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Dandy of the Week: Keith Richards

The Rolling Stones are celebrating their 50th band anniversary. A good time to pay tribute to the style of guitarist Keith Richards. He’s our Dandy of the Week.

Richards has not only mastered the strings of his guitar, but also the stylish clothing. The man, who is using drugs and alcohol tanned leather skin, a true hero style. Those in charge of Louis Vuitton share our opinion. They booked him at 64 years for a LV ad campaign.

The Rolling Stones are celebrating their 50th band anniversary. A good time to pay a tribute to the style of their guitarist, Keith Richards. He’s our Dandy of the Week.

Richards has not only mastered the strings of his guitar, but also the stylish looks. A man with drugs- and alcohol-infused leatherlike skin, true style hero. Those in charge of Louis Vuitton share our opinion. They booked him for an LV ad campaign with 64.

 Keith Richards is an avid hat wearer. He preferred fedora hats from Stetson and Borsalino brands. Accessories play an important role in his looks.

He wears a head scarf underneath his broad-brimmed hats, hoop earrings, a scarf around the neck, silver chains a skull ring on the ring finger since the heady 1970s. Essential for the distinctive look: a cigarette in the right corner of the mouth.  Bohemian Gypsy, to describe it precisely.A style which he has remained loyal to over the years.

Richards is a constant source of inspiration for the fashion world. How strong the influence of Richards is, is illustrated by the example of Johnny Depp. The actor, who is himself known for his distinctive style, was inspired by Richards for his Jack Sparrow character from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” blockbuster.

Johnny Depp seems to have found his personal style inspiration in Richards, too. The influence of Richards on the actor’s wardrobe is unmistakable.

We raise our glass to Keith Richards, the style icon. We wish him and his band another fifty years of success.


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Von: David




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



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






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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