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Fashion Diary: A Fashionable Moment of Reunion with Nature…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OUTFIT

Leather Shearling Jacket: Armani Collezioni

Sweater: Aida Barni

Watch: Epos

Gloves: Restelli

Jeans: Loro Piana

Sneakers: MooRER

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

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

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

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

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

Best,
Mr.M

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

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Aida Barni: Timeless Elegance never goes out of fashion…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OUTFIT

Sweater: Aida Barni

WatchÉmatelier

Backpack: Louis Vuitton

Trousers: Loro Piana

Boots: Loro Piana

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

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

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

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

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

Best,
Mr.M

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

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Aida Barni: Italian Sophisticated Dreams are made of cashmere…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OUTFIT

Jacket: MooRER

Sweater: Aida Barni

Watch: Ématelier

Gloves: Restelli

Trousers: Loro Piana

Shoes: Cesare Paciotti

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

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

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

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

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

Best,
Mr.M

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

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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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British elegance and Italian style on the streets of Berlin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OUTFIT

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

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

Trench Coat: Burberry

Roll Neck Sweater: Johnstons of Elgin

Jeans: MooRER

Sneakers: Bally

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

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

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

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

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

From Berlin with Love,
Mr.M

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

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Autumn Fashion Rhapsody in Berlin…

Dear my fashionistas,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OUTFIT

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

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

Jacket: MooRER

Sweater: Johnstons of Elgin

Scarf: Johnstons of Elgin

Hat (Beanie): Jonhstons of Elgin

Trousers: Brunello Cucinelli

Sneakers: Angelo Galasso

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

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

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

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

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

From Berlin with Love,
Mr.M

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OUTFIT

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

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

Cardigan: Johnstons of Elgin

Sweater: Johnstons of Elgin

Jeans: MooRER

Hat: Johnstons of Elgin

Sneakers: MooRER

The only thing I can say about Johnstons of Elgin brand is that each piece is made with great love and that it can be felt when worn. Their models are extremely comfortable, practical and wearable for any occasion, whether it is the clothes you need for every day and work, up to those slightly more formal occasions.

Of course, I also completed this outfit with MooRER jeans and sneakers that you saw in the previous post. The first thing you can notice is that the colors of two different manufacturers fit perfectly and that this outfit with these jeans got a completely different urban look. I like these clothing combinations the most, which can be described with two simple words: “urban elegance”.

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

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

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

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

From Berlin with Love,
Mr.M

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

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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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