Thursday, 22 September 2016

I Got Myself A New Bag

I am a big fan of bags and with all the travelling around I have done with work over the years I have been constantly on the hunt for 'the perfect' work bag.

Last year I decided the try the Fjallraven Kanken and I have been in love with them ever since.

So yesterday I treated myself to a new one from the good people at Terraces in Stafford, a great shop and they really look after you.

Now the Re-Kanken is made from 100% recycled material and is designed to have as little environment impact as possible.


























If you are really interested here is a video with the designer talking about the process.


Monday, 12 September 2016

adidas NMD R1

On a recent trip to London I popped into Foot Locket and I have got to admit I have slightly fallen for the adidas NMD R1 in onix-bold and onix-core black.






Monday, 22 August 2016

Denim Jackets

I love denim - jeans, shirts and a decent jacket is always worth investing in.




















This sonny blue friend denim from Nudie Jeans is outstanding but if your budget does not quite reach that far the Uniqlo one below is outstanding.



Wednesday, 10 August 2016

An Autumnal Outfit


The fashion industry is always out of step and as we are thinking about our hols the shops are landing loads of lovely Autumn collections.

I rather like the look of this outfit!


The Coat
















I do love Rains jackets and this smoke parka from Oi Polloi is just lovely.


The Shirt
















You have shirts and then you have the Ralph Lauren white button down Oxford.


The Body Warmer 




















Uniqulo ultra light down is just amazing and this black vest is in my sights.


New Jeans




















I always invest in a new pair of jeans when the season changes and these Steady Eddie Nudie dry selvage will just get better with age.


Some Shoes



 
















When I say 'some shoes' i am actually talking about Paraboot Michael's!

Monday, 1 August 2016

Summer/ Autumn Product

So as we start to transfer between the seasons I have made a few small changes to the product I am buying.

Aesop Marraketch Aftershave 




















I do love my aftershave and I try to keep things fresh every couple of months and I am loving this Aesop Marrakech Intense from End Clothing.


American Crew Forming Cream 














It is always worth while changing your hair product on a regular basis, I think it helps to not rely on one product/look for too long and this American Crew forming cream is brilliant and they stock it at my local HQ's Barbershop.

Kiehl's Facial Fuel 




















Everyone should use a good moisturizer and the Kiehl's heavy lifting facial fuel is top stuff.



Friday, 29 July 2016

When It Is All About Polo Ponies, Crocodiles and Laurel Wreaths

I have got to admit I can have mixed feeling towards Polo shirts - they can go from being funky, bright and interesting to representing everything I hate about boring menswear.

When it comes to buying them there are three classics you can't shy away from.

The Ralph Lauren Polo 




















Ralph Lauren is a man who consistently get's the Ivy look spot on and his Polo's are some of the best and this custom fit dark indigo one from Oi Polloi is lovely.

The Original Lacoste




















The Lacoste polo is the original and still one of the best and this big fit takes you back to a more classic look over the slim fitting focus we have seen in recent years.

Fred Perry Collaborations




















I do love the Fred Perry collaborations and the current one with Nigel Cabourn is outstanding, I am actually wearing one at the moment.



Wednesday, 20 July 2016

British Summer Time

Finally we have some sun!

I love the sun, the warmth and being outside but unfortunately the British don't really dress well when the heat hits.

So here are a few things I like to wear.

Plain Oxford Shirts


These always look good and are perfect for the summer, I am a big fan of the plain white slim fit Oxford from Uniqulo - a great fit and they look amazing. 

Ralph Lauren Tailored Shorts 

Shorts can be a very difficult thing to get right, it is so easy to look like an overgrown child, but I really don't think you can go wrong with a pair of Ralph Lauren slim fit chino shorts


Ray Ban Caravan Sunglasses 


A lovely alternative to the classic aviator the Ray Ban caravan is a classic that will serve you well for years. 

Some Classic Trainers

I really hate sandals and flip-flops at work and often shoes can be a little bit heavy so personally i love classic trainers and the Nike Roshe Tiempo are perfect.