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Men’s Christmas Gift Ideas – What To Get Them This Year

Thursday, 6th December, 2018

Men's Christmas Gift Guide - Ideas For Presents For Guys In 2018

Is it just me, or does it seem to get harder and harder to buy presents for guys these days? No matter if you’re shopping for your dad, brother, grandad, friend or even yourself, men are usually the most difficult to buy for.

My Christmas gift guide is here! Packed with ideas to help you get some best presents for the man in your life. In the guide I’ve picked out some things in a range of price points, so whether you’re looking for that ‘main’ present, or just a stocking filler, there’s something which you’ll be able to get.

I’ve got things that every guy needs covered; From grooming to aftershaves, tech and gadgets, some clothing and of course that all important food and drink.

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Playstation Classic Review – Is It Worth Getting?

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018

PlayStation Classic Review - Is It Worth It?

It finally came, I got my PlayStation Classic!

If you like gaming then you’ll know that Sony were releasing a mini PlayStation in the run up to Christmas, and as soon as I heard, I had to order one. I loved my original PlayStation as did many others, and so it was obvious that I’d buy this.

It costs £89.99, but how does it play, and is it worth it? Here’s my full review.

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Canada Goose Jacket Test – 8 Years Of Ownership

Monday, 3rd December, 2018

Wearing my Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber Jacket - The 8 Year Test

How many items of clothing can you say you bought years ago, and not only still own today, but still wear? My Canada Goose jacket which I got is certainly one of them. I got this jacket way back in 2010, when this blog was starting to take it’s shape, and It was one of the most exciting things I wrote about back then.

It’s a brand renowned for it’s quality, and also infamous for being expensive. When I got my Canada Goose coat I was pretty certain that this would last me a long time. Not only in terms of style and fashion, but in terms of build quality, I knew that it was going to be my proper Winter coat for years to come.

How has my Chilliwack Bomber stacked up 8 years later? Pretty well? No, I think it’s a lot better than that.

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Wet Shave vs Dry Shave – Which Is Better?

Friday, 30th November, 2018

Wet Shave vs Dry Shave - The Differences And Which Is Better

If you’re having your first shave as an older teenager or you’re thinking about switching up your own grooming regime you may be thinking one thing: Which is better, a dry shave or a wet shave?

If you’re totally unfamiliar, a wet shave is with a razor with a blade, whereas a dry shave is done with an electric shaver. There’s plenty of advantages and disadvantages of each which we’ll get into, but if you ask me or plenty of others, they’ll all say the same. A wet shave is better than a dry shave.

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each, and you can weigh it up for yourself.

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Music Playlist: What I’ve Been Listening To In November

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018

The Michael 84 Playlist

Hey guys!

It’s nearing the end of the month, which means another music playlist once again. It’s so weird, we had no big Summer tracks, but I’ve discovered a couple of songs in recent months which are real Summer bangers which I’ve been listening to constantly.

There are the Robyn tracks from her latest album, Honey and Missing U which are big tunes! I’ve been listening to them a lot, and really like them. Then there’s Dished from Purple Disco Machine, the most annoyingly catchy song which you can’t help but love. It’s a Summer club track, and still sounds good.

Then there’s two Spanish songs, Lo Malo from Aitana Ocaña and Ana Guerra and Alvaro Soler – La Cintura which was actually on my playlist in July. I only gave it a listen once or twice, but now I can’t stop playing it.

The Rebecca and Fiona track, Money, has been around for a while, but since they released a new music video several weeks ago, I’ve been listening to that more and more. Then there’s Thank U, Next from Ariana Grande which you can’t get away from – Good job it’s a cool track.

The 90’s was my decade, if you read my blog you’ll know that, and so the song 1999 from Charli XCX has to make it into the list. It’s odd that she has this song referencing music from the 90’s, and Anne-Marie had 2002 referencing some of the same music; Confirmation that the 90’s was the best 😉

I randomly heard this track on the radio which sounds so familiar, it’s by Theophilus London & Tame Impala and called Only You. It’s a sample/cover, so I’ve probably heard the original before (it was by Steve Montie I think), it doesn’t bring back memories, but it’s such a good track if you’re into more soulful music.

It’s the last month until December, where I’ll probably be listening to a lot of Christmas songs. So here’s my playlist in full until then…

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Hoodie Layering & The Black Friday Weekend

Tuesday, 27th November, 2018

Layering Black Hoodie With Camel Overcoat

Hey guys happy Tuesday!

What did you think of the Black Friday weekend, and did you get anything? I did pick up a couple of things, some for myself, and presents for others too. Also, how cold is it now!? I have dug my black hoodie out again and this time round tried layering it with my camel overcoat – Let me know what you think.

So, the Black Friday Weekend…

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Dress Yourself Taller – Style Tips For Short Guide & How To Look Taller

Friday, 23rd November, 2018

Dress Yourself Taller - Style Tips For Short Guys

If you’re not happy with your height and wish you had some extra inches, sadly there’s no magic spell which can help, but you can dress yourself taller, and it really does work. Wearing the right clothing will help enormously in changing how you look. Wearing the wrong things can do nothing for your height, but when you get it right you can easily appear to be taller than you are.

I’m going to give you some tips on how you can present yourself to look taller which are really easy to implement into your life and everyday style.

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Vera Wang For Men Fragrance Review

Thursday, 22nd November, 2018

Vera Wang For Men Fragrance Review

I’m taking another look back at some of my fragrances, and found this classic, Vera Wang For Men. This one was released in 2004, but I didn’t actually get this until around 2006-07, when it was gaining and gaining in popularity.

As you can see I actually have two bottles, I got a large bottle, then a smaller one as a gift, so I’ve ended up with two. Along with One Million, this is another one of those scents which so many other lads made their signature scent, and if you’ve had a small, you’ll know why.

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