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Menswear Clothing Collections

The latest menswear and fashion collections for men. Here you'll find clothing look books and style inspiration from the coolest brands and labels from the high street, luxury as well as independent clothing brands.
Monday, 11th September, 2017

H&M Edition For Autumn 2017

H&M Edition Autumn 2017 Collection

H&M have released their edition line for Autumn 2017, and they have some great pieces for this season. Whether you’re looking to refresh your current wardrobe or you need to start a brand new Autumn line up for a new look, there’s plenty on offer. You’ll probably know H&M for it’s basics line with cheap and inexpensive clothing, but they do have premium offerings, and their latest line is called Edition, which made an appearance last season too.

I have found some really nice looking pieces from the collection, these classic pieces are higher quality than the main H&M line, and are perfect when you want to create an outfit. The good thing about the basics is you can select a few pieces and make up a large number of different outfits, with neutral colour palettes and staple wears it’s easy to style these.

Want to see the best picks from the collection? Check them out below.

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Monday, 4th September, 2017

Balenciaga Luxe Street Wear For Autumn 2017

Balenciaga Autumn 2017 Collection

Balenciaga is back making waves in the street wear fashion scene, and have some pretty nice pieces for this season which have been getting people talking, and not only talking, but snapping up the high priced, high end fashion label. They had their IKEA bag which was a bit of a gimmick, but for Autumn 2017 there’s some pieces which are seriously hot.

Premium high end fashion houses and labels have a bit of a strange relationship with the masses and the mainstream. They need to appeal to the runway and haute couture set, but at times want to be cool and have that must have item which everyone not only desires, but goes out and buys. This is usually from the ready to wear line, and even though this may be considered less expensive than some of the other lines, it’s hardly cheap. The title for “must have high end fashion label” gets passed around and shared over the years, with all the heavy hitters having their shot at mass popularity while remaining exclusive.

I remember around 8 years ago I bought a pair of Balenciaga jeans, which are really nice. They’re a good fit, and all this time later the quality still remains, and since I bought a timeless colour which is dark indigo, I can continue to wear these. I have found some really nice Balenciaga pieces for Autumn 2017, these pieces have been getting the love from streetwear aficionados and people who like to wear high end fashion, while keeping their look simple with standard men’s clothing.

Balenciaga Logo T Shirts

Balenciaga Logo T Shirts 2017

The most simple form of clothing for a man must be a T-shirt, so if you want to show off your luxury side, the Balenciaga logo T Shirt for 2017 is going to do that. It’s an oversized fit, and comes with the Balenciaga tri logo printed to the front breast printed small, with a larger version of the logo to the back. This comes in at £195 and is available in royal blue or black here.

Balenciaga Race Runner

Balenciaga Race Runner

Trainers are a big thing in street wear, and Balenciaga have came out with this shoe which really looks the part. The design is very sleek and minimal, the Race Runner comes in a variety of colours but I like the simplicity and minimalist look of the white. Made in Italy from Mesh, calfskin, leather, suede and neoprene it slips on with a black strap and costs £445 here.

Balenciaga Speed Trainers

Balenciaga Speed Trainer

Perhaps the most popular of it’s trainers from the collection this year, the Speed trainer is already sold out in most places, and uses a knit sock effect similar to what other trainer manufacturers are using at the moment. It’s got some technical features such as using memory sole, and has a white textured sole which looks good against the black upper of the shoe. Made in Italy, if you can find these they’ll set you back £445.

Monday, 21st August, 2017

Adidas Originals EQT – Autumn/Winter 2017

Adidas Originals continue their revival of the EQT line this Autumn with some more pieces reminding all of us of 90’s style. For me, the EQT line is all about that green colour, and once again that trademark hue is at the forefront of the line up, along with the athletic and equipment Adidas logo. Growing up in the 90’s we seen the equipment logo a lot, and some of these designs are reminiscent to the Liverpool kits of the early 90’s.

Adidas Originals EQT Trainers For AW17

For footwear the EQT line has been expanded and features a range which has retro styling mixed up with brand new technology and fashion. The prime knit material is present in various models of the shoes, including the EQT Support RF which is priced at £129. It’s a technical trainer with the primeknit upper and a modern feel and design. As far as the footwear goes, the turquoise colours have been getting most of the love from fans, despite these actually being a women’s shoe. A lighter colour to the traditional EQT green, they also come in a Primeknit format, great for sport and running.

Adidas EQT AW17 T Shirts And Hoodie

For the clothing, the range has a few new tops and jackets, and really do fit the line well. The tees come with a huge oversized EQT logo to the front, available in white with the green graphic or go for that green tee with black graphic. These come in at £32.95 a piece. When it gets a bit cooler, there’s a hoodie available in black, it has a mesh design within the logo front and back in green, and comes in at £69.95.

Adidas EQT AW17 Jackets

A full zip up track jacket in sub green with the logo in black back and front really looks the part, and will set you back £79.95. Track bottoms come in black and have the logo on the back in a large format, and come in at £62.95. Rounding off the collection is a rain jacket, minimal styling to the front keeps it looking clean, with the large logo on the back at the base, it’s a really nice piece and will keep you dry with it’s polyester construction and hood. Available in black or white, it comes in at £139.95.

The clothing is available now, with the trainers being released on Saturday 26th August 2017 at Adidas online here and in selected shops.

What do you think of the EQT line up for AW17? Let me know.

Friday, 18th August, 2017

CR7 Denim – Limitless Design Releases

CR7 Denim Line Launches

Who’s better at football, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? That’s the question which has been asked time and again for years, but that’s not what I’ll be talking about in this post, because it’s all about the CR7 Denim launch. Cristiano has launched his own denim line, named CR7.

The tagline is without limits, and that is what the design in the jeans is supposed to be for. Based around an athlete who likes to move around a lot, the denim has stretch capabilities which is demonstrated by Ronaldo in videos where he can exercise and move around freely in denim, they are designed to move you. Denim has a reputation of being a rigid, firm material, and for the lovers of denim and who follow this style of fashion, raw denim is always something to be admired, but it seems CR7 is out to change that.

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Sunday, 16th July, 2017

Diadora x Roberto Baggio Collection – World Cup 94

Diadora x Roberto Baggio WC94 Collection

How incredible is this!

If you are a fan of football and grew up watching it in the early to mid 90’s you’ll know how good Italian football was, and all the legendary players they had. Serie A was the league to play in back then, and the Italian national team had some superstars including Roberto Baggio. Italia ’90 was a great World Cup which West Germany won, but four years later at USA 94 Italy got to the final where they were beaten by Brazil on penalties. One of the most memorable players of the tournament was Roberto Baggio, who sadly missed the crucial penalty kick for Italy.

Diadora has teamed up with Roberto Baggio and released this tiny capsule collection, the Diadora x Roberto Baggio collection which includes these three pieces, all of which I really like. There’s a blue T-shirt which is similar to that of what Italy were wearing during the World Cup as their home shirt. There’s a crew neck sweatshirt in navy blue with the Italia pattern on, but my favourite piece from the collection is the jacket.

Roberto Baggio x Diadora Jacket, T-Shirt and Sweatshirt

The track jacket is primarily white with navy blue detailing on the arms, and the front has the iconic 90’s style pattern with blue, green and red. These are the same design of jackets which Italy wore at the World Cup before the games, part of the presentation tracksuit. These are slightly modified, with a slightly different badge, and the Roberto Baggio signature printed on the back in gold.

This is a Made In Italy collection, is strictly limited and you’ll be lucky to find any right now. The collection went on sale on Saturday 15th July, only sold in selected shops and has sold out in most places. The T-shirt comes in at £59, sweatshirt £89 and infamous jacket £115.

As for as iconic clothing turned into street wear I think this has been very well done, and it’s just a shame that it’s in such limited quantities. What do you think of these pieces?

Wednesday, 12th July, 2017

Air Max 1 Jewel Premium – University Blue & Crown Jewel

Air Max 1 University Blue

Tomorrow sees the launch of a couple of pairs of Air Max 1 Premium trainers from Nike, and they look pretty good!

When I was going for my white pair of trainers I actually ordered the Jewel in black diamond, then changed my mind and cancelled, and ended up getting the Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0 in triple white. Nike are continuing to release the jewel trainers, this time round with two colourways, one being called the Crown Jewel, and the other, which has caught my eye in particular, in University Blue.

It is the Summer so perfect time to get yourself a pair of white trainers, and now Nike have given us all two more options when it comes to getting some clean cut kicks to wear for this season. Both are white as a base, but the University Blue just looks epic. The light blue colour is set off just right, and will work well if you want some white sneakers but don’t want the striking bright vibes you can get from an all white pair. They come with the trademark jewel swoosh to the side, and the splashes of blue really make these trainers stand out.

As with all the jewel range, these have premium leather uppers, and come with a translucent outsole, keeping the whole look nice and clean, and the standard large Nike swoosh logo on the bottom of the sole which is quite eye catching.

Air Max 1 Crown Jewel

The other trainer is what they’re calling the Crown Jewel. This comes in the same premium white upper, but the light blue is replaced with black, which does look really nice. I do like this colourway too, but I think the blue edges it as it’s more creative and original, even though I love monochrome black and white aesthetics, I do like a splash of colour to add to it.

You’ll be able to pick both of these up from tomorrow at 07:59 at Nike.com priced at £104.95. I would imagine these will go pretty fast, trainers seem to go quickly on the Nike site. Check them out here.

What do you think of these new colourways from Nike?

Saturday, 10th June, 2017

Adidas Originals Campus Shoe For Summer 2017

Adidas Originals Campus Trainers Summer 2017

Adidas Originals have announced the upcoming release of the iconic Campus silhouette for Summer 2017, which sees the shoe that went from Sport to Street in the downtown New York scene. Originals collaborates with Blondey McCoy, Na-Kel Smith, Tavia Bonetti and Tiffany Lighty to celebrate the brave, bold attitude of the Campus shoe in the No Time to Think campaign.

Introduced in 1978, you’ll be able to get the Campus in a few styles and colours, including a textured suede. This comes with a ‘hairy suede’ upper, in either bold aqua or semi solar pink in colour. They have a leather lining with the iconic three stripes also in leather at the middle of the trainer. They have a reinforced toe cap and a rubber outsole, with the Adidas trefoil logo on the heel. These come in at £79.95. Check them out here.

Another option is the same Campus with a pigskin nubuck upper, which is available in dark blue, grey or black, and has a synthetic leather lining. These also come with a rubber outsole, the three stripes in the middle and trefoil logo on the heel. They come in at £69.95. Check them out here.

Overall I really like both of these options, and with the rise and rise of street wear and iconic re-releases and updates, these will be popular by many. Adidas Originals have already brought back the Stan Smith and Superstar silhouettes to name only two, both with success and a huge fan base, and the Campus could go that way too.

The Adidas Original Campus trainers will be available from 15th June 2017 from Adidas here. More pictures below

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Thursday, 25th May, 2017

1960’s Jeans From Levi’s For Summer 2017

Levi's 1960's inspired jeans for Summer

Hey guys!

So Summer is here right now, and if you are looking for something a bit different in your jeans which are perfect for the warmer weather, these are definitely worth a look. They’re a few new pairs of denim from Levi’s.

I saw these a few weeks ago and think they’re brilliant. Levi’s have created four pair of unisex jeans which they’re calling the Crazy Leg 1960’s jeans. They are limited edition and inspired by the 1967 Goldie Horn character on The Laugh In, a popular comedy sketch show in the 1960s.

The first pair features eyelash printed to the front with lips printing as well as classic 60s slogans to the back of the leg. The next features check list slogan prints to the front, with a mock eye test to the back of the jeans. The third pair has Love Trip printed down the front legs in a true 60’s style, with a zipper style print to the back.

If you’ve read my jeans guide you’ll know that for a staple pair of denim you should get something which will last for years to come, and choose something such as Indigo or black which are my favourite colours when it comes to denim. However in the Summer you want something lighter, white jeans are always an option, and a good one at that, but you might want to add some fun and individuality to your look when the sun comes out. If you are looking to inject some retro Summer vibes into your wardrobe, and you are looking for something really unique this season, this is the denim to do that. Each pair come in a cream/off white base colour, with vibrant colourful printing from front to back.

The jeans are £160 each and you can check them out at Levi’s here. Let me know what you think of these 🙂

Monday, 22nd May, 2017

Tommy Hilfiger – Tommy Jeans 90’s Style For Summer 2017

Tommy Jeans Summer 2017 Collection

As you know I love the 90’s trends which have been going for a few years, and one of the biggest clothing brands which has really embraced the retro vibes has been Tommy Hilfiger. They’ve brought back the Tommy Jeans menswear for a reboot last year, not just once, but two mini collections. The Summer is here, and they’ve come back with some colours perfect for the Summer, and keep the classic 90’s style with a summer edge to it.

The four hues which are available in a few styles are called Lemon Meringue, Quartz Pink, Corydalis Blue, and Dusty Aqua. These are backed up with the staple colours white, navy and grey.

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Tuesday, 9th May, 2017

H&M Summer 2017 Menswear – Michael 84 Edit

H&M linen blazers for Summer

Summer is right around the corner, and the menswear brands have been getting ready for some time, with a lot of brands and labels having their clothing ready to go for Summer! I’ve noticed a few really nice pieces from H&M this year, so here’s my edit from their Summer 2017 Collection part 1; No doubt they’ll be adding more and more as the season progresses.

First of all H&M do a lot of fast fashion, that means pieces are continually being added all the time. It also means that most things are quite inexpensive, so if you’re looking to add one or two pieces to your wardrobe it’s perfect.

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