Saturday, 23rd July, 2016

Adidas Originals x Billionaire Boys Club Palm Tree Collection

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Pharell has teamed up once again with Adidas Originals for this Summer, with the latest collection for Summer 2016 being the Palm Collection in collaboration with he’s street wear label, Billionaire Boys Club.

As the name suggests, it’s influenced by palm trees, with palm printed graphics throughout the collection. There’s classic pieces including a tee with pocket detail, track jacket, shorts, vest top with the BBC astronaut helmet print to the front. The collaboration also includes some special edition Stan Smith trainers, which come in white with two contrasting colour options, pine green and red too.

If you want the latest collab you have to be fast, Adidas has already sold out online for a selection of the pieces, you can see what’s available online here.

You can pick up the Stan Smith trainers for £139.95, the tank top for £39.95, pocket tee for £44.95, track jacket for £109.95 and shorts for £47.95.

What are your thoughts on the green and white colours and the all-over prints?

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Thursday, 21st July, 2016

Fast And Furious 7 On Blu Ray

Fast And Furious 7 Review

I finally got Fast And Furious 7, and got to sit down and watch it. They’ve made so many of these films now, and the chronological order of them is all over the place, so it’s best to just sit down and watch it, rather than to over think it. It’s of course the last film in the series which Paul Walker will be in, after he sadly died during the making of the film. It does follow on from the last one, where the gang are now living normal lives, after been given amnesty for their previous crimes. The new character who’s played by Jason Statham, happens to be the brother of the previous bad guy, who’s in hospital, and he swears to get revenge, and happens to be a special forces agent gone bad. The film goes from there.

It’s safe to say that if you liked the previous films you’ll like this one, and if you didn’t then you probably wont. There’s lots of great action in lots of cool locations, as you’d expect to find in the newer films from Fast & Furious.

Tuesday, 19th July, 2016

Hottest July Day In The UK / Newcastle

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Hey guys!

So today was the hottest day of the year so far…Which will probably mean the hottest day of the year full stop 😛

I decided to make the most of it and headed down to the beach…The good thing about living in Newcastle is that it’s really close to the coast, so I went to all of our coastal places; Tynemouth, Cullercoats and Whitley Bay which are all next door to each other. There’s a few beaches such as Longsands and King Edwards Bay, which I think is the best one.

It looks like everyone else had the same idea, I was there quite early but the beaches were starting to fill up pretty quickly. I then headed into Newcastle where we have Seaside at the Quayside…A really cool idea which has been going for a couple of years now. We have a little beach right on the quayside, which comes complete with sand, chairs and of course beach huts. What other place has this in the middle of their city?! 😀

I hope you had a great day today, hopefully it will be one of many, and we’ll get more over the weekends rather than a “work” day 😉

Check out all the pics below…

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Monday, 18th July, 2016

Favourite Men’s Fragrances For Summer

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There’s no secret that Summer is my favourite season, I love it for so many reasons; There’s so much fashion out there for the Summer which I love, you can be as bright and colourful as you like with your clothing and style options, there’s the weather, which is sometimes sunny and at least a bit warmer 😉 and of course Summer football with the Euros or World Cup at least every other year. Getting your scent right for the summer is possibly more important that other seasons, as everyone is out and there’s probably more socialising going on in the Summer than other seasons, as everyone wants to come out and play.

I always separate my scents into seasons and times; Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter, as well as night or day. Autumn and Winter scents are all about the dark, musky, warming scents, ouds and woods play a big part. When it comes to Spring, and more importantly for this guide, Summer, it comes down to citrus, floral and fresh styles of scents, which can be pungent but subtle and not overpowering. Here are my favourite fragrances for the Summer.

Floris Santal

Floris Santal

Floris Santal is a truly brilliant scent. It’s a floral type of scent which does not sound the most manly, but I can assure you it is. If you’ve ever had the now discontinued Gucci Envy for Men, it comes close to that, which is not a bad thing at all. It’s a fairly green scent, not aquatic or citrus, packs a punch but is refined and elegant. It’s definitely an all rounder, but still perfect for Summer.

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Armani Acqua Di Gio

The all rounder which works well in Summer, Acqua Di Gio from Giorgio Armani is a classic and a firm favourite with many, and once you’ve smelt it, you’ll know why. It’s fairly fresh with a hint of citrus and green notes, it’s light-spicy without being dark.

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BOSS BOTTLED by Hugo Boss

Another classic which is a must have to your fragrance collection has to be BOSS BOTTLED from Hugo Boss. Like the Armani mentioned above, this is another massive hit with many, and I’ve only actually owned this scent for a couple of years. A different style from the others mentioned already, it’s a little bit warmer without being musky, making it perfectly fine for the warmer weather. Keep this one for a Summer night out, rather than the day, although it’s so nice it wouldn’t offend.

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L’eau D’Issey Pour Homme

A cutting citrus edge without being too over-powering, this is L’eau D’Issey Pour Homme from Issey Miyake. It’s a well rounded scent, with the citrus notes being calmed down by more aquatic and floral tones, and would be perfect to wear at a barbecue, beach or just strolling through the city on a Summer’s day.

Floris Bergamotto Di Positano EDP

Floris Bergamotto Di Positano

From the Floris Private Collection comes Floris Bergamotto Di Positano. A unisex style, it’s sweet, citrus and marine-like, wearing this will take you to the Mediterranean. It oozes that Summer holiday feeling, and is not like anything else in this list. If you want a unique scent for the Summer, this should be worth trying out.

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Dolce And Gabbana Light Blue

The name really says it all, Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue is a light and fresh type of fragrance with a hint of citrus. It does have that little bit of musk, but it’s subtle and just that right amount to keep this as a lighter Summer style of smell.

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Lacoste L12.12

The most floral of all the scents in this guide, Lacoste L12.12 is worthy of the list, and should be considered if you’re looking to add a bit of floral elegance to your scent wardrobe. The grapefruit and cedar wood are pleasant and apparent, and it’s a fresh scent which will work well during the day.

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Paco Rabanne Invictus

It works well in the day and is powerful for an evening, Paco Rabanne Invictus is only a few years old, but it quickly became one of those fragrances which everyone was wearing. It’s easy to see why, if you’ve got it or sampled it you’ll know how pleasant it is, being a more citrus-green type of scent but packs a punch, and is inviting and non-offensive.

Those are my top tips for the Summer for fragrances, as always you can read more of my men’s fragrance reviews, and let me know what your favourite scents are for the Summer. To go with the scent you need the clothing, so make sure you’ve check out my men’s summer essentials too, so you can look as good as you smell 🙂

Sunday, 17th July, 2016

Louis Vuitton Monogram Eclipse For Autumn/Winter 16

Louis Viutton Monogram Eclipse For Autumn Winter 16 For Men

If you’ve been a fan of Louis Vuitton and their trademark monogram print, but you’ve not been a lover of the brown and gold colouring, Louis Vuitton have something for you for Autumn Winter 2016. The brand new LV Monogram Eclipse collection is here, and as you’d imagine, it’s looking really good!

If you’ve never been a fan of the brown and gold colour but always wanted to own a piece of luxury and wanted some Louis Vuitton in your life, the Eclipse Monogram is here to save the day. The Eclipse uses the same timeless design with the variation of colour, black and grey which looks really sleek, and is perfect for men’s styling. With plenty of leather goods available, including luxe footwear, a range of bags and small leather. The pieces are magnified with matte smooth leather details and dark grey shinny metallic pieces to keep the masculinity of the collection.

The collection should be available right now from Louis Vuitton.