Blue Gingham Flower Lapel Pin

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The vast majority of people believe looking great involves spending a lot of money, they have a right to think that as it is often very true. However, to say that spending money is the only way to look great is completely false. Accessories are a great way for you to look dapper without actually spending too much money, whether its a collar bar or a lapel pin they work great.

Obviously everyone knows how great pocket squares are but to be fair they are getting old. So if pocket squares are old, what’s new? Flower lapel pins. They come in so many different materials ranging from silk, cotton, chiffon, wood and metal. This accessory is great for adding some colour to your outfit. You can buy them from so many different retailers.

A flower lapel pin is a small flower pin worn on your blazer on the left lapel (close to your heart.) Lapel pins can be ornamental or can indicate wearer’s affiliation with an organization or cause. Flower lapel pins however are used for only two reasons. Real flowers for weddings and cotton flowers for looking dapper.

The Blue Gingham Flower Lapel Pin is made from 100% cotton, costing only £6 and coloured with white and different shades of blue. The great thing about this lapel pin is, due to the colours it is pretty neutral and will go with pretty much all your outfits.

Grab yours from River Island here; Blue Gingham Flower Lapel Pin

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Polo Ralph Lauren Two Pack Blue Socks

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The iconic American brand Polo Ralph Lauren exudes youthful, athletic energy and this two-pack of cotton-blend socks will pep up your everyday wardrobe. One pair is patterned with polka dots and the other with rugby stripes.

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They will comfortably fit anyone from UK size 7 to 11. They come with the standard Ralph Lauren red logo, made mostly from cotton these socks are fantastic for summer and winter. No need to hand wash these as well as they can go straight in the washing machine.

Mr Porter UK is also offering free next day on everything at the moment so grab it while you can. Priced at £22, I’d say it’s a bargain really!

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Scott & Taylor Navy Tonal Spot Tie

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So as you can imagine I spend quite a bit of time prowling through the hundreds of different websites available to us looking for a deal for myself and you guys. Once again I’ve hit the jackpot with another website; Suit Direct. They have fantastic deals with many different items you will like so be sure to have a good look around when you got some cash.

I’m a tie guy, I love ties and I own so many I hardly wear any of them but guess what?

I’m going to buy another one. From where you say? Suit Direct obviously.

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The tie I’ve fallen for is the Scott & Taylor Navy Tonal Spot Tie. Made from 100% Polyester with a subtle tonal polka dot design which is perfect for work. I love ties that go with different outfits and this is definitely one of the. On sale from £10 down to £5 its well worth the price.

Also available in grey and purple.

Scott & Taylor Navy Tonal Spot Tie

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Top Quality M&S Blue Super Slim Fit Suit For £79

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So if you are at a stage where you don’t really have a lot of suits and you read my blog looking for bargains and grabbing some cheap but quality suits – I’ve done a post you are going to love! Well to be fair I don’t know if you will love the post but I know you’ll love the suit.

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So when it comes to buying suits from retail stores, it doesn’t really get better quality at a lower price than Marks & Spencer. When buying a suit, there are so many aspects that come into play and it’s pretty fair to say M&S have most of the boxes ticked.

The Blue Super Slim Fit Cross Hatch Suit comes with a one button, slim lapel suit jacket. The colour of the suit is a navy blue that looks dark but professional at the same time. If you have less than five suits then you need this suit in your life. It’s priced at £99, which is an absolute steal.

This suit isn’t one of those cheap suits you can only wear a few different ways. Because of the style and colour you could wear this suit with black or brown shoes, you could also throw on polka dots, or different coloured ties and pocket squares.

Blue Super Slim Fit Cross Hatch Suit

Monday (02/03/2015) M&S have a 20% off sale which would last 24 hours. That knocked off £20 dropping the price down to £79 from £99 for a M&S suit, I’ve seen shirts more expensive than that in M&S.

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Get The Look #3

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When it comes to getting dressed in the morning, I don’t know about most of you but I definitely do not have more than 20 minutes to get dressed. If I take any longer than 20 minutes I’m definitely going to be late to work. Are there ways around this? Of course! I could wake up earlier or I could get my outfit ready the night before but let’s be honest here, I’m not going to do that. So the easiest way round it is to have outfits that are simple yet look fabulous. Here’s why I chose this picture for this weeks get the look; simple suit, bright tie and stand out accessories – love it!

The Look

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Looking at the picture you can tell from the get-go that everyone including you and me instantly noticed the tie which is absolutely fantastic. Outfits that have one stand out thing about excite me. These kind of outfits can often earn you nick names and get you noticed by some people who used to just look past you. The outfit is really simple and easy to replicate; it starts off with a plain navy blue 2 buttoned tailored fit suit with normal width lapels. Pair that with a plan white double or single cuffed shirt (I prefer double) and you have 99% of the suit wearing worlds outfit.

Here’s the fun part; grab yourself a brown woven belt & a nice medium width bright coloured polka dot tie. The great thing about wearing a plain navy blue suit, pretty much any other colour apart from blue fits perfectly. You can throw down a bright red polka dot tie or yellow striped tie, it wouldn’t matter much because it would just look fantastic either way. Once you decided on the tie, grab yourself a matching coloured flower pin, add some beaded bracelets and don’t forget your watch. Outfit done, probably in all under 20 minutes as well.

Blue/Navy Suit

TM Lewin Jackman Navy 1-Button Skinny Suit – £149.00

TM Lewin Bale Plain Blue 1-Button Skinny Suit – £149.00

Moss London Slim Fit New Blue Mixer Suit – £129.00

Moss 1851 Tailored Fit Bright Blue Mohair Look Suit w/Waistcoat – £199.00

M&S Blue Puppytooth Slim Fit Suit – £134.00

M&S Ultimate Performance Wool Blend Slim Fit 2 Button Suit – £149.00

White Shirt

TM Lewin Fitted Plain White Twill Cutaway Collar Shirt – £34.95

Moss Esq. Regular Fit White Single Cuff Twill Shirt – £25

Two Pack Plain White Shirts – £24.00

ASOS Smart Shirt with Stripe Tie and Pocket Sqaure – £26.00

M&S Pure Cotton Slim Fit Shirt – £45.00

Bright Tie

M&S 2 Pack Striped Ties with Stain Resistance – £16.00

M&S Machine Washable Striped Tie – £9.50

Debenhams Pink Textured Paisley Tie – £10.00

Burton Light Blue Textured Slim Tie – £4.00

Debenhams Thomas Nash Light Blue Plain Tie – £8.00

Jaan J Textured Thin And Thick Stripes Tie – £13.00

Jaan J Bright Pink Cotton Tie – £16.20

Jaan J Purple Cotton Tie – £16.20

Jaan J PETA Elephant Tie – £25.70

Flower LApel Pins

Moss Bros Savoy Taylors Guild Navy Flower Lapel Pin – £3.00

ASOS Flower Lapel Pin In Sparkle Fabric – £6.00

Etsy Carnation Mens Lapel Flower – Black Tie Lapel Pin – £8.02

ASOS Flower Lapel Pin – £6.00

The Belt

Charles Smith Brown Leather Woven Belt

Charles Smith Brown Leather Woven Belt – £22.50

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Get The Look – #2

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This is by far my favourite pic of the week, I can also see that you guys loved it just based on the sheer amount of likes on Instagram. I guess we all liked it for different reasons, mine personally was the bag, I’m actually shopping for a bag now so that could be why. Some of you said you liked the check suit, others the colour and the fit. Whatever your reason here’s how to get the look..

The Look

Comprised of Blues & Blacks this look is simple, yet complex. We all love blue in our outfits, it’s an easy colour to work with, we just understand it. Yet when take that navy blue suit; turn it into a double breasted suit and throw over some checked patterns, you get a whole new ball game. Worn with a simple white shirt, a plain black tie and a simple black leather strapped watch, some might say this look is a little too plain and simplistic but then again that person would be stupid. Combine all of the above with some killer black brogues and a sexy mens black holdall bag – you are a winner!

The Suit

Moss Bros London Slim Fit blue Check Suit

Asos Sisley Tartan Suit Jacket In Slim Fit

Asos Vito Check Suit Jacket In Slim Fit

Premium Grey Check Skinny Fit Suit

Voeut Navy Check Three Piece Suit

F&F Navy Prince of Wales Check Slim Fit Suit Jacket

The Shirt

Next Plain White Small Collar Shirt

TM Lewin Fitted Plain White Luxury Twill Shirt

TM Lewin Fitted Plain White Twill Cutaway Collar Shirt

ASOS Smart Shirt with Stripe Tie and Pocket Sqaure

ASOS Smart Shirt In Long Sleeve With Cutaway Collar

Gant Pinpoint Oxford Shirt

The Tie

Burton Black Tie & Pocket Square

Next Black Plain Tie And Pocket Square Set

Next 2 Pack Black Spot And Plain Ties With Pocket Square

M&S Spotted Tie

M&S Plain Tie with Stain Resistance

M&S Plain Textured Tie

Kin by John Lewis Mercer Knitted Tie, Black

Black Brogues

ASOS Oxford Brogues in Leather

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River Island Smart Brogues

Moss London Black Brogue Shoe

Holdall Bag

Ted Baker Melbor Holdall Black

Fred Perry Classic Barrel Bag

House Of Fraser Howick Leather Holdall

ASOS Leather and Nylon Holdall

Next Signature Black Leather Holdall

Topman Black Premium Doctors Holdall

Calvin Klein Black Gym Duffle Bag

Over Your Shirt & Under Your Suit – Ben Sherman

When it comes to wearing dressing smart and looking dapper, without a doubt you are going to need a few different pieces of clothing. It’s just not enough to have one £150 suit from M&S and a couple of ties. As humans we love change, how nice is it to see your girl change her hair colour? We love seeing different things and different styles, even if you own 5 suits but wear them all the same way people will get bored of your outfits. Here’s where jumpers come into play; people want to see that you can dress well with different styles. Jumpers can look amazing over a shirt with no tie and some dark jeans or they can be worn under your suit with your sharp shoes and perfect tie.

We know Ben Sherman, we expect quality from them and the Cotton V-Neck Jumper by Ben Sherman is one of my favourites. Finding a quality cotton jumper that won’t stretch or wear out is difficult nowadays, especially because you can easily buy a jumper from H&M for a tenner.

This jumper is made from a lightweight cotton, which will keep you cool in the summer and adds an extra layer to your outfit during the winter. The whole jumper has a ribbed hem and ribbed cuffs along with elbow patches made visible from stitching which contrasts the general stitching of the jumper.

V-neck jumpers are really not my thing, it doesn’t really suit my character, however with this jumper comboed with a shirt it looks great and even suits me. Whether you want to go for the casual weekend look or add to your work outfit, the Cotton V-Neck Jumper by Ben Sherman is perfect for you.

Cotton V-Neck Jumper by Ben Sherman

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Get The Look – Issue 1

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Since this is the first issue of get the look I thought I would start off with something simple yet beautiful. I will provide three to five different links to products that similar to what the model is wearing in the picture. This should give you enough options to buy things within your price range and also from companies you prefer.

The Look

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This look is beautifully dapper, the colours are a variety of different blues. The shirt is a cutaway contrast colour, which provides that modern gekko shirt look. The paisley pattern on the tie is simple but goes perfectly well with the shirt. The navy braces are nice and thick, removing that casual look and creating that “ready for work” look.

The Shirt

ASOS Smart Shirt In Long Sleeve With Curve Collar – £22

John Lewis Contrast Collar Stripe Tailored Shirt, Blue/White – £20

John Lewis Fine Stripe Contrast Collar Shirt, Blue – £40

M&S Pure Cotton Winchester Shirt – £45

TM Lewin Slim Fit Plain Blue End-on-End Double Cuff Shirt – £29.95

The Tie

John Lewis Made In Italy Dot Print Wool Tie, Teal – £17.50

TM Lewin Khaki Paisley Print Slim Tie – £20

The Suspenders/Braces

M&S Self Cross Checked Adjustable Braces -£19.50

TM Lewin Navy Pink Spot Braces – £29.50

TM Lewin Navy Braces – £29.50

ASOS Braces – £8

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My Four Shirts – 10% OFF

Do you ever just look at someone and think wow they are basically wearing the same thing as me but they look so much better, why? Or that guy looks great but he’s dressed so simplistically. Sometimes it can just be their complexion or their body shape just looks great with their outfit but 9/10 times it will just be the fact that they are wearing quality clothes.

TM Lewin doesn’t fall short in terms of quality. People notice you when you wear a TM Lewin shirt. Your white shirt is leagues above the other guys white shirt. I went into TM Lewin a few times in the last month, trying to match four shirts for £80 but I could never find three shirts I actually liked, let alone four. The problem with TM Lewin is the retail stores are more expensive than the online stores and they have such a small selection in store. The know that the fit of the shirt is the most important thing.

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Try It On

Go into the store and try on the different sizes, find your perfect size, ignore the sales reps and walk out. Jump online and order all the shirts you love. Not only are the shirts online cheaper; they have more colours, more designs and you can mix up the sale items with the non sale items.

My Order & Vouchers

I ordered four shirts and two socks online in the exact colours and fit I wanted when I was in the store. Not only did I find my perfect size/design I also ended up paying less for four shirts and two socks than I would have if I just would have bought four shirts in store. When shopping online you have the opportunity to add in discount codes and coupons that you can’t do in store. I used a voucher for 10% off which brought my order from £92 down to £82.80. I sometimes get emails with them offering me 20 or 30% off so you should definitely sign up to their mailing list.

If you want me to send you any voucher codes I get for TM Lewin leave a comment below, I’ll gladly share.

It get’s better…

My order came with £50 wine voucher with Virgin wines, which I threw in the bin as I don’t drink wine. Better than the wine voucher, they sent me two vouchers with £10 off any order over £75.

Want My TM Lewin Shirts

Want to order the same shirts/socks as me, I definitely recommend them. Enjoy…

Fitted Plain White Twill Cutaway Collar Shirt

London Fitted White Curved Cutaway Collar Shirt

Fitted Blue Poplin Double Cuff Shirt

Fitted Plain Pink Luxury Twill Double Cuff Shirt

Navy Blue Stripe Socks

Navy Pink Stripe Socks

ASOS Slim Fit Suit Jacket In Navy Pindot

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Funnily enough I don’t have actually own a plain Navy suit, I don’t know why, I guess once a few of my old suits got ruined, I just never bought another plain suit. I’m kind of addicted to suits that are different, I love pin stripes and checked suits. The ASOS Slim Fit Suit Jacket In Navy Pindot is definitely far from a plain suit.

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ASOS as a suit making company isn’t exactly the greatest tailoring company in the world. To be fair to them, they haven’t had that much experience although they are trying and they are doing a pretty good job. The reviews online are fantastic and I know a few of my mates have some ASOS suits and they look pretty decent. I’d say they’ve done a pretty good job on the ASOS Slim Fit Suit Jacket In Navy Pindot.

The Suit

In terms of the quality of this suit, it’s a poly blend, meaning its a mixture of polyester and another material called viscose. A polyblend suit is pretty much the cheapest material of a suit you can buy. The good thing about the suits that are made from polyester is they barely wrinkle and they have this shiny finish to them which is sure to make you stand out.

The suit is a standard two button fastening, which is my prefered favourite, especially for work. The inside lining of the suit jacket is an amazing black shiny texture. The slim fit design looks great as long as you know your size.

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Price

So the great thing about the ASOS Slim Fit Suit Jacket In Navy Pindot you can get the whole three piece set; jacket, waistcoat and trousers for £107.

Jacket – £60

Trousers – £25

Waistcoat – £22

Summary

This suit is probably the best suit ASOS have created and considering the fact that it’s a whole three piece for under £110, I have to recommend it to anyone and everyone who wears suits to work. It’s a light suit that looks and feels great. Obviously it’s not the greatest quality suit and you wont look like you’re in a Tom Ford suit but you can’t complain for this wonderful price.

Order Your’s Here

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