Mike Jeffries’ life isn’t easy seeing he’s probably the boss of the possibly most unpleasant fashion label in the world: ABERCROMBIE & FITCH (A&F).
His company is being mocked everywhere, be it for dull marketing initiatives (dozens of half-naked adolescents in front of newly opened stores), questionable human resource practices, unpleasant school-sports-locker-room-smells in the stores, or, most frequently for the ‘chavy’ suburb style of the brand.
When you’re constantly exposed to such humiliation you would at least want to lead a somewhat comfortable life outside of the realm of public awareness. For example when you are traveling.
As was revealed recently 68-year-old Jeffries insists on having exclusively freshly groomed, male staff on his private jet, wearing nothing but ABERCROMBIE & FITCH polo shirts, flip flops, boxer briefs, gloves (black ones when silver ware is brought, white ones when the table is being set. This absolutely makes sense!), and a hint of the brand’s cologne. Those of you wondering if something is missing here: Yes, of course there is. It’s the pants. And that is, even if everyone is going to get angry again about A&F, absolutely correct.
We too, would have our staff constantly run around in underwear – if we had a private jet, that is. We can’t see anything indecent about it (we’d merely make massive adjustments to the gender diversity).
Quite the opposite actually: We find such consequent acting out of one’s aesthetics very dandyesque. Therefore we’re awarding Michael S. Jeffries, the ethereally aesthetic Botox-sugar daddy, the highest rank of this blog. He is our DANDY OF THE WEEK.
ALEXANDER WANG is daring to touch another, more peripheral, fashion-issue after the H&M-cooperation: Interior.
He designed a ‘Bean Bag Chair’ for the Italian label Poltrona Frau and a booze-case – or rather wrapped it with black leather.
For 8.800,- dollars you can buy the luxurious bean bag, for 18.500,- dollar the box. One can only hope, that Wang used his own ball-skin for the pieces, considering the price. Everything else would be: rude.
DANDY DIARY x JOHNNIE WALKER x HARRIS TWEED – Editorial
A few years ago, streetstyle-experts started wearing their jackets or coats around their shoulders, instead of putting their arms through their sleeves. The technical term for that is ‘coat slinging’.
Recently, the german newspaper BUNTE (!) reported about the styling-trend. ‘Coat slinging’ therefore officially became a ‘no-go’. So: dear friends with good taste, please stick your arms in your sleeves from now on.
Because a sleeve without an arm, is like Justin O’Shea without Veronika, like Cara Delevigne without eyebrows: somehow not complete.
In 2008, Scott Schuman (aka: The Sartorialist) has revealed the first case of ‘coat slinging’ on his blog, afterwards an epidemic broke out, from which the fashion-world still has not recovered.
It has been enough: put your jackets on properly again! Otherwise you appear like a gay fashion-journalist from 2010 (who would put his arms into sleeves nowadays)