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Everything you need to know in the latest style and fashion, presented by Michael 84. Whether you’re looking for some basic fashion advice, what smart casual actaully is, the shoes you must have or are just looking for what to wear with black jeans, you’ll find it all here.


My Last Ever Cheap Monday Jeans

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019

My Last Ever Pair Of Cheap Monday Jeans as the brand goes

It’s such a sad time, I’ve got my last ever Cheap Monday jeans.

As you might have read here the other week, Cheap Monday is no more. The brand is being discontinued, so when the upcoming season is finished, there’ll be no more. This is sad for me because I love the brand, they make some great jeans and other clothing, and it’s generally a good high street fashion brand.

It’s one of those clothing labels which I’ve written about since almost the start of this blog, and continued to do so over the years…It feels like just yesterday, however it’s all came to an end. I had to get myself one last pair of denim before I was unable to, so I got my favourite wash in my favourite fit.

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Going All Black: Nudie Jeans And No Nationality 07 From END

Monday, 14th January, 2019

Nudie Jeans And No Nationality From End Clothing

Hey guys!

Happy Monday to you. I’ve got a couple of things still to write about which I’ve got from the January sales, and first up is a couple of things I got from END. When it comes to style if you’re stuck a lot of people will say, when in doubt, go black, and that’s what I’ve done in my all black choices.

First up is a NN07 No Nationality T Shirt. As you’ll probably know if you’re a regular reader, I love Scandinavian style, it’s become popular in recent times but I’ve been a real lover of it along with the fashion and the brands for a long time. I’ve featured NN07 aka No Nationality a few times on the blog before, but this is my first piece I’ve picked up. It’s one of their minimal and simple tees, with the branding to the front.

The T-shirt itself is made from Pima cotton, which you’ll know if you’ve read my T-shirt guide is a really soft type of cotton. The fit is also good, and there’s no doubt it will feature in an outfit sometime in the future which you’ll see here.

Is there anything I can say about Nudie Jeans which I’ve never said already? The thing about denim is this; I have a huge collection of jeans, the vast majority are high end and top quality, and it’s got kind of crazy. I sort of decided that I’d try limit myself to 1 pair of high end denim (or any jeans) a year, which I’ve already broke since I got my Kenzo jeans too.

I’ve already got a pair of black selvedge from Nudie, when are incredible quality and have stood the test of time like I thought they would. I usually save these for going out for an occasion, so I wanted to try some black jeans for everyday wear, and of course Nudie was the brand to go for.

I know the fit, I know they’re quality, and since it was the sale, it was a really good price. I got these cold wash black jeans, they’re the Grim Tim fit which is my preferred fit. If you’re unfamiliar, they’re a slim leg with a button fly, so in terms of style they’re exactly the jeans I want.

Last year I got a pair of Selvedge dry denim indigo high end jeans from them, with these being similar but black, and much softer denim which is what I wanted this time round.

Black Jeans From Nudie And Black T-shirt From NN07 No Nationality


My First Pair Of Premium Shoes – Loake 1880 Aldwych Oxford

Tuesday, 8th January, 2019

Loake 1880 Aldwych Shoe Review

It’s a new year, and for me, that means new shoes. When it comes to shoes I now have quite a collection, and have really got into shoes in recent years. I love all of the shoes I own, they are all from great high street brands and have served me proud. However for this year, I decided to treat myself, and go for something more high end, and went for the Aldwych shoes from the Loake 1880 range.

When it comes to a gentleman’s style, I think there’s a few essentials a guy should have. There’s a good watch, a well-fitted suit, a good winter coat and then there’s a good pair of shoes which you need.

This is my first foray into premium footwear, so I have been looking around for quite a few months. I’ve been soaking in all the information, checking out all the brands, styles and shoemakers out there, and one of the stand out decided on getting a pair of Loake shoes.

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London Fashion Week Men’s January 2019

Friday, 4th January, 2019

London Fashion Week Men's January 2019

London Fashion Week Men’s 2019 kicks off tomorrow, 9th January and runs until Monday 7th January showcasing menswear designers and brand from over 35 countries.

It will all kick of with ART SCHOOL with their first catwalk show on Saturday morning, with a full day of shows and presentations until the evening, and following on Sunday and Monday.

Returning to the schedule with catwalk shows are Alex Mullins, Astrid Andersen, Bobby Abley, Chalayan, E.Tautz, Edward Crutchley, Fashion East, ICEBERG, JOHN LAWRENCE SULLIVAN, Kent & Curwen, Oliver Spencer, Per Götesson, PRIVATE POLICY presented by GQ China, PRONOUNCE, Qasimi, RÆBURN, Sharon Wauchob and Xander Zhou while Band of Outsiders, Barbour, Belstaff, Bethany Williams, Lou Dalton, Michiko Koshino and Wood Wood will host presentations. New to the LFWM schedule this season we welcome C2H4, DANSHAN, DELADA, Feng Chen Wang, JORDANLUCA and Studio ALCH.

This year the hub of LFWM will be at a new location, the Truman Brewery, in the heart of London’s East End.

You can check out the full schedule below, or click here to check it out on the LFWM’s website.

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What’s Going Wrong At ASOS? – Has ASOS Lost It’s Cool Factor?

Tuesday, 18th December, 2018

Has ASOS Lost It's Cool Factor?

ASOS made the mainstream news recently after it issued a profit warning, showing all the offline high street retailers who’ve been moaning for years about how online has an advantage that the web is not immune to having a bad time, but is there more to it than that? There could be, let me explain…

I love ASOS, and have been a customer for getting close to 10 years. For me, it was always the go to shop for clothing; T-shirts, sweatshirts, jumpers, trainers, jeans, everything. In the early days it stocked so many great brands which you couldn’t find in many places, and then developed it’s own in-house affordable brand, which is pretty decent.

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New In My Wardrobe: Grey Roll Neck Jumper From H&M

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018

H&M Grey Roll Neck Jumper

I’ve gone and got myself yet another roll neck!

It’s so weird that only a couple of years ago I actually disliked this style of jumper, and just last Winter bought my first one. Now I’ve got at least 5 of them, in a range of different colours. The ones I’ve got are from ASOS and Uniqlo, and when I saw this one from H&M which was on offer, I had to have it.

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The Best Christmas Jumpers This Year

Friday, 7th December, 2018

The Best Christmas Jumpers This Year

It’s that time of the year again, it’s time for Christmas Jumpers!

Whether you love them or hate them, you’ll have an opinion on Christmas Jumpers. I’ve loved them over the past few years, and they’ve really taken off and increased in popularity among most people.

Whether you’re looking to just have one annual Christmas jumper, or you’re building up a collection, there’s plenty of different styles you can get this year. From the traditional patterns to novelty and hilarious festive graphics, as well as the repeat patterns, there will be one which suits you best.

Within the guide there’s jumpers from all price points; From the cheap to high street and expensive. They’re usually made from either wool, acrylic or a mix of fibres, but cotton style sweatshirts are also available too.

You can check out my older guides from Christmas past in the 20172016, 2015 and 2014 guide, but this is all about 2017, and so here’s my guide and tips for this year!

Here’s the best 2018 has to offer for Christmas jumpers.

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Dress Yourself Taller – Style Tips For Short Guide & How To Look Taller

Friday, 23rd November, 2018

Dress Yourself Taller - Style Tips For Short Guys

If you’re not happy with your height and wish you had some extra inches, sadly there’s no magic spell which can help, but you can dress yourself taller, and it really does work. Wearing the right clothing will help enormously in changing how you look. Wearing the wrong things can do nothing for your height, but when you get it right you can easily appear to be taller than you are.

I’m going to give you some tips on how you can present yourself to look taller which are really easy to implement into your life and everyday style.

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