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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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Red is the new Autumn color…

My dear fashionistas, how are you today? Did you drink your first morning coffee and manage to find energy for a new day? I have to admit that I have been diligent since the early morning and have decided to be productive and complete some commitments to prepare for a little getaway holiday.

I’m sure most of you have already noticed on TV and in magazines that this year’s fashion trends have changed a bit, so some cheerful and more luxurious color palettes have entered the fashion scene. Of course, this fall and winter, the emphasis is on neutral, pastel and earthy tones, but fashion experts advise that you need to have some pieces of clothing that will “break” that fashion neutrality and make your fashion combination unique.

In previous posts, I have revealed to you some of the latest fashion trends this Autumn – Winter season and that the basic colors will be primarily from neutral color palettes: beige, white, brown and red. Of course, as every winter, there are warm shades of caramel color, without which it is simply unthinkable to imagine a winter outfit.

I believe that each of you has a camel color coat in your wardrobe, but this year you can spice up that monotony of colors with small details of brighter and more impressive shades of red.

In today’s post, the focus will be on red and all those wonderful shades that we can find in her gorgeous palette. Let’s paint this fall red because people don’t say in vain: “Red is the color of joy and happiness!”.

The powerful and luxurious red color has occupied a sublime position for centuries, and it was even a part of several cultures, arts and, of course, today’s fashion world. Red simply possesses this unusual power to turn a simple fashion piece into an iconic fashion sensation that you simply must have in your wardrobe.

After a short break, this color returned to the big door and shattered all myths and prejudices about how this is the ideal color for the summer period. I’m sure some of you have a red sweater, scarf or beautiful knitted red gloves. My most sincere advice for this fashion season: “Take them out, the time has come!”

This season, red has also served as a perfect inspiration for autumn and winter, where different shades of red are combined, with the combination of materials with different materials and prints. You need to have one red roll in your closet and that will be enough for an elegant day piece that you will be able to fit perfectly for everyday and business combinations, as well as for those slightly more formal occasions.

My clothing combination today met all the fashion criteria this season:

– Brown and earth shades – CHECKED!
– Fashion details in red color – CHECKED!
– Simple cuts and style that follow the silhouette of the body – CHECKED!

As for the my live “fashion detector”, I passed the first base, and this was confirmed by a friend of mine who works in the editorial German office of one international fashion magazine, who was also amazed with these photos.

She is always full of various ideas, but we will see, due to the current Covid-19 situation, how she will develop those ideas, whether she will be able to realize some unusual fashion editorials with me these weeks! Believe me, I am super happy! 🙂

Let’s start with the statement fashion pieces in today’s post. Jacket, I believe you have noticed it so far during this fall season on my blog. Morris has become my new best friend for these windy and cold autumn days in Berlin. It is nice for him when we walk, it is comfortable and warm for me, so we found some common interests.

If you are interested to see how I combined the MooRER Morris jacket model with some other colors and styles, take a look at these fashion stories: link 1 and link 2.

All the impressive knitwear pieces that you have the opportunity to see in today’s post are the result of the dedicated work of the expert Johnstons of Elgin team who tried to make me covered this fall with their exceptional pieces of wool and cashmere.

In addition to a comfortable and warm jacket during the winter, it is necessary to have a soft sweater that will make your winter more interesting. Classic men’s turtleneck sweater knitted in simple handwork, better known as “light fishing rib”. Almost every wardrobe needs one turtleneck sweater like this, which you can wear under a suit or jacket, or if the weather conditions are stable, you can only wear just this Dolcevita kind of sweater.

This Johnstons of Elgin ribbed turtleneck sweater is made of 100% cashmere, which is responsible for its exceptional softness and warmth. You can wear this rollneck on classic pants and an elegant jacket, as I showed you in today’s post, or you can wear it with jeans for some everyday casual occasions. In some of the following posts, I will show you how you can wear this incredible turtleneck sweater with jeans.

Classic red cashmere scarf

How to recognize a quality cashmere scarf? Quality cashmere scarf is woven from the finest cashmere fibers, hand-combed. The cashmere scarf is known for its extreme softness, warmth and smoothness, making it the perfect accessory for any occasion.

A quality cashmere scarf has a good cashmere yarn finish. The unique finish of the scarf is achieved only by the cumulative effect of years of production craft and knowledge, using natural, hand-crafted materials.

You can personalize Johnstons of Elgin scarves and thus give yourself or you beloved ones a unique new experience.

During Autumn, when the weather conditions are not stable and when occasional or more intense rainfall is present every day. When it rains, there are two types of people: those who are ready and take their umbrella out of the bag, and the other type of person who continues without an umbrella or seeks temporary shelter until the weather gets a little better.

Francesco Maglia is known for high-quality umbrellas from Italy, which this family company has been producing for more than 160 years. Customers from all over the world are excited about the design and quality of the products. Quality, passion and expertise are the basic characteristics due to which many have placed their trust in this unusual brand of umbrellas.

If you also knew a little more interesting facts and history of this brand, I believe that everyone would want at least one Francesco Maglia umbrella.

Francesco Maglia is a family Italian brand of handmade umbrellas founded in 1854 by Francesco Maglia. Francesco started working as an umbrella manufacturer in 1850 and after 4 years of working as an apprentice he decided to start his own umbrella making workshop.

At that time, umbrellas were a commodity of great value and prestige, which caused a great demand for the opening of new workshops and factories for making umbrellas. Today, the company is run by Francesco Maglia, a gentleman who represents the sixth generation of the successful Maglia family.

I am a person who attaches importance to details and I love fashion accessories such as umbrellas, watches and small leather goods and accessories.

My advice for all those who are just entering the world of high quality umbrellas to choose a beautiful folding umbrella to begin with. Such umbrellas are extremely appreciative and practical, both for everyday needs and for travel as well. They are easy to pack and there is always room in the suitcase for one folding umbrella.

Francesco Maglia is an Italian brand that will not let you down and their umbrellas can be used for generations because they are made of extremely high quality materials.

The interesting facts about my umbrella, which you can see in today’s post, is that it is made of the highest quality 100% colored polyester and the fabric is made with the help of a loom used for ties. The handle and strings of the umbrella are made of steel, while the handle is made of the finest Italian chestnut.

Another term that we all like to mention during the fall is fashion layering. When we talk about this concept, he is always a welcome guest on the fashion scene, he has his own special fashion trend in the world.

One of the basic ideas of this fashion trend is to give freedom and opportunities to use your fashion knowledge and create interesting and unique fashion combinations with you imagination.

The layered way of dressing is very practical, especially at the beginning of autumn when the mornings are cool, and during the day it is getting warmer, which requires us to take off the upper layers of clothes. Of course, depending on the purpose of your dress occasion and the outside temperature, you can always remove and add layers, and this is a great opportunity to show your fashion skills and creativity.

This trend is extremely popular on the streets of Berlin and lasts until mid or late November depending on the weather, as Berlin is unpredictable when it comes to weather!

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

Roll Neck Sweater: Johnstons of Elgin

Scarf: Johnstons of Elgin

Hat (Beanie): Jonhstons of Elgin

Trousers: Brunello Cucinelli

Umbrella: Francesco Maglia

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.

Also, I used this opportunity to take out my MooRER sneakers a famous lace model inspired by tennis shoes that were used during the 70’s. They have a kind of special elegant and everyday stylish note and of course I tried to choose my favorite shade of dark brown chocolate color. As you can notice they perfectly matched in this elegant urban outfit!

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 red as the new color of Autumn. 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, MooRER and Maglia Francesco brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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Autumn Charm of Berlin

Good morning my dear fashionistas, welcome to my new post. I sincerely hope that you are well and take care of yourself, but I also believe that you are ready for a new fashion story about Berlin. In one of the previous posts I mentioned that autumn is one of the most inspiring seasons.

I believe you must be wondering why this is so? All those magical shades of “gold” and brown that autumn brings with it, this season really has its own special charm and charm. Is it because of that famous sound of rustling dry leaves as we pass through the park or because of comfortable sweaters without which autumn is simply unimaginable.

I adore autumn in Berlin because then the streets smell of apple and cinnamon cakes, which are symbols of German autumn and winter seasons. In addition to these cakes, there are many other delicacies that smiling sellers bring up for sale in their beautifully stalls – houses that mean only one thing – the New Year is coming!

Berlin is not made up of museums, open-air sculptures and walls, but people and some small things and little things that make gloomy everyday life more interesting. Berlin is a city of exceptional scents, you can smell the famous “wursts” – sausages, but I always remember Berlin by the smell of apples and cinnamon, especially when autumn comes.

My co-workers adore Berlin during the fall because the city is turning into a real catwalk, filled with the warmest tones of green, burgundy and brown, as my friend would say “In a beautiful city like Berlin, all colors look so good!”. Autumn in Berlin is exciting and just awakens in you the feeling that you have to peek into the most beautiful streets and corners of the city…

Autumn is the period of the year when everything somehow put back in its place. The Corona virus had a great influence on the course of this year, but I notice that peace returned to Berlin in the Fall. Again, I see older people on the streets buying cakes and sweet syrups to make sweet delicacies.

What about fashion? Has anything changed this fall in the famous Berlin street fashion? Nothing has changed, people have found new strength and are trying to think positive as much as possible about the current situation. I noticed that this year will also be “colored” with brown and neutral tones such as white, beige and taupe.

Looks like I’m finally going to be in trend this year! I waited for my five minutes of fame!

Since my wardrobe is open room concept and I have an easier opportunity to visually fit clothing, accessories and footwear this time I saw some unusual connection between the MooRER jacket that you had the opportunity to see in one of the previous fashion stories and this incredible boots – link.

The boots that served as my inspiration for today’s outfit were handmade in the workshop of the famous British shoemaker Joseph Cheaney, who in collaboration with Johnstons of Elgin made a special collection of boots.

It was a great pleasure for me to walk these unusual boots that have a palette of colors that are current this winter: dark brown, taupe and cognac.

I believe that there is no man or woman who does not have more pairs of jeans of different cuts in their wardrobe that help us always feel better! 🙂

That’s why I decided to combine jeans with these slightly more classic pieces, in order to find some kind of fashion balance. Honestly, I am a huge fan of classic men’s fashion, but since I wanted my outfit to serve as inspiration for some of your outfits, I decided to offer you this way of urban, street classic elegance as well.

Morris (MooRER) was my best friend this time as well, so it was not so cold during the shooting of this outfit. Once again, I was convinced that it is extremely important for the jacket to be light and practical, and on the other hand comfortable and warm, such as MooRER jackets for cold autumn and winter days in Northern Germany.

In addition to a good jacket, each of us prepares knitwear for the winter. Modern classics for your wardrobe are Johnstons of Elgin sweaters. Intricately woven sweaters in Scottish mills, such as this cashmere sweater that has everything you need to spend this winter with style.

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

Jeans: Christian Dior

Boots: Johnstons of Elgin X Joseph Cheaney

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

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

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MooRER: A sophisticated blend of Italian Elegance and Functionality

Dear fashionistas, good morning and welcome to my new post! I wanted to start this working week with an interesting autumn fashion story! Autumn has always been an inspiring period for me in terms of fashion, and this year will certainly be unforgettable for all of us because of the global change that has affected the whole world, but we must do our best to find some positive sides in every change, whatever it may be.

Today I have one fashion story for you that I would like to share with all of you. Fashion is a broad term, which each of us interprets in his own way. Each of us has certain brands that he is attached to and that in some way “represent” our personality. Clothes do not define us as personalities, but sometimes they can say a lot about us.

MooRER, a brand that is synonymous with light, precious materials and pure Italian elegance filled with unexpected details, will tell the story of a company from Veneto (a region in Italy) founded in 2006 by Mr. Moreno Faccincani. This brand stands out from other brands by a sophisticated blend of Italian elegance and functionality.

Creating its sophisticated and exclusive outerwear and clothes, the fashion brand MooRER stands out with the accuracy and precision applied to their production processes, focusing on a simple and refined look with special attention to every single detail.

However, the MooRER philosophy really differs in that they always choose only the best materials, in order to achieve the highest level of quality and comfort, and that is what “MADE IN ITALY” really means.

MooRER jackets are made to be practical and adaptable to different styles, it meets all the most demanding conditions, even those people with refined taste. The MooRER brand’s range includes a comprehensive selection of clothing – from jackets for severe weather conditions and coats to lightweight casual jackets perfect for everyday use with the addition of a knitwear program, denim and footwear.

The fabrics used to make the exterior of each MooRER jacket are extremely high quality, waterproof and stretchy materials such as: wool, cashmere, various types of leather and other waterproof materials.

As not all winter jackets are the same, there are three basic characteristics for defining the quality of a good winter jacket: source, type and composition of the material.

Source: Siberian goose feathers and down are known for their great thermal effects, which due to the rigid climate can develop feathers with unique characteristics. The size and consistency of the feathers mean that they are very soft and light, with exceptional resistance and elastic effect, very airy and retain heat. The characteristics of this special type of feathers are the size, softness and lightness that makes it one of the best materials for making MooRER winter jackets.

How is the quality of the winter jacket filling determined? In order to determine the quality of the filling, it is important to check the percentage of feathers and down, the higher the amount of down in relation to the feathers, the better the quality of the substrate. The thermal insulation index defines the level of comfort at different temperatures, which is clearly shown in each MooRER jacket and coat lining.

The combination of the right type of fabric, method of production and the amount of down indicates the ideal weather conditions in which you can wear certain models of MooRER jackets and coats in accordance with the model specifications.

My first encounter with this brand was a couple of years ago when I was on a media press trip to Prague. On the last day of my stay, a few hours before leaving for the airport, walking around the central streets of this beautiful city, I came across one men’s clothing store.

The large and glittering shop windows that were decorated in an unusual way completely attracted my full attention. On one doll was a beautiful cashmere jacket decorated with leather details and fur that made me just have to walk into the store.

I didn’t need too many words to describe to the sales assistant the jacket from the window, he only said briefly: “Ah, Moorer Verona!”. After a few minutes and my little help in taking the jacket out of the shop window, I was finally able to see myself in one elegant winter edition.

The jacket was beautiful, but unfortunately it was not my size, I was at the same time disappointed and delighted to have the opportunity to see a fashionable winter piece like this on me. I looked at myself in the mirror a couple of times, just to have in mind and remember what a perfect jacket made to my fashion sense looks like.

That was the moment when I met an Italian brand from Verona and I tried to remember it with the hope that one day I would find their jacket that would completely suit me. A few years later, Morris, an iconic model of the MooRER jacket that completely met all my expectations, was welcomed into my wardrobe with great enthusiasm.

Morris is a longer model of the jacket, which is ideal for all men like me who are tall, and on the other hand they are looking for the perfect modern and elegant jacket that will fit them nicely.

You can find this model of jacket in several material variants, and the one you can see on me today is the pure cashmere version. The real factory name of the jacket color is NUT, which means some sort of hazelnut color. In addition to this color, there is also a navy blue color that looks beautiful and I must admit that this was a difficult choice for me.

Why did I choose this color? This color is the best neutral color that fits perfectly with all the brown winter tones that have found their way into my wardrobe this season. With the addition of black – dark brown fur on the collar, this jacket can be worn nicely with darker shades of black.

This elegant double-breasted jacket with a thicker filling 3/4 of the length also has a collar with detachable fur that is fastened with a belt. The jacket can be adjusted in the waist area with the help of adjusters located inside the jacket. Another interesting information that speaks in favor of the quality of this jacket is that it is made of 100% cashmere.

This jacket has a Loro Piana Rain System that allows water droplets to slide off the surface, increasing the impermeability of the jacket material and protecting it from dust, dirt and liquid stains.

In addition to the jacket, it is very important to choose good and quality knitwear for the winter period. Today I chose a dark brown MooRER sweater with a classic turtle neck collar with zipper. This model of sweater is the best for me because there is a possibility to wear it closed when the outside temperatures are quite low, and also because of the zipper, it can be worn even during mild winter temperatures. The sweater is made of 100% cashmere, it is extremely light and comfortable.

My skin is extremely sensitive and it happened that while wearing certain pieces, my skin became irritated and a mild rash appeared after one wearing of certain knitwear, where an unpleasant burning sensation occurs due to the wool and some cashmere. Because of my “gift”, I can freely say that this is one of the more comfortable sweaters I have worn.

OUTFIT

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

Jacket: MooRER

Cardigan: MooRER

Jeans: MooRER

Hat (beanie): MooRER

Sneakers: MooRER

Jeans are an iconic part of the wardrobe of almost all men and women, so I decided to try MooRER jeans that are made of the highest quality Japanese denim using the traditional method of making on old looms.

Sneakers are a famous lace model inspired by tennis shoes that were used during the 70’s. They have a kind of special elegant and everyday stylish note and of course I tried to choose my favorite shade of dark brown chocolate color.

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.

My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this special fashion story about the Italian brand MooRER. 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 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. See you soon with another interesting story!

From Berlin with Love,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by the MooRER brand and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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Ron Dorff: Elegant and Urban notes of minimalism…

My dear fashionistas, welcome to my new post! I hope you are doing great and beware of this health catastrophe that marked this 2020 year. Today I have prepared a new fashion treat for you, which is also a continuation of my story about the unique Ron Dorff brand.

If by any chance you missed a previous post dedicated to this brand that is an amazing mix of Swedish functionality and French elegance or you just want to remember some details visit this link.

Today’s post will be a little different with the addition of elegant and urban notes of minimalism that fashion experts associate with the Ron Dorff brand.

In the previous post, you had the opportunity to see what Ron Dorff’s sports and street clothing combination looks like, while today I present you urban and somewhat elegant pieces.

Let’s remember a little, Ron Dorff is a brand that extremely cares about Swedish practicality and simplicity – minimalism while respecting all “French fashion laws”. Their motto and guiding idea is: “Discipline is not a dirty word!”.

Diligent work, constant improvement and dedication are the elements that have kept this brand in the fashion world. Over time, this brand has managed to stand out from others and become synonymous with quality and well-designed sportswear.

In the new collection, Ron Dorff proved that sportswear can also have some elegant notes.

Today’s clothing combination represents Ron Dorff’s idea of what a young street “gentleman” should really look like, where the most important thing is to achieve the best possible effect while respecting the laws of elegance and minimalism.

In the new Autumn / Winter 2020 collection by Ron Dorff, the designers found their inspiration in the unique color palette of Scandinavia. The colors in the new collection signify what it looks like 24 hours a day in a ordinary Nordic day that begins at clear dawn with a collection of colors from the “Arctic Dawn” palette, followed at dusk with a palette from the “Arctic Twilight” collection and ends in the darkest tones of the night with colors from special palettes of the “After Dark” collection.

This beautiful white sweater with a shawl collar is inspired by the famous knitted Nordic sailor sweaters. Made from 100% breathable recycled organic cotton that provides an extremely comfortable feeling and allows the skin to breathe.

Finished which is decorated with ribbed cuffs that differ from the rest of the sweater pattern, waistband and a modern collar.

The trousers you can see in today’s post are a new, longer adaptation of the cult tennis pants that Ron Dorff normally produces. A model that captivates with elegance, made of extremely resistant cotton with an admixture of polyester, which guarantees the retention of the original shape over time.

The side pockets are decorated with two pairs of discreetly lacquered black Ron Dorff eyelets by which this brand is recognizable.

In the previous post, you had the opportunity to see these urban perfect white sneakers that are handmade from the finest calfskin with white waxed flat cotton laces and a sole made of natural plant rubber.

Of course, they also have the symbol of this brand, two discreet black lacquered RD eyelets. Interesting information is that all Ron Dorff sneakers are made in Portugal.

Of course, today my best leather friend Picard “Buddy” is here with me, which you had the opportunity to see last year in my fashion stories, he even kept me company during my unforgettable adventure in Azerbaijan.

Today he is here with me on the streets of Berlin and this way I would like to thank my friends from Picard who connected us!

It was a great honor and pleasure for me to bring you closer to the work of this unusual brand through two spot-elegant clothing combinations. In the following posts, you will have the opportunity to see some more pieces of clothing that I really liked in the new collection of the Ron Dorff brand.

OUTFIT

Sweater: Ron Dorff

Trousers: Ron Dorff

Sneakers: Ron Dorff

Backpack: Picard

I can only tell you to prepare because this will be a long and fashionable winter. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it! Stay tuned!

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.

How did you like this outfit of mine today that I walked the streets of Berlin? 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 interesting 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, 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 Ron Dorff and Picard Lederwaren brands and represents my own opinion and sincere review of their products.

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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.

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Berlin Street Style with Ron Dorff

My dear fashionistas, how are you today? I sincerely hope that you are doing well and that you are ready for another interesting fashion story that I bring to you from the streets of Berlin. I believe that all of you who have been enjoying my fashion stories and travelogues for a long time know how much I appreciate and respect novelties in the world of fashion and tourism.

Berlin is known as one of the biggest fashion capitals of street fashion. Street fashion is specific and there are different styles of street fashion and that is why many say that street fashion is a fashionable game of art. Street fashion in itself is restrictive, but some of the basic characteristics are casualness and “freedom” of cuts and designs.

Whoever followed my Instagram stories from East Berlin shopping district last week, I’m sure you remembered the Ron Dorff brand, about which I will tell you a little more in today’s post.

Ron Dorff
is a unique brand founded by fashion duo Jerome Touron, originally from France, and Klaus Lindorff, originally from Sweden. The name of the Ron Dorff brand itself was obtained by a simple combination of the founder’s surname.

What is the secret of the success of this French-Swedish brand? By simply harmonizing Swedish functionality with French style, Ron Dorff offers completely new dimensions of sportswear, where three things are highly valued: simplicity, functionality and timeless.

A brand that is available to everyone, with a casual sports style, Ron Dorff offers perfect fashion pieces of athletic heritage that fit perfectly, whether worn in the gym, at home or on the street.

From season to season, Ron Dorff proves that his motto is also the philosophy: “DISCIPLINE IS NOT A DIRTY WORD” either in the gym or in life in general.

By creating simple, fashion bases as a starting point, Ron Dorff tries to reject all well-known labels that can indicate unnecessary ostentation in the fashion sense.

The interesting thing about this brand is that all the garments and fashion accessories are discrete signed with a pair of metal black-lacquered eyelets that represent the symbols of the two letters “O” which are also in the name of the brand itself. Because of these details, this brand has become recognizable in the fashion world.

The basic vision of this brand is to create simple basic fashion pieces that you can fit easily with all fashion trends. Ron Dorff is a brand that pays attention to every detail. Special attention is paid to the choice of materials and designs. This brand performs almost 90% of its production in Sweden, France and Portugal.

Their motto: “DISCIPLINE IS NOT A DIRTY WORD” is definitely a real business “guiding star” in every step of the work of this brand, from the creative idea, design, to the final production of each piece.

In addition to clothing and fashion accessories for men and women, this brand has expanded its simplicity and functionality beyond fashion boundaries with the launch of the DISCIPLINE SKIN line for body care for him and her. This special line was made in cooperation with the most prestigious Swedish skin care brand FACE Stockholm, where the goal is to achieve good results with simplicity and purity.

The list of ingredients is short, without parabens and mineral oils, enriched with active herbs harvested north of the Arctic Circle and all products are 100% produced in Sweden.

In addition to its five flagship stores in Paris, London and Berlin, the Ron Dorff brand’s complete collection is also sold through the official online store: rondorff.com, where online shopping is available for 80 countries around the world.

Of course, part of each collection is also available in some of the best department stores around the world, such as Galeries Lafaiette (Paris), de Bienkorf (Amsterdam), Lodenfrey (Munich), Harvey Nichols (Hong Kong), Le Pasha (St Barth) and The Balancing (Shanghai).

I have to admit that it was hard for me to decide on the right outfit because the new collection of the Ron Dorff brand is really fantastic!

Upon entering the store, I noticed a couple of capital fashion pieces such as classic sweaters and roll neck sweaters, it was just a matter of finding the ideal color for my skin tone. Which I must admit sometimes is quite hard! 🙂

Today I will present you the first Ron Dorff outfit that I decided on in less than 5 minutes spent in the store. I believe that everyone who reads my blog and follows me on social media, knows about my excessive love for navy blue and the even greater “obsession” that I have raised for roll neck sweaters for years.

The first fashion piece I chose was this classic navy roll neck sweater with white stripes. This sweater got me at first sight because of the perfect shade of dark blue – navy blue combined with white stripes is the perfect fashion detail that you can fit in with all seasonal winter colors.

This was followed by a real fashion battle to choose the ideal pants. Since Raphael, the guy who works for Ron Dorff, was incredibly helpful, he had a big impact on changing my original fashion ideas. The vision of the brand itself is to merge the incompatible things, so it was this time as well.

Can you imagine a fashion combination of a perfectly classic wool roll neck sweater and pants that are in the form of an elegant tracksuit with lacing? At a very first sight, my vision was different, but I realized that I was wrong and I adopted some new fashion tips. Maybe I am not fashion icon, but I always try to improve myself as much as I can! 🙂

Since we found interesting pieces of clothing: a perfect navy roll neck sweater and an interesting tracksuit with a two-row white-green stripe, the only and logical choice for this outfit were perfect and simple white sneakers.

I admit that it was an interesting experience to see myself in such an unusual fashion story where elegance is combined with “dirty” street style.

In the new autumn / winter 2020 collection, Ron Dorff found inspiration in the unique color palette of Scandinavia. The colors in the new collection signify what it looks like 24 hours in a Nordic day.

Everything begins at clear dawn with a collection of colors from the “Arctic Dawn” palette, followed at dusk with a palette from the “Arctic Dusk” collection and ends in the darkest tones of the night with colors from special palettes of the “After Dark” collection.

The new collection is dominated by pastel colors and magnificently evokes the mild colors that are common for Arctic dawns. You can also feel a certain northern freshness and of course the colors that are the symbols of Sweden are also present, such as: soft yellow, ice blue mixed with gentle earth khaki tones.

My today’s outfit is inspired by the famous Arctic Nordic Lights. In this color palette, there is a dark blue night color and green, which means the colors of nature and the forest, which, along with white details, evokes the colors of the Nordic winter and sunset.

OUTFIT

Roll neck sweater: Ron Dorff

Pants: Ron Dorff

Sneakers: Ron Dorff

Backpack: Picard

Socks: Ron Dorff

You must be wondering why the designers decided to combine navy blue, green and white in one place? In Sweden and generally in Scandinavia region, there are natural phenomena where bright green and blue shades “touch” with a palette of purple colors, and these are natural colors that are known in Scandinavia as northern lights – Aurora Borealis.

Of course, this sporty-elegant combination was completed by my new friend Torrino, a new backpack model from the famous German brand Picard, which has been supporting my work for years. The German quality and design is proven by their numerous leather backpacks that have traveled the world with me and are still ready for new new adventures!

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.

How did you like this outfit of mine today that I walked the streets of Berlin? 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 interesting 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, which you can find on the CONTACT page. See you soon with another interesting story about Belgrade!

Best,
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Letters from Germany: Magdeburg, the Royal Fairy Tale on the Banks of the Elbe…

My dear travellers, are you ready for a new adventure and getting to know some gems of Germany? In previous posts you have had the opportunity to feel the spirit of the charming city of art and design – Halle and the Hanseatic city on the Baltic coast – Greifswald.

Today I will introduce you to the capital of the German federal state of Saxony – Anhalt and also the oldest city in East Germany – Magdeburg. The city lies on the river Elbe and is one of the three largest regional centers in the country. With less than 250,000 inhabitants, Magdeburg is the second largest city in the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, after Halle.

According to some historical records, Magdeburg was first mentioned in official documents at the beginning of the 9th century. In the middle of the 9th century, Otto I the Great, the first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, together with the scientist and politician Otto von Guericke, founded the Archdiocese of Magdeburg with his namesake of today’s “Ottostadt Magdeburg”.

Emperor Otto I was so fascinated by the beauty of this city that was the wedding gift to his wife Edith of England (Eadgyth of England). The locals faithfully preserve their history and the memory of this emperor, who was buried in the Magdeburg Cathedral, which is a great symbol of the city today.

The building of the state parliament of the German province of Saxony – Anhalt

In the Middle Ages, the Hanseatic city gained exceptional importance due to its trade role and Magdeburg city law. In the late Middle Ages, it was one of the largest German cities and the center of the Reformation and resistance against recatholicization in the Schmalkaldic League.

After the devastation of the Thirty Years’ War (better known as the “The Sack of Magdeburg”), Magdeburg was expanded and became the strongest fortress in the Kingdom of Prussia.

At the end of the 19th century, Magdeburg became a large city with almost 100,000 inhabitants. Unfortunately, the city was seriously destroyed again in the Second World War. Magdeburg was part of the GDR from 1952 to 1990, and after 1990 it became the capital of the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt.

Magdeburger Dom (Magdeburg Cathedral) – Cathedral of St. Catherine and Maurice

Due to its unusual geographical location, Magdeburg has a separate port at the mouth of the Elbe and Havel canals and is the economic and industrial center in Saxony-Anhalt German state.

This city has a highly developed machine industry, special environmental technologies and recycling management, logistics and production of chemical products, iron and steel products, paper and textiles, and all these industries help maintain the economic stability of the city and the province in general.

Magdeburg is both a Protestant and a Catholic diocese. The true symbol of the city is the Cathedral of St. Catherine and Maurice. Magdeburg Cathedral is a Protestant cathedral in Germany and also the oldest Gothic cathedral in Germany. This cathedral was under the administration of the former emperor-archbishopric of Magdeburg.

Today, the Magdeburg Cathedral is one of the most important architectural monuments in central Germany and the first cathedral in Germany built in the Gothic style. The Magdeburg Church is the main church of the Evangelical Church in central Germany. An interesting fact is that its bell towers, which are about 100 m high, make this church one of the highest cathedrals in East Germany.

North side of the cloister in Gothic style

The cathedral’s main chapel has a trapezoidal shape, because its three wings were equated with the previous cathedral from the 10th century. The south wing still remained in the Romanesque style. The east wing also contains a large two-row hall, also known as the “Remter”. The cathedral is visited annually by more than 100,000 tourists. During 2019, the 810th anniversary of this late Romanesque-Gothic cathedral was celebrated.

An interesting fact is that during the Middle Ages, the city had a shape that was shaped by seven churches with two towers, the only formation of the city in Europe. This structure of the city was unfortunately lost due to the bombing in the Second World War and the demolition during the GDR period, and only four of the seven pairs of towers survived.

There are still seven church buildings in the area of medieval Magdeburg, but not all of them are used for religious purposes.

Today, the Magdeburg Cathedral is the episcopal church of the Evangelical Church on the territory of the province of Saxony-Anhalt. The artistic treasures of this cathedral include ancient pillars of porphyry, marble and granite, a large baptistery and the tomb of Emperor Otto I the Great.

Monastery of Our dear Lady in Magdeburg

The Monastery of Our Lady was built in the middle of the 11th century. The Municipal Art Museum of Fine Arts was opened in 1974 and is located in the premises of this important complex of the Romanesque monastery. Most of the exhibits are on display in the monastery itself, but some sculptures and figures can also be found in the nearby park.

The Johanniskirche (Church of St. John), located near the town hall, built in the 13th century, is now used as a dance and concert hall. The sculpture of the “Bereaved Magdeburg” in the church lobby was saved from the ruins in 1945. This sculpture is a historical reminder of the conquest and subsequent devastation of the city by the imperial army in the Thirty Years’ War.

Church of St. John in Magdeburg

The single-nave Gothic Magdalenenkapelle chapel was built at the beginning of the 14th century as a sign of reconciliation, and it was moved to the neighboring Magdalenenkloster only at the end of the 14th century. St. Petri-Kirche, also known as the University Church, was located outside the city when it was built in the early 12th century.

Church of St. Sebastian built in the 11th century. The architecture of this religious building shows the features of the Romanesque and Gothic style, and today’s shape was largely given to the cathedral between the 14th and 15th centuries. After hundreds of years of use for the purpose of a warehouse, St. Sebastian’s Cathedral has regained its role as a Catholic parish church. Vallonerkirche: The church in the Gothic hall was built in 1285 as the church of the Augustinian monastery.

There are numerous cultural institutions in Magdeburg, including the Magdeburg Theater and the Magdeburg Cultural History Museum. Otto von Guericke University and the Magdeburg-Stendhal University of Applied Sciences are located in Magdeburg.

Due to the severe destruction of the 17th century in the Thirty Years’ War and the middle of the 20th century in the Second World War, Magdeburg has fewer historical landmarks than other cities in Germany if we look at the traditional architectural sense. Many buildings that are carriers of the city’s history, architecture, art and culture have been destroyed.

Many excavations have taken place in the vicinity of Magdeburg in recent years and numerous discoveries have been made. Government is working on a detailed discovery of historical facts about the development of Magdeburg, where we could supplement and present some new facts that would be worth mentioning.

The most important sights of the city are located in the area of the old part of the city, separated from the university part of the city and the newer center of Askanischer Square and the river Elbe. Cultural monuments that exist in Magdeburg are registered in the city and regional register of monuments.

My dear travellers, once again we have come to the end of the special blog post from Germany. 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 Magdeburg Tourist Board – Magdeburg Marketing, Saxony – Anhalt Marketing and Deutsche Bahn for this incredible German adventure.

Once again, Deutsche Bahn recognized the quality of my work and they wanted to be part of this amazing project. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with companies that are at the top of the tourism industry and I would like to thank them for this incredible adventure and for allowing me to experience the beauty of the capital of Saxony – Anhalt German state in a completely different way.

How do you like this story about this German gem of Saxony – Anhalt called Magdeburg? Have you maybe had a chance to visit this lovely city? I would like to share with me your experience! See you next week with another interesting 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, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by the Tourist Board of the City of Magdeburg, the Tourist Organization of the German state of Saxony – Anhalt and the German national railway Deutsche Bahn.

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