Dapper Dan - Europe
"Dapper Dan" is the product line of Stan Soldan, a big fan of Cary Grant and the hairstyling of the 20s to 50s. Since his youth in the 80s - a time when mainly gels and hair sprays were available in Germany but there were still no pomades on the market - he experimented with hairdressing cream, honey, liquid soap and much more to imitate the hairstyles of his favourite hairstyle icons, from Clark Gable to Elvis Presley.
During a visit to Australia in the late 1980s, he finally discovered the world of pomades. After his return, however, he was only able to find similarly satisfactory products in the Netherlands - until 2007, when a school friend convinced him to use his knowledge and passion and simply start his own business. Just six months later, he finally turned his passion into a career with the PomadeShop in Munich.
“Yes Ma’am, it’s Dapper Dan!“
"Dapper Dan" is Stan Soldan's own product line, made "for the modern man with the heart of a gentleman," he says. The brand name "Dapper Dan" comes from a nickname for a slick dresser. But in this case, it’s based mainly on the notorious "Dapper Dan" pomade from the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", without which the main character Everett (played by George Clooney) can’t survive.
Originally a fictional product, the Dapper Dan pomade from the film was eventually sold to Stan Soldan who now distributes high quality, authentic hair care products from pomade to hair tonic. His own creations are based on original hairdressing formulas from the 20s and 30s, which he refines after his own experience and testing on himself until he is satisfied with the recipe. The packaging is nostalgic and designed by him - as an experienced communication designer, graphic designer and cartoonist.
Authentic and high quality - the Dapper Dan product range is manufactured in Europe.