Vittori in the Kitchen

In my interview with cozyfashionist I mentioned that I – a man who stands behind Vittori Swimwear – like to bake very much. Maybe sometimes my works are not looking perfectly, but still they are delicious. My family doesn’t waste much time to leave the crumbs on the plates. This time  I am going to present you my recent work – Cake with honey and poppy seeds.

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What do we need :

200 grams of flour, 1 table spoon of backing powder, 170 grams of soft butter, 120 grams of milled sugar, 4 spoons of honey, 3 eggs, 1 coffee spoon of vanilla flavour, juice from 1 lemon, 2 table spoons of poppy seeds.

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First heat the oven to 160 degrees. Prepare the baking pan, I use Ø 26 cm with baking paper or with butter on the bottom and on the sides.

Mix the flour and baking powder, add butter, sugar, honey, beaten eggs and vanilla flavour into the smooth dough.

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I add also lemon zest, after that mix into dough juice from one lemon and poppy seeds.

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Bake this cake about 40 minutes until it gets golden brown.

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Hope you like it. Next time my blog will continue with the stories regarding Swimwear.

Vittori Swimwear is more than Swimwear. It’s Swimwear with the idea, designed for men who expect more. Visit our online store http://www.vittori-swimwear.com to discover more.

 

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Perfect Man Is Just A Dream Or Not ?

Who is a perfect man ? I am a man and not consider myself being perfect. Recently I read two books describing perfect men. One is Grey from “50 Shades of Grey” by EL James and the other one is Gabe from “Rush” by Maya Banks. Both books are written by women. Both these men are described as perfect. Tall, very handsome, very rich, top managers and businessmen and young of course. Their bodies are similar to the bodies of ancient Greek heroes. They found very young women to pass along with them.

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Going back to the writers of these two books : do they have perfect men already or just seek to have one ? I don’t know. And really doesn’t matter. But they are successful. They write what men and women love to read. They are perfect.

What is perfection for a man anyway ? Being rich, being handsome, being very tall, being very successful, having perfect smile, being charming, being loving partner, being loving father, being best chef ? All together or just few personal characteristics ?

At a dancing school of argentine tango there is a couple, where he is about 30 years older than his partner. He is rich, he is nice, he is a very good dancer. He provides her everything she wants. Is he like Grey or Gabe. I don’t think so. Oh, yes she is very attractive and about 25 years old. In her eyes, he must be perfect. But is he really perfect ? I don’t know, because I don’t live with him each and every moment.

Husband of my wife’s cousin is very handy man. He can fix everything, he is a perfect chef, his fish and barbecue are marvelous. He serves his wife everything she asks. But he is not rich. Is he perfect ? With such so many skills I do not possess, he is almost perfect.

My ex school-friend is not handsome. But he is quiet rich, always on top manger’s positions, powerful person. He’s rarely at home, his business is everything. Is he perfect ? Most likely.

My neighbor is talented person. His debates when barbecueing are to sit down and listen very carefully. He knows everything. His debates are powerfull. But he smokes and drinks too much, he doesn’t worry about tomorrow. Is he perfect ? Maybe.

Many men can be perfect if they have something other men only seek. But if they are really perfect, other men don’t really know, because other men are not with that “perfect man” each and every second. Is finding a perfect man a dream or not ? Every man can be perfect if you find positive characteristics in his skills or in his ideas. Supporting and encouraging him is most important.

Going back to me. I mentioned I am not considering myself being perfect. But I have some skills that other won’t even hear about them. Good in logistics, I have three loving children, loving wife, I am a man who stands behind Vittori Swimwear, and I can even write a blog for Vittori Swimwear. Not to forget I can dance argentine tango and I am not scared to attend milonga anymore.

What’s this blog has got to do with Vittori Swimwear ? Vittori Swimwear helps men being more perfect as they are. Wearing Vittori Swimwear you will feel perfect.

 

 

 

Elegance and Swimwear

I worked in several companies where dress code was as written rule. Very formal 4 days a week and Friday was a casual day. Many meetings were held on quite high level. Important persons were present, so we had white shirts, suits as dark as possible and ties that matched the suits. Women participants had more options, as always. Be it as trousers + blouse + jacket or skirt + blouse + jacket. Usually over 30 people were attended on those meetings, especially on Monday mornings when previous week activities were discussed and plan for common week were presented. As so many people were involved in debate, sometimes I had opportunity to observe how men were dressed. Half of them with black suits, tie with angled stripes and white shirt as mentioned before. I was little bit younger as I am today so I had taken some risk and wore some different ties, with motive with planes, snoopies, bikes, rewards, clocks, elephants, bees and even strawberries.

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I had adequate suits so the patterns match the ties. I must confess I felt very “casual” wearing such kind of ties. I was noticed.

Of course there were also some very important meetings with presence of secretaries of state, members of their cabinets and other important men and women. There I couldn’t wear such “funny” ties, I needed to pick more serious ties.

 

 

 

CIMG7993As owner of Vittori Swimwear Brand thinking about the patterns on the new model for the new collection, had in mind, why not offer something elegannt. On our last visit to Fabric Stock in Noventa di Piave (Italy) I saw beautiful fabric very elegant pattern, black fabric with vertical stripes. Perfect for men who seek elegance even when having holidays. Our model called “Elegance” was born. But our swimwear wouldn’t be so simple as looks at first sight. To create contrasts we reverse the fabric on the waist part.

 

Tango and Men’s Swimwear

I dance Tango with my wife, now almost 3 years. Week after week we have been attending tango lessons. Every Sunday evening, except summer weeks. Last summer our school-mate-dancers persuaded us to go to Mediterranean Tango Summer Festival. Are we capable enough ? Do we have enough courage ? We hadn’t really had any thoughts but to go, so nice words about this Festival had been told. It had to be something. We even had reserved the tickets for two consecutive milongas.

Actually we had danced at couple of milongas organized by our tango-school, not many other dancers had come and we had felt quiet comfortable. So, first night milonga at the Festival, the Hall entrance door had opened at 10pm. We are usually very punctual, so shortly after 10 pm we had entered the Hall. If we hadn’t heard the tango music, we would have thoughts it couldn’t be the right place. Only few couples had been inside. To dance or not to dance. We had waited one tanda and another one. First couples had come to the dance floor. Wow, what performances. Though my legs had been shaky, my heartbeat had gone up to 200/min, I had invited my wife to the dance floor. Would other dancers notice my nervousness, I had heard questions in my head. I must admit now, my Boss Bottle fragrance had done its job, otherwise my shirt would break out in a sweat. First step, then the second one, only basics for the first dance. To break the ice. Yes, I had made it. I had turned around to the dancers that had waited for the next dance. Nobody had been gazing at us. Either they had been seeking dance partners shooting their eye contact around other available dancers or had had most likely pretty much the same problems as myself. Slow breath out and next music, Dj, please. We had enjoyed every moment very much. When we had driven back to our hotel we had laughed at ourselves for being so scared. You just have to relax and enjoy.

Pretty much the same is with our men’s swimwear. We have put an idea into ordinary slip and trunk model by inserting push up pad. When we presented our idea to our first potential customers, their first thought was: what would others say if they saw us in your swimwear ? Nothing we answered, just try them and spend a day on the beach or by the pool. If anything happens you can return them freely. And indeed nothing happened, they were satisfied, finally got swimwear they could rely on no matter being in warm or cold water. Wearing Vittori Swimwear is almost dancing tango at milonga. You have them on, nobody notices there is an added value, and still you feel comfortable and with lots of confidence you will have great day by the pool. Like these two guys bellow wearing new arrivals Dot slip and Dot boxer made by http://www.vitori-swimwear.com

 

Vittori follows Nature Colors

This year is the year when our daughter is going to pass her last class in the primary school. Before the last tests, before the last day of the school, unofficially last school year ends with prom dance. I can’t say what is more difficult, to dress a boy or a girl. In our family we have had the proms; two boys had finished primary school, already. Both boys are very tall, their bodies are very slim . Wasn’t easy even to think about what they would be worn on that special evening. First thought was a man’s dress. It was really very funny changing variety of different trousers, different jackets. Either they had looked like an empty bag or the outfit had made them too old. Finally we had ended with casual way.

But what to do with the girl? We know at her age any formal dress code as for older girls would be odd. She would look to old; most likely she would feel uncomfortably all the evening.

And after all why not look into some fashion magazine? Perhaps there we would find the idea for a teenager. Yes, we found one. We found the magazine with plenty ideas. We went to the stylist who is also a tailor.

Our daughter is more into the books, then into the fashion. So at the visit she naively asked the stylist, what colors could be mixed, what colors can we match together? The answer was very simple, the stylist said. Just look through the window or look around when walking outside. Nature would tell you what to mix, what to match

Very similar is with Vittori Swimwear. When modeling the collection Tropic Island, we had turned around, not into tropic forests neither we went to tropic islands literally. Slip model called Autumn follows the nature colors matching together. Dark orange and matching deep red was the result. To make them spicier we add orange leaflets on the back. Bingo, or “Voll Treffer” would Germans say.

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Advantage in Swimwear Design

Yellow like Sun like Desert Sand

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Red and White – Passion and More by Vittori Swimwear

 

“I am punk enchantress, fat lesbian and hate high-fat food” was the title of the book I read recently. Story describes the adventures of the young girl – pupil of the final class of the elementary school. Her family had moved into the new apartment, so that girl eventually changed the school. She was different anyway, but in the new class her outlook was really out of mind. Her haircut, her dresses, her dark eyes hadn’t got many new friends. Sounds familiar to you ? Surely you’ve got similar experience. When you  were new or  had got new member of your class team? Like you open the window after few hours closed, new air comes in. People are usually afraid of what’s different. Each new member of the society brings new air. Mostly he/she brings new wave, new approach, new ideas. Something that was missing in last couple of years. Like long unsolved math’s enigma. Solution was on the table but no one could see it, except the new member of the team. If there’s is a teacher or mentor who encourages the class, that’s fine, that’s what we needed to be better than others, then it’s ok. But surely you can always find someone who would feel jealous, who’s primate status is in danger.

Vittori swimwear is also new at the market. We offer something different, fresh. We changed the seems, we added some shape to the middle part of swimwear and we used bright colours- like sunny yellow, orange, green and red. Why not ? Summer is hot, full of colours in nature. Men should feel comfortable and confident. That is what Vittori swimwear makes different to the other swimwear design.

Vittori Swimwear offers different approach, different dimension of men’s swimwear design. Vittori Swimwear started its idea from reverse side. The members of the team interviewed several men to discover whether they were satisfied with their existing swimwear. We listened what they had said. First we improved the shape of our swimwear. The central seem in the middle of front side was very unpractical. Due to the anatomic contour of the men’s body it divides the front side but men’s front side is not symmetric. Not like women’s body. Vittori made swimwear symmetric on the front side as well. Contours and seems moved away from vital part of the men’s body. We have had free up the space, we made more air. Customers response were positive. Yes, we scored the goal. This is it, that’s the major advantage of Vittori Men’s Swimwear.

 

 

 

Vittori & Chess

40 years ago:

Only two TV channels were available those times in my country. TV scheme was defined a year in advance. Specially in the evening. At 7pm one or two cartoons, followed by three commercial clips for tooth paste and new developed Colour TV set. Since we had black&white TV set it wasn’t really important, we couldn’t see all the advantages of “new patent”. Before main News block at 7.30 pm weather forecast was presenting, it wasn’t show like now-a-days. As I was a child I didn’t understand almost nothing from the news. I waited for sport & chess section very nervously. Chess was very popular in my country those times. Perhaps chess won second place in popularity. Our Chess-Grandmasters competed regularly in high class competitions. All matches for World Championship Title were described almost in slow-motion. The presenter used magnetic board with chess figures as magnets. He really prepared himself describing all the moves, practically all match in a minute and even all possibilities and faults that led to victory be white or black. On B&W TV set chess was indeed black and white.

15 years ago till today:

Chess slowly disappeared from the news, sport & chess renamed only into sport and it was moved out of the News block. Perhaps shortly after Karpov and Kasparov ended their careers. Football, basketball, skiing were sports which dominated the sport minutes. News at 7.30 pm was removed to News at 7pm, though the sport section extended to more minutes, chess was rarely mentioned. First it was moved to Late Night News at 10pm, chess section started not before 10.45 pm. So chess slowly and surely went out of interest of the viewers. Maybe that’s way chess lost the minutes on TV News. The other reason could be, that chess is relatively cheap sport. Only one table, two chairs, pair of B&W figures and a special clock are needed. The chess doesn’t enhanse much people’s consumption. Not like Football, Basketball or Skiing.

6 month ago:

We received a copy of local newspaper in our post-box. There was an article about the local chess club. Small one with very limited budget. Beside that there was an aging problem of their members. Average was well over 60, more like over 70 as I realized later.

Very often our family members like to watch Eurosport. I believe Eurosport has other significant role, namely presenting rare popular sport in continental Europe, like curling, snooker, darts, horse riding. Widening their popularity. I went to the local chess club meeting. I discovered chess can be very interesting to watch. Especially the variation of fast chess where hole game ends in a 15 minutes or less. It could be easily presented with several cameras on big screen. Each game is more interesting if it is rolling in a high speed. Modern technology could make magic and why not do it the same with chess? Players could wear commercial signs on their jackets, plenty of space could be offered. As a consequence young boys and girls would spend less time steering to the computers.

Chess is still non-attractive sport and local Chess Club has very low budget. At the end of the year members must contribute themselves if they want to attend the chess tournament in neighboring city. I saw so enthusiastic members of club fighting for survival.

Vittori Swimwear launched the chess-line of their swimwear with Check-Mate, Greyhound, Royal Flush and Majestic models of men’s quality swimwear. Vittori Swimwear became the main sponsor of the local chess club. Vittori Swimwear strongly supports good ideas,   strong will and dedication.Majestic – I’m your King

 

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