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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

One Republic Concert Style

Hi Guys

Sorry its been a while I’ve been really busy with work and a project I have been working on all will be revealed at a later date. Here is a picture from a One Republic Concert I went to recently with my girlfriend Sandra. The concert was amazing and I would really recommend that you go see them as they bring a lot of energy to their performances and Ryan Tedder is an amazing vocalist. The concert took place in the 3 Arena in Dublin. Here is my highlight from the concert One Republics version of Hozier’s Take me to Church. youtube user Avr1916 owns the rights to this video.

Seeing as I dont live in Dublin we stayed in the Spencer Hotel based in Dublin’s business and financial sector of the city. Its a very stylish boutique hotel and it is really reasonably priced for hotels in dublin given that there was a concert on that night. We ate in the East restaurant which is based in the Hotel and the food and drink was fantastic and again reasonably priced so all in all it was a winner and again highly recommended.

Now to fashion. The outfit I am wearing is as follows

Tweed Blazer: Burton

Shirt: Pop-Boutique Vintage Store

Jeans: River Island

Shoes: Topman

Pocket Square: Topman

Sandra’s Outfit

Blazer: Dunnes Stores

Top: Penneys/Primark

Jeans: River Island

Shoes: Penneys/Primark

Here is my outfit from the next day

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Jumper: River Island

Shirt: Penneys/Primark

Chinos: Next

Desert Boots: Topman

Hope you enjoy and dont forget to share with your friends and all feedback is appreciated good or bad 🙂

Dave