Guys - are black jeans part of the business casual attire?
If I were to wear a nice button up shirt, tucked in, with a belt and dress shoes but with black jeans... is that considered business casual? Or should I just wear khakis?
By my standards, I'd say they are fine, but by your company's standards, they probably are not. Many companies have a no jeans/denim policy for business casual. Check with your HR director or Office Manager for a ruling.
To commemorate the opening of its fifth U.S. location, Dior Homme recently commissioned noted fashion photographer Bruce Weber to produce “Can I Make the Music Fly,” a short feature that will play in the label’s new Miami, Florida boutique. Weber — himself a Miami native — shot three young, creative talents for the film, casting ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, violin virtuoso Claudius Agrippa and violinist Charlie Siem, among others to feature in the lushly-orchestrated clip. In stark black and white, “Can I Make the Music Fly” flawlessly portrays the Dior Homme aesthetic while also harkening back to the romantic heritage of the fashion house. Watch the video above, and read a short interview with creative director Kris Van Assche below.
How does Miami factor into the world’s fashion scene?
Miami has a wonderfully unique spirit and fashion culture, and the Design District is filled with galleries and design stores so there is already a large overlap with Dior Homme’s customer and aesthetic. We felt it was the perfect time for us to establish ourselves in this market.
Why did you guys choose Bruce Weber to participate in the opening of the store?
I greatly enjoy collaborations with other artists, it’s one of the great perks of my job that I have the ability to work with these creative talents who I so admire.
Bruce is a terrific talent. He is one of the most iconic fashion photographers of all time. His stark black and white, formed photography fits well into my vision for Dior Homme. Plus, Bruce is from Miami. He is a part of the community. I wanted to offer something to our Miami customers beyond simply a retail shopping experience—I wanted to connect with Miami in a way that spoke both to the brand and to the community, so it made total sense to me to offer him a ‘carte blanche.’
A teaser film for Milan Vukmirovic’s “Fashion for Men II” 800-page monster periodical or should we call it a book? “The publication mimics a menswear bible, consisting of four covers and eight hundred pages of content, including features on Alexander Wang, Del Toro, Frida Giannini, Kris Van Assche, Visvim,” and more.
Portrait 01 – The Musician with José González by Velour
The world of fashion and music have never been far apart, but Velour take a highly considered approach through their new Portrait series. Working with esteemed musician José González, they asked the Swedish-Argentine singer and songwriter to put together his own outfit involving the Velour Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The end result is a serene piece that presents the intricacies of this season’s offerings with the González’s talents on full display.
Frank Catalfumo is a 91 year old shoemaker and repairer in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. He first opened the doors to F&C Shoes in 1945 and continues to work five days a week alongside his son Michael. If you're ever in the area, make sure to stop by the shop and listen to one of Frank's amazing stories about life in Brooklyn back in the day.
View the photo gallery here: dustincohen.com/STORIES/THE-SHOEMAKER/thumbs/
Directed by Dustin Cohen, Filmed by Dustin Cohen and Michael Hurley, Edited by Bill Kemmler, Color Grading by Simon Biswas.