Floods have always been the election campaign booster. Gerhard Schröder knows that quite well, since the flooding of the Elbe in 2002 secured his re-election as chancellor. Before the flood that was not at all a given.
The same goes for Obama being re-elected as president of the USA. His competitor Mitt Romney is surprisingly strong and manages to win over votes beyond the Republican realm.
Hurricane ‘Sandy’, that was plowing through New York last night is providing Barack Obama with an excellent opportunity to prove himself as a hands-on crisis manager and man of the people.
We’re attempting a recommendation for an outfit that suits the occasion, copied one-to-one from Gerhard ‘Acker’ Schröder:
1) Since Obama still is a statesman who will obviously not change solely for his helper mission he should wear a white shirt, the key piece of any western politician’s uniform. He should drop the tie since a hurricane requires straight-on tackling of the issues. A tie would just be redundant here.
2) The black suit pants, also a standard in the politicians’ wardrobe, is tucked into the rubber boots. The color of the boots is especially important: Yellow would be too obvious and too staged, so it has to be black. To make clear nonetheless that it’s rubber boots, however, that he is wearing, Obama should perhaps just wade through a mud puddle without hesitation.
3) Moving on to the most essential part of the helper’s wardrobe, the raincoat. This piece of clothing can singlehandedly decide the re-election. A subtle, yet obvious outdoor color is important. Mud green (olive) is perfect! Whoever put that jacket on Schröder back then at the Elbe is a genius. It is also crucial that the raincoat is slightly too big. That’s supposed to send the signal: It’s not about the perfect fit or great looks. In such existential moments like these the chancellor is not concerned with his appearance as he is (obviously) saving those affected from further hardship here.
We don’t know about the relationship between Schröder and Obama or whether they have even met in person. Should that be the case though, we advise Schorsch Schröder to send a Care package with his original outfit to Obama as quickly as possible.
Should they not know each other, or Schröder can’t be bothered to go to the post office we’ll just assume that Obama’s consultants regularly read DANDY DIARY and recommend them to use our ‘Outfit guide to repeatedly win the elections in the case of a flood’ as guidance. Yes, you can!
Beauties x BOND Hardware
In the last years, skateboarding had had a gigantic revival.
The coolest of all the cool skateboard-labels is PALACE SKATEBOARDS. There is a true cult about the label by Lev Tanju.
Also celebs like A$AP Rocky love PALACE. Unlike conventional fashion labels, PALACE does not seem to be dependent of seasons.
A few days ago, pictures of the new collection were published on Style.com.
Furthermore, uber-boss Tanju announced that the first PALACE skateboard store, ‘eva’, will open on the 25th of april in London (Brewer Street 26).
Records, skateboards and PALACE designs will be available to shop at the store. Tanjus concept: ‘Real low numbers and really well made’.
FINALLY! After the rapper Aykut Anhan, who we all just know as his much more dangerous name ‘Haftbefehl’, has his own bro-sandals in the adiletten-style, it is now also possible for ordinary mortals like us to do so – and even with the original:
ADIDAS has added the very hip adilettes to his ‘mi adidas’-program, which means that one can design the plastic sandals himself.
Letters are not available (yet?) as prints, but at-least the colours for the straps, soles and stripes can be individually designed. At-least.
Follow here to get to the configuration, bro. It only costs 34,95 euros. Para-para! ‘Ob 5er Bündel oder an Stücken Geld.’ (Haftbefehl, 2014)
The most beautiful cafe in Copenhagen is located at the up and coming island Papirøen and is owned by the fashion designer Henrik Vibskov. I know that, because I was there – and that is not obvious.
The long Danish man does not seem to care about people knowing about ‘Den Plettede Gris’ . Only a few insiders in the city and the cafes close neighbours, know about it.
Vibskov had to open the cafe a few months ago. It has not been his dream, but an obligation by his landlord. Because Vibs wanted to have his design studio in the same building, he had to promise the landlord to also make the house accessible for the public and therefore to open a cafe.
And the designer did so, even if he had some issues with that: During winter, the industrial area, which is located directly at the water, is hardly populated. Even the close-by design-university with it’s hundreds of hip students does not change that. The maximum of ten seats at the cafe are rather inviting for a short stay. The actual popular places are the outdoor places directly at the bridges platforms. But there one prefers to be during summer. Who has been at a fashion show by Vibskov during winter, at the close-by located warehouses, knows how brutally cold it can get.
Since he had no other choice, Vibskov still opened the cafe, despite his doubts. That he had to personally visit a hygiene-course and had to deal with the art of making coffee, has been grouchily accepted.
The special interior of the 14 square meter small cafe apparently has been the smallest issue. The inspiration came from the inside of a piano. That is why there are ropes everywhere, which are reminding one of strings and wooden pieces, which seem like a keyboard. Similar designs were presented at fashion shows by Vibskov in Copenhagen and Paris.
The menu of ‘Den Plettede Gris’ is similar Scandinavian direct, as the master himself. There is coffee, tea, water, beer and wine. No snack, no breakfast, no frills.
Vibskov preferes to drink his coffee black anyway.
Den Plettede Gris ::: Trangravsvej 5 ::: Copenhagen ::: Mo-Fr 9am-6pm ::: Sa-So 10am-6pm
Sweat-pants are still super hip. There is no high fashion-label, that does not offer one of these very expensive, un-formed pants. And especially also H&M, Zara and all the other affordable retailers. Everybody is wearing them and currently one can’t do anything wrong by wearing them. Who decides to stick the pants into his socks, is at the very front.
Even further are the cool-cats among you, who have already discovered the next pants-trend: Baggy-pants.
This trend does obviously have it’s origin in the raging 90s trend, therefore a time, before Hedi Slimane even explained to Karl Lagerfeld, that one is only allowed to wear very tight skinny jeans from now on, in the year of 2000.
SKINNY JEANS WERE COOL THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY, SWEAT-PANTS YESTERDAY, TODAY BAGGY-PANTS RULE
GUCCI and MARC JACOBS have presented rather wide, straight-cut pants at their shows for autumn/winter 2015 (view the picture), as well as the brands A.P.C. and BOTTEGA VENETA. And also the influential blog Hypebeast has recently reported about the shift of sweat-pants to baggy-pants (and it’s influence on wearing sneakers). The trend is a topic for several players in the fashion-industry – which is a good sign for seeing it soon on the street.
When exactly the look is going to be seen there, is mainly depending on the question if the massively hip Hip Hop scene os going to pick up on their old looks and is going to wear baggies instead of tight skinny jeans and comfortable sweat-pants. After-all, rappers like A$AP Rocky, the gang from ODD FUTURE and Kanye West are important promoters for new trends in men’s fashion.
We think that this trend – which should be clear – is definitely dam’n cool and will try everything to adapt our closets to the baggy pants trend.
HOOD BY AIR presented their new collection ‘Daddy’ in a cellar-like setting at the Wall Street, the centrum of finance.
The mastermind behind HBA, Shayne Oliver, showed classics from the world of fashion, like button-down shirts, sweaters and polo t-shirts in the typical unisex Hood by Air Silhouette. Therefore it came to an hybrid between polo shirt and dress. Or camel coat and tank top.
The models wore locks in-front of their mouths and tights over their heads, like burglars. The soundtrack of the show, total freedom, was ended drastically, followed by jazz, underlined with the statement of the Empire:
“I wanna show you a faggot really can run this company”.
It becomes obvious how appreciated HBA is also in the art-world, when looking at the guests who attended the show, for example Klaus Biesenbach and Grace Coddington.
It seems that HBA, even after the diss by their once supporter A$AP ROCKY, is still very hip.