Thursday, March 19, 2015

Interview - Mr. Dan Glatman

Y.C.C.M.H. - Hello Sir. Let´start with a quick introduction, shall we? Please, introduce yourself.
Dan Glatman - My name is Dan Glatman and I´m the founder of 90:10.

Y.C.C.M.H. - Where are you located and what do you do? 
D. G. - I live in London and I´m having a massive career change. I made my name as a pop music manager but now I´ve decided to leave the music business and launch a clothing brand.

Y.C.C.M.H. - Where´d you get your start and what inspired you?
D. G. - When I was at university I met this record producer. That was my start in the music business. Before that, I'd read Richard Branson´s biography as a kid. It inspired me to flunk school in an attemptto make it in the real World. I went on to make a success of my life but it could so easily have gone the wrong way! I am not proud of flunking school but luckily things turned out ok...

Y.C.C.M.H. - We´re talking fashion here, so describe your style.
D. G. - Trying to look good without looking like I'm trying too hard... A look has to appear effortless in my opinion, otherwise you look like you are trying too hard.

Y.C.C.M.H. - Who or what inspired your sense of style growing up?
D. G. - No one in particular. I've never really tried to look like anyone else... If it feels and looks right, wear it! If it doesn´t, then take it off!

Y.C.C.M.H. - Have you been to a fashion show before?
D. G. - Yes. Fashion rocks, London Fashion Week and one or two others.

Y.C.C.M.H. - Back to your brand. For advertising 90:10, what would you choose: Digital or film?
D. G. - Can I say both? Digital because it is now the way of the World. Film because you can´t beat a bit of beautifully shot film in an attempt to get your message over.

Y.C.C.M.H. - Favorite article of clothing from your collection.
D. G. -  The 90:10 signature pullover hoodie. It´s the most comfortable item of clothing that I own. I never take it off.

Y.C.C.M.H. - What´s the most inspiring you´ve seen lately?
D. G. - It was a quote from Steve Jobs "Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently - they're not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."

Y.C.C.M.H. - Favorite designer? And while we´re at it, what´s the brand that you identify yourself more with?
D. G. - I love Dolce & Gabbana. When I was Blue´s manager we worked with those guys a lot. They always made the band look awesome and in the flesh they were also really nice guys. These days, one of my favorite brands is Belstaff (picture below). Pure quality meets pure class.

Y.C.C.M.H. - What is the most important accessory for a man?
D. G. - Right now, it´s really cold in the U. K. so my hat is an absolute must.

Y.C.C.M.H. - What would be the playlist to your 1st fashion show?
D. G. - Calvin Harris, Knife Party, Chase & Status (pictured below). 

Y.C.C.M.H. - Where´s your favorite place to escape and maybe, get inspired?
D. G. - Some of my most eureka moments have come whilst walking my dog. Time to think is so important in life, particulary, in creative industries. 

Y.C.C.M.H. - What do You live for?
D. G. - I have a beautiful wife called Bronnie and 2 gorgeous daughters, Poppy and Matilda. Bronnie is expecting our 3rd child at the end of April... need I say more?

Y.C.C.M.H. - Favorite cocktail? (just because)
D. G. - Mojitos!

Y.C.C.M.H. - Anything else that you feel like sharing? 
D. G. - As we talk, Bronnie is watching Sean Penn on TV being interviewed... He's still got it that guy....

Monday, February 23, 2015

Best Dressed Gentlemen @ Oscars 2015

Finally, a great tuxedo season. This cerimony was pure perfection for some but unfortunately others still don´t know how to tailor their pants (the most common error) or even choose their bowtie (you hear me, Cumberbatch? That thing was so tiny that I almost didn´t see it. Go bigger, man. Size does matter!) 
Mr. Harris was flawless. Every single tuxedo (he used 5) was tailored to well... perfection (the word of the day).
My favorite was the winner of the night, Mr. Eddie Redmayne (All Hail the europeans!), but there were a few gentleman that also looked immaculate (google is helping me with the synonyms). Without further delay or small talk, here are my choosen ones. 

Neil Patrick Harris in Brunello Cucinelli and David Burtka in Calvin Klein Collection. 
Matt McGorry wearing Brooks Brothers.
Chris Evans wearing Gucci.
Chris Pine is wearing a dress set by Fred Leighton and a David Yurman pinky ring.
Common is wearing Prada and John Legend is wearing Gucci.
Common and John Legend, again, wearing, hmmmm... suits.
Jared leto was daring and the whitest, I mean the brightest, in Givenchy.
Jeff Goldblum in Dolce & Gabbana (forget the dude on the right with the shiny jacket and bad tailored dress pants).
John again, because his wife.
Josh Hutcherson in Ermenegildo Zegna (he almost didn´t made the list. Next time make sure that your pants fit better!)
Michael Keaton in a Ralph Lauren tuxedo. (Unbutton the last button!)
Milles Teller wearing Prada.
Neil showing us how to DB.
Neil showing us how a black tuxedo (this one is Dunhill) should fit.
Ryan Seacrest wearing a fantastic black tuxedo that some (very) expensive brand gave him for free.
Tim McGraw in Lanvin (I´m still shocked by how great he looked.)
The best dressed couple: Adam Levine with the gorgeous Behati. Both in Armani.
Ansel Elgort in Prada. (your pants should be shorter, kid. Look below!)
Eddie Redmayne in Alexander McQueen. (All Hail!)
Justin Theroux in Dolce & Gabbana.
Romain Dauriac. (he should be like Kanye and start picking Scarlett Johansson outfits. Just sayin´...)
Ugh! Gimme that tuxedo!
And we can't forget the ladies. My favorite: Emma Stone in Elie Saab.
Maybe I have 2 favorite ladies... Here´s Rosamund Pike in Givenchy (bow down. And stay down!)
Dakota Johnson in a one-shoulder Saint Laurent gown and Forevermark diamonds..