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Over and out: BOYS BOYS BOYS-Store closed

Hamburgs best Menswear-Shop, the BOYS BOYS BOYS-Store, is closing it’s doors – and won’t open them again. This is complete shit, to put it mildly. After all, there is still a lot to do in Hamburg, when it comes to Menswear.

Of course the BOYS BOYS BOYS-Founder, -Pioneer and -Boss Yves Hanke is not doing this for fun. The Store has been somehow his home, in the past three years. It is likely, that he did’nt spend more time somewhere else than there. This leads us to the one, crucial question: Why?

Yves, as the good guy he is, gave us a logic answer to this, which still leaves us wistful:

“I am closing the store to concentrate on online shopping and – which is even more important – to push the label BOYS BOYS BOYS in the right direction. During the past three years, the business at the store in Hamburg, the research, the exhibitions etc., took so much time, that I had no time for anything else.

The Shop has been – and still is – my Baby, in which I invested a lot of time, energy and work. Although the biggest part of this was just administration. I am nerdy sometimes, I also like Excel a lot. But if there is nothing else than Retail Operations, it’s not interesting for me.

I am eagerly awaiting the upcoming time. I gained a lot of experiences with the Shop and established with BOYS BOYS BOYS a brand – which became well known with only three products; a Tank, a Tee and a simple Totebag. I want to use this awareness, build it up and push it forward.”

Okay, we can accept this – and we are very looking forward to seeing the new products and an awesome Online-Shop. Go Yves, go!

Image: lachsbroetchen.blogspot.com [crazy editing (red X): Dandy Diary]

Von: Jakob

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Lumbersexuality – simply fat, old Hipster!

After metrosexuality and spornosexuality, is it lumbersexuality going to be in?

Media as The GuardianThe Daily Beast and Buzzfeed presented ‘lumbersexual’ as the ‘next big thing’. Men with enormous beards and bellies in lumber-shirts, in work-boots, with wool-beanies on their heads and a freshly tapped beer in their hand.

But is that really the new trend? Men, who combine checked patterns with checked patterns, and who look like they have chucked some trees in the wood. No, not really. The look has been existing in the gay-scene for years (‘bears’ or ‘cubs’).

Plus we already know about the core-elements of the look (beard, lumber-shirt) from the hipster-scene. The picture (view the photo), which was used to express lumber-sexuality in a photo, has also been used to present the usual example of a hipster to their readers.

The hipster already was an anti-movement to the metro. The man became a man again. Sun-studios, picked eye-browes or shaved chests – all in all a no-go for the hipster. ‘Lumbersexuality’ is therefore no new anti-movement to metrosexuality, as it is celebrated in the media, but simply a continuation of the hipster-movement.

Therefore an old, fat hipster, who is drinking beer the whole day and who is just to distinguish by experts of ‘gay bears’. Therefore: no ‘next big thing’!

Von: Julian

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