Andrea Roedig is wondering in TAZ how the ‘almost offensively” simple equation of “Shopping equals party” of American chav fashion brand ABERCROMBIE & FITCH can work so well.
Moreover, she notices that ‘the show of lick spit model clones, advertising aesthetics and marketing strategy are a complete gay fest. A&F is virtually obsessed by the naked male chest. Shopping is set up like a dark techno party.’
“I have been wondering for a long time why it’s the wannabe tough guys and machos that usually consider ‘gay’ an insult on the school yard that are going crazy over these over-the-top homo aesthetics and gay shop openings, having taken it in to their macho lives.
Sure, mean-while every single one of you stylers can call one, or maybe even more-so, five bomber-jackets, his own. Because the bomber-jacket trend has been in since many years (and still does not seem to have an end).
In-case you belong to the one-percent of the DANDY DIARY-readers, which do not own such a jacket, we advise you to get this one, by STAMPD LA.
Why? Because it a) does not look like the next cheap-bomber-jacket by ASOS and b) has those fucking cool 2002 Helmut Lang bondage-straps (which we know because of fourpins). Plus you c) REALLY need to have a bomber-jacket by now.
Here you can buy the jacket for about 300,- Dollars – which is more than you would spend on ASOS for a whole outfit, but less, than for a 2002 HELMUT LANG-piece. Fair enough!
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At the beginning of the year, ADIDAS announced a collaboration together with Pharrell Williams, that shouldn’t be a one-season-thing.
The cooperation between the Herzogenaurach-based sports-article producer and the US musician is going to be a fixed thing, beyond a few season, is the declaration. The first pictures – more or less a preview – have been crossing the net today.
Two classics have been dared by Pharrell: the super-star training-jacket with the iconic Adidas-stripes and the Stan Smith – both items are going to be available in red, blue and black.
The jacket will cost about 1000 Dollar, the Stan Smith 150 Dollar. From the 20th of september on, the first pieces of the collaboration will be delivered to selected sneaker-stores, concept-stores and adidas originals flagship stores.