Dandy Diary http://dandydiary.de/en/ Men´s Fashion Blog Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:58:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8 The Sub-Nosed Revolver of all Sneakers: ADIDAS ZX 500 2.0 ‘Black Snake’ http://dandydiary.de/en/the-sub-nosed-revolver-of-all-sneakers-adidas-zx-500-2-0-black-snake/ http://dandydiary.de/en/the-sub-nosed-revolver-of-all-sneakers-adidas-zx-500-2-0-black-snake/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:47:24 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=39140 Since we can’t wear only white sneakers, and because there is nothing cooler, than a sneaker that reminds one optically of a snub-nosed revolver or of a broken nose of an amateur-boxer, we recommend you the ZX 500 2.0 “Black Snake” by ADIDAS – even if it’s name is stupidly technocratic.

You can purchase the shoe for amazingly cheap 80,- dollars, for example here. And please do not be fooled by the fact that the shoe is described as a women’s shoe. That is far behind times. We at Dandy Diary are post-gender - and the shoe is available up to size 45.

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De-Conceptualised Bauhaus http://dandydiary.de/en/de-conceptualised-bauhaus/ http://dandydiary.de/en/de-conceptualised-bauhaus/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:16:13 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=39138 Since we were bored recently, we decided to take a stroll to the Bauhaus archive and were hanging out in front of their door.

In contrast to the occasion, we wore two de-conceptualised outfits, which by coincidence looked like the ones lying in the rented Lithuanian Mercedes. David was wearing a T-shirt and jeans by WEEKDAY, shoes by RAF SIMONS x ADIDAS, a jeans-jacket by DIESEL and a vintage-hair-cut from the 90s. I wore a black T-shirt by BOSS (Turkey fake)pants by G-STAR RAW, tennis-socks by H&M, a silk-bomber-jacket by DIESEL, shoes by PALLADIUM (of-course the model, that Brad Pitt is wearing all the time) and sunglasses by LESPECS.

After a few minutes we were chased by the guard and his dog (it was a leashed sheep dog) away from the court. Apparently we did not fit the concept.

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Dandy Talks: 10 Rules to avoid being a complete Loser while Dating http://dandydiary.de/en/dandy-talks-10-rules-to-avoid-being-a-complete-loser-while-dating/ http://dandydiary.de/en/dandy-talks-10-rules-to-avoid-being-a-complete-loser-while-dating/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:55:59 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=39081 We have already announced it: To provide more stability and safety to the important situations in life, we are asking infrequently, experts from our surrounding to give us ultimate tips in their main disciplines, in our new series ‘Dandy Talks’.

Because it is summer and all the girls are simply looking stunning, we are going to start with Philip von Mollenkott, who is a flirt- and dating-expert, a Berlin-Mitte cool cat and last but not least a dandy-6000. Philip is living in Berlin since ten years, and therefore longer than most other people, and seems to know every dark and also shiny place in the city, and already had some dates, some would say.

Whoever met Philip, and even it was only while he ordered a filtered coffee (black, no milk or sugar), knows: the guy knows what he is talking about. Even at his death bed, ‘Phil Luv’, as some call him reverentially, he is probably going to flirt with his female pastor.

And now Philips ten most important dandy-rules, to avoid being a complete loser during a first date with a lady. Read and learn!

  1. Just date someone, with whom you want to spent the whole evening (and best case scenario the next morning).
  2. The first date has to be creative and individual. Avoide clichés. If you are a daredevil go to a restaurant, if you are a pansy go to a dirty bar around the corner. Or different: In a star-restaurant you order a beer, in a park you drink a crémant.
  3. Wear clean shoes and no perfume. Perfumes are for losers, who also go to the gym.
  4. Flowers never at the first date, they are just distracting. At the second date, a little regard is okay. But please no roses, just if you are planning on marrying that woman – and then better bring a ring with you as well.
  5. Classic rules: You come five minutes early to the agreed place, she comes 15 minutes late, you open doors (unknown places are entered first by the guy, known places by the woman), hold taxi-doors, you choose the wine, make compliments if they are apropriate (women realise, if you don’t mean it), never look at your cell-phone – and never never let you get caught touching your cell, when she comes back from the toilet
  6. In case that the date was not for you, make it clear to her in a charming way and end it. She does not feel different. Fairplay!
  7. You can do everything with women, but bore them.
  8. What, if you want to get off with her? First: She also wants it, otherwise she would not have come. Nobody is looking for friends while dating. Drink, but don’t drink too much. Let her order champagne and you order two shots, then you share. Two location-swaps (f.e. restaurant, bar, tavern) are helping to build up trust. No stupid games, just be honest and yourself. If you want to kiss her, do it! She will not do it first – and if, she is the wrong one.
  9. On the day after the date, don’t write her a text-message. Call her, she is going to love it – and you. And of-course there is no three-days-rule and no deferment-luxury. Contact her, if you want to contact her and better do it right-away, as it get’s too late.
  10. Don’t even dream about deciding, how the evening is going to be. It is always her. 
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For Sale: PRADA Front-Row Tickets for 95.000 Pounds http://dandydiary.de/en/for-sale-prada-front-row-tickets-for-95-000-pounds/ http://dandydiary.de/en/for-sale-prada-front-row-tickets-for-95-000-pounds/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:44:49 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=39078 You can buy (nearly) everything with money. For example prostitutes, who reach you grapes (artist Jörg Immendorff). Or two white tigers (president of Belarus Alexander Lukaschenko)

It is new, that one can buy front-row tickets for luxurious brands like PRADA, FENDI, GIORGIO ARMANI or FENDI. Until now the front-row seats only have been given to rockstars, starving editors-in-chief of high-end magazines and buyers of luxury-houses.

But now the times are over, in which Anne Wintour and her fat-ass, tunica-wearing colleague André Leon Talley only found people like themselves next to them. Because at the Watermill Center’s Summer Benefit auction, one can purchase two front-row ticket ‘packages’ for 95.000 pounds each.

In the first package, three fashion shows are included, for example Prada, as backstage access at FENDI. The second option is – amongst others – front-row tickets for the, frequently visited by celebrities, MIU MIU show in Paris.

This is how the, without questioning, hot PRADA show is praised on the website of the auction:

The best thing about fashion shows are the invites. The Prada ticket in particular is often a work of art in itself which gives a vital clue to the new collection. Or not. Either way the receipt of which, in its perspex/foam/weirdly textured envelope, is enough to excite even the most perma-bored fashion editor. That with your name on and Row 1 is what every every fashion fan’s mantlepiece craves.

Go ask mum or dad, if they can spare 95.000 pounds, so that you can represent as the big guy you are, at the next PRADA show. They will understand.

We are already excited, which oligarch and his silicone-titty wearing wife, is going to take a seat next to Tim Blanks, Suzy Menkes and co. in september at the front-row of PRADA

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Behind the Scenes: DANDY DIARY x ADIDAS ORIGINALS Shoot http://dandydiary.de/en/behind-the-scenes-dandy-diary-x-adidas-originals-shoot-2/ http://dandydiary.de/en/behind-the-scenes-dandy-diary-x-adidas-originals-shoot-2/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:01:27 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=39072 A few weeks ago - one recognises easily because of my much darker, much loner and much more felted hair - we had a wild shooting with the photographer Marlen Stahlhuth and her team, in the most beautiful clothes from Herzogaurenach. Of course we wore nothing but ADIDAS (and as mentioned, felted hair).

The complete photo-series is going to be released in August in the ADIDAS ORIGINALS magazine – and we are already excited, to see what we look like. For sure verrrryyy sporty.

For the moment, you (and us! and us!) will have to be pleased with the so-called (ugh!) ‘behind the scenes’-pictures. But maybe that is enough for a quick Five-against-Willy.

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Quote of the Day: Kanye West disses Balenciaga http://dandydiary.de/en/quote-of-the-day-kanye-west-disses-balenciaga/ http://dandydiary.de/en/quote-of-the-day-kanye-west-disses-balenciaga/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:47:06 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=39070 In an interview with the American GQ, the cool big mouth Kanye West decided to diss a little. We find that great, obviously, and want to quote the master of showing off:

“Alexander Wang made sure that I was able to go to a Balenciaga show, and I was never allowed to do that before because I was a celebrity. Listen to what I’m saying—me, as Kanye West: I guarantee you, I’m more than 50 percent responsible for every men’s shoe that they sell. Me, the singular person. More than 50 percent responsible for every Balenciaga shoe they sell.”

We think that that is a bold, but appropriately megalomaniac thesis – and hope, that he is going to say something like that about his new partner ADIDAS soon. That would really be Yeezus-like.

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Felony Baggy-Pants! http://dandydiary.de/en/felony-baggy-pants/ http://dandydiary.de/en/felony-baggy-pants/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:38:41 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=39068 The 90s trend baggy-pants has it’s origin in American prisons. Prisoners were not allowed to wear belts, so that they can’t hang themselves in their cells. Or tease other inmates.

Released convicts also wore their pants extremely low outside of prison. To get more street-credibility, also gangster rappers started to wear their pants ‘baggy’.

The look became fashion. Therefore also I, a small boy out of a small German village, who was not able to rap and neither spent his youth behind bars, wore my pants so low, that my grandmother turned red out of shame.

Weirdly a law has been decided in Ocala, Florida, which brings the ‘baggy-look’ back to it’s origin: to prison. The law says that inhabitants of Ocala are not allowed to wear their pants lower than 2 inches (5.08 cm) under the waist and therefore show underwear.

Mary Rich, the head of council of Ocala, who was in favour of the law, simply want’s a nice, clean town, without bad boys and low pants. Understandable. She hopes, that the new law causes order.

Who still wants to wear his pants low in Ocala, gets a warning by the police. If you continue doing that, you will have to pay a 500 dollar fine or will have to face prison. Back to the roots!




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HOOD BY AIR PRE-SPRING SS 2015 http://dandydiary.de/en/hood-by-air-pre-spring-ss-2015/ http://dandydiary.de/en/hood-by-air-pre-spring-ss-2015/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:33:05 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=39075 http://dandydiary.de/en/hood-by-air-pre-spring-ss-2015/feed/ 0 New Interview-session: Dandy Talks http://dandydiary.de/en/new-interview-session-dandy-talks/ http://dandydiary.de/en/new-interview-session-dandy-talks/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:37:47 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=38954 That a technical instrument is inspiring to me, happens almost never to never. The last time must have been in 1998, when I bought a pocket vagina, which inspired me to have a romantic, twelve-seconds-lasting tête-à-tête. Afterwards there was not much. All in general.

But that has changed. For my new cell phone (Xperia Z2 by Sony) I got a brand new microphone (view the picture above) with which I have been running around the streets of Berlin, just to show it to all kind of friends and to understand every sophistical sentence. The advantage: Different from the classic cell-phone audio recording, one understands stuff. Crazy! That is 2014!

And the stuff that I heard, simply was the best. My friends seem to be the smartest people on earth. Therefore it would be nothing but rude, not to share it with the rest of the world.

And just like that we are talking about inspiration again: Inspired by the cleverness of my friends, there is going to be a short-interview series here at Dandy Diary, called ‘Dandy Talks’, in which illustrious people like the flirt-legend Philip von Mollenkott or barkeeper-legend Quid Haden are sharing their tips and advises in what they do best. One can be - yes ! - excited.

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Hope for Milan: MSGM http://dandydiary.de/en/hope-for-milan-msgm/ http://dandydiary.de/en/hope-for-milan-msgm/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:11:59 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=38952 One can find more old men in the schedule of Milan’s fashion week, then in a three-story residence for elderly in Berlin.

For example Roberto Cavalli and Giorgio Armani. Two real guys, with balls that have the size of an ostrich egg. But their designs are – different from their speedo-figures, own vodka brands and helicopters – everything else but exciting.

There has been a lack of young talents for years in Milan. Therefore the euphoric feeling for MSGM - a Milan based label, which stands for current design, is very big. Because Massimo Giorgetti – the founder of MSGM – has found a market gap. His label brings hope to the old and honourable Piazza del Duomo.

Before Giorgetti founded his label, he was working as a DJ, in the sales-devision for fashion brands and as a creative consultant for capsule-projects of big fashion brands.

The idea of his own fashion-brand came to Giorgetti with three friends. Therefore the name MSGM. It is the first letter of Massimo and each of his buddies. The name stayed, but the friends drifted into other directions, work-wise. MSGM today also stands for a reference to Giorgettis favourite band MGMT.

Giorgetti started with mens fashion. Weirdly, only accessories were bought by shoppers, and mostly for men, not for women. By now, the collections are sold – for men and women – in over 280 stores over the world. With a mix of patterns and graphic digital-prints, MSGM is on its way to take over the world.

One will have to wait, if MSMG is a prophet for a new era of young designers, freeing Milan from the old dust and frightening lack of style. Or is MSMG going to be a single case?

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