17 July 2009

A Swedish Export

The ever so lovely Miriam over at Björn Borg recently sent me a little gift package full of exciting Björn Borg products. To say I was blown away by her generosity would be rather the understatement.
Thank you Miriam!


A simple white statement is a wonderful way to make the red t-shirt easier on the eye, and I decided to base my outfit around the piece. I actually have relatively few printed t-shirts within my wardrobe, for I often feel that they need to be the dominant visual item within an outfit. If one is to overcomplicate an outfit by choosing a statement t-shirt with a slew of other patterned or graphic pieces, it can easily become rather messy visually. As such, I tried to keep the outfit simple yet impactful, preferring to use a cohesion of colours as my main visual focus.

I have been somewhat reluctant in the past to wear white jeans, however I must admit that the idea has seemed more appealing to me as of late. Yet, white jeans seem to be either the call of days spent lounging under the smiling sun, or cheerfully mirroring the landscape with days in the snow. As such, I opted instead for a pair of plain black jeans, for it seemed all the more appropriate given current conditions. I must admit that the combination of black and red is one that I find to be quite fascinating, especially depending on how one chooses to play with either proportion.

The jeans actually have the added benefit of bearing a contrasting red stitching, which although only a minor detail, if I am to turn up my jeans, is one that I am sure to take into account with my outfits. Out of shot are also matching red socks, worn underneath my classic black Doc Martens. These tend to lend a rather harsh finish to a look, and as such, I decided to soften up my outfit somewhat with a grey knitted, double breasted cardigan. I actually left it unbuttoned, leading to a wider collar, allowing for a rather comfortable finish.

What with Björn Borg being predominantly an underwear label, I obviously had to play against the outfit with one of the pairs of underwear I was sent. Although I rarely write of underwear on this blog, it is actually one of the parts of an outfit I really do enjoy choosing. Underwear can often be a wonderful compliment to an outfit, yet it is always the inevitable core of one. Indeed, I happen to be quite the fan of purchasing underwear as a clothing accessory, giving the colours, patterns and designs much thought.

I prefer to allow my underwear to be one of those accessories that although none may see, is thoughtfully picked out for my own satisfaction. It really does allow for that personal knowledge that one's outfit has a depth of thought and coherence. Just as I get a pleasure from carefully choosing my socks to play against an outfit, underwear also has that allure. Besides, I must admit that I do actually prefer the fit of these boxer briefs to the design of both Calvin Klein and Yves Saint Laurent pieces. And who doesn't feel fabulous in nice underwear?

(Humour is after all one of the best ways to the heart...even of warmongers!)
Please do be sure to check out the Björn Borg Insider's Journal. I must say that working over at BB really does sound wonderfully fun. Also please be sure to check out the fantastic online store. Luckily there is both a European and US online store, so why not pick something up either for yourself of your significant other ;)

P.S. The Around The World journal has had its first entry! The first person to receive the journal was the wonderful Paula of PinkBow. So please do check it out here.

Currently playing: Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew

xxxx

102 comments:

  1. beautiful blouse and wow! I love your boots!

    xxx
    http://naoqueropastiche.blogspot.com

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  2. I love the outfit, but I had to laugh when I read the t-shirt. Just because, when I lived in Amsterdam, this brand was everywhere. It was crazy. All the women were carrying BB bowling bags and the general population was wearing BB t-shirts, skirts and (visible) underwear. So it turned me off the brand a little. I also like the added touch of the cardigan and the docs in your look. Seeing this, I might just have to check out their online store again... thankfully the Parisians are less BB crazy than the Dutch ;-)

    Wishing you a fab weekend by the way!

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  3. I luuuuv Ur boots and Miriam is soooo kind lady. I love her blog. what a great gift! :)

    have a great Friday Hooooney!
    X♥X♥

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  4. Lucky...The boots are dope! I love the cardigan as well. The online BB store is great. I am with you on the white jeans. Maybe soon I will get over my fear that someone will spill some coffee on me or something while I am wearing white jeans.

    Ciao
    D.

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  5. Love this outfit, cute shirt!
    Nice new layout too! :)

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  6. OH this is so nice! And those are really cute thingees you got there:)
    Love your cardi;)

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  7. i enjoyed reading your descriptions very much. you are such a stylish guy!

    x
    www.tittees.blogspot.com

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  8. How fun! Love how you've styled the tee. And my GOSH, how do you keep those Docs looking so new?

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  9. I love that fiery red!
    I'm always reluctant to wear white pants as well (though I love to on vacation) but once I get them on, I love it. Though I always eat like a mouse as to not make a mess...and of course check where I'm sitting. xx

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  10. I'm totally in love with you t-shirt but what I'm really looking at is that gorgeous cardigan! :)btw nice boxers ;)

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  11. fabulous!!!!

    Have a great weekend!

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  12. I loved
    1) Yur pic at the start----yuh luk grt.
    2) Yur boots



    Jolliiieesss!!!!!!!!!

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  13. I absolutely love the outfit! The red it perfect for you.
    You are so intricate (in a lovely sort of way, of course;) when it comes to choosing an outfit - I totally love it!

    I cannot wait for my turn to get the journal! :D

    xo,
    hk

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  14. oh, you're too sweet! the tee really suits you - let me know if you ever want to model for us!
    and as for you white jeans, hmmm... still not persuaded ; )

    have a lovely weekend!

    xx.

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  15. Nice outfit. I like your sweater, and the Bjorn Borg products. I think you could have pulled off the white pants. I own too many printed t-shirts. They come from a bad habit I had about a year ago.

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  16. I <3 that t shirt! Amazing! I really DO love Bjorn...

    xxx

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  17. Amazingness! And you know what's funny? When we were in Turkey there was counterfit Bjorn Borg everywhere. My husband and I were so baffled and curious (haven't yet seen the real deal in Vancouver) so it made me smile to see the real goods on your blog.

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  18. my you look spiffy! cool post!

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  19. oh my gosh, I love it! I am totally going to show my husband this too!!!

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  20. gosh, I can't decide what I love best - your boots or (I just) Died In Your Arms Tonight.

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  21. LOVE IT!! Who doesn't feel fabulous in nice underwear? Amen my darling!

    Red is totally your color! XO

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  22. This was so cool..you should model for them.

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  23. i love it (:
    the textures and the colors are very nice!

    xx

    www.inspirations.co.nr

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  24. that red color looks great on you! :)

    box-of-style

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  25. How lucky!! I like their message & their products!

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  26. I love this outfit! Björn Borg-boxers are amazing. ^^
    Oh, I love your new design. I will read all your posts soon. Yey! :D

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  27. I've never heard of that brand but it looks really cute and I appreciate their sense of humor! You hair looks really great by the way! xxoxoxoo

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  28. Oh my goodness this is amazing! You look fab in the clothes, darling Dapper Kid, and I do love those boxers (;

    bisous,
    La C.

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  29. I love your tshirt and yesss, nice underwear is always a must. x

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  30. Yay, an outfit post! You look fantastic, DK! Love the boxers!

    And so glad you approve of my new Sofie Olgaard dress!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  31. He is a lengend in tennis?...didn't know he has a clothing line...Nice red! Great weekend DK!

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  32. What a way to relax this weekend in the new undies. cool!

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  33. Hahah I like the shirt, and the entire outfit! Also, the new layout is great. -Nita

    Musings of a Caryatid: kajalnoire.tumblr.com

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  34. Woah! What an awesome t-shirt! The underwear is cool as!
    As you can tell I love the outfit aha
    J'adore

    xx

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  35. I need that shirt! Like, now. I also feel the need for some black jeans, which are sorely missing from my collection, and of course, Doc Martens. More stuff I need to add to my list.

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  36. lucky you! the clothes are awesome :D

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  37. Oho! Lucky you; the shirt is great.

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  38. that was very cool of them

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  39. How coooool is that!!! Miriam rocks the stratosphere my friend!!!

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  40. wow, what a nice outfit. I love it.

    So you like my bags?

    I sell them :-) they´re between 18 and 25 euro

    13and 18 pounds I think so.


    xoxoxo
    nic

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  41. woww.. great outfit!! :) i love your boots, and i like your messy hair look :)

    xx

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  42. i love the red shirt, dapper!
    wish somebody would send like that
    to mr. freddy. lol!

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  43. Long hait on men. I say 'YES!

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  44. i love how you've styled this, the juxtaposition of grey cardi & dm's. & so glad you liked my atw entry!

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  45. Did I mention I love your hair before?! Hahah it's perfect!

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  46. I'm so glad you got these in the mail and are sharing them with us. You mentioned white jeans..hmmm..never wear white jeans in Texas. Especially, in the country. I'm not sure how bad ants are where you are..but once I was at my grandparents and I had on a pair..ANTS..all over them. Stinging. Biting. What ever they do. Lets say I got out of those pants fast. I was just in their yard in my flip-flops. I'll never wear white jeans again.

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  47. i am loving the stitching on the jeans .. this look is excellent .. you dress how i think a man should .just great to see :)
    love the grey cardi.
    yes it seems we are on the same page with the white pants.
    but im thinking to do them in fall just to see how i can make it look

    to keep things interesting

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  48. Thanks for the comment!!
    You look great in red- really works on you. Im staying in denmark for the summer and its so funny to see this brand bc I see bjorn borg EVERYWHERE- especially on guys underwear! Is that a tennis player?

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  49. hot stuff my friend!very nice shirt, and the pictures are vair coool:)
    kisses
    xx

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  50. I think you did great with making the red tshirt the center piece of your outfit! It really is the first thing the eye goes to. You look great btw!!


    clothedmuch.blogspot.com

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  51. i want some 10" Dr Martens too :o] red is also my best color and anything from sweden has won my interest without even seeing it yet.

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  52. Wow- I'm excited for it to reach me, I will have to think up some ideas for it!

    Love that tee, it really made me smile! It's such a fresh colour too!

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  53. woooo an outfit post!! You granted my wish

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  54. This outfit certainly is a hit! The first thing I spot is obviously your vibrant red t-shirt... which is lovely by the way. You managed to wear it so well with everything else!

    C.Elizabeth

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  55. great outfit.
    i just checked out pinkbow's blog and journal entry #1 looks great. I can't wait to get my hands on it. :)

    Hope your having a lovely weekend.

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  56. Aww lucky you! Great stitching on the jeans!!! And I love the new look of the blog!

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  57. How cool that they sent you stuff! Black and red is one of my favorite combinations. I definitely like the shape of that sweater, too.

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  58. A Bjorn Borg love proclaimed on a t-shirt? That's amazing!! That was lovely of Miriam to send you all of that. Haha, I smiled when you expressed your adoration for underwear. Same here, pretty great. Have a wonderful weekend DK :)

    peace&love,
    nicole.

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  59. love the cardigan! i really like the way you kept everything neutral while having the bright red

    and nice underwear

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  60. lovinggg the shirt and the booots!
    xoxo
    ariel

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  61. I say go for the white jeans! I can already see you in them, with these same boots perhaps. But I do love the red-black combo on these black ones as well. I'm always afraid to go that color route for fear of looking a smidgen punk, circa Avril Lavigne 2004. But this looks great and I am totally inspired!
    And definite agreement on the statement shirts. Must keep it simple everywhere else. This was done very well! It's like a scaled down House of Holland statement shirt.
    And your story brought a smile to many of my readers! Thank you!

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  62. I love this outfit, it is perfect to the slightest detail.

    P.S. I absolutely agree about fabulous undies, it's like having a secret that is only for you to know.

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  63. i absolutely love all the colors that are used in this outfit(:
    from the gray sweater to the black combat boots...
    bravo! lol
    and, i am glad you chose to wear the black jeans. I think the white would've been too much.



    *dani

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  64. p.s.

    what is your nationality? (:



    *dani

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  65. You should come to Sweden/Stockholm and see how wonderful it is!! =) you seem to like it very much!

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  66. I adore your boots! And I've always found the combination of black and red to be stunning :)

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  67. Nice discovery, you truly dapper kid.. :)
    Loving the pale pink background, so sweet for the eyes and romantic, you'll attract even more girls to your blog now, I see the trick haha! ;) xxx

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  68. hehe, what a classic revival... everyone should have a bjor borg tee!

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  69. I love this! You look so cool in your outfit.

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  70. Words are not enough for you! The outfit is perfect! Love black and red mixed with grey!

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  71. Wow! That's so awesome. I love it all. Very cool. I hope you've had a great weekend. Cheers!

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  72. you look really good in red. fab outfit. hoped you had a nice weekend.

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  73. It wasn't Myriam with y from Sweden who sent you that! Haha :D xxx

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  74. lovely! and i love the undies idea. cute. :D

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  75. great blog!

    hope we could switch links:
    http://dackercracker.blogspot.com/

    thanks!

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  76. You look so great! Red and black were my university colors and so I always love the combo. And the gray sweater was the perfect touch. I actually just wore the same color combo (with the gray) this past weekend. :) I went MIA again last week, so I'm just catching up on my blogs, but wonderful job on the layout revamp! It looks very clean and fresh.. different from what's out there. So kudos!! And yay for the ATW journal kicking off.. will def. read the first post!

    xo, Becs

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  77. Very tempting. I think my own Swedish American fellow might need a pair!

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  78. i love it! i love that blog, too!

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  79. I love swedish clothes, they are divine. Björn borg is one of my favourite underwear labels, allthough they are a bit too crazy-coloured for me:D

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  80. I like the red detail..
    xx-LJ from SOS!

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  81. Heh heh, nice underwear! Love the red.

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  82. Red is definitely your color, Dapper Kid! I love the boots too!

    Have a great beginning of the week!
    Cheers,
    C

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  83. I love the bright red design - so dramatic, esp for undergarments!

    Hope your weekend was productive & positive!

    kissies, MG

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  84. You, as always, look wonderful, my dear. I love the contrast of the red and black, particularly with the brilliant red stitching!
    Honestly, I don't know a soul who doesn't feel at least slightly more confident when wearing beautiful underwear! Even when no one sees it, it's like you're doing something just for yourself that is very special :)
    Love this post, my dear.

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  85. i like ur boots...
    *sigh...
    why boy's boots are much cooler than girl's...
    =D

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  86. you look great in red! These pictures are super cool. Thanks for advice on the dark room you are so dapper!

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  87. Lucky you---so fun to get stuff that is cool!

    Love the red!

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  88. You look hot - cute t-shirt! Glad you like The Shellac Sisters - I'll let you know if I find a gramophone! I must sort out getting on your list for the Round the World project you're doing - such an amazing idea.

    Polly x

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  89. that T-SHIRT is amazingggg!!!

    :)
    xx

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  90. I love the underwear. I'll say it.

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