I’m sitting down at my desk one morning just spinning around on my chair at work, bored as hell. Then I look up and see this small manly handbag with “NIKE” printed boldly on the back, it looked so neat and tidy – I wanted one. Went straight up to my colleague and asked him where he got it from. Unfortunately for him, he paid £25 for it.
Do I mind having the exact same bag as someone else at work? Nope. As long as I look good I’m happy.
He got it off Amazon and thankfully for me it was sold out. After some googling I managed to find a few different links. Good news, I ordered mine for a fraction of the price he paid – £18 from John Lewis.
The obvious use is for the gym, it’s strangely big enough to carry my trainers, tracksuit, t-shirt and a bottle of water. It’s also small enough to hold comfortably hold my lunch box, shoes and book for those working days. One handy feature is that there is actually room to unzip one end of the bag and extend the bag by about 50%. This proves great for all those weekends away. However, let it be known, the bag loses all its s*x appeal when you extend it. Only use in emergencies.
Whether it’s the gym, work or a short break away – this quality Nike bag will do the job.
When walking to the gym, I always hang it on my shoulder using the long strap. This keeps the look of the standard gym bag, which is neither good nor bad. However, when walking to work, I make it far more fashionable. The shoulder strap is removable, I tuck it away inside the bag and carry the bag in one hand using the soft holdall handles. Due to the compact size of the bag, all the weight is in one position and the bag holds shape fantastically well.
How often do you find bags costing £18.00? – no brainer!
Gone are the days of me walking to work with my lunch in a shopping bag. I no longer have to walk to the gym with a half empty bag or carry some huge bag on holiday with me. This Nike bag is compact, functional and cheap. If only Adidas would create one similar (being the Adidas fan that I am.)
Tinie Tempah is well known to us for his many talents and recently he has become a bit of a fashion icon in London, for good reason too. He is very well dressed and is never afraid to express himself in his outfits and wear things others probably wouldn’t. This weeks Get The Look is one of Tinie Tempah’s more simpler outfits but still lets people know what he’s about. If you’re looking to dress casually smart on the weekend, this outfit and it’s many variations will serve you well.
The Look – Tinie Tempah
Considering we are well into spring now and approaching summer it just makes sense that we start adding more colour to our outfits. The colours of spring are warm, bright and light. What this look does extremely well is take all those spring colours and turn them into a pretty decent outfit without looking like a toddler wearing flowers.
The blazer, the main piece of the outfit, is a warm salmon colour. The spring colour scheme continues from the blazer onto the pastel jade trousers, combined with brown suede tassel loafers. The outfit is completed with a darker tie, white shirt, lapel pins and a watch.
You have a few options in the suit department in regards to which colours you want to work with. With the blazer you can go with MOST of the different colours in the spring colour palette shown below (avoid the dark colours.) The only rule you need to follow is that to you should either wear matching trousers or trousers that are lighter than the blazer. I recommend pastel teal trousers like the ones Tinie’s wearing or plain white ones.
In terms of material then I would go with Linen or Cotton. Both these fabrics are fantastic for summer and letting your skin breathe. You don’t want to be walking around in a wool blazer sweating all over the place. Choose how thick you want the clothes to be as well. Even though it’s now Spring, it still can be bloody cold here in the UK.
Shirt & Tie
This part of the outfit is basic, you can swap these for anything really. It’s really easy to just stick to white shirt and any dark tie. The dark tie works really well as a balancing act between looking super summery and looking smart. The only important point to make is that you should keep your tie skinny. Thick ties don’t go well with the casual looks and will result in you looking quite odd – keep your tie thin.
Loafers – don’t we just love them? Tinie Tempah certainly does, he’s always seen in these funky cool loafers. The loafers in this look are a dark chocolate brown suede completed with small tassells. Loafers are easy to find online but it’s important you decide whether you want to wear casual loafers or work/smart loafers. Suede is quite versatile and depending on how you wear it and what you wear it with, for example with or without socks, you can really swing your suede shoes from work-smart to smart-casual very quickly.
If accessories aren’t your thing, don’t worry the outfit won’t fall apart without them. However, if like me, you love accessories, then you’re in for a treat with this outfit. Firstly the watch; any watch will do but ideally you want to match your watch to your shoes. Your belt should also follow suit with the watch strap and shoes, all dark brown will go perfectly with this outfit. The lapel pins are can be what ever you want really, I’d probably wear one of my charity badges on my lapel.
That’s it, you and Tinie are now identical twins. As always let me know what your thoughts are on this look from the wonderful Tinie Tempah. Leave a rating up top on how many stars out of five you would give this outfit.
Brown leather holdall bags are amazing for so many different reasons. Whether you own for the convenience of being able to throw all your clothes in it in 5 minutes and head off to another city. Or perhaps you are more like me and just enjoy carrying around a big bag with hardly anything in it just because it looks good.
A good leather holdall is only as good as the quality of the leather and this Racing Green leather is made from oil tanned premium buffalo leather. As with all real leather bags, each Racing Green holdall bag is different with it’s own natural leather markings.
As with every other holdall bag the bag comes with a removeable shoulder strap so you can hang it on your side or carry it as you wish.
Priced at £85.00 down from £170.00, I’d say it is pretty much what you would expect to pay for a decent REAL leather holdall bag. So grab yours here…
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..
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!
Understated and sophisticated, this premium black leather holdall by Alexandre of England is the ideal choice whether it is for an overnight stay or a long weekend away. It has been crafted using the finest pebbled leather and has a subtle pouch pocket detail to the front so that you can easily access your travel documents. Internally, the holdall has one zip pocket for added security and a double pouch pocket. The holdall has a carry handle as well as a detachable adjustable shoulder strap for ease. Pair this with the matching wash bag to complete the set.
Priced at £85, down from £170, we can’t really have any complaints. £85 for a real leather travelling bag, deal!