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High end high street fashion British brand Jaeger is a lifestyle brand. With focus on more high end pieces and toned down fashion such as cashmere knits, shirts, suits and tailoring.

Tuesday, 10th October, 2017

Men’s Fashion Tips – Knitwear And Jumpers Guide For Autumn/Winter

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Autumn is here and Winter is here, so that can only mean layering and getting some knitwear and jumpers for the upcoming season. I love knitwear and jumpers, there is a huge variety of styles, colours, patterns and fabrics to buy, and you can create a great deal of different looks, depending on the style you would like to go for. I will showcase 10 of the biggest brands and fashion labels, from the more modest and budget friendly end of the high street, to some higher end brands and fabrics.

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Friday, 18th November, 2016

City Street Style – Black Shirt And Black Denim

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Hey guys!

I got a couple of black shirts from Jaeger the other week as you’ll have read, and I think they’re really good. I love a good black shirt, they’re sleek and stylish, you can pair them up with pretty much everything, and they never fail to look smart. They’re particularly good in the Winter, with the colder nights darker colours are usually preferable, and if you’re looking for something to wear for your office Christmas party then a black shirt could be on your list, depending on what your other options are.

A style I love is an all black suit including a black shirt and even black tie, the black shoes of course, but it’s a bit on the formal side, what if you want to do something more casual, city street style but still looking smart?

I’ve paired up the shirt with a pair of black A.P.C dry denim jeans, one of my favourite pairs of denim, and wore a pair of Kurt Geiger suede shoes to complete the look. I really like the colour of these shoes, you’ll probably know my love of these as you’ll see them in so many outfit posts. The lighter colour really stands out alongside the black of the denim and shirt. As for the shirt itself, I love the fit, and the French placket makes it look so smooth and elegant.

Check out more pics below 🙂

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Tuesday, 8th November, 2016

New In My Wardrobe – Smart Black Shirts From Jaeger



What’s better than a Jaeger shirt? Two Jaeger shirts! 😛

Jaeger had a flash sale on the other day, so I decided to get a black shirt, but the deal was too good to turn down, so I got myself two! I had been looking at these shirts for a little while, they’re poplin cotton shirts with a tiny bit of stretch, something which I love because I think you get a better fit. These are a slim fit too, which is something I prefer, so all round a really good purchase.

A black shirt is something I really love, and think everyone should own one. I probably didn’t even need to buy these two; I already have 3 or 4 which is more than enough, but as mentioned it was too good to turn down, and since I really like this colour the shirts will not go to waste. One thing worth mentioning is that just like white shirts can loose their “brilliant white” which they have from brand new, black ones can loose their deep black, and start to look a bit drab, so freshening up black shirts in the wardrobe is a good thing to do.

They work well with a lot of clothing, and give an outfit a darker look which sometimes can be a bit too dark, but in the Autumn and Winter it’s perfect. You can dress it down with a casual jacket, or no jacket at all, but my favourite combination is wearing a black shirt with a suit or blazer jacket, I think it looks really smart.

What’s your thoughts on black shirts? Check out more pics below…

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Monday, 26th September, 2016

Suede Jackets For Autumn – This Season’s Trend


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.

As with every piece of clothing, there’s plenty of choice at all different price-points. Typically with leather jackets, a genuine suede jacket will start at around £100, and from there goes upwards to whatever your wallet can afford! Grab a high street label such as Mango or Topman for under £150, premium high street brands such as Reiss or Ted Baker will come in at £200 – £400, and luxury and designer brands like Burberry and Tom Ford will run into the thousands.

A suede jacket can be looked at as a good investment, and should last you plenty of Autumn and mild Winters to come, providing you look after it well enough. They’re timeless, so you don’t have to worry about them going out of style, one to your wardrobe or expanding it with a different colour or style is something to consider.

Here’s over 30 of the best suede jackets for this season, from the high street and luxury brands, there’s something for everyone’s budget.

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Tuesday, 19th January, 2016

Last Of The Jaeger Sales – Smart Jacket & Knit




Most the sales are over now as we move into the Spring fashion season, I’ll be blogging about that lots very soon with what’s currently out there and what I think is going to be the hot trends, or just the things I am loving 😛

I got a few pieces from Jaeger in Autumn which I blogged about here, and I’ve had a few other pieces too, namely a good few shirts, as well as smart jackets. The past few suit jackets I’ve bought I really loved, and this one I saw on Black Friday, but I resisted buying it simply because I have so many jackets now do I really need another? It was back in the sale after the New Year so I decided that the answer was yes, yes I did :mrgreen:

I have only got one other grey jacket which is a suit from my campaign with M&S. It’s a really nice suit and I love it, but I wanted a more plain pattern grey suit, or at least the jacket, which is what this is. This was only a jacket, and they had a pair of trousers which almost matched, I did get these as well but because it was not an actual suit, the colours were slightly off from both pieces, so I decided to send back the trousers.

I love Jaeger jackets, they are excellent quality, the fit is good and when they are in the sale you simply can’t get any better for the price. This is one of their plain weave style jackets, which is a pretty much straight up plain colour jacket. Last time round I actually got almost the same jackets, in black and charcoal grey. The previous ones were 100% wool and made in England, this one is again 100% wool but uses Italian cloth.

Along with the jacket I got myself a knit for the winter. Several years ago I got some knits from Jaeger, one was 100% pure cashmere, the other was “with cashmere”, which is a blend of merino and part cashmere. The pure cashmere ones are so soft it’s unbelievable, but the mixes are very good, and soft too. I don’t own a lot of navy but in the last 18 months or so I’ve wanted to get more because it’s such a versatile fashion colour and a real wardrobe staple. The V-neck will obviously be teamed well with a crisp white shirt, or a light blue will also fit the bill 🙂





Friday, 6th November, 2015

Fashion Friday Edit No.10 – Style Tips

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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

Thursday, 23rd July, 2015

Jaeger Summer Sale 2015 Haul Part 2



I got a few things from Jaeger in store a couple of weeks back, and I saw a few items online which were not in the shop, so ordered them and here they are 🙂

First up I have to talk about the T Shirt I got. I have been looking for nautical striped T-shirts and horizontal striped tees, I got an H&M one in white with dark stripes, so I wanted to flip the colours and get a navy one with white stripes. After looking around for quite a while, I couldn’t really find a one I loved, and then I found one that happened to be in the Jaeger sale! It’s really good quality as you’d expect, soft and rich cotton.


Next up is my white shirt, which I have already featured in an outfit post, that’s how much I like it. Once again the quality is on point, and it’s a timeless colour, you can never had too many white shirts.


To end the round up last and definitely not least is my suit jacket. It’s 100% woven wool, made in Britain, part of the Mayfair line. Sadly I could not get the matching trousers in my size, but since this is black, it’s not going to be difficult to find a pair of trousers. The lining is black with tonal black Jaeger print, in their new style logo. I am really happy with the fit, and along with everything else it’s top quality and feels premium.

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Saturday, 11th July, 2015

Friday 10th July 2015 – Enjoying The Sun


Happy Friday!

Today the weather has been great once again, and I decided to take advantage of it and take a couple pics of some of my new clothing. I usually take pictures either outside my house or inside which is really convenient, but it’s not the most picaresque, and quite repetitive for you all to see; I’ll try for better/more locations 😉 This is my Mango jacket which I love, and featured before. It’s a summer linen jacket, and is super thin and really light, so is perfect for the summer heat; You get the benefits of the style and don’t feel uncomfortably hot when wearing it (of course when it gets too hot it’s too hot, it’s too hot for anything! 😛 ). I also wore a brand new Jaeger shirt, in fact it’s so new I have not even had a chance to feature it on the blog yet! I should be featuring it next week 😉 My trainers are grey Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars, sunglasses obviously Ray Ban, and Jeans are from Nudie Jeans.

I also went out on a run…I have started going out for jogs or runs on an evening; Usually I have to go out during the day otherwise it gets dark/cold, but when it’s summer we get so much light and it’s really warm…especially tonight, it was rather hot! The downside of running in the summer is the amount of little flies there are…Does anyone have tips to combat them flying at your face, in your mouth or nose?! 🙁 It’s horrible!

Have a great weekend 🙂




Tuesday, 15th October, 2013

Autumn/Winter Fashion – Out With The Tees, In With The Knitwear


Autumn has well and truly arrived, and it’s brought horrible winter weather with it. It’s time to change around the wardrobe which means out with most of the t-shirts, and in with warm jumpers, chunky knits and smarter fashionable knitwear for winter nights out.

I do actually like Autumn parts of fashion, the same way as I like spring; You can wear more and mix things up more, rather than in summer when it’s too hot for jackets, or the coldest winter days where you have to be dressed in so many layers just to stay warm.


Four of my favourite knits; 100% cashmere from Jaeger, a cashmere blend from Jaeger, a blue Gant knit and black one from Tiger Of Sweden.


Thursday, 18th October, 2012

Fashion Tips: Winter 2012 Knits – Is Cashmere Worth It?

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It’s starting to get cold, and you probably already have your winter 2012 clothes out and have been wearing them for a while. Hopefully, this will include some really fashionable knits. If it doesn’t and you are wondering what to buy, here is a small selection of the various different knits and jumpers which I have. The ones I have picked out are all different in terms of brand, price and material. It also asks the question, Is cashmere worth the extra money?

What is cashmere? Well most people will just associate it with expensive knitwear, and if something says cashmere it will cost a bomb, and yes, it is usually more expensive. It is essentially the wool which comes from goats (cashmere goats) and is fine, strong, light and above all the most noticeable quality is how soft it is.

Take a look at these four different knits.

First up is the red pure (100%) cashmere knit from Jaeger. This comes in at the most expensive, and is a really good quality piece. It is so unbelievably soft I cannot tell you how good it feels! I really like this and recommend having at least one of these.

If you do not want to spend as much, but want a similar feel, then you can get a cashmere blend. The first black choice above is also by Jaeger, and is a cashmere blend. Whilst it is not 100% cashmere, it does have a very similar soft feel to it, and is once again brilliant quality.

The second black knit is a v-neck from H&M and is the high street budget knit. Made from merino wool, these are around £20-£30 so you can get a whole lot of these in your wardrobe for the same price as one cashmere product. Although it is nice and soft, it’s not as good quality or as soft as the Jaegers, and is lighter. I would recommend these if you want to fill out your wardrobe with a few different colours of knits to give you different styles, or if you are on a budget. These would make great fashion choices for work or college.

Last up is the blue Gant v-neck which is a high end lambswool knit. You can probably buy lambswool a little cheaper from cheaper brands, this was around the £80 mark, but is a really nice jumper. This particular one has thick collar detailing which look nice, and subtle branding on the chest. I really like this, it’s thicker than the H&M one, but not as soft as the cashmere options. Still, it is a really nice knit which I love, in fact I bought two! 😀

Pure cashmere vs cashmere blend/mix – Can you actually tell the difference?

Since I have two (pictured above) I can compare them. In reality, it is very hard to compare them, even side by side. The pure cashmere is slightly softer and has superior quality, although it is quite slight with these two options. Be careful when buying cashmere, if you want to opt for 100% pure cashmere and see it seems to be cheap, double check that it is indeed 100% cashmere. Some retailers will advertise a “cashmere jumper” but then tell you it’s a “cashmere blend”, “cashmere mix”, “knit with cashmere” or similar. As noted, even the blends are very soft, so if you intend on buying something 100% cashmere make sure you check 🙂

So then, is cashmere actually worth it?

My honest opinion is that if you can afford the expense then it is. There are lots of brands and labels which offer pure cashmere products, from Jaeger to Ralph Lauren and more, and you can spend a small fortune on a jumper. I think having at least one really nice jumper for the winter season is worth having, and these are so timeless that it will be keeping you warm for winters to come. High street labels such as John Lewis and M&S also offer a range, with John Lewis Made In Italy cashmere knits costing £79 available in a range of colours. H&M are currently doing some 100% cashmere knits which I blogged about earlier, for a bargain price of £60.