I definitely prefer the lovely summer months over the cold and dull winter season. Not because I don’t like the scenery or the colors only because I prefer warm temperatures. When you ask me about the feeling, the smell and the colors from November to February, the answer is almost as positive as the one for the summer months. It is just... different.
Dandy fashion is not a new trend. Not at all. It’s a fashion trend, which is already lasting for many many years, even centuries. And it hasn’t changed that much. It seems as if todays modern gentlemen (I’ve talked about the definition already in a previous post) are aware of the „old“ elements of dandy fashion and reuse it today again. There are different kinds of the dandy fashion. The start of „dandyism“ was more over-the-top, which means a lot of jewelry, velvet and even wigs.
The year is slightly coming to an end. It’s that time of the year when it gets darker earlier and colder more often. It’s almost Christmas time. Although I always try to avoid this pre-Christmas thing in that early state I have to admit that I love this Christmas spirit in the end.
Colors are everywhere. Always. The trees are loosing their leaves, which have been changing their colors during the last weeks. All the different shops are getting decorated and prepared for the pre-christmas sales – or they’ve been already. The christmas lightings are going to be switched on soon as well and will give some warm light into darkness. The whole atmosphere is changing. And it’s getting really cold.
I’m not having that many free days the past few weeks. I even forget to sleep the regular hours just because I’m active and productive in the evenings, even after a tough and long day on set or traveling. So when I’ve got a free day or some hours I just need to reload my energy. Sleeping a bit longer in the morning, going for a walk at the lake, doing some sports (not in the usual rush), watching some of my favorit TV soaps, cooking or just reading and listening to some relaxing music. Quite normal acitivies as many of you do, I guess.
It’s getting too cold now for my leather jacket, unfortunately. Even if the sun is shining for some hours and still gives some warmth, a leather jacket is not enough anymore. However, I still see people running around in t-shirts at this temperature, so maybe they will even wear the leather jacket in winter. For photoshoots its absolutely fine, but for spending some time outside, definitely not.
You already know that I’m totally in love with leather jackets and elegant suits in general. For many years already I just adore these pieces, also because of my previous occuption of course. For me, both of them are must-haves for every man. The leather jacket is so easy to combine with everything and you’re just dressed within seconds. This fits my schedule as I’m often in a rush and don’t have the time for a long styling in the early morning.
During various photoshoots I did in the last years until now, I could discover so many nice spots I haven’t really noticed before. Zurich is my hometown, but when you are rushing through the city most of the time, you miss much of its magic.
I guess I was a bit too early saying goodbye to summer two weeks ago. I totally forgot the short season after the summer. Or better said, as I haven’t been to Zurich during these days but in the mountains where the temperature was quite low, I forgot about the beautiful Indian summer! It looks like as if we have skipped the other three seasons and jumped right forward to the beginning of summer again.
Gentleman is a big word. So many of us want or lets say try to be one. But not everyone gets the point when we are talking about the real definition of a gentleman. When I say real, I don’t want to judge anyone. I just think that there’s a difference between being a gentleman naturally or acting/pretending to be one. Because it’s not only about clothes, even though it’s a great tool to help you to look and therefore feel like a gentleman.