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James Franco X 7 For All Mankind

The problem with James Franco is, that he’s always considered himself a great artist. Which would, basically not be a problem, in case he was one – but – surprise! – he’s not.

Franco acts like a Hollywood rebel. That’s also how he entitled a quite mediocre exhibition he curated for Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. But Franco is even more than that, of course. Just to be an actor and play around with art is not enough fir him. He writes scripts, directs films, makes art and writes books. Seems that he can do everything.

Now to fashion.

On the 6th of September the self-proclaimed universal artist is going to bring out a t-shirt collection, which basically represents everything one could criticize in James Franco: being hedged by a big company on one hand, and absence of ideas in his art, on the other. Franco designed t-shirts printed with photos together with the jeans manufacturer 7 FOR ALL MANKIND.

Motives on t-shirts are as plain and trivial as Franco himself.

Von: Jakob





Insolvency: Berlin-based Tie-Manfucature EDSOR KRONEN sold to Swiss Investor

The shining Berlin-based tie-manufacture EDSO KRONEN, which mainly became famous through it’s even shinier owners Günther H. Stelly and Jan-Henrik M. Scheper-Stuke, has announced insolvency already back in September 2014, which has been reported now. A few days ago, most of the enterprise was sold to a Swiss investor.

Their innsolvency administrator, Christian Otto from the office of Hermann Wienberg Willhelm, says: ‘The manufactory will continue to produce as usual, also all stores should continue to be open. All work-places are staying.’

After HERR VON EDEN has also announced insolvency, even if it was in a very different way, some time ago, it is now hitting the next shining player of the german male fashion sector and well-known brand, which are producing high-quality hand-made fashion and extravagant marketing. That is: not a good sign.

Jan-Henrik M. Scheper-Stuke, who took over EDSOR KRONEN in 2010 after Günther H. Stelly, is going to travel to Switzerland for meetings with the new owner. He told DANDY DIARY: ‘There are important issues on the agenda, which need to be solved.’

That does not sound like an ending-ending. We want to wish him success!

Von: Julian




No-Go: Coat Slinging!


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)

Von: Julian



As usual terrifc setdesign at Henrik Vibskov!