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Get the Look: Idris Elba

Hi Guys,

We are always told if you feel inspired, strike while the iron is hot!! Well this post couldn’t be more true to that saying. I was scrolling through GQ’s most stylish men of the week section this afternoon when I came across this picture of Idris Elba.

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I have always been a big fan of Idris’s style as he tends to look good whether he is suited and booted or running down to the corner shop for a pint of milk. In the picture shown he is attending the Mandela, My Dad and Me premiere.

I really love the nautical pieces in this outfit. The breton stripe jumper is a wardrobe staple and can be paired with almost anything. Its perfect for summer as it is great paired with chinos or shorts for a nice summer time look that is both smart and casual. Pair this with a white t-shirt or polo shirt underneath to keep it smart and simple.This breton beauty from Topman is priced at £32.

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According to the River Island website this trench coat is a MUST HAVE! I couldn’t agree more as once again is a classic piece that goes with almost anything and can smarten up the most casual of outfits! The navy colour is very versatile and can be paired with most colours. The coat retails at €95.

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Yet again Idris ticks another wardrobe stable box with the tailored black trousers. As mentioned earlier this can be paired with almost anything, making it very versatile. I have always been a fan of trousers from Next. They are always very affordable and of fantastic quality. This pair for €31 are very affordable and wont make a huge hole in your wallet.

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Finally we reach the final piece of the jigsaw. These Black leather trainers from Topman are almost identical to the pair Idris is wearing at the premiere. Again these wont put a huge dent in your bank account £45 and are very on point. They add a nice finishing touch to this smart casual outfit.

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Hope you enjoyed this post and happy shopping if you plan on buying the outfit or just some of the pieces from it! Feel free to leave feedback and anything you would like to see in future posts!

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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