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Fratelli Borgioli: The Story about Handmade Shoes from Sunny Tuscany…

Dear my fashionistas, welcome to another new story on the Mr.M blog. How are you today? I sincerely hope that you are all well and that after the adventure in cold but fascinating Russia you are ready for one warm fashion story from sunny Tuscany. Italy is a country that is considered to be the cradle of fashion and hedonism in general. My grandmother always said that there was nothing better than the smell of a new Italian shoes just taken out of the box.

I admit that I did not understand that as a child, but today, as a man almost the age of 30, I began to understand all the wise advices and words of the older people around me. In today’s post, we will learn something new about an interesting Italian footwear brand that crafting handmade shoes – the Fratelli Borgioli.

The unusual fashion journey began in 1946 when two brothers Rene and Valerio Borgioli, skilled craftsmen, decided to start their business in a small workshop near the picturesque Tuscan town of Vinci. The Borgioli brothers started making handmade shoes that were also of excellent fit and quality.

A few years later, Rene and Valerio decided to hire new workers and managed to expand their workspace in the family home. In the seventies of the last century, due to the increased demand on the market, the Borgioli brothers decided to build a new business facility of a larger area and introduced new ways of making footwear.

In the 1980s, the second generation of the Borgioli family, Urbano and Alfredina Borgioli, expanded the family business by turning the entire family home into a factory. Fratelli Borgioli has become a well-established and reliable manufacturing company in the luxury goods market.

They also achieved great success in the late eighties, when the family company began exhibiting at specialized fairs and thus entered new European markets. After conquering Italy, the next in line were Switzerland, Germany and Austria. It was a big step for a family company that believed in its exceptional quality and dedicated work of its skilled craftsmen.

Fratelli Borgioli has a collection of shoes for men and women, so you can always find something interesting for yourself and your loved ones.

Fratelli Borgioli is constantly investing in product research and development in collaboration with its workers: artisans, numerous stylists and manufacturers of leather samples. Due to these characteristics, the brand is recognized in Italy and abroad as an extremely valuable manufacturer of high quality shoes produced in Italy.

Fratelli Borgioli regularly makes new collaboration agreements with international fashion houses and thus modernizes its production and expands its sales network to a larger number of markets.

Fratelli Borgioli is currently a family business run by a third generation that has managed to advance and improve a company that has more than 70 years of experience and tradition in the field of luxury footwear production.

The Fratelli Borgioli collections were selected by the Pitti Design Committee. For more than 10 years, Borgioli has been presenting its seasonal collections at this important event in the world of men’s fashion. For all those unfamiliar with the Pitti Uomo term, I would like to write one brief explanation.

Pitti Uomo is one of the world’s most important fashion platforms for collections of men’s clothing and accessories and for launching new projects in men’s fashion. It is held twice a year in Florence.

Fratelli Borgioli has launched a permanent exhibition at his showroom in Milan. The Borgioli showroom is located in the modern design district of Brera and is open all year round for all fans of this brand. In this showroom you can see new seasonal collections and of course some of the timeless pieces from past collections that marked the work of this famous shoe brand.

This family brand introduced certain innovations in business during 2020, and these are the possibility of online shopping in their official e-shop and a new unusual collaboration with distant Japan. A new line of footwear that combines the famous Italian craft with an unusual Japanese style. At the end of last year, SEISHOU saw the light of day with a new line of shoes designed by Fratelli Borgioli with Japanese designers Ikeda and Matsuzaki.

The name of the new line, SEISHOU (“unison” in English, which means complete harmony). This line brings with it a mixture of Italian workmanship and Japanese taste.

SEISHOU is a hybrid collection for both sexes, which combines classic Italian design with modern Japanese style. The Japanese concept and design are expressed by the skill of making Italian shoes. The design includes the concept of authentic Italian footwear and a taste that faithfully depicts the modern Japanese way of life.

All shoes from the SEISHOU line combine the comfort of sneakers with the elegance of formal shoes. All pieces are made with the help of complex techniques that are still applied today by a very small number of footwear manufacturers, such as the sole milled on the last, the Blake processing with a hidden channel and the use of natural materials.

Shoes from the SEISHOU line are available in the online Fratelli Borgioli store, as well as in the Fratelli Borgioli stores, Casa Borgioli store, set in the premises of the old factory in Vinci, Tuscany, the birthplace of the Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci.

If you want to be updated and find out all the news that Fratelli Borgioli is preparing for us, follow them on the social networks Facebook and Instagram.

Since the weather in Belgrade got a little better, I decided to take my coat out in the fresh air and the coat you asked me about after seeing it on the list of my favorite items that you should give to your men for the New Year holidays.

Whitcomb & Shaftesbury was founded in 2004 by Suresh and Mahesh Ramakrishnan as an independent brand transparent in its production and dedicated to a deep belief in fashion originality and independence, backed by a craft approach. By creating tailor-made pieces that customers want, they are creating British luxury fashion in a whole new way – building links between the consumer and the brand, instead of solely encouraging unnecessary consumption in the consumption chain.

Good bespoke is a special kind of fashion: turning the ideas and measures of customers and beautiful natural raw materials into something very original, unusual and special; achieving quality is consistent and independent is exactly what sets Whitcomb & Shaftesbury apart from other fashion brands on the market.

In my post today, you have the opportunity to see again a masterpiece of the Whitcomb & Shaftesbury fashion house – a coat of classic design, which is authentic in details and which will remain a classic in your wardrobe for a lifetime.

This amazing coat is made of a incredible blend of Vicuna and pure cashmere, so this wonderful combination of materials makes this coat so special and unique.

As you know, I am a big fan of coats and this one caught my attention because it is unique and elegant. The other thing I love about this coat is the exceptional color that is easy to combine.

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Coat:Whitcomb & Shaftesbury

Turtleneck sweater: Loro Piana

Trousers: Loro Piana

Shoes: Fratelli Borgioli

My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this special post where together we discovered some interesting news from the fashion world and learned some things about a family Italian footwear brand. How did you like my outfit today, the harmony of pastel brown shades?

I really tried to prepare today’s post with a lot of love and I hope you like it! See you in a couple of days with a new story about the Fratelli Borgioli brand!

I advise you from the bottom of my heart 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 Fratelli Borgioli,Whitcomb & Shaftesbury and Loro Piana brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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Letter from Russia: St. Petersburg, a golden fairy tale on the banks of the Neva…

My dear travelers, welcome to the Mr.M blog. I sincerely hope that you are well and that you are ready to spend this weekend with me in St. Petersburg well known also as Sankt-Peterburg or Leningrad. We will agree later on how we will call this beautiful golden city, which is one of the most beautiful cities in Russia, while for some people it is also the most beautiful city in the world!

When I announced on social media channels on the day of my departure for Russia that I was on my way to the tsarist Russian empire, most people were shocked where I plan to go to snowy Russia in the middle of winter at minus 20 degrees. My hosts from the Tourist Board of the city of St. Petersburg sent an interesting invitation where they briefly evoked the winter magic in this imperial city. My desire for adventure, as well as my suitcase that craved airport tracks with the first dose of the vaccine received, I decided to embark on a new unusual adventure!

St. Petersburg, formerly known as Sankt-Peterburg, and later as Leningrad, is the second largest city in Russia. The city is located on the banks of the Neva River, at the very top of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. This imperial city today has about 6 million inhabitants.

Interesting information that St. Petersburg is the fourth most populous city in Europe, and at the same time the most populous city on the Baltic Sea, as well as the northernmost city in the world with over a million inhabitants. St. Petersburg is considered one of the most important Russian ports in the Baltic Sea.

Lakhta Center (Gazprom Tower)

The city was founded by Emperor Peter the Great at the beginning of the 18th century on the site of a occupied Swedish fortress, and was named after the apostle St. Peter. St. Petersburg is historically and culturally connected with the birth of the Russian Empire and Russia’s entry into modern history as one of the greatest European powers.

It served as the capital of the Russian Empire during the period from the beginning of the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th century (replaced by Moscow for a short period between 1728 and 1730). After the Great October Revolution of 1917, the Bolsheviks moved their government to Moscow.

St. Petersburg is known as the “Cultural Capital of Russia” and today is considered an important economic, scientific, cultural and tourist center of today’s Russia and Europe. The historical core (old part of the city) of St. Petersburg and related groups of monuments are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

St. Petersburg is home to the Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world, the center of Lakhta (Gazprom Tower), the tallest skyscraper in Europe and was one of the host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

As you are used to, I always try to look back at the history of the creation and development of a city. According to the interpretations of the first written documents on the territory of modern St. Petersburg, the first human settlement can be traced back to the time of the last melting of the glacier that covered this territory.

About 12,000 years ago, the ice receded, and people went further north because of the ice. Data on the Slavs are known from the 8th to the 9th century. They were engaged in agriculture, animal husbandry, hunting and fishing and carried out armed attacks on other peoples. At the beginning of the 9th century, these lands became part of the Old Russian state, forming part of the territory of Veliky Novgorod called Vodskaya Pyatina, the area on the right along the Neva was called the Karelian Land, on the left – the Izhora Land.

As a result of the defeat in the war with Sweden due to the Stolbov Peace Treaty in 1617, the territories along the Neva River became part of Swedish Ingermanland, whose trade and administrative center was the city of Nien near the Nienskans fortress, built in 1611 on the Landskrona site.

As a result of the Northern War of 1700-1721, the Neva River Valley was conquered by Sweden and became part of the Russian Empire under the Nishtat Peace Treaty. At the beginning of the 18th century, at the mouth of the Neva, not far from Nien, the city of St. Petersburg was founded.

In the first quarter of the 18th century, the name was written as San (k) t-Peter-Burh. When the city was built, no special act was adopted defining the name of the city, but in the letters of Peter I and the official newspaper Vedomosti, the name “San (k) t-Peter-Burh” is almost always mentioned in accordance with the Dutch version. St. Pieter Burch). The spelling “St. Petersburg” was first recorded in the newspaper “Vedomosti” in July 1724.

In the first ten years of its existence, the main part of the city was the City Island (modern Petrogradski Island), there were Gostinji Dvor, Trinity Church, many service buildings, craft settlements and military units. The first industrial company was the Admiralty shipyard, where the Galija shipyard, the Winter Palace and the Summer Palace of Peter I with the Summer Garden were later built.

Peter and Paul Fortress (St. Petersburg Fortress) is the oldest architectural monument in St. Petersburg. Located on the island of Hare, the historic heart of the city. It was never used in any battle, and from the first quarter of the 18th century until the beginning of the 1920s, it served as a prison. Since 1924, this fortification has been turned into a state museum.

The Peter and Paul Fortress is a monument of Russian architecture, on which numerous architects worked. The modern fortress houses numerous architectural monuments and museums: the Cathedral of Peter and Paul, the tomb of the Grand Duke, the Botan House, the Commander’s House, the Engineering House, the Mint, the Museum of the History of Technology.

The fortress belongs to the historical part of St. Petersburg and, together with the complex of monuments, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The model of the fortress of Peter and Paul has become a symbol of the city and occupies a key place in its panorama. From 1873, an artillery signal shot was fired from Naryshkin’s bastion of the fortress every day at 12 o’clock, which was not carried out from 1934 to 1953.

It is a historical symbol of the city together with an angel on the tower of the Cathedral of Peter and Paul together with a boat on the tower of the Admiralty and a monument to the Bronze Horseman.

The Cathedral of Peter and Paul is an architectural monument, the tomb of the Russian imperial house of the Romanovs. The wooden church of Peter and Paul appeared on this site in 1703. In its place, 1712-1733, according to the project of the architect Trezzini, a stone cathedral was built in the style of the early Russian Baroque.

In the middle of 1756, due to a fire, the wooden tower, the roof and the upper layers of the bell tower burned down. The building was renovated until 1780, with some minor architectural changes to the plan. After the fire, a great storm occurred which tilted the cross and tore off the image of an angel from the cross.

The bell tower is 122.5 meters high. A bell clock has been placed on the bell tower since 1776. From 1708, the burial of members of the Romanov family began in the Cathedral of Peter and Paul. At the beginning of March 1725, the coffin with the body of Emperor Peter I was placed in a temporary wooden chapel, and in 1731 it was buried again in the iconostasis of the cathedral. During the 18th century, until the beginning of the 20th century, all the emperors and empresses of the Russian Empire were buried in the cathedral, with the exception of John VI and Peter II. In 1998, the last Tsar Nicholas II was buried in Catherine’s Palace.

During 1918, church services in the church were stopped and all church valuables were confiscated. Currently, the cathedral is under the jurisdiction of the Museum of the History of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a cultural center of world importance, it is often called the “Cultural Capital” of Russia. The city has over 8000 places of cultural heritage (historical and cultural monuments), including 4000 places of cultural heritage of federal significance, which is almost 10% of all monuments that the state protects on the territory of the Russian Federation.

There are over 200 museums and their branches (including the Hermitage (about three million works of art and monuments of world culture), the Russian Museum (the largest museum of Russian art), the Central Maritime Museum, the Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts, the Museum of Modern Art and Sculpture, St. Petersburg History Museum). , Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of Peter the Great (Kunstkamera), museums-palaces and parks Peterhof, Oranienbaum, Tsarskoe Selo, Pavlovsk, art Pushkinskaya 10 Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Erarta, Sverdlovsk Museum of AS Pushkin, Museum of Defense and Siege of Leningrad and others, exhibition complex Lenekpo.

There are more than 70 theaters in St. Petersburg, including the Mariinsky Theater, the Alexandria Theater, the Mikhailovsky Theater, the Bolshoi Drama Theater named after GA Tovstonogov, the St. Petersburg Academic Comedy Theater named after NP Akimov, the Small Drama Theater (Europe Theater), the Lensovet Academic Theater, the Baltic House , VF Komissarzhevskaya Academic Drama Theater, Litsedei Clovneri Theater, St. Petersburg Bolshoi State Circus and many others).

Saint Isaac’s Cathedral

Da li ste znali da je Sankt Petersburg dom više od 1000 biblioteka (najveće među njima su Ruska nacionalna biblioteka (javna), Biblioteka Ruske akademije nauka, Predsednička biblioteka Borisa Jeljcina).

Sankt Petersburg je kulturna prestonica Rusije i Evrope, bez obzira na period godine kada se odlučite da posetite grad imaćete priliku da uživate u raznim kulturnim i umetničkim manifestacijama.

When we finished with the most important sights and getting to know the city, my hosts from the tourist organization sent me a nice form, what would I like to see in St. Petersburg? The list included botanical gardens and aquariums. Since I haven’t visited aquariums for a long time, I decided to visit the St. Petersburg Oceanarium.

Oceanarium” is a kind of “underwater museum” with living exhibits – the inhabitants of the aquatic environment. It is located in the shopping and entertainment complex “Planet Neptune” in St. Petersburg.

The total area of the Oceanarium is about 5000 square meters. There are 59 aquariums, and the largest aquarium has an underwater tunnel 35 meters long. The unique exhibition of the Oceanarium allows you to enjoy the beauty of the underwater world because more than 2,000 specimens of freshwater and marine fish, aquatic invertebrates and mammals live here.

Here you can spend a few hours observing the inhabitants of the underwater world. Colorful fish, frogs, graceful sharks will calm you with cheerfulness, and clumsy seals and curious faces of Asian otters will make you laugh to tears!

Every visitor can not only dive into the atmosphere of the underwater world, but also become a spectator of interesting “shows” in which the actors are sharks, numerous fish and seals. Performances with these amazing residents are held every day except Monday.

After the adventure I had in the wilderness of the underwater world, the tourist organization prepared a surprise for me, so we just went a little further from St. Petersburg, where we had the opportunity to hang out with unusual inhabitants of this part of the country – European Bison (Wisent).

Zubrovnik Park, a nature reserve located near St. Petersburg, you can enjoy nature, winter sports and socializing with European bison.

European Bison

The “Zubrovnik” family vacation and ecotourism park is one of the largest suburban complexes in terms of area and the only facility in the Leningrad region specialized in ecotourism.

Zubrovnik Park can provide you with interesting walks and excursions to beautiful places, contact with the wild and leave an incredible impression that you will remember for a long time.

The Wisent or European bison is a European type of cattle (Bovini). Wisents were found in the primeval forests of western, central and south-eastern Europe until the early Middle Ages. Their habitat are temperate deciduous, coniferous and mixed forests.

Wisents are herd animals, but only to be found in small groups depending on their habitat. Typical herds include 12 to 20 animals and consist of cows and young animals. Sexually mature bulls only stay with the herds during the rutting season. The outwardly similar American bison (Bos bison) can be crossed with the bison without restriction.

In addition to getting to know the bison, I had the opportunity to feel the adrenaline and be in contact with nature while riding a snowmobile where you have organized tours. A unique experience, I have to admit that it is one of the more extreme things I have done in my life so far.

Believe me, you don’t even notice the cold over time, for the first 3 days I couldn’t imagine spending more than 5 hours outside, but after that my body got used to the environment and I easily spent a few hours outdoors and in nature. It is amazing how quickly a person gets used to the weather conditions in Russia. The immunity of the Russians is good and they are one of the healthiest nations in Europe.

My dear travelers, we have reached the end of this special post from Russia, which would not have been possible without the selfless help of the Tourist Board of St. Petersburg, an institution that allowed me to feel the spirit and beauty of the former tsarist Russian capital and share my impressions of this unusual city. The Baltic Sea on the banks of the Neva River. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the national Russian airline Aeroflot for the wonderful trip.

Time always flies when a person has a good time! A man is rich at heart if he has managed to explore the world and I am glad to always be able to find partners for my projects that help me discover new and unusual destinations in a completely different way during this global COVID-19 health crisis.

I am honored to have the opportunity to work with companies that are at the very top in the tourism industry and I would like to thank them for this incredible adventure and for allowing me to feel the beauty, culture, spirit and hospitality of tsarist Russia in a completely different way.

How did you like this story of mine about St. Petersburg? Have you had the opportunity to visit this city in Russia so far?

A model of what a house in St. Petersburg looked like

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.

With love from St. Petersburg,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by the City Tourism Board of St. Petersburg and Aeroflot airline.

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Fashion Diary: Refresh the Gloomy and Cold Winter with some Bright Colors…

Dear my fashionistas, welcome to the new fashion story at your favorite place – Mr.M. We are slowly but surely counting down the last days of winter, hoping that spring will bring us some new joys. At this time last year, the world found itself in some absolutely unknown situation when we first heard about the Coronavirus and we could only sit in front of our TV screens and hope to overcome this catastrophe that hit the whole world.

Last year we could only imagine going outside at least for a moment and walking down our favorite street, this year at least we got some new hope that life would soon return to normal with the discovery of vaccines.

This year, I decided to say goodbye to winter with details of bright colors. I believe that red is a favorite color of most people because it is a color that signifies joy and happiness. Scientists believe that colors significantly affect mood swings and can affect people’s mental health.

Some research has shown that the color red evokes strong emotions and encourages an individual to make some new changes in life. I noticed that this is really a true fact, because whenever I decided to change my life habits or make new decisions, the color red was unconsciously a silent observer to my eye and every time I brought some details of the color red into my life.

When I applied for jobs in Germany a couple of years ago, I honestly had no hope that anything would change in my life. Every day, a large number of e-replies were I was rejected by companies, as my CV did not “match” with the required profile of the person who needed the advertised job.

I remember getting over 20 quite cold rejections during one week, but that didn’t discourage me from continuing to compete to find my place under the sun in the promised Deutschland (Germany)!

It was a very ordinary Thursday afternoon, I was walking down the streets of Belgrade and I noticed a kind old lady selling woolen gloves that she made.

The lady radiated positive energy and was very kind, lovely and smiling. On one box that was covered with fine velvet in wonderful navy blue color were on display some gloves. One bright red gloves stood out in particular. They were beautiful, but a little small for my hands, I don’t even know what force “pulled” me to buy them, but I did it!

I was happy for one such little thing, but my day was “saved” with one pair of perfect red gloves. At one point, I felt the vibration of the phone, which means receiving a new e-mail, because I did not want to spoil my “five minutes of happiness”, I decided to leave reading the e-mail for later when I come back to reality.

That day, one red glove brought me immense happiness and a change in my life that I will remember, today these beautiful navy blue Restelli gloves made of the finest leather protected my hands from dandruff caused by the cold wind that dries my hands with incredible speed.

I can say that these navy blue gloves also brought me happiness because they arrived early this morning and with them also some new good news that I will share with you soon when the time is right. It seems that gloves have become symbols of great life changes for me, maybe that’s why I adore these fashion accessories so much.

Life is unpredictable and full of surprises that can be positive or negative. I belong to a group of people who believe in the balance of life, so that life is made up of beautiful and those less beautiful moments that shape us and in that way we mature as individuals with all our virtues and flaws at the same time.

I always have an interesting question that I want to share with you, but I just managed to remind myself and ask you: “Do you believe in miracles?

Do miracles really exist or are they just beliefs? Honestly, I believe in miracles, but I do not rely too much on the factor of happiness. I always try to do everything in my power, and only then can I admit to myself that I did everything that was up to me and let myself wait for the good news. How do you think, what kind of energy do you invoke and radiate, so in the end you will get the results…

My today’s outfit helped me to bring a smile to the faces of passers-by. Some recognized me and finally listened to my advice from the blog to approach and get to know each other. One girl who has been following my blog regularly for almost three years asked me to take a quick photo and also took a selfie with my cheerful red scarf. Looks like it was the star of the day!

In addition to irresistible details like a scarf and a turtleneck sweater, I had another interesting red detail that you had the opportunity to see in previous fashion stories on the blog – the red watch!

This interesting red watch, in addition to faithfully showing the time, is also a real little work of art that can adorn everyone’s hand. My new friend Jaguar is from the special collection “Kingdom“. This watch is handmade in faraway Canada in the main workshop of Ematelier, a brand behind which stands a passionate watch lover, founder Alex Landa.

All “soft” knit fashion details are a gift from my dear friends from Scotland – Johnstons of Elgin. You had the opportunity to see this rollneck sweater on the streets of Berlin in one of the posts at the end of last year, but the scarf is a new detail that represents the famous Scottish print for which this exceptional country is famous.

OUTFIT

Jacket: Paul & Shark

Rollneck sweater: Johnstons of Elgin

Scarf: Johnstons of Elgin

Gloves: Restelli

Watch: Ematelier

Jeans: MooRER

Boots: Etro

My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this special post where together we discovered some facts about the red color that most people love. How did you like this combination of mine today, with which I said goodbye to the last days of winter?

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 from faraway Russia!

I advise you from the bottom of my heart 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 Johnstons of Elgin, MooRER, Ematelier, Restelli brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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Fashion Diary: The Beauty and Elegance of the Inevitable shades of black…

Dear my fashionistas, welcome to the Mr.M blog! How are you? This is an question that we forgot to include as one of the most important question for maintaining mental health due to the fast and modern lifestyle and our own daily problems.

I sincerely hope you are well and that you are healthy and safe. Today’s post will be dedicated to one of the most famous colors without which the fashion season cannot pass – black. I believe that there is no person who does not have some piece of clothing or accessories in the simple black color.

“What is the color of your clothes, such is your life”, a favorite statement of a friend of mine that I have known for almost 20 years. This sentence always comes to my mind when it comes time to buy a new piece of clothing or combine a wardrobe for the shooting.

Some scientists have indeed discovered that the colors we prefer are only a reflection of our personality and character. Each of the colors in the palette has a specific meaning and shows what kind of mental circuit you are.

I believe that all of you who have been following my blog for years know that pastel shades, red and blue are my favorite colors and that you have rarely had the opportunity to see me in black and gray tones.

I have to be honest with you and admit that I like to see darker clothes of black and gray tones on other people because I “convinced” myself that it doesn’t suit me because I’m dark and that I have a lighter skin tone so that those darker colors don’t suit me quite well.

My friends tell me that I am exaggerating and that I should wear this color more often because they think it fits me nicely, especially since black and gray “narrow” in the waist, so finally we have something to look forward to with a slightly wider waist!

My today’s outfit is a mixture of street and elegant style. The jacket is a typical piece that all street fashion lovers like to have in their wardrobes. The only difference is the material and the way it is made, so this piece can be presented in some way to fans of elegance style because of its classic black color and beautiful cashmere, which gives this jacket a special elegance.

The turtleneck sweater is a classic piece that each of us has in our wardrobe, regardless of gender, because it is the most comfortable and warmest thing that alleviates these low winter temperatures. This beautiful skateboard is from the new Aida Barni autumn-winter 2021/22 collection. You have had the opportunity to see their sweaters in previous posts, I believe you have found your favorite piece of cashmere so far! 🙂

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 entire production process takes place in Italy, more precisely in the company’s headquarters in the Italian city of Prato.

If you want to stay updated and find out all the news about new collections that Aida Barni is preparing, just 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 cut of trousers is my favorite and I try to maintain that style faithfully for years. Some people think this kind of style it is too formal and boring but my opinion is that elegance will never be surpassed and underestimated at all.

With these trousers, in addition to the exceptional cut, I also like the combination of gray, black and white with the use of beautiful materials for which the Loro Piana brand is well known.

OUTFIT

Jacket: Burberry

Sweater: Aida Barni

Watch: Ematelier

Trousers: Loro Piana

Shoes: Roberto Botticelli

These elegant Roberto Botticelli shoes are made of the finest exotic snakeskin combined with soft suede leather. The black color emphasizes the beauty and elegance of these shoes that can be worn on absolutely any occasion, whether it is a walk around the city, a business meeting or a special occasion like a reception, these shoes can really respond to any fashion challenge!

Today we will learn some characteristics of black color together. If you remember that I mentioned at the very beginning of this blog post, all the colors from the palette have a certain meaning and characterize us as a person.

Research has shown that people who more prefer to wear black do so because they want to give the impression of special authority and power as well. Such people want to leave a good impression and captivate with sophistication, elegance and mystery.

Also, some research has shown that people who wear black are more attractive to others because they give the impression of an emotionally stable person and social stability.

My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this special post where together we have discovered some facts about the black color that most people love. How did you like this gray-black combination of mine today?

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 from faraway Russia!

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), Burberry, Ematelier, Loro Piana and Roberto Botticelli brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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Letter from Skopje: Irresistible winter elegance in the heart of Northern Macedonia…

My dear travelers and fashionistas welcome to the new story on Mr.M blog. In today’s post, we will say goodbye to the capital of Northern Macedonia – Skopje, in the hope that we will soon return to this beautiful city. Skopje is the city that delights you and because of the warm welcome you will always feel like you are at home.

Macedonians are known as very good and cordial hosts, so you will always be happy to return to this beautiful country. The fashion story I present to you today is similar to the previous one, I kept most of the pieces of clothing, I just changed certain fashion accessories.

With these two fashion outfits from Northern Macedonia, I wanted to show you the charms of winter elegance that you can achieve when traveling during the winter, when it is honestly not easy to fulfill due to lower temperatures and weather conditions.

I believe that each of you, when traveling somewhere during the winter, of course, if we exclude trips to exotic destinations, wants to travel light with less luggage, because winter outerwear and clothing can be “bulky” and a bit impractical. That is why I decided to show you how I “packed” for the winter idyll in Northern Macedonia.

I’m sure you will recognize most of the garments from the previous post, the leather jacket – parka by the Italian brand Corneliani is a star this time as well. If you want to remind yourself of the story of this unusual brand, which is considered one of the most prestigious men’s clothing brands today, I am sure you will be enchanted by their story.

Since I have had this jacket for almost two months and I wear it regularly, I have to admit that this is one of the lightest and most practical winter leather jackets I have had the opportunity to wear. The jacket can even be packed in a suitcase, even when it is nicely packed it can take up little space in the suitcase, believe me for that skill of packing it took me years of learning from my mistakes and it is a new life experience for me.

The fur on the jacket is exceptional and very quickly returns to its original form, since I believe we all know what a jacket that comes out of a closet or suitcase looks like. Since the jacket is made of the highest quality leather and due to the special treatment and coating, the leather is soft and will not wrinkle, which is why I appreciate this winter piece even more.

The jacket is one of the most important winter pieces, but it is also important which item you will bring in direct contact with your skin. The skin is the largest human organ that we must take care of, how it will look and how healthy it will be depends on ourselves and we must do our best to take care.

This winter was special for me because I had the opportunity to feel the highest quality cashmere found in Aida Barni sweaters, a brand that delights with its fantastic creations.

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 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.

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! Raffaela 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.

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.

OUTFIT

Leather Jacket – Parka: Corneliani

Sweater: Aida Barni

Watch: Ematelier

Gloves: Restelli

Jeans: Loro Piana

Sneakers: Saint Laurent

My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this second and at the same time the last special fashion from Northern Macedonia. How did you like this outfit of mine 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 from Russia!

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 Corneliani, Aida Barni (Annapurna Spa), Ematelier, Restelli and Loro Piana brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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Fashionable Letter from Skopje: Stylish Harmony in gentle Shades of Brown…

Dear my travelers and fashionistas, welcome to the new fashion adventure on the Mr.M blog. In the previous post, you had the opportunity to read a travelogue about the capital of the Republic of Northern Macedonia – Skopje.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the numerous messages you sent me and I am very happy when I realize how much one travelogue has ennobled and fulfilled the expectations of people who read my blog regularly. After all these years of our online friendship, every new story I write for you feels like it’s the first time and that feeling of excitement just doesn’t leave me!

If by any chance you missed reading the travelogue about Skopje or just want to remember some details and enjoy the beautiful photos of the city that exudes a warm southern Balkan’s spirit, visit this link.

Today I have prepared for you a fashion story about an Italian brand that I am sure you have heard at least once in your life – Corneliani.

After I received this jacket, I realized that it would fit perfectly in the first days of January that I spent near the “lively” Vardar river in Skopje.

Corneliani is a famous Italian manufacturer of men’s clothing, which has become recognizable for Made-to-order custom suits and sports coats. This brand is intended for men who want to own a fashionable piece that is primarily of high quality, made of the best materials and designs that simply never go out of style.

Every Corneliani piece of clothing is perfect for any occasion and be sure that you will always be in trend, regardless of the rapid changes that are characteristic in the world of fashion.

The fashion story of this unusual family business dates back to the 1930s, when Mr. Alfredo Corneliani founded a craft workshop that made raincoats and coats. Unfortunately, this workshop stopped working due to the outbreak of World War II.

Alfred’s sons Claudio and Carl Alberto later founded the Corneliani fashion house in Mantova in 1958.

Two years are significant in the history of this well-known Italian brand, which represents a turning point in the work of this brand: in 1985, the company founded Corneliani USA Inc. in New York to distribute its items throughout the United States and Canada.

A few years later, in 1997, Corneliani opened his main flagship store in the well-known Via Montenapoleone fashion street, in Milan.

After numerous successes and rewards for their work and maintaining the principles of Italian tradition, style and fashion, today Corneliani employs more than 600 tailors in Mantova, where the basic product line of the fashion house Corneliani is still produced. You can find a list of Corneliani stores throughout Europe and the world at this link.

Of course, during this winter season, I spent a lot of time with these lovely leather friends of mine – gloves, which are made by another small family company, Restelli. This family brand is trying to bring its great passion for making gloves closer to all fans of these fashion pieces around the Europe and world as well.

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! Raffaela 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.

Another Italian brand that marked this winter season is Aida Barni, a luxury brand that delights with its fantastic sweaters made of the highest quality cashmere. You had the opportunity to see this sweater in the first post that was published at the beginning of January this year, how this sweater looked with the MooRER jacket, you can see at the link.

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 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.

Since I am a double virgo and for my zodiac sign people mostly say that we are extremely accurate and that we cannot survive if we are late somewhere, I decided to proudly carry an Epos watch on my trip to Skopje, a Swiss brand that makes an incredible watches.

This is one of my faithful allies that helps me not to be late, and at the same time to have one unusual masterpiece on hand is a wrist watch 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.

OUTFIT

Leather Parka Jacket: Corneliani

Sweater: Aida Barni

Watch: Epos

Gloves: Restelli

Jeans: Loro Piana

Sneakers: Saint Laurent

My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this first special fashion from Northern Macedonia. How did you like this outfit of mine 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 fashion story from Skopje!

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 Corneliani, Aida Barni (Annapurna Spa), Epos, Restelli and Loro Piana brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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Letters from Northern Macedonia: Skopje, the capital of warm southern spirit, tradition and good wine

My dear travelers, welcome to the Mr.M blog! Today, as the first post in February, I prepared a special gift for all of you – a travelogue about the capital of the Republic of Northern Macedonia – Skopje. Make some of your favorite drinks and treats, settle down comfortably and our adventure can begin!

The Republic of Northern Macedonia is a country located on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. It gained independence in 1991 as one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia. Northern Macedonia is a landlocked country bordering Serbia in the north, Bulgaria in the east, Greece in the south, Kosovo in the northwest and Albania in the west.

“Warrior on a Horse” Monument on the main square in Skopje

An interesting fact is that a quarter of the country’s 2.06 million population lives in Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Northern Macedonia and also it is the largest city in the country. The majority of the inhabitants are ethnic Macedonians, a South Slavic people. Albanians make up a significant minority followed by Turks, Roma, Serbs, Bosniaks and Aromanians.

As you are used to, this time I will tell you something more about the history of this interesting country in the Balkans. The history of the region begins with the kingdom of Paeonia, a mixed Thracian-Illyrian. At the end of the sixth century BC, this area was subjugated by the Persian Achaemenid Empire, which was then incorporated into the Kingdom of Macedonia in the fourth century BC.

The Romans conquered the region in the second century BC and made it part of a larger province of Macedonia. The area remained part of the Byzantine Empire, but Slavic tribes often raided and inhabited it in the sixth century AD.

After centuries of quarrels between the Bulgarian, Byzantine and Serbian empires, it was part of Ottoman rule from the mid-14th to the beginning of the 20th century, when the modern territory of Northern Macedonia came under Serbian rule after the Balkan Wars of 1912 and 1913.

During the First World War, the area of today’s Republic of Northern Macedonia was ruled by Bulgaria, but after the end of the war it returned to Serbian rule as part of the newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. During the Second World War, it was ruled again by Bulgaria, and in 1945 it was established as a constituent state of communist Yugoslavia, which remained until its peaceful secession in 1991.

The Vardar River and extraordinary Restaurant – Hotel Senigallia (right)

The country became a member of the United Nations in April 1993 as a result of a dispute with Greece over the name “Macedonia”, accepted under the provisional description “former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (abbreviated “FYR Macedonia” or “FYROM”).

In June 2018, Macedonia and Greece resolved the dispute with an agreement that the country should be renamed the Republic of Northern Macedonia. This renaming came into force in February 2019.

Skopje is the political, cultural, economic and academic center of the Republic of Northern Macedonia. There is evidence that the territory of the city of Skopje was first inhabited at least 4000 years before the new era.

Remains of Neolithic settlements have been found within the old fortress which overlooks the modern city center. Originally a Paeonian city, Skopje became the capital of Dardania in the second century BC. On the eve of the 1st century AD, the settlement was occupied by the Romans and became a military camp.

Skopje is located on the upper course of the Vardar River and at the same time on the main north-south route of the Balkans between two capitals – Belgrade and Athens. This unusual city is a center for metal processing, chemical, wood, textile, leather and printing industries. The industrial development of the city is accompanied by the development of the trade, logistics and banking sectors, as well as the emphasis on the areas of transport, culture and sports.

According to the latest official census, the city of Skopje had about 450,000 inhabitants in its metropolitan area and over 500,000 inhabitants in the ten municipalities that make up the city and include many other less urbanized and rural settlements besides Skopje.

Macedonian Archaeological Museum in Skopje

The city has several theaters and concert halls. Univerzal hall, used for concerts, fashion shows and congresses. The Metropolis Arena, which was made specifically for big concerts, is one of the largest concert halls.

Other large halls include the Macedonian Opera and Ballet, the National Theater and the Drama Theater. There are other smaller concert halls, such as the Albanian Theater and the Theater of the Youth.

The largest museum in Skopje is the Museum of Macedonia, which describes the history of the country in detail. The Macedonian Archaeological Museum, opened in 2014, houses some of the best archaeological discoveries in Northern Macedonia, dating from prehistory to the Ottoman period.

The National Gallery of Macedonia exhibits paintings from the 14th to the 20th century in two former Turkish baths of the Old Bazaar. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Macedonia was built after the 1963 earthquake thanks to international aid. The rich collection of this museum includes works by Macedonian and foreign artists, such as Fernando Legera, Andrea Masson, Pablo Picasso, Hans Hartung, Victor Vasareli, Alexander Calder, Pierre Soulages, Alberto Burri and Christo.

Mother Teresa Memorial House in the heart of the city in Macedonia Street

The Museum of the City of Skopje is located inside the remains of the old railway station, destroyed by the 1963 earthquake. It is dedicated to local history and has four part of exhibitions: archeology, ethnology, history and art history.

The memorial home of Mother Teresa was built in 2009 on the occasion of the centenary of her birth on the original site of the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Museum of the Macedonian Struggle is dedicated to modern national history and the struggle of Macedonians for their independence. Nearby is the Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia.

About 4,000 items are on display at the Natural History Museum of Macedonia, while 300 animals have found their home in the Skopje 12-hectare zoo.

Stone Bridge (Dusan’s Bridge) and Museum of Macedonian Struggle (on the left)

One of the most visited and main sights in the capital of Northern Macedonia is the famous Dusan’s Bridge (Stone Bridge), a bridge that connects the old part of Skopje with the new part of the city via Vardar river. There are many unconfirmed legends about the construction of this bridge, but some historians believe that this bridge was built in the IV. century during the reign of Emperor Justinian I.

A monument founded in honor of the educators Cyril and Methodius

When you reach the Gate of Macedonia, you know that you have reached the central square where you have the opportunity to see the monument “Warrior on a Horse“, a monument dedicated to Alexander the Great. Another of the most important attractions of the city of Skopje is the mountain Vodno, which is located near the city.

Gate of Macedonia

You can reach its top by a special cable car, and on it is the Millennium Cross. The nature at the top of the Vodno mountain leaves all visitors breathless, and the view of Skopje city is just wonderful.

If you want to visit Skopje during a pandemic, take the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of culture and art at significantly lower prices than usual. The hotels are reopened and disinfected, the legal regulations are strictly followed and you can stay in hotels in Skopje without any kind of fear.

Whether you decide to go on a trip and visit Skopje with your own car, bus or plane, I am sure that you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and that this trip will remain in your best travel memories.

View from the Stone Bridge to the top of the mountain Vodno, the place where the Millennium Cross is located

I advise you that due to the difficult current health situation in the country and the European region, if you want to travel and enjoy the charms of travel and discover new beauties, clear your mind a little, feel free to do so, but be responsible to yourself and others and do not visit places where the huge crowds gathers.

Travel within Europe is currently stable, but I sincerely hope that with the start of vaccination of the population in Europe and the world, the measures will be relaxed.

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

My dear travelers, we have reached the end of this special post from Northern Macedonia, which would not have been possible without the selfless help of the Agency for Promotion and Support of Tourism of the Republic of Northern Macedonia, an institution that allowed me to feel the spirit and beauty of the south. I share with you my impressions of this unusual country on the Balkan Peninsula.

Time always flies when a person has a good time! A man is rich at heart if he has managed to explore the world and I am glad to always be able to find partners for my projects that help me discover new and unusual destinations in a completely different way during this global COVID-19 health crisis.

I am honored to have the opportunity to work with companies that are at the very top in the tourism industry and I would like to thank them for this amazing adventure and for allowing me to feel the beauty, warm southern spirit and hospitality of the Republic of Northern Macedonia in a completely different way. .

How did you like this story of mine about Skopje? Have you had the opportunity to visit this city in Northern Macedonia so far?

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.

With love from Skopje,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by the Agency for Promotion and Support of Tourism of the Republic of Northern Macedonia.

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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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