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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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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

All images and video copyright of H&M.

Valentines Gift Guide: For that special someone

Hi Guys!

While I usually write about menswear its coming close to that time of year where florists and card companies around the world make a small fortune! So to help you guys out here is my gift guide for that special someone in your life for this upcoming valentines.

All these gifts have different price ranges so this will help cover all budgets depending on how crazy you want to go!!

Under €25

This my seem like a cheap way out but some people don’t like to spend a lot on valentines day due to the it being a “hallmark holiday” but sometimes the best gifts are the thoughtful ones that don’t cost a lot. One example is that I gave my now fiancé a frame with pictures of the two of us and the kids. She absolutely loved it and it didn’t cost the earth. So here are some frames from Heatons that could do the trick.

Other stores that have a good homeware section will have similar frames and your local pharmacy and supermarket should be able to help you print those special photos that help make this present special.

Buying lingerie can be a touchy subject especially when it comes to buying sizes and styles! Make sure you buy something she likes and not something that you like! Even though it sounds creepy, have a quick peek at her underwear collection for sizes. If you buy the items too big or too small then you are in for a bad night before you even start!!

Here is a post from the Primark/ Penneys website to give you an idea of their available styles.

http://www.primark.com/en-ie/whats-new/article/8861,lingerie-for-every-side-of-you

Here is some of the collection available from Dunnes Stores nationwide and online

€25-€100

In my eyes this tends to be the most normal price range for valentines gifts so this tends to vary from jewellery to clothes to handbags etc. Again here are some stylish options available for you to treat your loved ones.

Jewellery

A personal favourite of mine to buy and what tends to go down well with most women (don’t kill me if i’m wrong!) is Newbridge Jewellery. It is reasonably priced and it is absolutely beautiful! Here are some to help you with this decision.

Clothing

Again another touchy subject when buying for women is clothes. You need to familiarise yourself with her sizes so that even if she doesn’t like it you didn’t buy it too big or too small. Here are some classic pieces that should win you brownie points as they will never go out of fashion.

€100 and over

Right guys with this price range we are heading into designer handbag territory! For most men this is where they don’t like going but have to do it every so often depending on their girlfriend/partner/wife’s taste. I’m sure the name MIchael Kors has been mentioned to you a lot in the last 6 months. Here are some of his bags in classic colours that go with pretty much everything.

Well I hope that this has been of help to all of you guys out there and let me know how it goes for you! I’m off to Marrakesh for Valentines so let me know what your plans are!

Dave