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My Fashion Purchases From The Sales – Happy Socks & Thomas Pink

Wednesday, 6th January, 2016


Is it just me, or are “the sales” really poor these days?

I can’t tell if it’s because I am not very motivated these days for the sales, since there’s not a lot more I need to buy; I have so many clothes and stuff like that, there’s really not much more I would like to get, other than possibly the odd one-off items. Anyway, I usually go out in Newcastle to places like Fenwick to check out the sales and soak up the atmosphere of shopping in the sales; It can be a bit hectic and busy, but that’s what it’s all about!

In the last few sales I’ve went to, I have been disappointed. Last year’s Boxing Day/Christmas/New Years sales were not good, and the previous summers have been as equally as bad. It seems they roll out stuff you’d not normally want which they’re hoping you’ll buy, or their best discounts are not in regular sizes; The last time I checked some T-shirts out at Gant, Armani and another brand I can’t recall, and I counted around 60 T-shirts, with ZERO in sizes small or medium, but they had some in other sizes, including the quite irregular 3XL.

With that said, I did not bother going to the sales on the high street this year, and bought a couple of things online from a few different places online.


In my seeming mission to buy everything from Happy Socks (it’s actually not, LOL) I got yet more socks from them. I needed some new socks and wanted to refresh my sock drawer, so I’ve thrown out almost all my old socks and they’re now replaced with all the Happy Socks I have either bought or got for Christmas. I think I have a total of 17 pairs now 🙂 Along with the socks, I got the boxers too. I got one of the spots pair of socks for £3 which was a steal, another for £5 and then the pack of 4 which was £15, down from £25, and the boxers were around £12.


Along with the socks and underwear I got myself a new shirt, from Thomas Pink. I saw this navy shirt with tonal stripes and really loved it. It was £49 down from £89, and I think that this shirt is worth that. The shirt feels nice, quality is good and I really like the fit.

Have you found any great bargains out there in this year’s sales?


Michael Adams

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Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

  1. Ross Said,

    I’ve got some great picks here man! I’ve never heard of Happy Socks but I’ll for sure be checking it out now. Loving the b&w combos! – thementalrelief.blogspot.co.uk

    posted on Wednesday 6th January, 2016 at 18:02
  2. Michael Said,

    Hi Ross, Thanks for your comments 🙂

    Happy Socks are great! They are relatively new, starting up in Sweden in 2008, and are becoming increasingly popular here in the UK in the past couple of years 🙂

    posted on Thursday 7th January, 2016 at 0:07