Do We Really Love Cheap Monday

I wondered, does everyone love Cheap Monday. I heard about it some years ago, because of Michael. Well, he wasn’t a person who cares about the outfit. I think that’s normal. I can understand, generally, men don’t really care about fashion. They do care what to wear, but they pay more attention to comfortable, and not being blatant.  (Are you thinking about your husband or boyfriend right now? What did they use to wear?) I gave him some ideas about what to buy and what to wear. Then he realized that stylish stuff can be comfortable at the same time. We found Cheap Monday.

It was a long story about wearing their skinny jeans. At the beginning, Michael felt strange to wear skinny jeans. He asked me : is it too over? is it too tight? No, Honey, you look sexy, I answered. After the shy period, my honey starts collecting skinny jeans. At the same time, we realize, there are many people also crazy about Cheap Monday’s jeans. (It is same, when you drive a black car, then you wonder why there are so many black cars.) Therefore I have this story to share with you today.

Michael knew I would attend to Cheap Monday’s Fashion Show in Stockholm. He said : what a pity that I can’t go with you. But can you have a look if there is any Cheap Monday’s shop, and maybe bring one jeans for me? Only when you have time, no pressure, honey. “Sure. my honey!” I answered.

Even I didn’t have any jeans from them, though I was quite excited about the show. Ricarda and I went together to the show. At beginning, we could not find the entrance, and we were too early. (You don’t have to be on time for any fashion show; The Man Repeller told us.) The next second, we ran into the backstage by chance. (What a great mistake.) People in Stockholm were really friendly and nice. I had a tour at the backstage, took photos, interview some models, even I got in touch with their manager. She even asked us, if we would like to have an interview with designers after the show. Therefore, I can show you not only photos from the runway but also some backstage’s images.

I was not really into this collection (though there were pieces I would like to wear but in my style.), but how they presented the collection. Dark space, spotlights, soft pop music and young lovely couples. This pre-show took around 30 minutes. Longer I stayed with this atmosphere, more romantic I felt. I looked at the couples, I remembered how I fell in love with my honey. Wait one moment, did my honey ask me for something? Gosh, skinny jeans. I searched Cheap Monday’s shop via Google, I thought I found them on the first day when I went out. Unfortunately, the address was wrong. The second day I went out again, but this time, I asked local people instead of google map. I was totally lost my mind when I stepped into the shop.

Oh, by the way, Cheap Monday calls “Weekday” in Stockholm. There were many jeans, some were a new collection, some were on sale. How cheap the sale? One jeans cost only 10 Euro! Even I knew there was no more space in my luggage, I bought 2 pullovers, 4 jeans (two for my honey, two for myself.) The story should end up here happily, but it didn’t.  One day later when I packed for my trip to Copenhagen, I was in trouble. First, it was really difficult to close my luggage. Then I changed my strategy (outfit), I wore the thickest jacket and pullover. If I could, I would wear two jeans. Second, the luggage had 4 kg more than it should be. But when I saw my honey tried the new jeans on, I could not help myself to tell him : Honey, you look so sexy. Oh yeah. Do we love Cheap Monday?

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我很好奇,大家真的都愛 Cheap Monday 嗎?我其實一直到前兩年因為米夏爾的緣故才認識這個牌子。坦白說,米夏爾以前是個不太注重穿搭的男人,不過這很合理。大部分的男人除了注重衣服的舒適度,希望穿起來舒舒服服之外,就希望不要太招搖就可以了。是不是流行、走在時尚的尖端,有時候並不是重點。(我想,此刻你應該想著你的男人,想他們平時穿衣服買衣服的態度吧!)然後在我的建議之下,米夏爾才驚覺,原來有很多比較時尚的款式其實穿起來也很舒服哪!然後,我們發現了 Cheap Monday 這個牌子。其實說來話長,剛開始的時候米夏爾很不能接受男人穿緊身牛仔褲,對他來說很彆扭。他總是問,是不是看起來很緊,是不是有點變態?!『不,親愛的,你看起來性感極了。』我這樣回答他。過了這段緬靦害羞期,沒想到米夏爾竟然瘋狂愛上緊身牛仔褲,然後開始收集。也就在那突然間,我們發現其實很多男人也都愛緊身牛仔褲耶。(就好像如果你買了台新的黑色的車子,就覺得全大街小巷都是黑色的車子是一樣的道理。)

米夏爾知道我這趟司德哥爾摩之行可以看 Cheap Monday 的秀,他說:唉,好可惜喔,沒有辦法跟你一起去看秀。不過如果有機會你幫我到街上晃晃,看看有沒有 Cheap Monday 的店面,幫我帶條緊身褲回來吧!親愛的,隨緣就好,不用刻意繞道喔。『好,親愛的,沒有問題!』我回答。

即使我本來沒有任何一條他們的牛仔褲,也不是他們的愛好著,不過可以看他們秀還是覺得很開心。我和 Ricarda 當天一起同行,卻在秀場入口迷了路,而且我們也太早抵達了。 (The Man Repeller 已經跟我們說了,看秀沒有必要準時出席呀!)不過誤打誤撞我們卻闖進了準備後台,好一個美麗的錯誤呢。司德哥爾摩的人大致上來說都很隨和,也沒有問我們有沒有證件,就讓我們隨意參觀。我慢慢晃了一大圈,拍了照片、和模特兒交談,並且認識了品牌經理。她還問我,等等下秀之後想不想跟設計師做訪談呢。所以不止有秀上的照片可以和你分享,還有後台精彩畫面也可以一起瞧瞧。

對於這次秀上的設計,其實不太合我的品味,不過還是有幾件單品我願意穿穿看。相較起設計,我真的很喜歡他們對於整場秀的舞台設計以及視覺效果。黑暗的空間、投射燈、輕抒情搖滾音樂,還有一對對年輕的戀人們。這場秀前前戲大約演了三十分鐘,我越看越是覺得浪漫,我看著那些年輕模特兒彷彿戀人的模樣,也讓我想起了剛開始和米夏爾陷入熱戀的情景。等等,米夏爾沒有問我做什麼事吧!我的天呀,緊身牛仔褲。我上網找了 Cheap Monday 的店面,沒想到第一天出去找就迷了路,原來地址超錯了。

第二天我學乖了,問當地人,果然讓我給找到了。順便跟你說一說,在司德哥爾摩他們不叫便宜星期一,叫做 Weekday 喔。一踏入店裡,我完全失心瘋,有好多好多緊身牛仔褲喔。更誇張的是,打完折便宜得不得了,一條褲子大約十塊歐元,我完完全全忘了行李箱根本就沒有空間放新買的衣服,還是買了兩件毛線衣,四條牛仔褲。(兩條給心愛的米夏爾,兩條給自己)。故事應該到這裡結束了吧,不過並不是這樣的。隔天要打包到哥本哈根時,我的行李根本合不起來,只好更換戰略(穿搭):我把最厚的外套和毛線衣穿在身上,如果可以其實也想穿兩條褲子呀!在機場要提交行李時,也超重四公斤,麻煩一大堆。不過最後當我看到米夏爾穿上緊身褲時的模樣,我還是忍不住稱讚他一句:『親愛的你好性感呀!』。我們,真的都愛便宜星期一嗎?!

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Do you know this logo? Click the link to read more about Cheap Monday’s story.
對這個商標有印象嗎?點選這個連結 (只有英文)可以認識一下這個瑞典品牌喔。

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I privately love this photo. At backstage is all about concentration and working.

我私心地好愛這張照片,在後台就是無止盡地專注工作。

Also another stupid story I had : when I shopped 4 jeans, actually I bought 2 special design rings too. But I forgot them in the hotel. I was too happy to unpack my jeans, and rings were still inside the shopping bag. Would like to cry now again.

除了上頭的故事之外,還有另一個笨笨的小故事。其實我除了四條牛仔褲之外,也買了兩個造型很特別的戒指,不過我光高興著從購物袋裡拿出褲子,卻把戒指忘在袋子裡了,然後又把袋子留在飯店。現在想起來還是很想哭呀。

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In the show entrance, they offered popcorn and cola. I liked the idea, it showed the spirit of this brand : fun and more fun.

在秀場入口,主辦單位提供可樂還有爆米花。我喜歡這樣的點子,顯示了這個品牌的精神:十足的樂趣。

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Till now I still remember how that moment touched my heart. We can be always young and sweet.

直到現在,還記得當時那片刻帶給我的感動。其實我們都可以永保年輕、青春浪漫的心。

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How pity, the pre-show was too great, therefore the show itself could not compete with it.

很可惜,浪漫的前戲太棒了,所以秀本身的可看度就沒有那麼精彩。

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The co-designer, Frida. I made a short interview with her. Talk about the collection and their inspiration.

共同設計師之一,Frida。與她作了一小段訪談,談到了這次的設計還有靈感來源。

Do we love Cheap Monday? Does your boyfriend, husband wear skinny jeans? What do you think about men wear skinny jeans? Sexy or too tight? Share your idea with me. I really would like to know.

我們真的都愛 Cheap Monday 嗎?你的男友或是先生也穿緊身牛仔褲嗎?你怎麼看男人穿緊身牛仔褲呢?性感還是感覺很緊呢?跟我說說你的經驗或是想法吧,我真的很想知道耶!

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Fanning Tseng is the editor of Yes! Please Enjoy which was founded in 2012. Having lived in different cities and experienced different cultures, Fanning focuses on the connection between Europe and Asia. She is now working as a professional photographer and a full-time blogger. Moreover, Fanning is a regular feature columnist in several Chinese online magazines such as Vogue Taiwan, WOMANY and 10/10 HOPE. Get better informed by subscribing the Newsletter; moreover, let’s stay connected on Instagram and Facebook.

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