Men's fashion is to women's as 5ive is to the Spice Girls: a shoddier, far less versatile imitation. So we're inclined to cheer the opening of any new menswear shop, even if it doesn't do anything too radical – which Sauver le Monde des Hommes doesn't. If you're looking for classic brands – Stan Smith, Saint James – this is the place for you. But if you're after something more contemporary, you'll have to make do with a small-ish range: Suit Apparel jumpers (€95), Rivieras shoes (€55), Sacrebleu tees (€45).
If you find your shopping basket filling up with French labels, that's because the shop's stated mission is to bring back classic men's fashion à la française. The concept extends to a modest selection of Franco-centric accessories (watches, belts, ties), books on fashion and music history, and magazines (including Time Out fave 'Schnock'). After all, what is a dapper gentleman without an education?
|Venue name:||Sauver le Monde des Hommes|
8 rue Beaurepaire
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 11am-8pm; Sat 10.30am-8pm; Sun 2.30-7pm|
|Transport:||Métro : République ou Jacques Bonsergent ; bus : 67|