A few years back, Pierre Andre Senizergues—the French-born owner of skate brand Etnies—needed a tuxedo for the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. He was there promoting Leonardo DiCaprio’s eco-doc The 11th Hour, which he helped finance, therefore his penguin suit had to be (so to speak) penguin-friendly. His solution? Making one from organic wool, and even using old cassette tapes for the lapels, for an extra dose of shine. Now that one-of-a-kind creation has inspired a full menswear collection called C-Pas. All the clothes are made from organic or reused materials, including wool coats cut from old army blankets and suit linings made from old shirts donated by Senizergues’ NYC customers. For now, clients can only get the custom-made suits, but the full ready-to-wear line, including shirting, outerwear, knits, and even suits and tuxes produced by Thom Browne’s tailor, Rocco Ciccarelli, will be available in June at Paris boutique Colette.
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