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DR Denim

DR Denim a jean and denim focussed brand from Sweden. They add Scandinavian style to your wardrobe with their skinny jeans, shirts, tees and other apparel. High street style for men and women.


Friday, 9th September, 2016

Fashion Friday No.12 – Best Menswear Of The Week

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It’s back! Fashion Friday has returned to Michael 84 to bring you the best menswear and clothing for guys of the week. Let me take the hassle of shopping around and showcase a small selection of what’s caught my eye over the past week.

The Calvin Klein Re-issued clothing is still on trend, and CK know it, and have released even more reincarnations of their favourite 90’s classic pieces of clothing. You can get this Calvin Klein Jeans Sweatshirt which comes in a couple of colourways, my favourite being this tonal dark blue colour which CK are calling night sky. Get it here at Calvin Klein for £80.

In keeping with the 90’s trend, there’s this Kappa Track Jacket. It’s a new design, but keeps the nostalgic taping and piping down the arms and classic Kappa logo to the front. The blue and white half colour works well, you can get it for £60 here

First up for the knitwear and jumpers is this one from DR Denim. The Noah Neppy Knit comes in an 80% lambswool mix in a marled style, and will be a good addition to you wardrobe game. It’s yours for £65 – here

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Light coloured knits are great, I really like them, and this one from TOPMAN is no exception. It’s an Ecru Textured Sweatshirt and is a good start if you’re looking to increase or start a new wardrobe for Autumn, a very reasonable £22 here

As you’ll probably know if you’ve read the blog over the Summer, nautical stripes are on trend, and I love them. Just because the Summer is over doesn’t mean the trend has to be, and you can get this TOPMAN Striped Jumper if you want to take the trend into Autumn. For £30 it’s a good way to keep the style going. Get it here

If you are in need of a pair of jeans for this season, you can have a look at the LEVIS 511 Black Slim Jeans. It’s my favourite fit, and as you’ll know from reading my 5 pairs of denim guide, you’ll want at least one pair of black denim in your armoury. Get a pair of classic Levis for £80 here

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Autumn and Winter are about layering, and you can do this with a good, solid knit. This cotton cashmere knit from Tommy Hilfiger is something you should seriously consider. Grey is a timeless colour, the V-neck style means you can wear it with a shirt to have that all important smart casual look. Get it for £80 here

If you want to add more dimension to your knitwear, the GANT Donegal Stripe Jumper could be a good way to do it. It’s a neutral colour, but the sand colour could be one you don’t already own, with the stripes it will add some individuality to your look. You can buy it for £95 – here

If you want an alternative to dark jeans, these GANT Chinos could be it. Khaki in colour, you can style them up with most colours which will keep your outfit looking smart. They’re £85  here

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The Adidas NMD-R1 are some of the most talked about trainers in menswear at the moment. If you want to join the trend you can do so with these all black trainers, which will be available in a week for £110 here

If you prefer to have smarter footwear, Paul Smith has you covered with these Bordeaux Christo Brogues. Crafted in Italy from Parma calf leather, they are not only a stylish piece, but also an investment in high quality footwear. Get yourself a pair for £285  here

That’s it for Fashion Friday this week! Remember to check out the men’s fashion advice section for men’s style tips, and as always, if you spot something worth a mention, shout me on Twitter at @Michael84Blog and let me know 🙂


Friday, 7th March, 2014

Fourteen For 14 At Topman

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For the Summer 2014, Topman are introducing fourteen essential brands for the season. The labels include some brand new to Topman, and some back for a further season. With a well rounded look books including amazing prints, street wear, Americana, Scandinavian style and others to keep you looking smart and sharp. From this week, you’ll see these brands and their SS14 collections at Topman. Find favourites and discover the new labels, which are:

DR Denim, Eleven Paris, Iuter, Quay, Majestic, Herschel Supply Co, Jaded, Selected, Systvm, Horace, LAC, Criminal Damage, A Question Of and Underated.

DR Denim is a brand I know a lot of and love. I have a few pairs of jeans and shirts from them, and I really like their style and quality.

Eleven Paris is known for it’s cool printed tees, incorporated famous faces and famous names. The contemporary styles are influenced from pop culture and combines with humour.

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Iuter is a contemporary Italian brand launching exclusively in the UK at Topman. Premium quality, Avant-garde and innovation is the ethos behind the Italian designed and manufactured brand.

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Majestic is the original and best name when it comes to American styles. From baseball jackets to jerseys, get official NFL/MLB styled fashion which has been on trend for the past few years.

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Hype is about all over prints, and bold statements. Large logos, all over floral prints fresh out of the UK.


Tuesday, 3rd September, 2013

Back To School Fashion Tips & Trends For 2013 – Jeans

It’s another back to school fashion guide! It’s September so that means one thing, back to school, college or uni for those who are getting an education. Get the first day of term right with the perfect outfit. This post is dedicated to jeans, a good pair of jeans goes a long way. Buying a nice, comfortable, stylish and sturdy pair can last you quite a while, and getting something contemporary will ensure that they are timeless.

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  • Acne Jeans – £130
  • DR Denim Jeans – £80
  • Dolce & Gabbana Jeans – £230

 

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  • Nudie Jeans – £159
  • J.Lindeberg – £119
  • Tiger Of Sweden – £159

 

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  • He By Mango – £69
  • PRPS – £229
  • Nudie Jeans – £149

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  • Tommy Hilfiger – £100
  • Ted Baker – £85
  • Paul Smith – £119

When it comes to denim, paying a little bit extra does go a long way. Jeans are always in style, they are a very versatile part of any wardrobe and buying a good pair will last a long time. When paying a lot of money for jeans you should look at it as an investment; A high end fashion label t-shirt will be cool for a while, but not forever.

I believe everyone should own at least one pair of good denim, whether it be to wear on that special occasion, make a formal look more casual or just a piece to add to your wardrobe. You can be fairly confident that buying a simple but stylish pair of jeans will stand the test of time, look good but most importantly feel great.

Fit – My personal favourite fit of jeans are slim or regular fit. They don’t have to be drainpipe skinny style to be fitted, there is a preference in fashion at the moment for this type of style. Leave the flares and the like back in the past.

Wash – I do love darker washes of jeans. They are a smarter cleaner looking style without being too formal, and look good around the house, in town, down the pub or in a club. To add a bit of character and dimension I like the faded and light distressed looks, I would stay clear of acid wash and rough distressed styles to maintain versatility.

 


Wednesday, 9th January, 2013

Coloured Denim Ready For Spring/Summer 2013

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For this spring and summer I decided to take the plunge and go for something a bit different, I am finally going to go into the trend that is coloured denim.

I had bought a few pair of coloured chinos before, but I did not really like them, the look and the bright colour did not seem to be for me. So, for the Spring and Summer this year, I have decided to go all out and buy various different colours of denim, for a more summer and contemporary look.

I love my regular blue denim, but when I look at my wardrobe it’s almost all the same indigo colour…Which I love, but I want something different.

The key with coloured denim or any trousers is matching it up with the correct colour top and/or jacket, this can make it seem more in tone and blend in, so green jeans will not look as outrageous as you may think if you tone it down with a simple white or black t-shirt and black belt.

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I got a blue, brown and yellow pair of Cheap Monday, a green pair of DR Denim and a red pair of River Island.

Out of them all I think I actually like the brown colour the best. They look quite bright in the pictures, especially the blue and red, but they are quite toned down and pastel shades of colours; Not so bright that you need sunglasses to look at them :mrgreen:

 


Saturday, 1st September, 2012

Fashion Purchases – New Shirt, Jeans, Tee And Hat

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I have been in London and Stockholm recently, and I did not buy any fashion! I ordered a few things, and I got them yesterday. I picked up a tee, shirt, hat and pair of jeans.

I got my first pair of PRPS jeans, and I like them. They are quite soft and I like the wash which is dark and sand blasted. The buttons for the fly are really cool, I’ll give them their own blog post 😛 I got a Baywatch printed tee from Eleven Paris which is a nice printed t-shirt. Another first, I got my first New Era fitted hat, the infamous red NY hat. I have wanted one for so long but never bought one, well I finally have 🙂 I got a shirt too which I will probably just have for day-to-day, it’s a red check shirt from DR Denim and is very nice.

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Tuesday, 15th May, 2012

Fashion Trend: Check Shirts For Summer 2012

I like long sleeved checked shirts, they are nice for casual wear through the day for work, or just going out for a casual summer day. You can wear them buttoned up, or wear them opened with a t-shirt underneath. When it gets that little bit too hot, they still look great with the sleeves rolled up, and wearing a casual shirt gives that little bit of a smarter edge, without being too formal.

I am on the look out for a casual shirt or two. Here are a few I like.

 

DR Denim Red – £50; Cheap Monday Blue & Orange £45; Suit Dayton Sun washed £60

Nudie Jeans Gunnar Organic £79; Hilfiger Denim Torbert Check £65; Humor Lars Checked Shirt £64

My favourite out of these 6 are the Blue and Orange Cheap Monday shirt pictured in the middle of the first 3 images, and the Nudie Gunnar Organic t-shirt. The Nudie shirt looks fantistic and the colours used really compliment each other well. The Cheap Monday option looks very good too, with the use of blue white and orange.

 


Monday, 7th May, 2012

Fashion Trend: Coloured Jeans – Coloured Denim For 2012

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It is summer, and just like in 2011, 2012 sees a fashion trend for colour jeans once again. Brighten up your look with some coloured denim for the summer of 2012.

There is a large range of colours available, bright colours, pastel colours and colours which are less “in your face” but still add an extra dimension to your look.

These are from ASOS

If you are not sure about having different colour denim then these are a perfect start. At only £30 a pair you can add some style without breaking the bank.

If you want a more fashionable denim brand there are many who are following the trend of colour denim for this summer, including Monkee Genes, Cheap Monday and DR Denim. They have a lot of colours, styles and fit’s available for you to choose.

Cheap Monday £49, Monkee Jeans Skinny Fit £65, DR Denim Skinny Jeans £55

I really like this trend. I like the first pair from Cheap Monday, they have a slight fade which gives a vintage wash look. I did buy some coloured Chinos last year but I just did not like them. I may get some colour denim jeans this season.

 


Sunday, 1st January, 2012

Urban Outfitters Christmas Sale 2011 Purchases

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So I got my order from Urban Outfitters, and picked up a couple of things. I got myself a new cricket jumper for spring, a t-shirt and they had some Love heart stampers, so I bought some on impulse 😛

 

A Dark grey t shirt from Cheap Monday, with a black skull logo. This is a nice soft feeling t-shirt, and is quite a timeless Cheap Monday design, since it uses their skull trademark logo.

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Wednesday, 29th June, 2011

My Clothing Purchases: June 2011

I got some things I really like including another pair of white jeans, and many t-shirts for the summer 🙂

Humor T Shirt. Cool graphic 🙂

DR Denim Striped T Shirt. I like this, the quality feels really nice, the sleeves seem a bit short, I will have to see when I try it on.

River Island NYC T Shirt. This has 3/4 sleeves, its a baseball style which I like. Grey and purple, I thought I would go for something a bit different.

A really nice smart tee from Ted Baker. Again feels like really good quality, as I have come to expect from Ted Baker 🙂

Evisu T Shirt, the brand is one of my old favourites, and I haven’t had anything Evisu for a while so picked this up.

Another pair of White jeans, these ones from Tommy Hilfiger. I remember when Tommy Hilfiger used to be a really good denim brand, and good fashion label, they seemed to have lost their way a bit, other brands came to the forefront and they sort of got left behind. I have seen more and more things from Tommy Hilfiger I like so maybe I will get some more 🙂 These feel really nice, I will see how they look and feel when I try them on.

I :heart: All of this 😉


Thursday, 7th April, 2011

7th April 2011 – Productive Day!

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Hey blog!

Well today seems to have gone over quick, but I seem to have done loads 🙂 I did a tiny workout of some stretches and press ups, nothing major, in between doing some work haha. Its good to be your own boss 😛 Also did lots of work, varied it up a bit so maybe that is why it seems like I have done lots 🙂

Today more clothes came! 😀 I will show what I bought in a later post. Today I wore a shirt, maybe the first time I have worn a shirt for casual wear, this is what I wore today:

  • DR Denim Shirt
  • CK T Shirt
  • Nudie Jeans

Today I also have a really sore finger, yesterday it was my neck and today its my finger haha. It feels like it is going to pop out or is broke or something, it isnt, it really hurts when I bend it though.

How are you enjoying the sun?

I love it! :mrgreen:

I do not know what I am doing later, usually I would be looking forward to Entourage and How To Make It In America, however they are now both finished 🙁