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Thursday, 22nd March, 2018

Spain 2018 Away Kit & Goalkeeper Kit Unveiled

Spain Ugly Away Shirts For 2018 World Cup

Adidas has unveiled the away kit for Spain for the 2018 World Cup, and it could be the worst looking kit in it’s history…The goalkeeper shirt at least.

Spain 2018 Away Kit

First of all let’s start with the away kit. Usually Spain’s away shirt has been white, blue or occasionally yellow. This one looks mostly white/silver in colour, but has an all-over pattern on the shirt which is very light blue, which Adidas are calling Halo blue.

The pattern comes from the 80’s, Adidas are utilising retro designs in their shirts for this years World Cup. The Spain 2018 home shirt was unveiled several months ago, and pays homage to the USA 94 shirt.

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Monday, 19th March, 2018

Men’s Footwear Advice: Shoes Every Man Should Own

The Men's Shoe Advice Guide - Shoes You Need To Own

How many shoes does the average man own? How many is too many? Exactly which shoes, and which style are must have for any man’s wardrobe? If you’re thinking any of these question, you’re in the right place. I am going to go through what I think are the shoes that every man should own, or to put it correctly, the footwear every man should own.

My shoe collection was terrible! I think we can all say we’ve been there at one stage or another, and maybe some are still there, but have no fear, this is the guide to help you. Back when I was younger I used to only footwear for 2 occasions; Smart and going out, and then everything else.

This consisted of 1 nice, smart pair of shoes, which were usually derby or oxford, and then a pair of trainers for everyday wear. I hated shoes! This probably stemmed from having to wear them for school, walking around all day in uncomfortable footwear doesn’t exactly get you to fall in love with them, not to mention teenage years being forced to do something!

But then as we all get older and develop style, I have found a love for shoes and footwear, not only a love, but an appreciation. It can be anything; From high end pieces to classic pop culture Converse, Made In England shoes with proper workmanship or street style, whatever your preference there’s never been a better time to get into footwear.

With all of that said, what shoes does a man need in his wardrobe? Let’s get into it!

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Sunday, 18th March, 2018

Film Night: Gold

Gold film review

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So I haven’t watched a film for a while, and I decided to watch Gold, which stars Matthew McConaughey. It’s been in my wishlist on Amazon for a while, so I decided to finally give it a watch. I must watch films more often, because for some reason Amazon keep removing films I want to watch, they mustn’t have them for very long which is extremely annoying! Anyway…

It’s a film about gold, more specifically loosely based around a true story which was a scandal about gold mining in Indonesia. Kenny Wells (McConaughey) plays a character who’s family runs a gold prospecting business. His father dies, and 7 years later the business is failing, with Kenny losing the office and almost going broke, working out of his girlfriend’s bar.

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Thursday, 15th March, 2018

The Best Men’s Warm And Spicy Fragrances For Cold Weather

The Best Men's Fragrances To Warm You Up

We had the beast of the East the other week, and when it was freezing I thought to myself, which one of my fragrances would warm me up in the cold weather? It also gave me a chance to take some photos of my fragrances in the snow, so I did!

Whenever I categorise scents, I do so in a couple of ways. First of all it’s the season, then it’s day or evening, and then it’s the type of fragrance. Some of them are sweet, which can work well in Summer, with the citrus-types working well in Spring. But what about the colder weather?

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Tuesday, 13th March, 2018

What To Wear To The Races – Smart Suits & Dress Code Tips



And they’re off!

Having a day at the races is not just about putting a few bets on the horses anymore, well, has it ever been? There’s always been a lot of emphasis on what the girls are wearing, and who’ll have the best or most outlandish hat, but men’s style is just as important, so what you wear at the races should be something on par with your female counterpart. Let the ladies bring the glamour, and the gents bring the style.

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Friday, 9th March, 2018

What Colour Shoes To Wear With A Blue Suit?

Which colour shoes to wear with a blue suit

Today’s fashion question is a pretty good one. What colour shoes should you wear with a blue suit?

A lot of guys who buy their first suit opt for a black one, thinking that it’s the best colour because black will go everywhere. However most stylists and people who are into fashion and menswear disagree, and think that if you’re buying your first suit, it should be a blue one.

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Wednesday, 7th March, 2018

Calvin Klein True Colours Collection For Spring 2018

Calvin Klein True Colours Collection 2018

When it comes to colours in style, I am a fan of the staple and toned down colours; Blues, Greys, black and white. But I do love to inject a splash of colour every now and then, here and there. The new Calvin Klein True Colours Collection is all about bright, bold colours, and have some really nice pieces this season, whether you love to take your colour popping to the max, or just like to add it with one piece of clothing, there’s something available.

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Monday, 5th March, 2018

The Beast From The North East

Michael84 Wearing Canada Goose

Hey guys!

It’s Monday and the start of a new week! I hope you are all well and had fun in the snow, it was a pretty crazy last week. Everyone was taking days off work, schools were closed for snow days, but I am sure that this week things will be back to normal and life will resume.

I could not get my car out for a couple of days, so had a bit of a strange end to the week. Wednesday to Friday was so odd, basically being snowed in, and lots of people either finished work early, or just couldn’t go. They said it was the worst snow we’ve had for a long time, but I remember 7 or 8 years ago it was bad, I think it was just as bad.

Do you think we’re all too soft when it comes to snow these days? When I was a kid we had snow for most Winters, and I never had a day off from school for it, not one in 12 years! Now the entire country grinds to a halt, everyone is off work and it becomes a domino effect, so even if you want to work you can’t, because someone in the supply chain can’t do their job.

The one good thing I like about this weather is that I finally get to put my Canada Goose to some use. It’s the best coat I’ve ever bought, and it’s built for weather like this. Sure, I’ve been wearing it all Winter long, but it’s a bit overkill for the usual cold weather in the UK. However in -10c which we had last week, the snow storm and general cold weather, it’s perfect and stands up well.

The snow is now going / gone, and it was fun while it lasted, but I am glad it’s gone, and hopefully that will be that for 2018. Other than my coat, I am lacking in Winter weather essential outerwear, with no Winter boots or cold weather trousers. However I do have my favourite hat which I bought in Reykjavik, aka my Iceland bobble hat. šŸ˜€ I am ready for the Summer, not long now hopefully! šŸ˜‰

Style Outfit - Canada Goose Coat, Denim Jeans

Sunday, 4th March, 2018

Film Night: Premature (The Movie)

Premature Film Review

I was having a browse around on Amazon Prime for something to watch and I came across this film called Premature. I had a look at the trailer and it seemed like it could be a good film, a teen high school comedy type kind of film which is something I usually like.

It centres around one high school boy called Rob who’s a bit awkward and smart, and has an interview with someone from Georgetown, the same university that his parents went to. It all starts in his bedroom, where he wakes up from a wet dream, and his mother see’s him. He then meets up with his friend, Stanley, goes to school and meets another one of his friends, Gabrielle, and gets squirted in the crotch with a water pistol full of piss, when has to change into some stupid shorts.

He is supposed to go over to Gabrielle’s house to watch a spelling Bee, but cancels on her to go to the house of a hot girl from his school,Ā Angela. She puts her hands down his pans and he prematurely ejaculates, and he then wakes up in his room, as if he’s had a wet dream, his mother sees him, and the day starts again.

He thinks that he dreamed the whole thing, but then the day goes exactly as it did in his dream, and the same thing happens again, and he then realises that he’s stuck in the same day. He then tries to change parts of the day as he relives it, and every time he has an orgasm the same day starts over and over – The film goes from there.

It was actually a good watch, not a bad film at all. It’s not going to be a classic and up there with the best, but it’s watchable. I thought that the repetition of the same day over and over would get boring, but it tries not to be. It kind of reminds me of Ferris Beullers Day Off mashed up with the Breakfast Club in a weird kind of way, since it’s mostly set at school and they spend a bit of time roaming the halls. If you see this film on Amazon Prime or it comes up, it’s worth a watch.

Thursday, 1st March, 2018

Proverb Skincare For Men

Proverb Skincare For Men Review

I have been trying out some new skincare products from new British skincare brand Proverb. They sent over two from their range, the Skin Definition Facial Scrub, and the Hydration Pro Moisturiser for me to try out.

Proverb takes a unique approach to skincare regimes, using a sports nutrition mentality and applying it to your skin. This can be attributed to the brand’s founders,Ā Luke Sherriff, an ex-rugby pro, andĀ Kirstie Sherriff, with over 20 years of skincare expertise.

It’s not just about the products, one of the key messages from Proverb is about having the perfect healthy and balanced lifestyle is key to good skin, something they’re calling a lifefuelled training program.

I tried out the products they sent over, and this is what I found.

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