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We’re Living In Strange Times Right Now – Social Distancing, Lockdowns & Everything Else

Friday, 27th March, 2020

Day 20

Hey guys! I am still here!

How are you? I hope you are all well, fit and healthy and getting through this strange time the entire world is living in right now.

I don’t need to state the obvious, we’re living in coronavirus times. Life has change for us all, and who knows how long for. I have been social distancing for 20 days now, with things getting seemingly more and more serious as the days go by.

People are becoming ill and dying all over the world, it’s crazy and sad. I’ve been watching the scenes and hearing the stories from places like Spain and Italy, and it’s heartbreaking. The fear is that the worst is still to come for the UK, and cases are still rising elsewhere too.

These days I only venture out and about for my daily walk, something I’ve done for a long time now since I can’t run with my bad foot. But I’ve even stopped doing that so often, as we’re getting locked down more and more.

Staying home and staying safe is the most important thing.

It kind of feels weird posting ‘normal’ content at times like this. I have a lot of style guides and fragrance reviews which I think I will just put on hold. I have a Spring fashion guide which I might post up next week, and maybe some “stay home” related content too. (Check out my binge worthy TV Box Sets if you’re bored!)

These days I use the blog for most of my ‘big’ features and smaller stuff on social media such as Instagram, so I’ll probably post a few things on the grid and stories (you can follow me here).

Until then stay safe and stay at home 🙂

p.s. I have changed my logo on the blog, if you hadn’t noticed.

Binge Worthy Box Sets – The Best SKY, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Channel 4 & ITV Shows

Friday, 20th March, 2020

Binge Worthy Box Sets - Epic TV To Binge Watch

Stuck in the house? Now the the perfect time to binge watch some of the best box sets!

Whether you’ve got to fill in time because of the coronavirus, you’re looking for a new box set to sink your teeth into or just fancy something light to watch, these days there’s plenty on offer.

I am going to go through a some of the box sets which I have watched in the past couple of years. There’s some which are new, and some old classics.

There’s drama and thrillers, as well as the lighter side such as comedy and romance. I have also watched a ton of sports programmes which are epic, and I’ll feature those too.

Some of these shows are still on going, some have just finished or started their current seasons, and some are now finished. These days we have so many ways to watch box sets: SKY, Amazon, Netflix and on demand services from the likes of ITV and Channel 4.

Here’s some binge worthy box sets you can watch. Get yourself some food and drinks, sit back, you’re going to be entertained for hours.

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The Best Fragrances For Teenage Guys: Wear These And Smell Great

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020

The Best Smelling Fragrances For Teenage Guys

If you’re reading this then you’re probably one of two people: You’re a teenager looking for the best smelling fragrance, or you’re looking for tips on what scent to buy a teenager.

If that’s the case, then you’re in the right place.

I’ve featured tons of fragrance reviews, with most of my guides aimed at men my own age, I thought it was time to age down a lot…After all, we were all teens once upon a time, and we all wanted to smell good!

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What To Wear With A White Shirt – A Men’s Style Guide & Outfit Ideas

Monday, 16th March, 2020

What To Wear With A White Shirt - A Men's Style Guide

A crisp white shirt. Is there a better feeling than putting one of these on?

It’s one of the most simple and basic items of any guys wardrobe, and is completely universal. It may be simple, but it’s also elegant and classic, and can be a key component to dressing well.

You may be thinking: What should I wear with a white shirt?

I’m talking about a button up or button down shirt. There’s plenty of options, from the classic Oxford shirt to End on End and Poplin fabrics. There’s no doubt that they are  a versatile piece of clothing and can be worn by anyone.

Regardless of age, season or style, the white shirt is one of the most timeless items you’ll ever own.

There’s plenty of different ways to wear a white shirt, which largely comes down to occasion. It’s an essential part of a mans wardrobe which can be dressed up as well as down, and you can create an almost endless number of outfits.

Here’s what to wear with a white shirt, from formal to casual outfit ideas.

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The Coronavirus Stops Football Worldwide Including The Premier League

Friday, 13th March, 2020

Coronavirus Cancels Football

It’s the worldwide crisis which has dominated the news in the past several weeks, and sadly it’s probably just the beginning. Obviously I am talking about the Coronavirus aka COVID19.

This is serious, people are dying and it’s a terrible contagious infection sweeping the globe.

People and health are number 1, that goes without saying. I could write about toilet roll shortages and the stockpiling of pasta, but we’re probably sick of talking about that.

So with that said I’ll keep it light (or as light as you can be in this situation) talk about what many of us love and how it’s effected that, football and sport.

The Coronavirus has stopped football worldwide, including the Premier League, which announced this morning that it would be suspended until 4th April.

Here’s what’s happened so far.

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10 Of The Best Men’s Fragrance To Wear This Spring

Wednesday, 11th March, 2020

The Best Spring Fragrances For Men This Year

Spring is well under way, so it’s about time to get out your favourite fragrance suitable for Spring, or if you don’t have one or fancy a change, buy yourself a new scent.

What is the best men’s fragrance for Spring?

These are the best men’s fragrances you can wear this Spring before we head off into Summer.

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Smart Casual Dress Code – A Men’s Style Guide With Outfit Ideas For What To Wear

Monday, 9th March, 2020

What is smart casual style for guys?

The Smart casual dress code. It’s a style which every man can master, and usually only requires items you’ll find in your wardrobe.

But what is smart casual for men?

A smart casual dress code simply means dressing in clothing that’s smarter than your standard casual wear, but it’s not as formal as black tie or wearing a full suit. It’s somewhere between what you’d wearing relaxing on a film night, and something you’d wear to a formal dinner.

When it comes to styling, there’s a huge amount of different clothing in the middle.

So when it comes to outfits, where do we go from here?

Here’s everything you need to know about smart casual style.

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Adidas vs Nike – Which Is The Best? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Friday, 6th March, 2020

Adidas vs Nike - Which Is Better? Here's The Answer

It’s one of those questions which gets asked and answered so many times: The two sportswear giants, Adidas and Nike, which is best?

I’ve decided to put my own spin on things, looking at the past and present of both Nike and Adidas. Taking everything into consideration, but mostly the culture and the clothing, these are my thoughts on the Adidas vs Nike debate.

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