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Louis Vuitton mens design director Paul Helbers described the Autumn / Winter 2009/10 mens collection he showed in Paris recently as “the traveling wardrobe of an African king.” Recession or no, Helbers didn’t stint on suitably luxurious offerings, including pieces in antelope leather and even a mink coat shaved into Vuittons signature Damier check. Our favorite item by far however was this ultra-luxe officer’s tunic-style jacket finished in top-grade tan alligator skin with antiqued gold buttons and epaulettes. – From JustLuxe