Dandy Diary http://dandydiary.de/en/ Men´s Fashion Blog Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:37:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8 QUIZ: Which fashion-blogger loves it to smell Asses and earns 15.000,- Dollar per Month? http://dandydiary.de/en/quiz-which-fashion-blogger-loves-it-to-smell-asses-and-earns-15-000-dollar-per-month/ http://dandydiary.de/en/quiz-which-fashion-blogger-loves-it-to-smell-asses-and-earns-15-000-dollar-per-month/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:37:23 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=42441 Quiz-question: which fashion-blogger is unable to write a full sentence, is licking his own asshole everyday and still earns more money than you, who has an abhorred office-job (about 15.000,- Dollar per month)?

No, it is not Sami Slimani – he owns more. And it is not Jessica Weiß - she knows how to write (and does not lick her own ass, as far as we know).

It is Bodhi. And different from Sami Slimani, Bodi is a dog.

The dog earns about 15.000,- Dollar per month with fashion-blogging. And all of that, just because his owner had the world-greatest-ideam to put men’s clothes on the dog – and than had the brilliant idea, to make a blog out of it.

Fashion brands as AMERICAN APPAREL, GANT and ASOS are paying hundreds of dollars, so that Bodhi is wearing their clothes. Well, if nobody else does it (besides maybe Sami - here for example).

We are definitely picking up role-models, looking at the top-earners Bodhi and Sami and are starting to smell our own assholes again. Maybe then we are finally going to have the style and the money.

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DANDY DIARY x JOHNNIE WALKER x HARRIS TWEED http://dandydiary.de/en/dandy-diary-x-johnnie-walker-x-harris-tweed-2/ http://dandydiary.de/en/dandy-diary-x-johnnie-walker-x-harris-tweed-2/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:55:55 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=42427 Before we paid the juggernaut Mumbai a visit, we were jet-setting to Scotland. First the rough, empty nature, the scottish highlands, afterward the major city jungle with rickshas, honking-concert and more than enough smog. That was a crazily contrary program for a few weeks.

We did not travel to Scotland – despite the conjecture of many readers – to taste Whiskey, at least that was not the main reason, but because of a very special fabric.

HARRIS TWEED has designed some fabric, in cooperation with our favourite Whiskey-manufacturer JOHNNIE WALKER, which we will use – next to 6 other chosen ones in Europe – to design a product.

Basically everything is possible. We could, classically, design a jacket. A mini-skirt for a Whiskey-barrel. Or a cover for furniture – for a couch, a bed or even very oldschool a TV-chair. In the beginning of 2015 our product is going to be – whatever it is going to look like – launched.

That the two traditional scottish companies – Johnnie Walker & Harris Tweed – have a lot in common, not only their origin, and that is therefore already overdue that they are doing something together, says also our new buddy Mark Hogharth, the creative director of Harris Tweed:

‘There are many parallels between the manufacturing of tweed and the way that Johnnie Walker Whiskey is blended, therefore it is also an interesting partner-ship for us. For once the scottish heritage of both traditional houses, as well as the high handcraft have harmonised very well – what came out is an innovative fabric, that reflects the Whiskey-aroma of the Johnnie Walker Black Label exactly, through our exact colour-choice and the precise weaving of the colours.’, says Mark Hogarth, creative director of Harris Tweed Hebrides about the cooperation.

The fabric does not smell like Whiskey or a smokers-bar, but more like daddy’s after-shave. The pleasant smell last, according to Mr. Hogarth, for up to 15 washes. We will try that out.

Alright, we will start crafting our huge mood-board, will brainstorm, will inebriate, to get to the conclusion, what we can make out of this wonderful fabric.

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Massive Autumn-Shoes, despite poor Fellow-Runners: RED WING http://dandydiary.de/en/massive-autumn-shoes-despite-poor-fellow-runners-red-wing/ http://dandydiary.de/en/massive-autumn-shoes-despite-poor-fellow-runners-red-wing/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:25:22 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=42413 Alright, it is enough by now: this autumn, the crawling cold and also the wet feet.

From now on I am wearing boots. Call me whatever you want. If you insist also a Prenzlauer Berg-hiker.

Starting today, I am putting my feet in the warm-feet-classic RED WING, so that I will stop freezing. One would know this shoes mainly by seeing them on advertisement-agency owners from Hamburg wearing them during weekend-autumn-walks with their big dogs while resting on Sylt or on edgy Düsseldorf- inhabitants, who also enjoy wearing ‘Designer-Jeans‘ and half-long hair. I am neither of those two things, and I do not want to become either.

But them and me, we are connected now: by having warm, dry feet. And that is worth it! For real. It is enough.

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Black Leather on old Meat: RICK OWENS Fall/Winter 2014 – Lookbook http://dandydiary.de/en/black-leather-on-old-meat-rick-owens-fallwinter-2014-lookbook/ http://dandydiary.de/en/black-leather-on-old-meat-rick-owens-fallwinter-2014-lookbook/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:14:10 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=42411 Yes! With this look-book, our favourite goth RICK OWENS does it again and shows the entire fashion industry what’s up  by hitting the nail on the head- and this time it is an experienced nail. Because it is between 60 and 93 years old.

That is the age of the male models, plus their wrinkled asses, on whom Rick let the fetish-photographer Rick Castro take pictures of his dark fall/winter-designs. Next to them even the hot grandpa of HAN KJOBENHAVN looks like a green-coloured young-gun.

The pictures by Castro remind one of the dark works by Sven Marquardt, the legendary Berghain-bouncer. As do the exhausted and used faces of late sunday-evenings at the Panorama Bar. Rick and Rick would have a lot of fun at this place of darkness, for sure.

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Next big thing: Palace http://dandydiary.de/en/next-big-thing-palace-2/ http://dandydiary.de/en/next-big-thing-palace-2/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:28:39 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=42406 In case you haven’t spend the last week in an opium-cave without Wifi, you should have heard about it:

A$AP Rocky has dissed Hood by Air and Been Trill in his new, pretty nice track Multiply: ‘I’m the motherfuckin’ lord of this fashion shit, don’t I deserve just to brag a bit?’ A$AP calls Been Trill a ‘booty’ and Hood by Air ‘weak’, in his new hit.

All of that is remarkable in many ways. Because A$AP  had a big influence on the hype, which started existing about the US-streetwear-brands like HBA and Been Trill. For Hood by Air, A$AP Rocky gave his catwalk-debut. But the once salutary has turned to the other side.

And while A$AP Rocky is explaining to the world, how Hood by Air isn’t cool anymore, he is promoting, drums, drums, PALACE - a skateboard-label from the UK, founded by Lev Tanju, in his new video for Multiply.

PALACE! So that is the new shit! Palace was founded in 2009 in London. It started – as most skateboard labels – with decks and T-shirts – but quickly PALACE became a lifestyle-brand.

Through cooperations PALACE also became famous outside of the skating world. Tanju designed cool sneakers for REEBOK, shirts for UMBRO. And for our friends from Herzogenaurach, the mastermind behind Palace designed jackets, T-shirts, training-jackets and tricots.

Tanju got inspired by the soccer-world of the 90s for his ADIDAS capsule-collection. One of his drafts for the Adidas collection was a tricot by Zinedine Zidane, who was seen as a specialist for free-kicks and clouts.

It does not bother Tanju, that there are more and more girls and boys, who would not be able to climb a curb by doing an ollie, but wear Palace. He wants to put all the beautiful cash, which the hype brings him, into his skateboard-team.

Whenever Tanju describes his ‘baby’ in interviews, he does it in the following way: ‘We make what we wear to skate in and then got to the pub’. An, as it seems, successful concept.

We are thrilled. And A$AP anyway.

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Kay Kwok SS 2015 http://dandydiary.de/en/kay-kwok-ss-2015-2/ http://dandydiary.de/en/kay-kwok-ss-2015-2/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:02:18 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=42404  

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The End of Health Goth? http://dandydiary.de/en/the-end-of-health-goth/ http://dandydiary.de/en/the-end-of-health-goth/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:24:44 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=42316 In august we first reported about the trend Health Goth.

The term for the trend was created by Mike Grabarek and Jeremy Scott – an R’n’B duo (Magic Fades) from Portland, USA – they created a #healthgoth Facebook Fanpage in april 2013.

They are posting everything what they connect with the Health Goth world on their Facebook page: black-and-white PORSCHE DESIGN performance-sneaker, campaign-pictures from the H&M x Alexander Wang cooperation, NORTHFACE etip gloves, bionic-futuristic body parts and fighting-outfits for the super-human of the far-away future.

The Health Goth fan page started growing quickly. The world of the HealthGothers seemed alright. But then the first evil mainstream-media – the French women’s magazine Marie Claire – and reported about the trend five days ago: Health Goth – the Latest Trend You’ve Never Heard of

Marie Claire explained the trend to their readers like that:

…it’s a very modern mix of gothic and punk sensibilities (think dark colours, figure-hugging silhouettes and heavy statement accessories) and futuristic sport-luxe. Weird? Very. Cool? Apparently.

The Health-Goth-scene (therefore: everyone, who is hanging around, underground-style, on the Health Goth Facebook page, was shocked. Their movement has been betrayed. Angry Health Gothers were typing, even angrier, R.I.P. Health Goth lines with the keys of their MACs:

Also the Australian Oyster Magazine, which, different from Marie Claire, belongs to the good ones, to the media, which are entitled to have insider-knowledge, titled: RIP The Trend That Never Was. But did the Marie Claire article really mark the end of Health Goth?

It is the beginning of the end, but not the end. The fashionable awareness (a hand-full of knowers) is going to move on quickly, to the ‘next big thing’, but the wide mass is just becoming alert through a media like Marie Claire. The trend therefore is about to just take off (Merci, Marie!).

Health Goth is a trend, which, like Seapunk, was created on the internet. It is the future-model of the development of trends (and as one can say already the common model of the presence). The internet is a gigantic multiplicator and accelerator. Back in the days it took years for a trend to become mainstream from underground. The entering-barriers to become part of a movement, were much higher:

One rebelled against the parents (Hippies). One would hang around, with black make-up and with creepy people at a cemetery (Gothic). Or would drink all-day, fight, bawl or tear holes in several parts of your body with piercings (Punk).

Today you sit at home, in-front of your laptop, upload pictures, comment, like and share (Health Goth). It never was easier to be part of a movement, therefore it is no surprise, that a movement becomes mainstream faster than a bunny could fuck.

A consequence of our time. Not the over-take of mainstream of the trend is objectionable, but the acted horror by the virtual underground, who feels betrayed.

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Han Kjøbenhavn AW 2014 http://dandydiary.de/en/han-kjobenhavn-aw-2014-2/ http://dandydiary.de/en/han-kjobenhavn-aw-2014-2/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:45:42 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=42314 http://dandydiary.de/en/han-kjobenhavn-aw-2014-2/feed/ 0 The already overdue Proof: The ADILETTES-Trend is over http://dandydiary.de/en/the-already-overdue-proof-the-adilettes-trend-is-over/ http://dandydiary.de/en/the-already-overdue-proof-the-adilettes-trend-is-over/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:19:15 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=42312 Certified herewith, it finally seems to be over, the very-relaxed-ironic (and of-course also by-us publicised to the limit) adilettes-look, which, if possible, you wear in the most obnoxious ways (with a suit- hihihi, in winter – hihihi, to your sisters wedding – hihihi, to Yom Kippur – hihihi).


On this picture, the smoochy singer Sascha ‘Sasha’ Schmitz, who was already out, before we even had pubic hair, is wearing adilettes with a smoking. Therefore it is official and very clear: the adilettes-look has reached the deepest and worst low of mainstream – and is celebrated there with a twinkling smile. There is nothing worse.

Whoever is still serious (hihihi) about wearing ADIDAS-bathing-shoes, has not understood anything and should be punished with having to listen to Sasha’s new album for three days.

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About GQ Style and a hand-tight Fight with a Foot http://dandydiary.de/en/about-gq-style-and-a-hand-tight-fight-with-a-foot/ http://dandydiary.de/en/about-gq-style-and-a-hand-tight-fight-with-a-foot/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:25:26 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=42272 On the flight back from Mumbai to Berlin, I finally had time: to read the not-so-new GQ STYLE.

But before I could enjoy this, I had to fight a hand-tight fight with a foot. Shortly after take-off, rising into the night, something scooped in between the right window and my neck-rest, a sweaty-smelling female foot. Never have I experienced something like this. I was shocked.

I was gently pushing the woman’s foot back to it’s holy region with a pillow. But after dinner, when the lights were turned off, this foot tried to find his way again. Again and again I woke up, because this foot tried to get it’s space and kept pushing against my back.

At some point, late at night, the foot had apparently found a solution: it rested on my right shoulder. The foot threw me out of my pleasant dream, in which Henrik Vibskov was jumping across a summer-field holding hands with Stine Goya. That was it. I took the foot with both of my hands and threw it back with all my strength. An act of force as you would have never seen.

After my affect-action: total quietness. It was the last act of ‘David vs. Woman’s Foot’, but I could not fall asleep again, so I turned on my reading lamp and pulled out the GQ Style Fall / Winter 2014-15 of my army backpack.

On the cover: actor Josh Hartnett. Hw presents himself in movie-like poses in a retro-optic photo-series. But the most original series of the magazine was created by the creative director Josh Hight and photographer Julia Noni:

All pictures were taken from above, from the bird’s eye view, the models are sitting on benches, lying on the grass, running, standing, walking – an interesting perspective, which changes the focus.

Star-photographer Wolfgang Tilmanns is telling in an interview, that he is friends with the British Cool Kid Nasir Mazhar and speaks about his exhibition in Zürich ‘Neue Welt’ (‘New World’) and about digital photography.

GOSHA RUBCHINSKY - a Russian allround-artist (fashion-design, photography, film) – is presented in a portrait. The reader discovers, that he grew up in a wild mix of American pop culture and Sowjet culture. And like so often in articles about Rubchinsky, the designer has to explain, that he is not political and therefore is unable to comment on the current situation in Russia.

Rubchinsky who is supported by Rei Kawakubo and who had his first show at the Paris men’s fashion week, has a big future in-front of him, therefore it is more than appropriate to feature his portrait for the wide audience.

The GQ-editor Horacio Silva is writing in ‘BOOM TOWN’ about the rise of the men’s fashion metropole London. There is no city were more exciting men’s wear designers have their home-base: Astrid Andersen, Matthew Miller, Nasir Mazhar, Kit Neale, Bobby Abley, Christopher Shannon, Craig Green, and, and, and.

Shortly before the arrival at home – still deeply into reading an amusing Jeremy Scott interview – I saw her: the woman behind the foot.

An about 60-year old Indian in a dark-green sari was rushing – still barefoot – passed by seat, to be on time for her morning toilette. It never came to clarifying talk about last night.

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