The Shit I Do To Make Ya'll Look Fly: Paris SS16 Edition (Part One)

Chris Gibbs Diary
07.07.2015

It's that time of year again...the time of year where we have to travel all the way over to Paris to try and find dope shit, so you can look fly and get the girl. This one started out kind of rough....

DAY 1 ARRIVAL

We landed on the day of the Taxi Strike in Paris. The Taxi drivers out here are no joke. They made a blockade and wouldn't let any cars into the airport to pick people up. As one could imagine, this caused pandemonium!!!

Not only did these guys stop cars from picking people up...they also stopped all forms of public transportation (trains, buses, cars). Some heads had to hoof it to get away from the airport where they could try and find more transport...shit was real.

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A little more info for those that don't know. Paris is by far the worst Taxi city I have ever been to. There are never taxi's available. They have a really strong Union that limits the amount of taxi licensees that are out there. So there is an ill Supply demand problem.

Furthermore....they are mad rude, they smell and it can be expensive. Ok, I know what you are saying..."that's all cabs". No Paris cabs are on another level. Case in point. They can start their meters running as soon as they drop off a fare. So the next person can get in a cab and already owe them 20Euro's. It's crazy!!! I have spent many a night in Paris waiting hours for a taxi. So in comes Uber and now nobody fucks with Paris taxis. So this is what they were striking over.

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anyways...while this was all going on outside I was oblivious to it all and taking artsy pictures of the terminal...like above. I got on a train (cause I am a cheap bastard and never take a taxi anyways)....I was home in 30 minutes.

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The view from my Pigalle Air BnB pad...Nice!!

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Off the plane and straight to a weird Adidas event...first we pass Rue St. Deins Arc...

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Aight, so me and my boy Mohammed decided to roll to this Adidas presentation...It was for a new shoe that they are launching called the Tubular. Can you see the jet lag in my eyes? It was in a dark club in the middle of the day (pause) and they had dudes doing some Parcour type shit all over the club. It was actually quite dope!

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After the Adidas presentation we passed my Embassy. Oh, Canada!!!

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Walking home by the Quai...so dope. Paris in the summer is awesome. People just chill on the canal and bring booze and kick it all day/all night. This could never happen in the US. Heads would get drunk, start a fight and people would get pushed into the canal. A full on riot would happen everyday. Not to mention you know everyone would have to try and out do the next man by bring a bigger, more obnoxious sound system...Shit would be crazy!!!

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Came home and caught these two mother fuckers having a Royale with Cheese..."You can't take the Jungle out the Cat..."

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Started our day off kind of early. 1st up...the Junya Man Show at the Natural History Museum.

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The calm before the storm...

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This years theme was African, run through the CDG filter of coarse. I am just happy that they are trying something different. Looked good.

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One of the props got left behind...

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Coincidentally, there was a dope African display at the Museum...

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Next up, we head to the Visvim showroom. Hiroki Nakamura was in the building!!!

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I am not sure what Rickey was trying to show Richard but apparently it was big? Our boy Wilfried wasn't very impressed...

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Rickey's favorite piece!!126 127

My boy JAH-POH_NEES!!! Holding us down...

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Rickey couldn't decide on a color. I say the brown one.

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Check out the quiver of Rimowa suitcases at the Visvim showroom...the miles on these must be crazy!!!

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Next up the CDG Homme Plus Show...The press waiting patiently...

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Photographers waiting patiently...

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My fellow buyers waiting patiently...

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and the show begins. Cowboys and Indians, aight.135 136

Polka dots and yellow wigs too..

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For dinner...linked up with some old friends. Angelo and Lucie in the place to be!

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Oh, and this guys too....Luke chillin. OAMC was the best collection we saw this season. Hot Fire!!!!! Two words "Perforated Suits" (said in your best ghostface voice).

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stay tuned for part two later this week.