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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Form&Thread Socks

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Our socks are made from the best quality materials, combining distinctive knit constructions and textures to form a unique series of products

Socks. What was once an everyday necessity have now become an integral part of the way we dress. As one of the quickest and easiest ways of adding a hint of colour or texture to an outfit, socks have become just as important as the rest of your clothes. With slimmer trousers and rising hems gracing the highstreet our ankles and therefore our socks are now on display more than ever for the world to see. With so many choices on the market it’s hard to decide what to buy. Step forward Form&Thread.

Form&Thread are dedicated to bringing you the best quality menswear essentials at the best prices. By cutting out the unnecessary steps and only selling in multipacks, Form&Thread are able to offer you great quality socks at a fraction of the cost of some of the other premium brands out there. At present you have the choice of two different socks; the Twisted Yarn Sock, which is a cotton-rich blend sock with melange effect and the Textured Knit Socks, a soft cotton blend sock in a waffle-like knit construction. Both styles are available in multiple colours.

Whether you opt for a curated box or decide to build your own, there is something for everyone and with Christmas just around the corner they would make the perfect gift.

For my unique box I chose the black and white twisted yarn socks and the textured knit socks in charcoal and light grey. What do you think of my choices?

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LPU | adidas Ultra Boost

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After missing out on the initial release I was glad to see the adidas Ultra Boosts restocked last week. Naturally I impulse bought both pairs. Constructed from a breathable primeknit upper, the shoes have tonal overlays to the heel and sides which feature the infamous adidas three stripe branding. The adidas Ultra Boost is designed to return energy with every step you take. By providing comfort and performance the boost midsole and lightweight sock liner make them the perfect running shoe.

I purchased both of these in my true size; they do run small so I would recommend sizing up by 0.5. At £130 they are a little pricey, however they will be the comfiest pair of shoes you own.

What do you think of the adidas Ultra Boost?

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Visiting N. California | CEREAL 10

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The latest Cereal arrived this morning. The biannual magazine has become one of my favourites over the last couple of years due to its careful design and content. Issue 10 in the series is as usual split into six different subjects, with the focus this month being; I. N. California, II. Antwerp, III. Panama City, IV. Agnes Martin, V. Vitsoe & VI. Timepieces. Having visited California a few times over the last couple of years I was eager to see what the focus of the section would be. The section is broken down in to a few different subject areas, including San Francisco, Yosemite and Big Sur. Having visited Big Sur I was keen to see what it would say.

I first visited California a couple of years ago as part of a road trip with the Big Sur coastline being one of the greatest things I have ever experienced.

After spending a few days in San Francisco we decided to take the ‘scenic route’ via route 1 along the coast with a final destination of Santa Monica. We started our journey early in San Francisco. We set off before sunrise, the early morning clouds and mist were still hugging the coastline; the sun finally breaking through a couple of hours in to the drive. We had given ourselves two days to drive down the coast to give us enough time to stop at some other places along the way.

In summary our journey went something like this..

Our first stop was the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. From there we headed down to Monterey, where we had booked a motel for the night. The following morning we did the 17-Mile Drive before setting off again. The next stop was San Jose, followed by Santa Cruz, and finally arriving in Santa Monica in the late evening.

There’s so many other places to stop off along the way, or to spend more time exploring but just the drive itself is worth doing. I can’t recommend Big Sur highly enough to anyone looking for an escape from the everyday.

CEREAL have summarised Big Sur perfectly in the latest issue:

Big Sur doesn’t exist in the way other places exist; no one knows precisely where it begins or ends. It’s 145km or so of coastline… There is no centre of town. No Main Street. Every minute one spends within its expanses has a soft, dreamlike quality… Big Sur is a reverie.

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Have you experienced Big Sur?

Exploring New York!

Airbnb
406 Linden St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
United States

Checked in: 18/05/15

Ace Hotel
20 W 29th Street
New York City, NY 10001
United States

Checked in 21/05/15

I’m finally back and alive (just about) from the past week in New York. I booked this trip about a year ago so I was definitley ready for it! Despite turning up to the airport 25 minutes before our flight was about to take off, the travel Gods were in our favour and told us that it had just been delayed so they could reopen check-in for us (phew!). It’s not the first time I had been to New York but its always good to re-visit places, and New York is so big and ever-changing that there is always something new going on.

For this trip we booked an AirBnB for the first time. Our apartment was located in Williamsburg, which was made up of five separate rooms, including the one where our host(s) stayed. Our hosts were great and made us feel welcome and were on hand to answer any questions we had about the city. The location was ideal as I had never been to Brooklyn before so we got to see a different side of the city. We were also staying on Bedford Avenue which hosts many great places to eat and drink such as Lucky Dog, where we spent many a night. The commute in to Manhattan was around 15 minutes by subway or a pleasant walk across the Williamsburg Bridge which we did the first day.  At a fraction of the price it would cost to stay in a hotel in central NY, I would definitely book a AirBnB again and stay in this area.

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For the remainder of the trip we checked in to Ace Hotel in Manhattan which was in a great location (29th and Broadway) where we could walk to most places. In fact the Empire State Building and Times Square were both within a 10 minute walk away.  We opted for a medium-sized room, which was probably a good idea, as the rooms were still not very roomy and came complete with it’s own personal guitar, a vinyl player and a selection of vinyls. The hotel itself is aesthetically pleasing, with DJ’s playing in the Lobby, a Photo Booth and housing an Opening Ceremony store. However at around $400 per night, and as nice as it was, I probably wouldn’t stay here again in terms of value for money after staying in the AirBnB.

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Between changing locations we visited all the traditional tourist hotspots. New York is a great place to explore on foot as you discover so much more, in fact we rarely used the subway! Highlights of the trip included climbing to the crown of the Statue of Liberty, Shopping on Prince St. and watching the sunset from Brooklyn over the bridge.

I hope you enjoy these photos of our time in The Big Apple! Let me know what you think in the comments.


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All photos were taken on a Canon S120, using VSCO cam B2 filter to edit.