Posts tagged fashion blog

Johnstons of Elgin: A Fairy tale about timeless and refined pieces of cashmere from Scotland

Good morning dear my fashionistas and welcome to another new fashion adventure on Mr.M blog. Today’s story will be different from all the previous ones because we will learn a little more about a brand that has kept its tradition for over 200 years.

I advise you to prepare your favorite snack and hot or cold drink and enjoy today’s post. Let’s begin!

The Johnstons of Elgin mill was founded back in 1797 and interesting information is that the same mill is still used today for the production of cashmere clothes. The original factory produced linen, flax, oatmeal and tobacco, but Alexander Johnston, its founder, began processing textiles and discontinued production of the original product.

Johnstons of Elgin pioneered the use of tweed for camouflage, and the style became world-famous as Scottish Estate tweeds. The Johnstons’ mill performs dyeing, spinning, weaving and finishing processes in one place thus making it the only vertical mill in Scotland.

Modern Johnstons of Elgin mills use cashmere from China and Mongolia and lamb wool from distant Australia. The company has five retail locations in the UK (Edinburgh, Elgin, Hawick, London and St. Andrews). Of course, in addition to stores in the UK, Johnsons of Elgin has a well-developed sales network around the world, so you can buy these timeless pieces of cashmere and wool around the world and through their official online store – johnstonsofelgin.com.

Johnstons of Elgin product quality is also recognized by the British Royal Family and has a special Royal Warrant of Appointment. Royal appointments have been issued since the 15th century to those who supplied goods or services to the royal court or to certain members of the royal family. The order allows the supplier to advertise the fact that it supplies the royal family, thus giving the brand prestige itself.

Did you know that there are about 30 different processes involved in turning raw fibers into luxury Johnstons of Elgin finished products made from the finest wool and refined cashmere?

Their production of cashmere, merino wool, lamb wool and vicuña is the work of craftsmen based on centuries of constant innovation. The professional masters are proud of every thread, every weave, every yarn and every stitch, from the raw fibers in the mill to the perfect clothes on the shelves in the stores.

From dyeing to blending, carding to spinning, warping when weaving, knitting to teasing and cutting to folding – it all happens in their mills in the heart of Scotland.

Now I will try to describe to you in the most picturesque way what the process of preparing the yarn and processing in the mills looks like until the final product you see on the shelf in the store. The process is a bit long, but it is interesting and creative and involves a team of experts who even pass on their love for wool and cashmere to younger generations.

The whole process of making Johnstons of Elgin products can be divided into the following stages:

1. Fiber dyeing process
2. Mixing fibers (blending) and carding, preparing fibers for combing
3. Combing and spinning fibers process
4. Weaving process
6. Knitting process
7. Finishing the product


There are four different, but equally effective ways of dyeing fibers: natural dyeing of fibers, when the color changes a little with the help of other fibers, the method of light dyeing and complete dyeing of fibers.

There are currently around 6,500 color shades in the Johnstons of Elgin range, ranging from gentle subtle neutral shades to strong, vibrant color shades.

The process that follows after dyeing the fibers is the process of mixing and carding the fibers (professionally called the process of blending and carding the fibers).

Mixtures of materials can be made from different colors of the same fiber or from the same fiber or from different types of fibers, for example cashmere and merino wool or cashmere and silk.

After the fiber is professionally blended into the dye or into a sumptuous blend of fibers, it is fed into a carding machine that works like a giant comb to straighten the fibers in the spinning preparation process.

In the process of spinning fibers, fiber is prepared for spinning, ie fiber is prepared to be successfully transformed into yarn. The Spinning process twists the fibers to give them strength and prepare them for weaving.

The yarn is expertly checked manually at regular intervals during the pre-spinning and spinning process to ensure that it has an even consistency.

The weaving process begins with the setting of the basic pattern. The base consists of threads that run vertically from the top to the bottom of the canvas. The number of threads basically varies depending on the fineness of the yarn and the density and width of the required fabric.

Weaving is the introduction of a warp warp, a thread that runs horizontally across the canvas. The color, pattern and design of the weave are determined in advance by the team of designers. There are two different types of looms in Johnstons of Elgin: Dobby and Jacquard looms. Dobby looms weave simpler signed styles of squares, checks and stripes, while Jacquard looms can create much more complicated patterns.

The Johnstons of Elgin knitwear is completely fashionable, which means that each piece is knitted in a shape to best fit. Ribbed ornaments, cuffs, collars, holes, pockets are first knitted on specialized machines.

They are then transferred to the main frames that knit the front part, the back part and the sleeves. At this stage, colors, textures and patterns are processed in the clothes themselves. Then the clothes are carefully washed and ground, using water from the river Teviot. In the end, all the collars are connected with clothes and buttons, holes and additional decorations are added.

When the fabric is done, its appearance is a bit rough. There are many processes involved in turning a fabric into a luxury finished product, many of which have remained unchanged for hundreds of years.

Johnstons of Elgin
uses the softest, natural Scottish water to purify the fabric, ensuring that it gently returns to its natural, super-soft state.

Cleaning removes the oil that is applied to protect the fibers during the production process, while milling reduces and thickens the fabric. After wet finishing, the fabric is dried by rolling over in a twisting machine.

Depending on the end use of the fabric, further finishing processes are performed, such as cutting, lifting and pressing before the final finish. Whether it is gloves, a scarf, a sweater or a fabric for further processing, each piece is made with quality that can be worn for generations.

This brand left a strong impression on me and this season we will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of their products from the new Autumn – Winter 2020/21 collection together. I will soon be preparing for a trip to Scotland to visit their mills and see for myself their tradition. Who knows, maybe I will be able to make a sweater! Wish me luck!

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.

Cardigan: Johnstons of Elgin

Sweater: Johnstons of Elgin

Jeans: MooRER

Hat: Johnstons of Elgin

Sneakers: MooRER

The only thing I can say about Johnstons of Elgin brand is that each piece is made with great love and that it can be felt when worn. 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 MooRER jeans and sneakers that you saw in the previous post. The first thing you can notice is that the colors of two different manufacturers fit perfectly and that this outfit with these jeans got a completely different urban look. I like these clothing combinations the most, which can be described with two simple words: “urban elegance”.

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 one day just one bad dream that we have successfully forgotten.

Since I made these photos outdoors and I sticked 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 Scottish brand Johnstons of Elgin. 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 Johnstons of Elgin and MooRER brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

SHARE THIS POST

Angelo Galasso, synonymous with Italian Luxury world of Elegance…

My dear fashionistas, I sincerely hope that you are doing great and that you are ready for another fashion story from the streets of Berlin. Have you ever thought about the truth of the quotes: “Fashion as a way of life.” or “Fashion as a philosophy of life”. Are there just empty stories or is there something more hidden behind these words?

Fashion is just one of the elements that make up our daily lives better. From an early age, our parents first prepare us for our first outings, some important events, and then we gradually learn about fashion and its influence throughout our lives.

I’m sure you’ve heard the wisdom: “A suit doesn’t make a man, but it says a lot about him…” if we analyse these words well, we will really understand the importance of this quote. Whenever you are meeting someone for the first time, your first impression on the clothes which that person is wearing.

Today I will introduce to you one of the most famous brands that is known for its elegant suits and shirts, but I had the desire to step out of the world of classic elegance and present one everyday elegant casual fashion outfit.

Welcome to Angelo Galasso world, the brand behind one fashion genius who managed to combine this timeless Italian classic style with innovative design to get this unusual fashion fusion.

The Angelo Galasso brand was founded in 2009 and over time has become synonymous with luxury of clothing and fashion accessories that offer unsurpassed timeless Italian elegance. This brand nurtures the traditional Italian style and combines it with innovative design by creating exclusive and unique clothes that are tailored to people with refined taste. Mr. Galasso considers his brand to be an evolution in the fashion tradition, which it really is!

At first sight, this fashion outfit looks ordinary, a casual fashion outfit, we have the jeans, a T-shirt and sneakers, iconic parts of an ordinary everyday casual combination with which you can wear for non formal business meeting or just to enjoy a beautiful day in your leisure time.

What is the secret of the Angelo Galasso brand? This Italian-British brand preserves all the values of traditional Italian fashion while respecting the elements of the legendary Italian style and cuts with an additional component of British elegance and sophistication.

There is no term “compromise” in Angelo Galasso’s fashion dictionary, because from the creative vision, the choice of materials, production and the final product, everything is at a high level because the refined taste of this fashion genius. In addition to amazing Italian cuts, this brand is also known for its caring attention to details.

In my outfit today, you have the opportunity to see jeans, the model follows the body line and they are casual, but they also have exotic fashion details such as real python leather details on the pockets.

Also, the design and the quality of fashion accessories on the jeans are exceptional, and at first sight, you can notice a significant difference between Angelo Galasso pair of jeans from other brands of jeans on the market.

The next fashion detail that has caught my full attention are these elegant navy sneakers made of a material that is unusual for men – velvet. This luxurious blue velvet sneakers with the embroidered signature AG Araldica Logo in gold on the outer left side. This sneakers are unique and casual wardrobe statement piece.

The quality of materials and their processing is at a high level with this famous brand. Angelo Galasso takes great care of his master pieces of art and carefully selects the materials, as well as their special production process.

For the end, I left the story of this taupe T-shirt, which is made of a special silk thread that allows the skin to breathe, and there is no fear that you will have those unpleasant stains from sweating. The T-shirt is extremely comfortable and the colour is quite easy for combing because this shade of taupe colour easily matches with other colours.

Of course, in addition to its quality composition silk and cotton, the T-shirt also has unusual details such as buttons with black discrete crystals, which gives it a special elegant note. As I said at the very beginning of this post, this just looks like an ordinary everyday casual outfit, but it is really unique and original because of all wonderful luxury details.

OUTFIT

T-Shirt: Angelo Galasso

Jeans: Angelo Galasso

Sneakers: Angelo Galasso

My dear fashionistas, everything that is beautiful has its end. We have reached the end of another fashion story from Berlin. How did you like this wonderful casual outfit which I wore on the streets of the German capital 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! Together we will discover the beauties of Hanover and we will enjoy in the lights of the Lower Saxony capital.

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, which you can find on the CONTACT page. See you soon with another interesting story about Belgrade!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by the Angelo Galasso brand.

SHARE THIS POST

The Berlin Fashion Diary: A Definition of an Urban Bally Classic

My dear travellers and fashionistas, how are you today? I hope you doing well and that this month has started in a good mood for you. When I was younger, I didn’t like September so much because we all know that school starts. On the other hand, I still love the beginning of September because then I celebrate my birthday.

On this day, around half past nine in the evening, one Marko was born. Thus begins my story that turns less than thirty years old today. Today I got up with a pain in my back and said to myself: “Well, Marko, good luck to us! We are getting old!”

Whether we want to admit it or not, we are all like little children when we celebrate a birthday. We look forward to gifts, whether they are small things or something more valuable, someone’s attention is always appreciated. Today, it is most difficult to get the most expensive gift from people – dedication and attention.

While on the one hand I think about aging, there are gifts to rejuvenate me and take me back to my childhood for a moment. It is a great pleasure for me when people in my environment remember my birthday, especially when these people do not have social networks that remind them of other people’s important dates, which means that you are important to someone and that is the best gift you can get from life.

Yesterday, I decided to make the photos of the gifts I got from fashion house Bally. I’m sure you’ve heard of this famous fashion brand that comes from Switzerland, and we all know that the Switzerland is more than a country of elegant and incredible clocks and interesting cuisine, but I would also add that they are quite fashion-friendly. In addition to exceptional precision, comfort and elegance, this incredible Swiss brand is adorned with the epithet – urban elegance.

The Bally brand was founded by Karl Franz Bally and his brother Fritz Bally in the basement of their family home in the town of Schonenverd, Switzerland. Their original products were elastic bands. During a business trip to Paris in 1849, Carl Franz wanted to buy his wife lace-up boots. Unfortunately, he was unable to remember the size his wife was wearing, he decided to buy that model of boots in all available sizes, knowing that one pair would surely be the right one. This is what I call the love!

During a visit to one Paris factory where boots were made, he noticed that each shoe had buttons with elastic bands similar to those produced by his family in Switzerland. Carl Franz got the idea to create something new, so he decided to expand his business to the production of footwear.

Together with his brother Fritz, Carl Franz hired designers to help them, and so they started hand-making shoes in the basement of his house.

The Bally company was founded in the basement of one family house in 1851, and only three years later the first factory was built, which was located in the center of the town. Unfortunately, in 1854, Karl’s brother Fritz Bally retired and left this job.

By the 1870s, the Bally brand was already recognized as a leader in the footwear industry. The company name changed to CF Bally and then to CF Bally & Sons when Karl handed over the business to his sons in 1892 and passed away a few years later. The fact is that Karl passed on his tireless creative and visionary pioneering spirit to his sons. Bally as a brand has grown and thrived by opening its stores in Geneva, Buenos Aires, Paris and London.

In the 1980s, Bally was also one of the first European luxury goods brands to open in post-reforms and opening borders to China. The brand has also expanded its range to include clothing, bags and leather goods for men and women. In the 1990s, Bally became a global brand, opening its stores in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Lebanon and Turkey.

OUTFIT

Sweatshirt: Makia

Trousers: BALLY

Sneakers: BALLY

I was inspired by this story and I am very pleased to have received gifts from this exceptional brand from Switzerland for my birthday. I hope that we will celebrate beautiful moments together for many years to come, and I hope that the situation will significantly improve after this pandemic caused by the COVID-19 situation.

How did you like my today’s birthday combination? I have prepared this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you like it! Something new, something old and a unique balance is created. See you in a couple of days with a new story from Germany! Together we will discover the beauties of Magdeburg, the capital of the Saxony – Anhalt German state.

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, which you can find on the CONTACT page. See you soon with another interesting story about Belgrade!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by the Swiss fashion house Bally.

SHARE THIS POST

Fashion Diary: Red color is perfect for all seasons!

Dear fashionistas, welcome to my new post. A few days ago, we enjoyed the natural beauties of Divcibare, but now it’s time for me to return to the streets of urban city. Today it’s time for a new post from a special fashion series of posts called “Fashion Diary”.

A couple of weeks ago, you had the opportunity to see one classic color palette that will be worn this summer and learn a couple of useful tips on how to maintain your cotton clothes in the best possible way. If by any chance you did not manage to read my previous post from this series of posts or you want to learn tricks for maintaining a cotton wardrobe, do so by clicking on this link.

Regardless of this current health situation in whole world, our Belgrade has not lost its shine. People slowly but surely decide to take occasional walks through the streets of the capital and enjoy the nice weather. When foreigners ask me the famous question: “Why do you love Belgrade?” my answer is pretty simple – because it has a soul!

We may not be developed like some other famous European metropolises, we may not have a high standard of living, but the art of managing the life, the way we look at life and cordiality sets us apart from others! We, Serbs, are truly a united people, and through the interviews I conducted for my column on the blog “My Side of the World”, most of my interlocutors, and even some foreign statesmen, stated that Serbs are definitely a unique and unrepeatable people!

In the previous fashion story, you saw how a neutral palette of pastel colors like beige and shades of brown with white match perfectly, while today you will see how that same white color blends in with the bright coral-red color.

What do we know about red color? Have we ever wondered how the phenomenon lies behind this color? Red is a color that can represent two completely different extremes. It can be a symbol of passionate love, seduction, adventure on the one hand and violence, danger, on the other hand. Our prehistoric people precisely believed that the color red represents fire and blood – the energy of one side and the primordial life forces on the other side. Everything that is associated with this color today comes from powerful associations in the past of our ancestors.

Red is also a magical and religious color. The ancient Greeks symbolized superhuman heroism and Christian crucifixion with red color. The color red was almost uniformly rare and expensive as purple in ancient times – which may explain its magic and power.

Did you know that red is one of the two favorite colors of almost all people in the world. Red is the most common color used on flags in the world. An interesting fact is that almost 80% of all flags include red color. Red is an international color that is a symbol of stopping.

The famous “Red Quarters” in the world that sell sexual pleasure and pornography in every European culture are symbolized by the color red color, which means that we are returning to passion. The history of human language reveals that red was the first color to appear after black and white. All languages have words for black and white. If there is a third shade believe me it is red!

In a previous blog post, I listed some of the colors that will be trending this summer and among them was coral red and bright red (which my mom would say “young red color”). I decided to “respect” the fashion laws in my own way.

You had the opportunity to see fashion details from this post, such as backpacks and sneakers, in some of the previous posts, I just tried to keep them nice and here we are again on the streets of Belgrade. The pieces of clothing are new and I hope to make some more interesting combinations with them this summer.

The most ordinary red T-shirt will always find some perfect classic pants or jeans and make us a “fashion icon”. White pants are ideal for summer, but only if you carefully choose where to sit because not all surfaces are best friends with snow white color!

OUTFIT

T-Shirt: Loro Piana

Trousers: Loro Piana

Backpack: Louis Vuitton

Sneakers: Saint Laurent

How did you like this red-and-white fashion combination of mine today? Dear fashionistas, I have prepared this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you like it! This outfit is made by something new, something old and a unique balance is the final result.

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, which you can find on the CONTACT page. See you soon with another interesting story about Belgrade!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Loro Piana brand. This post would not have been possible without the selfless help of the fashion house Loro Piana, which helps me express my fashion spirit with their timeless pieces.

SHARE THIS POST

Loro Piana Fashion Diary: An interesting outfit that you can wear this summer

Dear my fashionistas, welcome to my new post. At the very beginning of the post, I would like to thank you for the suggestions you would like to see as a guest in the new section on the blog “My side of the world”.

I managed to contact a large number of celebrities and to our great satisfaction this summer we will enjoy traveling with our dear people from public life. Don’t worry, there will be people from various spheres, from people from cultural and public life to politicians. Believe me it will be very interesting summer on Mr.M blog!

Today I decided to share with you a fashion post with one fashion outfit that can serve as inspiration for these summer days. I’m sure most of us are shocked by these weather changes.

The previous days are proof that summer has officially come to Europe and, of course, the high temperatures that are characteristic of this period. I believe that not all of us want to talk about fashion, but we must do our best to take care of each other and hope that the pandemic will come to an end soon.

The Coronavirus has spread all over the world and there is no country in Europe that has not seen a re-emergence of COVID 19 patients during the month of June. I would appeal to everyone to adhere to health measures and to wear masks indoors (shopping malls, shops, bakeries, restaurants) and transportation.

During this painting, I tried to take all the pictures outdoors with social distance. If you think that it will not help you at all, then at least think of your loved ones, I am sure that each of you in your household has people who are susceptible to the consequences that this virus can cause, and these are people over 65, people with weakened immunity. and health problems and children. Thank you for taking care of your health!

What are your “fashion” associations for the summer? As always, I will be honest with you, so I will say: Good iron, cotton, viscose and linen… First of all, the most important thing is that each of us feels comfortable in his clothing combination, because the summer heat can sometimes be unbearable. During the summer, each of us has problems with sweating to a greater or lesser extent. Because of that, the most important thing is to choose the right materials that would allow the skin to breathe!

As I said at the beginning of the previous paragraph, materials like cotton, viscose and linen are the “fashion symbols” of summer, but not every material is the same. When we talk about cotton, it is the material when the most important is the final way of processing or whether, in addition to cotton, some other material will be found in the composition of a clothing product.

Cotton is a material that is easily crumpled and I am sure that each of us had situations in life when he spent half an hour (if not more) ironing cotton things, you did not even leave your home, and the garment was crumpled…

I have one little trick to use for cotton shirts and I will sadly reveal it to you. I believe that you used to wash the curtains in your life and that you noticed that when you put the starch on, the curtains fall easily and do not crease! It is the same with cotton shirts (I’ve already tried with the linen-cotton trousers, but it all depends on the thickness of the material), once or a maximum of twice during the season, add starch and your long-lasting memory basket during washing and it will be less crumpled.

Of course, ironing is also a very important thing, when you iron cotton items, adjust the temperature of the iron to lower temperatures, and in that way you will choose creasing during ironing and you will not damage the material. You’re welcome! 🙂

What colors are in trend this summer? In addition to the standard pioneers in the fashion industry such as white, beige, nude, navy blue and red, there are also some colors that have performed color variations with the addition of new ones. The colors that are also current this summer season are: coral pink (a mixture of bright red and bright pink, a very interesting combination), saffron (a combination of orange and yellow), dark onion green (chive), turquoise green and for the end a light blue color, but that shade of faded jeans color.

I decided that my post today would be in standard beige – nude – white. This clothing combination represents everyday casual sporty elegance for men.

The story behind this outfit?

You had the opportunity to see the fashion details from this post, such as glasses and sneakers, last summer, they were just nicely maintained and here we are again on the streets of Belgrade. The pieces of clothing are new and I hope to make some more interesting combinations during this period. A white shirt will always find some perfect classic pants or jeans that can be elegantly tucked in and make us a “fashion icon”. The cut of the pants and that “baggy” moment is a facilitating fashion detail that will make several summer walks easier along the way.

OUTFIT

Shirt: Loro Piana

Trousers: Loro Piana

Sunglasses: Givenchy

Sneakers: Makia Clothing

Dear fashionistas, I have prepared this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you like it! This outfit is made by something new, something old and a unique balance is the final result.

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, which you can find on the CONTACT page. See you soon with another interesting story about Belgrade!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by the brands Loro Piana and Makia Clothing. This post would not have been possible without the selfless help of the fashion house Loro Piana, which helps me express my fashion spirit with their timeless pieces.

SHARE THIS POST

Mr.M Fashion Guide: How to wear Iconic Leather Coat?

My dear fashionistas and travellers, how are you today? I think this winter has been the mildest for us so far, there was no snowfall that you have to admire. This year, we were alarmed by the Corona virus, which put us all in danger, I sincerely hope that the number of patients will be reduced and that a vaccine and adequate drugs will be found that will reduce the fatal outcome.

As I prepare for the Belgrade Tourism Fair, this year I will be the Destination Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, which is also the partner country of this year’s 42nd Belgrade Tourism Fair. If you are passing by, drop by the booth of the Arab Republic of Egypt to visit me and to talk about Egypt from February 20 to 23, and I would especially like to invite all those who are able to attend a special conference – a roundtable where Serbian journalists will show their sightings of Egypt. The roundtable will be held on February 22 starting at 12 am in Hall 4 (large conference room). I sincerely hope to see you soon! Drop by and say hello! 🙂

Today I am sharing with you an interesting fashion outfit post where you will have the opportunity to see the way I have combined one of the most fashionable pieces in the world right now – a leather coat. When you mention leather clothing, men first come to mind with some good leather jackets, of different lengths and models, but they are less common with leather coats, because sometimes they are not practical. Hand-to-heart, a leather coat requires a little more care and is not a practical piece of clothing if you have a lot of business to do during the day.

Fortunately, I took a day off before the hustle and bustle of meetings about organizing the Belgrade Tourism Fair to take pictures and write down some of my impressions of this outfit. In collaboration with my longtime fashion blog friend – Burberry, today I am able to show you one “eternal” piece from their new Spring-Summer 2020 collection. When I was picking outfits from the new collection, I tried to be unusual and authentic. Having been cooperating for over three years, I was able to feel the beauty of their famous gabardine, but this year I opted for a slightly different material – leather.

Because of my height, I have become a big fan of over-the-knee coats because I think the longer coats would “eat” me and I would look visually much lower. When you are wearing a leather garment you have to carefully consider the fact that you have to keep an eye on the weather forecast. The leather is very sensitive material and does not have good waterproof abilities, so it is important that you wear leather clothing in dry weather conditions, as some leather types may have water stains (most often in the case of velour type of leather).

Believe me, I learned this the hard way when I ruined my new velour leather trench at FIRST wearing because a terrible downpour hit me. Because the bright and light colour of the trench, dark rain stains remained on it. I wore it a couple of times so, after I painted it in navy colour, don’t ask better how it ended… I’m so sorry for that coat I still keep it in a special dust bag hanging in the closet, I’m just sorry to throw it away…

With this particular coat, the rain would not bother so much because it is a stronger calf box, this skin type is resistant, it is a little heavier, but it is of good quality. This coat is dark colour, so any traces of rain drops would not be easily seen on the surface. I stayed consistent with myself so I combined this “avant-garde” fashion piece with classic trousers and a turtle-neck collar sweater.

I have to admit that my only challenge was choosing the right shoes. First, I had some basic idea in my head that this coat should be combined with classic boots, but in the end my sneakers that I bought a few years ago in an outlet suddenly beat that first idea. I haven’t worn them for years, just tidied them up and placed them on my shoe shelf until they literally fell on my head today… I thought it wouldn’t be a bad thing for this fashion combination to get some casual note and make the combination not too serious.

I sincerely hope that I was able to bring out this iconic piece today. I may not be the Matrix, but it turned out nicely in the end, following my urban elegance style. See you in a couple of days with a new story, it might be interesting to do some cross-section of travel and make one short cross-section of the destinations I visited in 2019. I would love to hear your opinion and if you can give me some ideas.

There were some plans for new adventures in Asia earlier this year, but travel was delayed until the alarm because of Coronavirus disease, because tourism organizations did not want to put us bloggers at risk. I am try to organize some new journeys and I promise you will read some interesting stories on Mr.M blog, so I will do my best to organize something unusual and to please my dear readers with some interesting letters from some unusual parts of Africa and Europe.

OUTFIT

Leather Trench: Burberry

Sweater: Loro Piana

Trousers: Loro Piana

High-Top Sneakers: Saint Laurent

How did you like this outfit I wore to visit the streets of Belgrade? I have prepared this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you like it! This outfit is made by something new, something old and a unique balance is a result.

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, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Burberry. This post would not have been possible without the selfless help of Loro Piana fashion house which helps me to express my fashion spirit with their iconic and fashionable pieces.

SHARE THIS POST

Fashionable Scenes from Belgrade Life with Armani Exchange

My dear fashionistas, we are finally approaching the end of 2019. There are still a few hours left and the excitement is growing as we count down the last hours of this old year. I will remember this year as one of the most successful so far and I have made many memories to remember.

I just wish you all the best in 2020 and all your wishes come true. I sincerely hope that you can reach all your goals in the coming year and that 2020 will also fulfill all your expectations.

A lot of love, happiness and health this is the classic “package” of wishes that I wish everyone with heart, and the rest will come over time. If a person is healthy, happy and loved, everything else can be accomplished, it just takes some time.

A couple of days ago I decided to take pictures for a new fashion outfit post in collaboration with my friends from fashion houses Armani and Loro Piana. Today I am going to introduce to you one of the more affordable Armani fashion lines – Armani Exchange.

A | X Armani Exchange brand was launched in 1991 in the USA with the aim of selling fashion and lifestyle products. This fashion line has become known for provocative advertising campaigns.

Inspired by street fashion and the culture of street music, the Armani Exchange brand is recognized by consumers around the world as a significantly more affordable brand from Armani fashion family.

In order to accelerate the development of Giorgio Armani’s first fashion line, famous fashion maestro Giorgio Armani founded the joint venture Presidio Holdings in 2005 in partnership with Como Holdings, a company owned by Singaporean tycoon Ong Beng Seng. production and distribution of the A / X Armani Exchange fashion line in the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Asia and the Pacific region.

Initially, the Italian company Armani owned 25% of Presidio Holdings shares, with the remaining 75% in the hands of Como Holdings. Designer Giorgio Armani gained an additional 25% stake in 2008. In 2014, it gained the remaining 50% by securing full ownership of the brand, which has 270 stores and over 3,000 employees worldwide.

The Armani Exchange brand has opened its doors in Berlin, so you can go to Mall of Berlin and step into the world of the most famous designer Giorgio Armani just to see how Mr. Armani makes his street wear brand Armani Exchange.

I was tasked with fitting this jacket from the latest Armani Exchange winter collection with my style that is known as a kind of urban classic.

When I received my fashion pack of iconic pieces that I had to combine, I knew that this jacket would surely find its way to my heart!

I decided to combine this urban street, sportive piece with classic trousers and turtleneck swater instead of jeans or tracksuit as many people perceive this brand to be the best way to bring out this fashion piece.

My first goal was just to get my photographer out on the river and take some interesting pictures for this fashion outfit. It wouldn’t be me if I not decide to add some detail in my favorite color, we all realized by now that it was red. This time it was a simple red scarf, which was made in a beautiful shade of red that certainly refreshed this combination. Also there were some interesting red details which you can find on my backpack.

Blue colour has always been a symbol of covert elegance and has always been the best replacement for the famous black which is synonymous with eternal elegance. The color navy (dark blue) is the new black!

This post will also officially be my last blog post in 2019 and you will soon see little changes to the blog that you will like! I have prepared something new for you and the blog will change its concept and design, but the content will remain original and consistent with my style that started this whole story almost five years ago…

As time goes by, who would say, but here is my blog celebrating its fifth birthday . Just a little while so we’re ready for school!

My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this post. This post would not have been possible without my friends from the Armani Exchange fashion brand, as well as the pioneer of the eternal Italian classic Loro Piana.

OUTFIT

Jacket: Armani Exchange

Turtleneck Sweater: Loro Piana

Scarf: Loro Piana

Trousers: Dolce & Gabbana

Backpack: Louis Vuitton

Sneakers: Christian Dior

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r II; Lens: Sony G Master 24-70 MM

How did you like this fashion combination with which I walked through Belgrade on the last day of 2019? I would like to once again congratulate you on the holidays and wish you all the best in 2020. Happy New Year and Christmas holidays from the Mr.M blog team. Next year, new interesting fashion stories and travel stories from unexplored parts of the world await us and I cannot wait to share with you some new exciting stories.

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, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

Best,
Mr.M

This post was sponsored by my dear friends from Armani Exchange Deutschland team and pioneer of Italian eternal classic Loro Piana thank you for making this outfit so great. I also thank my friends from Sony who made it possible to enjoy in these beautiful photos made with the Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera with Sony FE 24-70 mm lense from special G Master series of professional lenses.

SHARE THIS POST

Letters from Georgia: Let’s go to Mtatsminda Amusement Park!

My dear travellers and fashionistas, how are you today? it’s little time left until the end of this year, have you made any plans for New Year’s Eve? Honestly I haven’t yet because all of this is kind things I always change at the last minute. When I was younger I always tried to organize myself, but eventually everything changed.

This month I was equally active with both travel and fashion outfit posts as well, so I am very proud because I did not neglect my first great love – FASHION.

When Bojana and I were reading tips about Tbilisi sights on the internet we did not find that we should see an Amusement park. However, in the end, because of our many walks through the capital of Georgia, we noticed every day a big wheel on a hill that looks very close to you, but we not knew how to ask people in an adequate way how to get to that “wheel”.

One morning at the hotel, we were trying to explain to people at the reception desk what we wanted to visit… At first, they didn’t understand us until a girl who was just starting to work showed us her phone and that wheel was on screen. Afterwards, in Georgian, she explained to them what we wanted to see and they all started to google how they could help us get there. Fortunately, there was a bus line which going there, but we were warned that the ride was a bit long and we should prepare for it.

Bojana went in search of some supermarket, as something had to be eaten at least… Realistically, the girl thought of real life things, while I struggled to find out the way on a map in Georgian language. Since we were picking up half the store and had food for 3 days (sweets were on huge discount, please understand us) finally, we were ready to go!

After an hour of searching we accidentally found the bus, since that was not his station we begged the driver to let us in, thank God the man was kind and reasonable so he let us in.

In less than an hour we found ourselves at our destination – Mtatsminda Amusement Park. I suppose because of the time when we were visiting Tbilisi it was not the full tourist season, so maybe that is the reason why the park was empty. We could not believe that such an unusual place that was made to be the real fairytale place that every child (and maybe an elderly person who strayed…) would wish to visit.

In the photo above, you can see the reason for our visit to Mtatsminda Amusement Park – the famous wheel. That day was beautiful, like a walking stroll, warm enough to walk outside with a coat or a sweater and not be cold. This time we can thank the sun because this natural light just helped us and we were inspired to do our outfit posts here.

I just want to mention that the entrance to Mtatsminda Amusement Park is free and only rides and games located within this interesting complex are paid for. There is also a small zoo and it is all located on a hill overlooking the most beautiful views of Tbilisi.

Autumn did its magic as always, so the trees got a new color that is trending this season – shades of gold colour. Nature is always in trend, we just need to look around a little better!

We spent almost 3 hours in this amusement park, the time was flying so fast that we didn’t even notice it. This is the perfect place if you want to have fun, enjoy the beauty of nature and the amazing view of Tbilisi.

This post is unfortunately also the last post from Georgia and the end of this series of posts with last fifth article we are officially ending my adventure in Georgia. I will remember this trip for a long time because I had a crazy and unforgettable time, first because I had the best company, my friend Bojana Rmandic, my colleague.

I had the opportunity to see a very unusual country that is only officially on the map of Europe. When you go to Georgia you realize that Europe has never been here.

My dear fashionistas, once again we have come to the end of last post from special series of post from my Georgian adventure. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! At the end of this post, I would like to thank my friends from Turkish Airlines and National Georgian Tourism Administration for this incredible adventure and Iota Hotel for their huge efforts to make our stay unforgettable and I felt like at home. Also I would like to say huge thank you to organizers of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi for kind invitation.

OUTFIT

Sweater: Givenchy

Trousers: Cavalli Class

Sneakers: Loriblu

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r IILens: Sony G Master 24-70 MM

How do you like this interesting refreshing “red” outfit? Have you maybe had opportunity to visit Tbilisi before? See you next week with another interesting story from Southeast Asia. We are going to explore one lovely interesting country called Laos or Lao People’s Democratic Republic. I can’t wait to share all those beautiful photos with you.

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, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

Best,
Mr.M

This post was sponsored by Turkish Airlines and National Georgian Tourism Administration. I would like to say thank you to Iota Hotel for having us. Our days were fulfilled with special fashion adventures with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi and this was an extraordinary experience for me! I also thank my friends from Sony who made it possible to enjoy in these beautiful photos made with the Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera with Sony FE 24-70 mm lense from special G Master series of professional lenses.

SHARE THIS POST

Letters from Georgia: Feel the Magic of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi…

My dear fashionistas and travellers welcome to the new post on the Mr.M blog. Today, as I promised you last week, I am writing more details about the biggest fashion event in Eastern Europe – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Tbilisi is Georgia’s leading fashion event, offering an international platform for designers from the region to connect with the media and customers. The event in itself enhances both the domestic awareness of domestic fashion and the global presence of Georgian design, while highlighting the culture and sophisticated glamor that solidifies Tbilisi as a style capital where the East meets the West.

As the latest addition to the Societe Anonimousme Foundation to its global portfolio of leading events and initiatives, significant resources are being invested in Georgia’s fashion future, through world stages, digital and social campaigns, and a team comprised of eminent fashion industry professionals.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Tbilisi provides a platform for making the most of opportunities in the fashion industry as well as forging relationships in the media. The promotion of creativity and innovation has always been important to Mercedes-Benz. The combination of Mercedes-Benz and fashion makes one perfect harmony, and this form of collaboration between the auto industry and the fashion industry is of the utmost importance and is partly the secret of their global success.

The main focus of Mercedes-Benz’s fashion commitment is to offer designers an international platform that enables them to present themselves in the best possible way to the market. The primary goal is to promote designers and talented people and also promote Georgia through art and fashion. To show that in addition to rich history and culture, Georgia has a lot to offer from a fashion point of view to Europe as well as to the world.

I have to admit that Bojana and I were amazed at the amount of creativity that the Georgian creators possess, as well as their great wish to collaborate. As we were their special international guests, we had the opportunity to meet many of the prominent fashion names who “make” the fashion sky in Georgia. Realization of the shows is high, it can be compared to the shows in Milan, and an additional dose of creativity by the creators themselves proves that Georgian fashion will soon overshadow some well-known world fashion companies from Europe and the world.

At almost every Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week fashion show in Tbilisi you could see the editors of famous fashion magazines in the first row, I even had the opportunity to see some of my friends from Germany, so Bojana and I were not alone or lost in the world of fashion in the far, far away Tbilisi.

When you get an invitation to visit Fashion Week, it’s not just a pure looking of the top models wearing some fashionable pieces made by certain designers, it’s something much more. That feeling of having a chance to take a peek into the fashion world and get inspired for some of your own fashion ventures in the future can go a long way to any influencer. We, the influencers, are just “heralds” of some of the new fashion trends, and we can only get this inspiration from Fashion Weeks or with the help of fashion magazines.

If you used to wonder how looks like one ordinary day at Fashion Week, now you have the opportunity to hear some interesting details firsthand. Every Fashion Week is a special event and it is not true that only the shows held in the “fashion capitals” are only important such as: Milan, Paris, London or New York.

Outfit:

Sweater: Givenchy

Trousers: Cavalli Class

Sneakers: Loriblu

So far I had the opportunity to attend on fashion events in Berlin, Moscow, Valletta (Malta), Milan, Paris and Ljubljana, when I received an invitation to visit Fashion Week in Tbilisi, I immediately said to myself: “Marko, it’s certainly interesting there because Georgia is known for some specific motifs that can be seen on their traditional costume as it is the heart of the Caucasus! ”

When you are somehow involved in the work of the fashion industry, the first and basic golden rule is that there are no boundaries in the fashion world. The fashion world is specific and it is a playground for “children” who have a little more creativity than the rest of the population and should not be underestimated, but should be supported, just a little time and goodwill is enough, nothing more!

Each Fashion Week carries certain values and each one has something specific that will remain in your memory, just as it is with me where I learned something new at each Fashion Week that I did not know before.

You never know who you might meet there, you might like some fashion editor who will compliment your style and ask you what you are doing. In most cases, editors are pretty interested in hearing your story, even if you’re an influencer. An editor of a well-known fashion magazine working in Italy, who was sitting behind me, wanted to get in touch with me, so she tried to tap me on the shoulder, but during my conversation with Bojana I didn’t notice at first moment.

After two, three minutes she tried again and apologized for disturbing me, but she just wanted to compliment my outfit combination and was interested in the coat brand I was wearing that day.

It’s great when you have the opportunity to combine work and pleasure like I did with Fashion and Travel. Maybe my job is stressful sometimes, of course like all other jobs in this world and in our influencers we have some periods of ups and downs, but I have to admit that this is a job that helped me find myself and meet wonderful people who would not otherwise I would have a chance to meet.

It is not only our job to just look good and make selfies, but we also have a certain amount of responsibility (at least in my case) to present destinations and events in the best possible way, both because of my readers who are accustomed to my reports from different parts of the world, and because of me alone because I find myself disappointing that little Mark who sits somewhere in the back of my heart and having some high expectations, which is the worst thing a person can do for itself.

That is why I always try my best to fill in every post with useful information that can mean all travellers and fashionistas who would like to know more, and have no opportunity to read it elsewhere. I sincerely hope you enjoyed my post today and that through these few pictures you could see what an ordinary day at Fashion Week looks like in the eyes of a very average guy who was fortunate enough to work an unusual job of the 21st century – influenser.

My dear fashionistas, once again we have come to the end post from special series of post from my Georgian adventure. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! At the end of this post, I would like to thank my friends from Turkish Airlines and National Georgian Tourism Administration for this incredible adventure and Iota Hotel for their huge efforts to make our stay unforgettable and I felt like at home. Also I would like to say huge thank you to organizers of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi for kind invitation.

How do you like this story about Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi? Have you visited Georgia before? See you next week with another interesting story from Tbilisi and I will show you one interesting entertaining themed park in Tbilisi which was so inspirational for me to make one interesting fashion outfit post.

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, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

Best,
Mr.M

This post was sponsored by Turkish Airlines and National Georgian Tourism Administration. I would like to say thank you to Iota Hotel for having us. Our days were fulfilled with special fashion adventures with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi and this was an extraordinary experience for me! I also thank my friends from Sony who made it possible to enjoy in these beautiful photos made with the Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera with Sony FE 24-70 mm lense from special G Master series of professional lenses.

SHARE THIS POST

Letters from Georgia: My Walk through Culture and History of Old Tbilisi…

My dear adventurers and fashionistas, how are you today? December is a month that is otherwise known as a period when people summarize some of their impressions, look at the facts, and set some new goals for the future. Someone fulfilled their expectations, someone suddenly “missed” some opportunities, but since life is the only thing that does not have a reprise, we forgive all our failures and we move our life forward.

A few days ago I had a lot of free time, so I sat down and talked to myself, which is not a bad thing to do sometimes. I put down all the good and bad things that happened to me this year and some used and missed chances…

I can tell you that the good things and all those used opportunities won at the end, so I realized that I didn’t have lots of things to regret.

Journeys and work have fulfilled my 2019 year and I hope 2020 will be even more successful for all of us, I guess we deserve so much! I also enrolled in additional master studies couple days ago, continued to improve myself, and I hope this will lead me in the right direction because over time I have learned to trust my instinct.

In some of previous posts you have had the opportunity to get to know the capital of Georgia – Tbilisi and see one of my elegant combinations in which I have explored the beauties of the modern part of the Tbilisi. Today I’m going to show you my second, everyday winter outfit, it may be a bit sporty elegance, but I find it possible to look nice and elegant in winter conditions as well.

Our best friends during the winter are down jackets. As the technology of making garments has improved, clothing has become lighter and more compact for everyday use. Before, anyone who mentions a winter jacket, people mostly think of the massive, bulky jacket when you enter to bus or all other kind of transportation you take up space for almost three persons. Today, this fashion story is a little different, jackets have become extremely light and because of our dear ladies the aesthetics have been raised to a much higher level.

I remember my grandmother always saying that a real fur coat or a feather jacket was of good quality, if it was heavy, it meant that designer was working hard to make it good. Today, the main sign of the quality is when the jacket is light as a feather, but extremely warm and suitable for all winter conditions. So this is the case with my new friend – down jacket/parka which I got from my friends at Paul & Shark.

Paul & Shark’s new Fill Power 700 and 900 production technologies provide incredible comfort with excellent thermal properties, allowing the jacket to help you withstand the lowest temperatures. The charging strengths of 700 and 900 mark the insulating power by determining its weight to charge ratio: it is considered one of the best jackets available on the market, thanks to its high degree of thermal insulation compared to its size. Feathers create “small pockets of air” that create a thermal barrier, providing maximum protection.

I have to admit that I was encouraged by the warmth of this jacket and encouraged me to take it off for purposes of taking some photos, as Marko Tadic says, a person who latches on to his throat, puts on a beanie, scarf and gloves and asks for another extra layer… It was interesting to walk the cobblestone of the old part of Tbilisi and “dig” through Georgian history. My adventurous spirit blossomed when Bojana and I climbed by cable car to Sololaki Hill, home to the most famous symbol of the city – “Mother of Georgia”. The view of the city from this hill is extraordinary, something that would fascinate any adventurer.

For all those people planning a trip to Tbilisi, I can tell you a few things that will be enough for you to decide to spend a couple of hours in this wonderful part of town where the old traditional spirit of Tbilisi prevails. Definitely one of the most beautiful parts of the city, even if it’s a bit touristy but hey, I like that tourists add some new value and vibrancy to the city, not to mention the extra revenue. A great place to walk where you can see a lot of old buildings (it would be nice if the Georgian authorities saw that it was worth the renovation and maintenance of this part of the city), the beautiful cobblestone streets, the “city” hills with the cable car to the top.

I suppose a lot of hostels, hotels and B & Bs also contributed to the popularity of this part of town. The only thing to note is that prices (not always) can be anywhere from 25-50% higher than in other parts of the city.

My dear fashionistas, once again we have come to the end post from special series of post from my Georgian adventure. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! At the end of this post, I would like to thank my friends from Turkish Airlines and National Georgian Tourism Administration for this incredible adventure and Iota Hotel for their huge efforts to make our stay unforgettable and I felt like at home. Also I would like to say huge thank you to organizers of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi for kind invitation.

OUTFIT

Down Jacket: Paul & Shark

Trousers: Loro Piana

Turtleneck sweater: Loro Piana

Sneakers: Roberto Botticelli

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r IILens: Sony G Master 24-70 MM

How do you like this outfit which I wore on the street of the Old City of Tbilisi? Have you prepared your winter friends – down jackets for this winter season? See you next week with another interesting story from Tbilisi, but we will see how looks like one interesting day on the fashion show on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi.

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, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

Best,
Mr.M

This post was sponsored by Turkish Airlines and National Georgian Tourism Administration. I would like to say thank you to Iota Hotel for having us. Our days were fulfilled with special fashion adventures with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi and this was an extraordinary experience for me! Dear friends from Loro Piana and Paul & Shark thank you for making this outfit so great. I also thank my friends from Sony who made it possible to enjoy in these beautiful photos made with the Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera with Sony FE 24-70 mm lense from special G Master series of professional lenses.

SHARE THIS POST