Dandy Diary http://dandydiary.de/en/ Men´s Fashion Blog Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:33:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8 Dandy Diary Rat-Race http://dandydiary.de/en/dandy-diary-rat-race-2/ http://dandydiary.de/en/dandy-diary-rat-race-2/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:54:36 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=42587 Next to the hard work here at DANDY DIARY, David and me are connected by many things: We were both into our black-haired economics-teacher and into Janine from the first row, we were both fans of BVB in the 90s, we both love the small 0,25 l Heineken-bottles and spicy vegan food, we both read the Spiegel on sundays and, and, and, and, and – there is much more. And: We both hate nothing more than rats.

Actually hatred is very understated. We have a huge fucking fear for them, that bad that David once jumped on the table of a restaurant, screaming, in Shanghai, because he saw a rat passing by, and I had to be aware of the attacks by my siblings, who would always kick against garbage bags in New York City and then rats would jump out, and most of the times cross my feet. Already looking at a rat causes a rigid barrier in us, even-though we are these hard fashion-guys, also high screaming, pure desperation and a few embarrassing jumps. One of us also has wetted himself once out of fear and shock. We will not tell who that was, out of fairness.

When we recently were in Mumbai (India), the, until now, hardest task, concerning rats, has come. About half of the 12 million inhabitants are living in slums, many of them without a solid house and therefore without water and without toilets. Big parts of the city are similar to a garbage field: Plastic garbage everywhere, junk, dead cats, undefinable brown puddles. And there is a frightening amount of rats. Very many. Brutally many. Disgustingly many.

While the people in Mumbai apparently have bigger problems, than taking care of all the nibbling rats in the corners, us idiotic, spoiled western-people were permanently anxious. We were frightened as hell by those beasts – our biggest enemies.

To give you an idea what we looked like speeding through the streets of Mumbai, anxious about meeting a rats, we made a video, which you can see here. In the video we are racing towards the only place where there are no rats: the ocean. There we stayed for three days and nights, close to dehydration, and had us picked up by a golden yacht of our trillionaire-friend, and flew back to the clean, cold and a bit less rat-sy Berlin.

During the rat-race we were wearing Converse Chuck Taylor “Rubber” shoes, David was wearing pants by Weekday and a shirt by Hugo Boss, I was wearing a wifebeater and hotpants by American Apparel.

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ADIDAS X RICK OWENS ‘Tech Runner’ http://dandydiary.de/en/adidas-x-rick-owens-tech-runner-2/ http://dandydiary.de/en/adidas-x-rick-owens-tech-runner-2/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:48:26 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=42565 http://dandydiary.de/en/adidas-x-rick-owens-tech-runner-2/feed/ 0 IGGY POP: his first Design-Collaboration! http://dandydiary.de/en/iggy-pop-his-first-design-collaboration/ http://dandydiary.de/en/iggy-pop-his-first-design-collaboration/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:38:26 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=42563 IGGY POP usually does not wear too much: skin-tight leather pants, with that his well-trained, plastic-like upper body. In case the rockstar Iggy gets cold, he puts on a leather jacket.

From now on, The Stooges front-man is going to be seen more wearing a vest. Because Iggy has designed a denim-vest with patches in cooperation with the label SAILOR JERRY. The punk-ish patches are delivered separately, so you can decide yourself which of Iggys hot patches fits you (the selection is: death, shall, triumph). A main inspiration were punks and especially the punkettes of the 70s in London and Los Angeles.

If you walk through the pedestrian zone in your home town, wearing an Iggy Pop THE FLASH vest, every Hells Angels member will freeze out of jealousy, promise. All in all there are 50 vests – each of them signed by hand by Iggy Pop personally. For one of Iggys vest you would have to spare 600 US Dollars.

The deal with Sailor Jerry has been arranged by Matt Sorum of Guns ‘N Roses. A band, which became famous in 90s for their extremely cool bandanas and stars and stripes leggings. The year before, Paul Simonon from The Clash has designed for Sailor Jerry.

Let’s see, which oldie-rockstar is in it the next time!

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adidas Originals x PHARRELL WILLIAMS ‘Tennis Pack II’ http://dandydiary.de/en/adidas-originals-x-pharrell-williams-tennis-pack-ii-2/ http://dandydiary.de/en/adidas-originals-x-pharrell-williams-tennis-pack-ii-2/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:49:30 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=42500 http://dandydiary.de/en/adidas-originals-x-pharrell-williams-tennis-pack-ii-2/feed/ 0 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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