Michael 84

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Tuesday, 16th August, 2016

Today’s Style – ASOS Ecru Jeans With Red Hugo Boss T-Shirt

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Hey guys!

So we’re apparently getting a bit of a heatwave again…Actually it’s only a couple of days of sun. I have been so busy with work that sadly I can’t do anything with these couple of days we have…Hopefully we’ll get some more before the Winter comes!

So today I wore my ASOS ecru jeans which have the distressed and ripped parts to them throughout. I’ve featured these on the blog a few times, they are really skinny, in fact “Super skinny” style which is not my favourite, but with the stretch in the fabric it makes these really easy to wear. I’m wearing them with my solid red Hugo Boss T Shirt which comes from the BOSS Green label, which is a contemporary sporty casual line from Hugo Boss. I styled them with some red Converse which I rarely wear these days.

More pics below… Enjoy the sun while you can πŸ™‚

Michael

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Tuesday, 26th July, 2016

Beach City Style At The Coast

Beach Style Which Works in the city too

As you’ll have already read, last week we had the best Summer’s day of the year (so far), it was really hot so I decided to go to the beach and walk along the coast. There were lots of guys walking around the promenade and even in the city with their shirts off…We get 1 hot day in Newcastle and England and people definitely overreact! :mrgreen: You should definitely keep your shirt on, if you want to take it off save that for when you are at the beach, on the sand or in the water, or if you’re lucky enough to be by a pool.

I love the nautical style for Summer, and I have 3 or 4 different striped tees, they’re all fairly similar. Summer also means lighter bottoms which I like, it gives me a chance to wear some coloured or lighter chinos or jeans. I think when it comes to picking out your clothing for something like this, you need to choose something versatile which can work in both a city situation around a lot of people, and the beach location which will be a lot more relaxed.

I wore this Nautical T-Shirt from ASOS, a pair of light chinos from Mango and my Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire which I really love. It’s finished off with my Ran Ban Aviators and my D&G watch.

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Friday, 13th May, 2016

Styling My Super Skinny ASOS Jeans

ASOS Super Skinny Jeans With Nautical T-shirt and Ugg Shoes

Hey guys!

OK first of all, I have a new hair colour…It’s darker brown! πŸ˜€ I love this colour, and haven’t dyed my hair in ages, but I’ve finally got round to it, a bit too late, it needs to be cut so I’ll end up having to dye it again. I used to buy Excell 10 which I really liked, number 4 “Natural dark brown” which was dark, but then they stopped selling it, so I had to switch to Nice n Easy, I tried their same colour but it didn’t seem to be as dark, so I’ve went darker to 3.5 and I love this colour, so I’ll be keeping it πŸ™‚

A while back you’ll know I got a few things from ASOS, these jeans and some nautical tops. We’ve finally had some good weather, and will hopefully get some more going forward, so I was able to style these items this week and took a couple of shots.

How Skinny Are ASOS Super Skinny Jeans?

As I’ve already mentioned, I misread these jeans and thought they were just regular skinny fit, which I quite like, but then when they arrived I realised that they were actually super skinny. What’s the difference? Well the name tells no lies, they really are super skinny, they’re skin tight! πŸ˜€ The legs really are like drainpipes, clinging to your legs, but the waist is quite regular and the denim has some stretch in it, making them comfortable. The leg opening is tight too, luckily they are made from soft denim, so are comfortable to wear.

The jeans are ecru in colour which I really like for the Spring/Summer, and have really cool distressed patches which I really like. If you’re looking for advice on light colour or white denim, check out myΒ what to wear with white jeans guide.

The Outfit

I wore these jeans with another ASOS item, the navy nautical T Shirt. This came in a two pack with the other being a colour reverse of this one, a white base and navy stripes. I think colour blocking this darker top with the ecru jeans looks really nice. It’s finished off with my Ugg suede shoes in blue, these are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever owned, I can’t quite believe they count as shoes and not the more comfortable trainers. I also wore my Ray Ban Aviators along with my D&G Watch.

Hopefully we’ll get lots of sun this year so we can all wear lots of summer fashion πŸ˜‰

Michael

ASOS Ecru Jeans With Striped Tee For Summer

My ASOS Nautical T Shirt

ASOS Super Skinny Patches Jeans In Ecru

My Ugg Suede Shoes In Blue


Monday, 9th May, 2016

Styling The Kurt Geiger Jenkins Grey Derby Shoes For Spring 2016

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When it comes to shoes, I really love the derby style. It’s the one style of shoe I will busy time and again, and really love. Derby shoes are a smart shoe, and can be worn for almost any occasion; From a summer wedding to a night out, they’re pretty versatile when it comes to pairing them with your fashion.

I already own a pair of Kurt Geiger derby shoes, and in fact they’re my second pair, after getting those last year as my go-to smart footwear choice.

I’ve got the brand new Kurt Geiger Jenkins derby shoes for this Spring, and I simply love them. Like a standard derby shoe they’re suitable for both a smart and casual setting, but these are grey, and also genuine suede, which will add a new dynamic to putting together an outfit.

As we know, these are a pair of shoes every guy should own, because of their versatility, and because they’re just so stylish.

The grey colour is something I really like. It’s something different to the traditional black formal shoe, and these will brighten up an outfit for this season while still being fairly understated. Suede means taking extra care with these, but that should not be a problem.

This combination adds a more casual element to a style which is usually more formal, but these shoes are still really smart and will make any outfit pop.

I have styled them in a sort of rock star look πŸ˜€

Wearing my favourite black Selvedge Nudie Jeans, along with a plain white tee and leather black jacket from Selected Homme, it’s a really simple outfit to put together, only three items of clothing plus the shoes, but a look I really like.

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Monday, 18th April, 2016

Styling The Kurt Geiger Niles Oxford Shoes In Brown For Spring

Styling the Kurt Geiger Niles Brogues

Brogues are a style of shoe which I have never previously owned. Brogues are all about the detailing, the perforations are what give a pair of shoes the brogue title. There’s many variations, from a full brogue/wingtips to half brogues and quarter brogue, they’re defined by the amount, and style of perforations which are on the shoe design.

Kurt Geiger sent over these brogues which are part of their brand new Spring/Summer 2016 collection for me to take a look at and style up. The Kurt Geiger Niles shoes are a pair of Oxford shoes with classic brogue detailing, they’re a really nice pair of shoes and I have them in this stylish brown colour.

The “W” and all over toe perforations indicate the brogue style. I’ve always thought of brogues as a more smart-casual style of footwear, rather than a classic Oxford or derby style of shoes. Getting these in this brown option is perfect for a smart-casual outfit, and since they’re quite a light-to-mid brown they’re a great colour for the Spring/Summer season ahead.

As we know brogues are one of the shoes that every man needs, with their laid back edge combined with the smart look when combined with the right clothing. They can really make an outfit stand out, and going for a colour like this one, they become distinctive and stand out for the right reasons.

I have gone for a smart casual style for this outfit, and paired the shoes with a pair of indigo H&M Selvedge denim jeans, Junk De Luxe cardigan and GANT check shirt. I think the shoes really compliment the rest of the outfit, and keep the whole outfit looking really smart.

What do you guys think? πŸ™‚

Michael

Kurt Geiger Niles Brogues With Indigo Denim Jeans

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Friday, 25th March, 2016

Spring Fashion Style – Purple And Grey

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Hey guys! πŸ™‚

Spring is here (apparently) so I thought about styling some fashion with that in mind. With warmer months brighter and more colourful options become valid, not that you need a reason to add a splash of colour to your outfit, but it’s a good reason πŸ˜‰

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Friday, 18th March, 2016

Men’s Style – Simple Clean Shirt, Jacket & Jeans

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Just a little street style post for you today πŸ™‚

March is here which is supposed to mean Spring, but you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s still Winter, since it’s probably colder now than it was in December! πŸ˜› Anyway,Β I have decided that I will be shaving off my beard/tash for the Spring/Summer….I did a similar thing last year, when I went clean shaven from 1st June. I have decided that this year I am going to do it earlier, and do it for Easter. It’s now becoming a bit of a tradition; Clean shaven for summer, beard to keep my face warm for Winter πŸ˜›

I decided to shoot this photo in black and white, I am wearing a combination which I really like; Smart jacket, shirt and pair of jeans. I am wearing a jacket from Minimum, the shirt is from Jaeger and the jeans are from Nudie Jeans.

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Friday, 29th January, 2016

Street Style At Michael 84 – Gant Cable Knit

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You may have noticed a new option on my menu in the last week or so, called Street Style. That’s because I have created a whole new section called…Street Style! Last year I took quite a few fashion photos of outfits and clothing, and they didn’t really have a good category to fit in. The men’s fashion category is usually for writing about brands and what’s going on in the fashion world; Lifestyle is about guys lifestyle or what I’ve been up to, so it sort of fits in there. But I think the best way to categorise this type of post is street style, so I have created a brand new category, where you’ll find all these types of shots.

Of course a few years ago I did experiment with my look book category, which was as much of a technical exercise as anything else. It was good to try out and create a section on the blog which only had images with no text so people could just have a browse, and then go in depth with the photo by clicking it; I still have that page on the blogΒ but I don’t really promote it as much as I used to, but it does still exist πŸ˜‰

I thought I would kick it off in 2016 with this look…It’s actually from last year but I was too busy with other stuff on the blog and couldn’t fit it on. I am in Newcastle down the Quayside which is such a cool place. I am wearing Nudie Jeans along with a Gant cable knit jumper, a white shirt, Kurt Geiger boots and a He By Mango suede jacket.

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Tuesday, 12th January, 2016

First Weekend Out In 2016 Calls For Cardigans & Leather Jackets!

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Hey!

On Saturday night it was my first weekend night out in 2016, I have been hibernating and I think I should go back to hibernating for a few more weeks! The proper Winter weather is now setting in, we seemed to have had endless rain for weeks, and now it’s becoming icy cold with sub zero temperatures. It’s definitely a time to layer up, which I actually love from a fashion point of view, if it could only warm up just a little and never rain πŸ˜‰

On Saturday night I wore this blue cardigan which I got a while back from Mango which I love. The crisp white shirt is from Jaeger, after I got one I liked it so much I had to get another. The leather jacket is a piece I really like, and it’s actually a really light jacket which is better in the Spring or Autumn but is fine to wear as long as you layer up. It’s from Selected Homme and I added this to my collection around this time last year.

I’d actually love to wear my suede jackets, I have a couple and I really love them, but they are no good when you know it’s going to rain. Hopefully I will get my wear out of them this year, and we’ll have some cool but dry days and nights. You can check out the rest of my looks on the street style blog here.

On Saturday night we went to places like The Long Bar, The Union Rooms, The Milecastle (that’s a lot of “the’s” haha πŸ˜‰ ) Revolution and Mimo, and it was really good as it always is in Newcastle. It started off quiet in the town, which you’d expect straight after New Year and Christmas, but then picked up a bit later on. In Revolution the tunes were amazing! The DJ was really good, playing a proper mix of everything from Tinie Tempah to The Jackson 5, the track selection was so good, and that’s what a DJ is about, playing music! He had his name on his laptop, so If you wanna check him out (or maybe you’ve heard him in Newcastle before) it was DJ LKP


Wednesday, 18th November, 2015

Men’s Autumn Style – Leaves And A Santillo Shirt

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Hey guys! I hope you are well. How Autumnal are these pictures?! :mrgreen: I really do love the Autumn, and we’re having the most odd one in years, It was 15C the other day…In November! That is quite insane.

I have been talking with Finaest, an Italian boutique set up by Luca Gianmaria Catalano, which offer luxury fashion with history and the best craftsmanship. I discovered this light blue shirt, from the label Santillo. Santillo was founded in 1970 and is a family run business, with a high emphasis on quality craftsmanship. All their shirts are hand made from high end Italian cloth, and offer both bespoke and ready to wear products.

The shirt feels amazing and I love the fit. I have tried to do a close-up shot so you can see the quality of the cotton which is remarkable. It has no front placket, often called a French front placket, and Australian mother of pearl buttons. You can get this shirt in light blue, or other colours at Finaest here.

I wore the shirt with some navy blue chinos, my Jaeger grey jacket along with Kurt Geiger derby shoes. The outfit is finished off with a D&G watch and classic white pocket square. Remember to check out more of my fashion tips, including what to wear this Autumn.

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