Yeezy Season 4 Calabasas Boxy Crewneck

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Despite its debut last September, the Yeezy Season 4 apparel and footwear collection  has finally started to roll out over the past couple of weeks. Featuring the usual range of premium crewnecks, trackpants, and outerwear, the latest offerings from the Kanye West and adidas collaboration also feature a new white/cream version of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2.

Along with the Boost 350 V2, the only other piece in the collection which caught my eye was the Boxy ‘Calabasas’ Crewneck – a nod to the singer and designers L.A residence.  The crewneck also ties nicely in to the recent Calabasas collection which dropped earlier this year and comprised of throwback sweaters, sweatpants and an all-new 80’s inspired Powerphase Adidas sneaker.

For me, the Boost 350 and Calabasas Crewneck were the two standout pieces from the collection, which I hoped to add to my wardrobe.

As with all the previous releases I had signed up to various raffles and had tried to bag my pair of the Boost 350 V2 on the official adidas website on the day but had no luck! I had almost given up on getting them when I received a notification that both the Yeezy Boost 350 and Yeezy Season 4 apparel had just dropped on Selfridges. Annoyingly the Boost’s sold out during the checkout process but I ended up getting the Calabasas Crewneck I wanted so it wasn’t a complete failure.

When it arrived, the first thing I noticed was how heavy it was. Made from French terry, the crewneck feels premium yet hard wearing. In terms of fit, for me it fits true to size despite it’s oversized fit. I’m a medium and I ordered a medium. Featuring drop shoulders and rib knit crewneck collar, cuffs, and hem, the crewneck sits well and looks great paired with a pair of blue ripped jeans.

What do you think of my latest pick up? Did you manage to get the Yeezy 350 Boosts? Any tips?

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SS17 Inspiration

It’s been forever since I’ve done one of these type of posts! I don’t really know why I haven’t as I spend hours online and scrolling through instagram! Anyway, this is what has caught my eye lately. As you can probably tell I’m dreaming about warmer days and can’t wait for some REAL sun. After the last couple of months, I really feel like I need a week by a pool somewhere to just relax with a mojito in hand. As always, comfort is key for me –  I like to keep it casual. You will most likely find me wearing a mixture of classic sports and streetwear brands or a pair of ripped blue jeans with a classic white t-shirt.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Him

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it’s that time of the year again to start shopping for the perfect gift for that special guy in your life. Men are notoriously difficult to buy for, however in collaboration with L’Occitane After Shave Balm I have put together this quick Valentine’s Gift Guide to show you how easy it can be!

The selection of gifts range from grooming products and Valentine’s-themed clothing to sneakers and technology. All of which should help you find the inspiration to get that perfect gift – even for that guy who seems to own everything and needs nothing.

Men’s grooming gifts are a great way to treat your man to a little pampering this Valentine’s Day. For men who take pride in their appearance, the gift of ‘looking good’ shows that you care and is sure to be a welcome gift this Valentine’s day.

With countless products on the market it’s hard to choose the right product. The L’Occitan range by L’Occitane is the perfect gift for men. Celebrating classic Provence and it’s men, the range infuses the iconic scents of Provence in to a carefully crafted fragrance, with notes of lavender, nutmeg, black pepper and smoked wood.

The After Shave Balm is designed to soothe the skin, prevent irritation and the feeling of tightness. It will not only leave him feeling his best on the big day, but you will also notice the results yourself – no one wants beard burn this Valentine’s day! As the after shave balm is light in texture, it quickly absorbs into the skin leaving the skin feeling moisturised and hydrated. The aromatic spicy L’Occitan scent finishes it off nicely, setting the tone for the special day.

You can see the full guide below and shop the L’Occitane range here.

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Acne Studios Flint Face Crew Sweat | L’Occitan Aftershave Balm  by L’Occitane | Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield 40mm Watch | Jo Malone Orris & Sandalwood Cologne Intense | Common Projects Original Achilles Low (Blush) | Nespresso CitiZ & Milk Coffee Machine by Magimix  | Tom Dixon Tank Whiskey Decanter | A.P.C  Oh L’Amour Crew Sweat | Edwin Pocket Tee (Pink) | Apple Air Pods | Hotel Chocolat Tall, Dark & Handsome | Converse x CDG Play Chuck Taylor All-Star ’70


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New in… Common Projects

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2017 is all about building a wardrobe of staples. Rather then trying to keep up with the latest trends and must haves, I know if I carefully select a handful of good quality and timeless pieces it will put me in a good position for years to come.

Over the last couple of years I feel like I have started to understand what my personal style is. Instead of having a high turn over of clothes that go quickly out of style or deteriorate in quality in a few washes, I’m going to invest in items which although may be more expensive, the quality is of a higher standard and they will last longer.

The latest addition comes from Common Projects.

Famed for their sleek silhouette, minimal branding and premium price tag, the white Achilles low is probably the most iconic of the Common Projects designs. I’ve wanted them for so long but could never justify dropping £250 on a pair of white sneakers.

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Luckily, I found them in the sale just before Christmas and decided the time was right.

With luxury Italian leather covering them inside and out, it’s clear the see why they have  so much hype around them. The quality and craftsmanship on these are unreal and the size and style code gold stamp is just the right amount of detail. From first wear you can really tell they are going to last for years to come – taking on more character with every step you take. I’m really glad I took the plunge!

Now I just need to get started…

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Adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 vs Adidas Ultra Boost OG Review

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On the heels of my Adidas Ultra Boost 2.0 vs Adidas Ultra Boost OG Review I’m back with the latest instalment and more importantly the new Adidas Ultra Boost ‘3.0’.

Since its debut, the Ultra boost has become one of adidas’ most popular releases and a firm favourite amongst fans. Early in December adidas announced it’s plans to unveil an updated version of the silhouette in size brand new colour options just in time for Christmas.

With the previous two models purchased in black, I thought it was about time I switched it up a bit, so have opted for the Triple White colour way for a change. So, despite the obvious difference in colour, what else is new about the 3.0’s compared to the originals or 1.0’s?

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As with previous models the key features are all still here; the same inner liner, heel counter and Continental rubber outsole are all present, along with the infamous boost cushioning midsole.

The most notable difference is the new primeknit upper, this time featuring a tonal white and grey striped detail. The Primeknit feels a lot thinner and elasticated than previous models meaning the fit feels a bit different. Unlike the 1.0’s and 2.0’s where the Primeknit felt tightly woven, the new Primeknit feels a lot less knitted and much more like a sock liner, almost like something you would find on a Roshe Run or NMD.. but that’s not a bad thing. They are extremely comfortable.

Another small change to the uppers is the re-introdution of the tonal overlays around the toe area. Unlike the 2.0’s where the toe box was completely Primeknit, the 3.0’s are similar in style to the originals in this aspect.

As well as the new Primeknit upper, the updated silhouette is finished with a new translucent lace cage, which blends nicely into the shoe from a distance.

I bought the 3.0’s in my regular size and I would definitely say they fit true to size. This is 0.5 smaller than what my 1.0’s are.

With very little differences underfoot, I wouldn’t say this latest version is a ‘must-have’. For me, nothing can beat the original release. However, the Ultra Boost 3.0’s make a great addition to the Ultra Boost line up and makes a great everyday or sports shoe.

Which is your favourite model so far?
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