Bloggers Meet Up

Amir Adnan has been a pioneer in the Pakistani Menswear Industry and the brand has been around for a few months. Whenever one talks about Sherwanis or Shalwar Kameez, the one name that pops up in the head is Amir Adnan. This year however, they came out with a western collection for men. They got bloggers from Lahore to meet up at their newly launched flagship store on M.M. Alam Road, Lahore, right after a heavy grooming session at Toni & Guy!

We were hosted by the PR Manager of the company, Ms. Naveen Qazi, who not only coordinated the whole thing but made sure that everyone had a great time. The photography was done by Muhammad Shahroze .

We were asked to pick out the pieces that we liked and got to pair them up with anything in the store or with anything that we wanted to bring to the shoot.

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Blazer: Amir Adnan

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Head to Toe in Amir Adnan

 

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Head to Toe in Amir Adnan

 

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The Bloggers: L to R: Usama Humayun, Momin Ali Munshi from Galaxy Lollywood, Nawabzada Murtaza

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Blogging is Hard !

 

So I was thinking the other day how hard blogging can be sometimes. For most of us it is our passion and we continue to jot down our feelings and opinions about everything happening in our surroundings, but when you talk about pursuing a career in blogging, or making money out of blogging, it is a whole other ball game that not only requires ambition but also a high level of tolerance, patience and perseverance! In Pakistan alone, if I were to start a blog about Brides, Fashion and/or what the elite of the country wore to the latest wedding ceremony, I would bring in loads and loads of followers/readers.

HOWEVER, Me, as Dappistan, I chose to blog about menswear and mens fashion – which focused more on men from the South Asian regions!

Now the next question that would pop up inevitably is – Why Did I Start Blogging?

To answer that I will have to tell you that growing up in Lahore, Pakistan, I have seen how men haven’t ever taken Fashion seriously. Well by Fashion I did not expect one to walk down the streets in a Flashy Elton John ensemble, but what I did expect was for men to pay attention to what they were wearing. See Fashionable people are usually stereotyped in South Asian regions for being feminine, which is wrong for a battery of reason and thankfully times have changed with the advent of Social Media. But then again, even now you would not get to see men paying a lot of attention to detail.

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If I compare people from the West to people from South Asian countries, I don’t think it would be wrong to say that in the west people build a lifestyle for themselves and then try to maintain in. In our part of the world we do not really aspire for a LifeStyle, a majority of people would just aspire for things. Now if you take it a step further and think about it, all these “Things” we run after and create synergy which has been termed as “LifeStyle” so it is important to know that every part of your being is not only reflected through your personality or the way you talk or any other physical aspect, but it is also portrayed through your lifestyle – which is the way you dress, the way you live, your discipline, your civic sense, your aesthetic, everything! My reason to start blogging was that I wanted people to realise this. I wanted MEN to try and put effort in the way they looked to others around them (especially Pakistani men).

Working on Dappistan has been a journey in itself, and a rather cathartic one, while being illuminating at the same time. Blogging for Men is hard as F*** because a lot of guys are hesitant in sharing their opinions about it. Maintaining followers seems like a struggle sometimes because you have to worry about content that will keep the followers engaged! On top of that attracting more followers feels like a ‘CRUSADE’!

Yes Gentlemen, getting you to follow and engage is a lot harder especially when it comes to topics like Menswear, Life style and Fashion!

But on a lighter note! I shall continue to Blog about Menswear regardless of how hard it may seem and regardless of all the times that I think about giving up on it!

Peace!

 

KARMUEL YOUNG – Innovative Fashion for Men

Fashion has always been a very “Women” centric term. Not to sound misogynistic but it is true. The Fashion Industry relies more on female consumers. There is a relatively smaller percentage of men who take Fashion seriously. And even for the ones who do, there is not much they can play around with to look Fashionable. Whereas women have elaborate dresses, evening gowns, they get to play around with accessories and shoes and bags, Men really do not have a lot to play with when it comes to putting together a Fashionable Look for themselves. Some men do have this individual style which is why they can wear whatever they want and look extremely stylish but usually men struggle with the art of Fashion!

Scrolling through Instagram we came across this wonderful new brand by the name of Karmuel Young. So this brand came out with this wonderful new accessory that will widen the list of accessories that men get to play around with when defining their style! The idea is simple but extremely brilliant!

2 words!

SHOE CUFF


The best thing about this accessory is that it adds a certain oomph to classic footwear. It adds style and individualism. They are detachable and can be put on any shoe from brogues to sneakers. These show cuffs come in different textures as well – from leather to fur. 


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Tradition meets Fashion

There is something insanely stylish and intriguing about fashion when it is combined with traditional elements. It is not only a way for people to stand out but its an expression of an homage to ones own roots. Recently the Italian Fashion house Dolce and Gabbana, has started shifting its focus to Sicilian Traditions. Considering that Domenico Dolce, one half of the designer duo, traces his roots back to Sicily. The campaigns started focusing on Family values with models being chosen from every generation to give the viewer a family oriented image of the brad. Their entire collections gradually started showcasing reds and vibrant color palettes, polka dots, frills, Matadors and extensive use of embroidery.

The result: Awe inspiring and extremely stylish.

#DGFamily

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Dolce and Gabbana Men – Tradition X Fashion

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Travel Series – Turkey

Turkey is the place to be for everyone! With its beautiful landscapes, strong culture & gorgeous people, who would’nt want to be there. One of our friends Ahmed Kalis decided to take a little vacation in Turkey and we followed him on his stylish journey.
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Shoes: Deltoro – Blue velvet slippers

Gray Scarf: Fendi

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Bag: Burberry

Shoes: Deltoro

Sunglasses: Prada

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Scarf: Hermes

Shoes: Nike

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Bag: Goyard Paris

Shoes: Nike

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Bag: Burberry

Shoes:  Deltoro – Blue VelvetSlippers

#dappistan #PlaidPerfection!
@iamzohaib in an amazing plaid suit by none other than @nooseandmonkey!
This brand is pretty famous for their quirky and eccentric suits, check them out guys. The suits are also available on @asos !
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