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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.

Gift Guide: Football Fanatics

Hi Guys

Seeing as football/soccer is one of the best supported sports in the world, surely every one of us knows someone who loves the game and follows their favourite team. Being a Liverpool fan myself I know that every Christmas or birthday someone gets you something linked with your favourite team. Usually its a mug, a scarf, a book or if you are really lucky maybe even one of the new jerseys that comes out each season. But as we get that little bit older it is because less acceptable to wear your favourite teams jersey out in public. The exception to this is attending one of your teams games or if you are watching a game with your local supporters club. So I am going to look at suitable gifts that are not only stylish, but also help you proudly support your team and still look good.

Liverpool FC

Lets be honest, I was always going to start with my favourite team. While the team may not be doing so well at the moment that is no excuse for any Liverpool fan to under perform when it comes to the style stakes. The LFC online store has a wide number of stylish options available to fans but I have chosen five items that I think would be great additions to any wardrobe.

The last chance for guaranteed Christmas delivery for the rest of the world is the 19th of December so act fast!!

Arsenal FC

Here is another well supported team globally, and seeing as they are based in London, one of the worlds most stylish city there is no excuse for them to be shown the red card!

There was no Christmas delivery information available on the website, but I would advise to order any items as soon as possible to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.

Manchester United

Another of one of the worlds most supported teams with plenty to offer on and off the pitch. Here is some items to consider for any red devil in your life.

Christmas delivery information: only specified for the United Kingdom so again order asap to avoid disappointment.

Chelsea FC

Finally, we head back to London to one of the more expensive areas in the city. Despite Chelsea being an expensive area the prices for the items I have chosen are quite reasonable. So go treat the Chelsea fan in your life and hopefully they wont be left feeling blue.

Once again there was no Christmas delivery information, so order asap to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and I also hope it has helped you pick out a gift for a loved one this Christmas. Please feel free to leave feedback and any suggestions on what you would like to see in the future let me know.

Dave

(Images copyright of Liverpool FC, Arsenal FC, Manchester United FC, Chelsea FC and the Premier League)