AXE Magazine Launch – Berlin

AXE Magazine Launch – Berlin

Lately, I traveled to Berlin to join the launch of the new AXE men’s magazine. Very Berlin-like we celebrated the party at a so called ‘Kiosk’ where you can eat and drink until late in the evening. It’s a pretty cool concept, not the typical bar place – it’s all based on self-service directly at the fridge. The mood was great and as announced some famous people showed up. Albino-model Shaun Ross, the German blogger Willy Iffland and many more creative people.  After a few drinks the DJ turned up the music and the whole place was a big party. I had a great time in Berlin, met a lot of friendly and creative people. Launching a high quality magazine is not an easy job, but I think AXE made a really good job here.

The magazine is all about style, lifestyle, people and of course it’s available at selected cafés, bars and boutiques. You should absolutely try to get an issue! It’s for free of course.

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Red Bull Alpenbrevet 2016

Red Bull Alpenbrevet 2016 – Our Experience

Friedrich Nietzsche ones said:

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.

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Nietzsche’s quote is not more than the truth. I think it’s one of the most important facts of a man’s life. Never lose your child, never forget your humor and never stop playing tricks. We all grow older and we’re probably also getting a bit more serious. At the end of the day it’s those events we tell our kids about. Those when we were free, without doubt and sorrows. When we were boys.

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With Jonny Walker

Red Bull Alpenbrevet is exactly the type of event where your hidden child is allowed to play the whole week-end. It literally belongs to the best days in my life and I am more than glad I could spend them with my beloved brother.

The aim was, to drive 120km over 3 mountain passes with a moped, disguised as crazy as possible. We decided to show up in a top gun dress. That sounds pretty insane, no… it is insane. The whole race started on a sunny Saturday morning in Lugano. The weather was just perfect and people were all in a fantastic mood. Mopeds arrived from everywhere and people started to prepare their Red Bull race. They have investigated weeks and months just to participate this event.

After a furious start of the race we completed the first mountain pass which was also the most difficult one. Half of it was hard pedaling work, pretty tough!

The whole route took us 8 hours to complete. At the end we were pretty exhausted but that was worth it! Thanks to Red Bull and Elena for organising everything – we’ll be back next year for sure!

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Guesthouse Castagnola

During our trip we stayed at the Guesthouse Castagnola. It’s a cosy and beautiful B&B a bit outside of Lugano, hosted by a lovely couple. The room is very modern with high-class material and a huge bed. There is air con and wifi available and the breakfast is really yummy. Thank you so much for the time, it was a great!

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Suitsupply Zürich – Opening Event & Interview

Yesterday I was attending the opening event of Suitsupply.
Since I started my blog, I am a really big fan of these guys. 

Photos by
Diana Kottmann
Suit Supply

Zürich Store

The brand is amazing, wonderful materials and brilliant cuts. It is like a big candy shop for a gentleman with a passion for trend and fashion.

I have simply never seen so much quality for this money.
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So… I arrived in the early evening to interview the vice president Nish de Gruiter
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Interview with Nish De Gruiter – the VP of Suitsupply

How many countries are you selling your fashion so far and how is it going?
We have 57 stores and we will be opening another 8 – 10 stores this year.
In the last couple of months we were opening stores all over the continents.
In future we will be represented in cities like LA, Hong Kong, SF, Miami or Sydney.
What are the reasons you came to Switzerland and do you see a growing market here?
 
Funny you’re asking, I think Switzerland is a place for international people. Everyone is here, it’s one of the countries where the heartbeat of the world is happening.
How do you manage to sell such amazing suits with this brilliant material for these fair conditions?
All of our fabrics are Italian, we’re working with brands like Vitale Barberis, Larusmiani or Luciano Barbera. And we ship straight from Italy to the factory in the far east and then to the store.
Nish De Gruiter

Describe a perfect gentleman

It’s all about proportions, we’re all about fit. It’s all about fit. You can buy a suit for a couple of thousand, but if it doesnt fit, it’s useless.
And it’s not only about fashion. It’s the package. You’re opening the door for the woman, and you always behave correctly.

Fashion Hint

Im combining green and brown. As usual pastel colours

The blazer & tie is by Massimodutti
Pocket square by Hugo Boss

Shoes & Socks
 
Sewn-welted & hand brushed green Brogue Oxford by Navyboot
Socks by Dillysocks
Brogue Oxford
Watch Details

He is wearing a Chronograph by Audemars Piguet

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Myself with the HYT H1 – Quai du Mont-Blanc.


An encounter between Fine Watchmaking and fluid mechanics. One might say an utopia. Shattering all certainties, steamrollering conformity, the idea that led to the H1 was simple and consisted of two flexible reservoirs fixed to each end of a capillary. In one was an aqueous liquid filled with fluorescein, and in the other, a transparent viscous liquid. To keep them separate : the repulsive force of the molecules in each liquid, with a meniscus to mark the boundary between the two.

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Werenbach Watches – Made Of Parts From Space Rockets

WERENBACH was founded in 2013 by three friends. Patrick Hohmann is the young company’s managing director.
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The material used for WERENBACH watches originates in Soyuz rockets that are launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. 

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 I like the black edition of SBS Chronograph. A really classy watch!

Case: SBS – Aluminium, made from the shell of a Soyuz rocket.
Coating: EloxalDiameter: 43 mm.Height: 16 mm.Weight: 85 g.Luminous material: Super Luminova GL white W2Waterproof: 10 ATMStrap: Leather with textil lookEdition 2013: 40 pieces.More information here
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From left to right

Temo Sayin – owner of Mediahirsch
Myself – blog founder
Petra Burek – very talented artist www.ada-b.ch
Maximilian Baumann – works for Radio24, 20min etc…

I’m suited up by Strellson in Bordeaux Red & Black. The suit is slim fit taylored.
Thanks to my friends from Gentlemen’s Clinic for the event organisation!