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Fashion Diary: A Fashionable Moment of Reunion with Nature…

Dear my fashionistas, welcome to the Mr.M blog! The holidays are over and it’s time for some work. In previous posts during this pandemic, I have tried to draw your attention and point out the importance of maintaining health and physical fitness during this hard times.

In addition to the use of supplements such as vitamins that we all buy in pharmacies, staying outdoors, especially in the natural environment on green areas or by rivers, can contribute to the improvement of the general health of the organism.

Scientists believe that being outdoors has a beneficial effect on people’s mental health. When you have free time for yourself, take an hour or two of your time and walk by the river or stay in nature.

Of course, in addition to a good mood, for staying outdoors you need warm clothing items that will allow you to spend your stay in nature in the best possible way.

Today, we also will spend some fashionable time with the Italian brand Aida Barni, which makes exceptional pieces of cashmere. This brand has become a symbol of elegance and sophistication due to its perfect sweaters and fashion accessories made of the highest quality wool – cashmere.

Aida Barni uses all kinds of the latest technologies to make cashmere knitwear, forming special looms to the latest and most advanced knitting machines. If you want to be up to date and find out all the news that Aida Barni is preparing for us, follow them on the social networks Facebook and Instagram.

If by any chance you missed previous posts or want to be reminded of some details, you can read the posts at the following links. Tips for maintaining your favorite pieces of cashmere – link. In case you want to find out more information about the Aida Barni and Annapurna brands, you can read the story of these brands at this link.

In addition to warm sweaters, during the winter we all hang out with jackets or shearling jackets, depending on personal preferences. This time I decided to complete my outfit with the leather shearling jacket that I have had in my wardrobe for years, and every time I see it in the closet, I admire how some things just don’t change over time.

Of course, as you could see in one of the previous outfit posts, my new friend that helps me not to be late, while still having one unusual stylish masterpiece on hand, is a wristwatch made by the famous Swiss brand Epos. If by any chance you missed reading an interesting story and history of this company, you can do so by clicking on the link.

There is no person in the world who cannot hide the joy when you feel the smell of the new Italian leather. Today, we are once again hanging out with the Italian family workshop for handmade Restelli gloves, a place where the art, tradition and beauty of handicrafts meet every day, which is the true definition of the Italian style and way of life in general.

Making gloves is not only a job but also a real art. Passion, emotions, tradition and knowledge have been passed on to the third generation after 100 years! Rafaela Restelli has fully accepted the challenges of the new fashion era in which the market and the way of selling have changed with deep respect and belief in tradition and a love for lasting masterpieces!

Restelli gloves are not valued with money, but with a tradition and history full of love and patience that have no price.

Fashion trends vary depending on the season and weather conditions. Winter fashion trends are simple and the most important thing is to “respect” the rule that the most important thing is to be “layered dressed” due to the low temperatures that prevail during the winter period.

When it comes to winter fashion outfits, brown, navy blue and lighter neutral shades predominate in my wardrobe, with which I welcome cold winter days.

Today’s post contains the word nature in its title, and do we know what that term really means? Nature is, in the broadest sense, the equivalent of the natural world, the physical universe, the material world, or the material universe.

Nature as a term refers to the phenomenon of the physical world, as well as to life in general. This term usually does not include manufactured objects, nor human interaction, unless it qualifies as such, such as “human nature”. The notion of nature and the natural is also the opposite of the notion of the supernatural.

Today, in the everyday use of the word “nature”, geology is often referred to as the term wilderness. Nature can also define the general realm of various types of plants and animals, and in some cases the processes associated with inanimate objects – the way certain types of things exist such as the time and geology of the Earth, and the matter and energy of which all things are made.

Nature often means “natural environment” or wilderness made up of wild animals, rocks, forests, beaches and in general all things that have not been significantly altered by human intervention or those that last despite human interaction.

OUTFIT

Leather Shearling Jacket: Armani Collezioni

Sweater: Aida Barni

Watch: Epos

Gloves: Restelli

Jeans: Loro Piana

Sneakers: MooRER

My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this third fashion story in 2021. How did you like this outfit of mine today? I hope that in addition to the definition of nature, you learned something new from my post today.

I really tried to prepare this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you will like it! See you in a couple of days with a new story!

I advise you to listen to my advice due to the current unfavorable health situation in almost all European and countries around the world. If you need to go out into the fresh air, take a walk and clear your mind, feel free to do so, but do not go to places where there are a lot of people and encourage crowding.

I understand that people need to go out into the fresh air for physical activity and mental health, but you can do that by walking around the city every day, on low-traffic streets. Of course, you can walk in parks and other types of green areas or promenades along rivers, but keep the prescribed physical distance and use disinfectants and wear a mask.

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media channels, which you can find on the CONTACT page. Stay tuned!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Aida Barni (Annapurna Spa), Epos, Restelli, MooRER and Loro Piana brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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Aida Barni: Timeless Elegance never goes out of fashion…

Dear my fashionistas, welcome to the Mr.M blog. I sincerely hope that you started this new year with more enthusiasm and some better mood. In the coming months, the vaccine will be available in all countries, so we can slowly hope for the return of old life habits and daily small rituals.

I can’t wait to see and hug my dear friends again, whom I haven’t seen for more than a year, and that we will be able to enjoy some of our little joys that make life more interesting.

In the previous post, I started the story of the famous Italian brand Aida Barni, which is a symbol of elegance and sophistication due to its perfect sweaters and fashion accessories made of the highest quality wool – cashmere.

For several days now, I have been receiving your messages asking for advice on how to maintain cashmere items. I believe that each of us owns something that is made of this noble natural material.

Due to its exceptional softness, quality and durability, this material has fascinated people for centuries, but many people are still not instructed on how to properly maintain things made of cashmere.

Cashmere is a material that is pleasant for the skin, light and a good heat saver. I don’t know if you knew that cashmere is even up to eight times warmer than wool. Things made of real cashmere do not change their original shape and colors do not fade, but it is therefore attractive to guests we do not want in our homes – moths.

Cashmere items need to be aired out from time to time, it would be best to periodically take out your favorite cashmere items on your dryers that we have on the terraces to ventilate well and thus reduce the chance of encountering moths.

Did you perhaps know how cashmere is made? Cashmere is obtained from a domestic species of goat that originates from the Kashmir region (a border region located on the border zone of India, Pakistan and China). Cashmere fiber is fine, shiny and elastic.

The natural color of the fibers varies from white to grayish color shades. Once a year, the cashmere goat is combed and then fibers of different lengths are separated. Cashmere is a specific and limited natural raw material.

Each goat produces only a few meters of these precious fibers, which is the main reason for the preciousness of cashmere. Females produce less fiber, but they are also of better quality. The finest mohair fiber is used in the textile industry, for the production of sweaters, scarves, shawls, gloves, hats, coats and coats.

Now we come to the part that interests us all the most, and that is MAINTENANCE instructions. Cashmere items are beautiful, eye-catching and high-quality, and in order to stay that way and attract the eyes of people on the street, you need to follow these tips to maintain:

Washing: I advise you to wash cashmere by hand at a temperature of 20-25 degrees, in a mild solution of lukewarm water and a special detergent for washing wool and silk.

If you can’t find this type of detergent, you can use an ordinary shampoo for children, which is gentle and will not damage the cashmere fibers due to its pH value. Of course, there are specialized detergents for washing cashmere, pH neutral, which prevent swelling and felting of the fabric, but they are a bit more expensive and you need to find them in specialized stores.

Drying: Do not strain, knead or wrap freshly washed cashmere fabrics. After washing, leave the item stretched out on a towel. Do not dry your favorite cashmere items in the tumble dryer, or on the radiator, or expose it directly to sunlight.

Ironing: If you want your cashmere items to be beautiful and soft for years to come, my honest advice is NOT to IRON cashmere items.

The Aida Barni brand is synonymous with the luxury and quality of exclusive cashmere yarn, a material that has fascinated all fashion lovers for centuries.

Aida Barni uses all kinds of the latest technologies to make cashmere knitwear, forming special looms to the latest and most advanced knitting machines. If you want to be up to date and find out all the news that Aida Barni is preparing for us, follow them on the social networks Facebook and Instagram.

You have had the opportunity to see this incredible Ématelier watch in previous posts, which, in addition to faithfully showing the time, is also a real master-piece of art that adorns the hand. My new friend Jaguar from the special collection “Kingdom” is a watch that was handmade in faraway Canada in the main workshop of Ématelier, a brand behind which stands a passionate watch lover, founder Alex Landa.

This time I decided to change the bracelet and show you what this beautiful watch looks like with an elegant black bracelet. If you want to get better acquainted with this brand, read the story of this unusual realm where time and creativity know no boundaries – link.

Today’s post contains the word elegance in its title, and do we know what that term means. Elegance is hard to “mold”, but I will try to present you with some basic definition. Elegance basically means one type of beauty that embodies simplicity.

Elegance is often used as a “measure” of taste, especially in the visual sense, decorative arts, literature, science and aesthetics. Elegant things often show refined grace and suggest a certain maturity, and in the case of aesthetics and science it means a deep understanding of objects and phenomena.

OUTFIT

Sweater: Aida Barni

WatchÉmatelier

Backpack: Louis Vuitton

Trousers: Loro Piana

Boots: Loro Piana

My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this second fashion story in 2021. How did you like this outfit of mine today? I hope you have learned something new and that in addition to the definition of elegance and tips for keeping things out of cashmere, you have learned something else.

I really tried to prepare this clothing combination for you with a lot of love and I hope you will like it! See you in a couple of days with a new story!

I take this opportunity to draw your attention to the care and protection of yourself and your beloved ones. Let’s prevent the spread of the Corona virus and try to make this one day just another bad dream that we have successfully forgotten!

I understand that people need to go out into the fresh air for physical activity and mental health, but you can do that by walking around the city every day, on low-traffic streets. Of course, you can walk in parks and other types of green areas or promenades along rivers, but keep the prescribed physical distance and use disinfectants and wear a mask.

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media channels, which you can find on the CONTACT page. Stay tuned!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Aida Barni (Annapurna Spa), Ematelier and Loro Piana brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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Aida Barni: Italian Sophisticated Dreams are made of cashmere…

Dear my fashionistas, welcome to the Mr.M blog! At the very beginning, I would like to wish you all the best! Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! I wish you all the best from the bottom of my heart. I hope that all your wishes will come true and that we will stay healthy and happy together with the hope that the new year will bring some new positive things that make us all satisfied.

During this winter season on my blog you had the opportunity to meet some new, interesting fashion brands that deserve to be noticed for their exceptional quality and impressive design.

In the previous months, I presented on my blog a various fashion labels from Italy, such as the fashion house MooRER from romantic Verona and a specialized workshop for making leather gloves Restelli from the Italian capital of fashion – Milan.

Do you know what Annapurna means? Have you ever heard for this word? Annapurna is a name that evokes extraordinary landscapes and in particular, a massif in the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes one peak over 8,000 metres where goats grow their thick protective fleece hiding the soft, warm “duvet” that has made them so famous.

Annapurna is also represent an imaginative and fascinating name for a company that produces high quality knitwear made of the finest cashmere. A name of promise then, a symbol of a target to achieve for a woman – Ms. Aida Barni, who decided to enter the business world at the end of the seventies at the top of a difficult sector of the market.

Today is a special day for me because the brand Aida Barni joins to my small fashion network called Mr.M. The Aida Barni brand is synonymous with the luxury and quality of exclusive cashmere yarn, a material that has fascinated all fashion lovers for centuries.

Many years of experience and knowledge about the origin and processing of yarn have enabled the Aida Barni brand to become one of the leading brands of top knits in the fashion world. Aida Barni, an Italian famous designer, has published a book with numerous illustrations that aims to promote her unique brand and cashmere, one of the most precious natural materials in the world.

The Aida Barni brand operates under the company name of the Annapurna fashion group, which was founded in 1978. The Annapurna group has become one of the most famous Italian and world leading manufacturers of high-quality cashmere knitwear. The Annapurna Spa fashion group consists of the Annapurna and Aida Barni brands.

Aida Barni brand uses all kinds of the latest technologies to make cashmere knitwear, forming special looms to the latest and most advanced knitting machines. The current production capacity of Aida Barni and Annapurna brands are about 120,000 pieces per year, which you have to admit is impressive. The entire production process takes place in Italy, more precisely in the company’s headquarters in the Italian city of Prato.

If you want to be up to date and find out all the news about new collections that Aida Barni is preparing for us, follow them on the social networks Facebook and Instagram.

These beautiful gloves which you have opportunity to see in today’s post have arrived from Italy, made in a great combination of cashmere and suede leather, which were made with great love in a family specialized workshop for making gloves. Making gloves is not only a job but also a real art.

Passion, emotions, tradition and knowledge have been passed on to the third generation after 100 years! Ms. Rafaela Restelli has fully accepted the challenges of the new fashion era in which the market and the way of selling have changed with deep respect and belief in tradition and love for beautiful masterpieces that last!

Restelli gloves are not valued with money, but with a tradition and history full of love and patience that have no price.

Beloved Ématelier masterpiece Jaguar from the limited collection “Kingdom” you previously have seen in my last blog post, which, in addition showing the right time, is also a real little work of art that adorns the hand. I think that this Ématelier Jaguar watch fit perfectly with the rest of this outfit and that this incredible hand-painted dial brought a bit of cheerful colors to this cold winter day.

If you want to get better acquainted with this brand, read the story of this unusual kingdom where time and creativity know no boundaries – link.

Of course, as I mentioned at the very beginning of this post, I founded my small and chosen Italian company with the Italian brand MooRER who introduced me to my new friend Morris.

I have to be honest and admit that you’ve seen Morris more than me, but that was justified because this is an exceptional model of jacket that can be worn for a long time because this is a timeless classic model.

OUTFIT

Jacket: MooRER

Sweater: Aida Barni

Watch: Ématelier

Gloves: Restelli

Trousers: Loro Piana

Shoes: Cesare Paciotti

I advise you to have on mind my friendly advice due to the current aggravation of the health situation in almost all European countries and countries around the world as well. If you need to go out into the fresh air, take a walk and clear your mind, feel free to do so, but do not go to places where there are a lot of people and encourage crowding.

I understand that people need to go out into the fresh air for physical activity and mental health, but you can do that by walking around the city every day, on low-traffic streets. Of course, you can walk in parks and other types of green areas or promenades along rivers, but keep the prescribed physical distance and use disinfectants and wear a mask.

I take this opportunity to draw your attention to the care and protection of yourself and your beloved ones. Let’s prevent the spread of the Corona virus and try to make this one day just another bad dream that we have successfully forgotten!

My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this first fashion story in 2021. How did you like this outfit which I showed you today? I really tried to prepare this Italian style outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you will like it! See you in a couple of days with a new story!

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media channels, which you can find on the CONTACT page. Stay tuned!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Aida Barni (Annapurna Spa), MooRER Verona, Ematelier and Restelli brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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Little Fashion Tips for perfect Christmas Gift for HIM…

Dear fashionistas, welcome to another fashion story on the Mr.M blog. Merry Christmas with lots of love, I think that the best present one can hope for this year is to spend time together! After long and exhausting 2020, I hope you have opportunity to spend upcoming holidays with your family and friends.

December is the month when we summarize the whole year, our hopes and expectations, but also our failures. Personally I like this period of year because it is time for gifts, giving and receiving them. In today’s post I will give you some ideas what you should gift to HIM as the late Christmas gift.

Ématelier: The Art Kingdom where Time and Creativity have no limits…

Did you know that a watch is the best and most practical gift for everyone? You cannot make mistake with watch. Everybody loves them, everybody needs them and everybody wears them.

When you give someone a beautiful and unique watch, you will definitely remain in the heart of that person. At the same time, the watch does not only show the time, but always reminds that someone loves you and thinks of you.

I have always appreciated handicrafts, loved and respected brands that produce watches hand-painted or hand-carved elements. There are a number of watch manufacturers that offer hand-painted or engraved dials and mechanisms, but they do so with the help of professionals with a strong artistic spirit. The final result is art watches at a price that is not in line with the amount of time spent and love could be valued just a little more.

Today I have the honor to present you the Ématelier “Jaguar” watch, the model from the special limited collection “Kingdom“. This collection is inspired by the wildlife of the animal world and is intended for all people who appreciate freedom, creativity and strive to remain unique and strong. The models from this collection are unisex, ideal gift for her and him.

Ématelier watches are produced with Grand Feu enamel dials with  a variety of enamelling techniques.  They are handmade and hand painted, by a unique brand located in Toronto, Canada.  Mr. Alex Landa, a man who has woven his love and passion for watches into every piece of the unique Ematelier watches.

Mr. Landa, the founder of Ématelier, says that his love for watches was born during his practice as an apprentice in the seventies in a shop specializing in the repair and restoration of unique watches. His love for watches was constantly growing as he was following all innovations in the watch industry and gathered a stunning personal collection.

In 2013, Mr. Landa with his great knowledge and skills, decided to start his life project and fulfilled his biggest dream – the manufacture of watches with Grand Feu, enamel hand painted dials. This involved frequent trips around the world, learning the little secrets of the craft from the main masters, of which there are very few today.

Ématelier is a unique brand in the watch industry due to its specific and handmade style, where enamel dials are made and painted by hand. Enamel painting is an extraordinary combination of science and fine arts, where real miniature masterpieces are created. No matter how skilled the craftsman is, the enamel is temperamental and can spoil very easily at any stage of production. Therefore, it takes a lot of time, effort and work to get perfect results.

Each dial from Ématelier is made with great love and effort with the help of the skillful hands of craftsmen and fire. The effort pays off in the end, because the enameled dial is long lasting, even so much that it will outlive not only its first owner, but also the millennium. Thanks to its unique properties, enamel produces stunning vivid colors of endless longevity, resistant to heat, moisture and weather.

What is enamel? Enamel is a glass mixture made of silicon dioxide and various metal oxides added to create different shades. Before any color can be applied, the craftsman must create a good basis for further artistic work.

The enamel is crushed, ground and purified, first in distilled water and then in nitric acid. Then the copper, silver or gold plate is cleaned and coated with a layer of white enamel on both sides. The end result is a perfectly clean “canvas” for painting without the fear that the copper will bend when exposed to extreme temperatures.

After the process of making an enamelled dial, we come to the most complex part of making an enamelled watch, and that is making the dial. Because the colors of the enamel react differently and change in the oven, the designer must know exactly in advance how the material will react in order to create a work of art that can be faithfully reproduced.

Once the dial is properly constructed with the coated dial plate, the painting process can begin! The artist prepares a palette of colors with the nuances needed to create a predetermined image.

The image must be carefully applied in several layers and baked in an oven up to 800ºC between painting processes. First, harder, more elastic colors are applied that can withstand multiple cracking, while gentle shades are kept in the final stages. In the end, the dial is subjected to the Geneva technique, born in the Swiss city of Geneva of the same name. Here, the finished painting is already coated with transparent enamel two to three times and baked in the oven between each painting process. This sets the image, provides a completely smooth surface and improves the depth and vividness of the colors. On average, each piece of Ématelier dial goes through a total of between 10 and 12 baking processes.

With just a small misjudgment, the dial can warp, burst, or explode. Since the colors react to the heat both individually and collectively, a small mistake in the order can lead to unwanted results and force the masters to start re-making the enamelled dial.

Owning a dial, that little enamel masterpiece in my personal collection is exceptional. Due to the cost and complexity associated with its creation, the vast majority of enameled works are in museums. The rarity of skilled craftsmen is another factor, as the craft almost became extinct in the early twentieth century

How can you become the proud owner of an Ématelier watch or perhaps refresh your favorite watch with a new hand-painted enamelled dial? There are three ways to buy:

1) If you want to have the Ématelier watch that is personalized according to your needs and desires, it is enough to choose the watch model on the official website and online store – Ematelier.watch. I advise you to take enough time to look at all the models from the special Atlas, Harmony or Kingdom collections and contact the experts by e-mail who will do their best to choose a watch according to your sensibility.

2) If you already own a watch from a certain prestigious brand and want to refresh your dial, there is the possibility of making a special enamelled dial with painted details that you want. Just let your imagination run wild or take a look at the gallery of special enameled dials that the watchmaker Ématelier has done so far, I hope it will inspire you and help you refresh your watch – link.

3) If you wish to buy a specific model of a certain brand, or you like the design, but you imagined a different dial, the Ématelier is here to help your dreams come true. It is enough to send the specification of the watch or describe in detail and the Ématelier team will help you to find your model. Your long-awaited gift will be soon on your hand.

Whitcomb Shaftesbury: British Bespoke Fit to Perfection!

Whitcomb & Shaftesbury was established in 2004 by Suresh and Mahesh Ramakrishnan as an independent brand transparent in its manufacturing and committed to a deep belief in excellence and independence, underpinned by an artisan approach. By creating bespoke designs by customers desire for individuality, they are creating in a new kind of fashion -one that builds connections between people, rather than just encouraging mindless consumption.

Good bespoke is a kind of alchemy: turning customer ideas and measures and beautiful natural raw materials into something very special; achieving this quality consistently, and independently, is what sets us apart.

In my today’s post you have the great opportunity to see the master-piece of Whitcomb & Shaftesbury – A classic double breasted policy coat design, which is authentic in detail and will stay a classic in wardrobe for a lifetime.  

This incredible coat is made by interesting mixture of Vicuna and pure cashmere, so this wonderful combination of fabrics make this coat so special. As you know I am a huge fan of the coats and I like this one because it is unique and elegant.

The other thing which I love about this coat is delightful colour, which is easy for combining. If you are looking for perfect gift for him, you just need to contact Whitcomb & Shaftesbury team, if you want special assistance and you need the help of proffesionals just send a request via email and they will be happy to help you to fulfil your ideas.

Joseph Cheaney & Sons: Classic, Stylish and Timeless British Iconic Footwear

Joseph Cheaney established the company in 1886, and in 1896, along with his brother Arthur, they moved to the site which the factory occupies today. Recently Mr J. & W. Church have purchased the factory employing their wide knowledge of the shoe industry. I am proud that I had opportunity to have one piece of their wonderful collection.

This time Joseph Cheaney & Sons made these incredible boots in collaboration with Scottish knitwear brand Johnstons of Elgin.

OUTFIT

Coat: Whitcomb & Shaftesbury

Sweater: Loro Piana

Watch: Ématelier

Trousers: Loro Piana

Boots: Johnstons of Elgin X Joseph Cheaney

I advise you that due to the difficult current situation in almost all European countries, if you want to go out into the fresh air, take a walk and clear your mind, feel free to do so, but do not go to places where there are a lot of people and create crowds.

I understand that people need to go out into the fresh air for physical activity and mental health, and you can do that by walking the city in the open air every day, using the traffic-free streets. Of course you can walk through the park and other types of green areas or along the promenades along the rivers, but stick to the prescribed physical distance and use disinfectants and wear a mask.

I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the care and protection of yourself and your loved ones. Let’s prevent the spread of the Corona virus and try to make this one day just one bad dream that we have successfully forgotten!

My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this special story. How did you like this outfit of mine today? I have prepared this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you like it! See you in a couple of days with some new story!

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media channels, which you can find on the CONTACT page. Stay tuned!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Whitcomb & Shaftesbury, Ématelier, Johnstons of Elgin and Joseph Cheaney brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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Is it possible to look fashionable and elegant in loungewear?

Dear my fashionistas, welcome to the Mr.M blog. I hope you are well, that you take care of yourself and that you are counting down the days until the New Year with great expectations. For how many years I have been running the Mr.M blog so far, you have had the opportunity to see me in some more elegant editions or everyday combinations that included jeans.

I have to be honest and say that you can count the fingers of one hand how many times you saw me in a loungewear (tracksuit). Otherwise, in my free time and during the trip, I often wear tracksuits because they are the most practical and the person feels most comfortable during the trip.

Tracksuits have always found their way to our closets, they have their own fashion cult. There are people who wear tracksuits exclusively, and even to work, if they are lucky enough to have reasonable employers. Tracksuits for me represent a special type of fashion where the basic idea is to make a person feel comfortable, over time tracksuits have become elegant, so now some models can be worn on more formal occasions.

Honestly, it used to be hard for me to imagine, but when I saw some models of tracksuits, I completely changed my mind and realized that the concept of sportswear has changed over time.

In an interview, a fashion icon who is unfortunately no longer with us – Karl Lagerfeld stated that the joggers of the tracksuit is a sign that someone has given up on himself as a man and has surrendered without thinking about dignity.

In a way, the set of tracksuits has always been in fashion, many famous public figures and my fellow world influencers and bloggers wore the set of tracksuits in their relaxed releases and thus “forced” a counter to a famous designer who proved during his life that there is nothing. other than elegance.

I think that everyone has the right to dress as they want, it’s just that each of us has those days when we want to leave the house and walk without thinking about what to wear or whether we dressed “according to someone’s taste”. Even today, some people think that people who wear tracksuits only go to throw garbage and walk their pets, or they have decided to do some sports activities.

Today, loungewear is worn with elegant jackets and coats, if you use elegant fashion accessories, the tracksuit can completely change its original look and you get a completely different fashion combination with some special sporty elegant vibe.

My tracksuit today stands out from the classic rustling materials from which those casual fashion pieces are normally made. My friends from the Johnstons of Elgin brand proved to me that an everyday tracksuit can be made from the highest quality cashmere.

The inevitable combination of navy blue and gray color slightly emphasizes the special elegance of this set of tracksuits, whose upper or lower part you can buy separately if you have some special sympathies for one of the pieces or just do not want to be uniformed.

All of Jonhnstons of Elgin cashmere loungewear range is expertly crafted from the finest fibres to provide a soft touch matched with durability so you can enjoy an elegant look with lasting comfort.

From the living room to luxury travel, Johnstons of Elgin loungewear is straightforward and sophisticated, with minimalist detailing and refined styling. The using of Australian Merino Wool in their new lifestyle capsule collection provides an accessible price point while neutral colour shades add an organic feel.

OUTFIT

The entire outfit is made up of products from the new Johnstons of Elgin collection for Autumn-Winter 2020/21. In the list below you can find links for each product from today’s post.

Great news for all of you, since I regularly get questions, do I have a discount code, I asked the Johnstons of Elgin team and they came out with great deal, so with the code “MT10” you have a special 10% discount on the entire product offer Johnstons of Elgin.

Cashmere Sweatshirt: Johnstons of Elgin

Cashmere Joggers: Johnstons of Elgin

Backpack: PICARD

Sneakers: Loro Piana

Johnstons of Elgin is a brand that try to make each piece with great care and you can really feel it when you worn their products. Their models are extremely comfortable, practical and wearable for any occasion, whether it is the clothes you need for every day and work, up to those slightly more formal occasions.

Of course, I also completed this outfit with Loro Piana sneakers that you haven’t had a chance to see on my blog so far. The first thing you can notice is that the colors of two different manufacturers fit perfectly and that this outfit is a real urban sporty elegance vibe.

Of course, this time too I took the opportunity to walk my best friend Torino through the streets of Berlin without which I can’t otherwise imagine my day. Picard backpacks are of exceptional quality and design and for all these years I have remained a loyal consumer to them and become a brand ambassador.

I like these clothing combinations the most, which can be described simply, without exaggeration or the need for unnecessary description, because we all have our favorite tracksuit in our wardrobe, which we wear on all occasions, no matter what others think of us.

I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the self care and protection of yourself and your beloved ones. Let’s prevent the spread of the Corona virus and try to make this situation just one bad dream that we have successfully forgotten.

Since I made these photos outdoors and I stick to the prescribed physical distance of 2 meters, I didn’t need to wear masks, but I wear a mask indoors and regularly buy hand sanitizers in small packages so I can always carry them with me.

Dear my fashionistas, we have come to the end of this special fashion story about the famous new fashion icon – tracksuit. How did you like this outfit of mine that I walked the streets of Berlin today? I have prepared this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you like it! See you in a couple of days with a new story from Germany!

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media channels, which you can find on the CONTACT page. See you soon with another interesting story!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Johnstons of Elgin, Loro Piana and Picard Lederwaren brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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Fashion Diary: December, the month of sharing happiness and joy with others…

Dear my fashionistas, welcome to the Mr.M blog! With this post, I am officially opening the last month of this 2020 and I have prepared more interesting stories for you! Right at the beginning of this post, to make you happy, since I regularly receive your questions for travel letters, I decided to publish two letters from Germany this month. I believe that this has been an extremely difficult year for all of us and that we can hardly wait to turn some new pages in our diaries of life.

December is a symbol of happiness and joy because that period is reserved for the preparation for the celebration of holidays and with an open heart, we welcome the new year and secretly hope that some of our wishes will come true.

In today’s post, I present Mr. Morris to you again, he has now become a part of the blog and a living being, since you have seen him maybe more than me this season, and that is why he deserves an honorable place. I am glad that the products of the Italian company MooRER have found their way to your heart and that their fashion details warm you and your loved ones during these cold months!

This winter season, I tried to inspire you and show you an elegant jacket like Morris in different editions. We went from elegant combinations with classic trousers of various shades to those clothing combinations that include jeans that are a symbol for a little more casual and relaxed everyday occasions.

MooRER updated its winter collection offer a few weeks ago and I am sure you will find some of your favorite pieces that will make this winter more beautfiul!

Of course, as you could see in one of the previous stories, my new friend that helps me not to be late, while still having one unusual masterpiece on hand, is a wristwatch made by the famous Swiss brand Epos. If by any chance you missed reading an interesting story and history of this company, you can do so by clicking on the link.

I hope that this last month of the year will bring a lot of joy and hope and a smile back to your face. We all need that little bit of luck, because after this health crisis that has hit the whole world, we have nothing left but to hope that 2021 will be better.

Mankind has undergone various changes in its long history and the world has changed every time, but hope was the only support that helped people get out of the mental crisis. It is better for each of us to have a “straw of salvation” in which we can believe. Our ancestors survived various natural disasters and wars, so we will be able to get through this period as well!

It’s time to move on to a slightly happier and more interesting topic! I believe that it is interesting for all of you when some little things brighten and make your day complete. This crisis has affected many sectors and small artisan companies that are struggling to survive in the relentless market are suffering the most.

You probably remember these gloves, I wore them in one of the previous posts with a raincoat. Today I decided to show you how these beautiful dark brown Restelli suede peccary leather gloves fit perfectly with these gentle brown earth tones.

This model of gloves, with its classic design, is a timeless piece that can last you for years. Once you buy beautifully designed and quality leather gloves, believe me, forget about buying new ones.

Due to my problem with extremely dry skin on my hands, although I use creams and various lotions, I need to keep them warm and that is why I always have a collection of carefully selected gloves that help me keep warm and prevent cracking of the skin on my hands which can result in painful wounds.

If by any chance any of you know any natural products to solve my problem with dry skin on my hands I would love to hear your suggestions. Several times you have been of great help to me with recommendations when I needed natural remedies for facial skin and back pain. Who knows, maybe some of your advice will help me again!

OUTFIT

Jacket: MooRER

The Turtleneck Sweater: Loro Piana

Watch: Epos

Gloves: Restelli

Trousers: Loro Piana

Boots: Burberry

I advise you that due to the difficult current situation in almost all European countries, if you want to go out into the fresh air, take a walk and clear your mind, feel free to do so, but do not go to places where there are a lot of people and create crowds.

I understand that people need to go out into the fresh air for physical activity and mental health, and you can do that by walking the city in the open air every day, using the traffic-free streets. Of course you can walk through the park and other types of green areas or along the promenades along the rivers, but stick to the prescribed physical distance and use disinfectants and wear a mask.

I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the care and protection of yourself and your loved ones. Let’s prevent the spread of the Corona virus and try to make this one day just one bad dream that we have successfully forgotten!

Since I make all photos outdoors and keep the prescribed physical distance of 2 meters, I did not need to wear a mask, but I wear a mask indoors and regularly buy hand sanitizers in small packages so that I can carry them around the city.

My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this special story. How did you like this outfit of mine today? I have prepared this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you like it! See you in a couple of days with some new story!

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media channels, which you can find on the CONTACT page. Stay tuned!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by MooRER, Epos i Restelli brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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Fashion Diary: November, the month of fashion and new ideas…

My dear fashionistas welcome to another fashion adventure on the Mr.M blog. I sincerely hope you are well, healthy and safe surrounded by loved ones. This year has certainly marked our lives and we will surely remember it after the pandemic and the world crisis. I don’t think there is an industry that hasn’t felt some kind of crisis, so it is in the fashion industry, which is a big challenge for fashion brands and designers as well.

During the pandemic, the fashion industry makes great efforts to maintain a perfect balance of production and concentration of purchasing power. The current volume of production may have been reduced, but believe me, the love for fashion has remained absolutely has not changed at all.

How will I remember Autumn – Winter 2020? Honestly, I am happiest that, thank God, I am healthy and that I had the opportunity to share my love for fashion with my readers. I regularly receive emails and messages on social networks from my dear readers with similar question, and that is: “When will your new travelogues start?”.

I really can’t honestly give you the answer to that question because I really don’t know how the health situation will unfold and how it will affect travel in the future. Believe me, that famous thought passes through my mind at least once every day: “When will everything return to the old like before as used to be?”. It is no longer a problem with borders and the fact that there is no travel, but this “world quarantine” and constant changes in the law have begun to affect people’s mental health.

When I wonder why I am not able to go somewhere, I sincerely thank God after a few seconds that I am healthy and that I have the opportunity to rest and relax with my family in one place. Travel is a wonderful thing and for me it will always be a kind of non-formal education, but health and family will always be in the first place for me and it is something that has no price.

In today’s post, we’re hanging out again with my favorite fashion piece this season, I believe you’ve all remembered his name so far – Morris. To be honest, I don’t know which fashion piece I liked and repeated on the blog during one season, but with this jacket it’s different.

If you remember that special story of mine from the first fashion post about the Italian brand from Verona, the MooRER brand will remember how I wrote that this jacket fulfilled my unfulfilled dreams from Prague from a couple of years ago. Maybe that’s exactly why I’ve worn this jacket so many times, but I promise I’ll change soon! Thank you for your understanding! 🙂

MooRER is an Italian brand that won my heart in a short time and I am glad that we managed to find each other during this pandemic and make a wonderful and interesting collaboration.

Another Italian brand that you had the opportunity to meet last week on my blog, which is known for handmade real small leather art masterpieces, is the Restelli Guanti gloves factory.

This week, I present you another model of gloves from this interesting family brand that has passed on its love for gloves and share for generations. I extremely appreciate and respect brands with this tradition that have survived on the market for years, and I am always glad when I manage to help them at least a little, especially in these difficult times.

In the fashion world, every piece has its own unique story, which really provides a special charm. These gloves are made of a perfect combination of cashmere and soft deerskin. Ideal for any fashion combination, whether you are getting ready for work or a business meeting or you may have decided to spend a day in a relaxed walk, these gloves are ideal for the cold days that follow us during autumn and winter.

You haven’t been able to see the roll neck sweater and jeans on the blog so far because I jealously kept it for colder days and finally put on my new refined pieces of wool and cashmere with which these lower temperatures passed me more easily than in previous years.

The roll neck sweater you can see in today’s post came to my wardrobe from faraway Scotland made by the skilled hands of a team from the Johnstons of Elgin brand who made it true for me to spend this winter in trend and to spend my days in Berlin comfortably, even with an open jacket.

Believe me, since I always have problems with regulating my body temperature, I have been buttoned up to my throat in the winter for years, and I always have a feeling of cold, while other people can only wear a sweater, I will always have a jacket over. This year I have to admit I gave up a bit so I walked around with an open jacket, which may be a small step for humanity, but too big not to say a giant step for one Marko!

OUTFIT

The outfit is made up of products from the new Johnstons of Elgin and MooRER collection for autumn-winter 2020/21. In the list below you can find links for each product from today’s post.

News for all of you, since I regularly get questions, do I have a discount code, I asked Johnstons of Elgin and they came out with my own personal code “MT10” you have a special 10% discount on the entire offer of Johnstons of Elgin products. You get a discount, I don’t have any kind of commission, I tried to do that for all my readers to get a discount on the entire collection of this Scottish brand and to enjoy the beauty of wool and cashmere this season.

Jacket: MooRER

Roll Neck Sweater: Johnstons of Elgin

Gloves: Restelli

Trousers: Loro Piana

Sneakers: MooRER

MooRER and Johnstons of Elgin are brands that try to make each piece with great care and you can really feel it when you worn their products. Their models are extremely comfortable, practical and wearable for any occasion, whether it is the clothes you need for every day and work, up to those slightly more formal occasions.

I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the self care and protection of yourself and your beloved ones. Let’s prevent the spread of the Corona virus and try to make this situation one day just one bad dream that we have successfully forgotten.

Since I made these photos outdoors and I stick to the prescribed physical distance of 2 meters, I didn’t need to wear masks, but I wear a mask indoors and regularly buy hand sanitizers in small packages so I can always carry them with me.

Dear my fashionistas, we have come to the end of this special fashion story about the Autumn charm of Berlin. How did you like this outfit of mine that I walked the streets of Berlin today? I have prepared this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you like it! See you in a couple of days with a new story from Germany!

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media channels, which you can find on the CONTACT page. See you soon with another interesting story!

From Berlin with Love,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by MooRER, Restelli and Johnstons of Elgin brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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Fashion Diaries: The Secret lies in finding the right accessories…

Dear my fashionistas, good morning and welcome to my blog. Difficult times have come and instead of counting down to the holidays that are getting closer to us, we live in fear that we will be healthy the next day. At the very beginning of the post I would draw your attention to be careful and to look out for others. I think that each of us has a conscience, and if you feel bad, stay at home and let’s hope that this health catastrophe will pass soon and that we will all see the light at the end of the tunnel together.

Today, this cold November Tuesday, I am sharing with you another fashion story from the streets of Berlin. November is sometimes really the last month of the year when we can take advantage of the weather and walk some of our favorite fashion pieces that occupy a special place in our closets. In my case, it would certainly be – a Trench Coat!

In the previous post, you had the opportunity to see a navy blue trench coat, but today I will show you a honey-colored trench coat, which is one of the most famous and best-selling colours of the fashion house Burberry.

I remember when I got my first Burberry coat which I still keep today, but if someone had told me I would get a similar coat few years later, I really couldn’t believe it.

In addition to this favorite piece of mine that has refreshed my fall wardrobe for this and next seasons to come, I am also looking forward to some new unexpected details that have enriched my outfit today.

The watch is known as the best fashion accessory for every man. There is a quote: “Show me what kind of watch you wear and I’ll tell you who you are.” Every man determines his style, and fashion accessories are the ones that determine the direction in which that style will develop.

A wristwatch is much more than just a time indicator. A watch is a piece of art that adorns the hand of every man and woman and depicts the personality of the person wearing it. When buying a watch, the most important thing is to forget about trends and find yourself and stay consistent with yourself and your style.

Today I decided to show you a new watch in my collection – Epos Originale 3420 SK – an elegant automatic skeleton watch in an extremely thin edition.

The Epos company was founded in 1925 when Mr. James Aubert founded his own watch factory “James Aubert SA” in Vallée de Joux, a valley in the Jura Mountains that many consider to be the “cradle” of mechanical watches and is located in the Swiss canton of Vaud (Waadt).

Mr. Aubert was a passionate mechanical watch engineer, who dedicated his life to the development of new watch mechanisms. He was a top master of his craft and spent most of his efforts focusing on the technical development of chronographs and minute tutors.

He passed on his true love for watches and his knowledge to his son-in-law, Jean Filion, who then became the leading manufacturer of EPOS watches for many years. Mr. Filion has continued the tradition and made great strides in the innovations that have made this brand so unique in the market.

In the early 1980s, the success story of the traditional Swiss watch stagnated. New quartz technology has radically changed the true face of the watch industry. There were almost no brands that wanted to produce classic mechanical watches, with the exception of a few luxury watch brands.

Peter Hofer, a longtime expert in Swiss watch production, was one of the few who still believed in the future of mechanical watches. Believing in this vision, his wife Erna, as the biggest support, decided to found their own company in 1983: Montres EPOS SA.

Their only property was exclusively a passion for mechanical watches and all the necessary technical knowledge to create mechanical masterpieces.

Personal contacts with key people in the Swiss watch industry, as well as extensive knowledge of the global watch market, have enabled Peter Hofer to successfully develop his own brand. From the very beginning, Hofer was supported by Jean Fillon, who was the driving force behind many interesting EPOS innovations.

During 20 years of his work, Hofer has remained true to his vision, developing stunning collections that include fascinating mechanisms in collaboration with Mr. Fillon.

In the early 2000s, Peter Hofer sought successors who shared his indescribable passion for mechanical watches.

New business partners in EPOS are the Chonge-Forster family, a family with deep roots in the Swiss watch industry: Ursula Forster, who became the new president of the company, comes from a family with a long and rich tradition in the production of Swiss watches. Her husband, Tamdy, who has taken over as CEO, has been working in the top positions in the Swiss watch industry for many years.

Together, they took over the company from Mr. Peter Hofer in 2002 and have since developed the EPOS brand, expanding their product portfolio and expanding internationally. Building on the long legacy and knowledge selflessly invested in the company, they have always focused on creating highly sophisticated mechanical masterpieces at affordable prices, remaining true to the company’s slogan: Art in the watchmaking world.

After this interesting story about time and tradition in Switzerland, where time is highly valued, we move briefly to the most famous cradle of fashion – Italy.

There is no person in the world who cannot hide his joy when he smells the new Italian skin. Today I present to you the most famous workshop that creates real small leather masterpieces. Welcome to the Restelli workshop where the art, tradition and beauty of handicrafts meet.

Now let’s all imagine this picture together: “Milan, 1920 and a glove shop near the Duomo”. At the same time, they made personalized gloves in according to the wishes and tastes of each customer.

At that time, gloves were a symbol of elegance and sophistication, an irreplaceable fashion accessory for all occasions. Piero Restelli soon realized that his passion, handwork with the best and most precious types of leather and deep respect for craft production were just the beginning of a long successful journey that would reshape the glove industry.

The factory was founded with its own leather reserves, which played a very important role in the leather processing process, over time production began to increase. The success of this small family company goes further and takes us to the early 50s when Piero Restelli Jr. and his wife, young and determined, presented their special collection of sportswear…

Soon, on the streets of Milan and throughout Italy, waterproof gloves made of the highest quality peccary leather covered with warm opossum fur became a symbol of the Italian “Jet Set” of high society and Restelli became a world-famous brand.

Making gloves is not only a job but also a real art. Passion, emotions, tradition and knowledge have been passed on to the third generation after 100 years! Rafaela Restelli has fully accepted the challenges of the new fashion era in which the market and the way of selling have changed with deep respect and belief in tradition and love for beautiful masterpieces that last!

Restelli gloves are not valued with money, but with a tradition and history full of love and patience that have no price.

I believe that today we have all recognized something beautiful in these stories, and that is respect for and preservation of tradition, following innovations in step with the times and dedication that has no price.

Work, effort and discipline are the three basic things that are needed to maintain in any business. Of course, there are also those moments when happiness, belief in one’s work and dedication play an important role.

The COVID-19 health situation brought difficulties to everyone, the world stopped and just started to develop and return to normal, but the new wave that started in Europe during October 2020 resulted in another wave that affects the development and survival of many industries.

In Germany, the economy began to recover, but with this renewed “quarantine” many people lost their jobs. Some world experts believe that the damage caused by the Corona virus will be significantly greater because many people have lost their jobs and many companies have closed their doors. Do you know how many families were left without income?

Picard, a brand that you have had the opportunity to see on my blog for years, are the famous leather backpacks that kept me company on my travels around the world. My new Picard buddy, we can call him Relaxed We decided to keep each other company on the streets of Berlin while we wait for this health situation to calm down and wait for better days to continue our traveling adventures.

Picard Relaxed is great for every day because it is big enough that I can take everything I need to do my daily duties around the city. The big advantage is the new special lining material that prevents the spread of radiation so you can carry various types of electronic devices without fear that some of the devices will affect your credit card or mobile phone.

OUTFIT

Trench Coat: Burberry

The Roll Neck Sweater: Loro Piana

Watch: Epos

Gloves: Restelli

Backpack: Picard

Trousers: Brunello Cucinelli

Sneakers: MooRER

Of course, I also completed this outfit with the perfect brown MooRER sneakers that you had the opportunity to see in previous posts of this fashion season. I can’t wait to show you other models of MooRER sneakers so you don’t criticize me for having only one pair to wear this season.

My problem sometimes is that I get attached to some things and I am ready to wear them a couple of times in a row. This is exactly what happened with the things of the fashion house MooRER, and from a lot of things which I got, I became attached to brown pieces for now, trying to move to another world of colors.

I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the self care and protection of yourself and your loved ones. Let’s prevent the spread of the Corona virus and try to make this as just one bad dream that we have successfully forgotten.

Since I made these photos outdoors and I respected all the prescribed physical distance of 2 meters, I didn’t need to wear mask, but I wear a mask indoors and regularly buy hand sanitizers in small packages so I can always carry them with me.

Dear my fashionistas, we have come to the end of this special fashion story about the dedication, tradition, love and patience. How did you like this honey – golden – brown outfit of mine that I walked the streets of Berlin today? I have prepared this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you like it! See you in a couple of days with a new fashion story from Germany!

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media channels, which you can find on the CONTACT page. Stay tuned!

From Berlin with Love,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Burberry, MooRER, EPOS, Restelli and Picard brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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British elegance and Italian style on the streets of Berlin

My dear fashionistas, how are you today? I sincerely hope that you are well and that you are protected from this health catastrophe that started a new winter “wave”. All over Europe, the situation is alarming and we need to take care of ourselves and our loved ones.

Each of us must continue to work, but we must do our best to adjust our work and daily life in accordance with the current health situation. Since I have to do my job, I try to take pictures at a time when there are not many people on the streets and to avoid indoors for taking photos.

I appeal once again that it is necessary to take new precautionary measures and try to stay healthy and make our environment a better place. In previous posts, you had the opportunity to see me in a winter jacket, many of you sent me numerous messages asking where is my famous Mr.M symbol, a fashion piece without which autumn cannot pass on Mr.M’s blog – the trench coat.

I will dedicate the first November fashion story to my favorite fashion piece by which I became recognizable. The trenchcoat is a piece of clothing that has become a legendary fashion piece of the wardrobe of women and men around the world. The famous Burberry double-breasted coats are made of gabardine. Gabardine is a fine fabric made of combed wool or cotton. Woolen fabric is used for coats, suits and women’s dresses, while cotton is used to make light dresses and cotton is lined with rubber which is used to make raincoats.

Burberry trench coats have an insulated lining, classic or raglan sleeves. Classic versions of the Burberry trench coat can be found in different lengths, from just above the joints (the longest version) to above the middle of the thigh (the shortest). These coats were originally a garment for army officers, the coat model itself was developed before the war, but during the war it was adapted for use in the trenches of the First World War, after which they got their name – Trench Coat!

Traditionally, double-breasted trench coats are buttoned with 10 front buttons and have wide lapels, a “storm” flap and pockets that close with the buttons. Each double-breasted trench coat has a belt around the waist, as well as belts around the joints that can also be fastened. Have you ever wondered why coats have straps on the sleeves above the wrist?

During the war, these belts were practical to keep water from flowing through the forearm when officers used binoculars during the rain. The trench coat often has “shoulder straps” that close and these were functional characteristics in a military context. The traditional color of the coat was “khaki”, a light shade of yellow-brown. Today, newer versions come in many interesting colors.

Trenches remained in trend for decades after the First and Second World Wars. Their original role as a striking part of a military officer’s uniform provided the coat with a new, more elegant business note, although many prefer to tie a belt instead of using a buckle to project a more casual look than a strict military uniform.

In the 1960s, intellectuals wore trench coats over black roll neck sweaters, while some people wore coats as fashion details, as an elegant alternative to jackets.

Double-breasted trenches and coats have become an integral part of our everyday life and there really is no person in the world who does not have a double-breasted trench or coat in the wardrobe, regardless of the brand, a double breasted coat is a iconic fashion piece that never goes out of fashion.

My love for coats is due to my grandfather and father, who were great collectors of trenches and coats as well. My grandfather and father saved a part of their fashion paradise for me as well, and my father gave me my first Burberry trench coat almost 13 years ago, which I still jealously guard and wear today.

These are some of our family rituals, so we passed on our “male” love for coats to our dear ladies in the family. My mother as one of them was not a fan of this piece in the beginning, but with our influence, these fashion treats were also found in her wardrobe.

I have noticed that many people confuse the terms “trench coat” and “coat”. The trench coat is “thinner” and it is worn in the transitional seasons – spring and autumn, when we need protection from unexpected rain and windy weather, and we do not want to wear some heavy and warmer pieces.

A coat is a slightly more “serious” fashion piece for winter time, made of a thicker material, most often wool, cashmere or a combination of these two materials. There are other more exotic materials, but they are less often used due to the high costs of making and processing these materials, the best example is Vicuna shiny llama hair, which is exceptional and rare, but very expensive. A sweater made of Vicuna costs several thousand euros…

When we talk about wool, their fibers consist of several layers. Wool retains heat well and is often used to make sweaters and comfortable winter clothes such as coats, jackets, scarves and gloves. What all belongs to the wool fiber family? These are cashmere, angora, merino wool, lamb wool and mohair.

In today’s post, I wanted to show you an everyday, casual and relaxed fashion combination where one elegant piece, such as a trench coat, can be combined with jeans and sneakers. Also, this time I took the opportunity to show you a red roll neck sweater from my friends from Scotland, Johnstons of Elgin, which you saw in a more elegant edition in one of the previous posts.

Navy – red combination is always refreshing and proved to be the best fashion tandem where we have navy blue, which is a symbol of elegance, while red rejuvenates and refreshes a person. Red indicates a new beginning and brings a certain dose of joy.

OUTFIT

This outfit is made up of products from the new Johnstons of Elgin and MooRER collection for autumn-winter 2020/21. In the list below you can find links for each product from today’s post.

One novelty for all of you, since I regularly get questions, do I have a discount code, I asked Johnstons of Elgin and they came out with my own personal code “MT10” you have a special 10% discount on the entire offer of Johnstons of Elgin products.

Trench Coat: Burberry

Roll Neck Sweater: Johnstons of Elgin

Jeans: MooRER

Sneakers: Bally

MooRER and Johnstons of Elgin are brands that try to make each piece with great care and you can really feel it when you worn their products. Their models are extremely comfortable, practical and wearable for any occasion, whether it is the clothes you need for every day and work, up to those slightly more formal occasions.

I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the self care and protection of yourself and your loved ones. Let’s prevent the spread of the Corona virus and try to make this as just one bad dream that we have successfully forgotten.

Since I made these photos outdoors and I respected all the prescribed physical distance of 2 meters, I didn’t need to wear mask, but I wear a mask indoors and regularly buy hand sanitizers in small packages so I can always carry them with me.

Dear my fashionistas, we have come to the end of this special fashion story about the iconic fashion piece called – The Trench Coat. How did you like this navy blue – red outfit of mine that I walked the streets of Berlin today? I have prepared this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you like it! See you in a couple of days with a new fashion story from Germany!

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media channels, which you can find on the CONTACT page. Stay tuned!

From Berlin with Love,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Johnstons of Elgin and MooRER brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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Autumn Fashion Rhapsody in Berlin…

Dear my fashionistas,

Good morning and welcome to my new fashion story. I sincerely hope that you have recharged your batteries and are ready for new week. Happy Monday! It’s time for a new fashion story and let’s see how my new friend Morris fits into my wardrobe and how he enjoys his life in Germany.

I would like to thank you for the wonderful messages and emails you have sent me in last couple of days regarding my fashion stories. I really feel indescribable pleasure and joy when I hear your reactions and I am glad that we have been together in the same place for years and that we are connected by positive energy even in these unpredictable, difficult times.

I decided to use these rare sunny days in Berlin, because they are very rare during the fall. The climate in Berlin during autumn and winter is colder and more unstable than in rest part of Europe. During one day, you can feel what all four seasons look like, because the climate in this part of Germany is simply like that! 🙂

There is one place I love to visit in Berlin whenever I have free time and there I can enjoy the beauty of the architecture and the good music of the street performers! Welcome to the cultural gem of the capital of Germany – The Museum Island!

I decided to use this elegant classy outfit to enjoy the beautiful sunny day and the beauty of the museums located on this unusual “island” in Berlin.

The Museum Island is a building complex consisting of five museums in the northern part of the island of Spree river in the historic center of East Berlin. It is one of the most important sights of the German capital and one of the most important museum complexes in Europe as well.

The island was created in the period between 1830 and 1930 as part of the Prussian kings according to the plans of five architects. This architectural gem has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999 as a complete architectural complex.

The museum island consists of the Old Museum, the New Museum, the Old National Gallery, the Bode Museum and the Pergamon Museum. Since the reunification of Germany, the island has been renovated and expanded as part of the Museum Island’s master plan. It opened in 2019 and James-Simon-Galerie opened as a new art center for visitors.

The museum island also includes the beautiful Lustgarten Park and the famous Berlin Cathedral, which you can find on almost every postcard next to the famous symbol of Berlin – the Brandenburg Gate. In the southern part of the “island” there is the former Royal and Imperial Berlin Palace and the Palace of the Republic.

Prussian collections separated during the Cold War and the division of the city, but reunited after the reunification of Germany, with the exception of some works of art and artifacts that were removed by Allied troops after World War II. These include Priam’s treasure, also called the gold of Troy, which Heinrich Schliemann excavated in 1873, then “transferred” from Turkey to Berlin and smuggled from Germany to Moscow. Today it is kept in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow.

When the construction of the island is completed according to the master plan soon in the future, the so-called archeological promenade will connect four of the five museums on the island. The promenade will start at the Old Museum in the south, lead through the New Museum and the Pergamon Museum and end at the Bode Museum, which is located at the northern tip of the Island.

Before World War II, these museums were connected by a bridge over the ground, but was destroyed during the war. Authorities have never planned a renovation, but instead, the central courts of some museums will be lowered, which has already been done in the Bode Museum and the New Museum. They will be connected by underground galleries. In a way, this archeological promenade can be considered the “sixth museum” on the Island, because it was conceived not only as a connecting corridor, but also as a special exhibition room.

The archeological promenade can be characterized as a total collection of artistic treasures that are presented separately (in accordance with cultural regions, epochs and artistic genres) in individual museums on the Island.

The Archaeological Promenade will deal with topics with multiple focuses that have occupied the human mind, regardless of time and cultural region, whether it is a matter of life after death or a matter of beauty and other unusual topics.

I tried to give you a short brief of the Museum Island, but in a couple of weeks we will have the opportunity to peek into the art collections of these museums and see what beauties of art are hidden in the museums located on this unusual island. I can’t wait to share that with you!

The Island of the Museum is an oasis of beauty and peace for me, I always come here to enjoy the exceptional view and to observe the people, all those “Berliners” who feel that way and spend their free time in this beautiful place. Museum Island is a place where a large number of films have been made, so many romantic scenes in German films were shot on the famous bridge, which offers the most beautiful view of the Berlin Cathedral.

The idea of my today’s outfit was to show the possibility of connecting navy blue shades with earth tones and neutral beige color. Of course, there is also Morris, who won your hearts in a short time, and this year he is a welcome guest on my blog.

Due to the unpredictable climate in Berlin during the fall, Morris proved to be my best friend because he likes going out in the fresh air, we both like to walk, but I also like to feel warm and comfortable while enjoying the beauties of the capital Berlin by acting like a tourist.

Of course, this time too, my friends from the Johnstons of Elgin brand from Scotland took care of the extremely soft and impressive knitted pieces, who raised my love for unique things made of wool and cashmere to a higher level and I must admit that they spoiled me a little bit.

This time the accessory around my neck is a contrasting reversible cashmere scarf. Two perfect and unique style editions in one, this piece of cashmere is real must have fashion item for the winter period, apart from the fact that you will get protection from the wind and be tucked in, you have one perfect fashion piece that you can fit with any winter outfit.

Of course, I will use these last beautiful and dry days in Berlin, so I walk my navy velvet sneakers, which I was a little skeptical about at first sight, because I was afraid that how the velvet material would fit my style. The first thing on my mind was upkeep process, but as they survived a couple of unexpected rainy days out they have now become my favorite winter piece!

Of course, the navy blue color with these golden AG logo and details easily blended in with the rest of the autumn “residents” of my wardrobe and for now it goes well with all outfits, so I broke another of my prejudices that velvet is not just a material that can be worn in spring or summer, but also that it can be equally useful in gloomy autumn days.

OUTFIT

The entire outfit is made up of products from the new Johnstons of Elgin and MooRER collection for autumn-winter 2020/21. In the list below you can find links for each product from today’s post.

One novelty for all of you, since I regularly get questions, do I have a discount code, I asked Johnstons of Elgin and they came out with my own personal code “MT10” you have a special 10% discount on the entire offer of Johnstons of Elgin products.

Jacket: MooRER

Sweater: Johnstons of Elgin

Scarf: Johnstons of Elgin

Hat (Beanie): Jonhstons of Elgin

Trousers: Brunello Cucinelli

Sneakers: Angelo Galasso

MooRER and Johnstons of Elgin are brands that try to make each piece with great care and you can really feel it when you worn their products. Their models are extremely comfortable, practical and wearable for any occasion, whether it is the clothes you need for every day and work, up to those slightly more formal occasions.

I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the self care and protection of yourself and your beloved ones. Let’s prevent the spread of the Corona virus and try to make this one day just one bad dream that we have successfully forgotten.

Since I made these photos outdoors and I stick to the prescribed physical distance of 2 meters, I didn’t need to wear masks, but I wear a mask indoors and regularly buy hand sanitizers in small packages so I can always carry them with me.

Dear my fashionistas, we have come to the end of this special fashion story about the Museum Island and wonderful Berlin. How did you like this outfit of mine that I walked the Museum Island of Berlin today? I have prepared this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you like it! See you in a couple of days with a new story from Germany!

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media channels, which you can find on the CONTACT page. See you soon with another interesting story!

From Berlin with Love,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Johnstons of Elgin, MooRER and Angelo Galasso brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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