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A guide for the modern gent who likes good living. You'll find tech, travel, cars, TV, music and everything else all us guys are interested in. Whether it's minimalist watches or even Valentines date ideas, you're covered here.

Film Night: Loving Pablo Review

Sunday, 17th February, 2019

Loving Pablo For Film Night

Hey guys!

So it was time for another film night, and I saw that Loving Pablo had been added to Amazon Video, so I decided to give it a watch.

It’s a film about the story of Pablo Escobar, told mostly in the point of view from Virginia Vallejo, a girlfriend of Pablo and famous journalist in Colombia. I have seen Narcos, the Netflix documentary series about the same story, which obviously had more detail since it’s spread over seasons and many shows, rather than this which is a 2 hour film.

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Valentines 2019

Friday, 15th February, 2019

Valentines 2019

Happy Valentines Day for yesterday!

My Valentines has been a bit of a tradition in the blog years, literally changing the name to Michael Day :mrgreen: It was a bit of a joke years ago, and it’s kind of stuck. The day and night is filled with food and drink, music and film, which was Valentines Day, on Valentines Day…

Something which I got a few years ago were the Sea Salt caramel Charbonnel et Walker truffles…WOW! They are so good, nothing like anything else. I used to get a couple of boxes of the other ones, but when I discovered these, It’s been a tradition to get them every year. ┬ú5 for 3, and I only buy 1 box a year.

I also have a ridiculously large box of Lindt Lindor chocolate truffles…These have got to be my second favourite’s behind the other truffles. They’re so nice! And then what do you have to wash all this down? Bottega Gold of course!

For the meal I decided to have spaghetti bolognese with some red wine. I’ve had so many different meals over the years on Michael Day, from a full on turkey dinner to crazy gyros, and my spaghetti bolognese so many times.

I sometimes call this “Fat Week“, because it’s close to one of my other favourite days of the year…Pancake day. But that is really late this year, around 3 weeks away, in March.

I am far too healthy for my own good these days…When I was eating some of this I had to stop, I couldn’t take all the sugar! ­čśÇ If you said to be when I was a little kid that one day you’ll stop eating chocolate not because you’re full but because you can’t take the sugar, I would have never believed you.

I hope you had a good one, and if it’s a day of the year you hate today must be your favourite, because it’s the longest time until it comes around again next year!

p.s. I still have 80% of the Lindt truffles left, I have no idea how long it will take me to eat those, I’d share them if I could ­čśë


Watching Midnight Sun For Film Night

Sunday, 20th January, 2019

Midnight Sun for film night (review)

I was having a browse around for a film to watch, and came across this film called Midnight Sun which I had never heard of before. I’ve been into coming of age/teen films lately, last week I watched Paper Towns, so I thought I would give this one a watch and see what it was all about.

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The Grand Tour Season 3

Saturday, 19th January, 2019

The Grand Tour Season 3

The Grand Tour, or should we call it Amazon’s Hit Car Show (or Amazon Shit Car Show) is back for season 3, and it already caused a hilarious stir on the Twitter with it’s catchy hashtag, #Amazonshitcarshow. Of course it’s 2019, a time where ironic sarcastic humour is lost on most people on the Internet, many of which didn’t get the joke at all.

The first of 13 shows aired yesterday, 18th January 2019, and I watched it last night, and it was great! More of the same good old stuff from Clarkson, Hammond and May, with the same show doing the same things which we all love.

The first episode centred around Detroit and the car scene of which it was once the king of when it earned the name motor city, but in recent years has been in decline, filing for bankruptcy one it’s lowest points, with a lot of citizens moving away.

The boys were driving American muscle cars, with Hammond driving a Dodge Challenger Demon, May driving a Hennessey Exorcist and Clarkson driving a Ford Mustang. Clarkson and May have a city street drag race which Hammond has to watch as he can’t drag race on the streets at the request of Dodge. May wins almost all the drag races. They then go to a Theatre to do a noise test of their cars, with May wining again.

May and Hammond finally have a drag race on a airfield strip, where Hammond changes parts of his car to get it drag race ready, and beats May. There’s also a review of a super car, with the McLaren Senna being put through it’s paces by Clarkson at Thruxton.

As already mentioned the first show was great, and I am looking forward to next week’s show already.


Film Night: Paper Towns

Sunday, 13th January, 2019

Paper Towns Film Review

My film night is back, and I decided to finally watch Paper Towns. I got this ages ago on blu ray, but since we had Christmas and there were a few things on TV I wanted to watch, I decided to finally sit down and give this a watch. Paper Towns is a coming of age film which stars Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff, and since I love coming of age films, I was looking forward to watching this.

It is about a shy guy called Quentin “Q” (Nat Wolff) who lives across the street from Margo (Cara┬áDelevingne) who he is friends with from childhood and who he really likes. They discover a dead body, and Margo discovers the man killed himself after his divorce. The film then goes through to the teenage years, at the final year of high school, where Margo and Q have drifted apart since then.

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New In The Wardrobe: Kenzo Leopard Jeans

Thursday, 3rd January, 2019

New In My Wardrobe - Kenzo Jeans

I’ve got the first of the items I’ve bought over Christmas, and they’re my jeans which are by Kenzo. I love denim, and usually buy at least one pair, although this year I’ve gone for a few, this being the first to arrive from my online shopping.

When it comes to denim, my go to brand is usually Nudie Jeans, and I’ve also got a good pair of Levi’s in recent times too. Over the years, I’ve bought a lot of designer brand denim, from Acne Studios to Balenciaga, Dolce and Gabbana and Dior to name a few, but recently stopped going for the designer brands over the proper denim brands.

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The End Of Cheap Monday – H&M Closing Down The Brand

Wednesday, 2nd January, 2019

Cheap Monday Is Closing Down

Wearing my light blue ripped Cheap Monday jeans in the Summer a while ago

2018 is now over, and it looks like it was the last year for Cheap Monday, the Swedish fashion brand who’ve been making cool and affordable jeans for just shy of 10 years. It is a sad story, since I have always liked Cheap Monday, featured lots of their clothing on the blog, and have been buying some things since around 2011.

But the fashion industry has seen challenging times, especially when there’s a large growing number of fast-fashion shops and in particular websites which are selling super-cheap clothing, it’s hard for high street brands to compete.

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Christmas Gifts 2018

Monday, 31st December, 2018

Christmas Presents Grooming Stuff

Happy New Years Eve!

I hope you had a good Christmas, I can’t believe that it’s New Year’s Eve and it will be 2019 tomorrow. I got plenty of grooming products for Christmas as well as some other things, some of them new, and some my favourites.

Here’s what I got.

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