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What is Fashion? The Elegant Secession Style of Northern Serbia…

My dear travellers and fashionistas, welcome to my new post. How are you today? Have you managed to get back into the normal life after this lockdown time? I am sure that we were all relieved that the authorities decided to relax the measures and return our lives to normal, to which we are all accustomed.

These days, I was thinking about where I could go and clear my mind a little, and along the way learn something new about my country. Researching on the Internet, I found a lot of recommendations with places in Serbia which you have to visit. I have to admit that I was delighted with the photos of Serbia and in the end I decided that I should visit the northernmost city in Serbia – Subotica.

Throughout history, many names have been used to describe the beauty of this city. During the turbulent history, the city changed about 200 names. You must be wondering why?

Subotica is a city where people of different ethnic origins lived from the Middle Ages until today, and it was also under the rule of several different conquering forces. It is interesting that all the inhabitants wrote about Subotica and gave the name of the city in accordance with the spelling and grammar rules of their language, but in most cases, they have not changed the way they are pronounced until today.

Today’s Serbian name of the city of Subotica comes from the word that means the day of the week “Saturday” and first officially appears in the middle of the 17th century.

However, the opinion of the inhabitants is that the town was named after Subotica Vrlić, the treasurer of Emperor Jovan Nenad. Of course, as always, there are more legends that have been passed down from generation to generation and more sources of information, but I think that these two assumptions about the origin of the name of the city of Subotica are true. Do you perhaps know what was the official first name of this city?

Some historical writings prove to us that the first officially documented name of the town was Zabatka, which dates from the 15th century. There are various theories of the history of the origin of this name. According to one of the theories, it is actually one of the variants of today’s name of the city in the Hungarian language, which reads Szabadka.

In accordance with this theory, this word derives from the adjective Szabad, which in Hungarian means “free” and the suffix “-ka”, which is interpreted as a diminutive. Therefore, in the free translation of the original name of today’s Subotica, we can interpret it as a “small” or “freely place”.

The building you have the opportunity to see in the pictures is the amazing palace of the architect Ferenc Reichl, which was built at the beginning of the 20th century. This palace was his home and design bureau at the same time. This building is made in the style of the unique Hungarian Art Nouveau and really represents a masterpiece.

Today, this building is a protected cultural asset and a cultural monument. I will write more information about this landmark in the next post when I take you on a tourist walk through beautiful Subotica.

The city radiates a special energy and all the time I had the feeling that I was in another country. Believe me, I had the impression that I was in a charming Austrian town. My photographer and I were the real attractions in the city for a very short time because no one took pictures, and I had a quite interesting equipment, so it was interesting for people to see what we were doing.

One lady who went to the supermarket with her daughter recognized me and did not believe that she would meet me in her city. The lady was so wonderful that I couldn’t refuse her kindly invitation for coffee, so my photographer and I had an unexpected break.

Since you know that I always share some interesting information with you and my personal observations, I have to tell you one interesting thing. The lady who took us for coffee and lemonade to one pastry shop that had wonderful ice cream. Unfortunately, due to this situation with COVID-19, they can’t make cakes at the moment, but we enjoyed the beautiful sweet summer treats like ice cream.

The thing that amazed me was the price of ice cream, coffee and lemonade… Will you believe me that a scoop of ice cream costs less than 50 cents (euro) dinars and a cone costs around 20 cents… A glass of lemonade 50 cents is also the same price of coffee… I have to admit I was in shock because in my hometown – Belgrade the prices are drastically higher. I didn’t believe it when I got the bill, I thought they didn’t calculate something well, everyone noticed that I was surprised, so they explained me.

I think you now have more reason to visit the northernmost city in Serbia and enjoy the beauty of the city and to refresh yourself a little and take a little sweet break while summarizing your impressions of Subotica.

This nice weather allowed me to “walk” through Subotica my new one and I have to admit a very sensitive jacket made of suede leather who has shown itself very well because you know how difficult leader things made of suede leather are hard for keeping it clean and fresh for a longer time.

I promise you that in the next post I will tell you a story about Subotica and that there will be a lot of interesting information and advice on what you should visit if the road leads you to Subotica!

OUTFIT

Jacket: Loro Piana

T-Shirt: Loro Piana

Jeans: Pedro del Hierro

Backpack: PICARD

Sneakers: Loro Piana

How did you like this outfit I wore to visit the one of the most famous city in North Serbia? Have you visited Subotica? Here spring is the most beautiful period of the year 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 PICARD Lederwaren and Tendam fashion group. 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.

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Belgrade Diaries: Sometimes good Things take Time…

My dear fashionistas and travellers, how are you today? I am sitting in this quarantine and thinking something about how the life was nice and easy at once, but Corona came and spoiled all the plans which we had…

But what about this “business” love of the Corona era? The main question is: “Do you still have your job?”. I am sure you have heard the various answers to this famous question, and I believe that the Corona has deeply penetrated and infected all sectors, but we have to admit that the service industry has suffered the most. The restaurants and cafes are closed, who managed to make a deal with the food delivering companies, succeeded and that’s it! The hotels are empty, the planes are grounded and the question is when they will fly again.

Of course, after returning to normal flight schedule there will again be problems because of the low occupancy of the aircraft as the recommendations of health organizations must be followed. Planes will fly at 20 to 30 percent occupancy, ticket prices will logically be drastically more expensive than before. The main question is: How long will all this really take?

Are you used to this “forced” vacation or to work from home, where you don’t even know when it’s day and night. The Corona is leaving chaos behind, many thousands of lives have been extinguished, the “river of people” has lost their jobs, and “Niagara Falls” will just collapse into Labor Department Offices around the world… And then we wonder if there is so much famine in the world that it is the guy in Wuhan had to eat that bat? And we were persuaded that people in China just eat dogs… A bit of black humor was out of the ordinary at the time of the Corona…

Otherwise, how do you “kill” time in isolation? Do you build tolet paper towers? Record some clips for Tik Tok? Do you get to know your family little better? Some studies say that during these emergencies, the highest rate of divorce and a large number of confirmed pregnancies. It would be a fine distinction between love and hate…

I stopped watching television, no one knows exactly how long this situation will last, tragedies on all sides around the world, so I decided to do some interesting things and devote myself to some of my hobbies that I neglected because of my daily work and travel.

Will our habits change after COVID – 19? Honestly, I do not know. I think it will affect our consciousness to change to some extent. Still guided by the famous quote: “The wolf changes his coat, but not his nature“, I don’t think we will be able “to keep” Anne Frank’s diary for long time, and will soon embrace freedom when the opportunity arises. Perhaps one thing will change though, at least for a short while, we will not take liberty for granted.

It may be best to put on the most beautiful fashion accessory these days, which costs nothing but is worth a lot – our smile and hope for the best. Fashion is art about playing with fashion details, each of us has the right to choose his own way of dressing and to find his place under the hot fashion sun.

As you know I always try to combine some outfits that I have for quite some time with some new details and so I decided to take this linen jacket out today again and welcome some nice days in my favourite sneakers that may be difficult to maintain but are but dear to the heart. As in life, man loves some things that are harder and more unusual, these are some of the little joys of life.

OUTFIT

Jacket: Massimo Dutti Limited

T-Shirt: Loro Piana

Trousers: Loro Piana

Sneakers: Makia

How did you like this outfit I wore to visit the one of the most famous city sights in Belgrade such as banks of Danube? Have you been in Belgrade? Here spring is the most beautiful period of the year 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. See you soon with another interesting story about Belgrade!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Makia Clothing. 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.

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Belgrade Diaries: The Avala mountain, a Faithful Guardian of Serbian History…

My dear travellers and fashionistas, how are you today? I sincerely hope that you are well and that you have been able to find some kind of fun during this situation called COVID-19 (Coronavirus). I am not going to give you any advice on how to spend your time during this ongoing alarming worldwide situation, I just want to ask you how much you can abide by the regulations currently in force during this state of emergency.

This is a time we need to spend with family and stay in touch with friends and the outside world via telephone and other online forms of communication which we successfully use nowadays.

In my previous posts, I did my best to find that it was primarily because of people who wanted to learn more about the sights of Belgrade, such as the Gardos Tower that forms the heart of Zemun on the banks of Danube and Topcider Park, which remained known as Prince Milos Obrenovic’s favorite green oasis. Today I wanted to introduce to you the most famous Belgrade “mountain”.

Avala is a hill located in the southeastern part of Belgrade, and just over 16 kilometers from the heart of the city, you have the opportunity to enjoy exceptional views of Belgrade, Vojvodina and Sumadija. Belgrade’s most famous “mountain” is 511 meters high.

In the Middle Ages, the town of Zrnov was located at the very top of Avala. In the 15th century, Zrnov was conquered and under siege by the Ottoman Empire, which built a brand new city and renamed it “Havale,” a word that comes from the Arabic language and means an obstacle.

Avala has been on the list of protected government properties since 1859 as a natural monument and a site of exceptional cultural and historical importance of Belgrade. It was not until 2007 that Avala entered the circle of protected green spaces of the city of Belgrade.

The mountain was declared a national park in 1936. A few years later, Avala was granted the status of public good of general interest and the administration was assigned to the Government of the Republic of Serbia. In the mid-1960s, more precisely 1965, the 202-meter-high Avala Tower was built, one of the tallest buildings in the Balkans. The tower was unfortunately destroyed in the 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia.

Fortunately, with the Government’s decision, the reconstruction began in 2006 and the officially new Avala Tower was opened to the public on April 21, 2010. The new tower is the best replica of the destroyed one, and once again Avala has been given the opportunity to confirm its title of Belgrade’s most famous picnic and relaxation area.

On the Avala, you can also find the Monument to the Unknown Hero, the Monument to the Soviet War Veterans, the Memorial Park, the Monument to Vaso Carapic.

The beautiful forest, the restored tower and the Monument to the Unknown Hero are indisputably symbols of present-day Avala, however, older generations know that the well-preserved fortress of the medieval town of Žrnovo once stood on the foundations of the Monument to the Unknown Hero.

At the request and order of the king, the remains of the fort were destroyed by dynamite with the desire to erect a new Monument to the Unknown Hero on the remains. There has been public debate as to why King made such a decision, but no real conclusion was reached. I would like to share with you the fact that at the time, not far from the new one, there was already a Monument to the Unknown Hero, but it was also demolished. Only the cross left in the church in Beli Potok remains today.

A new monument to an unknown hero at the top of Belgrade’s Avala Mountain symbolizes the great plight of a country. Have you ever wondered who is the Unknown Hero resting on Avala?

It’s one boy whose childhood was violently interrupted in 1915 when he was hit by a grenade. Sculptor Ivan Mestrovic wanted to display a symbol of five centuries of slavery under the Turks with sculptures marking the different nationalities of the former republics in Yugoslavia…

On the other hand, many believe that the monument to the Unknown Hero was used not to give official meaning to the mysterious hero, but to display Serbian history with jeweled numerous Masonic symbols. Many today believe that King Alexander and Ivan Mestrovic were Freemasons.

Whether the Monument to the Unknown Hero is in fact, a grand Masonic symbol built for reasons unknown to us, or as many believe, is just one confirmation of the adherence to the idea of unification, by which King Aleksandar Karadjordjevic tried to prove his loyalty to the Yugoslavs… This is a secret we may succeed to find out, but one thing is inevitable Avala is a symbol of Belgrade that we can be proud of.

I will say that I made good use of one day and had the opportunity to learn more about Avala. As in past posts after a “walk” through history, I have to tell you something about my outfit.

When you are a blogger it is always a great honor for you to feel immense happiness and satisfaction when you get an invitation for collaboration with a brand that builds its story for years and invites you to be part of that fashion story. I don’t know if you’ve heard of the WELLENSTEYN brand, but it’s one of the more famous luxury German fashion brands. You may have been wearing it for years, but do you know the story behind this brand?

The history of the Wellensteyn brand began, sometime around the 1960s in Germany, but today this brand can be seen in stores across the United States and North America.

Then, sixty years ago, Adolf Wuttke was a manufacturer of mechanical instruments used to plunge into the depths of the North Sea. He always tried to be close with his customers, in the right way to find out what they wanted. Of course, he was always a welcome guest at the docks and shipyards that used his instruments every day.

After a while he noticed the need for adequate work clothes that would not only be part of the work uniform, but also possess a certain elegance. He did not want to create any kind of clothing, his vision was to produce the best jackets for men. That’s exactly what he did!

He created a straight line of stylish jackets and coats that were unique because they were made of special waxed materials that will withstand wind and rain, while keeping every worker at the dock safe from all natural disasters.

The company was taken over by Adolf’s son Thomas. Nowadays, the Wellensteyn fashion brand also has a women’s collection, with a number of different jacket styles that will give you exceptional comfort and impeccable elegance in any season.

The brand fosters a style of functional elegance, where I decided to introduce you a model from their new Spring-Summer 2020 collection. In the following posts you will have the opportunity to see some more interesting models.

OUTFIT

Jacket: Wellensteyn

Sweater: Loro Piana

Trousers: Loro Piana

Sneakers: Tod’s

How did you like this outfit I wore to visit the one of the most famous city sights in Belgrade such as Avala? Have you been in Belgrade? Here spring is the most beautiful period of the year 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. See you soon with another interesting story about Belgrade!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Wellensteyn. This post would not have been possible without the selfless help of Loro Piana & Tod’s Group fashion houses which helps me to express my fashion spirit with their iconic and fashionable pieces.

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Urban Elegant Spring at Gardos

My dear travellers and fashionistas, how are you today? I hope you are beingware and have taken some precautions because of this new situation with the Corona virus. We need to be aware that this is only the beginning and that the Corona is a respiratory infection that can easily be infected by each of us and that it is just like any other flu. Of course, this is only the beginning of a pandemic and we must be prepared for the fact that there will be a large number of patients, it is important to remain alert and not to panic.

The Corona is dangerous for people in vulnerable groups, those who are already suffering from some autoimmune diseases, people with impaired immunity and the elderly people. All those who are sensitive to the flu, I remember five years ago when my grandmother died of the common flu that led to pneumonia at the age of 89. We need to be aware of the fact that this is a virus that will continue for some time. It is important not to panic and be adequately guarded, to maintain hygiene and to protect yourself well before going outside.

I decided to take pictures for a new post so I took the opportunity to visit one of the most important landmarks in Zemun – Gardos Tower. When looking at postcards and magnets that tourists can buy when visiting Belgrade, you cannot miss Kalemegdan, the Winner Statue and the Tower at Gardos.

Based on the traces and the remains found, the scientists concluded that some of the first settlements near Belgrade and Zemun were found near the Tower on Gardos. Today it is a historical monument where everyone can enjoy a beautiful view of the beautiful blue Danube and the Serbian capital, Belgrade .

This historic monument was built in the time of the Hungarian Monarchy, but to this day due to the great efforts of the authorities it has been preserved and we have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of this extraordinary cultural monument.

Since my photographer came to Serbia because we were supposed to go on a planned trip to South America, but everything was canceled in the last minute due to the situation with the Corona virus, the photographer decided that he at least did not miss his flight to Serbia, so we considered some travel options in Serbia and Balkan region during March and April 2020.

So far, certain tourism organisations have been prepared to show their willingness and commitment to cooperate despite the current situation, which is why I am extremely pleased. I hope you enjoy the future posts that follow this spring.

Everyone who regularly follows my blog knows that my fashion posts are mostly educational and I will do my best to prove it this time. How did the Tower of Gardos begin? The famous tower in Zemun that adorns Gardos was built in 1896, when the Hungarians celebrated their 1000th anniversary of moving from the far Ural region to Europe. To mark this important anniversary, four millennium monuments have been built to mark the exact borders of Hungary on all sides.

The central millennium monument of this unusual composition, with statues of chiefs of the seven tribes who are the founders of the state and significant figures who have marked the rich Hungarian history, is today located on the Heroes Square in Budapest.

The tower on Gardos was built to mark the framed southern border of the Hungarian Monarchy and this is the only remaining monument outside the borders of the present-day People’s Republic of Hungary. Unfortunately, towers in Slovakia, Ukraine and Romania no longer exist.

Originally, this tower was named the Millennium Tower, due to marking one millennium, or 1,000 years since the arrival of the Hungarians in these areas. The Serbs who inhabited the present-day Zemun area had different names, but the most popular among the people was the name of the “Janka Sibinjan Tower”, after the famous historical figure Janos Hunjadi, who fought against the Turks and who was famous for his heroism and great deeds in many folk songs.

This name was widely accepted by the people and accepted by the Government after the First World War. Today’s name is Gardos Tower, named after the famous bank on which it was built more than a century ago.

Today, this place is the center of cultural and artistic events, so this time-honored beauty of Gardos has gained new meaning and splendor. Gardos Tower is the heart of Zemun on the bank of the Danube, which is open to visitors every working day from 10am to 7pm. I am sure you will enjoy it because the view from the tower is truly magnificent and unique.

For all the fashion lovers who follow my blog with great joy, I have to write some words about my today outfit, I hope my dear travellers will not take me wrong! 🙂

I’m sure you’ve noticed over the years, realistically, how and not when I’ve been repeating on social media as much as I really am a big fan and supporter of urban elegance where the trench coat is little more than a piece of clothing, but it’s an iconic cult of fashion!

OUTFIT

Trench: Burberry

Turtle-neck Sweater: Loro Piana

Trousers: Loro Piana

Sneakers: Loriblu

How did you like this outfit I wore to visit the one of the most famous sights of Belgrade? Have you been in Belgrade? Here spring is the most beautiful period of the year 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Letters from Georgia: One Fashionable Day in Tbilisi!

My dear fashionistas, welcome to my blog! We have officially entered the last month of this 2019 and are slowly getting ready for the holiday season! I sincerely hope that you will spend these holidays in the best possible way with your family and friends, whether you decide to spend holidays abroad or at home.

In a previous post, I described to you the capital of Georgia – Tbilisi, which was otherwise called as the “Heart of the Caucasus.” Today I will tell you how one day in Tbilisi went, but in a slightly different way.

I can’t complain we had a really exceptional hotel – Iota Hotel which is located right in the heart of the city so we were able to discover all the beauty of Tbilisi in the best possible way. I have to admit the worst part of every trip to a FW is a must when I bring along a lot of clothes because I am not at all sure what I will end up wearing and bring along all the things I think will be a fashion hit! It’s nice when you pack all those things in your suitcase, but when you get to your desired destination you have to iron all those things and REMEMBER as it’s not IN to go “chewed”, at least not yet!

Bojana was impressed that I was obsessed with ironing, and I was happy because the iron machine was perfection, so I did all the work for a really short time…

A new day in Georgia was promising a lot, so Bojana and I decided to take a little tour of the city and see the beauties this interesting little town has. Of course, Bojana was in a very good mood, so we started to take some photos early in the morning.

Can you believe how drowsy I was that I didn’t see the color of the socks, so instead of the ones I prepared, I pulled on some completely different socks. I just noticed that evening when we got back to the hotel and afterwards we started to take photos. Okay, so what to do … Try to ignore this little mistake of mine!

Perhaps some of you remembers this coat from last season when I wore it in Helsinki for the purpose of promoting the Finnish fashion house Turo, which made this lovely “oversized” coat of the finest wool. I am the person who keeps things and carefully places them in my closet. Well, you see, we’re bloggers just like any other normal people, so we wear some of our old clothes again.

The unwritten rule in our industry is “you make a photo of every piece once and that’s it”, but since it’s absolutely impossible (at least for me …) I try to show people as many combinations as possible with some of the same iconic clothing pieces as in this one case this coat which is always my inexhaustible fashion inspiration.

Besides this wonderful coat, you had the opportunity to see these sunglasses in one of the posts this summer on my blog. I promised to you that I will not leave my house without them, but this time they were lucky to be left in a suitcase pocket because I forgot to take them out of the same one when I returned from Egypt.

I admit that I was a little surprised when I saw them and Bojana immediately told me to bring them on and that they fit perfectly with this outfit, I listened my Fashion Guru nevertheless women have a refined taste when it comes to fashion.

Our whole day was filled with good fun and we learned a lot of interesting things about Georgia that I shared with you in a previous post. We visited the Museum of Georgian Fine Arts, the Churches and the Opera. After touring Central Street, we continued on to the fashion week shows on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi where we were their dear guests.

How looks life in Georgia? What are the prices in Tbilisi? If we look at it from the perspective of an average European tourist, I can tell you that everything is significantly cheaper than in other parts of Europe. Here, for example, the fare for a one way transport ticket is 0.50 lari, which is about less than 20 cents. Yes, you read the fare for one way ticket is around 0.20 euros.

Prices in the supermarket are also drastically lower than in Europe. I remember Bojana and I took a couple of buns, juices, chocolates, sweets, gummy candies and a couple of cured meats and some more and we paid about 5 euros, which is amazing! Their standard of living is similar to Serbian one, but their prices are adjusted to their incomes not as disproportionate as in Serbia, where it is impossible to survive on the average salary.

I read somewhere on the internet that there is a charge to enter certain churches in Tbilisi (like in Italy), which is a big lie. Georgians are an extremely religious people and are very proud of their history. Due to some of the injustice they suffered, they built a lot of places of worship – churches and monasteries. In Georgia, almost 85% of the population is Orthodox religion.

I find that in the architectural sense the churches in Tbilisi are more beautiful and that certain details have made it all look more complete. When it comes to museum ticket prices, tickets are a little cheaper than in other parts of Europe.

The Georgians were really fantastic hosts and we spent an incredible 6 days in Georgia that really impressed us. Finally, I would like to thank my friends from Loro Piana fashion house, friends who were so wonderful, so I had the opportunity to walk on the streets of Tbilisi in their beautiful and comfortable sneakers, which is usually difficult for me.

My feet are extremely sensitive and I easily “earn” blisters on trips due to long walking in uncomfortable footwear. In addition to these adorable sneakers I got a turtle-neck sweater and trousers from them so you can see how it all goes in one beautiful and fashionable harmony.

OUTFIT

Coat: TURO

Trousers: Loro Piana

Turtle-Neck Sweater: Loro Piana

Sunglasses: Givenchy via Edel Optics

Sneakers: Loro Piana

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

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 Tbilisi? Have you maybe had a chance to visit Georgia? I would like to share with me your experience! See you next week with another interesting story from Tbilisi, but we will explore this amazing city through some different “fashion” angle.

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 Edel Optics 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.

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Berlin: A Modern Fairy Tale City that inspires you…

My dear fashionistas, how are you today? I hope you have prepared well for this new fashion season. Honestly, I love this kind of weather when it gets a little colder outside, because Fall is my favorite season. Most of all, I like those periods when the days are mostly sunny and without rain, then it is enough for a person to wear something slightly and just go outside. You will surely be amazed why I’m in this post with short sleeves, but the pictures for this post were made over a month ago and I’ve been planning to officially end the summer season on Mr.M’s blog with this outfit post.

I have to admit that somehow I am glad that another successful part of the year has ended and I managed to find enough time to rest. On the other hand, I am sorry that these adventures have not been postponed for the winter, such as the adventure in Finland. An adventure in Lapland would honestly be the most beautiful winter idyll, but well any new experience is something the most beautiful what life can provide to each of us.

Berlin is just next to Belgrade somewhere in my heart… I consider it like my second home. As the name of this post itself says, Berlin is truly a modern fairy tale city that offers many opportunities. The only question is whether you will recognize those same opportunities in the right time … My grandmother used to say to me: “The golden carriage will pass by you only once in your life, try to jump in it just in time!”.

My mom repeats that sentence still today, because after all these years of life experience she has realised that this is one big lifetime truth. So it was enough for me with one simple email that changed my life by 360 degrees. The decision to move one part of my life to Berlin was one of the best decision. I did not repent, after all the adversity, paperwork and language barriers, I managed to find my place as a person and as a blogger, no matter how ridiculous it may seem to some people…

The difference between Germany and Serbia lies in the flexibility of life. Lifestyles in both countries are ok, except that in Serbia, unfortunately, poverty is recognized immediately due to low salaries. However, Serbs are “masters of our craft” and we have learned to live our lives on credit where you earn 200-300 euros and have expenses more than 1000 euros. No one asks you how to patch holes in your wallet, it is just important to get out of trouble. That… that’s the real art of life!

In Serbia as much as we have problems, we find time for everything. This is what I love about our mentality. Germany is a country where law and order are well known. Bills are waiting for your every 1st in month, your money is being withdrawn from you bank account and that’s it.

I’m always glad to meet people from our region in Germany. You would not believe how much Berlin actually is one “Little Yugoslavia”. There is not so much nationalization and making some greatness of each nation there, and in most cases they all get along well. A dozen families from Serbia live in my building, several from Croatia, if I remember correctly two from Macedonia and one from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

They tend to gather once a month and talk about everyday life topics. On one occasion, I was at a reunion and had the opportunity to see cheerful Serbs, Croats and Bosnians embracing and cheerfully singing with good mood. It just doesn’t have that kind of tension and negative energy, which is nice when living in a remote community that’s not quite as close to our countries.

That is “glam and glitter” life abroad where everyone thinks your money is falling out of the sky and where everyone just waiting for you to pay with the big check of course with 6 zeros! The truth is completely different and it has to be told. Some people work so hard, so they do not there when their kids are waking up or when they are going to sleep, but in the end of month they still see the results of their work on their bank account. That will make a better future for their children… In Germany, where mostly people are struggling to repay those loans they have raised for cars and real estate, so that they can retire peacefully afterwards.

There is another paradox! The Germans are a very organized people, and in addition to the exact timetable for public transport, you also get a plan of your retirement on your first working day and they calculate how much your pension will be at some point of time in the future… Then you understand why everyone rushes to get and repay loans (some 70% of the population), while the rest of the people in Germany live in rented or inherited apartments.

Regardless of all that, I decided that one day in September I should forget about all the problems, so I tried to at least take care of myself. T-shirt which you can see is casual, navy-white stripes print with one interesting red “M” detail. You already had opportunity to see these sneakers in my posts from Azerbaijan this summer. I must confess that I admire them for having that kind of strength, it’s still suede leather and light colour, but as you can see some manufacturers are still able to do quality things.

OUTFIT

T-Shirt: Makia

Trousers: Loro Piana

Backpack: PICARD

Sneakers: Makia

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

My dear ones, once again we have come to the end of our post. 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 Makia Clothing and Picard Lederwaren for these wonderful and evergreen fashionable classics!

How do you like this story about Berlin? I am sure that you have one nice, similar T-Shirt in your closet, so save it, believe me you can use it next year it still will be IN trend! See you next week with some new 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 was sponsored by Makia Clothing and PICARD Lederwaren brands. I also thank my friends from  Loro Piana for amazing gift and 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.
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Why You should fall in Love with Belgrade?

My dear travellers, how are you today? It looks like autumn has decided to show us the worst at the very beginning of the season, so this fall season is open with a “variable” weather! Really, I do not know where all that rain comes from, it’s impossible! Today, as I was preparing breakfast, the idea of writing another post about the love of my city came to my mind. I sat down at a table and all of a sudden words came in a minute, real brainstorming, but the creative blockade was also present. And so, after 2 hours, this text was written.

Do you like your city? Did you find your place “under the sun”? If you are interested in an honest answer, just think it is just there lying somewhere in your mind, the answer will come by itself by the time. Pay attention to your emotions. I am sure that each of us has some fond and less beautiful memories that bind us to our hometown…

My friends whom I have met so far are mostly from the other cities of Serbia and we have always tried to visit each other. So this was some of our internal jokes that we are doing some reality travel show, a caravan that from time to time moved to another city in Serbia, but life and work always brought us back to the main capital.

On one occasion, Dusko Radovic, was one of the most famous Serbian poet, writer, journalist and TV editor said: “Who was fortunate enough to wake up in Belgrade this morning can be considered to have achieved enough in his life for today. Any further insistence on something else would be immodest”. We use this quote almost every time when we want to tell something about Belgrade.

Belgrade is a city that welcomes a lot of people from all over the world every day. It is a city that is so natural, and still so modern and comfortable for living. Maybe are standard is quite low, but still people find out the right way how to live a life with less money in their pocket and still to be happy! Since my life story is played somewhere between Serbia and Germany, besides Belgrade, just over 1000 kilometers away is my second home – Berlin. Belgrade and Berlin are totally different, but each is beautiful in its own way. Berlin is maybe better and there are much way bigger chances for a better life, but Belgrade will always stay the city of my dreams and the source of eternal youth! 🙂

Belgrade, a dynamic and bustling city. This is Belgrade as we know it today and what an impression it leaves us as we “run” from Terazije to Zeleni venac… Chaotic, as we panic in the car to the Slavija square, so modern and chic while standing on the escalators of Usce or Delta City Shopping Malls…

This is a briefly described everyday life in Belgrade, but if you take the time or if you are a tourist who came here to get to know this city, you will meet a different city and an unreal metropolis full of sights of cultural as well as historical places where history and events took place. Some events which changed Europe and the world as well. Beautiful facades, unusual buildings, as well as the beautiful and smiling faces of the Belgraders who are considered good and courteous hosts.

Today, I decided to remind you of the beautiful, sunny and bright some days in September, while the foggy and rainy everyday life spoils our mood. It was one sunny Friday when I made a deal with a photographer to do some interesting shooting on the streets of Belgrade. I haven’t made photos on the streets of Belgrade in a long time and I must admit I missed it a lot!

I took the opportunity to “walk through” my new fashion accessory – sunglasses which I recently got from my dear friends Edel Optics.

Edel Optics is one of Europe’s largest online eyewear and sunglasses online store. In addition to the online store operating in all EU countries, they have a flagship store in Hamburg, Germany.

I tried my best to combine the neutral beige with the odd shade of red and I think I did it nicely. You already had the opportunity to see my sneakers in some of my posts last year on my blog, and here is an answer to one of the questions people just love to ask me: “Do you wear all those shoes that you get or you throw all of them away after you finish promotion?!”. I’m one of those people who keeps their belongings for a long, long time…

OUTFIT

Jacket: Massimo Dutti

Trousers: Loro Piana

T-Shirt: Loro Piana

Sunglasses: Givenchy via Edel Optics

Sneakers: Roberto Botticelli

Fotoaparat: Sony Alpha 7r IIObjektiv: Sony G Master 24-70 MM

My dear ones, once again we have come to the end of our post. 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 Edel Optics for this incredible gift and now I think I just found a new fashion item which you gonna see on my blog for a long time. I like to wear sunnies, but mostly I lost them, so I really hope that is not to be a case with this one!

How do you like this story about this simple and casual outfit? I am sure that you have one nice, light jacket in some bright, neutral colour in your closet, use it and make this fashion season unforgettable! See you next week!

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 Edel Optics and Givenchy brand. I also thank my friends from  Loro Piana and Roberto Botticelli for amazing outfit and 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.
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