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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. 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 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 everyday 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! 🙂


Friday, 28th April, 2017

Air Max 2017 For Running

Air Max 2017 For Running

Happy Friday!

I hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend, it’s going to be another long one which I am really looking forward to! For this week’s Outfit Of The Week I have gone for a sporty style. Regular readers will know that I like running, I’ve talked about it a few times such as my How Fast Can You Run A Mile post. I’ve been running the odd day for several weeks now, but it’s the time of the year when I ramp it up a bit, and go out every day or evening,  which is the inspiration behind this style post.

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Friday, 14th April, 2017

Good Friday Style – Bomber Jackets For Spring & Outfit Of The Week

Outfit of the week - Bomber Jacket, T-Shirt, Jeans, Brogues

Happy Good Friday!

I hope you’re having a good day and you’re off work like most people, it’s a 4 day weekend so it should be a good one. I’ve been waiting for this for a while, and I have decided that I’d do no work, no blogging, no social media (hmmm…)  and do nothing other than relaxing…

Although that I probably will do something on the blog even if it’s behind the scenes stuff, and probably won’t be able to drag myself away from social media, but that’s the sign of the times.

So that brings me to my outfit of the week…There’s several great choices for jackets for Spring and even Summer, and I’ll be covering them in more detail in the coming weeks and months, but for this week I have gone for this bomber jacket.

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Friday, 7th April, 2017

Outfit Of The Week – Cream Knit & Summer Shave Off

7th April 2017 - Outfit Of The Week: Gant Knit & Cheap Monday Jeans

Off with the beard!

Yes, it’s getting closer and closer to Summer, which means it’s time for the beard to go, and it’s gone! 😀 For the past couple of years I’ve had this tradition where I have a beard in the Winter and then shave it off for the Summer. I’ve done this now for a few years, and last year I decided that to make it an even 6 month kind of thing, I would use changing the clocks as a rough guide…So we put our clocks forward a few weeks back, and so I have finally shaved off the beard.

p.s. I may have created some content in advance for the blog, so don’t be surprised if it looks like I have the beard back 😉

It looks weird, I almost don’t recognise myself 😀 It’s always the same, and I only started doing the beard thing originally for Movember around 3 years ago, then decided to keep it in the Winter.

Not only that, but now the warmer weather is here it’s time to start putting away all the jumpers and knits, and get out all the T-shirts and Summer clothing. I’m looking forward to wearing T-shirts without another layer again, I may have to invest in some newer pieces 😉

For now I will keep out a couple of my favourite jumpers, because it’s not summer yet, and it’s still a little cold. One of my favourites has to be this one from Gant, so it’s made it to my Outfit Of The Week.

It’s my cream cable knit sweater, which I really like a lot. It’s minimal and simple style is what I like about it the most, and has a small logo to the breast. I love wearing this colour with this pair of denim from Cheap Monday, it’s another colour, they’re a brown/copper colour which I really like and think they work well with the cream jumper. I’ve worn these with my cream cricket jumper too, I might get that out in the coming weeks too. I wore these with my black Converse Chuck Taylor All Star trainers.

Have a great Friday & Weekend! It’s Easter next weekend, I cannot wait, no work! 😉 Check out more pics from this look below
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Friday, 31st March, 2017

Outfit Of The Week – Styling Green For Spring

Outfit Of The Week: Styling Green Chinos

Hey guys!

I hope you’ve had a good week so far, it’s Friday, and for most, it’s also Pay day!!

So last week for my outfit of the week I talked about the men’s pink Spring fashion trend, and I think it’s a big thing, with lots of shades of pastel pink and salmon being around already.

Another one of the pastel colours which is making waves as it does in Spring is green.

As you probably know from reading my blog or just in general, green was the Pantone colour of the year, and although it’s not the pale shade which I think is great for fashion, it’s in the same colour to that.

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Friday, 17th March, 2017

Outfit Of The Week & Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Outfit Of The Week - All Black With A Touch Of Grey

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Yes…I know….I should be wearing some green somewhere for my outfit of the week and I’m not. This was my favourite outfit this week, and since today is St. Patrick’s Day I have not taken any photos yet, I may do later, I have a couple of green bits of fashion I could throw on 😉

I have spoken time and again about this outfit and style and I love it, so it’s not the first time you’ll have seen me in it, and it won’t be the last. It’s the all black style, apart from the jacket, which is very dark grey. I love the all black look, and what makes it stand out even more is the lighter shades of the jacket which brings everything back to black.

Since I prefer jeans to trousers I always opt for those, and there’s none better than my Nudie Jeans. The shirt is from Jaeger, I’ve featured it before in my black Jaeger shirt post, it’s a stretch cotton shirt which feels luxurious, and has a tiny bit of stretch to make the fit even better. The jacket is from Minimum, a brand which I really love, they’re from Denmark and do Scandi style really well. The footwear comes in the form of my derby shoes from Kurt Geiger which are my go to black pair of shoes and have really stood the test of time.

No product in my hair again! I recently dyed it darker (again) so I couldn’t put anything in just in-case it reacted with the dye or something like that.

For today I don’t think I will be celebrating Paddy’s Day too much…It’s never been something I’ve really got into, although any celebration which encourages drinking is fine by me, so I might do something later 😛

If you are doing something tonight have a good one!

You can check out more pics from this look below.

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Sunday, 12th March, 2017

Outfit Of The Weekend – Suede Jacket & Blue Jumper

Outfit Of The Weekend! 12th March 2017

Hey guys!

I hope you are well and are having a good weekend. Yesterday I took some photos for my outfit of the weekend, and the weather was so miserable! I should have waited for today where it’s actually pretty warm and bright. Unpredictable weather? It must be British Springtime! :mrgreen:

This is one of my suede jackets, actually the first suede jacket I got quite a while back. It’s from Mango Man, and is a brown camel colour. Suede is a material which you shouldn’t really wear in the rain, so whenever I think about wearing this or something else in suede I always tend to check my weather app (not that it’s very reliable!).

For my jumper I went for this blue knit from Gant. It’s one which I love and wear so often, the blue goes with so many different pieces of clothing so it’s really easy to wear. The lambswool is pretty tough, but this being a premium style of brand is quite soft and fairly light. I think that this colour works well with the camel colour of the jacket.

For the jeans I went for a pair of BOSS Orange denim. These have a tapered fit, and it’s not my favourite styles of denim anymore. I much prefer a slim or skinny fit, which is more on trend these days, and has been for a while. However for a weekend style, relaxed and chilled out, these are fine for this kind of outfit. As for the colour, you can never go wrong with dark indigo denim, my favourite colour, I own so many jeans in this colour!

For my footwear I pulled out an old favourite, a pair of Converse. I hardly ever wear Converse these days, I opt for the much more comfortable Air Max, and have a couple of pair of those to pick from. But if you’ve been a reader for a while then you’ll know I went through a stage of Converse, and I have 10 or 11 pairs, all in different colours. I went for the grey colour, which I really like, and have never worn too much. The usual colours for guys wearing Converse are the classic red or black, so it’s always good to be able to pull out a different colour which adds something to the overall look, the grey keeps things toned down.

That’s it for my outfit! Now it’s Sunday so it’s all about chilling out! Have a good one. Check out more pictures of this look below and let me know what you think

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Thursday, 2nd March, 2017

Today’s Style – Roll Neck Jumper For Spring

ASOS Roll Neck With Camel Overcoat

Turtle neck, polo neck, or roll neck. Whatever you’d like to call them, I’ve never really been much of a fan. That is, until now. It’s Spring so I decided to expand my wardrobe a little bit, and get myself my first roll neck jumper.

Usually I think of knitwear as a smart V-neck or crew neck knit, perfect for an evening out or more smart affair; Or a big, thick chunky knit, great for a casual night, cosy evening and the likes. The roll neck has been a style which I have never found a place for, but I thought I would give it a go this season.

I’ve seen a lot of people wearing them, and the style has really grown on me, so I decided that I would jump on board and give it a try. What is this style good for? I think it’s good for a smart casual look, especially a plain or toned down roll neck, when you don’t want to layer with something visible, i.e. a shirt. This is the jumper I went for.

It’s a neutral colour, 100% merino wool roll neck from ASOS. I usually wear quite dark coats and jackets, so having a lighter knit will really brighten up my overall outfit look. However this Winter I also invested in a camel overcoat, I really do like the camel overcoat trend, so that jacket is going to be something I’ll hopefully wear for years to come.

Layering light with light garments can sometimes not work, but I think the neutral colour of the jumper along with the camel colour of the coat work quite well. It certainly does not look out of place, the colours are toned down enough not to make the other one loud or bright.

I wanted to get a 100% merino wool jumper because I really like this style of wool. It’s really thin, but feels soft and more luxurious than other types such as lambswool, which can feel more coarse. I always prefer 100% wool over a mix or polyester whatever the type, as it’s a natural material and you do notice the difference over time and even when you wear it.

It’s very fine, and I would say thinner and lighter than some of my other merino wool jumpers.

To complete the look I went for black jeans which really adds some contrast to the overall picture, and my brown Kurt Geiger brogues which I think go well with this outfit, and compliment the black jeans keeping the look just that little bit more casual, while keeping the overall look smart.

Remember if you’re still on the hunt for a jumper for the cold snap to check out my sweater guide which will give you inspiration and the lowdown on everything to do with knits and jumpers for this season.

Let me know what you think of the look and these pieces.

Asos coat, asos roll neck, armani jeans, kurt geiger shoes
ASOS Roll Neck Jumper | ASOS Camel Overcoat | Kurt Geiger Brogues | Armani Jeans

close-up of the roll neck and coat

ASOS Roll Neck In Neutral colour

close-up of the roll neck jumper
Close up of the merino wool neck jumper by ASOS

The jumper without coat


Sunday, 26th February, 2017

Sunday Style – The Striped Navy Knit

My Sunday Style - 26th February 2017

Happy Sunday!

I hope you are well and have had a good weekend so far. It’s the usual quiet Sunday for me, with the EFL Cup Final which I am watching, I will be doing not much else, other than a film later in what’s been a Sunday tradition for a long time.

This is my Sunday Style for this week, which is the last Sunday in the month! I can’t believe that we’re almost into March and Spring, my chunky knits and jumpers will be going, but I can keep this one out for a bit longer. I am wearing this navy blue striped knit which is from Jaeger. It’s a fine knit jumper so is light and quite thin, and in this cold weather I needed a T-shirt under it! I have styled it with my Selected Homme leather jacket which I really love, it’s definitely one of the better fashion purchases I’ve made in my life. To go with that I am wearing my Duck & Cover Selvedge Denim jeans, and for footwear I have chosen the smart casual brown brogues from Kurt Geiger.

Have a good Sunday! Back to work tomorrow, but at least we have pancake day on Tuesday and I’ll be posting about that like I always do 🙂

p.s. – What does my hair look like without any product on? THIS! :mrgreen:

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Tuesday, 17th January, 2017

Today’s Style – Camel Overcoat With Black Knit

Doing The Camel Overcoat Trend

Coat – ASOS | Jeans – Armani Black | Cashmere Black Knit | Kurt Geiger Brogues | Barbour Scarf

You should know about one of the biggest trends of the Winter if you’ve been reading my blog, it is of course the Camel Overcoat Trend, and I decided it’s one which I cannot let pass by, so I got myself a coat!

It’s actually a long story, I had my eye on a Jaeger coat for a while, it was finally in the sale just before Christmas, I ordered it and was excited for it to come…Then on the delivery day Jaeger decided to email me and let me know that actually they had no stock and could not deliver it. I was disappointed, and then it got worse; They mysteriously go the jacket back in stock in my size, however it was now at full price! Hmmm…

Anyway my search went on, and although these camel overcoats look quite similar, there are a few small differences in them, and as you’ll know it’s all in the details. First of all I wanted a placket which had the buttons on show, the Jaeger one actually had a hidden placket but I was going to go ahead with that one as it was good in other ways. Secondly I wanted it to be camel colour (obviously!) and also have pockets which were vertical and not slanted; I prefer these on trousers too so that nothing falls out. I wanted a bit of a lapel collar, and a chest pocket would be great too. I wanted mostly wool composition, which usually signifies better quality, single breasted and a vented back. I finally found one which I loved at ASOS, and so I got it!

I think the fit is good which is always important, and it’s definitely something which I’ll be wearing throughout the Winter as a Winter coat when I need a more smart option as opposed to my Canada Goose.

I styled the coat with an all black outfit which included a black cashmere knit and black Armani jeans, along with a pair of brown Kurt Geiger brogues and my scarf is Made In Scotland from Barbour.

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Friday, 18th November, 2016

City Street Style – Black Shirt And Black Denim

jaeger-black-shirts-2016-1

Hey guys!

I got a couple of black shirts from Jaeger the other week as you’ll have read, and I think they’re really good. I love a good black shirt, they’re sleek and stylish, you can pair them up with pretty much everything, and they never fail to look smart.

They’re particularly good in the Winter, with the colder nights darker colours are usually preferable, and if you’re looking for something to wear for your office Christmas party then a black shirt could be on your list, depending on what your other options are.

A style I love is an all black suit including a black shirt and even black tie, the black shoes of course, but it’s a bit on the formal side, what if you want to do something more casual, city street style but still looking smart?

I’ve paired up the shirt with a pair of black A.P.C dry denim jeans, one of my favourite pairs of denim, and wore a pair of Kurt Geiger suede shoes to complete the look. I really like the colour of these shoes, you’ll probably know my love of these as you’ll see them in so many outfit posts.

The lighter colour really stands out alongside the black of the denim and shirt. As for the shirt itself, I love the fit, and the French placket makes it look so smooth and elegant.

Check out more pics below 🙂

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