Dapper Chap #1 is Florian Kremers, a graphic designer and illustrator, who is originally from the Ruhr-Area in Germany, but who now lives in Wiesbaden. I think Florian's vintage style conveys an eye for detail, but also a playful dash of sartorial irreverence--an irreverence that, according to him, relates to the fact that his "roots are in the punk rock scene, which makes me keep a healthy distance from rose-tinted nostalgia." At the same time, his vintage aesthetic, which he tells me he has been honing since 2007, when he first started really getting into vintage clothing, reflects an appreciation for various styles of dress from the past, particularly the 1930s. Taking cues from both "golden age" illustrations and photos of 'real' men, he artfully mixes and matches vintage with repros., and he carries off both formal suits and more casual 'workwear' looks with particular penache! I like his "quality over quantity' approach. Notice how he worked the same shirt, tie, and polka dotted pocket square into two completely different outfits for two different seasons and occasions! Bello recessionisto, this is just what many men in the 30s would do! All in all, Florian is one dapper vintage-loving chap, indeed. To view Florian's design and illustration work, some of which is vintage-themed, check out his blog. Oh, and yes, you are right, that IS him modelling some of Vecona Vintage's clothes!
|*Photo by Dirk Heinrich|