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Sunday, 1st April, 2018

Levi’s Ringer T Shirts

Levi's Ringer T Shirts For 2018

Happy Easter! I hope you’re having a good one.

I got myself a couple of Easter presents, and got some of the new Levi’s ringer T shirts for Spring and Summer this year.

I really love ringer tees. They were popular in culture and fashion in the 70’s where they really made their mark, and were still big in the 80’s, but since then, they’ve never really been that hot in menswear fashion or life in general.

But I’ve always really like them, and never really owned one, and now I’ve got two. Both of these feature two of the Levi’s logos which have been gaining in popularity over the past year or so. You’ll remember I got two levi’s t-shirts last year, plain tees which have these logos.

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Friday, 30th March, 2018

Music Playlist: March 2018

The Michael 84 Playlist

It’s time for some music!

One of my favourite Dance Acts, Swedish House Mafia has reunited a few days ago, at the Ultra music festival in Miami. So it looks good for the rest of 2018, they should have new music coming soon. For March I was listening to some old tracks from the 90’s, mostly Lightning Seeds and The Prodigy have been the two which has seen the most play.

There’s been a couple of newer tracks which I’ve been listening to, Bebe Rexha and George Ezra have had some good tracks, and the Zedd and Grey track is another song which I’ve been listening to.

We’re almost into April, which is getting closer and closer to the Summer, and I do love a good Summer banger, so I hope that 2018 has another big one for us.

Here’s my playlist in full.

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Tuesday, 27th March, 2018

Ormonde Jayne London Travel Lab 2

Ormonde Jayne Travel Lab 2 Fragrances Review

Ormonde Jayne London is a British perfume house which began with humble beginnings but was driven by passion to create luxury fragrances for men and women. I have been lucky enough to give some of the scents a try, with their Travel Lab 2, a collection of the finest men’s fragrances. The Travel Lab 2 contains 8ml bottles of 5 different scents, which are Ormonde Man, Isfarkand, Zizan, Montabaco and Nawab Of Oudh.

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Monday, 26th March, 2018

Back To Blogging About What I Love

Old pic from Summer…It’ll be here once again before we know it!

Hello there!

So blogging has became slightly weird in the past year or so, it kind of feels like my blog has changed, kind of for the better, but sort of not. Let me explain…

A few years ago I decided to write mega long content…Huge posts about fashion, and more or less only fashion; Typically advice, buyers guides, tips and so on. You know, you’ll have read them. This was always my intention, and it’s something I do like to do. But there’s been a couple of problems with that, and I think the blog may have suffered.

The big feature posts (I’ll call them “Long Reads”) take a lot of time to do, sometimes days or even weeks…But that’s not the main problem. These posts can be anywhere from 1000 to over 2000 words in length (My last one, the men’s shoe guide, is over 2,000 words). I think that the big problem is asking the question, How do you follow it up?

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Sunday, 25th March, 2018

Film Night: 24 Hour Party People

24 Hour Party People For Film Night

It’s been a little while since I wrote about the films I’ve been watching, mostly because I haven’t been watching too many. It’s usually a Sunday thing, but since Top Gear has came back, I’ve slowed down my film watching. But I did watch a really good film the other night, 24 Hour Party People.

It’s a film I’ve kind of seen before. I caught around 30 minutes of this years and years ago, loved it and wanted to watch it again, but never knew what the film was called. I then found out, and so was finally able to give this film a watch for it’s entirety, and it’s a good one!

I have watched so much stuff around the 80’s and 90’s and popular culture, music, general life and everything in between, and of course living in the 90’s was epic, watching films and TV set around this decade will always mean something to me. 24 Hour Party People is exactly that, a comedy-drama film set in the mid 70’s to the early 90’s about the music scene in Manchester.

It’s all about the bands through these decades, from Joy Division to New Order and the Happy Mondays. It centres around Tony Wilson, a news reporter for Granada Television played by Steve Coogan. He goes from creating a series on TV about the punk rock shows in Manchester to eventually founding a record company, Factory Records, and then the infamous Hacienda nightclub.

The film is a dramatisation based on real events as well as rumours, and catalogues the highs and the lows of the life in the music scene around the time, with a lot of memorable and infamous faces playing roles, including Peter Kay, Ralf Little, John Simm and Rob Brydon all featuring.

The film was a brilliant watch, if you like music or life from this era then you’ll love it, although you’ve probably seen the film before, since it was released in 2002!

Thursday, 22nd March, 2018

Spain 2018 Away Kit & Goalkeeper Kit Unveiled

Spain Ugly Away Shirts For 2018 World Cup

Adidas has unveiled the away kit for Spain for the 2018 World Cup, and it could be the worst looking kit in it’s history…The goalkeeper shirt at least.

Spain 2018 Away Kit

First of all let’s start with the away kit. Usually Spain’s away shirt has been white, blue or occasionally yellow. This one looks mostly white/silver in colour, but has an all-over pattern on the shirt which is very light blue, which Adidas are calling Halo blue.

The pattern comes from the 80’s, Adidas are utilising retro designs in their shirts for this years World Cup. The Spain 2018 home shirt was unveiled several months ago, and pays homage to the USA 94 shirt.

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Monday, 19th March, 2018

Men’s Footwear Advice: Shoes Every Man Should Own

The Men's Shoe Advice Guide - Shoes You Need To Own

How many shoes does the average man own? How many is too many? Exactly which shoes, and which style are must have for any man’s wardrobe? If you’re thinking any of these question, you’re in the right place. I am going to go through what I think are the shoes that every man should own, or to put it correctly, the footwear every man should own.

My shoe collection was terrible! I think we can all say we’ve been there at one stage or another, and maybe some are still there, but have no fear, this is the guide to help you. Back when I was younger I used to only footwear for 2 occasions; Smart and going out, and then everything else.

This consisted of 1 nice, smart pair of shoes, which were usually derby or oxford, and then a pair of trainers for everyday wear. I hated shoes! This probably stemmed from having to wear them for school, walking around all day in uncomfortable footwear doesn’t exactly get you to fall in love with them, not to mention teenage years being forced to do something!

But then as we all get older and develop style, I have found a love for shoes and footwear, not only a love, but an appreciation. It can be anything; From high end pieces to classic pop culture Converse, Made In England shoes with proper workmanship or street style, whatever your preference there’s never been a better time to get into footwear.

With all of that said, what shoes does a man need in his wardrobe? Let’s get into it!

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