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The Grand Tour Season 3

Saturday, 19th January, 2019

The Grand Tour Season 3

The Grand Tour, or should we call it Amazon’s Hit Car Show (or Amazon Shit Car Show) is back for season 3, and it already caused a hilarious stir on the Twitter with it’s catchy hashtag, #Amazonshitcarshow. Of course it’s 2019, a time where ironic sarcastic humour is lost on most people on the Internet, many of which didn’t get the joke at all.

The first of 13 shows aired yesterday, 18th January 2019, and I watched it last night, and it was great! More of the same good old stuff from Clarkson, Hammond and May, with the same show doing the same things which we all love.

The first episode centred around Detroit and the car scene of which it was once the king of when it earned the name motor city, but in recent years has been in decline, filing for bankruptcy one it’s lowest points, with a lot of citizens moving away.

The boys were driving American muscle cars, with Hammond driving a Dodge Challenger Demon, May driving a Hennessey Exorcist and Clarkson driving a Ford Mustang. Clarkson and May have a city street drag race which Hammond has to watch as he can’t drag race on the streets at the request of Dodge. May wins almost all the drag races. They then go to a Theatre to do a noise test of their cars, with May wining again.

May and Hammond finally have a drag race on a airfield strip, where Hammond changes parts of his car to get it drag race ready, and beats May. There’s also a review of a super car, with the McLaren Senna being put through it’s paces by Clarkson at Thruxton.

As already mentioned the first show was great, and I am looking forward to next week’s show already.

Bvlgari MAN Wood Essence EDP For Men Review

Friday, 18th January, 2019

Bvlgari Man Wood Essence EDP Review

For my latest fragrance review It’s another I got at Christmas 2018 and another I’ve been waiting for, Bvlgari MAN Wood Essence EDP. I am a fan of Bvlgari scents and have owned many, including my favourite, the original Bvlgari MAN, but how does this one stack up?

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My Last Ever Cheap Monday Jeans

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019

My Last Ever Pair Of Cheap Monday Jeans as the brand goes

It’s such a sad time, I’ve got my last ever Cheap Monday jeans.

As you might have read here the other week, Cheap Monday is no more. The brand is being discontinued, so when the upcoming season is finished, there’ll be no more. This is sad for me because I love the brand, they make some great jeans and other clothing, and it’s generally a good high street fashion brand.

It’s one of those clothing labels which I’ve written about since almost the start of this blog, and continued to do so over the years…It feels like just yesterday, however it’s all came to an end. I had to get myself one last pair of denim before I was unable to, so I got my favourite wash in my favourite fit.

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The Gillette Ad – The Best A Man Can Be – Or Is It?

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019

Gillette The Best A Man Can Be Ad About Toxic Masculinity Causes Outrage

Gillette has created a new ad, a short film which has been causing some controversy, using their famous tagline, The Best A Man Can Get, and changing it up to The Best A Man Can Be. This is their attempt for ‘men to set a good example for the next generation’, but it has not gone down too well with most. In fact, the YouTube video has over 370k dislikes, in comparison to 100k likes at present.

Many people are outraged by the ad, as for some it seems like they are stereotyping all males, that every man is toxic, using backdrops of what’s been happening in the news in recent times, which has not been very positive for the male gender to put it very lightly.

It goes on to depict and talk about bullying, various negative male stereotypes, sexual harassment, and more.

If you have not seen the video yet, you can see this below.

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Going All Black: Nudie Jeans And No Nationality 07 From END

Monday, 14th January, 2019

Nudie Jeans And No Nationality From End Clothing

Hey guys!

Happy Monday to you. I’ve got a couple of things still to write about which I’ve got from the January sales, and first up is a couple of things I got from END. When it comes to style if you’re stuck a lot of people will say, when in doubt, go black, and that’s what I’ve done in my all black choices.

First up is a NN07 No Nationality T Shirt. As you’ll probably know if you’re a regular reader, I love Scandinavian style, it’s become popular in recent times but I’ve been a real lover of it along with the fashion and the brands for a long time. I’ve featured NN07 aka No Nationality a few times on the blog before, but this is my first piece I’ve picked up. It’s one of their minimal and simple tees, with the branding to the front.

The T-shirt itself is made from Pima cotton, which you’ll know if you’ve read my T-shirt guide is a really soft type of cotton. The fit is also good, and there’s no doubt it will feature in an outfit sometime in the future which you’ll see here.

Is there anything I can say about Nudie Jeans which I’ve never said already? The thing about denim is this; I have a huge collection of jeans, the vast majority are high end and top quality, and it’s got kind of crazy. I sort of decided that I’d try limit myself to 1 pair of high end denim (or any jeans) a year, which I’ve already broke since I got my Kenzo jeans too.

I’ve already got a pair of black selvedge from Nudie, when are incredible quality and have stood the test of time like I thought they would. I usually save these for going out for an occasion, so I wanted to try some black jeans for everyday wear, and of course Nudie was the brand to go for.

I know the fit, I know they’re quality, and since it was the sale, it was a really good price. I got these cold wash black jeans, they’re the Grim Tim fit which is my preferred fit. If you’re unfamiliar, they’re a slim leg with a button fly, so in terms of style they’re exactly the jeans I want.

Last year I got a pair of Selvedge dry denim indigo high end jeans from them, with these being similar but black, and much softer denim which is what I wanted this time round.

Black Jeans From Nudie And Black T-shirt From NN07 No Nationality

Film Night: Paper Towns

Sunday, 13th January, 2019

Paper Towns Film Review

My film night is back, and I decided to finally watch Paper Towns. I got this ages ago on blu ray, but since we had Christmas and there were a few things on TV I wanted to watch, I decided to finally sit down and give this a watch. Paper Towns is a coming of age film which stars Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff, and since I love coming of age films, I was looking forward to watching this.

It is about a shy guy called Quentin “Q” (Nat Wolff) who lives across the street from Margo (Cara Delevingne) who he is friends with from childhood and who he really likes. They discover a dead body, and Margo discovers the man killed himself after his divorce. The film then goes through to the teenage years, at the final year of high school, where Margo and Q have drifted apart since then.

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Dolce And Gabbana The One Grey For Men Review

Thursday, 10th January, 2019

Dolce And Gabbana The One Grey For Men Fragrance Review

A new year usually means new scents for me, as it’s one of the easiest things to buy me for Christmas. In the past year I’ve had my eye on two scents which were recently released, one of them being Dolce And Gabbana The One Grey for men.

Grey is the latest in the line of The One scents released from Dolce And Gabbana, following on from the original which was a big hit and Gentleman which was a personal favourite of mine. It comes 10 years after the original, so what’s this one all about?

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My First Pair Of Premium Shoes – Loake 1880 Aldwych Oxford

Tuesday, 8th January, 2019

Loake 1880 Aldwych Shoe Review

It’s a new year, and for me, that means new shoes. When it comes to shoes I now have quite a collection, and have really got into shoes in recent years. I love all of the shoes I own, they are all from great high street brands and have served me proud. However for this year, I decided to treat myself, and go for something more high end, and went for the Aldwych shoes from the Loake 1880 range.

When it comes to a gentleman’s style, I think there’s a few essentials a guy should have. There’s a good watch, a well-fitted suit, a good winter coat and then there’s a good pair of shoes which you need.

This is my first foray into premium footwear, so I have been looking around for quite a few months. I’ve been soaking in all the information, checking out all the brands, styles and shoemakers out there, and one of the stand out decided on getting a pair of Loake shoes.

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