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Nudie Jeans

Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Nudie Jeans create high end jeans and are a high end high street urban lifestyle label. Denim is the focus, with selvedge and raw denim used from Turkey, Italy and Japan. Fits include Thin Finn, Grim Tim, Slim Jim, Straight Alf and Steady Eddie. Other apparel such as jackets and t-shirts are also amongst their collections. Check out some of my buyers guides, fashion tips and trends which feature Nudie Jeans.

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Tuesday, 10th April, 2018

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

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! 😉

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Friday, 20th November, 2015

Fashion Friday No.11 This Week’s Style Tips

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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


Friday, 30th October, 2015

Men’s Style – Fashion Friday No.9

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Did you miss it last week? Well it’s back! Fashion Friday no.9 is here 🙂 I have been running so many features on the blog lately I thought I would give this one a bit of a break, and it’s always been thought of as a weekly/bi-weekly feature, so I can focus on the best men’s clothing to give the best fashion tips out there.

Nudie Jeans Adrian Parka – £460 –

New Look Knitted Jumper – £19.99

Happy socks – £8

Cheap Monday Dictionary T-Shirt – £25

Armani 2-Pack T-Shirts – £26

Burton Bomber Jacket – £14

Superdry Leather Jacket – £200

Selected Homme Merino Knit – £55

First up is this amazingly warm Adrian parka from Nudie Jeans. We’ve had miserable weather in the last few days, fog and rain, and it’s a reminder that colder times are here and winter is right around the corner. The parka fits the bill with a detachable faux fur hood, water repellent outer and padded, quilted inner which will keep you toasty.

The knit from New Look is a contrasting white and black style jumper made from a acrylic-mix and is only £20. A great buy if you’re looking to up your knitwear game for the months ahead and are on a budget looking for something more colourful than a plain jumper.

I still love socks, and Happy Socks have been doing some pretty good designs. one of their latest is their black and white paisley design which I think looks really good, and will add something to any outfit.

Layering is definitely an option when it comes to men’s fashion in Autumn or Winter, and there’s plenty of ways to do it with these next few items. The Cheap Monday T-Shirt is a cool printed white top with a dictionary print. It shows the definition of the words Over My Dead Body, which is över min döda kropp in Swedish, the phrase Cheap Monday uses. House Of Fraser have a 2-pack of Armani tees for only £26. I love these fitted style of tees to use as an under shirt which can be essential to wear under a knit if you don’t want to wear a shirt. The finish off the layering there’s a good deal on this Burton bomber, for only £14 you get this zip-up, which you can layer with a shirt and jacket.

Speaking of jackets, leather is always a good choice when you want to look cool without being cold. Superdry have recently came up with this jacket, the Real Hero Biker jacket. If you want to look casual and have an edge while still looking smart, this is the way to go.

Last up is this knit from Selected Homme. It’s a V-neck knit in 100% fine merino wool in light grey, which is a really good colour which will work with almost everything. At only £55 it’s a good price for 100% merino wool from a good brand.

That is the end of this week’s Fashion Friday. As always you can send me tips on Twitter, I am @Michael84Blog, and you can read last week’s Fashion Friday No.8 here.


Wednesday, 7th October, 2015

All Black And White Men’s Styling With Nudie Jeans, Prada & Air Max

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I have been writing this blog for years now, and I rarely shoot photos on locations, which I should really start doing a lot more. I live in Newcastle, it’s an amazing city, it has so many great buildings and cityscapes, there’s plenty of cool backdrops for creating some amazing images, not to mention it’s close by to a couple of beaches too!

I have created this all black and white mono style, which I really love. I love simplicity and minimal, and you can’t get more minimal than the bare essentials of black and white in colour, with a good pair of jeans, plain white tee and leather jacket.

The jeans are premium Selvedge from Nudie Jeans, which I absolutely love. You can feel the quality and the difference as soon as you put a good pair of Nudie Jeans on. These are the Grim Tim fit which is a slim fitting denim which I prefer for a smarter option while keeping the overall look a touch casual. I love dark denim, I think it keeps your outfit looking premium, and black denim is no different. They come with the trademark Selvedge detailing throughout, including at the pockets.

Along with the black jeans I went for my black Selected Homme leather jacket. It’s a black biker style jacket, and light enough to wear in the fair weather we’re having without leaving you hot and bothered, but it will also keep you warm as long as it’s not too cold.

Adding white to the look comes in the form of my white Prada T-Shirt. This is a premium tee, and you can feel it as soon as you put it on. It may look like any old plain white T-shirt, but I think it’s important to feel good with what you’re wearing, and this top does exactly that. To everyone looking it’s a basic T-Shirt, but if you’re wearing it you can feel how premium it is. Understated style is always a winner.

One of my favourite pair of trainers are these black and white Air Max 1 Ultra Moire. As you can tell by how fresh they look I don’t wear these everyday, but they’re perfect for this look.

I am down the Quayside in Newcastle. You can see 2 of our many bridges; The most famous, The Tyne Bridge, and the newest, The Millennium Bridge. Remember to check out more of my street style looks for more men’s fashion inspiration and ideas.

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Thursday, 1st October, 2015

Nudie Jeans Selvedge Denim For Autumn 2015

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Nudie Jeans have released their Autumn 2015 collection which includes premium selvedge denim at it’s heart. There’s several key pieces including pairs of jeans, shirts, outerwear all made from organic cotton.

Your favourite fits are back for this season, including Steady Eddy, Straight Alf, Grim Tim and Thin Finn available, so whichever fit is your style you’ll be able to get it in in the latest Autumn collection.

The Grim Tim fit is available in a classic dry selvedge, black selvedge and pure indigo tones, and are a really nice slim fit, perfect for both a casual and a smart-casual vibe. A classic pair of Thin Finn denim with orange stitching made from dry denim is also in the range, which has a tighter fit. If you prefer your jeans with a slightly more relaxed fit, the Steady Eddy and Straight Alf are the fits to go for.

Selvedge does not stop at jeans, with shirting and a jacket adding to the collection. The Billy dry selvedge denim jacket has all over orange detailing, and is finished off with quality silver buttons.

The blue Stanley shirt is a button down chambray in mid-blue indigo made from Japanese selvedge. It’s a regular fit, and is completed with a chest pocket and selvedge detailing. The Jonis shirt is a dark dry denim shirt with copper buttons and navy stitching in a more narrow fit, with two symmetrical chest pockets.

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Wednesday, 16th September, 2015

Nudie Jeans Presents Lenny For Autumn 2015

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Nudie Jeans have announced a brand new family member to their line-up, Lenny. The denim jackets come in two organic denim options, a traditional blue along with dry ring denim. The best thing about the jackets is the inside; both are lined with pile to keep you toasty in the cooler Autumn nights, which looks so warm!

The lighter blue is called the Tangerine blue denim and is made from Turkish denim in slim fit, with all over orange threads and copper trims, it’s complimented with silver antique press studs. This comes in at £230.

The darker jacket is Dry Ring Denim, a dry, 13.4oz denim with the same orange threads and all over copper trims, it’s also a slim fit style.

I love a denim jacket, especially in the warmer months, although you can layer a denim jacket and wear it in the cooler months too. If that’s your preference, this option will work well.

This one comes in at £185. As with all Nudie Jeans dry denim, it’s recommended that you wash after 6 months of wearing to give the optimal break in results.

Both are available now at Nudie online.

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Saturday, 11th July, 2015

Friday 10th July 2015 – Enjoying The Sun

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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 🙂

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Friday, 24th January, 2014

This Week At ASOS – Issue 4 – Michael84:Edit

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We’re well into the New Year now, the NYE’s hangovers have cleared, and we’re back to work. There’s lots of sales still on at the moment, but most retailers are also getting in their new stock ready for the new season. Here’s what I have been looking at on ASOS this week.

  • Bellfield Jumper – Regular fit and made from a soft wool blend, if you’ve read my blog in the last 18 months or so you’ll know I love dip dye, and long may it continue. £38
  • Nudie Jeans – Nudie could be the kings of premium denim, and I love this pair of slim fit, “Thin Finn” dry jeans. Premium organic selvedge and 13.25oz denim all for £155.
  • Anerkjendt Sweatshirt – Cotton sweatshirt material with stylish ANKJ applique – £55
  • American Apparel Jacket – I really like the colour and style of this jacket, it’s something which I don’t have in my wardrobe. £54
  • Diesel T Shirt – Diesel logo t shirt in red. Not to be missed if you’re t-shirt game is a bit weak at the moment, grab this for only £30
  • ASOS Bomber – Galaxy prints were all over in 2013, and if you’re a fan, get this style in a bomber jacket – £34
  • Jack Wills Tee – The poly-cotton blend makes this t-shirt really soft to touch, Jack Wills are going down the “Fabulously British” route and trying to not only be the “University Outfitters” they once were. £29.50

All of these are available at ASOS right now!


Monday, 6th January, 2014

A.P.C And Nudie Jeans In The MR Porter Sale

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I got some more jeans recently in the sale at MR Porter. I have never actually bought anything from MR Porter, but I do regularly browse around the site and have wanted to get something from them but have never found that special item which I loved. In their recent sale, I got a couple of pairs of smart jeans to go with the other pairs I got from Fenwick last week.

First of all I love the packaging. The box is really sturdy and lovely, and you get a welcome booklet along with a pocket square, all of these are a really nice touch. The jeans I went for were 2 pair of Nudie Jeans, and a pair of A.P.C.

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A.P.C are a cool French brand which I have heard a lot about but have not ever worn. The jeans are really smart and also very minimal and simplistic. The fit is really good, and I am a long leg, and I am happy to say their New Standard denim has pretty long leg lengths!

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I do love Nudie Jeans and their denim. The brand is such a great premium denim brand, with great philosophies and background. The jeans are always good quality, so I got myself two pair! As you can see they are fairly similar, but I do like this wash, and the fit is different too. One pair are their Average Joe fit, the other is Slim Jim.


Friday, 29th November, 2013

This Week’s Fashion Tips – Issue 2 – Michael84:Edit

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Want to find out what is hot this week in the world of street wear, high street and high end fashion? Check out the Michael84:Edit Issue 2. This week is a mix of high street fashion and high end style, from labels such as Kenzo and Topman, available in shops such as Selfridges, ASOS and Liberty.

ASOS BLK T Shirt – £22 – Check out the checks. This style is an absolute must this season. ASOS are on trend, offering a tee, polo, long sleeve top and even a bomber jacket in this style.

Topman Basic Baseball Tee – £18 – This is the perfect choice for me, if you are into DIY or customising your clothes this this a brilliant canvas to work on, or if you want something simple for a minimal look. Don’t spend a fortune on a hipster brand, go for an official MLB Majestic brand or high street name if baseball tees are your thing.

Criminal Damage Bomber – £70 – Bomber length, quilted and a cosmic galaxy print. It has all the fashionable bases covered. If you want to brighten up your look and stay warm, this is a good way to do it.

Topman Flecked Bomber – £35 – Complete with leopard print sleeves it stands out without being too loud and flamboyant.

Kenzo Sweatshirt – £160 – The must have sweatshirt for AW13, if you have £160 to spend on a sweatshirt, this is the one.

Alexander McQueen T-shirt – £125 – Get this overall print McQ tee for a premium choice of top with unique design.

Nudie Jeans – £170 – Thin Finn jeans in a heavy rust wash, with the typical Nudie high quality denim.

Selected Homme Jumper – £45 – In a dark melange grey colour, this thick round neck knit will keep you warm this winter.


Sunday, 3rd November, 2013

Nudie Jeans Presents – “From Cotton To Jeans”

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One of my favourite brands of jeans are Nudie Jeans. I have had a couple of pair, and really like the fit, quality and ethos behind the Swedish premium denim brand. They have recently released a video, titled “From Cotton To Jeans” which is a behind the scenes look at their denim, how they make jeans and the manufacturing process.

The video is a great insight to what goes into making a pair of jeans, and a great inside look at the fashion industry at the roots manufacturing level. If you are interesting in fashion, or production of jeans, this gives an idea of what goes into making a pair of jeans.

 


Friday, 12th April, 2013

ASOS Mid Season Sale: Tees & Denim – Michael84 Edit

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The ASOS mid season sale is in full swing, so I decided to showcase a few things which I have found there which I think are pretty nice, pretty cheap, or both :mrgreen:

I love dip dye at the moment, as you will know from my posts here and here I found this denim shirt in their sale for only £24.

“All blogs post the same stuff” a nice printed tee, being a blogger I had to pick this. £15 and it’s by American Apparel.

“We were making love by Wednesday” t-shirt from Se7en. I have the Friday t-shirt from them and I like it, it’s worth £9.

Bright yet subtle asymmetric horizontal striped tee from ASOS. A great basic t-shirt for your wardrobe to add a bit of colour to a look. £8 is a good deal.

As for the denim, I have gone for some colour with the dark red jeans by Monkee Jeans, £36.

If you are looking for premium denim then you can get this PRPS in selvedge denim for £110 with a nice faded effect.

More premium denim in the form of Nudie Jeans, slight distressed and faded style in Italian organic cotton. £64.50

Finally add some green to your Spring look for only £20 with these jeans from Selected. The pastel colour will add some dimension to your wardrobe without being too bright and in your face.