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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, 27th November, 2017

H&M Menswear AW17: November Edit

H&M November Menswear - Michael 84 Edit

How’s it going?! I hope you are wrapped up in warm fashion, you need to be! 😀

So we’re well into November now and it’s really starting to get cold! If you’re looking for a refresh in your current wardrobe, or just need to add some key pieces to it, H&M have some great menswear and have added to their line up for the Winter. There’s plenty of great pieces, but I’ve picked out my favourite 8 pieces which range from great bargains to some more expensive but still affordable options.

From jumpers to coats and even PJs, here’s my top picks which I really love (and may end up buying a few bits myself!)

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Wednesday, 15th November, 2017

The Best Christmas Jumpers This Year

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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. You have to have at least one jumper, whether it’s just for a one off occasion, or you want to wear them throughout the festive period, it’s a really easy way to get into the Christmas spirit. It also doesn’t have to be expensive, with some options coming in at well under £20, with super expensive ones with cashmere over £100; Not that you’ll find those in this guide!

You can check out my older guides from Christmas past in the 2016, 2015 and 2014 guide, but this is all about 2017, and so here’s my guide and tips for this year!

What Day Is Christmas Jumper Day?

Christmas Jumper Day is Friday 15th December 2017, where you can not only wear a cheesy novelty jumper, but also you can donate to Save The Children if you want to show your support to the charity.

There’s plenty to choose from, here are my favourites from different brands and shops; From cheap budget to high street,  there’s one for everyone 🙂

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Wednesday, 8th November, 2017

MR. P By MR Porter Arrives With Debut Capsule Collection

MR P. Debut Collection From MR Porter

Several weeks back I heard about something new brewing at MR. Porter, it was a new collection not only being sold by the luxury online retailer, but also designed by them. This is MR P., and it officially launched online yesterday.

You probably don’t need me to tell you about MR. Porter; Which is one of the homes to rare, sought after, expensive or luxury clothing labels in menswear, where you can find everything from Balenciaga to Vetements to Acne Studios, as well as street wear premium labels such as Common Projects, Adidas Originals and Scandi style from brands like No Nationality. The campaign said that it would be a range of clothes that they have themselves always wanted, stylish and understated, affordable but made to the highest standard. Here’s my picks from the 50+ capsule collection.

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Tuesday, 7th November, 2017

Adidas Release Spain World Cup 2018 Kits

Spain home shirt for 2018 world cup

It’s almost World Cup time! 😀

Early yesterday morning Adidas released the new kits for next year’s World Cup including the official unveiling of the Spain shirt. Most of the other kits from Adidas were also announced, including Germany, Argentina, Sweden, Russia and more. The kits have gone all 90’s, with inspiration taken from various retro kits from the 90’s and incorporated into the new kits for the World Cup next year.

The Spain kit is a take on the 1994 World Cup which was in the USA. That has always been a shirt which I have liked, it was not a lucky shirt, as Spain lost in the quarter finals to Italy, who cheated when Mauro Tassotti elbowed him in the box which would have resulted in a penalty had it been seen, breaking Luis Enrique’s nose in the process.

The Spain top is the traditional red, with a take on the yellow and blue diamond pattern on the right hand side of the shirt. The badge is on the right, and is a tonal colour scheme as the several previous shirts have been, utilising the red and yellow colours.

Spain home goalkeeper shirt for Russia 2018

The home goalkeeper shirt has also been released, and my first impressions of this is that it’s horrible. It seems to be this green-blue colour with an ugly pattern to the front. It could be the worst Spain goalkeeper shirt which has been designed for a while. This is trimmed with black, with the badge using a tonal black colour too. I have seen the Germany goalkeeper shirt which has the same pattern but uses much nicer blues, this looks a lot better. The away goalkeeper shirt is still to come, so hopefully that will be better.

Spain away training shirts for 2018

Along with the home shirt and home goalkeeper shirt, some training shirts and kit has also been released, including a polo shirt, a few T-shirts, tracksuits and bottoms.

One set of training wear is dark grey in colour, and comes with a red trip with the Spain badge using a gold colour. The other comes in a two tone blue colour, again this looks nice and has the same red trim with gold Spain badge and star once again.

Spain 2018 training shirts

The away kits have not been released yet and should follow shortly keeping in line with the same previous release schedule. The RRP of the home shirt is £70 with the Authentic Jersey coming in at £99.95, both available at Adidas right now, with other sports shops set to get stock next week.


Thursday, 2nd November, 2017

prince + pete: Sayonara Single Sock Syndrome

Pete + Prince Socks

As you’ll know from reading my blog over the past year or so, I’ve got a new found love for socks. Socks have always been an essential item, but recently they’ve taken on a whole new persona for themselves. No longer are they that boring item which you don’t really care about but buy out of necessity, but a stylish item of it’s own to team up with the rest of your outfit. I have got on board with the sock trend, and have quite a few pairs from different brands, but there’s a new brand which is doing something I’ve not seen before, that’s prince + pete.

Something we all have to deal with is that missing sock. Where do they go? I don’t really understand how I can lose a sock from the washing basket to the washing machine for it to never be seen again. I do have a couple of single socks which I do actually keep, in the hope that I’ll find the other which makes up the pair.

prince + pete have developed colour collections which have coordinating designs, and are sold in singles, yes, you can buy just one sock. The idea is that all the socks from each colour collection can be paired up, giving more fashionable choices and allowing collections to be built up, one sock at a time.

“Men are limited in the ways they can express a sense of style. So, I wanted to create a sock brand that makes it easy for the average guy to be fashionable, with great designs that are well-made and easily coordinated,” said Donna Pappalardo, Founder of prince + pete.

There’s two ways which you can purchase the socks; A monthly subscription service called S-Club which you can join and get three socks delivered to your door per month, a matching pair and a single complimentary sock. This costs $36/month with free delivery, with an option to cancel the service at any time. You can also get a starter pack of 9 socks, this includes 4 pairs and 1 complimentary sock to get you going, which comes in at $96.

Prince + Pete Sock Collection

The socks are made from a super soft bamboo, with an arch support, extra cushioned bottom, smooth seamless toe and are a perfect crew length. The collections which are currently available are Bleeker, Hudson, Ludlow, Melrose, Mercer and Worth.

I think that this is a really good unique idea, with some great sock colours and patterns available. You can see more from prince + pete at their site here, and check out the video below which gives you all the information you need in less than a minute.

Written in collaboration with prince + pete

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?