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Armani

Armani is a luxury Italian fashion house founded by Giorgio Armani. The brand is split up into different labels or lines, including: Giorgio, Armani Jeans, Emporio Armani, and A|X Armani Exchange. Read the latest styles and men's fashion from Armani.

Saturday, 4th January, 2014

New Jeans From The Fenwick Sale

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I have been in need of some nice new “going out” smarter jeans for a while, so this Christmas I decided on getting a good few pair to last me for a long time. I have loved denim for about 9 years, but before that I absolutely hated it, and if you told me at 19 years of age I would be buying premium denim, I would have laughed at you!

My hate of denim could be because it was really uncomfortable, the harsh cheap horrible jeans are no fun as a kid, sitting at school with your legs crossed, playing football, running a muck in general, jeans are no good for these things. Thankfully I did grow up! :mrgreen:

Fenwick sale is always pretty special, and I do go most years. For the past couple of years I have gone for a Gant shirt or a knit, but this year I tried to stay away from the temptation (although I did look!) and focus on the jeans.

I ended up with three pair; PRPS, Armani Jeans and Boss Orange.

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I have a pair of Hugo Boss jeans and they are pretty good. These are a nice dark colour which I prefer, and are a soft denim.

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Armani Jeans are some of my favourite jeans. I have no idea how many pair I have had over the years, but it’s a hell of a lot. They are well made, and are worthy of the name Armani. These have a blue trim, with the newer logo embellished on the back pocket.

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PRPS, a denim brand well known for it’s high end jeans made from Japanese denim. I did not know Fenwick stocked these, but they do! They had 2 pair I really loved, this is one of them, made with Selvedge premium denim.


Friday, 13th December, 2013

This Week’s Fashion Edit – Michael:84 Issue No.3

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Issue No.3 for this week’s fashion edit is here! With a focus on printed tees and check shirts, it features brands such as Moschino, ASOS, Armani Jeans, River Island and Ralph Lauren.

  • Armani Jeans printed tee – £60
  • River Island shirt in buffalo print with black and blue colour – £25
  • Ralph Lauren check shirt, red and black checks – £110
  • ASOS buffalo print shirt, green and blue checks – £28
  • I Love Sushi Moschino t-shirt – £88
  • Ice Cream T Shirt – £75
  • Armani Jeans sweatshirt – £125

The stand out item is the all over printed tee from Ice Cream. I love the colour, detail and quality of this Ice Cream tee. It’s not the most sought after street wear brand as it once was back in 2005-07, with a lot more stores stocking the lower end lines, but this design is premium and will give your look some individuality.


Wednesday, 3rd July, 2013

New Giorgio Armani Sunglasses For Summer ’13

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I have wanted a pair of Ray Ban Caravans for a long while, over a year, but I have always put off the purchase. I already have 2 pairs of Ray Bans; The wayfarers and aviators. I don’t usually like having too much from one brand, I like to have different labels because they all have their own take on fashion and style.

I was looking at the sunglasses and found these; Quite similar to Ray Ban Caravan in terms of the lens style, but not exactly. I tried them and liked them, so went ahead and got a pair. We are apparently getting sun and hot weather in the coming days, so they will get their use, I already used them today and they’re good 🙂

They are Giorgio Armani, and I think they are pretty good. The lenses are very clear, the arms feel really strong even though they look quite thin and flimsy. The shades come in a soft leather case which is really, really soft, and you get a certificate of authenticity along with the cloth for cleaning.

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Thursday, 10th January, 2013

Bvlgari MAN And Armani Code EDT: Large Bottles

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I did get some brand new EDT’s and fragrances for Christmas, but I wanted to get some old favourites, but not any old bottles, I wanted the large bottles.

I usually buy 50ml bottles, and I have loads of them, I actually don’t know the number since I got new ones, but its somewhere more than 50. Since I have so many, and I wear different ones, I rarely run out of the same one, even my favourites. I recently bought a large Gucci by Gucci 100ml bottle, and have decided that I will buy my favourites in the larger bottles, to ensure I don’t run out.

Bvlgari MAN is one of my favourites, and I got it a couple of years ago, more or less when it was released. It’s such a really nice smell, and even though I have half a bottle left, I decided to get a large 100ml bottle.

I got Armani Code in about 2005 and loved it. It’s a real evening kind of smell, and when I smell it, it reminds me of going out, probably because I did wear this a lot 😀 It’s one of the few bottles I have which I actually ran out of, and I had not bought a new bottle, so have not had it since about 2007. I never ever got around to buying it again, since I wanted to try new scents, I love it but there are loads more out there. So, years later, I decided that I would re-live the past and get a bottle. Armani Code comes in an even bigger bottle, this is their biggest and is 125ml.

Large bottles do not come cheap, not for these anyway. the 100ml Bvlgari MAN was £58 and the Armani Code 125ml was £65. The girl on the counter said I had expensive taste 😉


Thursday, 10th January, 2013

Fenwick Newcastle Sale Purchases

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One of the best stores in Newcastle is Fenwick. I love the place, it’s the home to brands such as Armani Jeans, Paul Smith, All Saints, Hugo Boss, Jaeger and more. There sales are always pretty good too, so yesterday I went and checked it out, a bit late I know, but they still had lots of great fashion on offer.

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I do love Armani Jeans and have done for a long time, but have not bought any for a while. I found these which I really like. simple, stylish and contemporary with a great feel. These were £75.

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Bargain of the sales of any store! Something else from Armani Jeans, this blue tee. I love the colour, I have had a few t-shirts in the same colour in the past. With the “A” logo printed on the base but still a pretty contemporary design. The great thing about AJ is that the collections are pretty timeless, so they make a good purchase at any time. This was £55 and was marked down to… £16.50!! Yes, £16.50 for an Armani Jeans t-shirt. Even using this as a base layer or undergarment it would still be a steal. 

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My Gant shirt. I do have a bit of a love affair going with Gant. I got a few knits and a shirt from them last year, and this year I have got myself another. The shirts just feel really nice, and I like this design. This shirt was £40 reduced from £90.

 


Friday, 25th February, 2011

ASOS Order: Snood, Tees, Jeans And Boxers

So I said yesterday that I had ordered from ASOS. I took a pic of the bag but it was too dark to take pics of the things I got. The light wasnt much better today, but I took some pics, here is what I got…

Pink Diesel T Shirt for the summer

Cheap Monday Skinny jeans in black.

Bjorn Borg Boxer Shorts In Red

Emporio Armani Boxer Shorts in Blue

Emporio Armani Printed design Boxer Shorts

Canada Goose Snood. I LOVE IT!! 😀

I also got another Cheap Monday T Shirt. It was really long in length when I tried it on. I didnt know it was like this, it was far too baggy, so I have sent it back. Not my style, but it did look good on the website.

Too Long…..Back it goes 🙁

The snood is my favourite item I got. I also love the boxers of course, another 3 pair to add to the collection 😛 The skinny jeans are good aswell, something different for my wardrobe, and another colour rather than Indigo :mrgreen:


Friday, 31st December, 2010

December After Christmas Fashion

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I got myself some clothes when I went shopping the other day, like I said. Here is what I got myself, some really really nice things, I particularly love my Jaeger jumper and Nicole Farhi jumper. As you can probably see, I am quite a fan of redthese days :mrgreen:

Purple FCUK T Shirt, just a cheap one for day-to-day wear.

FCUK Jumper. Again quite a cheap jumper, but I like it, its nice, and now I have a few I can stop wearing t shirts 7 days a week 😛

ArmaniT Shirt in red. Again this was not too expensive, Armani is probably the “cheapest most prestigious” brand you can get.

Finally got one!! 😀 A Lacoste polo, in red too 😛 I have wanted one for such a long time and have never got round to getting one. I have an old one I found when tidying up the other day, it looks a bit washed out looking, I did wear that one a fair bit. I think this one will only come out once we have summer which is fine, Lacoste polos are timeless 🙂

I hardly ever buy shirts, because I hardly ever wear them. I saw this D & Gone and had to get it, I only have black and white shirts, and this is the 2nd Dolce and Gabbana one, my white D & G has an “Italian collar” which I dont like, this one is much smaller. Look at the detail on the collar and cuffs aswell, it looks like I am a magician or something 😀

Red jumper by Nicole Farhi. The funny story about this jumper is I saw it, there was one left in the shop and it is a small. I am a medium, but still tried it on, it just fits, so I bought it 😀

My navy blue jumper by Jaeger. Jaeger is premium high street or a high end label, and you can see why. Some brands are expensive and not worth it, but with Jaeger you can feel the quality you are paying for. The cut and fit is perfect and feels really good, This is my first Jaeger piece of clothing, but I dont think it will be my last.

And to finish off my new red mood I got some red Armani boxers. I have this style in black and like them.