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Navy Shirt, White Jeans & Brown Shoes: A Summer Day’s Outfit

Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

Outfit Of The Day - Navy Shirt, White Jeans, Brown Shoes

Hey guys! I hope you are well and had a good weekend. I have had a nightmare with my computer, so haven’t been able to write very much on the blog.

A few weeks ago I was out in Corbridge and didn’t share the outfit, so here’s what I wore on the summer’s day: A navy shirt, white jeans and brown shoes.

There’s something about combining a navy or dark blue shirt with white jeans, I just love it. It’s quite a nautical kind of style, and it’s a colour scheme I really like. You’ll have seen this kind of look or a similar outfit previously, since I do like this combination so much.

The shirt is from Mango Man, and is a cotton shirt in slim fit with some stretch. I really like their shirts, they’re good quality and affordable, and I like how they fit. It can be worn as more of a smart shirt, but since it’s quite short in length, it’s OK to wear un-tucked, which is what I’ve done.

For the jeans, these are also slim fit, and from H&M. Another piece of menswear I love and I think and essential for summer are white jeans. They offer something different to the standard colours of denim, and will set anyone apart from the rest. Pairing the white with the navy works so well. They are of course a nightmare to keep clean, but that’s the small price to pay when wearing white denim.

The shoes I’ve gone all premium, and wore my Loake Aldwych shoes which are light brown. I adore these shoes, they’re my first premium luxury pair of shoes, made in England by Loake Shoemakers, one of the best shoe makers there is, and feel really great to wear. I love the style of the Oxfords, which come with a toe cap design, that really adds something to the front of the shoes, rather than being plain.

And finally on to the socks. What could set an outfit off more than a good pair of socks? I have so many pair of Happy Socks, and the patterns are always tasteful but distinctive. I went for the big dot socks which I have, also in a base colour of navy blue.

They add that little extra touch to an outfit, you can’t usually see the socks when standing as the jeans cover them, but while sitting you can, and it’s the small details of socks which really do add to the outfit.

What do you think? Let me know and have a great week 🙂

Check out more photos from the outfit below.

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Most Stylish Football Managers In The Premier League 2019-20

Friday, 9th August, 2019

Most Stylish Football Managers In The Premier League 2019-20

From tracksuit managers to the suited and booted, there’s a lot of style and fashion in the dugout and on the touchline these days. With the money in football, there’s no reason why the managers shouldn’t be looking their best and dressing the part.

The Premier League 2019-20 season is here, and there’s been some stylish management movements, with Frank Lampard being in charge of Chelsea, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer beginning his first full season as Man United boss. There’s also the three promoted teams, Norwich, Aston Villa and Sheffield United entering the most stylish managers contest.

So in no particular order, here’s the best dressed managers in the Premier League, and what I love about their style.

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The Best Rainy Day Fragrances For Men You Can Wear

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

The Best Rainy Day Fragrances For Men

Who’s been enjoying the rainy season in summer then? Nope, me neither. Summer in England is usually about the rain as much as it is about the heat, so that got me thinking:

What are the best men’s rainy day fragrances?

I’ve taken a look at some of the scents I have, and picked out ten which are perfect for the rain when the weather is humid or still warm.

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What Shoes Should You Wear With Shorts? Here’s Your Stylish Options

Monday, 5th August, 2019

What Shoes To Wear With Shorts

If you’re thinking of wearing shorts this season, you’ll be wondering one thing: What shoes should I wear with shorts?

There’s a ton of footwear options out there, and you’ll want to pair your shorts up with the right pair of shoes. It’s an item which should never go overlooked, there’s a lot you can tell from a man’s shoes, and often, especially with the ladies, they’re one of the first impressions you can give someone.

It can be difficult to find the right combination of shorts and shoes, so here’s a guide on what shoes you should wear with shorts.

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Wearing Socks With Shorts – Here’s How You Should Do It

Friday, 2nd August, 2019

Wearing Shorts Without Socks

Since we’re well into the summer, I thought that I would talk about something which has a lot of guys  talking: Wearing socks with shorts. There’s plenty of questions being asked, with the main ones being:

Can you wear socks with shorts?

Is it OK to wear long socks with shorts?

Should you wear no socks with shorts?

Well, I thought I would give some answers if you’re thinking of wearing shorts and are wondering what else you should have on your feet, if anything, in the sock department.

Here’s a small guide on wearing socks with shorts.

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Music Playlist: July 2019 – Summer Bangers 2000 – 2009

Wednesday, 31st July, 2019

The Michael 84 Playlist

Hey guys!

I hope you are well. Can you believe that it’s August tomorrow!? It’s crazy how fast the summer has gone so far. I guess that means we’re on a 31 day countdown…

It’s time for another playlist for the month, but just like the last time round when I created a 90’s bangers playlist, I’ve decided for this month to continue the trend, this time going for summer bangers from 2000 – 2009.

The summer may be going fast, but you can enjoy the rest of it with music. It’s pretty crazy that these songs are between 10 and 20 years old, but they are. All of these songs have some kind of meaning for me, mostly just brilliant tracks. Some are still classics, others have not aged well 😂 Either way, they do hold some memories.

While the mid 90’s was a haven for euro pop, the early 00’s was all about UK garage, pop-rock, pop, Indie and then in the later years RnB transforming into a more pop and dance kind of music…The later the years went on, the more lots of music genres seemed to be infused with each other.

The summers of 2000 – 2009 were always great, being the age of 16 and 25, so here’s a look back at some of the biggest songs of the years.

It’s the July 2019 summer bangers 2000 – 2009 playlist.

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The Best Men’s Shorts Guide You’ll Read This Summer

Monday, 29th July, 2019

The Best Men's Shorts Guide

When the summer comes and the temperatures go up, there’s only one item of clothing which will do for your lower half. Guys, I am of course talking about shorts. You may think of shorts as one item of clothing, but there’s a whole range of different styles, fits and types which you need to think about.

In this guide you’ll find out about the essential pairs of shorts you need in your wardrobe, for this summer and beyond.

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This Week’s Must Have Menswear: 26th July 2019

Friday, 26th July, 2019

Must Have Menswear Friday 26th July 2019

Happy Friday!

How have you coped with the heat which we’ve had in the past couple of days? Hopefully you’ve already read my tips on how to dress for the heat, but even those can only go so far…When it’s hot, it’s hot!

Anyway, it’s been quite enjoyable, since I do prefer the summer and the weather which (should!) come with it. When it comes to picking out fashion for summer there’s so many options, and since we’ve had a hot one this week, I thought I’d have that as the theme.

So I’ve picked out 5 pieces of clothing which are perfect for the summer. When it’s really hot, and when the temperature drops on an evening too.

Here’s the must have menswear this week.

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