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Michael 84

Men's Lifestyle

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 watches, the best TV and films or tech, if it's to do with life and it's popular, it's here.

Gumball 3000 x Kappa Collaboration Capsule Launch 2019

Saturday, 1st June, 2019

Gumball 3000 x Kappa Capsule Collection 2019

One of the coolest collaborations of the Summer launched a few days ago at Selfridges between the two iconic brands, Gumball 3000 famed for it’s car adventures stretching 3000 miles, and Kappa, one of the go-to retro sportswear brands of Italy. I was going to feature a few pieces in my last fashion Friday, but I thought the capsule collection deserved to shine in a post of it’s own.

Here’s some of the key pieces from the capsule collection which caught my eye.

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Still Wearing Roll Necks: Late May Bank Holiday Weekend

Monday, 27th May, 2019

Grey Roll Neck For Bank Holiday Monday In Late May

Happy Bank Holiday!

If you’re not in the UK then I apologise, but we have a day off today, it’s the late May bank holiday. This weekend I have had a quiet and chilled out one, as is usually the case for Bank Holidays. Some call them boring, but I do love it when you can do absolutely nothing for a few days, it’s a great period of rest.

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Beerfest For Film Night

Sunday, 26th May, 2019

Beerfest Film Review

Hey guys! I hope you are well. So for my latest film night, I was having a look through Amazon and found Beerfest. It sounded like it would be fun, so I decided to give it a watch.

When watching the film I thought it started to look familiar. I have actually seen this film before, but not from start to finish, so it was good to see that I should like this, since I have partly seen it.

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What Is A Millennial? – Generation Y Not Generation Z & The Cross-Over Age

Monday, 20th May, 2019

What Is A Millennial - The Age Ranges

For around 3-4 years we’ve heard this term banded around, it’s the word millennial, and wherever you go you seem to hear it; On radio, TV, social media, magazines. But who are the real millennials, and what does the word actually mean.

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Film Night: John Wick 2

Sunday, 19th May, 2019

John Wick 2 For Film Night

Hey guys!

I haven’t watched a good action film for a while, so for film night this week I sat down and watched John Wick 2.

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The Weekend: The Final Of The 2018-19 Premier League Season

Monday, 13th May, 2019

Wearing A Stanford University Hoodie

Happy Monday, I hope you had a good weekend.

Do you remember that time I went to Stanford University for 4 years? Yeah, OK, so maybe that didn’t happen, but I did find my Stanford University hoodie that I bought ages ago. I was hunting around for it, and eventually found it, so had to wear it yesterday when we had sunshine but it was cold.

There was only one thing going on this weekend, it was the end of the Premier League, and the race for the title. It was either Man City or Liverpool, and I wanted Man City to win, and they did! They’ve won their last 14 games in a row in the Premier League, got 98 points and so deserve to win it.

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The Festival (Film) For Film Night

Sunday, 12th May, 2019

The Festival Film Review

A film I’ve wanted to watch for a while is The Festival. I’ve had it in my Amazon wish list, and was going to buy it, but lucky for me, it’s been put on Amazon Prime, so I decided to watch it.

The trailers for the film looked good. As the title suggests, the setting for the film is at a music festival. It stars Joe Thomas from The Inbetweeners and is directed by Iain Morris, who was also involved with that show. I liked The Inbetweeners, the trailers looked good, so I thought this was going to be a good watch.

I’ve never been to a festival, and after watching this film, I’m so glad about that….

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Trying Out Rekorderlig Botanicals Cider Ready For Summer

Saturday, 4th May, 2019

Rekorderlig Botanicals Preview - Michael 84

Happy Saturday, It’s the start of another Bank Holiday weekend!

So a few days ago you may have caught on my Instagram stories that I was trying out some Rekorderlig Botanicals, and got some flavours which I haven’t previously had. If you’re unaware, Rekorderlig is a Swedish cider brand, I’ve featured them a fair bit on the blog over the years, and a while ago they released some new flavours, which they are calling botanicals.

I had a couple last year, but I found that they have some more flavours which I hadn’t tried. I thought I would get some bottles which would last me for a little while, they’ll come in perfect for the Summer, my birthday and of course the Swedish Midsummer (Midsummer’s eve falls on my birthday!).

The blackberry-violet-juniper was a flavour which I hadn’t tried before, so I was looking forward to giving that a go.

What do they taste like?

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The Last Weekend Of April

Monday, 29th April, 2019

The Last Weekend Of April 2019

Hey guys!

I hope you are well and had a good weekend.

I can’t believe that it’s the last week of April, and it will be May in a couple of days. It really is mental how fast this year has gone, it feels like only a couple of days ago since it was the New Year, at least for me. I have no idea where time has gone.

We had the Summer! Well almost. Last week we got some brilliant weather, but where has that gone? Even though we’re closer to Summer now than we were, the rain the miserable weather has returned to us once again. I was planning on changing my wardrobe, getting all my nice T-shirts back out and putting away the jumpers and knitwear, but that plan came to an end 😀

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The Long Easter Weekend 2019

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019

The Easter Break - What I Wore On Easter Sunday Night

Hey guys!

Who’s been enjoying the weather, then?

I hope you are well and had a good Easter. Mine was pretty good. A combination of doing absolutely nothing for most days, chilling out and doing some gaming, and going out in Newcastle on Saturday night…Yes, with my moon boot on 😀

Here’s how I spent the past few days…

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Snooker 19 Game Review With Video Gameplay (Xbox One)

Thursday, 18th April, 2019

Snooker 19 Game Review For Xbox One

It seems like only a few weeks ago I heard about a new snooker game which was coming out, Snooker 19 which is officially licenced and the first “official” World Snooker game for a good while. I was excited about this, and couldn’t wait to get it, since it would be the first snooker game I’ve played since the Playstation/PS2 days, and first on the newer consoles.

It was released yesterday, and I got it! But how does this new game stack up to the games of old? Here’s my review.

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Weekend Style: Roll Neck And A Football Shirt

Monday, 15th April, 2019

Roll Neck Layered With A Football Shirt

Happy Monday guys!

I hope you are well and rested from the weekend. It was a pretty cool and quiet one, and of course was all about football. Newcastle played on Friday night and so I wore my shirt (with a roll neck!) and there was football on Sunday too.

So here’s how it went, and more on my foot in a moon boot update!

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Luis Aragonés Euro 2008 & Spain Documentary (Luis, el sabio del éxito)

Sunday, 7th April, 2019

Luis, el sabio del éxito Amazon Prime Review

As you’ll know from reading my blog over the years, I am a massive Spain fan. A huge Spain fan. Back in 2008, Spain won Euro 2008, the first time they have won a trophy since 1964. It was an incredible time, and the start of a great journey for Spain.

Amazon has created a couple of short documentary style films, called Luis, el sabio del éxito which takes a look at behind the scenes footage from the tournament, which has never been seen before.

As soon as I found out about this, I had to see it!

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It’s The Last Day Of March!

Sunday, 31st March, 2019

Me Spain Home Shirt 2019

Hello guys & Happy Sunday…And of course, Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers 😀

I can’t believe that it’s the last day of March…The clocks have just gone forward (change yours if you haven’t already!) which means we’re on our way to Summer. I haven’t done many ‘life’ updates on the blog for a while, so I thought I would do one today.

There’s plenty that’s happened this week, including: Football, my foot in a moon boot, and lovely, lovely wine :D.

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Beat: TV Series On Amazon

Sunday, 24th March, 2019

Beat - Amazon Prime Review of the German crime thriller

Hey guys!

So on the back of watching Four More Shots Please on Amazon, I needed something new to watch, and after browsing around I found this show called Beat. I watched a preview and read the synopsis and it sounded like it could be good.

So far I’ve watched a few episodes and I’m enjoying it. (p.s I won’t post spoilers)

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