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Friday, 13th April, 2018

Outfit Of The Week Pt.2 – Levi’s And Leather Jacket

Today's Outfit - Levi's T Shirt, Nudie Jeans, Converse Trainers, Selected Homme Leather Jacket

Happy Friyay!

Style outfit posts are like buses, you don’t see one for ages, then two come along at once 😂 I’ve already done one style post this week with a Levi’s T Shirt, so I thought why not do another, with the other tee.

This one is the Levi’s tee I was looking at getting for quite a while, but held off and then finally bought it. It’s the Olympic Levi’s logo inspired from the 80’s, with a bit of a colour change. Last year they brought this logo back, and used either tonal colours or the traditional navy blue and red. This one uses a really nice light blue colour which I really love. I think it goes so well on the backdrop of the white tee. The flag is complete with the traditional red colour.

The ringer has the contrasting black collar line and cuffs. As I’ve already mentioned, the sizing is rather odd. This style of tee seems to come with a more fitted cut to it, whereas the tops with the classic Levi’s housemark logo are a looser fit – So if you’re buying on online, keep that in mind.

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Thursday, 12th April, 2018

Paco Rabanne One Million Men’s Fragrance

Paco Rabanne One Million Review

I was having a look at the fragrances which I’ve featured on the blog, and I can’t believe that I’ve never given this one a feature of it’s own, it’s One Million from Paco Rabanne.

It was released back in 2008 which is when I got it, and so many other people did too. If this isn’t a favourite of many, it’s certainly one of those scents which has been bought by almost every man in the past 9 years.

I remember a girl saying that all men smell of 1 Million like it was a bad thing, because all guys smell the same. The good thing about that is guys were wearing it because it was such a nice fragrance. It was heavily marketed, so a lot of the mainstream bought into it, and still do, which isn’t really a bad thing, after all it is a nice scent. But for the fragrance lovers like myself, it’s never a good thing to smell like someone else or go with the crowd, so I haven’t actually worn this in years.

I’ve had another go of this, the first time in I don’t know how long, and it hasn’t lost it’s touch. It still smells as good as ever. It’s inviting, and has just enough of a masculine kick to it to make it manly, while having a few lighter notes toning down the spicy nature just that right amount. It’s definitely one for the night, out with the boys or with a girl, it’s perfect for Autumn or Winter, and the cooler conditions.

I can’t not write about the bottle…It’s obviously modelled on a gold bar, and it’s really striking and distinctive. It looks good on a shelf, and you’ll easily be able to pick it out.

Best season to wear – Autumn/Winter

Scent type – Spicy/Warm/Citrus

Age Recommendation – 18 – 30

Best Worn – Evening, Casual, Formal

Top Notes: Grapefruit, Mint, Blood orange
Heart Notes: Rose, Cinnamon, Spice notes, Blond leather
Base Notes: White woods, Amber, Patchouli

What do you think of One Million? Let me know in the comments, and if you’re looking for a new scent remember to check out more men’s fragrance reviews here to find your perfect scent.

Tuesday, 10th April, 2018

Style Edit: Classic Levi’s Ringer Tee & Black Denim Jacket

Today's Style Edit: Levi's Ringer And Black Denim Jacket

Hey guys!

It seems like forever since I last posted a style type of post, so here is a style edit! As you know I recently got some Levi’s Ringer Tees and I love them. I haven’t really worn them until now, and I really love how they fit and feel.

So the first one I’ve styled for this post is the classic white tee with red ringer detailing. I really love how the red pops against the white, and it really does pop! I don’t know if it was the brick background or just the lighting in general, but the red is really red and the white is so bright.

It could be that it’s backed up with my denim. Spring is supposed to be here even though the weather is terrible, and that means a couple of things, one of them is denim jackets. I’ve got a few in my collection, and picked out my Cheap Monday denim jacket in black, along with my Selvage denim from Nudie Jeans in black. So the all black plus the white tee with the red splashes really does make everything pop and stand out.

Then there’s my trainers, my Stan Smith’s, which I’ll admit I haven’t really worn yet, and only put them on for these photos (I’m saving them for Summer). You can tell because they’re so brilliantly white and once again these stand out a mile.

Overall I really like this kind of outfit and the pieces, and I think I’ll be wearing my denim jackets more this year, they’re such a good piece.

The same goes for the tees. This tee can be worn on it’s own or with any kind of jacket, bomber or anything else.

Soon enough we’ll have the weather to wear our Spring and Summer gear. Trust me! 😉

White Levi's Ringer, Black Denim Jacket, Black Jeans

Monday, 9th April, 2018

Ssense Buy Polyvore And Shut It Down! (OPT OUT)

Ssense Buy Polyvore - Ruin the community and Polyfam

I am not a huge Polyvore power user, but I do use it, and I like it. It’s been a fashion focused app and site for over 11 years, and I’ve probably been on there for 3 or 4 years. I usually log on a couple of times a week, so not as much as the traditional social networks, but I’ve always liked it. If you’ve never used it, think of it kind of like a fashion-only Pinterest app/site.

When I went on today I was greeted with something very disturbing…It’s gone! Ssense, a luxury fashion website has bought it. Not only has it been bought, but they’ve shut down Polyvore on day 1 of it being announced! (Last week, on 5th April)Continue Reading

Monday, 9th April, 2018

1980 Voguish Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

Waterproof Jacket With Heavy Padding

Spring is in the air and 1980 Voguish has unveiled pieces from their latest collection for Spring going into the Summer. The season is all about the change in climate and unpredictable weather, the collection has some great transitional pieces getting you from season to season.

Key pieces include lightweight and heavy padded jackets, polo shirts and short sleeve shirts for the upcoming season.

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Saturday, 7th April, 2018

What’s New In My Wardrobe – Easter Treats

Easter treats - a few T-shirts

Happy Saturday guys!

I can’t tell you how happy I am it’s the weekend! It’s been such a busy week for me, so sorry for the lack of updates on the blog. Easter is always a great time since I get time off, but the few days before and few days after are usually really busy for me, and this year has been no exception.

It seems like all I’ve done lately is share which new clothes I’ve added to my wardrobe, and this post is the same! In the fashion world when the seasons change it means two things; New clothing and styles from brands and shops, and sales. So I’ve got a couple of things, yes more things. You’ve already seen my Levi’s ringers, and now I have a couple more, but some of these were treats for Easter.

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Monday, 2nd April, 2018

Nickelodeon 90’s Throwback Sweatshirt

90's Throwback Sweatshirt from Nickelodeon

I hope you’re having a good Easter Monday!

I got this sweatshirt quite a few weeks ago, but to be honest I forgot all about it! It’s the 90’s throwback Nickelodeon sweatshirt, which features characters from some cartoons from the 90’s which were on Nickelodeon.

As a kid I used to watch Nickelodeon a lot; It was my channel of choice from around the ages of 11 – 15; Before that we had CITV and after we had the likes of Trouble, but for those years, it was all about Nick.  There were some pretty epic shows, from the likes of Sister Sister, Kenan and Kel, Sabrina, Clarissa, Alex Mack and how can I forget the best of them all, Renford Rejects. All of those were in the older years, but when I was younger, I loved cartoons (Who am I kidding, I still do!)

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