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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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Letters from Germany: Hanover, a Green City in the Heart of Lower Saxony

My dear travelers, welcome to the Mr.M blog! At the very beginning, I would like to wish you a Happy New Year and Merry Christmas holidays and wish you a lot of health, happiness and love. I hope that the New Year will bring us only beautiful moments and that the old year will take all the negative things with it tomorrow, and tomorrow at midnight you will wish yourself and your loved ones a lot of beautiful moments and give each other the most precious thing – your time.

In the previous months, I received your messages saying that you miss my “letters”, so I decided to give you something nice for the end of this year and take you for a walk through the green city in the heart of Lower Saxony. Welcome to Hanover!

Hanover is the capital of the German state of Lower Saxony. The city is located in the southern part of the northern German lowlands on Leine and Ihme and was first mentioned in written documents in 1150, and the status of the city was officially announced in 1241.

At the beginning of 1636, Hanover became the royal city of Welf, from 1692 the residence of Kurhannovers, and in 1814 it became the capital of the Kingdom of Hanover, after the annexation of Prussia in 1866, the provincial capital of Hanover and after the breakup of Prussia in August 1946. is the capital of the state of Hanover.

By merging with the Free States of Braunschweig, Oldenburg and Schaumburg-Lippe in 1946, Hanover gained the status of the capital of the German province of Lower Saxony. Today, Hanover is one of the 15 most populous cities in Germany.

Hanover is a major European traffic “crossroads”, as it crosses important road and rail routes north-south and east-west. Hanover was a Hanseatic city in the period from the 13th century to the middle of the 17th century and is a member of the Hanseatic League, which was symbolically re-established in the 1980s until the end of June 2019.

A monument in honor of the famous German surgeon George Friedrich Luis Stomeyer

There are eleven universities and several libraries in Hanover. The letters of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and the document Golden Letter are documents kept in the library of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hanover is an important economic and business in Lower Saxony. The cultural scene is considered diverse, with numerous, and in some cases internationally renowned theaters and museums. Numerous international theater, music and dance festivals are held every year in this city of music and art.

Hanover has been a city of music on the UNESCO list since 2014. The city plan of urbanism is characterized by numerous public green areas, high density of street art and numerous architectural monuments, including representative buildings of various styles such as: North German brick Gothic, Hanoverian school of architecture, expressionism brick, Art Nouveau and classical buildings Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves.

Holocaust Remembrance: A Monument to the Jewish Victims in Hanover

While post-war buildings dominate the interior of the city, many parts of this city still possess a significant number of old buildings and maintain the identity of the city of Hanover.

The Hanover Adventure Zoo, Maschsee and Herrenhausen Gardens are famous throughout Germany. An unusual curiosity is the arched elevator in the New Town Hall, which I must admit is a real world rarity. With the world’s largest exhibition center and numerous leading international fairs, Hanover is one of the leading congress and fair centers in Europe.

Memorial sacral monument: Tower of the Aegidienkirche church in Hanover

The cultural content in Hanover is diverse. To understand the richness and development of culture and art, I would like to mention that there are about 40 museums and galleries in Hanover, of which eight are the main city museums:

The State Museum of Lower Saxony has three sections: the art section on one side shows the state gallery with European art from the 11th to the 20th century, including a collection of German and French Impressionism, and on the other a rich collection of coins of former kings of Great Britain. A natural section showing zoology, botany, geology and a vivarium with 2000 species of fish, insects, amphibians, spiders and lizards.

The section on the history of mankind shows the prehistory and early history of Lower Saxony, as well as cultures from all over the world, including Japanese culture. The origins of the museum date back to 1856, while the building of today’s museum was built in 1902.

Kröpcke-Uhr

The Historical Museum is a “witness” who can tell us more about Hanover from the medieval settlement of Hanover to the royal seat and the current location of the fair. One of the focuses is the time between 1714 and 1837, when the electorate of Hanover ruled in close communion with the British Kingdom.

The neighboring Begin Tower is connected to the museum and is accessible. The museum was opened elsewhere in 1903 as the “Patriotic Museum” and moved to the current building in 1966.

History of the Kröpcke clock in the heart of Hanover

The Herrenhausen Palace Museum opened to the public in 2013 and is part of the History Museum. In this palace you can see settings where people from the Welfenhaus and various garden architectures are presented, and it illuminates the connection between the social and intellectual preconditions of the Baroque and the villa garden design. The third part of the palace shows the development of the Herrenhausen gardens from the Enlightenment to the present day.

The August Kestner Museum, opened in 1889, displays 6,000 years of applied art in four eras of art collection: ancient culture, Egyptian culture, the largest collection of coins in northern Germany with about 1,000 pieces, and applied art.

One of the central streets in Hanover

The Sprengel Museum was opened in 1979 and represents modern art of the 20th century. The focus is on classical modernism with the collection of Kurt Schwitters, works of German Expressionism and French Cubism, the Cabinet of Abstracts, Graphics and the Department of Photography and Media. The museum also displays special examples of abstract, conceptual and minimal art,

The Wilhelm Bush Museum, the German Museum of Caricature and Drawing Art in Herrenhausen, displays permanent collections about Wilhelm Busch and caricature and critical graphics. In addition, exhibitions (cartoons, comics and caricatures) of contemporary artists from the country and abroad are constantly changing. The museum was founded in 1937.

The Kestnergesellschaft was founded in 1916 and displays exhibitions of classical modernism and contemporary art. The focus is on film, video, contemporary music and architecture, and extensive installations and comprehensive presentations of contemporary painting, sculpture and video art are on display.

Kunstverein Hannover, founded in 1832 as one of the first art associations in Germany, is based in the Kunstlerhaus Hannover. Six to eight internationally oriented monographic and thematic exhibitions are presented each year.

Hanover has long been considered a mediocre and boring destination. The prevailing opinion was that the city center was impersonal and soulless, while the inhabitants of the surrounding municipalities of the city, some of which were large old buildings, developed some of their way of life. The city has a relatively large amount of open space and green areas, which is why some tourists attribute its small “stress due to density” and relaxation in everyday life.

In 2018, the accommodation booking portal Booking.com listed Hanover as one of the ten new tourist destinations in development due to the “large number of museums, parks and cultural events”.

The Leine-Heide-Radweg long cycle path, the Kulturroute cycle path, the Gruner Ring cycle cycle and hiking trail, Lower Saxony Muhlenstrasse, the Via Scandinavica pilgrimage route and the European History Gardens route, the Council of Europe’s cultural route, escape routes of the greatest tourist importance. city of Hanover.

Today’s old part of the city is significantly different from the original old city before the Second World War. The center of Hanover was 90% destroyed, including the old town. Therefore, a kind of traditional island was created around the market church. For that purpose, the main landmarks were renovated, such as the market church, half-timbered houses and other buildings moved from other parts of the city, and post-war buildings were created as part of the reconstruction that harmoniously blended into the old part of the city.

Today’s gates of the old town are the Marstalltor Louis Remi de la Fosse. It is the preserved central portal of the Hofmar stables on the Hohe Ufer. As already mentioned, in the center of the old part of the city is a market church, built in the 14th century, with a market square and a market fountain in Hanover. Together with the old town hall, it is a testimony to North German brick Gothic.

Broihanhaus, Hanns-Lilje-Haus and Georg-von-Colln-Haus are located near the Marktkirche. The Kreuzkirche in the Kreuzkirchenviertel has a precious altarpiece by Lucas Cranach the Elder.

Opposite it is the Kreuzklappe restaurant. The oldest preserved half-timbered house in Hanover from 1564/1566 is located at Burgstrasse 12. Ballhof, built between 1649 and 1664, has long been the largest event hall in the city, and is now one of the places in Lower Saxony – State Theater.

On Holzmarkt with the Oscar Fountain, next to the Nolta house, which was built shortly before 1900, there is a house with a Renaissance facade of the Leibniz house, which was reconstructed in 1983 (originally built in 1499 in Schmiedtstraße).

Of the medieval city defense towers, only the initial tower in the History Museum has been completely preserved. The old town is bordered by the Hohe Ufer der Leine, where the Leineschloss and the promenade along the coast with cafes and restaurants, which was redesigned in 2018, are located.

Martin-Neuffer-Brucke runs from the old town to Calenberger Neustadt. And this suffered serious destruction in World War II. However, there are numerous representative buildings and sandstone churches here.

The Baroque Neustadter Church with Leibniz’s tomb and St. Clemens’ Basilica, the first new Catholic church building in Hanover after the Reformation, and the Evangelical Reformed Church, whose bells were donated by Britain’s Queen Victoria, still give an idea of why Calenberger Neustadt was called “Freedom Island”.

Even then, all denominations and beliefs were allowed. The State Archives of Lower Saxony and the Ministry of the Environment are also located in Calenberger Neustadt, in front of which is the Duve Fountain, in the middle of the Leibniz coast.

Everywhere in the city center, but also in some parts of the city, there are buildings of master Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves. At the beginning of the 19th century, the planning and design of the city of Ernst-August-Stadt, which is today part of the district of Mitte, began.

Its largest buildings in Hanover include the Opera House, the Waterloo Column, the Vangenheim Palace and the Laveshaus opposite the New Town Hall.

He renovated the Leineschloss on the edge of the old town (today the seat of the state parliament of Lower Saxony) and expanded it, among other things, with a portico in Leinstrasse. Other Laves buildings include the von Beckedorf Chamber House summer house, Villa Rosa and various bridges.

In the middle age, until the end of the 19th century, the Hanover School of Architecture created its own direction of form with clinker brick buildings in the neo-Gothic and arched style (for example from the Kunstlerhaus Hannover, 1855), which had an influence outside Hanover and shaped the face of the great residential districts.

Due to the many green areas in the city, Hanover is one of the greenest cities in Germany and has a special epithet called “green metropolis”. On the ranking list Meinestadt.de in 2011 came in first place in Germany, but not on other rankings, because other cities have more green space in terms of area (total or proportional), and some rankings do not count only public green areas. However, Hanover is particularly sustainable in terms of its urban development.

The new town hall in Hanover is the town hall of the capital of Lower Saxony and the seat of the city administration of Hanover under the administration of the mayor. Wilhelmina, a magnificent palace-like building in an eclectic style, was built between 1901 and 1913.

The new city hall is located in the most beautiful part of the ten-hectare Maschpark on the southern edge of the city center, outside the historic center of Hanover. The square in front of the north-northeast facing the north wing is now called Trammplatz, it was created especially in connection with the town hall building and was named after Heinrich Tramm, the then mayor. The south side of the building faces Maschteich.

During the expansion of the city with industrialization, especially from the early days of its founding, the scattered administration of the city of Hanover grew, so that at the end of the 19th century a new larger town house was necessary. The driving force behind this was the city director, Heinrich Tramm, who had been in office since 1891, and under whom the building was to become “the pinnacle of bourgeois self-expression.”

Initially, there was talk of Goseriede north of the old town. The finally determined location on the then southern outskirts of the city took into account the planned expansion of the city to the south (“Sudstadt”), in combination with the “Rathauspark (Maschpark) which stretched there as the center of new public buildings”.

The town house, 97.73 meters high, about 129 meters long and about 67 meters wide, was built on 6026 beech piles according to the plans of architect Hermann Eggert. The main hall of the town hall was 30 meters long, 21 meters wide and over 30 meters high. The construction material, the sandman claims, was brought from the Mehler quarry.

I advise you that due to the difficult current situation in the country, if you want 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 create crowds.

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

My dear travelers, we have reached the end of this special post from Germany which would not have been possible without the selfless help of the Hanover Tourist Board and the Tourist Board of the German State of Lower Saxony in cooperation with the German National Railway DB – Deutsche Bahn which allowed me to feel the spirit and beauty the city of Hanover and the German federal state of Lower Saxony and to share my impressions of this unusual city in Germany.

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 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!

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

I am honored to have the opportunity to work with companies that are at the top of the tourism industry and I would like to thank them for this incredible adventure and for allowing me to experience the beauties of the German state of Lower Saxony in a completely different way.

How did you like this story of mine about Hanover? Have you had a chance to visit this city in Germany 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 Hanover,
Mr.M

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

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Little Fashion Tips for perfect Christmas Gift for HIM…

Dear fashionistas, welcome to another fashion story on the Mr.M blog. Merry Christmas with lots of love, I think that the best present one can hope for this year is to spend time together! After long and exhausting 2020, I hope you have opportunity to spend upcoming holidays with your family and friends.

December is the month when we summarize the whole year, our hopes and expectations, but also our failures. Personally I like this period of year because it is time for gifts, giving and receiving them. In today’s post I will give you some ideas what you should gift to HIM as the late Christmas gift.

Ématelier: The Art Kingdom where Time and Creativity have no limits…

Did you know that a watch is the best and most practical gift for everyone? You cannot make mistake with watch. Everybody loves them, everybody needs them and everybody wears them.

When you give someone a beautiful and unique watch, you will definitely remain in the heart of that person. At the same time, the watch does not only show the time, but always reminds that someone loves you and thinks of you.

I have always appreciated handicrafts, loved and respected brands that produce watches hand-painted or hand-carved elements. There are a number of watch manufacturers that offer hand-painted or engraved dials and mechanisms, but they do so with the help of professionals with a strong artistic spirit. The final result is art watches at a price that is not in line with the amount of time spent and love could be valued just a little more.

Today I have the honor to present you the Ématelier “Jaguar” watch, the model from the special limited collection “Kingdom“. This collection is inspired by the wildlife of the animal world and is intended for all people who appreciate freedom, creativity and strive to remain unique and strong. The models from this collection are unisex, ideal gift for her and him.

Ématelier watches are produced with Grand Feu enamel dials with  a variety of enamelling techniques.  They are handmade and hand painted, by a unique brand located in Toronto, Canada.  Mr. Alex Landa, a man who has woven his love and passion for watches into every piece of the unique Ematelier watches.

Mr. Landa, the founder of Ématelier, says that his love for watches was born during his practice as an apprentice in the seventies in a shop specializing in the repair and restoration of unique watches. His love for watches was constantly growing as he was following all innovations in the watch industry and gathered a stunning personal collection.

In 2013, Mr. Landa with his great knowledge and skills, decided to start his life project and fulfilled his biggest dream – the manufacture of watches with Grand Feu, enamel hand painted dials. This involved frequent trips around the world, learning the little secrets of the craft from the main masters, of which there are very few today.

Ématelier is a unique brand in the watch industry due to its specific and handmade style, where enamel dials are made and painted by hand. Enamel painting is an extraordinary combination of science and fine arts, where real miniature masterpieces are created. No matter how skilled the craftsman is, the enamel is temperamental and can spoil very easily at any stage of production. Therefore, it takes a lot of time, effort and work to get perfect results.

Each dial from Ématelier is made with great love and effort with the help of the skillful hands of craftsmen and fire. The effort pays off in the end, because the enameled dial is long lasting, even so much that it will outlive not only its first owner, but also the millennium. Thanks to its unique properties, enamel produces stunning vivid colors of endless longevity, resistant to heat, moisture and weather.

What is enamel? Enamel is a glass mixture made of silicon dioxide and various metal oxides added to create different shades. Before any color can be applied, the craftsman must create a good basis for further artistic work.

The enamel is crushed, ground and purified, first in distilled water and then in nitric acid. Then the copper, silver or gold plate is cleaned and coated with a layer of white enamel on both sides. The end result is a perfectly clean “canvas” for painting without the fear that the copper will bend when exposed to extreme temperatures.

After the process of making an enamelled dial, we come to the most complex part of making an enamelled watch, and that is making the dial. Because the colors of the enamel react differently and change in the oven, the designer must know exactly in advance how the material will react in order to create a work of art that can be faithfully reproduced.

Once the dial is properly constructed with the coated dial plate, the painting process can begin! The artist prepares a palette of colors with the nuances needed to create a predetermined image.

The image must be carefully applied in several layers and baked in an oven up to 800ºC between painting processes. First, harder, more elastic colors are applied that can withstand multiple cracking, while gentle shades are kept in the final stages. In the end, the dial is subjected to the Geneva technique, born in the Swiss city of Geneva of the same name. Here, the finished painting is already coated with transparent enamel two to three times and baked in the oven between each painting process. This sets the image, provides a completely smooth surface and improves the depth and vividness of the colors. On average, each piece of Ématelier dial goes through a total of between 10 and 12 baking processes.

With just a small misjudgment, the dial can warp, burst, or explode. Since the colors react to the heat both individually and collectively, a small mistake in the order can lead to unwanted results and force the masters to start re-making the enamelled dial.

Owning a dial, that little enamel masterpiece in my personal collection is exceptional. Due to the cost and complexity associated with its creation, the vast majority of enameled works are in museums. The rarity of skilled craftsmen is another factor, as the craft almost became extinct in the early twentieth century

How can you become the proud owner of an Ématelier watch or perhaps refresh your favorite watch with a new hand-painted enamelled dial? There are three ways to buy:

1) If you want to have the Ématelier watch that is personalized according to your needs and desires, it is enough to choose the watch model on the official website and online store – Ematelier.watch. I advise you to take enough time to look at all the models from the special Atlas, Harmony or Kingdom collections and contact the experts by e-mail who will do their best to choose a watch according to your sensibility.

2) If you already own a watch from a certain prestigious brand and want to refresh your dial, there is the possibility of making a special enamelled dial with painted details that you want. Just let your imagination run wild or take a look at the gallery of special enameled dials that the watchmaker Ématelier has done so far, I hope it will inspire you and help you refresh your watch – link.

3) If you wish to buy a specific model of a certain brand, or you like the design, but you imagined a different dial, the Ématelier is here to help your dreams come true. It is enough to send the specification of the watch or describe in detail and the Ématelier team will help you to find your model. Your long-awaited gift will be soon on your hand.

Whitcomb Shaftesbury: British Bespoke Fit to Perfection!

Whitcomb & Shaftesbury was established in 2004 by Suresh and Mahesh Ramakrishnan as an independent brand transparent in its manufacturing and committed to a deep belief in excellence and independence, underpinned by an artisan approach. By creating bespoke designs by customers desire for individuality, they are creating in a new kind of fashion -one that builds connections between people, rather than just encouraging mindless consumption.

Good bespoke is a kind of alchemy: turning customer ideas and measures and beautiful natural raw materials into something very special; achieving this quality consistently, and independently, is what sets us apart.

In my today’s post you have the great opportunity to see the master-piece of Whitcomb & Shaftesbury – A classic double breasted policy coat design, which is authentic in detail and will stay a classic in wardrobe for a lifetime.  

This incredible coat is made by interesting mixture of Vicuna and pure cashmere, so this wonderful combination of fabrics make this coat so special. As you know I am a huge fan of the coats and I like this one because it is unique and elegant.

The other thing which I love about this coat is delightful colour, which is easy for combining. If you are looking for perfect gift for him, you just need to contact Whitcomb & Shaftesbury team, if you want special assistance and you need the help of proffesionals just send a request via email and they will be happy to help you to fulfil your ideas.

Joseph Cheaney & Sons: Classic, Stylish and Timeless British Iconic Footwear

Joseph Cheaney established the company in 1886, and in 1896, along with his brother Arthur, they moved to the site which the factory occupies today. Recently Mr J. & W. Church have purchased the factory employing their wide knowledge of the shoe industry. I am proud that I had opportunity to have one piece of their wonderful collection.

This time Joseph Cheaney & Sons made these incredible boots in collaboration with Scottish knitwear brand Johnstons of Elgin.

OUTFIT

Coat: Whitcomb & Shaftesbury

Sweater: Loro Piana

Watch: Ématelier

Trousers: Loro Piana

Boots: Johnstons of Elgin X Joseph Cheaney

I advise you that due to the difficult current situation in almost all European countries, if you want 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 create crowds.

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

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 fashionistas, we have come to the end of this special story. How did you like this outfit of mine 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 some 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 Whitcomb & Shaftesbury, Ématelier, Johnstons of Elgin and Joseph Cheaney brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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Is it possible to look fashionable and elegant in loungewear?

Dear my fashionistas, welcome to the Mr.M blog. I hope you are well, that you take care of yourself and that you are counting down the days until the New Year with great expectations. For how many years I have been running the Mr.M blog so far, you have had the opportunity to see me in some more elegant editions or everyday combinations that included jeans.

I have to be honest and say that you can count the fingers of one hand how many times you saw me in a loungewear (tracksuit). Otherwise, in my free time and during the trip, I often wear tracksuits because they are the most practical and the person feels most comfortable during the trip.

Tracksuits have always found their way to our closets, they have their own fashion cult. There are people who wear tracksuits exclusively, and even to work, if they are lucky enough to have reasonable employers. Tracksuits for me represent a special type of fashion where the basic idea is to make a person feel comfortable, over time tracksuits have become elegant, so now some models can be worn on more formal occasions.

Honestly, it used to be hard for me to imagine, but when I saw some models of tracksuits, I completely changed my mind and realized that the concept of sportswear has changed over time.

In an interview, a fashion icon who is unfortunately no longer with us – Karl Lagerfeld stated that the joggers of the tracksuit is a sign that someone has given up on himself as a man and has surrendered without thinking about dignity.

In a way, the set of tracksuits has always been in fashion, many famous public figures and my fellow world influencers and bloggers wore the set of tracksuits in their relaxed releases and thus “forced” a counter to a famous designer who proved during his life that there is nothing. other than elegance.

I think that everyone has the right to dress as they want, it’s just that each of us has those days when we want to leave the house and walk without thinking about what to wear or whether we dressed “according to someone’s taste”. Even today, some people think that people who wear tracksuits only go to throw garbage and walk their pets, or they have decided to do some sports activities.

Today, loungewear is worn with elegant jackets and coats, if you use elegant fashion accessories, the tracksuit can completely change its original look and you get a completely different fashion combination with some special sporty elegant vibe.

My tracksuit today stands out from the classic rustling materials from which those casual fashion pieces are normally made. My friends from the Johnstons of Elgin brand proved to me that an everyday tracksuit can be made from the highest quality cashmere.

The inevitable combination of navy blue and gray color slightly emphasizes the special elegance of this set of tracksuits, whose upper or lower part you can buy separately if you have some special sympathies for one of the pieces or just do not want to be uniformed.

All of Jonhnstons of Elgin cashmere loungewear range is expertly crafted from the finest fibres to provide a soft touch matched with durability so you can enjoy an elegant look with lasting comfort.

From the living room to luxury travel, Johnstons of Elgin loungewear is straightforward and sophisticated, with minimalist detailing and refined styling. The using of Australian Merino Wool in their new lifestyle capsule collection provides an accessible price point while neutral colour shades add an organic feel.

OUTFIT

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

Great news for all of you, since I regularly get questions, do I have a discount code, I asked the Johnstons of Elgin team and they came out with great deal, so with the code “MT10” you have a special 10% discount on the entire product offer Johnstons of Elgin.

Cashmere Sweatshirt: Johnstons of Elgin

Cashmere Joggers: Johnstons of Elgin

Backpack: PICARD

Sneakers: Loro Piana

Johnstons of Elgin is a brand 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.

Of course, I also completed this outfit with Loro Piana sneakers that you haven’t had a chance to see on my blog so far. The first thing you can notice is that the colors of two different manufacturers fit perfectly and that this outfit is a real urban sporty elegance vibe.

Of course, this time too I took the opportunity to walk my best friend Torino through the streets of Berlin without which I can’t otherwise imagine my day. Picard backpacks are of exceptional quality and design and for all these years I have remained a loyal consumer to them and become a brand ambassador.

I like these clothing combinations the most, which can be described simply, without exaggeration or the need for unnecessary description, because we all have our favorite tracksuit in our wardrobe, which we wear on all occasions, no matter what others think of us.

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 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 famous new fashion icon – tracksuit. 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!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Johnstons of Elgin, Loro Piana and Picard Lederwaren brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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Fashion Diary: December, the month of sharing happiness and joy with others…

Dear my fashionistas, welcome to the Mr.M blog! With this post, I am officially opening the last month of this 2020 and I have prepared more interesting stories for you! Right at the beginning of this post, to make you happy, since I regularly receive your questions for travel letters, I decided to publish two letters from Germany this month. I believe that this has been an extremely difficult year for all of us and that we can hardly wait to turn some new pages in our diaries of life.

December is a symbol of happiness and joy because that period is reserved for the preparation for the celebration of holidays and with an open heart, we welcome the new year and secretly hope that some of our wishes will come true.

In today’s post, I present Mr. Morris to you again, he has now become a part of the blog and a living being, since you have seen him maybe more than me this season, and that is why he deserves an honorable place. I am glad that the products of the Italian company MooRER have found their way to your heart and that their fashion details warm you and your loved ones during these cold months!

This winter season, I tried to inspire you and show you an elegant jacket like Morris in different editions. We went from elegant combinations with classic trousers of various shades to those clothing combinations that include jeans that are a symbol for a little more casual and relaxed everyday occasions.

MooRER updated its winter collection offer a few weeks ago and I am sure you will find some of your favorite pieces that will make this winter more beautfiul!

Of course, as you could see in one of the previous stories, my new friend that helps me not to be late, while still having one unusual 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.

I hope that this last month of the year will bring a lot of joy and hope and a smile back to your face. We all need that little bit of luck, because after this health crisis that has hit the whole world, we have nothing left but to hope that 2021 will be better.

Mankind has undergone various changes in its long history and the world has changed every time, but hope was the only support that helped people get out of the mental crisis. It is better for each of us to have a “straw of salvation” in which we can believe. Our ancestors survived various natural disasters and wars, so we will be able to get through this period as well!

It’s time to move on to a slightly happier and more interesting topic! I believe that it is interesting for all of you when some little things brighten and make your day complete. This crisis has affected many sectors and small artisan companies that are struggling to survive in the relentless market are suffering the most.

You probably remember these gloves, I wore them in one of the previous posts with a raincoat. Today I decided to show you how these beautiful dark brown Restelli suede peccary leather gloves fit perfectly with these gentle brown earth tones.

This model of gloves, with its classic design, is a timeless piece that can last you for years. Once you buy beautifully designed and quality leather gloves, believe me, forget about buying new ones.

Due to my problem with extremely dry skin on my hands, although I use creams and various lotions, I need to keep them warm and that is why I always have a collection of carefully selected gloves that help me keep warm and prevent cracking of the skin on my hands which can result in painful wounds.

If by any chance any of you know any natural products to solve my problem with dry skin on my hands I would love to hear your suggestions. Several times you have been of great help to me with recommendations when I needed natural remedies for facial skin and back pain. Who knows, maybe some of your advice will help me again!

OUTFIT

Jacket: MooRER

The Turtleneck Sweater: Loro Piana

Watch: Epos

Gloves: Restelli

Trousers: Loro Piana

Boots: Burberry

I advise you that due to the difficult current situation in almost all European countries, if you want 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 create crowds.

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

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!

Since I make all photos outdoors and keep the prescribed physical distance of 2 meters, I did not need to wear a mask, but I wear a mask indoors and regularly buy hand sanitizers in small packages so that I can carry them around the city.

My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this special story. How did you like this outfit of mine 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 some 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 MooRER, Epos i Restelli brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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