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Dandy of the Week: André 3000

He was named “Best Dressed Man in the World” in 2004, and PETA made him the “Sexiest Vegetarian Alive” the same year. André 3000. We are awarding the musician with the many different looks and names the first Dandy of the Week in 2013.

There are many reasons why the eccentric music talent, who also goes by the names of Possum Jenkins, Dookie Blossomgame III, Benjamin André, and Johnny Vulture, deserves to be our first Dandy of the new year.

André 3000 has a common child with Erykah Badu, is very stylish, owns a gigantic closet, has had a wart removed, and he is the founder of a men’s fashion line called Benjamin Bixby.

Also Mr. 3000 is the only guy on this planet who can pull off a combination of Jodphur trousers and jackboots without looking like a mid-evil knight’s man.

As opposed to brand victim Anna della Russo, André 3000 doesn’t really have anything for wearing brands from head to toe:

“I hate looking like a mannequin. And by that I mean like if you go to some store and the mannequin’s head-to-toe in designer brands. I hate head-to-toe dressers.”

The key look of André Benjamin, that’s his real name, is a polo shirt combined with a preppy jacket. He completes the outfit with a farmer’s straw hat.

GQ listed André 3000 among the “Most Stylish Musicians of all Time”, describing him with the following: “Perhaps the biggest risk taker in that list”.

Images: FashionBeans.com

Von: David

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Inflationary, bad: Wood-Sunglasses!

On a daily-bases, press-releases by labels are reaching us, which have specialised in the production of sunglasses out of wood.

They are boasting themselves with sustainability. Are praising their work with totally funny slogans like ‘Woody since 2012′, ‘In Wood We Trust’ or ‘Done by nature, designed for your eyes’.

All die Holzbrillen-Designs von Marken wie Kerbholz, Stadtholz, Wood Fellas, WOODONE, ROLF Spectacles, Eric Lauer, Enzo Forciniti, Scherler oder Zeitgeist Berlin tun das nicht.

The Berlin-based label with the original name ‘Stadtholz’ is assuring that one ‘really has a piece of nature on their nose’, when purchasing their glasses.

But does one want that?! Having a piece of nature on your nose, when it looks bad. Sustainability is great and all. But fashion is mainly about design. And that should look good.

Plus, there is nothing more annoying than labels, who are massively pining ‘sustainability’ on their flag. Most of the times it is exactly those labels, who have as much to do with sustainability as bumm-bumm-Boris with the smart usage of Twitter. Not a lot.

Von: Julian

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KRISVANASSCHE is not going to be continued!

Shortly after Scott Sternberg announced the end of Band of OutsidersKris Van Assche has also informed the public, that the label, which also carries his name, is not going to be continued.

Kris Van Assche will mainly concentrate on his work for DIOR HOMME. The Belgian designer announced the end of his label through a hand-written letter which  he gave to his business partners and the press.

‘Times are tough for independent labels.’, Van Assche said to WWD. ‘This wonderful adventure has reached a point where I feel the need to take a break and some distance to better think about how to develop my brand in the future.’

We will miss the sporty-but-buttoned-up aesthetics by KRISVANASSCHE!

Von: Julian

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New York Fashion Week: Hood by Air AW 2015

HOOD BY AIR presented their new collection ‘Daddy’ in a cellar-like setting at the Wall Street, the centrum of finance.

The mastermind behind HBA, Shayne Oliver, showed classics from the world of fashion, like button-down shirts, sweaters and polo t-shirts in the typical unisex Hood by Air Silhouette. Therefore it came to an hybrid between polo shirt and dress. Or camel coat and tank top.

The models wore locks in-front of their mouths and tights over their heads, like burglars. The soundtrack of the show, total freedom, was ended drastically, followed by jazz, underlined with the statement of the Empire:

“I wanna show you a faggot really can run this company”.

It becomes obvious how appreciated HBA is also in the art-world, when looking at the guests who attended the show, for example Klaus Biesenbach and Grace Coddington.

It seems that HBA, even after the diss by their once supporter A$AP ROCKY, is still very hip.

 

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