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Old 09-04-2017, 11:47 PM
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Do they not have house staff? Somebody needs to learn what shoe polish is for. Those shoes are a disgrace.
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:22 AM
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I agree. Why is Haakon so attached to such disreputable footwear? Are they the shoes he wore when he proposed to his wife, or something. Many wives would have quietly thrown them out into the trash bins long ago.
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Old 09-15-2017, 12:50 PM
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Here we have Joachim causing a stir during a visit to Germany: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJsJcDyXkAESxFk.jpg

Notice the... eeh... remarkable tie.
His shirt - with stripes!
His buff suit.
The almost leg-hugging pants.
The brown shoes! I mean, his shoes are not black!!
And almost provocatively Joachim has parked a hand in his pocket.
- Surely it is his French genes and French wife who is influencing him here.

Compare Joachim to the Danish representative he is speaking with. The gentleman has tried his best to blend in, while in Germany, but he is immediately outed, due to his wild tie! And his suit being unbuttoned.
Then compared Joachim to the two typical Germans standing behind him.
As you know I'm very reluctant to use national stereotypes and generalize people but it is, as you all know, a well-established fact that all Germans are always very correctly attired. (Except when on holiday. That's when they really let their hair down! But in their own correct way, which you have to be German in order to fully comprehend.)
Observe how the German gentlemen all have theirs hands in front of them.
They all wear a dark suit.
A dark tie.
Dark shoes.
Glasses with a dark black frame.
White shirt.
And naturally they wear a name-sign, complete with last name first, then first name, title and university degree (or other degree), name of company they represent and blood type. - That's the way to do it in Germany!
It is also a well-known fact that all German males over the age of thirteen are required by ethnic agreement to have at least three such ensembles in their wardrobe. Most have many more.

There is of course an exception to the rule and that is called Bavaria. Bavarians are basically the Texans of Germany. - Or more probable: Texans originally stem from Bavaria.
Nevertheless in their own peculiar way they also have a very distinct style which they adhere to like it was a religion.

Now, some of you may ask: But are the Germans just like the Swedes?
No, no, no. You couldn't be more wrong.
When a German spots other Germans, (and that's easy) they are happy. Because they know that now (at least some) things are in order. Things are now correct. Things are now working. Things are now formal, as God intends it to be. And they have found someone who can understand their humor and with whom they can be loud and who understands what they mean when they say "neh?" From now on it's Gemütlicheit going full throttle!
The Swedes on the other hand find mental bliss and a sense of safety from conformity and being boring. When a Swede meet other Swedes abroad, they enter a zen-like mental state.
There is nothing a group of Swedes love more than to blend in with the wallpaper, while a group of Germans occupy the middle of the room exclaiming every 31 seconds (exactly): "Das ist ja doch wunderschön"! The Swedes will feel secure and indeed a little smug, having been indoctrinated all their lives that their Volvo, which they all drive in, is way superior to any automobile ever devised by a German.

That gets us back to Joachim. I have yet to find out why Joachim dressed and indeed acted in complete contrast to the Germans around him. While such behavior would lead to nervous ticks among Swedes, in Germany they find it amusing, even refreshing. - And some Germans present may even consider purchasing such an attire and wear it on New Years Eve, when all Germans go partying - in their own way of course.
Here is an even better illustration of what I have been writing about: https://www.tvsyd.dk/files/styles/16...?itok=CFVwav2C
It's easy to distinguish the Danes from the Germans, right?
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Old 09-15-2017, 01:12 PM
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I quite like Joachims outfit. It all matches. No clashing colours.
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Old 09-15-2017, 01:52 PM
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a few days ago, Haakon being Haakon with his awful clothes.
https://www.profimedia.cz/data/image...0347728012.jpg

close up of his jeans and ugly shoes. they both look very worn out and too casual for this official event
https://68.media.tumblr.com/5dc2f1d3...0who3_1280.jpg
The jeans are the wrong fit to be worn with a jacket - "easy" or "regular" fit are too casual indeed and a slim fit would look better.

As for the shoes, I myself wear suede shoes quite a lot - mainly grey or blue - and they have to be brushed each time I wear them because of the annoying "scuff" marks you get with suede. Haakon's have surely not been brushed since they came out of the box all those years ago

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I quite like Joachims outfit. It all matches. No clashing colours.
I notice that there is a current development of matching colours in men's fashion recently - a few times I have seen different shades of the same colour on men....mainly casual attire. It works well with blue somehow, but the other day I saw a guy wearing bright yellow shorts with a slightly faded yellow t-shirt - you couldn't miss him from a mile off. Another chap elsewhere wore a similar set-up but in green - you could miss him as it was in a tree-lined park.

But Joachim's outfit is a little too matching for me - I wouldn't say it was a symphony of beige (or fawn or taupe or tan) but seems a little bland. A deep burgundy tie and similar coloured shoe-leather would have lifted the look slightly.
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Old 09-15-2017, 11:21 PM
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Yes indeed, I totally agree. Joachim's ensemble should have been a total winner except the shade is a little too khaki with a hint of Karitane for my liking and the tie a lot too apricot.

Now, had the suit been more neutral and smooth on the eye and the tie less 'Hello, look at me!' it would have had potential. However, the lack of kerchief in the breast pocket or even a small boutineer just made it meh even if his traditional brown oxfords were gorgeous.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:14 PM
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Haakon being Haakon again. It's like he was getting dress, upper part first, and either forgot what he was doing or ran out of time and grabbed the first mismatched pants he could find
http://www.kongehuset.no/aim/kongehu...39c2253462.jpg

and those ugly shoes again. I think they might be glued to his feet Really makes this outfit go from bad to worse
http://ppe-agency.com/500px/Sep2017/PPE17092118.jpg

now on to better men's fashion; nothing better than a naval uniform (especially on Frederik)
http://kongehuset.dk/sites/default/f...?itok=l6KnUZh8
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Old 09-25-2017, 01:33 PM
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currently Frederik is in China for an official visit, and he has shown great fashion sense so far, with a variety of nice ties and suits.
Nice to see different ties (and colors) and clean shoes

http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id852747178
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/P...uzhKYCEo4l.jpg
http://kongehuset.dk/sites/default/f...?itok=mTeSgTAU
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id853410274
https://scontent-eze1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...51&oe=5A82C204

some events require no tie, so you bring a beautiful smile
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/D...a_406lkFxl.jpg
http://kongehuset.dk/sites/default/f...?itok=W90T9HlE

some events require more physical activity, Frederik running the Great Wall of China with some nice shorts
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id853471462
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Old 09-25-2017, 04:03 PM
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Old 09-25-2017, 04:41 PM
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It's with a mix of great expectation and trepidation I open your links.

This time I'd say the King got serious competition from the lady next to him.
The yellow shoes are a serious challenge!
And when you are past 25 you don't wear holes in your jeans.
Where are the PANG-colors the King usually wear?

Thanks Polyesco.

Frederik's been doing pretty well on his China-trip.
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/P...uzhKYCEo4l.jpg
These are some cool sunglasses.

Notice how Frederik avoids insulting his hosts with an accidental and unintentional hand-gesture, by placing both hands deep in his pockets.
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:41 AM
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Frederik in a very nice suit to the inauguration of the Lego House. Very stylish!
http://www.jv.dk/modules/xphoto/cach...928_3080_2.jpg
the little bit of red line adds a nice touch with his wife Mary's red dress
http://www.jv.dk/modules/xphoto/cach...928_3080_2.jpg
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Old 09-28-2017, 01:20 PM
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A surprisingly youthful look.
I don't think everyone would be able to pull it off wearing that suit, but it works for Frederik.
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:23 PM
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Daniel looking a bit overdress for an Outdoor Association event. Double-breasted coat with a tie
http://1.t.cdn.belga.be/belgaimage:1...cae&m=egbpffnn
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...40&oe=5A3AD7F0
http://1.t.cdn.belga.be/belgaimage:1...cae&m=ilaibdid

He should have left the tie at home
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:31 PM
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Frederik in a very nice suit to the inauguration of the Lego House. Very stylish!
http://www.jv.dk/modules/xphoto/cach...928_3080_2.jpg
the little bit of red line adds a nice touch with his wife Mary's red dress
http://www.jv.dk/modules/xphoto/cach...928_3080_2.jpg
I love that suit and it suits him well!

In fact, I am reminded of a photo I once saw of Frederik taking a walk around Copenhagen and wearing trousers in a similar pattern (kind of like Burberry check) teamed with a wool jumper. This was back in the late 1990s and I thought at the time it was the coolest casual wear I saw a prince wearing!
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Old 10-09-2017, 02:36 PM
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Frederik at the start of the CP couple's 5 day visit to Japan, greeting the Japanese CP couple. Very stlyish color combo.
http://kongehuset.dk/sites/default/f...?itok=6Le1wPGH

Day 2. a lovely brown suit with a beautiful red tie.
http://kongehuset.dk/sites/default/f...?itok=M3qNySuX
the tie works wonderfully with the suit
http://kongehuset.dk/sites/default/f...?itok=AQd8JEU3
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:06 PM
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My Dear Polyesco Frederik is very stylish i must admit but
Look this guy with uniform!!!!!

http://www.kongehuset.no/aim/kongehu...b70683c0d2.jpg

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Old 10-09-2017, 04:12 PM
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My Dear Polyesco Frederik is very stylish i must admit but
Look this guy with uniform!!!!!

http://www.kongehuset.no/aim/kongehu...b70683c0d2.jpg

(Not the King)
Haakon in uniform is definitely an improvement from Haakon in his terrible fashion and awful shoes

although Im not a fan of the big watch sticking out
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:57 PM
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Didn't know Haakon is a full general. - Frederik, in comparison, is "only" a major general.
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The King's ribbon (of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit) is way too short. Not sure if it fitted him previously when he was younger but he is in need of a longer one!
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My Dear Polyesco Frederik is very stylish i must admit but
Look this guy with uniform!!!!!

http://www.kongehuset.no/aim/kongehu...b70683c0d2.jpg

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*sigh*
I love Haakon in his uniform.
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