• Mens Knitwear Guide For 2016
    Fashion Advice: The Best Knitwear For Autumn/Winter 2016
Wednesday, 26th October, 2016

Introducing Microsoft Surface Studio


Today was the Microsoft event, and a few things were introduced, including a newer, more powerful Surface Book, but the story which everyone is talking about is another great brand new design from Microsoft, the Surface Studio.

Just look at it! Forget about what it can do, why you’d need it or the specs for a moment, and look at it! It looks beautiful, possibly one of the best designs of a computer for a very long time. The design is thin and sleek, minimal, modern and minimal. For a brand new machine, it looks like a brand new design, which is important these days.

First of all we have to talk about who it’s designed for; This is a computer which is aimed at the creatives, and not the general consumer market; That’s quite an important point and you’ll see why later.

So what is it. Well it’s a touchscreen PC, but this is not one of those old fashioned, under-powered all-in-ones which came around several years back. Other than the design, this is a real powerhouse from Microsoft. First off, it has a 28″ Pixelsense display, this is the same kind of display found on the Surface Pro and Surface Book which creatives adore and is widely regarded as one of the best screens for pen input out there. This one of course is bigger, and comes with a 4500×3000 resolution, and is perfect to use as a canvas.

Writing on an upright screen is probably not the best, and that’s where the party piece of the Surface Studio comes into play. It has a special Zero Gravity hinge which allows you to lie it at an angle, perfect for drawing or writing.

In terms of spec, it comes with either an i5 or i7 CPU, 1 or 2TB Hybrid HDD, 8, 16 or 32GB RAM, Dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965m 2GB or 980m 4GB graphics; Expansion comes in the way of 4x USB 3.0 ports, SD Card Reader, Mini DisplayPort and 3.5mm headphone jack.

Another device to compliment this is the brand new Surface Dial. It can be used as a stand alone to control things, or place it on the screen and it can do more. All of this can be explained better in the video below:

The Surface Studio will start shipping in 2017, and comes in at a starting price of $2999, around £2499. This is a lot of money for a home machine, but remember that this is actually designed for creatives and studio types (hence the name) and not the home, although there’ll be quite a few people wanting this.

Has Microsoft just changed the game?

Let me know what you think of this, I personally think it’s brilliant!

Wednesday, 26th October, 2016

Air Max 95 Pony Hair Pack


Nike have revealed a pair of trainers which I think look pretty sweet! The Air Max 95 Pony Hair Pack reimagines the iconic silhouette, and takes inspiration from one of Australia’s native birds, the Gouldian finch. The colours are prominent in the design, with hues including red, yellow and green covering the sides, blue to the toe cap, with black leather upper and white midsole, I think these colours work so well together and it really is a statement pair of trainers.

The Premium Air Max 95 Pony Hair pack are available now from selected retailers for £125.


  • Monday, 24th October, 2016

    Men’s Fashion Tips – Winter Coat & Jacket Buying Guide


    UPDATED FOR 2016

    Brrr it’s getting cold in ‘ere! Winter is here, or coming, depending on where in the world you live and when you’re reading this post 😉 One way or another you’ll be experiencing the depths of winter sometime soon, so you’ll need a winter coat or jacket to get you through a few horrible months of the miserable British winter weather.

    Buying a good winter coat is not only important for the first year you purchase it, but it can become a good investment piece, lasting a good few winters before you need to splash out and buy another. With that said, investing in a good jacket is not only worth it because you’ll be getting much better quality which will be noticeable when you wear it, as well as it lasting longer than a cheap and cheerful coat.

    My winter coat and jacket collection has grown over the past few years, and I have quite a few of the bases covered with quite the selection, including my Pull and Bear Parka, Barbour Chelsea Quilted Jacket, Adrian Hammond padded jacket and of course the daddy of them all, my Canada Goose.

    The Canada Goose Is Hands Down The Best – Buy One!

    I would love to advise you to go out and spend near £600 on a Canada Goose jacket, but things are not that simple. In my opinion if you need a coat for a harsh winter there is simply no better than a Canada Goose. I got a Chilliwack Parka a few years ago, and it was a godsend for 2 bad winters we had. It does come with a few problems in the UK though. For example, last winter was so mild I never actually wore it! They are amazing for harsh weather, and if it’s freezing cold, if there’s wind chill, or if it’s snowing, then wearing one will keep you toasty. However if it’s a mild winter and not really sub-zero temperatures, you’ll literally be sweating in one; They are not really designed for mildly-cold winters. There’s the price too, at around £600 it is rather expensive.

    So what are the other bits of fashion advice  when looking to buy a winter coat this year? Well there are a few options, and I will go into the different styles of jackets which are available at the moment.

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    Sunday, 23rd October, 2016

    Adidas Ashington Limited Edition Trainers


    Adidas are set to release another pair of trainers in partnership with one of the football teams they sponsor again, Manchester United. Last year the brand with the three stripes released their Stretford trainers, and this year they’re all set to release a brand new limited edition pair of trainers, inspired by Man Untied legend Sir Bobby Charlton, called the Ashington. If you’re wondering about the name, it’s named after where Bobby Charlton comes from, up North near me, in a place called Ashington in Northumberland.

    The trainers are styled on boots worn by the great man back in his playing days, and come with leather upper, gum sole and a classic Adidas silhouette. The leather uppers are accompanied by the infamous three stripes, along with gold branding and detailing including on the laces. The backs of the trainers have not been forgotten, with the trademark red devil being present in an embossed style on the right heel of the shoe.

    You’ll be able to get your own pair when they are released on Thursday 27th October.

    Check out more pics below

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    Saturday, 22nd October, 2016

    First Look At The Nintendo Switch


    Nintendo do know how to tease us…

    If you’re a gamer then you’ll know that Nintendo have been hinting at a new console for a while, and we’ve all been calling it the Nintendo NX, and even though we now know that was a codename, it was actually a pretty good name. Nintendo finally revealed what they’ve been working on and what will be their next console, it will not be called the NX, they teased us with the Nintendo Switch on Thursday, and it looks very interesting.

    The first look doesn’t actually tell us a whole lot about the console in terms of spec or what it can do a whole lot, but it does show off what it’s all about, and at least some of it’s capabilities in it’s video (below). In terms of spec, the only thing we know as of now is that it’s powered by an NVIDIA processor.

    What we do know is that it’s designed to be a hybrid home and portable console, it comes with a dock which connects to your TV, and when you want to go or have to leave, you simply undock it, and pick up where you left off on the screen. The design is interesting, with the main screen part being the console and having two controls either side which are detachable. The two sides of controllers come with plenty of buttons, so as seen in the video, you can play 2 player games with the one console and the two detachable controllers. Not only that, two consoles can be linked up for play wirelessly which will be fun for gamers being in the same room. For sitting in your living room for bigger games, there’s also a more standard looking controller, probably known as a “pro” controller or something similar.

    It’s interesting that it’s going to be a proper console going mobile, rather than a mobile console. So where will the DS line-up fit into all of this?


    As for games, there’s the beloved games in the preview; I’m talking about Super Mario and Mario Kart. We also seen Skyrim, Splatoon, NBA 2K17 and Zelda. Nintendo has released a list of all the support which the Switch is going to receive from games, and it’s quite a list. As we know, a gaming console is only as good as the games available for it (Just ask the then-powerful Atari Jaguar!). As for the game storage, it appears to be a card or cartridge similar to an SD card, but will probably be some proprietary Nintendo card.

    UK Release Date And Price

    The price is TBA, and the release date is March 2017.

    My Initial Thoughts

    It’s an interesting idea from Nintendo, and I am not sure at the moment if I think it’s brilliant or terrible. It’s a home console which you can carry around with you, it’s bold and new, and something we’ve not really seen before, so it’s hard to judge, especially with the little detail we have. As mentioned, a lot will depend on the spec, games support, as well as the price, and since this is a portable device, how long the battery lasts. If Nintendo can get is all right, it could be pretty hard to resist getting one.

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    Friday, 21st October, 2016

    SU2C 2016


    Hey guys!

    Stand Up To Cancer is on Channel 4 tonight from 7PM. Make sure you watch, and if you want to donate you can do so on the website here, by text you can donate £5 or £10 by texting either FIVE or TEN to 70404 or you can call 0300 123 444.

    The show kicks off at 7PM and there’s plenty on including Britney Spears, The Last Leg Su2C, Celebrity Gogglebox featuring Steve Coogan, Anna Friel, Olly Murs, Niall Horan and the England football team. After that there’s Steve Coogan & Noel Gallagher plus a whole lot more later tonight.

    Thursday, 20th October, 2016

    TBT Tivoli Copenhagen 2015


    I can’t believe how fast this year is going, and that I went to Copenhagen almost a year ago! I went just before the Christmas period, when all the Christmas markets were on, and it was the first time I had been to Copenhagen. It’s such a cool place, if you ever get the chance of visiting the city I’d definitely advise going, especially during the festive period. Tivoli at Christmas is such a good time, that and the rest of the city are so festive and it could possibly be the best time to go, as there’s so much more to see and do.

    One of the highlights is going to Tivoli, which is like an amusement part, but so much more than that. It’s cool if you just want to go for a look around, it’s fairly sizable, and there’s rides like the old wooden rollercoaster and a 5G “Dive bomb” style ride called Vertigo if that’s your thing. If you prefer something a little more cosy or quiet, there’s a Tivoli Christmas light show, which is on the lake every hour for a couple of hours in the evening. I took a video of the whole thing which you can see below…

    It’s a cool thing to see in person, if you’re ever in Copenhagen you have to check it out.