OOTD: Pretty in Purple

Now, I know it might look super strange that these pictures are in the blazing sunshine and it’s currently raining outside, but I think I managed to catch the best day for gorgeous weather. It was great to get out and shoot in the most amazing light to show off the colour of this suit perfectly.

Primark Burgundy suit

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OOTD: Tailored Tartan

Hello everyone! Happy October (I seem to say happy *insert month here* at the beginning of every single post – I think that means I need to post more!)

And to kick off the Autumn months, I have the pleasure of bringing you the wonders of Tailor4Less and their immense ways in tailoring men’s blazers.

Tailor4Less

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Autumn Payday Wishlist

autumnal payday wishlist

| Overcoat | Jumper | Beanies | Trousers | Scarf | Boots | Rucksack |

Hello!

Autumn has been thrust upon us with such force that it would take a shield to keep you upright, or at least a thick overcoat – which conveniently is included in my payday wishlist (not intentional, I promise!)

I have gathered up some of the newest arrivals that have caught my eye from all over the fashion market and bought them to you in a nifty little post. I mean, who doesn’t love treating themselves to a cute little jumper and wrapping up warm whilst leading up to the colder months? I sure don’t.

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Ultimate Jacket Wishlist

ultimate jacket wishlist

| Burton | Cos | Jack Wolfskin | Sainsburys | Reiss |

Hello everyone! Happy Autumn and Happy September! (Can someone tell me why this bloody year is going so fast ???)

As it’s getting colder and layering is inevitable, I thought I would bring you guys the best jackets on the market.

I tried to bring different styles, ranging from parkas, to bombers and macs. I think it’s important to have a variety of jackets as the English weather is so erratic that it’s sometimes difficult to actually know what coat to throw on.

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M O O D

HELLO EVERYONE!

It’s September next week (woah!), so with not long until Christmas, I thought I would express my feelings with you all about it. *see back of tshirt*

Anyways, with that irrelevance off my chest, I will share with you what I really wanted to say. It’s a brand that speaks directly to my heart. One that puts precisely my mood onto an item of clothing.

Five Pound Tee are a brand that does exactly what it says on the tin – FIVE POUND TSHIRTS. Their idea of inexpensive quality can appeal to each and every one of us, so creating designs for the masses is essential.

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London Collections: Men Day 1

Hello everyone! Happy June. How quick is this year going?!

And another fashion week already. This time it’s the men’s turn and I was so excited to be writing about it for the first time with Noctis Magazine! This season saw the addition of another day, turning it into a 4 day extravaganza showcasing the best in all of menswear!

I feel honoured to be working with Primark for this season to help spread the word about their menswear collections – especially their Instagram account dedicated to the mens fashion: @Primark.man#PrimarkSpring15

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Destination Wedding Styling Event with M&S

Now, I don’t know about you but over the past couple of weeks, my social media timelines have been inundated with wedding pictures – ranging from rings, outfits and official wedding photos! A summer wedding is something that appeals to everyone (even myself), so seeing this makes me slightly jealous – but it also gives me plenty of inspiration.

It’s no secret that Pinterest is one of the main sources of photos that people use for inspiration, with wedding boards being the main bulk of the pinning platform.

Marks and Spencers hosted a styling event where myself and a few other fashion industry folk were invited to create looks based on different settings for a wedding location. We were welcomed with champagne and canapés, got introduced to the team of experts at M&S and then got underway with the styling.

We all got given a destination for a wedding, for example I got Contemporary City Wedding for my first look and Relaxed Beach Wedding for the second.

After hearing about the different suits that the company has to offer for the next season, we all scrambled around to find the perfect look – choosing everything from the suit to the little accessories.

When the looks were complete, we were asked to present our outfit, thinking about every inch of details, why we chose it and what member of the wedding would be wearing it!

Choosing the right suit is crucial for a wedding, matching it with the bride and the rest of the party! A man’s individual style can be incorporated into what he wears, as these exercises shown.

Whether you’re looking to stick to tradition, rocking the top hat and tailcoat, or go for something different such as a a straw hat and brogues, then M&S certainly have you sorted for your day to remember. Browse the range by clicking here.


I was joined by Ally from Ally In Blunderland, Ellie from Elle Next Door, Matt from Kingsdown Roots and David from Grey Fox.

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3 Ways to Style a Blazer

3 ways to style a blazer

 

I got challenged by House of Fraser to look through the past fashions of Awards Shows and create my own lookbook for an outfit worthy of the red carpet.

The department store teams up with the BAFTAs each year to show that British men have what it takes to shine when in the spotlight.

Here’s some of the inspiration I took from previous years. 

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My three outfits got more casual as I went along because I wanted to show that a blazer doesn’t have to be worn with a shirt and suit trousers to work.

My first look does pair the blazer with a shirt and formal trousers to create the ultimate sophisticated outfit that could be worn anywhere – especially worthy for any of the red carpet events.

My second look comprises of wearing the blazer with a jumper and skinny black jeans. Wearing a jumper can still be considered to be smart and going for the right colour really helps – I went for a deep red as it’s bold and formal. And there’s nothing wrong with skinny black jeans, they’re definitely something that every man should have in his wardrobe as they can dress up or dress down an outfit.

My third, and most casual look, consists of a floral t-shirt, jeans and trainers. I know this might not be suitable for the red carpet, but for everyday it can be perfect. Floral for spring (duh), comfortable jeans and appropriate trainers make for the best casual look that is completed by the blazer.

Let me know what you think and feel free to comment how you’d style the blazer!

 

*Tommy Hilfiger blazer was gifted for purposes of the post. 

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Blogger's Savile Row Look Book

Male bloggers Savile Row Look book

What do you think of when someone mentions Savile Row?

If it’s suits and excellent tailoring then that’s exactly what we wanted to focus on for this shoot.

Myself and a couple of other top male bloggers (check their links below) got together to shoot a few of our favourite looks from the tailoring world to bring you this awesome lookbook, showcasing different styles from a variety of places.

Photography by Themba Erik

My suit is from Burton and it’s beautiful. I opted for a high street brand to show that it doesn’t cost a fortune to look nice – there are options at a fraction of the price of luxury that still allow you to look dapper. I was a bit out of my depth wearing a three piece suit but it was totally different. I love trying new things, getting myself out of my comfort zone and I’m glad I did. The three handsome guys I had the pleasure of shooting with made it all worth it.

Let us know your thoughts on our looks and give the other guys a follow.

Adam @ The Male Stylist | Anton @ Style Division | Ben @ Twenty First Century Gent

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Future Fashion @ Stratford Westfield

If, like me, you’re interested in the future of fashion and love to keep up with the latest developments in shopping, then this event was great for showcasing the innovative ways in creating an interactive experience for shoppers.

The event took place over 3 days over the bank holiday weekend at Westfield Stratford and explored the main trends of the Spring/Summer 15 Season – Denim, Floral and Future Modern.

Undeniably, one of the best attractions was the use of Virtual Reality headsets which transports the user into a world based on the three separate themes and lets them explore a land using their own hand-gestures and head movements. It enables the person a chance to interact with virtual characters, fly throughout the landscape and mix’n’match the different trends of the season all within one space.

Keeping the kids entertained was easy! The huge interactive screens that used motion capture incorporated movements on the LED display, again involving the season trends, was a load of fun! A projector caught the motion of the person and transported their silhouette onto the screen for all to see, giving them an outline of a denim mannequin or a human-shaped flower.

The whole event was sponsored by American Eagle Outfitters, with themselves having their own pop up space which allowed shoppers to see a selection of jeans and get a chance to try them on. They also ran a competition where a shopper can win an AEO spree if they posted a picture of them trying on the jeans including the hashtag #AEOdenimdiaries.

Another fantastic feature of the event showed a webpage called EditMe which allows a shopper to see everything that can be bought in the Westfield shopping centre. Whether you’re looking for a simple shirt or a patterned dress, the shopper is able to filter their search to colour, style, shape and price until they’ve found the perfect option. It shows if a store has it in stock, if it’s in the sale and even how far you have to walk to get to the store. I’m sure this will be something that will be spread throughout shopping centres as it makes a shopper’s life easier by telling them exactly what is available for them to buy.

The future of fashion looks promising if this event is anything to go by!

Here’s my entry into the #AEOdenimdiaries:

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