Men's Fashion & Lifestyle

Wednesday, 26th April, 2017

Best Men’s Fragrance To Wear This Spring

The Best Men's Fragrances For Spring 2017

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. Smell is something you’ll instantly notice about someone, and nobody wants to smell bad. It’s a cardinal sin to smell unclean, it’s one of the worst impressions you can give a person. Over-doing it isn’t as bad, but you could end up being that guy who had that really strong cologne smell. What you actually want is something pleasant which someone will remember, and I’m going to showcase a few of my favourite scents for this season. Let’s get started!

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Tuesday, 25th April, 2017

The SNES Mini Is Officially Rumoured To Be Coming!

A Happy Michael with his NES Classic Mini 😀

YES!!

The SNES Classic Mini is officially rumoured to be getting a release…That’s officially rumoured, which means it’s a rumour, but now with a tiny bit of credibility 😀

Ever since the NES Classic Mini was announced then released, Nintendo lovers, including myself thought about a world with a re-release of a Super Nintendo. There were rumours back then, but they were more hopes and dreams rather than a ‘concrete rumour’.

If you hadn’t already heard, the NES Mini Classic has now been discontinued. If you didn’t get one, you weren’t the only one, as they’ve been super rare, and you’ve more or less never been able to walk into a shop and buy one, the stock has been that low. It’s left people who didn’t get one pretty miserable, and shops which buy and sell used gaming consoles and games which usually rip off the people they buy from are actually offering almost 3x the RRP of the NES Classic Mini, some offering as much as £125 for the tiny machine which had an original price of £50.

You can see above that I got mine, I guess by luck. I didn’t pre-order, and waited weeks to get one, checking out various sites and shops before Amazon finally opened pre-orders again after it was released. I didn’t think I’d get it to be honest, but low and behold I did, and it’s brilliant 🙂

The reason for not originally pre-ordering was I thought it was going to be quite a geeky niche item, with a few of the hardcore reliving their youth, and plenty of chances to get one…I was so wrong! If the SNES Mini does materialise I will definitely be pre-ordering! And yes, I know you can get emulators and things like that, in fact I’ve already got a JXD to play old games, and it’s good, but you can’t beat authenticity!

The rumour, which I must say is still only a rumour, has been credited to Eurogamer, who’ve suggested that it could come in time for Christmas this year and is already in development.

Games For The Snes Mini

Which games would you like to see on the Snes Mini? I think that a few of my favourite ever Super Nintendo Games have been:

  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Legend Of Zelda
  • Donkey Kong
  • F-Zero
  • Street Fighter II
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Super Mario All Stars
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Sensible Soccer (I know, not really a SNES Classic but a favourite of mine)
  • Pilotwings
  • Final Fight (I know it’s more of an arcade/Neo Geo title)
  • Smash TV
  • Starwing

There’s probably lots more I’ve missed, and lots which I missed out on first time round which I’d be able to play.

Which Super Nintendo Games would you like to see on the SNES Mini?

Monday, 24th April, 2017

Will Jaeger Come Back From Administration?

jaeger-black-shirts-2016-1

It’s a sad time for British fashion, 2 weeks ago Jaeger entered administration, and it’s said that up to 600 jobs could go. Will it be able to be saved?

You’ll know that from reading my blog I have been a fan of Jaeger for quite a while. I have so many shirts and tailored jackets from them, I got not one but two black Jaeger shirts several months ago, and I’ve got lots of knitwear, including some really nice cashmere jumpers from the brand too.

I really like the quality of the clothing, some say it’s not as good as previous, and many of the things aren’t actually made in the UK, but most of the things are of good quality, and easily matches up to what I consider to be it’s main competitors, which are Thomas Pink, Reiss and Ted Baker, especially for shirts. I always call this kind of clothing premium high street, as it’s usually quite a bit more than high street, especially now with fast fashion and the likes of Primark, H&M and the like, but less expensive than the higher end designer labels such as Burberry. However Jaeger used to see itself as that higher end label, but not as high as something you’d expect to find on Savile Row.

Jaeger has already been bought in 2012, and it went through some changes, most notionally the logo, which I actually don’t like, and much prefer the older, more traditional graphic.

Hopefully they will come up with a strategy which will work for the business as well as producing some great clothing.

Sunday, 23rd April, 2017

Sisters (The Movie) For Film Night

Sisters Film Review

What a good film this is!

I can’t remember why I bought Sisters, but I did, and I am glad that I did because it’s great! The last film I wrote about was Bad Neighbours 2 and I kind of knew what to expect from it, but this one I didn’t really know too much about, so looked forward to watching it.

I think when I got this film I think I thought it was something else. It is a comedy which stars Tina Fey as Kate and Amy Poehler as Maura, her sister. The film basically centres around the two girls, and their parents moving to a retirement complex, which means they’re selling the family home which they grew up in. They aren’t happy about it, and go to the house to get some of their old things.  Both the girls have their own grown up problems, Maura is a recently divorced nurse, and Kate is irresponsible and living in her friends house, and has a daughter. When they both get to the house they discover that the house is already sold, with the people who’ve agreed to buy the house turn up. They decide to throw a party and invite all their old school friends (except one), and Kate, who was always irresponsible has to be the “party mom” for the night which means no drinking, while Kate is there to party. And I won’t ruin the rest of the film! 😉

I have to say it has some really funny laugh out loud moments, and it was a nice film which was really easy to watch. It started out a bit slow, but once it got going it was really good. The majority of the film is at the party, you have older people partying like they’re young again which seems to work really well.

You should watch this film!

Saturday, 22nd April, 2017

Chicago Town Pizza Deliver First Ever Takeaway To Inverie

Chicago Pizza deliver to the most remote place in the UK

This has to be one of the best ever takeaway service from Chicago Town!

The Scottish village of Inverie on the Knoydart Peninsula, is described as ‘Britain’s Last Wilderness’ and officially the UK’s most remote location, has never had a takeaway delivered to it’s villagers…Until now!

Chicago Pizza flew in, by helicopter a crate containing a freezer jam packed with it’s “The Takeaway” pizza, dropping it in a local field for the residents to enjoy.

If you’re a pizza lover you’ll probably wish that Chicago Pizza start offering this service into your back garden! 😉

Check out the video below.

Brought to you in collaboration with Chicago Pizza
Tuesday, 18th April, 2017

B. Men Skincare Products

B.Men Skincare Products Review

I have been checking out the latest B. Men skincare product range which is a mid-range budget friendly bunch of products from Superdrug aimed at guys looking to keep their face and skin in good condition for a good price. Looking at the products I actually thought they were more expensive, they have a really nice look and feel to them, the design of the packaging has to be commended, it’s something I really like about these, and that’s before you get started.

So which products are in the range? There’s shave cream and post shave balm which are specifically for shaving, then there’s a charcoal face scrub, hydrating gel and finally a moisturiser. Let’s get into the details.

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Monday, 17th April, 2017

Happy Easter 2017!

Happy Easter 2017

Happy Easter guys!

I hope that you’ve all had a good Easter. I can’t believe that it’s Monday and therefore almost over with, but it’s been good. I’ve had a nice relaxing few days off which has been good, and I haven’t really blogged either, which was one of the things I wanted to do, or not do.

It’s a time for chocolate of course…Maybe you read my Twitter and that I wanted to make my own chocolate egg…But not just a normal egg, a huge giant egg! 😀 After several days of thinking about it, I decided not to do this. How can I make a giant chocolate mould? I had a look for some ideas, most people were suggesting using a balloon, but I wanted something a lot bigger than that. The only other alternative was to buy a huge egg, but the only ones were from people like Charbonnel et Walker, and for around £300, I think that’s a bit much for some chocolate.

Besides, I can’t seem to eat as much chocolate these days…Is this a sign of getting old? Back in the good old days of being a kid I could and would eat loads, but now I can’t. I can’t tell if this is just old age, or I am subliminally telling myself that it’s bad and I shouldn’t eat too much :mrgreen:

So here’s what I do have…A few eggs, which will probably take me a couple of weeks to get through, so probably a good thing I didn’t end up making a huge egg. I have a Wispa, Celebrations and Yorkie egg, along with the Lindt Lindor bunny and some chocolates. I try to only eat chocolate every now and then, maybe binge once a week, so this is me sorted until May at least 😉 I also got a Ted Baker Henley top which I will probably feature on the blog in the future.

Have a great Monday evening, it’s back to work tomorrow, but we have another Bank Holiday in only 2 weeks 😉

Friday, 14th April, 2017

Good Friday Style – Bomber Jackets For Spring & Outfit Of The Week

Outfit of the week - Bomber Jacket, T-Shirt, Jeans, Brogues

Happy Good Friday!

I hope you’re having a good day and you’re off work like most people, it’s a 4 day weekend so it should be a good one. I’ve been waiting for this for a while, and I have decided that I’d do no work, no blogging, no social media (hmmm…)  and do nothing other than relaxing…Although that I probably will do something on the blog even if it’s behind the scenes stuff, and probably won’t be able to drag myself away from social media, but that’s the sign of the times.

So that brings me to my outfit of the week…There’s several great choices for jackets for Spring and even Summer, and I’ll be covering them in more detail in the coming weeks and months, but for this week I have gone for this bomber jacket.

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Thursday, 13th April, 2017

Take Me Out Series 9 Girls Photos 2017

Take Me Out Series 9 Girls Photos 2017

Take me out is back for 2017! There’s plenty of No likey no lighty and this time round it’s moved from it’s usual December/January time to right now, April for 2017, so we’ve had to wait a little bit longer this year, but series 9 looks like it’s going to be a good one judging by the photos and stories from the girls. Paddy will be back on ITV1 with plenty of guys going down the love lift every Saturday night, starting this weekend, Saturday 15th April at 7pm till 8pm. You can check out all the pictures below and read more about this years flirty thirty.

Bring on the girls

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Thursday, 13th April, 2017

Fahrenheit Absolute Fragrance By Dior

Dior Fahrenheit Absolute Fragrance Review

Fahrenheit is one of those scents that’s been around virtually all of my life. It’s one which everyone’s dad has worn when we were growing up, it’s one of the first scents which most people my age, including myself ever had, and it’s one which is so well known as Fahrenheit, nobody even mentions that it’s from the house of Dior.

The original was released in 1988, and as mentioned was one of the first scents I had as a teen, along with CK One and Cerruti 1881. In 2009 for it’s 21st birthday, Dior released an updated version of Fahrenheit, Fahrenheit Absolute, and several years ago I got myself a bottle to see what it was all about.

The bottle: Yes, it’s the same classic dome shaped bottle as it’s father, with the same burnt red colour and same black top and atomiser too. The spray is wide, so there’s no need for many sprays, and as you’ll know if you’ve had this or the original, it’s strong anyway, more on that below.

It’s a more intense version of the original, which was pretty intense as a scent. Extremely powerful and strong. I would not say it’s overpowering, but it’s as close as you’re going to get. It’s still got that old school kick to it, it has musky notes but rather than those being spicy and punchy, they’re more smoky and sensual.

If you’ve never had this or the original then it’s safe to say this is one for the evening, and one for the more masculine and older gentleman. If you’re going for an old, classic look, this is something to consider. If you were wearing clothing with this I would imagine a suit or definitely something smart, it just would smell unusual on you if you were trying to be a young hipster wearing jeans and a T-shirt.

Best season to wear – Autumn/Winter
Scent type – Smoky, Warm, Slightly Woody
Age Recommendation – 25+
Best Worn – Evening, Casual

Top Notes – Violet

Middle Notes – Myrrh

Base Notes – Oud, Incense

Let me know what you think of this if you have this one or the original. If it’s not to your taste, check out more men’s aftershave reviews on the blog to find your perfect scent.