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Women
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    Chest
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    78
    to
    81
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    85
    86
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    93
    94
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    97
    Waist
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    62
    63
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    67
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    71
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    75
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    78
    79
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    Hip
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    86
    87
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    90
    91
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    94
    95
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    99
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    103
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    GER 32 34 36 38 40 42
    US 0-2 4 6 8 10 12
    UK 6 8 10 12 14 16
    ITA 38 40 42 44 46 48
    FRA 34 36 38 40 42 44
    JAP 5 7 9 11 13 15
Men
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    Chest
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    89
    90
    to
    93
    94
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    97
    98
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    102
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    105
    106
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    109
    Waist
    (cm)
    73
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    76
    77
    to
    80
    81
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    84
    85
    to
    88
    89
    to
    92
    93
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    96
    Hip
    (cm)
    87
    to
    90
    91
    to
    94
    95
    to
    98
    99
    to
    102
    103
    to
    106
    107
    to
    109
  • INT XS S M L XL XXL
    GER 44 46 48 50 52 54
    US 34 36 38 40 42 44
    UK 34 36 38 40 42 44
    ITA 44 46 48 50 52 54
    FRA 38 40 42 44 46 48
    JAP 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • CM 72 77 82 87 92
    INCH 28 30 32 34 36

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New Coll. Summer 2021

A day in
paris with
Michael
Philouze

CLOSED – Since 1978

Michael Philouze is the men’s fashion editor at American Vogue and contributor to its international editions. As a stylist, Michael Philouze consults with fashion brands all over the world (including several recent Closed campaigns!). The Paris-born fashion editor moved to New York City for college at the age of 20 and began his career as an assistant for the legendary stylist, Joe McKenna.

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Michael Philouze

Interview

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How was your past year?

It has been a mix of feelings. There were some daunting, puzzling moments. But, on the positive side, the year had some comforting and restorative moments, too. It definitely had its silver linings. For me, it meant being home for a much longer period than any time in the last 15 years. It also reminded me of certain aspects of everyday life that I had forgotten about before. It has been a process of rediscovering overlooked needs, and the clarity of mind I experienced was probably due to my brain being less crowded with jet lag, tight deadlines, and the feeling of constantly being rushed. I found space to reset my goals, appreciate my accomplishments and plan wisely for the future. Ultimately, the year had its ups and downs like a roller coaster. And, so far, I have been okay.

Were there any personal lessons for you?

As I’ve mentioned, I am definitely taking this time to dive deep into my personal goals. Setting time for myself and simplifying my lifestyle have been the main lesson.

How do you think the current situation will affect the fashion industry in the long term?

That’s the big unknown. I’m expecting adjustments towards sustainability and accountability. The situation illuminated how much we consume, spend, and waste. The pandemic has an educative aspect to it and brings new awareness to our contemporary way of life. I think brands will now thrive with products that are meaningful and purposeful to consumers. The “fantasy of fashion” is on pause. Now more than ever, there is a general sense of facing reality.

How would you describe your own style?

My own style is the product of the cities that are a part of my life. It’s monochromatic and influenced by Parisian and American fashion. And, recently, I’ve added a German touch. Think Nike meets Anthony Vaccarello meets Closed.

What fascinates you about Germany?

Being half-German, I feel that there’s an inner quest I have yet to embark on. Germany is essentially my other half, so I’m naturally interested in getting to know the country better. My mother is German but I grew up in Paris. At times, I do ask myself: “Where’s the German in me?” Though I was raised in France, my mother and I would often visit my German relatives. As a kid, a part of me wished we could split our lives between both countries. Now’s the time to fulfil that desire. During the course of my career, I’ve developed special relationships with German brands, designers and photographers. Peter Lindbergh and I have collaborated on projects that span over 15 years. I got to work with the legendary Jil Sander on shows and campaigns that are now a part of fashion history. All these things came my way and I always took it as a sign.

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Michael Philouze

Interview

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What are the personal staple items of clothing you keep coming back to?

Raw denim. Leather. Cashmere. Neutrals. And anything green – my favourite colour. I like to mix classic and sports styles. I love things that are well cut; clothes always have to be practical and comfortable for me. They have to make you feel sexy, attractive – they should make you feel good. Once I find the right piece, I usually buy multiples. It can be hard to find a really good leather jacket – and they are easy to lose. So once I find the right one for me, I make sure I have a backup. I do think that men just really need certain staple pieces that are well cut, the right fabric and with the right proportions for their bodies. That is the canvas – and from time to time, you throw in a more fashionable piece. I think menswear is less about feeling outstanding and more about being authentic.

Do you associate positive or negative thoughts with boredom?

Well, they say that you become extremely creative when you’re bored because it pushes you beyond boundaries. It forces you to look further and seek more. It’s a time when you can dig your heels in, push past the creative limitations you’ve set yourself and rediscover your skills. I think boredom is positive and can turn into something quite fruitful.

Do you ever feel bored at all? What do you do when you feel bored?

I never really get bored to be honest. My days tend to fill up no matter what. Perhaps, I’ll feel a mild notion of boredom at most, but when I’m really bored, I go into full editing mode: rearranging and cleaning my apartment; making plans that help me get going. When you’re bored, it feels great to go through your things and get rid of old stuff. It seems there’s a psychological uplift in doing something purposeful.

Have you recently done anything for the first time? What was it?

This kind of ties into the aforementioned, but I posted pictures on social media of both my parents when they were in love in Germany. I acquired these photos back in November while I was in Germany and began to feel a yearning for reconnection. I got lovely responses from people.

Do you think grown-ups need hobbies? If so, what are yours?

Yes, I think so. Hobbies complement your life. They are essential. Mine help me to act on my inspirations, expand my knowledge, and keep my perspective on life fresh. So my hobbies are whatever it takes to do that and gives me the necessary energy.

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Find the interview with Michael Philouze and many other stories in our new HARD COPY “On Boredom & New Adventures” – coming very soon and complimentary with every order at Closed.com!

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