google-site-verification: google2b506b538982567d.html Jude J Taylor | Men's Fashion & Lifestyle Blog: 2016

Monday, 17 October 2016

Santorini (A Photo Essay)


Friday, 23 September 2016

Rocabella Mykonos Art Hotel & SPA, Greece

Now that summer is officially and unfortunately over, I have been going through all of the photos that I took and recapping on my travels. Back in August I travelled to the Cyclades, the group of screensaver-worthy Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. Our first stop was an island that I’ve heard many people dub ‘the new Cannes’, famous for it’s extravagant nightlife, designer boutiques, landmark windmills and the traditional white-and-blue stucco town overlooking the sea; as far as Instagram is concerned – Mykonos seemed to be the place to be this year! With the help of my trusty friend TripAdvisor it really didn’t take long to find the dream hotel: Rocabella Mykonos, with 1,254 reviews, 902 of them rated ‘excellent’ and 62 ‘very good’, we booked in for the duration of our stay on the island. Perched on a serene stretch of coast next to the unspoiled beach of Agios Stefanos, just two kilometers from Chora (Mykonos’ main town), Rocabella’s location was close enough to the action without compromising on much-needed relaxation...

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...

Monday, 11 April 2016


French for ‘clothes’ and pronounced vet-MAHN; the new anti-fashion brand taking the industry by storm is being ran by Balenciaga’s new creative director: Demna Gvasalia. The Georgian-born, Antwerp fashion academy-trained designer has designed womenswear for Maison Martin Margiela and was the head designer for Louis Vuitton’s womenswear line. Demna, and his anonymous crew of experienced designer’s, head up the Parisian design collective and are moving against the traditional industry business model. Vetements has a strong celebrity following and has recently become extremely popular in menswear despite being a womenswear brand with the likes of Kanye West and Travi$ Scott donning the oversized sweats...

Monday, 29 February 2016

Yeezy Boost 350 'Oxford Tan' (On Feet)

At the end of last year Kanye West and Adidas' extremely hyped 'Yeezy Boost 350' sneaker was back in the 'Oxford Tan' colour way. The 350's are without doubt one of my favourite sneakers due to their great silhouette and comfort. Find out how I managed to grab a pair, my thoughts on the hype and what I like to style them with...

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

An evening of grooming c/o Farfetch

Last week I was treated to an evening of grooming in preparation for Valentines Day courtesy of FarfetchFor those unfamiliar with Farfetch, it is effectively 400 of the world's best independent designer boutiques available on one e-commerce platform; or as Farfetch put it '400 boutiques, 1 address'. Farfetch makes it easy and straightforward for us as consumer's to browse and purchase from over 30 countries without moving from our sofa. It also allows for boutiques to focus on the quality of their brick-and-mortar stores without worrying about running an e-commerce site, whilst giving them the opportunity to still compete with the major players in online retail...

Monday, 18 January 2016

Steve Jobs swag

This minimal outfit was unintentionally inspired by Steve Jobs' famous signature look. The visionary's style was as functional and simplistic as the products he designed. St. Croix took credit for Jobs' signature black turtle neck leading the company to an 100% increase in turtleneck sales over night after the death of the Apple CEO; however, Jobs' turtle neck was in fact designed by Japanese designer Issey Miyake...
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