menswear

Boohoo.com S/S15 Preview

Hi Guys,

I was invited to attend the Boohoo.com press preview for their S/S15 collection on Tuesday. The event was held in the Morrison Hotel on Ormond Quay in Dublin. It is a really stylish hotel and Burrell PR did a great job with the event. I didn’t know what to expect as it was my first press event but I was greeted by the lovely Leah from Burrell PR who showed me around and presented me with a goody bag and a drink from the drinks reception always a nice way to start an event! There was 2 rails for the mens collection it didn’t look like much but there was a lot of key pieces within that small space.

    

Many of the pieces I had already seen on both the website and the recent TV adverts. I found many pieces that I liked as I never imagined Boohoo  sold classic or dapper pieces but I was pleasantly surprised. There was quite a few and also many trend inspired pieces. All the pieces were inspired by the city of Manchester, this is where Boohoo.com is based.

    

This knitted bomber jacket was one item that caught my eye prior to the event and I fell even more in love with it as it was exactly as it was described on the website,which isn’t always the case when buying online.

There was many other items that caught my eye and here they are for you to shop til you drop.

                

But the one item that I hadn’t noticed at first but was brought to my attention by one of the Boohoo reps was this Suedette Bomber Jacket. Everytime I went back to the rails I was automatically drawn to it. It is definitely on my must buy list especially when there was a €50 gift card in the goody bag. This was a very generous thing to do especially when it was already a privilege to check out this seasons collection.

Overall it was a good event and it was very well run and I hopefully look forward to attending another event like it in the near future, good job Burrell PR and Boohoo!!

All these great items can be found at Boohoo.com

Hope you enjoy!!

Dave

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Event Time: Arnotts Menswear Live

Hi Guys

Last night I attended Arnotts Menswear Live which was the launch of Arnotts S/S15 menswear collection. I won the tickets for the event via a competition through entertainment.ie. GTM events organized the event and did a great job as the night was a complete success. Mike Sheridan the editor of entertainment.ie was the host for the night and was interviewing the special guest of the evening Niall Breslin or Bressie as he is more commonly known around Ireland and the UK.  The event started at 7.30pm and there was pre show food and drinks which the crowd gladly devoured!!

The evening kicked off with a Q&A session with Bressie. Bressie spoke about his music career, his role as a coach on the Voice of Ireland and his work as a mental health awareness ambassador. After Mike questioned him about many of those aspects  which he answered them in an open and honest manner and wasn’t shy in sharing details of his own personal issues with mental illness. The questions were then open to the audience and there was a €150 Selected Homme voucher to the best question. The best question that was chosen was Who would be Bressie’s dream artist to collaborate with? He said it would be Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys because he said he grew up listening to them and that he was a proper rock star.

A live acoustic set followed from Keywest, an up and coming Irish band who can be seen busking regularly on Dublin’s Grafton Street. They blasted out some covers and some of their hits such as Electric Love. They are a stylish band in more than just music terms, they’re a very well dressed group of musicians. On the night I chose Jimi as the best dressed member of the group. His bowler hat topped off an already stylish outfit.

    

Following that there was an announcement for the best dressed men of the night. There was a gold, silver and bronze prize. The bronze prize was a pair of G-star jeans of the winners choosing. This was won by fellow blogger Alex Lawrence of the male-ing list. The silver prize was a €100 voucher for Bugatti shoes by another stylish guy called James. The gold prize was a €250 voucher for Original Penguin and that was won by ME!!! I was shocked as there was a seriously stylish bunch of people there on the night.

The winning outfit

Blazer: Topman (No longer available)

Shirt: River Island currently on sale

Jeans: Marcus ( Danish Brand no stores in Ireland anymore)

Shoes: Penneys available in stores now! €7

Overall it was a fantastic night, it was definitely worth the trip from Waterford, even more so when I came away with the best dressed man prize!! Hope you enjoyed the post and feel free to leave feedback

Dave

H&M Modern Essentials: Selected by David Beckham

Hi Guys,

Sorry for the lack of posts recently but work has been hectic lately!! I have not been asked to write this post by H&M, I just have a big interest in the collection especially when it involves one of my favourite style icons. Last Thursday March 5th David Beckham released his new bodywear collection for H&M, but he was also asked to pick his favourite items from the their Modern Essentials collection. Mr Beckham has always been able to pick his spot when shooting at goal, but he definitely hit the back of the net with his picks with this collection. I will be concentrating on his picks for the Modern Essentials collection even though his bodywear collection is always top-notch and I can vouch for that having bought many pieces from the previous collections.

The collection features many staples that would be found in any stylish man’s wardrobe. Items such as a white shirt, polo shirts,  sweatshirts and denim jackets are key items in the collection. The price range for the collection ranges from €7.99 to €59.99 which makes it very affordable and just like his bodywear and fragrance lines affordability has always been a big selling point with David Beckham.

Having seen the collection in the flesh when out shopping at the weekend, I found the products to be of excellent quality and are all really well made considering their price points. I also found that there is something for everyone in this collection regardless of whether you dress conservatively or you are a bit out there with your own style.

Here are my favourite pieces from the collection.

Light pink chinos €24.99

Light pink chinos €24.99

Navy Polo Shirt €24.99

Navy Polo Shirt €24.99

White Denim Jacket €39.99

White Denim Jacket €39.99

White Leather Sneakers €49.99

White Leather Sneakers €49.99

Blue Sweatshirt €19.99

Blue Sweatshirt €19.99

Grey Desert Boots price not available on website

Grey Desert Boots price not available on website

White Shirt €19.99

White Shirt €19.99

Check Shirt €24.99

Check Shirt €24.99

Check Trousers €29.99

Check Trousers €29.99

Unfortunately for Irish customers there is no online shop just yet so there are no links provided. But depending on where you live in the world these items could be available online so check them out on http://www.hm.com/ie/modern-essentials-beckham.

Also here is the link for the promo video which was directed by Marc Forster. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxt-Virtdek 

Dave

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