Grandad shirts have been making a come back for a couple of seasons now in menswear and especially for your favourite menswear brands collections for Spring/Summer 2017. But what is a Grandad shirt and how to wear one? Firstly styling a Grandad shirt is pretty simple. As shirt collars go, this one can be worn both formally, casually and as I have down, formal yet casual, so how on earth can you get this wrong?
Today is a typical day, walking Charlie, checking emails, arranging photoshoots, doing a bit of writing, a meeting and a shed loads of coffee. So todays outfit is versatile enough to wear all day doing these variety of activities - well except the brogues came off whilst walking Charlie dog!
The first time I went to Barcelona I fell in love with the city. It is one of those places like London or Paris, there’s always something new to discover each time you visit. Barcelona certainly has a large dose of history, art, stunning architecture, some of the best restaurants in the world and not forgetting easy access to the beach! Whilst you can check out the main tourist attractions like La Sagrada Familia, Las Ramblas or The Magic Fountain of Montjuic, how about some more alternative options to jazz up a long weekend?
Okay so the title of this blog is to help out SEO but I couldn't think of anything exciting to write about today, I guess it's just one of those days where creativity is hard to come by. Normally on days like this, I'll either have a glass of wine or go to the gym and sit in the sauna for a while as both seem to help my writing and creativity. However today is just crazy busy, after writing this blog post, I need to edit some photos, write another post to go live tomorrow, edit a video, pop to the post office, make a coffee, walk my dog, check emails, create a report for an agency that I have been working with, submit a proposal for a collaboration, some social posts and finally get ready for an event in East London tonight.
Athleisure or sportswear is one of the largest if not the largest clothing growth market in the UK and Burton Menswear have just launched their first collection, entering this marketplace. As a home worker or coffee shop worker who loves the gym, I spend a lot of time in sportswear and this collection ticks all of the boxes.
Okay so unfortuently I haven't taken these photos outside my own mews in London W1, I'm not that flash...but I've made up for it with what I'm wearing, luxury mews meets luxury tailoring. When dressing up or suiting up in 2017, look no further than double-breasted and pinstripe suits and if you are confident enough, why not try and combine the two.
Another black outfit, dammit, why do I always wear black? Anyway, I have and the outfit has a few different shades of darkness which blends in well together so therefore is my outfit of the week. Earlier on this week I was supposed to attend the Kong Skull Island, European Film Premiere with boohooMAN, although unfortunately work called and I had to cancel last minute...gutted! Anyway on the plus side, I got this outfit styled from boohooMAN new-in collection.
A little while ago, along with a handful of boohooMAN's favourite menswear bloggers, I was invited to their Denim Workshop. The boohooMAN design team were on hand to teach us how simple it can be to customise your own denim, at home with just a few common tools. I've never customised denim before but after a short while I finally got the hang of how to make rips, distressed looks, applying patches and making unique cuts.
I've been an iPhone user for a very long time now and lost or broken my way through numerous charging cables and iPhones during this time. So as you can imagine backing up and restoring data is extremely important. The MEEM cable is a simple, convenient, secure and reliable solution for automatic backup of your mobile phone.
“Luxury” is a term that is sometimes overused in the world of horology, yet if there is one timepiece that truly holds this meaning, it has to be the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. Originally designed in 1931, the Reverso is a pure Art Deco watch. It was born in a period where design and functionality were combined, therefore the Reverso became an incredibly desired watch, which still stands today!
Most men have some kind of leather jacket as part of their wardrobe and if you haven't it may be the right time to invest. Leather jackets have long been an everyday man's casual jacket of choice and one of the main reasons is because it is easy to style with almost anything casual looking. Leather jackets can be worn all year around and are built to last, in fact most leather jackets get better with age and here is how I have styled my leather jacket from Superdry, 5 ways.
Let's not mess around, fashion can be and for most people is a major expense in your lives, it's fast and ever changing which means keeping up with trends is quite expensive. That's unless you invest in timeless classics, investment pieces or able to style one piece of simple clothing in different ways, meaning you'll get more use out of the garment and still appear like you have a busting wardrobe and not a busting bank balance than you actually do.
What makes a portable Bluetooth speaker stand out in a very competitive market? In my eyes it is when you combine the very best of audio technology with incredible, creative design. LG have the same outlook and have recently teamed up with popular American graffiti artist JonOne who lives and works in France to produce their latest offering. The LG JonOne Bluetooth Speaker.
Don't be fooled into thinking London's private members clubs are just for the Mayfair elite, drinking old fashioned cocktails, smoking cigars in front of an open fire whilst discussing yields on their latest property acquisitions. During my recent Friday night trip to Albert's in Kensington I was given an insight into London's finest private members club and it was not at all what I would have expected.
London Fashion Week has taken over the press this week, however there was one exception, as on Wednesday it was the guys turn to celebrate with the relaunch of Levison Wood x Clinique For Men #BehindTheFace collaboration. The evening was hosted by Levison Wood and Clinique at Annabel's private members club in Mayfair where the best of London's men's lifestyle bloggers such as Joey London, Carl Cunard, Nathan Rollinson, Charlie Irons and Carl Thompson from Hawkins & Shepherd, were in attendance alongside the gents from Made in Chelsea and male grooming journalists from exceptional publications.
Happy Friday everyone, how has your week been? I've had one of those really productive weeks posting on my blog almost every day as well as a few brand collaborations coming through, partying and meeting with my best mates. So the next couple of months on the blog are going to produce some exciting new content, in all categories Travel, Fashion, Grooming, Fitness & Tech...so make sure you check back daily.
As someone who has been involved in shirt tailoring for about 4 years, it is fair to say that I know a thing or two about fabrics and great tailoring. When asked by GANT to road test their new ‘Tech Prep’ shirt range, I had to be a part of it and as a Londoner who uses public transport on a everyday basis, I knew the perfect way to test out the new technology in their shirts. The London underground, a renowned place for hot, windy, sweaty and cold temperatures all in one journey, not to mention being in close proximity to other tube users, like I said…the perfect test!
A few years ago I was obsessed with whitening my teeth, to the point of getting them brilliant-white and even going on a few holidays to get a tan, as having a tan makes your teeth look whiter. Next came the stage of the baristas, where I was drinking coffee at least 4 or 5 cups a day, so my teeth gradually went from brilliant-white to a stained shade of yellow over this 3 year period. As a fashion blogger and getting my photo taken on most days, I was terribly conscious of how my teeth looked if I smiled on camera or if on TV or YouTube, which is when I knew I had to do something about it.
I personally love my Instagram feed right now as it really has something different to other men's fashion and lifestyle content out there in terms of ascetics. This is really helping my Instagram followers grow, getting reposted by other Instagram accounts including accounts such as New York Times Fashion and my engagement is so much better than even 3 months ago. This all translates into more brands wanting to work with myself and I would like to thank the 3 amazing photographers that I have worked with every week for the last year to help define the look and feel of my content. These are Becky, Ella & Kylie.
If you are hunting down the perfect coat this season, look no further. This camel 100% cashmere coat from Hawkins & Shepherd is an every man's wardrobe essential and a true investment coat that will be on-trend year after year. Every sartorial man should own a camel coat as it is so versatile and can be worn in a casual, smart casual and formal way. To give you some style inspiration I have worn this camel coat 5 ways. Which outfit do you prefer?