Thursday, 14 July 2016

adidas Ultra Boost LTD 'Cream', in Paris

The Ultra Boost is my favourite sneaker silhouette that Adidas has brought out in the last few years. Consisting of a Primeknit (adidas’ knitted sock-like material) upper and sitting on a Boost mid-sole - I believe the Ultra Boost is possibly the comfiest trainer in the world and it is definitely Adidas' biggest success story in recent years. Boost is Adidas’ latest technology; effectively a polystyrene-looking material made up of thousands of tiny foam pellets glued together, acting in unison to form a pillow-y shock absorber for your feet...

Friday, 8 July 2016

Wilsons Restaurant, Bristol | Review

For all those that know me, I think they would confidently support me in saying that I don’t simply eat to live… I live to eat. Food is one of my biggest passions, and whilst I haven’t documented that appetite so much on this platform, it’s something I really hope to do more of. I’ve found it hard to photograph food when in all honesty I prefer to enjoy it there and then. How can you pull out your camera and snap away when you are in company and have amazing food in front of you? However, it is something I will endeavor to do… this hopefully being the first of many…

Thursday, 16 June 2016

The 'Felpato Shirt' by Haider Ackermann

This oversized ‘Felpato’ (‘brushed material’ in Italian) shirt by Haider Ackermann has a brushed felt texture. The shirt is in a bold washed International Klein Blue (IKB) shade: IKB is a deep blue hue first mixed by the French artist Yves Klein and comes from its heavy reliance on Ultramarine. IKB was a key colour in both Haider Ackermann and Givenchy’s SS16 shows and is a brilliant statement tone for the warmer months. Both the wash and texture of the Felpato shirt strongly resembles that of a classic French ‘Chore’ jacket (which I have been on the hunt for) whilst the cut reminded me of a baggy painter shirt that you could imagine Picasso throwing on…although you wouldn’t want to get paint on this piece...

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Music Streaming / May Playlist

Last summer I shared my first curated playlist on Apple Music, along with my initial thoughts on trialling the streaming service (view post here)… Since then I eventually had to bite the bullet and subscribe to the service, which has ran along side my Spotify subscription. Despite having access to both Spotify and Apple Music’s entire catalogue of music, I found myself less interested in discovering and listening to new tunes than ever. This was entirely due to being in limbo between the two and not having one source for my music. With the release of Kanye West’s new album: ‘The Life of Pablo’ (TLOP), my music streaming service predicament was exacerbated. In typical Kanye style, he released the album exclusively on Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal

Monday, 30 May 2016

Current Top 5 Luxury Watches

As a man we are limited on the way we can accessorise. I believe when it comes to jewellery for men, less is often more and a good watch is the only essential men’s accessory that boasts strong heritage and masculinity. On days I forget my watch, my outfit feels incomplete, like it's missing something; a watch can really tie it all together. Wristwatches were once a necessity, or else you wouldn't know the time of day. Nowadays people are more than able to find out the time on their smartphone, but a watch represents time much more than a smartphone does, it reminds you that time is always moving: the hour, minute, and second hands are not going to stop moving, you better get living and doing all those things you're planning...

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

The Wyatt Boot by Saint Laurent

It’s official, Hedi Slimane, photographer and former Dior Homme creative director that controversially revamped the Yves Saint Laurent fashion house to the youthful Saint Laurent Paris as we now know it, is sadly leaving the building. After many extremely successful seasons Slimane brought his rock n’ roll chic to the iconic Parisian fashion house and created an extreme buzz in menswear. Since Slimane’s rein you all know I’ve been fanatic about the denim, and the same goes for the boots. The classic Wyatt 40 Harness Boot has been on my list since the first AW13 show; and with Slimane’s announced departure it was about time I bit the bullet and bought a souvenir from his time at Saint Laurent...
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