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Friday, 10th November, 2017

Men’s Fashion Tips – Winter Coat & Jacket Buying Guide

Canada Goose Jackets For Winter


Brrr it’s getting cold in ‘ere! Winter is here, or coming, depending on where in the world you live and when you’re reading this post ūüėČ One way or another you’ll be experiencing the depths of winter sometime soon, so you’ll need a winter coat or jacket to get you through a few horrible months of the miserable British winter weather.

Buying a good winter coat is not only important for the first year you purchase it, but it can become a good investment piece, lasting a good few winters before you need to splash out and buy another. With that said, investing in a good jacket is not only worth it because you’ll be getting¬†much better quality which will be noticeable when you wear it, as well as it lasting longer than a cheap and cheerful coat.

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Monday, 26th June, 2017

Men’s Summer Fashion Tips – Sweat Shorts [UPDATED 2017]



Sweatpants have been thought of for a long time as super casual, and of course they can be worn for a laid back and chilled out style. However more recently we’ve seen a resurgence in sport luxe fashion, with higher end menswear brands showcasing their take on the trends, with casual tops and bottoms including more stylish, better cut sweat pants and joggers. From that comes the summer trend of sweat shorts, and it’s something I really like and have embraced.

You may remember I got a few pair of sweat shorts from H&M a short while ago, and I really like them. At only ¬£8 a pair you can’t go wrong, and they are good quality with a really nice fit. The summer season is here, and other fashion labels and brands have an array of sweat shorts ready for you to buy, in a range of colours and styles.

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Monday, 14th July, 2014

The Best Of The Fashion Summer Sales July 2014 – ASOS

ASOS Summer Sale - July 2014

It’s summer sale season and most shops and fashion labels have sales going on right now. The sales are amazing, but can be a minefield, where do you start looking, and there’s thousands of items on sale. The best part is looking through all the clothing to see if you can find yourself a bargain, but if you’re too lazy, I have put together my top picks from the sales from the leading brands and stores. First up is ASOS.

A summer shirt is a good thing to have, and¬†Checks are still in and I love them. They’re smarter than a graphic tee, but casual enough to wear without over-doing your look. The gingham River Island long sleeve is now ¬£16 here and the ASOS Buffalo print is only ¬£17 here.

I found a bargain in the short section, French Connection Chino shorts, in a neutral beige colour they’ll go with a lot of your summer wardrobe. Reduced from ¬£50 to only ¬£18, better than half price you can find them here.

If you’re looking for a quality leather satchel then The Cambridge Satchel Company are a good option, Made In The UK. There’s a few in the sale, and I picked out this black one with tartan to add some individuality to your bag. Get it here for only ¬£84.

There’s a lot of pocket squares which are good quality for only ¬£3, and something you should stock up on which will add a touch of class to your blazers and jackets. There’s plenty of designs to choose from, whether you’re looking for something plain or pattern.

If you want something different in the form of a hat then Pull & Bear have got a Trilby for you this summer for only £6. You can get it here.

Real leather jackets are expensive, but the Barney’s 100% real leather jacket is on sale for only ¬£125. If you’re in the market for one, or think you will be when the cooler months come, it could be a good investment. Get it here.

Summer would not be summer without T-shirts. If you like music and printed tees, then the iconic RUN DMC print has been done by ASOS for only a tenner here. Horizontal stripes are something I have always liked, and you can get a Brave Soul Tee here, better than half price at £8.

Baseball jerseys and baseball shirts have been popular in the past couple of years, and are still cool. There’s a few in the ASOS sale, and I have picked out this one from Criminal Damage, this one from Majestic and this one from UCLA.

You can shop for these and the rest of the ASOS Sale here.

Monday, 2nd December, 2013

Wrap Up Warm – The Winter Coat Challenge



Buying coats and outerwear for the winter can be a hard task, and can also be an expensive one. I wrote earlier about how my Canada Goose coat is the best thing I have bought, and if you can afford one you should definitely invest in one of the most rugged coats out there. But what if that is out of your budget? Most Wanted, the lifestyle magazine for VoucherCodes set me that very challenge; To find a suitable winter coat for this season for under £80.

It was quite a challenge to find a coat which was both under ¬£80 and a quality jacket which would stand the test of the cold British weather. On occasions in fashion as in any industry, sometimes you don’t get what you pay for, and you pay for the label. However when it comes to outerwear you usually do get what you pay for, and get more of it. In the past I have seen jackets which are cheap and cheerful, but they’re not something to cheer about when you’re standing out in the rain with wind cutting through you.

My Choice – Pull And Bear Parka

Pull and Bear are a Spanish fashion label, and you’re probably thinking buying clothing for the winter from a Spanish brand is crazy, but don’t let that fool you. Pull And Bear create fashion with a laid back approach, aimed at young people with an urban style. If you’re unfamiliar with Pull And Bear they are quite a new brand to the UK, with 5 stores, but have over 800 stores worldwide, with over 500 in their native Spain.

The coat features everything you could need when looking for a winter coat. The price, not only under ¬£80 but under 70, at a very reasonable ¬£69.99. With a traditional zip, buttons and duffle style toggles it’s never going to open and expose you to the elements. The faux fur hood is a great addition, and something you’ll like when it rains or you’re battered with harsh blustery winds. The¬†style of the jacket is a bomber and is quite a¬†slim fit, cut close to the body which feels like it’s hugging you to keep you warm. The interior is quite a light polyester,¬†but the padding has a nice thick feel to it with the filling being 100% polyester. The outer shell of the jacket feels like it will cope with rain and¬†snow well, which is 65% cotton 35% nylon.

The big test will be when the colder weather it upon us which will be any time soon, but I believe this jacket will stand the test, and go on to last  for many winters. You can get this here at ASOS.