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Old 05-25-2017, 04:37 PM
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Daniel has new glasses, he had them for the first time on Tuesday at school visits with Prince Daniel's Fellowship.
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Old 05-26-2017, 06:19 AM
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Having worn spectacles since I was fourteen years old they are a "thing" with me. But Daniel's spectacles are a milky grey colour and most unflattering and, along with his previous horn-rimmed spectacles, the round shape is most unflattering and accentuates the bags under his eyes.

I liked the metal framed ones he wore a few years around 2007.
https://cdn2.cdnme.se/cdn/6-2/377327...02_5223612.jpg

These in 2010:
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id104468022

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...28190d362b.jpg

Then these awful ones:
http://stoppapressarna.se/sites/defa...telle_stor.jpg
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Old 05-26-2017, 06:32 AM
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I'm not sure I like Prince Daniel's new glasses - I much prefer the ones he wore in earlier years - slightly thicker frames and darker.

BTW, I actually found a thread on royal's wearing glasses in case anyone is interested:

Royals Wearing Eyeglasses (not sunglasses)
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Old 05-27-2017, 12:06 AM
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Totally agree with you, Jack. The more I look at those glasses the more my nose wrinkles. Hist specs were just fine until the infamous Prince School where they made him slick back his hair and changed his glasses to old-fashioned, unflattering, gig lamps!

Surely he has been married long enough to dress himself, ruffle his hair and choose his own new specs! I think Muhler would describe these as "very Swedish" which, in itself is not bad, but it's very Swedish for the older gentleman!
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Old 05-27-2017, 04:26 AM
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Men shouldn't and tend to avoid wearing round glasses. - Except in Sweden where it's considered a patriotic duty. It's a nod to the headlights of classic Volvos.
If you see anything but a Volvo in Sweden you can rest assured it's a foreigner driving it.

Volvos have an acceleration like a main-battle tank, which is basically what it is! The risk of bumping into a suicidal elk is big in Sweden you know. (Some of them try to defect to Denmark, but that's another story.) But inside their Volvos the Jönssons feel safe, knowing they'll survive absolutely anything. Hence the Swedish expression: My Volvo is my castle.
Sweden is also the only place in the world where people dress up when they go for a drive in their Volvos.
The appropriate attire is the standard Swedish suit and tie, driving gloves, brown shoes, a soft hat and beforehand a pipe. Always placed in the left corner of the mouth, mind you!
All Swedish Volvos are in neutral or at least subdued colors. A say pang-red color would be considered un-Swedish.
And here we get back to Daniel's glasses. The frame of Swedish glasses are always in the same hue as the Volvo they are driving.

- In all fairness I should add that our family-cars for many years have been Volvos. But that is mainly in order to try and blend in when we go to Sweden.
We fail of course. Swedes can spot Danish drivers for miles! We are after all considered the latinos of Scandinavia by the Swedes.
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Old 05-27-2017, 04:58 AM
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I never knew pipes were still popular in Sweden, Muhler. Fascinating! Does Prince Daniel smoke a pipe, privately of course? It's years since I saw anyone smoking one, and that was in England.

As Danes are considered the Latinos of Scandinavia do they (you) play up to this image when in Sweden?
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Old 05-27-2017, 05:18 AM
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Men shouldn't and tend to avoid wearing round glasses. - Except in Sweden where it's considered a patriotic duty. It's a nod to the headlights of classic Volvos.
If you see anything but a Volvo in Sweden you can rest assured it's a foreigner driving it.

Volvos have an acceleration like a main-battle tank, which is basically what it is! The risk of bumping into a suicidal elk is big in Sweden you know. (Some of them try to defect to Denmark, but that's another story.) But inside their Volvos the Jönssons feel safe, knowing they'll survive absolutely anything. Hence the Swedish expression: My Volvo is my castle.
Sweden is also the only place in the world where people dress up when they go for a drive in their Volvos.
The appropriate attire is the standard Swedish suit and tie, driving gloves, brown shoes, a soft hat and beforehand a pipe. Always placed in the left corner of the mouth, mind you!
All Swedish Volvos are in neutral or at least subdued colors. A say pang-red color would be considered un-Swedish.
And here we get back to Daniel's glasses. The frame of Swedish glasses are always in the same hue as the Volvo they are driving.

- In all fairness I should add that our family-cars for many years have been Volvos. But that is mainly in order to try and blend in when we go to Sweden.
We fail of course. Swedes can spot Danish drivers for miles! We are after all considered the latinos of Scandinavia by the Swedes.


I drove Volvos for many years and still would if I could afford one. But any new car is off for me.
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Old 05-27-2017, 05:24 AM
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Good heavens, no!
But I'm old enough to remember when pipes were a part of the Swedish driving attire.

Since everything 100 km south of Stockholm and beyond is considered Southern Europe we don't have to play up. Danes are automatically classified as Latinos in every possible way. Like laughing aloud spontaneously, instead of waiting until we get home or at least inside the Volvo, as is proper.

Finns, coming from the east, are considered forest-dwelling half-savages, so they stand out as well.
And Norwegians. Well, you know how Haakon, who is an archetypical Norwegian, is dressed. Compare him to Daniel, who is a model Swede. Need I say more?
Then there are of course the Germans who visit Sweden. But you see, Germans in their holiday attire is in complete contrast to the mentality they exhibit on week days. German holiday-makers camping in Sweden during the summers are sometimes the reason for entire municipalities being evacuated. The sight is simply too much for the Swedes!
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Old 05-27-2017, 06:30 AM
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I so enjoy your humour filled posts about your fellow Scandinavians, Muhler. What would this thread be without your observations.

The German holidaymakers don't go nude on the campsites and beaches or anything, do they?
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Old 05-27-2017, 07:14 AM
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I think Daniel's new glasses look very good on him, when you look at a live coverage, here Daniel is interviewed at a video:
Prins Daniel besöker Söderportgymnasiet och Högskolan Kristianstad
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Old 05-27-2017, 08:10 AM
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I so enjoy your humour filled posts about your fellow Scandinavians, Muhler. What would this thread be without your observations.

The German holidaymakers don't go nude on the campsites and beaches or anything, do they?
Not all the time.
But Germans do tend to go FKK (Frei Körper Kultur) from 16.00 on Fridays.
With tens of thousands of German holidaymakers in DK at any given time during the summer months I'm very familiar with the phenomenon. Describing them would take several posts though!

So far I don't think we have seen German nobility in freizeit-attire in this thread, otherwise I would happily elaborate.
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Old 05-30-2017, 01:49 PM
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The Crown Prince couple are currently on an official visit to Sweden, let us look at the men's fashion

Day 1, during the day.
https://pp.userapi.com/c639224/v6392...jEM2244IUs.jpg
Frederik in a nice suit and a vibrant red tie. The red tie a signal that the Danes are in town
http://kongehuset.dk/sites/default/f...?itok=lLBUQ3Vs
details: http://imultimedia.ctk.cz/storage/fo...291474701.jpeg
Daniel, per usual, double-breasted blue suit and blue tie. I do like his stripped shirt
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/D...XYKuHNKK5l.jpg

Day 1, evening.
Frederik in a nice polka-dot tie
http://www.svenskdam.se/wp-content/u...f-o-m9-ste.jpg
Daniel, yes, in another double-breasted blue suit and blue tie.
http://www.svenskdam.se/wp-content/u...f-o-m8-ste.jpg

Day 2, during the day.
Daniel splashes out with a baby-blue tie. And of course a double-breasted blue suit
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/D...KolpohiFLl.jpg
https://pp.userapi.com/c840235/v8402...4QBE5HbOUM.jpg
Frederik with a gold and black stripped tie, which makes the suit "pop"
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DBFHd7fV0AE4I7q.jpg
http://kongehuset.dk/sites/default/f...?itok=lrioD_xT

Stay tune for the evening wear finishing the visit. Will Daniel finally find a tie that is not blue?
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Old 05-30-2017, 03:14 PM
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I'll resist having a go at the Swedes this time.

Both gentlemen are doing fine.
Their suits fits them.
Shirtsleeves showing.
No water in the basement.
No layers around the ankles.

Frederik has the edge in regards to ties. They are are colorful and funny without being blinding.
Four buttons on the cuffs. - It's in the details!
A thingy on his lapel, can't make out what it is, but it's there.
But no handkerchief.
His shirt and ties is seen "dripping" under the button.

Then there is Daniel.
Double-breasted suits always works. I.e. no shirt and tie "dripping".
Handkerchief.
But nothing on the lapel.
Boring ties.

So it's a pretty close race.
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Old 05-30-2017, 04:05 PM
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no contest really
Once in a while double-breasted suits are nice, but not all the time. Cant get on board that train.

Lets continue our Danish visit to Sweden. The Swedish king and prince Carl Philip decided to join in, bringing their best blue ties
http://kongehuset.dk/sites/default/f...?itok=FkEpoF3J
Now I am starting to wonder if they sell non-blue ties in Sweden or do they have to be imported?
I also wonder if the 3 Swedish men coordinated their ties as to not use the same shade of blue
http://munsell.com/wp-content/upload...guage-blue.png

Now to end the visit with a bang, Daniel finally left the double-breasted suit at home, and went big with a black tie
http://2.t.cdn.belga.be/belgaimage:1...b0a&m=agkjnjjo
They both look quite sharp
bonus points to Frederik for the purple tie to bring some color
http://0.t.cdn.belga.be/belgaimage:1...b0a&m=ncaaflib
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Old 05-31-2017, 12:50 AM
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They do sell ties in other colors but blue and black in Sweden, but only in store with special permits and you need a health certificate from your doctor, lest you are overwhelmed by the colors, and a license from the police allowing you to wear such garments in public.
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Old 06-01-2017, 05:09 AM
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Ah Muhler, just when you think it can't get worse . . . it does!

http://www.kongehuset.no/aim/kongehu...c5f0cbf3af.jpg

Rumpled, shirt, wrinkled linen jacket in blue plaid no less, blue trousers which bag down from his backside, drainpipe legs in said trousers . . . with cuffs. In light of the above, his shapeless brown suede shoes are positively chic!
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:36 AM
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You said it!

He's gone full Haakon!!
Either his arms and legs are too long, or the jacket and pants don't fit him.
Jacket is too tight.
Pants too tight as well.
The less said about the shoes the better!

It takes genuine talent to get it that wrong. - The only places on this planet where this wouldn't be noticed is at conferences for college professors.

So from me. - He ought to get four, but he's Haakon, so him wearing pants, shoes, shirt and jacket at the same time is a plus.
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Old 06-06-2017, 02:30 PM
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Frederik today at the GeoCenter Møns Klint's 10th anniversary, with a semi-formal look great for the occasion
http://www.sydtid.dk/sites/default/f...ins-WWW-25.jpg

the coat is very nice. And looks to have been from this decade (hint hint Haakon)
http://www.sydtid.dk/sites/default/f...ins-WWW-38.jpg
Shoes are nice and clean too
http://www.sydtid.dk/sites/default/f...ins-WWW-35.jpg

overall a stylish outfit for the day
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:11 AM
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Yes, Frederik is doing a half-Mohammed here.

But still, stylish casual, so from me.

Of more interest to me is the band in the last photo. Their uniforms are from around 1750. - Some wearing the uniform better than others I notice...
One shouldn't wear stockings and breeches if one is equipped with legs only female storks would find sexy.
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:52 AM
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Hmm, those awful trousers photograph differently in two different places. Inside light made them look like they are karitane coloured which is definitely not a good thing and outside they looked horrid but passable.
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