Yesterday was Hitler's birthday (yes, the guy with that cute trimmed moustache and the iconic salute sign). Guess what's his age if he made it till today? 120 years old!!! Long live Hitler! NO just kidding! Okay, that was scary what am I thinking? Honestly I'm so grateful that nothing tragic happened yesterday, you know, the usual bash-and-wallop-every-foreigner-you-see affair by the Russian neo-Nazis. Well I'm fortunate that such event rarely occurs in Volgograd. This is not the case in big cities like Moscow - every year the Fuhrer's anniversary are likely to cause a stir among the Muscovites, locals and foreigners alike.
Not bearing the fact of this event in my mind I incidentally wore a 'Nazi' pants the day before the event. Yes my state of oblivion sometimes annoys me too, but as usual I got lucky, nothing bad happened alhamdulillah! About the pants: don't laugh, that's how I like to call the pants, well at least that's what I saw German armies in WWII movies like Schindler's List and Valkyrie wear. Confession: haven't watched Valkyrie yet- some people say that the history-laden plot just turns off the entertainment value altogether, Tom Cruise or not.
Oh speaking about Schindler's list I LOVE Ralph Fiennes' acting. He always got the villain role don't you think? Beside SL he played the mean character in Harry Potter, Red Dragon, The Duchess, among others.
And of course, my own (pathetic) take on the wool army pants:
Nazi pants from Amsterdam, New Yorker faux leather biker jacket, Topman shirt, H&M braces, thrifted boots
Anyhow, I looked into my folder and found this pic: the guy in this Sartorialist shot wore the pants best, hands down! I adore his bravery and creativity for donning such an androgynous look: