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Men's Fashion Trends 2020

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Men’s Fashion Trends In 2015 – Cricket Jumpers

Tuesday, 24th March, 2015

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I’ve written about this fashion trend before, but I thought since it was 2015 I would give it a bit of a reboot. I am talking about cricket jumpers in fashion. I really like this and have done for a number of years. They work well in the cooler months of the Spring and Autumn, and since we’re right in Spring with crisp weather, there’s no better time to talk about them.

What Makes A Cricket Jumper

So you my be thinking, what makes a cricket jumper, a cricket jumper? The traditional look of a cricket jumper should be a cream V-Neck jumper, made from wool in a cable knit style, with contrasting stripes on the V-Neck. If you want to go the traditional and premium root, these are the key things to look for. There are some cheaper alternatives out there, these are usually made from a mix of fabrics or are 100% acrylic. These are perfect for those who don’t want to spend a huge amount of money on this trend, so if you want to dip in and out of it then it’s probably a better idea not to spend too much, this is not really a staple or investment piece. Cricket is of course a summer sport, but you probably don’t want to be wearing one of these out in the summer, it gets quite warm and these are thick, not to mention look their best with layering which I will get on to, so you’ll be far too hot in one of these in the summer.

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What To Wear With Your Cricket Knit

So you know what a cricket jumper is, but how do you style it, and what do you wear with it? All V-Neck jumpers look their best with layering, and a cricket jumper is no different. A clean white shirt is the perfect choice to make when looking for what to wear with the knit. The cream colour of the knit and bright white of the shirt will create a very light, spring look for your outfit, and all you have to do now is select the lower half of your outfit.

For bottoms I would recommend chinos or light coloured jeans. This could be light greys, yellows, white or even brown. You want quite a toned down palette, you’re not looking for bright poppy colours, but more of a pastel kind of tone.

How I style My Cricket Jumpers

Here are a few images of how I have styled my cricket jumpers and created looks. Hopefully this should inspire you 🙂

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In these pictures I have styled the cricket jumper with a classic indigo wash pair of jeans and a white shirt. The second picture I have teamed the look with a leather jacket.

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In the first picture I have layered the cricket jumper with a white shirt and a suede jacket, along with classic blue jeans. The second picture I have teamed the cricket knit with some rust brown jeans and a red micro-check shirt. The cricket jumper featured in all these images is from DR Denim.


Fashion Tips: The Best Christmas Jumpers Guide For 2014

Tuesday, 18th November, 2014

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O Come All Ye Faithful, Fashionable And Triumphant! It’s that time of year again, Christmas time! A time for presents, a time for mince pies, stuffing your face with Turkey, and all the trimmings that come with one amazing Christmas. One thing you can’t forget is your Christmas Jumper. In recent years the Christmas jumper has been reborn; Long gone are the days when they’re thought of as that ugly, itchy knitted jumper you’d get for Christmas…They are trendy and in style, and these days there are so many different fun and novelty styles to choose from, you can’t just get one, you need a couple! So for the festive Christmas fashion tips, I have found some of the best Christmas jumpers out there to buy.

I do love a good Christmas knit, it’s one of those things where you can really go to town and be over the top, much like the festive period itself. Whether you’re planning on wearing it once on Christmas Day while eating your lunch watching Top Of The Pops, or getting a couple for the Xmas nights out and office parties.

I have a couple, and my favourite is the one pictured above. It’s a Christmas tree, but it has it’s own party trick…Lights! 😀 It has LEDs which light up, so it looks amazing in the dark or a darkish room. It instantly grabs your attention, and is so cheesy, the ideal Christmas jumper. The LEDs work at the flick of a switch, which is concealed within the jumper, but easily accessible so you can change the batteries.

If you want to be in fashion for the festive period then now is the time to get yourself one of these for Christmas. It’s became so popular there is even an official day, this year it’s Friday 12th December 2014 is Christmas Jumper Day, where you’re encouraged to don your favourite knit in aid of Save The Children.

If you need a guide and tips on what’s out there at the moment, and want to sort your fair isle from your funny graphics, acrylics to your wools then here are a couple of my favourites I’ve found, as well as a couple which I own.

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Fashion Trends: Coloured Denim And Chinos For Summer 2014

Thursday, 27th March, 2014

Monkee Jeans - Coloured Denim for Summer 2014

I have so much denim in Indigo and dark colours, and I love it. Darker denim is great because it goes with almost anything, it’s always stylish and you can wear it as a casual thing, or even a more smart approach when putting together a look.

However sometimes it can get a bit boring, wearing the same old colour all the time, and the summer is a great season to wear different colours, and brighten up your look.

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Fashion Trends – Checks, Plaid, Flannel, Prints And Buffalo Checks

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2013

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A really big fashion trend at the moment is check and plaid patterns and prints, but most of all Buffalo prints. I got myself a t-shirt which I really love in this style which is really taking over. Have you wondered what this is called when searching for some clothing or accessories? It’s called Buffalo Check.

Most commonly seen in red and black, but you can get it in a variation of other colours such as yellow/black or blue/black. The original use was for heavy types of fabrics for use in fashion such as lumberjack shirts and jackets, but it’s now come into it’s own, and being used a lot in both men’s and women’s fashion. There’s a huge variation of clothing and accessories which are available now, here are a couple of my favourites which I have found.

ASOS T Shirt and shirt, they also have a wide range of other fashion in Buffalo including a bomber jacket, polo top and even a backpack. Topman have a few items including this really nice printed scarf, a must have if Buffalo clothing is not your style but you like the pattern enough to incorporate it within your usual outfits. King of shirts Ralph Lauren do their check shirt, as do !Solid, H&M and Zara.


H&M – AW13 Fashion Trends: The Purple Edit

Wednesday, 6th November, 2013

Purple is an amazing colour in fashion. Violet, lavender, mauve, lights, darks pastels and everything in between, It is a great colour to add to your wardrobe and to incorporate with your outfit. H&M have got some purple fashion pieces in this season, from tees to knits, trousers and shirts there is a piece of clothing which you can get this season which is a shade of purple.

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  • Light purple knit merino wool – £19.99
  • Deep purple slim fit shirt – £19.99
  • Dark purple slim fit shirt – £9.99
  • Purple trousers – £14.99
  • Purple grandad shirt  – £7.99
  • Purple V-Neck Tee – £4.99

What to wear with purple – Lookbook Inspiration

Purple is quite a diverse colour, and depending on the shade you go for will depend on what you want to team it with. Using a contrasting colour is a great idea, and you can even contrast differing purples to create a simple but stylish look. The deep purple shirt will go well with the lighter purple knit, a light grey knit will work for a toned down look but still keep the colour. Black and white are of course the obvious choice when wanting to pair something with a colour, but yellows or greens will also work with purple; Using bright bold colours is not a complete no-no, but this will create a more striking look. For something more toned down, use a combination of pastel colours with bold to complement your outfit.

Here is some inspiration for you.

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Christmas Jumpers For 2013 Festivities Part 1

Tuesday, 29th October, 2013

Christmas is coming round fast, and if there is one thing you need to get yourself it’s a Christmas jumper. Join in the festive spirit and add some Christmas cheer to your wardrobe with a jumper to keep you warm this winter. They are considered by some to be a bit tacky, cheap or novelty, but there is so much fashion or fun you can have with your knitwear this year. You have to be quick, because once they are gone, they are usually gone! Don’t hesitate in getting your favourite jumper for this season.

Here are a few of my early favourites, part 1 of some Christmas jumpers, from some expensive designer brands, to more cheaper high street labels which still look great to wear on your Christmas party or night out.






Got Some New T-Shirts From France Today

Tuesday, 20th August, 2013

 

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Hey blog 🙂

I like getting new brands, and I like streetwear, but one of the bad things is that lots of brands and labels are done to death in the UK. Streetwear is popular and only getting more and more popular, with brands like Stussy, Sinstar, Supreme and so on. Ice Cream and Billionaire Boys Club is now being sold everywhere, and Evisu is not what it once was. So where does that leave you if you want something cool but original?

There are a huge number of independent small labels for one, another is to shop for cool clothing in unusual places. I have been listening to lots of French Hip Hop, people like Soprano and Youssoupha and have been trying to get my hands on a Youssoupha tee for a while. I found a French store selling them who delivered to the UK so I bought one, and another t-shirt from a label called The New Designers.

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The Youssoupha design is cool and is now quite old, but was not easily available back when the song “On Se Connait was released. I have been waiting to get this so I am happy I eventually got it 😀

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The New Designers shirt features really soft to touch cotton, and has a couple of great details. First the sleeves are leopard, but not just print, these has a faux fur feel to it, and have been stitched to the t-shirt which adds an individual look.

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It also comes with a zip to the side of the shirt, something I have actually seen before on some independent streetwear labels, but never bought one. It seems to have been finished well, and is a clean design with no huge print or logos.

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All the way from France 😀


Rust Red Denim Jacket From !Solid

Saturday, 13th April, 2013

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I have had my eye on this jacket for a while, and decided I would get it for this summer/spring. I like different colours and styles for the spring and summer, and this is a nice colour for this season, which will go well with a number of things.

Last year I bought a light grey wash denim jacket from All Saints, and I like that very much. It is good quality and build, and will last a long time. This has the same feel, and is a short cropped style with chunky buttons which just feel like great quality. The brand is called !Solid, and is a contemporary brand from Denmark.

They do this in a bright blue colour too, which looks really nice, but I wanted something different for my wardrobe, and a smart style jacket in this colour is certainly not something I have had in my wardrobe.

It can be combined with a large number of coloured shirts or tees, depending on the look you are going for. If you prefer to keep it toned down then wear it with a pale blue, white or black colour, which will make this kind of jacket a bit more understated.

 

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My Good Work(s) Bracelet In Green

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2013

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I got my Good Work(s) bracelet, and I love it 😀 Good Work(s) Make a difference is about combining charity and good causes with fashion. 25% of profits of the bracelets go to these charitable causes. Good Work(s) Make a Difference® aims at helping foster underprivileged communities through acts of volunteerism, charity, and advocacy.

The bracelet is 90cm long and is a wrap around style, with foil printed text, and is green genuine leather.

The bracelet reads Be happy, be thankful, be funny, be positive, be confident, be random, be a dreamer, be spontaneous, be adorable, be encouraging, be unique, be forgiving, be understanding, be supportive, be courageous, be everything you want to be, Good Work(s) Make a difference.

There is a wide range of styles and colours available at John Greed, priced at around £35 with some on sale for only £31.50.

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Check our the official Good Work(s) site here.


Men’s Fashion Trends: Dip Dye & Tie Dye For Summer 2013

Friday, 22nd February, 2013

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It’s not the 60s any more, but the colour from back in the day are back for Spring Summer 2013 in the form of tie dye and dip dye fashion. A few months ago I brought you the dip dye Billionaire Boys Club jeans, they look amazing and are something distinctive and different. If you want something a little different to the standard dark and light denim, they are definitely the thing to get.

Bright coluors have been the key to recent fashion trends, we have seen the Top Man Generations showcasing bright oranges, Hugo by BOSS and light pastal colours in it’s Spring 2013 campaign and others.

I really love the dip dye, and the effect it produces. When it’s done right and done with great colours, it gives amazing results with looks that will turn heads. If you are looking to add something dynamic to your wardrobe this would make a great addition.

  1. Red & white dip dye t-shirt by Worn By, with printed pattern throughout the tee. £32 at ASOS
  2. Blues to white dip dye t-shirt from United Colours Of Benetton. £23
  3. Blues and white dip dye jumper from Gant. This is such a beautiful piece, probably my favourite from this little selection. £100
  4. Dip Dye hoodie by ASOS. Blue to green colour, not the greatest colours to blend, but does not look too bad. £28
  5. Indigo tie dye shirt from TopMan. Oversized fit, £34
  6. Hype tie dye socks. Yes! Even socks have got the tie dye treatment. Hype logo from TopMan. £10/pair
  7. Billionaire Boys Club dip dye denim. Look amazing and be different with these. £215 each