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Thursday, 14th September, 2017

My Custom Leather Jacket From The Jacket Maker

The Jacket Maker x Michael 84

Hey guys!

I hope you are well, the weather is turning and we’re really starting to get into Autumn right about now. That means a bit of a change up in the wardrobe, wearing more knits and sweats, and less Summer clothing. It also means a change over of jackets, from my denim jackets to leather. I never used to be a fan of a leather jacket, but a couple of years ago I got my first one, and I’ve never looked back. They’re pretty timeless, so adding one to your wardrobe is something you should seriously consider.

I have a new addition to my leather jacket line up! The Jacket Maker got in touch and told me about their collection. Not only do they have a large collection of ready to wear pieces, they also do custom jackets tailored to you, and this is what I went for and I’m wearing here.

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Tuesday, 18th July, 2017

Style Check: MANGO MAN Shirt From The Summer Sale

Check Shirt Style With T-Shirt From Mango Man

Hey guys!

I hope you’re having a good Tuesday. We’ve had some brilliant weather over the past few days, and that’s coming to an end (apparently) tomorrow so I made the most of the rain-less days and got out and took a couple of shots in my new check shirt I got from Mango Man in the sale.

When it comes to check shirts I really love them, but I only love a particular style. I like so many checks and patterns, but my favourite are buffalo prints, or checks which are medium-large in size, just like this shirt. The really large “plaid like” checks and squares can look a bit too big for my liking, and although I do like smaller “gingham like” checks, the type I am wearing here is by far my favourite. Whenever I see shirts in this pattern I am drawn to them, and always consider buying them, and in this case, I did.

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Friday, 14th July, 2017

Style Of The Week – Nautical Stripes For Friday

Style Post - Outfit Of The Week - Nautical Tee

Hey guys!

Happy Friday! I can’t believe that the week is almost over already and the weekend is (almost!) here. The days and weeks seem to go so quickly, the Summer is slowly disappearing and soon it will be gone which is something I hate! I better make the most of Summer style while I can πŸ˜‰

One of my favourite styles for summer are nautical stripes. I have several nautical striped tees, from dark tops with light stripes, to light T-shirts with darker stripes, I’ve got them all. This is one of the nautical tops I got from ASOS last Summer, and it’s still in really good condition and is something I really like wearing. For my style of the week I have kept the look simple with only this top and a pair of black denim.

For the shoes I have gone for Kurt Geiger, and picked my suede derby shoes. The good thing about the warmer weather is that I can wear these without fear of damaging them in rain or puddles…Although it looks like I am too late, I wore these out one night and got them splashed. I should have used some suede protector, sadly I didn’t, and they’re now marked. I may try to get them back to a better condition.

Nautical Look - Style Blog Of The Week

I own a lot of sunglasses, too many in fact. I actually only wear 2-3 pairs these days, and usually switch between two, both Ray Ban. I have both of the classics, the aviators and the wayfarers, and for this look I’ve gone for wayfarers.

Last weekend I went out and had a blast, and this weekend I have no plans, although that may change. I will be happy to just relax this week and do nothing, not go out, and not go out-out, but that doesn’t mean that’s how it’s going to work out πŸ˜›

Have a great Friday guys! πŸ™‚ (a few more pics below…)

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Friday, 7th July, 2017

Style Of The Week – Ripped Denim & Kenzo

Style of the week - 7th July 2017

Hey guys!

The weekend is here and I couldn’t be happier about that! It feels like I have just worked, done some running, ate a little, slept and then done it all over again for 5 days, I am so happy to have two days off! πŸ˜„ I have been able to put together this style of the week post, so you can check out my favourite outfit which features a pair of ripped denim and my Kenzo tee.

So this weekend I am going to go to the NE1 Motor Show aka the Newcastle Car Show, which is on Grey Street. It’s been a yearly thing for 2 years now, I was there in 2015 and 2016, and this year it’s supposed to be even bigger so I look forward to checking it out and seeing what’s going on.

So as for my style…I am not the biggest fan of light denim, but If you read my men’s jean guide then you’ll know that I’d consider it one of the five pairs of denim to own, as it gives your wardrobe more diversity and having different colours of denim will give you a far bigger choice when it comes to putting outfits together. I love indigo and black denim, but sometimes it’s good to mix things up and try something different.

The denim is from Cheap Monday and is pretty good. It’s a ripped jean style which is good for the Summer and I do like these jeans, however I don’t really wear them all too often. I paired these up with my black Converse for a typical casual look, two classics which will live on forever.

This Kenzo tee is one of my favourites, I got it quite a while ago and I still really like it. It has the trademark Kenzo branding to the front, which is appliqued on and is a kind of check/tartan style of pattern within the wording.

Have a great weekend guys!

More pics below…

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Saturday, 1st July, 2017

Saturday Style – July Has Brought The Sun Back

Saturday Style - White trainers & Black jeans

Happy Saturday!

It’s 1st July, and it’s brought the sun back! For the past week or so it’s been more like Winter than Summer, day after day of miserable weather and rain; We’ve gone from wearing shorts and T-shirts to wearing Winter coats. But at least the sun has come back out to play (for now!)

For my Saturday Style this week I finally got to wear my white Air Max Ultra 2.0! Since the weather has been so terrible I’ve not wanted to wear these outside because I’d ruin them straight away and I’ve only just got them.

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Friday, 23rd June, 2017

Nike Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0 All White Trainers

Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0 all white

I finally got some white trainers for Summer!

Yes, I went ahead and got a pair of white trainers! With so many options available I picked out the limited edition Air Max Jewel, bought them, and then cancelled them! πŸ˜€ Then I found a pair of Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0 which were in the sales, and thought I better get these quick! Then Nike reduced them further so I ended up paying more than I should have! πŸ˜‚

My story of white trainers for Summer… I haven’t really had any. I did buy some Adidas Superstar trainers several years ago, and I never really wore them. I still have them, and they look to have become faulty, with the toecap going a creamy-yellow colour, so I don’t really wear them. I’m going to create a white trainer guide for the blog as I do like white trainers, I was going to buy a pair last Summer but couldn’t decide which pair to get, and ended up getting none. Now I have taken the plunge and opted for a pair of Air Max, the Air Max 1 Ultra which I really like.

First of all I have to talk about the trainers I didn’t buy. The Air Max 1 Jewel Black Diamond…I think these look so good and I did actually go through and buy them, and after thinking about it, decided to cancel the order. Why? Well because they’re made of hard leather. I’ve never tried them, but I think that the hard leather may not be too comfortable, especially in the heat of the Summer, and are undoubtedly heavier than the Ultras. The second pair of trainers I considered, and may also end up getting as a secondary pair, are a pair of Adidas Stan Smith’s. Yes, I know they’re a similar hard leather, but if I get a pair I’ll only be wearing them now and again, so for that comfort can take a back seat.

So let’s me tell you about the pair I did end up getting, the Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0. They’re light and breathable, bright white and all white, including the Iconic swoosh, which is something I was looking for. I got a pair of the Ultra Moire trainers a couple of years back and love how light and comfortable they are, so picking out this pair as a white pair was a really easy decision. The mesh is really lightweight and works well with a textile upper, the fit is quite snug around the sides and the width of the trainers, but I’m used to that from the Ultra Moire.

So I’ve finally joined the white trainer club πŸ˜€ I may also get a pair of Adidas Original Stan Smith in the near future too, or another ‘smarter’ pair of white trainers. But for now, I will enjoy these πŸ™‚

Let me know what you think of these, or if you have any other recommendations for all white trainers for this season let me know.

close up of the nike all white air max 1 ultras


Friday, 2nd June, 2017

Casual Levi’s Style – Outfit Of The Week

Style Of The Week - Levi's Tee And Denim

Hey guys!

I hope you are well and have had a great week. It started off well with a Bank Holiday, but for some reason this week hasn’t felt any shorter and I am so glad that it’s Friday and the weekend is here. I can’t believe June is already here, when it starts you know that it’s truly the start of Summer, and I do love the Summer πŸ˜€

For my outfit of the week I have gone for something simple, all from one brand, Levi’s. You remember that a few weeks ago I picked up some thing from Levi’s, I really like some of the stuff they’ve been putting out, and it’s definitely a brand which is back on trend.

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Friday, 26th May, 2017

Style Of The Week – Cream Denim & Adidas Tee

Style Of The Week - Cream denim and black tee

Hey guys!

It’s Friday, and it’s also Bank Holiday Monday which means an extra long weekend! πŸ™‚

The weather this week has been brilliant! Summer has came, at least for now, and today is supposed to be the hottest day so far. Unfortunately it looks like it’s already coming to an end (according to my phone).

For my style of the week I have gone for this pair of cream denim from ASOS, and a classic Adidas Originals Tee. These jeans are so comfortable! They’re really soft and have some stretch to them, they’re definitely not a classic vintage style of denim that connoisseurs would enjoy, but the fit is pretty good. I’ve featured this pair on the blog a couple of times, and when I bought them originally I didn’t realise how skinny they were until I put them on, and they’re fairly skinny!.

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Friday, 12th May, 2017

Outfit Of The Week: Smart Style With A Sweatshirt

Outfit Of The Week - Michael 84 Style Blog

Can you dress up a sweatshirt? If you asked me this several years ago I would have said of course not, but a plain and simple sweatshirt can work with a jacket, so I wanted to try it out in my style post for the outfit of the week.

For the past several months I’ve been going out at the weekend in either a shirt or knit, since it’s chilly in the evening it’s usually what I’d choose to wear on a night out in the Winter or start of Spring. Now the better weather is coming, I wanted to try out my pink sweatshirt, and styled it with a smart jacket and pair of black jeans, as well as some shoes.

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Friday, 5th May, 2017

This Week’s Style – My Levi’s Story

Outfit Of The Week - Levis Tee & Denim

In the past 10 years or so I’ve really got into denim, As I wrote about in my five ways to wear denim post a while back, I never used to wear jeans, I found them uncomfortable as a kid, I was never really aware of the soft washes back then, and did not appreciate raw denim. Anyway, since 10 years have passed I’ve bought a lot of denim from a lot of brands, but I’ve never bought Levi’s, until now.

Levi's Classic T Shirt With 511 Jeans

Levi’s have been around forever, I think if you ask anyone to name a jean brand, the vast majority of people would say Levi’s, and if they didn’t there’s no doubt at all that they’ve heard of them. Not only that, but they have a style which is the most well known, the 501. These were popularised from the 50’s up until the 80s and even 90s, and everyone and anyone wanted a pair of 501’s, they were quite the status piece of clothing to own; Each youth subculture universally liked the 501’s, I’ve heard plenty of stories of people shrinking their jeans, from wearing them in the bath and drying them to get the best personalised fit for them. However they’ve never seemed like a cool brand, they’ve always felt like “dad jeans”, probably because everyone of my age had parents who loved their 501’s. However times have changed, Levi’s are becoming on trend again, and they’ve got a few more modern and updated styles and items of clothing and jeans.

Levi's Logo T Shirt

I’ve been looking to get a couple of Levi’s things for a few weeks, I wanted to try on some things rather than buying them online but I’ve been too busy to go to the Levi’s shop in the town, but earlier this week I finally went and got a few things as you’ll have already saw on the blog.

First of all I wanted two T-Shirts. The classic logo tee in white, and the new logo shirt in grey, and that’s exactly what I got. The classic logo, or Housemark as Levi’s call it is a must have and I wanted it in white as it’s the most universal colour which I can wear with a lot of other clothing.Β This is the tee I’m wearing for the Outfit of the week, and no doubt I’ll be wearing the other one in another outfit post soon.

Levi's 511 Selvedge Jeans With Converse

Denim lovers will know all about Selvedge, and people who read the blog will know how much I love it. If you don’t know what it is, I wrote a helpful what is selvedge denim guide a while back, but it’s a type of denim which is much loved by many. I noticed that Levis do Selvedge, but I wasn’t sure on their fits, I prefer a slim or skinny fit in jeans now. They happened to do Selvedge in their 511 style which is a slim fit, but since I’ve never bought Levi’s jeans before I wanted to try these on. I loved them and bought them, and can see getting a lot of wear from these. They’re a dark wash which I prefer, so I can wear them for smart casual occasions and on a night out they’ll look great too.

I paired these up with another timeless and classic item; A pair of red Converse.

Let me know what you think of this look and Levi’s in general, and Happy Friday! πŸ™‚