Friday, 21st July, 2017

Horni Underwear To Save The Rhinos

Horni Underwear Save The Rhinos

Happy Friday!

A few weeks ago a brand got in touch with me to let me know about their latest line of Underwear, Horni Underwear. Since I have somewhat of an obsession with good quality underwear, I had to check out a pair which they sent over.

Horni is a brand which puts emphasis on being premium and ethical, and use production, manufacturing and packaging from companies who meet a high international level of eco-friendly certification. Not only that, they’re also partners with Save The Rhino, donating at least 10% of their pre-tax profits to rhino conservation initiatives. The brand is new, and launched on 27th April at London Zoo with three different styles of underwear; Boxer brief, Hipster trunk and Classic brief. My personal choice is the boxer-brief, and I was able to get my hands on a pair and check out the quality for myself.

I got a black pair and I have to say they’re really nice. The fit is good and the fabric is nice and soft. The waistband comes with the Horni trademark logo and text which is a rubberised HD print, with a silicone tab. The inside comes with the details printed rather than a label, which enhances the comfort of the boxers.

You can check out Horni here on their site. These boxer-briefs comes in at Β£20 each with four different patterns available.

Wednesday, 19th July, 2017

Favourite Men’s Fragrances For Summer [UPDATED 2017]

The Best Summer Fragrances For Men

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 πŸ˜‰ 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. There’s everything from the Summer BBQ to nights out and holidays abroad, so picking out the right fragrance is crucial.

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.

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Tuesday, 18th July, 2017

Style Check: MANGO MAN Shirt From The Summer Sale

Check Shirt Style With T-Shirt From Mango Man

Hey guys!

I hope you’re having a good Tuesday. We’ve had some brilliant weather over the past few days, and that’s coming to an end (apparently) tomorrow so I made the most of the rain-less days and got out and took a couple of shots in my new check shirt I got from Mango Man in the sale.

When it comes to check shirts I really love them, but I only love a particular style. I like so many checks and patterns, but my favourite are buffalo prints, or checks which are medium-large in size, just like this shirt. The really large “plaid like” checks and squares can look a bit too big for my liking, and although I do like smaller “gingham like” checks, the type I am wearing here is by far my favourite. Whenever I see shirts in this pattern I am drawn to them, and always consider buying them, and in this case, I did.

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Sunday, 16th July, 2017

Diadora x Roberto Baggio Collection – World Cup 94

Diadora x Roberto Baggio WC94 Collection

How incredible is this!

If you are a fan of football and grew up watching it in the early to mid 90’s you’ll know how good Italian football was, and all the legendary players they had. Serie A was the league to play in back then, and the Italian national team had some superstars including Roberto Baggio. Italia ’90 was a great World Cup which West Germany won, but four years later at USA 94 Italy got to the final where they were beaten by Brazil on penalties. One of the most memorable players of the tournament was Roberto Baggio, who sadly missed the crucial penalty kick for Italy.

Diadora has teamed up with Roberto Baggio and released this tiny capsule collection, the Diadora x Roberto Baggio collection which includes these three pieces, all of which I really like. There’s a blue T-shirt which is similar to that of what Italy were wearing during the World Cup as their home shirt. There’s a crew neck sweatshirt in navy blue with the Italia pattern on, but my favourite piece from the collection is the jacket.

Roberto Baggio x Diadora Jacket, T-Shirt and Sweatshirt

The track jacket is primarily white with navy blue detailing on the arms, and the front has the iconic 90’s style pattern with blue, green and red. These are the same design of jackets which Italy wore at the World Cup before the games, part of the presentation tracksuit. These are slightly modified, with a slightly different badge, and the Roberto Baggio signature printed on the back in gold.

This is a Made In Italy collection, is strictly limited and you’ll be lucky to find any right now. The collection went on sale on Saturday 15th July, only sold in selected shops and has sold out in most places. The T-shirt comes in at Β£59, sweatshirt Β£89 and infamous jacket Β£115.

As for as iconic clothing turned into street wear I think this has been very well done, and it’s just a shame that it’s in such limited quantities. What do you think of these pieces?

Friday, 14th July, 2017

Style Of The Week – Nautical Stripes For Friday

Style Post - Outfit Of The Week - Nautical Tee

Hey guys!

Happy Friday! I can’t believe that the week is almost over already and the weekend is (almost!) here. The days and weeks seem to go so quickly, the Summer is slowly disappearing and soon it will be gone which is something I hate! I better make the most of Summer style while I can πŸ˜‰

One of my favourite styles for summer are nautical stripes. I have several nautical striped tees, from dark tops with light stripes, to light T-shirts with darker stripes, I’ve got them all. This is one of the nautical tops I got from ASOS last Summer, and it’s still in really good condition and is something I really like wearing. For my style of the week I have kept the look simple with only this top and a pair of black denim.

For the shoes I have gone for Kurt Geiger, and picked my suede derby shoes. The good thing about the warmer weather is that I can wear these without fear of damaging them in rain or puddles…Although it looks like I am too late, I wore these out one night and got them splashed. I should have used some suede protector, sadly I didn’t, and they’re now marked. I may try to get them back to a better condition.

Nautical Look - Style Blog Of The Week

I own a lot of sunglasses, too many in fact. I actually only wear 2-3 pairs these days, and usually switch between two, both Ray Ban. I have both of the classics, the aviators and the wayfarers, and for this look I’ve gone for wayfarers.

Last weekend I went out and had a blast, and this weekend I have no plans, although that may change. I will be happy to just relax this week and do nothing, not go out, and not go out-out, but that doesn’t mean that’s how it’s going to work out πŸ˜›

Have a great Friday guys! πŸ™‚ (a few more pics below…)

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Wednesday, 12th July, 2017

Air Max 1 Jewel Premium – University Blue & Crown Jewel

Air Max 1 University Blue

Tomorrow sees the launch of a couple of pairs of Air Max 1 Premium trainers from Nike, and they look pretty good!

When I was going for my white pair of trainers I actually ordered the Jewel in black diamond, then changed my mind and cancelled, and ended up getting the Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0 in triple white. Nike are continuing to release the jewel trainers, this time round with two colourways, one being called the Crown Jewel, and the other, which has caught my eye in particular, in University Blue.

It is the Summer so perfect time to get yourself a pair of white trainers, and now Nike have given us all two more options when it comes to getting some clean cut kicks to wear for this season. Both are white as a base, but the University Blue just looks epic. The light blue colour is set off just right, and will work well if you want some white sneakers but don’t want the striking bright vibes you can get from an all white pair. They come with the trademark jewel swoosh to the side, and the splashes of blue really make these trainers stand out.

As with all the jewel range, these have premium leather uppers, and come with a translucent outsole, keeping the whole look nice and clean, and the standard large Nike swoosh logo on the bottom of the sole which is quite eye catching.

Air Max 1 Crown Jewel

The other trainer is what they’re calling the Crown Jewel. This comes in the same premium white upper, but the light blue is replaced with black, which does look really nice. I do like this colourway too, but I think the blue edges it as it’s more creative and original, even though I love monochrome black and white aesthetics, I do like a splash of colour to add to it.

You’ll be able to pick both of these up from tomorrow at 07:59 at Nike.com priced at Β£104.95. I would imagine these will go pretty fast, trainers seem to go quickly on the Nike site. Check them out here.

What do you think of these new colourways from Nike?

Tuesday, 11th July, 2017

Music Playlist – June 2017

The Michael 84 Playlist

Sorry that the playlist is so late! June really got away from me, and I haven’t been listening to much new music, so there are not too many additions from the May playlist. As I guessed, I am still loving Despacito from Daddy Yankee & Luis Fonsi, I predicted it would be the song for the Summer a couple of months ago, and I’ll be right/already right.

Another track I have heard a lot is Wild Thoughts from DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. It samples Maria Maria by The Product GMB and Carlos Santana, if you think it sounds familiar that’s why πŸ˜€ Here’s my playlist for June 2017

  • DJ Khaled F/ Rihanna & Bryson Tiller
  • Carly Rae Jepson – Cut To The Feeling
  • Sigala & Ella Eyre – Came Here for Love
  • Luis Fonsi F/ Daddy Yankee – Despacito
  • J-AX & Fedez F/ T-Pain – Senza Pagare
  • Shakira – Chantaje
  • Enrique Iglesias ft. Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox – Subeme La Radio
  • Plan B – In The Name Of Man
  • Lethal B F/ Skepta – I Win
  • Sean Paul – Body
  • Axwell /\ Ingrosso – More Than You Know
  • Camila Cabello – Crying in the Club
  • Young Thug, Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande – Heatstroke
  • Clean Bandit F/ Zara Larsson – Symphony
  • Kendrick Lamar – Humble
Sunday, 9th July, 2017

Legend Of Kremlin Vodka

Legend Of Kremlin Vodka Review

I do love plain vodka, and I got a bottle of Legend of Kremlin vodka for my birthday a few weeks ago, and I finally opened it and tried it out. I know that some people will say they’re all the same, but they really aren’t. You can tell the difference between an expensive, good vodka, and one of those horrible bottles of cheap vodka. I’ve got a lot of bottles of premium vodka, my last bottle I got was Reyka vodka which is from Iceland, and it won’t shock you to realise that Legend of Kremlin vodka is Russian.

First off I have to talk about the bottle which I really like. I think that the bottle and packaging is what draws you into any alcohol, and I’ve got some bottles which are really distinctive such as the Crystal Head vodka bottle, this one is no different. It comes with a large base at the bottle and long neck, it’s really stylish and I love the design of the bottle. It also comes with a pour type of bottle opening, so you can measure out a drink so much easier, and get to pour like a barman.

The vodka is very smooth as you’d expect from a premium vodka, and goes down really well. It’s 40% rather than the 37.5% you can get from other vodkas such as Smirnoff, and it tastes crisp while not being sharp. If you are looking for a new premium vodka to try or to add to your collection, you should give Legend of Kremlin a try.

Sunday, 9th July, 2017

NE1 Newcastle Car Show 2017

Redbull F1 Car At NE1 Motor Show 2017

This weekend it was the NE1 Motor Show which I went to, and as usual it was really good!

The weather did help a lot, it’s been a warm weekend with plenty of sun, so it was good to get out and go and look at some cars. The event is in it’s third year, and I’ve been to the previous two, both have been good. It goes from top to bottom of Grey Street, and has grown out into other streets to, with cars on show in Grainger Street and adjacent streets too.

This time round there were a few new additions. There was an F1 Simulator which came from Mercedes Benz F1, it looked really good, and there was not only one F1 car on show but two! From Red Bull and Renault.

It was also the first time there was a live show, it was the Paul Swift Stunts doing a few stunts in Hood Street which was cool to see on the streets! As always, there were plenty of sports and Super cars there, from Aston Martin, Ferrari, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche, Rolls Royce, TVR, Nissan and more, and the classic cars including Jaguar and more!

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Friday, 7th July, 2017

Style Of The Week – Ripped Denim & Kenzo

Style of the week - 7th July 2017

Hey guys!

The weekend is here and I couldn’t be happier about that! It feels like I have just worked, done some running, ate a little, slept and then done it all over again for 5 days, I am so happy to have two days off! πŸ˜„ I have been able to put together this style of the week post, so you can check out my favourite outfit which features a pair of ripped denim and my Kenzo tee.

So this weekend I am going to go to the NE1 Motor Show aka the Newcastle Car Show, which is on Grey Street. It’s been a yearly thing for 2 years now, I was there in 2015 and 2016, and this year it’s supposed to be even bigger so I look forward to checking it out and seeing what’s going on.

So as for my style…I am not the biggest fan of light denim, but If you read my men’s jean guide then you’ll know that I’d consider it one of the five pairs of denim to own, as it gives your wardrobe more diversity and having different colours of denim will give you a far bigger choice when it comes to putting outfits together. I love indigo and black denim, but sometimes it’s good to mix things up and try something different.

The denim is from Cheap Monday and is pretty good. It’s a ripped jean style which is good for the Summer and I do like these jeans, however I don’t really wear them all too often. I paired these up with my black Converse for a typical casual look, two classics which will live on forever.

This Kenzo tee is one of my favourites, I got it quite a while ago and I still really like it. It has the trademark Kenzo branding to the front, which is appliqued on and is a kind of check/tartan style of pattern within the wording.

Have a great weekend guys!

More pics below…

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