always say Parisians are rude etc – the first time I travelled alone there – people couldn’t have been nicer! I miss Paris and definitely wish to go back, and of course visit the countryside. Imagine sitting outside, have a cuppa and just watching people strolling by in the village – sounds like a dream 🙂

    XO Candi

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