My dear travellers and fashionistas, how are you today? I hope you doing well and that this month has started in a good mood for you. When I was younger, I didn’t like September so much because we all know that school starts. On the other hand, I still love the beginning of September because then I celebrate my birthday.

On this day, around half past nine in the evening, one Marko was born. Thus begins my story that turns less than thirty years old today. Today I got up with a pain in my back and said to myself: “Well, Marko, good luck to us! We are getting old!”

Whether we want to admit it or not, we are all like little children when we celebrate a birthday. We look forward to gifts, whether they are small things or something more valuable, someone’s attention is always appreciated. Today, it is most difficult to get the most expensive gift from people – dedication and attention.

While on the one hand I think about aging, there are gifts to rejuvenate me and take me back to my childhood for a moment. It is a great pleasure for me when people in my environment remember my birthday, especially when these people do not have social networks that remind them of other people’s important dates, which means that you are important to someone and that is the best gift you can get from life.

Yesterday, I decided to make the photos of the gifts I got from fashion house Bally. I’m sure you’ve heard of this famous fashion brand that comes from Switzerland, and we all know that the Switzerland is more than a country of elegant and incredible clocks and interesting cuisine, but I would also add that they are quite fashion-friendly. In addition to exceptional precision, comfort and elegance, this incredible Swiss brand is adorned with the epithet – urban elegance.

The Bally brand was founded by Karl Franz Bally and his brother Fritz Bally in the basement of their family home in the town of Schonenverd, Switzerland. Their original products were elastic bands. During a business trip to Paris in 1849, Carl Franz wanted to buy his wife lace-up boots. Unfortunately, he was unable to remember the size his wife was wearing, he decided to buy that model of boots in all available sizes, knowing that one pair would surely be the right one. This is what I call the love!

During a visit to one Paris factory where boots were made, he noticed that each shoe had buttons with elastic bands similar to those produced by his family in Switzerland. Carl Franz got the idea to create something new, so he decided to expand his business to the production of footwear.

Together with his brother Fritz, Carl Franz hired designers to help them, and so they started hand-making shoes in the basement of his house.

The Bally company was founded in the basement of one family house in 1851, and only three years later the first factory was built, which was located in the center of the town. Unfortunately, in 1854, Karl’s brother Fritz Bally retired and left this job.

By the 1870s, the Bally brand was already recognized as a leader in the footwear industry. The company name changed to CF Bally and then to CF Bally & Sons when Karl handed over the business to his sons in 1892 and passed away a few years later. The fact is that Karl passed on his tireless creative and visionary pioneering spirit to his sons. Bally as a brand has grown and thrived by opening its stores in Geneva, Buenos Aires, Paris and London.

In the 1980s, Bally was also one of the first European luxury goods brands to open in post-reforms and opening borders to China. The brand has also expanded its range to include clothing, bags and leather goods for men and women. In the 1990s, Bally became a global brand, opening its stores in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Lebanon and Turkey.

OUTFIT

Sweatshirt: Makia

Trousers: BALLY

Sneakers: BALLY

I was inspired by this story and I am very pleased to have received gifts from this exceptional brand from Switzerland for my birthday. I hope that we will celebrate beautiful moments together for many years to come, and I hope that the situation will significantly improve after this pandemic caused by the COVID-19 situation.

How did you like my today’s birthday combination? I have prepared this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you like it! Something new, something old and a unique balance is created. See you in a couple of days with a new story from Germany! Together we will discover the beauties of Magdeburg, the capital of the Saxony – Anhalt German state.

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

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by the Swiss fashion house Bally.

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Dear Marko Happy Birthday to you! I wish you all the best! You look incredible fabulous even in this casual outfit. I hope this Autumn – Winter season will be fashionable to you! Can’t wait to see your new outfits, because I follow your blog for years and you are my inspiration. This time I just love these Bally kicks on you and they really rock! Once again, I wish you all the best and stay healthy! Andrew

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Tobias

Alles Gute zum Geburstag! Ich wünsche dir das Allerbeste! Du bist eine unglaubliche Person und ich liebe deinen Blog!

Sophie
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Sophie

Happy Birthday my dearest traveling fashionista! I just love your “Letters from Germany” and you always explain everything about destination or even about your outfit. I didn’t know all those facts about Bally brand, but this kind of love story is quite incredible! I wish that my husband one day come with the present for my birthday!

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Franz

Alles Gute zum Geburtstag! Du siehst toll aus und ich liebe deine Turnschuhe. Ich habe drei Paar Bally-Sneaker, aber alle sind klassisch. Deine Turnschuhe haben einige außergewöhnliche Details, ich bin gerade so neidisch!

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Laura

Buon compleanno! Dear Marko, I hope that this year will fly as fast as possible, because it was quite full of sadness! I hope that you liked the gifts from our LP team and we can’t wait to see our new collection on your blog! Best, Laura

P.S. Massimo also sends regards to you and wish you all the best for your the most important day in the year!

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Lysa

You are my favorite fashion and travel blogger and because of that I need to write this comment to you. Dear Marko, happy birthday and stay fashionable and stylish as always! Maybe corona virus has changed our plans, but as I can see you find the way to make us happy with your new posts regularly!

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Hubert

Lieber Marko, alles Gute zum Geburtstag! Vielen Dank für wundervolle Beiträge über meine Heimatstadt Greifswald und ich kann es kaum erwarten, Ihre neuen Abenteuer in Deutschland zu sehen. Einen schönen Tag noch und bleib gesund!

Freundliche Grüße,
Hubert

Oleg
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Oleg

Happy Birthday to you! I wish you all the happiness, health and love and I hope we will see in Moscow again soon!

Meryl
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Meryl

You look so lovely, this is the most cutest birthday outfit which I ever seen in my life!!! You also have M on your sweatshirt!