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A Merry Christmas… by Derek’s

Hereby we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! Enjoy the holidays!

http://www.dereks.nl

A new start with SoHomme.com

Dear readers and fans of derektigges.com,

Hereby I would like to announce that our website has been taken over by EEN Media. We are very proud to continue our work for EEN Media under the name of www.sohomme.com.

The new posts will be in Dutch as we are working on a new international portal, so for now I hope you’ll understand…

From now on, please follow us at SoHomme.com!

If you have any questions, cool stuff or comments, please let me know…

Kind regards,

Derek Tigges

SoHomme

The world’s most expensive shoes for men

Expensive like hell and I doubt it that you can wear them properly, but here are one of the most expensive shoes money can buy for your feet.

I don’t particularly like them and I’m not a big fan of these kind of sneakers but hey, I’m not a rapper or gangsta.

This silver shoe is not gold (duh) but that makes it a little bit more wearable. They are called the Air Jordan Silver Shoes, by Nike of course. You can buy these puppies with autograph (of Michael Jordan) on eBay for a mere $60,000.

Air Jordan Silver Shoes

A store opening

So, I do attend a lot of store openings which is very cool. But now I’m involved in the organisation of a store opening. This means I’m on the other end of the deal. Why? Because this store offers a nice mix between brands for men and women and they sell Derek’s shirts.

How to get this done? First of all, we have to get the store ready for such an event. Redecorating the store in such a way that it’s ok to host a bunch of people without trashing the place. Next to that, we’ll have to arrange food, drinks, goodiebags, a red carpet, dj’s and all sorts of other stuff.

And most important of all; the invitations. Well, hereby I would like to invite you to the Grand Opening of LAAT store in Amsterdam. This party is on the 20th of April, starting from 16:00 till approximately 22:00 (officially).

The opening will be attended by lots of cool fashion people, celebrities and ofcourse many bloggers, press and other guests.

Feel free to join us…

Grand Opening LAAT Store in Amsterdam

A woman’s view: 5 things a man shouldn’t wear

I think I can speak for most women when I say that some men just haven’t got a clue about what women like and don’t like when it comes to men’s fashion. So I made a little top 5 list to guide you through the difficult mind of a woman.

1- Socks and sandals

We all have this image in our heads of our biology teachers wearing socks and sandals. No matter how stylish you are, this look is never a good idea. There isn’t a woman on this earth that wants to think about their high school teachers during a date with a fresh young man like you. So if you do plan on wearing sandals, please leave your socks at home.

2- White vest

No matter how bad you want to show off your hot body that you have worked on in the gym for 5 months, do NOT wear that tight white vest. It’s ok to wear it in the gym, because we understand that it’s too warm to wear a t-shirt. But outside of the gym, the vest is just off-limits. Instead, you can wear a simple V-neck t-shirt, she will still notice your 5 months of hard work, and you will look classic and stylish.

3- T-shirts with offensive texts

It may be extremely funny when you’re having a beer with your mates at someone’s house, but once you hit the town with a t-shirt on that says “FREE SEX” you need to think twice if you want to be noticed by women with this kind of message on your chest. Women in general are not attracted to men who wear t-shirts with nasty texts or images on them because they make you seem very immature and women will not take you seriously. So next time you think about picking up a shirt like this because you just think it’s hilarious, choose wisely.

4- Fanny packs

Unless you want to look like a tourist in a midlife crisis, I suggest you don’t go near these. We understand that men need to carry something around which holds their wallets, mobile phone etc. But seriously guys, the fanny pack is so unattractive on so many different levels. First of all it is not charming to look like youre grabbing your crotch everytime you need to pay for something, and second of all, do you want to look like a 70 year old man visiting a flower exhibition? I would say no, no you do not.

5- UGG boots

Now we know they are the most comfortable boots in the universe, but this doesn’t make it ok for a man to wear them. No matter how cold it is, or how sore your feet are from wearing tight shoes, there is simply no excuse for wearing them. Turn it around for a minute, do you like to see a woman in shoes that look like their sunday evening slippers? Probably not. And do you think 6 inch stiletto heels feel comfortable on our delicate little feet? Absolutely not! But do we still wear them because we want to look tall, slim and beautiful (for you)? Yes! So next time you’re thinking about wearing your UGG boots, think twice, or maybe even think three times.

Curious to see what women do want men to wear? Keep an eye on www.derektigges.com to see what you cannot miss on your shopping list if you want to impress the ladies.

A woman on board: Lisa

We are proud to announce that we have a new writer on board, the lovely Lisa:

Meet Lisa McCague. Born and raised in Holland but Irish at heart. She graduated in Interior Design last year and decided it was time for something new, fresh and everchanging. Currently she is studying Fashion & Branding at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute and she’s always on the look out for new developments in technology and trends!

We hope to see loads of cool articles soon, from her perspective about men’s fashion and lifestyle.

Our new writer Lisa

To cover the globe

We are writing articles almost on a daily basis about fashion, lifestyle, cool stores and all sorts of stuff. This is something we really enjoy and want to continue.

But we can’t do this without your help.

We are looking for enthousiastic people all over the planet who can write articles about men’s fashion and style. Because we do not just focus on a particular region, we would like you to join us and write about local stores, fashion items, brands and other cool stuff.

Are you interested in writing for our new online magazine? Please send us an email to info@derektigges.com with your details and we will contact you shortly!

I’m sure there that there are loads of cool people out there that want to write so don’t hesitate to contact us!

Grtz,

Derek

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Behind the scenes at Derek’s photoshoot

Yesterday we had a photoshoot for the Derek’s lookbook 2012. It was beautiful weather so we were able to shoot outdoors. The team consisted of Ramon, Metten and Daniel. Ramon is a model with experience in both runway as well as shoots. Metten is an excellent photographer, who has been working for big and small events and has experience in outdoor-shoots as well.

We will soon publish the lookbook but for now I’d like to show a sneakpeek…

Denim around the globe

So, where do you buy your denim? All cities have multiple denim stores. But they vary a lot in quality, style and advice. Which one would you prefer? The chain store which is all about turnover but has many brands or the cool local shop with niche brands and free coffee?

I know for sure that the best denim store in Amsterdam is Tenue de Nîmes. They have excellent jeans, is all kinds, sizes, prices and they have the best advise in town, without a doubt.

Where do you live and what is your favourite denim store?

Tenue de Nimes

Tenue de Nîmes
Elandsgracht 60
1016 TX Amsterdam
+3120 3204012

An editor’s note

For a while I have been posting various articles on this website. The articles I posted varied from new fashion items, party pictures, cool gadgets to an incidental recipe. I would like to thank all the readers up till now for following my “blog”. But it is time to move ahead.

We will be merging this website and content to a new platform. Take things to a new level and focus more on the international aspect of the articles.

So, now you talk about “we”? That’s correct, together with Daniel, my coworker, we are building a new online magazine about lifestyle, fashion and all the things related to that.

I have been inspired by many bloggers and magazines but I think this website could become more than just a collection of short blogposts. From now on, we will slowly move to the new magazine. One of the next steps is working together with international writers.

You are very welcome to read and enjoy the new website, and please do participate in this project. We are looking for writers, editors and other people that can help us grow this magazine to become the new cool thing on the Internet. And beyond.

For more information, feel free to contact me via derek@applestreet.nl or the contact form. I hope to see you all in the near future, online and offline…

Screenshot of the new website

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