Happiness is to be found when in pursuit of it, in the soothed expectation, on the way, not only upon the arrival. Accepting detours, just going the way, which is anyhow not this obvious to anyone.
Thomas Bettinelli

Happiness is just a hairflip away.
Chris Crocker


"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
Tom Ford


Diesel Black Gold

Affluent, developed-world, 21st-century urban man has scored himself a pretty sweet deal. The closest most of us venture to primordial fight-or-flight crisis is when there's an inconveniently long queue in Starbucks or we neglect to charge our smartphones overnight. Yet that wholesale absence of danger makes our atavistic desire for it, or at least its appearance, all the keener. The press notes for Andreas Melbostad's Diesel Black Gold collection pitched the notion of the metropolitan safari : this was a finely mustered collection for young men in search of edge. The waist and thigh-borne storage system, the abundance of strapping, and the gloriously butch utility shirts were about as functional as your appendix, but they sure looked tough. Although less so in white. Oversized bombers and parkas faced off against undersized bikers and skinny jeans expertly distressed and weathered with leather lacing and metal eyes. The trousers were too long and so were many of the sleeves. You feared that if this Diesel Black Gold man really did run into a spot of bother, he'd still be fingering the zipper of his fanny pack as the first punch landed. All that said, Andreas Melbostad remains a deft articulator of aesthetic grit.

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