Fotos: David Kurt Karl Roth
The Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto, who is more than worshipped by us, has designed an exclusive tricot for the soccer-team Real Madrid. Who’s outfitter is, of-course, ADIDAS, who again is producing the line Y-3 together with Yohji. Therefore it is a gang, a crew, a posse.
As you would expect it, coming from grandpa Yohji, the tricots are mainly black, except for the three stripes, which are also well put in scene at Y-3 by Yohij, as the sponsor- and club-logos. Into the deep-black, a relatively less black, asian hybrid-being between a bird and a dragon is printed on, which should indicate the bravery of todays sports-men. Well.
Another notice-able, and way more interesting detail is the small white collar, which can be buttoned up with two white buttons and which reminds us at a priest’s collar – which is a tough one: Men of the physics presented in the look of men of the metaphysics. That is very conceptional, we are freaking out.
World-wide there are only 1.400 pieces of the package. A tricot costs arround 250,- euros. We think: For a limited Yamamoto piece, that is not even that much.
“Mike the Ruler” is the Lord of Tumblr, King of Instagram and, since today, for this week, also ‘Dandy of the Week’. He is the youngest man (maybe more so the first kid), whom we provide this honour.
About one year ago the fame of ‘Mike the Ruler’ started. The 14-year old upper-east kid was hanging around at events by VFiles and at raves by the A$AP mob, and presented himself on Instagram in Rick Owens total-looks.
The Instagram hype about ‘Mike the Ruler’ started. In an interview, which VFiles arranged with him, Mike showed his, unusual for his age, impressive knowledge about fashion. He talked about Rick Owens fashion shows in 2007 (!) and told that he just wrote his homework about the topic ‘Helmut Lang vs. Calvin Klein’.
His favourite brands are, next to Rick Owens, the New York-based street-wear avant-garde brands - #BEENTRILL, HBA, TELFAR and Eckhaus Latta, a brand, which fashion is described by the young expert as ‘conceptual’. The pocket-money for those high-fashion labels is probably provided by his mom. She works as a lawyer.
Mike found his passion for fashion in 2011. His dad took him to an Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition. Mike Hope then became the fashion-lover ‘Mike the Ruler’.
Whenever Mike goes to an event, then he always takes a second outfit with him in his backpack, which he puts on, when he is bored. He simply owns the selfie-game (Mike is posing with the A$AP Mob like he never did something else). And ‘the Ruler’ probably happens to know more about fashion then most German fashion-journalists.
Without questioning: ‘Mike the Ruler’ has more then earned, to be our youngest ”Dandy of Week”!
Photos: via www.housetribeca.com
For the shooting-day of our fashion porn, we booked a crazy expensive studio back then. The money was lent to us by a patron, who earned his money within the very lucrative Ahle Wurst Business in North Hessen.
In our noble studio, a few minutes before the ‘little death’ of our main-actor, this puberty-like GIF resulted:
The fucky-fucky-gif, as we call it, shot by Marlen Stahlhut.