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What To Wear On A First Date – Men’s Style Advice

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018

What To Wear On A First Date - Men's Style Tips

Going out with a girl for the first time can be exciting and nervous at the same time. There’s a lot to think about, and one of the most important things to know is what to wear on a first date. If you’re looking for a little bit of style advice, have no fear, there’s plenty of tips here to have you looking your best.

When it comes to dressing well, you’ll want to wear something which is practical for your date, something which is going to look smart and the part, and also something which is going to keep you confident at all times. Making a good first impression is incredibly important, and your clothes is going to go a long way to making sure you get a second date.

Here’s all the things you need to consider, and how you can dress to impress without looking like you’re trying too hard.

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Happy Socks Advent Calendar For 2018

Tuesday, 16th October, 2018

Happy Socks Advent Calendar 2018

Hey guys!

So I was having a browse around a few days ago and came across this incredible advent calendar…It’s not you usual piece of chocolate a day cardboard kind of thing, it’s the Happy Socks advent calendar, with 24 pairs of socks!

I know it’s crazy to already be talking about advent calendars, it’s only half way through October, there’s 6 weeks or so until December, but when I saw this was already on sale, I had to share it.

As you’ll know from reading the blog, I love socks, and I love Happy Socks, and have so many pair, I couldn’t actually say how many I have, and I’m not going to count them. I can honestly recommend them, apart from the fact that the colours and patterns are so vibrant and cool, the quality is also really good.

Luxury types of calendars have been getting bigger and bigger every year. I’ve seen calendars costing in the hundreds, even some in the thousands for things like high end alcohol, and other high end gifts which you can get in a calendar form.

The tradition remains the same. In this Happy Socks version, you get 24 “doors” which are actually little boxes with red pull tabs, which contain a pair of socks. As with tradition, the boxes are not in numbered order, so you have to look for the correct box for the corresponding day.

This advent calendar of socks costs £149.95, and is available exclusively from John Lewis here. It is expensive, but for an innovative, fun and fancy way of working your way up to Christmas Day, this is such a great idea. Christmas is always a time of socks for guys, it’s the one fashion item that probably every man will get in some form, and now you can get them every day in the run up.

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Chukka VS Chelsea Boots For Autumn And Winter

Monday, 15th October, 2018

Chelsea vs Chukka Boots

When it comes to picking out your footwear for Autumn and Winter, we’ve got a few good options. Two of these are different styles of boots, I am talking about Chukka Boots and Chelsea Boots. But what are they, should you have both in your wardrobe, and what are the differences any way.

Let’s take a look at both of these styles of boots, and why you should consider a pair of these if you’re looking for something fresh this season.

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Suicide Squad For Film Night

Sunday, 14th October, 2018

Suicide Squad For Film Night

Hey guys!

I hope you’ve had a good weekend so far. Last week I didn’t have a film night, and this time round I decided to watch Suicide Squad, a type of film which I’d never usually watch. It was on Amazon Prime, so I thought I’d give it a watch, since lots of people were talking about it when it was released.

I am not really a fan of the whole super hero franchises, in fact I don’t really like them at all. I never did as a kid, and I still don’t. Spirderman, Batman, Superman, Marvel, DC Comics…It’s all foreign to me!

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Men’s Knitwear And Jumpers Guide For Autumn/Winter 2018

Thursday, 11th October, 2018

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Autumn and Winter are definitely here right now, so that can only mean layering and getting some knitwear and jumpers for the upcoming season. I love knitwear and sweaters, there is a huge variety of styles, colours, patterns and fabrics to buy, and you can create a great deal of different looks, depending on the style you would like to go for.

With so many different options available for you to wear, it can be a bit daunting if you don’t really know what you’re looking for; From choosing the various materials to the neckline, and which brands do knitwear best.

Here’s some tips on what to look for when you’re shopping for your jumpers and knits this year, including some of the brands you can buy from, including budget, high street and luxury.

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The Bold Type Season 2

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018

The Bold Type Season 2 Review

I finally watched season 2 of one of my new favourite TV shows, The Bold Type! It’s on Amazon in the UK, and I came across it last year and thought season 1 was brilliant, so I was happy when a second season was announced, and it was released in the Summer. The World Cup was on, so I was all focused on that, but I finally sat down and watched season 2, and it was just as good as the first.

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Cleaning My Suede Shoes & Jacket – How I Did It

Tuesday, 9th October, 2018

Cleaning My Suede Shoes - How I Did It

So suede…It’s something which I really do like, and got on board with a couple of years ago. When it comes to jackets, a suede jacket is a great option to have when you want something different to cotton or the traditional leather jacket, and come in a range of colours. Shoes are once again another good option, and no matter what you’re style, be it Chelsea boots or derby like me, it’s always a good thing to have it as an option.

The biggest drawback of suede is how to care for it. Whether it’s shoes, a jacket or something else, suede is notoriously difficult to not only keep clean, but to keep protected. Stains and marks occur, and this is one material which you don’t want it to happen to.

I’ve got a few suede jackets as well as a few pairs of shoes, and decided that I really needed to get them clean, and looking their best again.

Here’s how I got on, including what I did, and the tools I used.

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Styling My Red And Black Buffalo Check Shirt

Monday, 8th October, 2018

Red And Black Buffalo Check Shirt Style

Happy Monday guys!

As you know we had an amazing Summer, which was great, and I got to wear so many T Shirts without needing anything else. The sad part is that I hardly wore any shirts, and after buying a couple of new ones, I only wore one or two every now and then.

Now the weather is cooled down, it’s definitely time to wear them, and lucky for me, buffalo checks don’t really have a best season to wear, so I’m taking the opportunity to wear my buffalo check shirt.

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How To Style A Blazer With A T-Shirt

Friday, 5th October, 2018

Men's Style - How To Wear A Blazer With A T-Shirt

If there’s one combination of clothing you can wear which looks both smart and effortlessly cool, the blazer with a T Shirt look is the one for you.

There’s a few great things about this outfit choice. For one thing, it’s really easy to accomplish, with only a small amount of knowledge required, which you can get reading this guide. Another point is that you’ve probably already got a wardrobe full of T-Shirts with endless possibilities, so you’re already halfway there. But perhaps the best aspect of this look is the versatility.

The blazer and T Shirt combo is one of the best, if not the best way to dress up a T-shirt. It transforms the most basic and casual item of clothing you own, into something much sharper and smarter. The usual style for a smarter jacket would be to wear a shirt underneath, but for a more laid back look, a tee is perfect.

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The Best Deodorants, Antiperspirants And Body Sprays For Men

Thursday, 4th October, 2018

A guide to men's deodorants and antiperspirants

When it comes to personal hygiene, one of the most used products for any guy is going to be the body spray he uses; Whether that’s deodorant or antiperspirant. It’s something we all use, or I hope we do, because nobody likes to smell of sweat, or in fact be sweaty. There’s a huge choice when it comes to what to use, from roll-ons to sprays and sticks, along with different types for different results, along with scented or unscented variants.

If you’re confused about something which is actually pretty simple, I’m going to go into everything about body sprays and the best ones on the market right now.

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