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Overcoat & Layers – Winter Style This Friday!

Friday, 1st February, 2019

Outfit of the week - Overcoat, Jumper, shirt and jeans

Happy Friday and start of a new month guys!

Can you believe it’s February already? I certainly can’t. It seemed like only the other day we were celebrating Christmas, then New Year, and the start of 2019, and now we’re already one month down. Pretty crazy stuff. If you’ve put the weather on TV you’ll know we’re definitely in the Winter right now, with record lows in the USA, and the cold and snowy weather has been making it’s presence felt here in Newcastle and the rest of the UK too.

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212 VIP Men By Carolina Herrera Fragrance Review

Thursday, 31st January, 2019

212 VIP MEN Fragrance Review

It’s time for another good old scent review! This week I am looking back at 212 VIP Men from Carolina Herrera.

I bought this on the back of 212 SEXY MEN as well as 212 MEN, two previous fragrances from Carolina Herrera. SEXY MEN is my favourite out of the two, it’s more spicy and woody, and I prefer these types of seductive scents. On the back of both of these, I got 212 VIP when it was released, back in 2011.

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The Going Out Shirt – Bringing Back A Must Have Men’s Wardrobe Essential

Monday, 28th January, 2019

Men's Going Out Shirt - An Essential Shirt For A Night Out

When you’re off on a night out and you’re looking in your wardrobe for something to wear, what do you reach for? The going out shirt!

The way to do this was to look your best, and we always had that one item which we wore when we wanted to look, and perhaps even more importantly feel like a boss. This was affectionately known as the going out shirt.

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Reebok Bolton For 90s Style

Saturday, 26th January, 2019

Reebok Bolton Classics Trainers Fashion Tip

There’s a few 90’s throwback trainers which have been making waves in the past several months, and I can’t get enough of seeing them. The Reebok Bolton has been released, which brings back lots of nostalgic flavour.

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H&M x Eytys Collab: Capsule Collection – 8 Pieces You Need

Thursday, 24th January, 2019

Eytys x H&M Capsule Collection AW19

H&M are back with a new collaboration for 2019, working together with Swedish cult brand Eytys. A brand all about it’s chunky shoes and unisex silhouettes, there’s some really nice pieces within the collection which will be adored by fashionistas and general clothing lovers alike.

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AIK Black Edition Shirt 1891 By Nike

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019

Nike AIK Black Edition Shirt Is Released

A lot of the time football and fashion does not mix well, but when a lot of people start talking about it, you know that it’s going to be good. Nike released a brand new AIK Black edition shirt, with an all black design. The shirt comes black on black, with the Nike swoosh, badge and special 1891 logo to the front of the shirt, all done in a tonal black look.

What do you think of this shirt?

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Dolce & Gabbana The One Gentleman Back From The Dead!

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019

Dolce And Gabbana The One Gentleman Back In 2019

I have found some stock of Dolce and Gabbana The One Gentleman, it’s back from the dead!

So as you’ll know, Gucci Envy for men is discontinued, and has been for some time, and it’s my favourite all time men’s fragrance. I needed a replacement, and bought a bottle of Floris Santal which I also love, and it does smell very similar. Another similar scent is D&G The One Gentleman, which I owned, but was running low, so bought a large bottle of it.

After getting that bottle, D&G then decided to discontinue that scent too! So, I decided that I wouldn’t open it, since I’d never be able to replace it, and I loved my Floris Santal which I use quite regularly.

But I was browsing around the other day, and I found a shop which for some reason unknown to me, managed to get hold of some stock. They were selling 100ml bottles for only £25, a real bargain for any nice scent, so I got a couple of bottles before it went out of stock and is gone forever.

It’s not too unusual for shops to get stock of discontinued bottles, it has happened before with other scents, but it’s kind of rare. Since it was from a reputable fragrance shop I knew that it would be genuine, and someone, somewhere probably had a lot of fragrances they couldn’t get rid of, maybe even the company themselves, so sold them off.

Whatever the reason, I am happy that I was able to get a bottle, and it does smell really nice. It’s not as good as Gucci Envy for Men or Floris Santal, but it’s the same style and vibe as those two fragrances, and if you’ve smelled it you’ll definitely notice the similarities of the three.

Now that I have 300ml of D&G The One Gentleman (3x 100ml) I can open one of them up! This is a ridiculous and crazy volume of cologne and I’ll probably never run out for the rest of my life, so I am not worried about that any more.

You can see my full review of D&G The One Gentleman here.

Playlist: What I’ve Been Listening To In January 2019

Monday, 21st January, 2019

The Michael 84 Playlist

It’s January, it’s 2019 and so it’s time for some new music! There has been a couple of new songs which I have added to my playlist, but January is usually seen as the month where nothing much happens in terms of new music, and we used to see lots of odd songs make it to number 1 back in the day.

A new month means a new release for Ariana Grande, with her new track called 7 Rings. I have given it a listen I’m not much of a fan, it could be a grower. It samples ‘my favourite things’, and I am still not too sure what to make of it.

I have also heard “Sweet But Psycho” played far too much, everywhere I go I hear it, so I have to include it in the list. It’s a song which is growing on me I have to admit.

Since watching the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last month I’ve been listening to the tracks from the performers quite a bit; Bebe Rexha, Rita Ora and Halsey being three of the artists who performed.

It’s also nice to hear Theophilus London & Tame Impala – Only You getting played more. I heard this a few months ago and it seems it’s being played more and more, a great track which has retro roots.

Here’s my playlist in full

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