Michael 84

H & M

Hennes & Mauritz aka H&M is a high street retailer from Sweden. They focus on high street fashion and prices, and retail everything from menswear and womenswear to homewear. Popular amongst fashionable people, H&M has guest designers such as Versace and collections by David Beckham. Check out the latest releases and my personal favourites from H&M.

Friday, 30th September, 2016

Fashion Friday No.13 – Best Menswear This Week

Featuring: , ,

So here we are, back for another Fashion Friday! Autumn is definitely kicking in, the dark nights are coming fast, and it’s definitely getting much, colder! 🙁 Both of these things are bad, but the good part about Autumn is the clothing choices available. Layering is always good, and I can bring out my knits once again for what will most probably be daily wear. For scents to warm things up you can check out the best fragrances for Autumn, but here are my favourite brand new menswear for the week.

I featured the H&M Modern Essentials AW16 on the blog a few weeks ago, and I have selected the stripe wool blend sweatshirt from the collection. My other picks from H&M are the merino wool polo neck jumper in dark grey, along with a blue long sleeve T-shirt. I really love the colour of both of these pieces, the tee brightens up any look, and the grey jumper is a classic piece for any wardrobe for the Autumn.

fashion-friday-30-september-hm

Wool Blend stripe sweatshirt – £15here

Blue long sleeve T-shirt – £8here

Merino wool polo neck jumper – £30here

fashion-friday-30-september-minimum

The Ario knit from Minimum is 100% wool and a really warm chunky type of jumper which looks like it will hold up well in the colder Autumn days and nights to come. I really love the colour for Autumn, it will also transcend into other seasons since the colour is neutral. It’s £100 here. The sonjay bomber jacket is made of polyester so should do well in the rain, and being black will stand up to most things which looking ever stylish. I love the diamond quilted pattern, and it’s yours for £100 here. Last up from Minimum is the tahi shirt, and it’s a good one. 100% Cotton, it’s a check shirt with blue and white checks in a buffalo print style which is something I’ve always loved. The fit looks pretty good, and the white buttons stand out in the design. You can get this for £55 here.

fashion-friday-30-september-3

The Seaton shirt is from the Tailored by Solid line and it’s such a great navy blue colour which I’d probably say is almost midnight blue. The contrasting white buttons really stand out which sets off the dark colour. Get it for £50 here. If you’re in need of a cardigan the Dorsk from Tiger of Sweden could be a good option. It’s a zip up rather than the traditional button up, and is made from merino wool. Get it here for £150. Finally another bomber jacket, this one from GANT and is called the Loft. It’s 100% polyester and lightweight but has plenty of insulation to keep you warm. You can get it for £200 here.

fashion-friday-30-september-topman

From TOPMAN I have picked out this black premium duck down bomber from the LTD collection. It’s warm and could be your next Autumn/Winter coat, with premium features such as real duck down, it’s at a really good price for only £100 here. It is the season for bomber jackets, so here is another from TOPMAN. It comes in black complete with zip up and made from 100% cotton and will work with anything from your wardrobe. Get it for only £25 here. Last up is this sweatshirt, and I love the mint colour for this season. You can pair it with the bomber jacket or another staple colour and it will work. Get it for £35 here.

That’s your lot for this weeks Fashion Friday! As always if you see anything shout me on Twitter at @Michael84Blog and let me know, and you can read more of my men’s style tips over here for ideas on what to pair with these for Autumn.


Sunday, 18th September, 2016

H&M Modern Essentials Selected By David Beckham AW16

Featuring:

The H&M Modern Essentials Selected By Beckham For Autumn/Winter 2016

The David Beckham – Kevin Heart bromance is back at H&M, as the two are reunited for the H&M Modern Essentials Selected By David Beckham for Autumn/Winter 16. The campaign continues where the last one left off, with the video being set on a road trip with Becks and Hart on the road to Las Vegas for the I, Beckham musical.

As for the collection, it’s a really nice collection of autumnal pieces, including knits, jeans, sweatshirts and jackets, with pieces starting at a reasonable £12.99 with the most expensive jackets coming in at £49.99 and a coat at £79.99. As you’d expect, the colour palette is perfect for the cooler weather, with a use of black, grey and darker shades of blues, reds and green.

My favourite pieces from the collection include a blazer at £39.99, a fine stripe sweatshirt in navy at £14.99 and a jacket with faux fur detailing at £49.99

The collection is available in store and online from Monday 26th September, you can view the whole collection and find your own favourite pieces below.

Read More


Tuesday, 6th September, 2016

H&M Studio AW16 Preview

Featuring:

hm-studio-preview-aw16-1

H&M have announced their Studio collection for the Autumn/Winter 2016 season. The collection comprises of all the pieces you’d expect to find in an AW collection, and includes knitwear, coats, tees and trousers to kick-start your Autumn fashion wardrobe. The pieces come in key colours for Autumn, and there’s a colour palate of dark neutral hues of greens, browns, greys and blues. The price-points are at the higher end of the H&M scale, being the Studio line, with wool coats running at £120-£150, and a really nice cardigan for £50.

The collection goes on sale both online at H&M and in-store on Thursday 8th September from 9AM.

Check out the rest of the collection below

Read More


Wednesday, 27th July, 2016

H&M x Kenzo 2016 – First Sneak Peek

Featuring:

hm-kenzo-preview-1

I am no stranger to an H&M collab, the first one which I blogged about was the H&M Versace collaboration where I managed to get a few pieces, and since then there’s been designer collaborations from Marni, Maison Martin Margiela, Isabel Marant, Alexander Wang and Balmain.

The H&M x Kenzo collaboration was announced a few weeks back, and now H&M have teased us with a couple of pictures which includes some of the pieces from the collection. The designs have all the trademarks of Kenzo, with an all over print style, these pieces in a tiger print theme with red and blue.

The whole collection will be available from 3rd November online and in-store, and if the past collaborations are anything to go by, it will sell out very quickly.

hm-kenzo-preview-2


Friday, 12th February, 2016

Modern Essentials By David Beckham For H&M – Spring 2016

Featuring:

hm-beckham-spring-2016-modern-essentials

H&M have unveiled their latest collaboration with David Beckham, the Modern Essentials Collection for Spring 2016. The new Modern Essentials selected by David Beckham collection will be available in two drops – February 18 and March 10, with prices starting at £7.99

The collection features 27 pieces including blazers, jackets, shirts, tees, polo tops, trousers, jeans, knits and sweatshirts, I have selected my edit which has my favourite essential fashion picks from the collection. I really like a lot of the clothing from this collection, there are some key items here which you should have in your wardrobe, so if you haven’t already, you should consider getting one of these.

hm-beckham-spring-2016-4

White denim jacket, navy blazer, sand blazer.

hm-beckham-spring-2016-1

plain navy tee, blue shirt, nautical stripe tee.

hm-beckham-spring-2016-2

knit with stripe pattern, black sweatshirt, stone jumper.

hm-beckham-spring-2016-3
White jeans, black jeans, smart blue trousers, brown chinos.


Friday, 20th November, 2015

Fashion Friday No.11 This Week’s Style Tips

mens-fashion-advice-number-11

Are you ready for the cold weather? If you haven’t already got your Winter wardrobe sorted out, you should have by now! If you’re in need of some additions, here’s this week’s Fashion Friday which will give you some fashion tips on what’s brand new in the world of men’s fashion lately.

H&M Knit – £30

H&M Velour Sweats – £45

ASOS Cardigan – £32

Mango Leather Jacket – £169

Ted Baker Shirt – £89

Topman Roll Neck – £25

Hugo Boss Cardigan – £129

Nudie Jeans Black Out – £115

Brand new for AW15 at H&M is this jumper in a mohair blend, with a zig-zag jacquard pattern. It comes in dark blue and brown colour, which is great for this season. At only £30, it’s got to be worth considering if you’re looking to add to your jumper collection.

The cold nights are here, and I saw these sweats from H&M and they look so warm! I have never had a velour top or bottoms before, and some may even cringe at them, but they are so soft and comfortable, and just the thing to wear while sitting back and watching a good film in the winter. You can buy these separately, but for the pair they come in at £45.

I love the colour of this cardigan from ASOS, it really is the colour for Autumn. The quality is good, it’s 100% merino wool, so for £32 this is a good deal. It’s a sandy brow colour, and is a great item for layering.

Get into leather with the Mango leather jacket. The brown colour is something different to the usual black, and will work with a number of looks, and keep you looking cool but staying warm this season. At £169 it’s a good price if you’re starting out in leather.

The party season is upon us, so having a really good white shirt is something you should have, and you probably already have. If you’re looking for a new one, and fancy spending a bit, this white option from Ted Baker looks really good. I have a few Ted Baker shirts and I love the feel and fit of them, with the patterned interior cuffs and collar adding some distinctive detailing.

Roll necks are back, so if you want to get in on the fashion without spending a lot Topman has you sorted with a stone marl roll neck. It’s a good colour for layering, and at £25 it’s a bargain.

Up your knitwear game with a more premium brand of cardigan, this one from Hugo Boss. Made from virgin wool it’s a slim fit for a modern look. It’s a great price at £139, and is available in staple colours black, grey and blue, as well as a more fashion forward dark green.

Finally are a pair of jeans from Nudie Jeans. I love the Grim Tim fit, and a black pair of jeans are a must have in any man’s wardrobe, especially in this weather. They’re a soft denim with a slight worn in look, come with a button fly and a bit of stretch. For £115, you should consider these if you’re looking at getting some premium denim for a not so premium price.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my Fashion Friday this week, as ever you can check out all my men’s fashion advice for the best menswear. You can see what I picked out last time round here, and as always you can send me your tips on Twitter @Michael84Blog


Tuesday, 10th November, 2015

Selvedge Jeans From H&M Review

Featuring:

hm-selvedge-jeans-1

I love good quality denim.

I’ve bought a lot of high end jeans from high end fashion houses such as Balenciaga and Dior, to denim brands such as PRPS, Nudie Jeans and True Religion, and how can I forget Evisu, who use premium Japanese denim in most, if not all their jeans.

Good denim is well worth the money, from the fit to the finishing, you can tell the difference in a good pair of denim. If you’re a regular reader then you’ll remember I got a pair of Nudie Jeans Selvedge denim which are fantastic, and fast becoming one of my favourite pairs of denim I own.

Read More


Friday, 6th November, 2015

Fashion Friday Edit No.10 – Style Tips

Featuring: , ,

mens-fashion-advice-number-10

Welcome to this week’s Fashion Friday! This week’s edit features some great style if you’re looking to freshen up your wardrobe for the winter with a few pieces, and are perfect for the party season which is upon us. Check out some of the men’s fashion tips for this week below, all available to buy right now.

H&M Shirt – £8 – here

H&M Merino Wool Knit – £25 – here

Jaeger Jacket – £125 – here

John Smedley Redfree Knit – £139 – here

Burton Montague Blazer – £85 – here

GANT Trunks – £35 – here

First up is this shirt from H&M. I love the all over pattern, but it doesn’t have to be loud. You can tone this down with a knit, cardigan or jacket. The shirt gives off a party edge and will work with a blazer which are coming up.

You can never have too many knits, and H&M have a few great deals. If you’re looking for good knits you want to be looking for 100% wool (or as close as you can get), this one is merino wool which is fine knit and really nice to wear. Wear it with a shirt underneath for a perfect match.

This Jaeger jacket is currently on sale, and for a 100% wool jacket is a good price. It’s a charcoal colour which is very versatile and less ‘cold’ than black, and will work well with the shirt seen here, other shirts or knits.

We’re in jumper season but they don’t all have to be plain. I really love this stripe knit from John Smedley. It’s made in Great Britain and is 100% cotton, so pairing this with a blazer and shirt will keep you warm without making you stuffy.

A blazer is a good option for party season, so if you’re planning an outfit for an office party this could be an option. It’s a flecked blue jacket from Burton. A 100% wool option for £85 with blue tipped lapels, it’s part of the Montague range.

That’s a wrap for this week’s Fashion Friday 🙂 I hope you’ve enjoyed these pieces. As always you can get a reminder of last week’s fashion Friday edit here, and if you have any tips for me you can reach out to me on Twitter at @Michael84Blog


Wednesday, 21st October, 2015

Beckham Bodywear For H&M Autumn 2015 Collection

Featuring:

hm-beckham-bodywear-aw15-1

David Beckham has continued his collaborations with H&M with the latest Beckham Bodywear Collection for Autumn 2015. The capsule collection features 9 pieces including sweats and tops, a 3-pack of boxer shorts and a dressing gown. The designs are contemporary, minimal and stylish, and I really like this collection and colours, combining the lights of white and light greys, with black and darker blues and greys. All pieces are available right now at H&M 🙂

Top pieces – T-Shirt – £14.99 | Sweatshirt £29.99 | Sweat shorts £19.99

hm-beckham-bodywear-aw15-2

Sweat pants £29.99 | 3-pack Boxers £24.99 | Dressing Gown £29.99
hm-beckham-bodywear-aw15-3

Knitted Joggers £29.99 | Longjohns £14.99 | Vest top £12.99


Friday, 25th September, 2015

Men’s Style Tips – Friday Fashion Edit No.6

Featuring: , ,

mens-style-blog-fashion-edit-6

It’s that time of the week again! If you’ve been waiting for some men’s fashion advice ready for a weekend of shopping or just casual browsing, I have a few really nice picks for you. It’s been Autumn for a while, or it’s at least felt like it, but it was officially the Autumn Equinox on Wednesday, so we’re officially into Autumn. Here’s what I have been loving this week.

Farah Shirt – £55

Edwin Classic Sweatshirt £65

Jack Wills Hooded Sweat – £60

TOMS Chukka Boots – £79.99

Cheap Monday Black Jeans – £55

Reiss Suede Jacket – £375

H&M Quilted Suede Jacket – £150

ASOS Gingham Shirt – £20

First up I am going to start with this shirt from Farah. I really like blue for this season, navy or something a little lighter but not too light, it’s a great colour to layer and although it’s a fairly dark colour it will brighten up a black or dark grey jacket. This model is the Brewer slim fit shirt, and comes with contrasting white buttons which I love. A reasonable £55, button down collar and minimal branding.

I have always been fond of Japanese fashion and labels, they are always high quality and sought after. Edwin is a high end label which is highly thought of in the denim world, and have branched out into other areas of clothing, and they’re doing it well. This Edwin classic crew neck sweatshirt is available from The Idle Man, and could be a key piece in your wardrobe, styling it up with a patterned shirt underneath to create a smart-casual look, or keep it relaxed with a plain tee under.

Taken from my Budget Student Fashion For Men Guide I have borrowed this hooded top which comes from Jack Wills. It’s a full-zip up so can double up as a very light jacket on warmer days, just make sure you’re wearing a really nice tee under it.

I came across these Chukka boots from TOMS and really like them. They’re not formal at all, but they are very smart, and a nice break from usual casual kicks from Nike, Adidas, Converse or Vans. They’re black herringbone and look super stylish.

I think black jeans for the winter are really stylish and give your look a minimal feel with a plain black rinse. These Sonic Rinse Black from Cheap Monday look the part, I like the fit which is fashionable slim without being a skinny fit.

A suede jacket is a very desirable fashion item to have for the Autumn season, and this is one of the best I have seen. If you have a big budget of almost £400 it’s a complete no brainer, this Reiss Salamanda suede jacket in stone colour is a must have buy. It will last a good few years as long as you take care of it, and I can’t see this style or neutral colour going out of fashion any time soon.

Another suede jacket is this one from H&M. It’s a diamond quilted jacket, from their premium range. Bomber length and fully lined, it’s a bargain at only £150 and will add Autumnal style to your wardrobe.

And to end this weeks Fashion Friday we come back down to high street pricing with a £20 shirt from ASOS. The blue and white gingham pattern is stylish, and you’ll be able to wear this with a cardigan or knit and show just a little bit of that pattern to create a really smart look with a bit of edge.

I hope you have enjoyed this week’s Fashion Friday. As usual you can send me tips on Twitter here, and be sure to check out last week’s Fashion Friday if you missed it too 🙂