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Bomber Jackets: Spring/Summer Essential

Hi Guys,

It’s hard to believe that this post is nearly a year old and is still my most popular post! Seeing as we have a range of bomber jackets this Spring/Summer, I decided I would update this post. My inspiration still comes from last year’s MTV Movie Awards. Bomber Jackets and Sneakers were the main menswear talking points. We saw Miles Teller and Zac Efron rocking the Bomber looking both cool and casual at the awards.

movie1 The 2015 MTV Movie Awards - Show

Seeing how versatile this jacket is, I decided to browse online and pick my favourites from the High Street.

 

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This pink bomber jacket from River Island is perfect for this time of year. I love the detail, it gives off a nice biker feel to it. The colour is also great for Spring/Summer so it’s perfect for a night on the town. I would pair this with a white polo shirt and dark wash slim fit denim. Add a pair of navy desert boots to smarten up the look.

This beauty was my top pick from the recent Boohoo press day. I purchased it within days of seeing it. I wore this on a recent night out and teamed it with a navy t-shirt, burgundy chinos and a pair of trainers I picked up in Primark recently. I felt that the combination worked well and I know that the jacket can also be used for a smarter look.

 

 

This Navy number from Burton is more on the smarter side of things. I would pair this with a white shirt and navy tailored trousers. I would add some black Chelsea boots to finish it off.

 

 

This satin Bomber from Mango would be a great addition to any stylish man’s wardrobe. The colour just makes it so versatile. Just think about it, you can dress like Ryan Gosling from Drive for just €89.95! This would be a timeless piece that will be used again and again.

 

 

This one from Bershka is a real bargain at €35.99. As in the picture, I would pair it would wear it with a check shirt and jeans because of the casual nature of the jacket. Also, another major plus point is that black doesn’t go out of fashion, so it will be a piece that will last season after season!

I really love this one from Topman. I won’t lie it was the Teal colour that immediately drew me to it. It really stands out! So I would recommend this as one of your statement pieces for the upcoming season.

 

Pull and Bear €46

Pull and Bear €40

 

 

Finally, we have this tan faux suede Bomber from Pull and Bear. I really liked it when I saw it recently and I’m really sorry I left it behind. It is also a bargain at €40. I really hope it is still there next time I pop in. http://www.pullandbear.com/ie/en/suede-effect-bomber-jacket-c0p100036938.html

Penneys also have a great range of bomber jackets this spring/summer.

It is considered their IT jacket for this season, make sure and check out Primark.ie to check when they are available and are priced between €18 and €28. Would it be wrong not to buy one for that price? Wouldn’t it? Of course, it would! I expect these to fly off the shelves so act fast!

I really hope you enjoyed the post and that you pick yourself up a bargain or two!

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Fantastic Florals

Hi Guys,

Well February is nearly over, so Spring should be well and truly here. Although in Ireland given the current weather you wouldn’t think it! One of the many trends that appears every Spring/Summer is florals. Yes I know florals, how original! This is often seen as a no go area for guys from my past experiences. The reasons usually given are as follows: florals are for girls, florals are only worn by gay guys, the colours are too bright, I’ll attract too much attention etc. Well on my recent travels to Marrakesh I stopped by the large Zara store in the more modern area of the city. I noticed a few items which I think will help solve this problem and prove that florals are for guys too!

Here are the items I mentioned earlier from Zara

If anyone is unsure when trying out a new trend then always start with accessories when doing so. This allows you to try out a trend without being too in your face. These pieces from River Island and Topman should help with this.

If and when you gain confidence from this t-shirts, shirts and maybe even jackets are the best way to show off this trend. Here is another few pieces which wouldn’t look out of place in any stylish man’s wardrobe. All of these items are easily paired with chinos or denim for a smart or casual look.

Well I hope you like these items, let me know what you think and share your pics and experiences of wearing florals.

Dave