by Nicholas Georgia, Vassilis Kardis, Ismini Adami
Dapper Dan Magazine. 2010. Second issue. 230×300 mm. 135 pp. Condition: Very Good.
Men’s Fashion and Philosophy Magazine
Dapper Dan is a new mens magazine that is interested in inspiration, not novelty; in looking good on ones own terms rather than being spoon-fed trends. It is created in Athens, Greece, by an international team and published twice a year, spanning fashion, culture and philosophy through striking photography and thoughtful texts. Eschewing the clichéd rules of mens magazines, it follows a spirit, not a format. Dapper Dan is for the man who doesnt feel he should have to be like everybody else.
Dapper Dan’s second issue: Ari Marcopoulos presents a self-portrait with death mask, Dries Van Noten admits he’s a romantic, Kacper Kazprzyk shoots Rick Owens’ autumn/winter 2010 collection, and neon artist Keith Sonnier lights a wire. There’s also fiction from Richard Wirick, an interview with psych-garage legend Jim Sclavunos, a studio visit with Martino Gamper, wearable Braille from Blind Adam, the first-ever retrospective of the out-of-print, cult magazine Kitsch, and Jackie Nickerson’s bold photographic documentation of African farmer fashion. On the cover: the history of the manges, the Greek hash-den wideboys from the 1930s.
Entirely Black and White throughout.