@dnlming answers the 10@10

Evening blue bloods.

Thanks for peeling yourself away from your TV boxset of choice for the evening in favour of the 10@10.

Tonight’s a good’n and I know I say that most weeks but this evening we talk to a complete @redwingshoes freak. *Probably not a spoiler alert but you can never be too careful these days* From a personal point of view Rick Grimes would have finished Negan off weeks back if Rick chose to wear a pair of 877’s…simple!

This week’s MAN Daniel aka @dnlming is obviously a collector of boots and surfs the weft waves daily. His feed is gaining momentum more than most at the minute and it’s not hard to see why. You’ve got BLUE and boots, freakin’ boots galore! Boom!! NO exceptions!!! The occasional piece of heritage but hey we all got to appreciate that?

Now, not to pull any negatives from Daniel’s feed but, I have to advise that it may be best not to look too close at his profile pic as it contains muscles for days! Stacked/ripped/shredded (6 pack NOT 1 pack), Daniel is obviously very healthy and lives a wonderfully balanced lifestyle, something which I do not do! This profile pic reminds me of everything I should be hoping to achieve health-wise and are not. Not even trying if I’m honest so if you are like me I’d probably look away haha 😉 Awesome stuff Daniel brother!

Anyways folks, it’s time to sit back, relax, crack open a beer…errr scrap that, a protein shake (maybe) and listen to the thoughts of Daniel as @dnlming answers the @clobbercalm 10@10.

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MEET THE MAN BEHIND THE MENSWEAR

NAME: Daniel Christian aka @dnlming
AGE: 40
LOCATION: Indonesia
OCCUPATION: Indonesia (We reckon Daniel made a mistake here…although with how ripped he is maybe he DOES work as a country)

1. So Why Instagram?

I love it…most fashion pages and the best fashion people have it now, I really enjoy Instagram.

2. Why Denim, Boots, Workwear, Ruggedness?

Denim

I love denim. I love Japan-made, quality denim because the details are perfect!! I think the most important is the cut, I really like slim tampered.

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Boots

It’s my life. Wearing boots looks more manly. I really like boots. Red Wing boots have been my life since 2010. I’ve collected them one-by-one up until now. Before I visit every country I always browse; where is the Red Wing store? Haha I have a lot of Red Wing boots…almost 70 pairs hahahahaha!

I am already infected…boot sick hahah! The feature image is part of my collection and now I’m starting to collect Alden shoes, I have a small Alden army.

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3. What are your thoughts on the rise in popularity of “Instafashion” and the community it is creating?

I like the way Instagram is going, in my opinion, by allowing accounts to clearly show a collection of your own photos.

4. Top 3 brands to shop and why?

The Flat Head

Because The Flat Head cutting is so perfect to me. I very love the Flat Head material. Their sewing and construction is probably the best I’ve seen in a pair of denim.

The Real McCoy’s

I really love this brand…especially the Real McCoy’s jacket. Detail, cut, material…it’s so perfect.

Red Wing

I’ve already explained why haha…

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5. Where’s your favourite place to shop these brands?

I often buy from @limbrodenim, @blueingreensoho, @prontodenim, many more places…

Limbro Denim is my best friend. He often order direct from The Flat Head, Red Wing Shoes, etc…because he has a connection.

6. When did you decide to voice and share your love for your threads on social media?

I joined Instagram 2 years ago. First time I always shared my collection of watches *another hobby*. Now I try often to post jeans, boots because I am bored of always posting a watch in hand hahahaha.

7. What’s the secret behind your great images; Who takes them? When are they taken? How do you capture the magic your followers enjoy so much?

I just do them by myself using my mobile and camera but sometimes my wife helps me to photograph. I take them when I feel the moment is right.

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8. What feeds do you like to follow and check in on? Who should we check out?

It’s hard to say, because there are so many good feeds out there, but for example @johanmalik80, @sel.vage, @awalker4715 and many more…

9. What tips would you give new starters on Instagram to help them get there feed off the ground and successful?

Just do it the best and not for the likes and be yourself! Try to make it the best version of you.

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10. And Lucky Last, You’re going to be stranded on a desert island, you can take 1 outfit (4 items) and 1 drink ONLY with you. 

What would they be? Who made them? Why are you taking them?

I will take:

Iron Heart Denim 555-01 –
Logger cap by Filson –
THC t-shirt plain black by The Flat Head –
The Flat Head jacket WRJ 36A (horsehide jacket) –

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So there you have it…the life of an incredibly polite/driven and humbling boot freak all laid out for ya!

The 10@10 fills another 15 minutes of your life and hopefully you’re not reading it in bed?! The phone’s backlight and incredible content will only lead to stimulation and, well, stop you getting your kip! (Unless your 4/5 beers deep of course)

Thanks for your time this week Daniel. It’s been a pleasure having you onboard the 10@10 ship and I hope we speak again soon my friend.

So moving forward over the summer we will be pushing the boat out a little here @clobbercalm…but more on that later. For now, let’s focus on Monday’s ‘…Brand Behind The Menswear’ that comes in the form of Norwegian-based denim wizards, @lividjeans. As you probably already know, these guys are seriously on point with their focus and design when it comes to their denim products and Jens (Owner) has been more than willing to share a secret or two with us so make sure you check in next Monday!

Have a great weekend people. Stay close!

Ben @clobbercalm.

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