So hello there again (with Tom, above) from Germany; a quick week in Berlin with some more amazing male trends from the cool pink 'KNow' Hotel.
We arrive to be greeted by our super driver Peter, who quickly becomes another one of my favourite people on the planet. Not only is he a dashing fellow, he is kind and funny and of course, everyday he arrives with a smash-on-trend taste in fashion.
Here we can see a basic look of jeans and trainers but loving the look of the brightness in colours he opts for. He's the type of chap to want to be looked at! The next day he wears light baggy jeans, standard blue with light grey boxers (obviously) on display reminiscent of those teenage skater days of mine). He adds a white wife beater vest and a wonderful warm, large knit woollen, cross collared jumper, v- neck.
I also have had the great pleasure in meeting our second AD, a really intelligent and outgoing man called Ritchie. In Berlin he took us to some great restaurants to sample real authentic German food. He seems to know everything about anything under the sun and is super.
He always wears patterns with patterns, with his long black hair tied back in a simple low ponytail. He wears army combat trousers with a checked shirt then bright pink t-shirts with electric blue tartan long shorts and open leather boots, crowding his arms with tattoos and fat suede bracelets; life changing reminders of his travels and memories. One day he collected us in linen white trousers with a long brown kaftan robe with his hair ﬂowing down with a full beard; it looked awesome, quite pious.
In this hotel bubble of swirls and curls I found lots more very well dressed men. One guy had bright orange hair, the usual endearing freckles (so handsome!) wearing a bright round neck, green woollen jumper, a pair of rolled up sailing trousers and bright orange espadrilles.
We were recommended to go to a sweet hotel just down from ours to watch the football. We sat in the middle courtyard sipping delicious champagne, mint and elderﬂower cocktails amongst pretty ﬂowers in jam-jars and a warm atmosphere; the smell of the BBQ ﬂoating around us on this jolly and beautiful evening. A couple sat just in front of us; the young man sporting a checked hooded jacket, checked shirt and checked shorts, yes AND a cheeky hat! Too much? Ahem! Topping this 'drawing room curtain' look off, he wore bright orange deck shoes with blue socks! Not your everyday wear and personally I didn't get it but extraordinarily it worked. Who would have thought? Only in Berlin, right?
I am seeing a lot of silk ﬂoral, loosely ﬁtting shirts here. Not over sized, just large sleeves and to the belt in length with buttons and a short collar. Pair this with rolled-up pastel coloured jeans, not tight and colourful deck shoes with fun socks and you could be in West Side Story as a cool Jet!
There was this one really lovely looking man we saw having breakfast. He had long hair on top, a little shorter at the sides, wearing a soft blue denim fabric shirt, buttoned to the top with these really cool beige, low crotched trousers. They were a bit like hareem pants but they had a really cool line of buttons on the derriere-scoop part; sounds weird but it really worked. I think this summer we will see a lot of men wearing this style of trouser. It is just borderline-feminine but has this serious, 'I don't give a shit, I'm cool without trying to be' vibe. Excellent!
So, this week we are going to a sleepy little east German village, staying in a castle of all places, and I'm not too sure how many people will be under the age of 50; therefore I might be reporting to you on the guys' fashion on set....watch out crew, I'm coming for you!
Til, next time, from Berlin (via LA)