Dinda is on time, grinning broadly, wearing a turquoise-colored longsleeve, a jacket with brown elbow-patches, over it. In the breast pocket of his jacket he carries a pen, wears bright green socks, gray trousers and leather shoes.
We asked him what he thinks of the current trends like Baseball and creepers, what his biggest fashion sin was and how he has found his style.
Describe your style.
Still in style.
Can style be taught?
If your environment sharpens your senses when you busy yourself with the topic, then style can certainly be learnt. Like almost everything else in life.
How did you find your style?
It has grown with my aesthetic sense. Eventually I got, that clothes are not only functional, but also visual. But my style is evolving. What I wore three years ago, I would burn today.
Important issue: style sins. What are your biggest ones?
Red cowboy boots with flame pattern. I loved her above all else. Why? I ask myself today. Pointe shoes, so the cut on the shit, I feel today as “Still in Style”.
What will you wear at your own funeral?
A tailored suit by Jens Fanslau..
At the end of our little conversation we want to hear your opinion on four current fashion trends:
Trend 1: Baseball
It’s great on the baseball field.
Trend 2: Transparency
Trend 3: Creepers
Photo: Marlen Stahlhuth
ALEXANDER WANG is daring to touch another, more peripheral, fashion-issue after the H&M-cooperation: Interior.
He designed a ‘Bean Bag Chair’ for the Italian label Poltrona Frau and a booze-case – or rather wrapped it with black leather.
For 8.800,- dollars you can buy the luxurious bean bag, for 18.500,- dollar the box. One can only hope, that Wang used his own ball-skin for the pieces, considering the price. Everything else would be: rude.
DANDY DIARY x JOHNNIE WALKER x HARRIS TWEED – Editorial
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)