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  • Men's Christmas Jumpers For 2016
    The Best Christmas Jumpers For 2016
Monday, 5th December, 2016

Cashmere Jumpers & Knits – Are They Worth The Money?


If you don’t own any cashmere you’ve probably heard of it, and you probably also associate as a soft and expensive wool, which it is. If you’re a regular reader of Michael 84 then you’ll know I love cashmere, I own a couple of cashmere jumpers and think they’re great. But here’s the question, Are cashmere jumpers, knits and other wooly fashion and wears, worth the high price tag?

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Friday, 2nd December, 2016

The Nintendo Classic Mini Review – I Finally Got One!

Nintendo Mini Classic Review - In The UK

They’re out of stock everywhere in the UK and abroad… Do I look happy? :mrgreen:

As soon as I heard about the Nintendo Classic Mini aka NES Mini, I wanted to get one. I heard about them as soon as they were announced, and thought they’d be pretty popular among a few people like me, who love a bit of retro gaming…I didn’t bother pre-ordering at the launch, they sold out everywhere almost instantly! I didn’t think it would be so hard to get one, and after a couple of weeks of the launch, I finally got one!

The original NES was one of my first ever consoles; I did have an Atari 2600 but probably too young to understand what they really were all about. I got a Nintendo when I was about 7 or 8, I can’t actually remember whether it was a Christmas present or Birthday, but it was obviously my favourite present. Now we can all relive the good times with the brand new Nintendo Classic Mini! 😀

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Wednesday, 30th November, 2016

The November Playlist

The Michael 84 Playlist

It is almost December! Fashionably late, here’s my music playlist for November. The good news is that I have been listening to more new music, so I’ve been able to add tracks to it, as well as removing some older ones which I no longer listen to so much. My favourites this month which have carried over from October are 24K Magic from Bruno Mars, and Rebecca & Fiona – Shotgun. New tracks I love which I’ve added are Clean Bandit & Anne Marie F/ Sean Paul – Rockabye which has been number 1 in the UK singles chart and I’ve been liking it for a couple of weeks.

Here’s this month’s playlist in full.

  • Clean Bandit & Anne Marie F/ Sean Paul – Rockabye
  • Daya – Sit Still, Look Pretty
  • Charli XCX F/ Lil Yachty – After The Afterparty
  • Neiked – Sensual
  • The Vamps & Matoma – All Night
  • David Guetta, Cedric Gervais & Chris Willis – Would I Lie To You
  • Maroon 5 F/ Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Wanna Know
  • Rebecca And Fiona – Shotgun
  • Professor Green – One Eye On The Door
  • Dua Lipa – Blow Your Mind (Mwah!)
  • Sia F/ Kendrick Lamar – The Greatest
  • The Weekend F/ Daft Punk – Starboy
  • Bruno Mars – 24k Magic
  • Hailee Steinfeld & Grey F/ Zedd – Starving
  • Ariana Grande F/ Nicki Minaj – Side To Side
  • Peg Parnevik – Sthlm Nights
  • Rebecca And Fiona – Drugstore Lovin’
  • The Chainsmokers F/ Halsey – Closer
Monday, 28th November, 2016

Christmas Gift Guide For Men 2016

Christmas Gift Guide For Men This Year

Christmas is upon us, so if you’re looking for presents for any men, or just yourself, I have put together a small list of different gifts you could either ask people to buy for yourself, buy for others, or just buy for yourself! 😀

If you are buying for men it can be tough, or expensive depending on your taste or budget, but actually it’s not too difficult. I have split up this guide into separate parts, so if you’re looking for tech, grooming, food and drink or stocking fillers. If you’re looking for fashion, I have my Winter Coat Guide as well as a Jumper and Knitwear guide specially for the season,  men’s aftershave for Christmas guide and who can forget a good old fashioned novelty jumper, check out the best Christmas Jumpers for 2016.

Find out all about these and get all the details below

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Friday, 25th November, 2016

The Best Christmas Jumpers This Year


Over the years I’ve loved my Christmas jumpers, and have quite the collection from my Christmas Jumpers 2015 and 2014, and this year will be no different. It seems there’s more and more jumpers on sale, from the absolute novelty to the verging on stylish, there’s a pattern or design for you. The ultimate in cheesy Christmas themed knits, or something a bit more toned down with a seasonal fair isle sweater.

Christmas Jumper Day 2016

Christmas Jumper Day is Friday 16th December this year, where you can not only wear a brilliant novelty jumper, but also you can donate to Save The Children if you want to show your support to the charity.

There’s plenty to choose from, here are my favourites from different brands and shops; From budget to premium, there’s one for everyone 🙂

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Wednesday, 23rd November, 2016

The Best Men’s Fragrances For Christmas 2016


If there’s one easy gift to buy for virtually any man, it’s a new scent, or a favourite fragrance. If you’re looking for aftershave ideas, then I have come up with this very short list of my favourites which I think will be big hits. It’s really hard to narrow things down, as you’ll know if you’re a regular reader, I have lots of scents which have been featured on Michael 84, you can see them all over on the fragrance reviews page, so it’s hard to narrow things down to a manageable level. But I have tried to take on the task, and have selected seven of my highly recommended scents, along with some which deserve an honourable mention too.

I only personally recommend fragrances which I either own or I’ve tried, and there’s obviously plenty others on the market too. With that said, here’s my favourites.

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Monday, 21st November, 2016

What To Wear To Your Office Christmas Party – Men


Party season is upon us, and there’s no doubt that you’ll be going to an office party or two over the festive period. Dressing the part and knowing what to wear can sometimes be a tricky issue, should you go super formal or super casual, or somewhere in-between? Here’s some tips and advice along with some inspiration to get you going on deciding what to wear at your office party.

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