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How To Wear A Bomber Jacket – A Men’s Style Guide

Friday, 11th May, 2018

The Best Men's Bomber Jackets - A Style Guide

I love bomber jackets. They are perhaps one of the most versatile pieces of outerwear you can own, with plenty of styles and colours available. If you’re looking for an all round jacket that you can wear to work, around town and just about every other occasion, this is the one.

With a vast array of styles, colour and materials, it’s a piece of clothing which can be worn as a casual piece. In my opinion, it’s a great choice when you need to wear an extra layer, but not cold enough to warrant wearing a fully blown ‘big’ coat.

In this guide you’ll see how to style a bomber jacket, and everything else you need to know about them.

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Jaeger Bomber Jacket Style For Spring & Summer 2018

Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018

Jaeger bomber jacket for Spring Summer 2018


I have got myself a new jacket for the Spring and Summer! I’ve already written about denim jackets and how I love those for this season, and as much as I do like them, I love a bomber jacket. They are so easy to wear, comfortable and stylish, and go with anything. I got this from Jaeger and I really like this one.

A while back I got a Duck and Cover jacket which I do really like, it’s a grey colour which is timeless. I was after another colour which is also timeless, navy, but I think for this style of jacket, the darker colour proves to have a slightly smarter edge, depending on what you wear with it of course.

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

Friday, 14th April, 2017

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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How To Wear A Denim Jacket – Men’s Style Guide With Outfit Ideas

Friday, 29th May, 2020

Men's Denim Jacket Guide For Summer

My Denim Jackets: All Saints In Grey | !Solid In Rust | Cheap Monday In Black

When it comes to wearing a casual jacket for the Spring and Summer, a denim jacket fits the bill pretty well.

If you’re putting together an outfit, a jean jacket is one of the go to pieces of clothing for outerwear. They’re light, easy to wear and most of all can be worn with pretty much anything.

Here’s everything you need to know, including outfit ideas and advice on what you can wear with a denim jacket.

Are you ready? Let’s Go!

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Canada Goose Jacket Test – 8 Years Of Ownership

Monday, 3rd December, 2018

Wearing my Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber Jacket - The 8 Year Test

How many items of clothing can you say you bought years ago, and not only still own today, but still wear? My Canada Goose jacket which I got is certainly one of them. I got this jacket way back in 2010, when this blog was starting to take it’s shape, and It was one of the most exciting things I wrote about back then.

It’s a brand renowned for it’s quality, and also infamous for being expensive. When I got my Canada Goose coat I was pretty certain that this would last me a long time. Not only in terms of style and fashion, but in terms of build quality, I knew that it was going to be my proper Winter coat for years to come.

How has my Chilliwack Bomber stacked up 8 years later? Pretty well? No, I think it’s a lot better than that.

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Style Edit: Classic Levi’s Ringer Tee & Black Denim Jacket

Tuesday, 10th April, 2018

Today's Style Edit: Levi's Ringer And Black Denim Jacket

Hey guys!

It seems like forever since I last posted a style type of post, so here is a style edit! As you know I recently got some Levi’s Ringer Tees and I love them. I haven’t really worn them until now, and I really love how they fit and feel.

So the first one I’ve styled for this post is the classic white tee with red ringer detailing. I really love how the red pops against the white, and it really does pop! I don’t know if it was the brick background or just the lighting in general, but the red is really red and the white is so bright.

It could be that it’s backed up with my denim. Spring is supposed to be here even though the weather is terrible, and that means a couple of things, one of them is denim jackets. I’ve got a few in my collection, and picked out my Cheap Monday denim jacket in black, along with my Selvage denim from Nudie Jeans in black. So the all black plus the white tee with the red splashes really does make everything pop and stand out.

Then there’s my trainers, my Stan Smith’s, which I’ll admit I haven’t really worn yet, and only put them on for these photos (I’m saving them for Summer). You can tell because they’re so brilliantly white and once again these stand out a mile.

Overall I really like this kind of outfit and the pieces, and I think I’ll be wearing my denim jackets more this year, they’re such a good piece.

The same goes for the tees. This tee can be worn on it’s own or with any kind of jacket, bomber or anything else.

Soon enough we’ll have the weather to wear our Spring and Summer gear. Trust me! ūüėČ

White Levi's Ringer, Black Denim Jacket, Black Jeans

My Custom Leather Jacket From The Jacket Maker

Thursday, 14th September, 2017

The Jacket Maker x Michael 84

Hey guys!

I hope you are well, the weather is turning and we’re really starting to get into Autumn right about now. That means a bit of a change up in the wardrobe, wearing more knits and sweats, and less Summer clothing. It also means a change over of jackets, from my denim jackets to leather.

I never used to be a fan of a leather jacket, but a couple of years ago I got my first one, and I’ve never looked back. They’re pretty timeless, so adding one to your wardrobe is something you should seriously consider.

I have a new addition to my leather jacket line up! The Jacket Maker got in touch and told me about their collection. Not only do they have a large collection of ready to wear pieces, they also do custom jackets tailored to you, and this is what I went for and I’m wearing here.

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Suede Jackets For Autumn – This Season’s Trend

Monday, 26th September, 2016


As you’ll have read in my Spring Suede Jackets guide, I love a good soft leather jacket. They’re not only perfect for Spring, but they’re a great style of jacket to wear in the Autumn too. As you’ll know, suede is a type of leather which has a napped finish, with lamb and goat most commonly used, with calf and even deer also being used.

The jackets are usually pretty tough and thick, which means wearing one of these in the Autumn is a really good go to piece, with a lot of styles and colours now available. The enemy of suede is rain and water, although you can get suede protectors which will do a good job if you get caught out in the rain.

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Spring Jackets From BHS

Friday, 15th April, 2016

Styling the BHS Harrington Jacket

Spring is now in full swing, which means warmer weather, but it’s also the time of April showers, and a jacket or coat is still needed when you want to go out. BHS have a great range of jackets for this season, and I’ve been working with them to let you know about their range of jackets for the Spring, and I have styled one up for the blog.

The jacket I have chosen is this Harrington jacket. It’s a bomber length which is always my preference when it comes to virtually all jackets. The shorter length gives you more movement, and I’ve always preferred this length because I think the style can be used with more outfits and clothing, giving you a wider choice when putting an outfit together. I really love this colour. It’s a sort of stone/natural/grey colour, and if you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know I love this colour, and it’s definitely on trend for this season.

A great thing about Harrington jackets are that they are very, very lightweight. That means you can layer up with a tee, shirt and jumper, and stay warm as well as stylish teaming the jacket up with your favourite pieces. It also means that you can carry the jacket over to Summer, and it will still work in the cooler months, especially this colour, which will undoubtedly work well with Summer pieces.

It’s made for the Spring showers and light rain. As you can see from my pictures, the weather was not the¬†best, a bit drizzly which is pretty much typical of the British Spring, but the jacket holds up well. It’s made from 100% polyester so does well in the rain, and this makes it easy to keep clean, with it being machine washable. As for the details, it’s a zip-up and¬†has two standard pockets on the side as you’d expect, with a zip pocket to the front which you could use for something discreet. One of my favourite things about this style is the button up round collar, similar to loads of biker jackets, it’s a style of collar I really love in a jacket.

As you can see here, I have styled this jacket with a black jumper and dark pair of Selvedge jeans. It’s incredibly simple style and easy to pull off, with the light jacket making the blacks look really deep and emphasised. This is quite a light jacket, but the darker colours keeps the tone down so it’s not too loud for the rainy Spring weather.

This jacket is also available in charcoal, if you prefer a darker colour for the Spring.

Wearing a black jumper and selvedge jeans with my BHS Harrington jacket

If Harrington jackets aren’t to your liking, they have a few other different styles which may take your fancy. I’ve picked out a couple of my favourites.


Bomber Jackets

As mentioned above, I love a bomber length jacket, and BHS have a lot of these in differing styles. The first one is a really nice light blue colour, perfect for this season, and is once again 100% polyester making it the perfect choice to wear if you don’t want to get caught out by the rain. It comes in a funnel style with a full zip-up front, and is very minimal in terms of it’s styling. Second is a light jacket in a cotton/polyester mix which is a dark grey textured colour. It has contrasting collar and cuffs, with the zip exposed for style. Last up is this all-purpose blue jacket. It comes with four front pockets which is perfect if you’re the type of person who goes out with a lot of things, and is thicker and heavier which will deal with heavier rain well. These jackets come in at ¬£35, ¬£28 and ¬£55 respectively.


Overcoat / Trench Coat

The trench coat is quite a statement piece, and it’s something which I’ve considered, but I’ve yet to get into. They’re built for light rain or a shower, so make a great coat to wear when you know it’s going to be a bit gloomy. The trench comes with all the key features you’d expect to find, including belt. The overcoat comes in a single breast style with chunky buttons to the front. These come in at ¬£70 and ¬£65 respectively.

If you’re on the hunt for a new jacket for the Spring ahead, check out BHS offerings, which come in at a good price point, and will keep you on trend this year. Check out their full range here.

Post in collaboration with BHS

Men’s Spring Trend – Suede Jackets

Friday, 8th April, 2016

Navy Blue Suede Jacket From Jofama

I really love suede jackets as a fashion trend for the Spring, as well as suede for Autumn. In terms of the weather, Autumn and Spring are the perfect seasons for wearing a Spring jacket. It’s not cold enough for a Winter coat, and it’s not quite hot enough for a summer blazer or jacket.

The only thing you have to be careful about is rain, suede’s natural enemy, although there are suede protectors on the market which you can get from a variety of places.

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