One year on.

This week I was kindly reminded by WordPress that it was my one year blog anniversary.

Going back to the beginning my blog started off as a platform to showcase films I had watched, food I had eaten, places, brands, products, you name it, it was there. However, no matter how much I tried I was never 100% happy with my posts.

A couple of months in I revisited a lot of my old posts and found I was no longer interested in the content anymore, subsequently deleting a huge section of my blog. The trouble was I didn’t really know what direction to take it in or what really interested me.

I decided to start again creating content for me and things I was interested in; sure the likes were good, but it just seemed pointless posting things for the sake of it. I took a month or so to figure out where I was heading and decided to focus my efforts on a lifestyle blog combining menswear, grooming and travel – 3 things I am passionate about. I came back with a post about Aēsop Travel Essentials, (my top post to date) that confirmed that it was the right decision for me, and I haven’t looked back since.

I still see my blog as new, there’s still a lot I need to figure out,  but I thank everyone who has stuck with me and has taken the time to read, like and share my content, as well as those who have sent me an email. I look forward to sharing another year with you. – N

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Wishlist | 005 November: Supreme, Yeezy, Vans x The North Face & More

With the countdown to Christmas well and truly in motion, it’s time to start embracing the British winter and stop hiding under your duvet. And whilst I won’t be writing a list for old St Nick, it doesn’t mean that I don’t currently have my eyes on a few things; I mean, just look at that Levi’s x Supreme Jacket:

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Supreme x Levi’s Moleskin Trucker Jacket

The result of two American icons, the two-piece collection features a jacket and jeans in three different colour options. The Trucker Jacket looks like a traditional denim jacket but is instead made with a moleskin fabric. Featuring the classic red Levi’s tab to the pocket and Supreme branding to the inside of the jacket, the latest offerings are simple yet timeless.

Woodbuds In-Ear Headphones

I’ve wanted the black Woodbuds headphones for sometime now but am yet to order them. Naturally crafted using sustainable wood and bio-plastic for the cables, these headphones not only look good, but you can feel good knowing that every pair sold helps towards future preservation and regeneration of our woodland.

Vans X The North Face Sk8-Hi MTE LX

The second collaboration on my list, this time Vans have teamed up with The North Face to release a number of new shoes ready for the winter. Available in 3 different colour options, The Sk8-Hi MTE LX includes gusseted tongues, reversed waffle lug outsoles, heat retention technology and a water repellent leather and suede upper to keep your feet protected this winter.

Yeezy Season One Camo Tee

I don’t think this needs much introduction but if anyone can source it for me in a Medium, let me know in the comments!

Fear of God Essential Tees

Finally, the fourth collection from Fear of God went live this week. Whilst the new collection might not be to everyone’s taste, the brand returns with its distressed denim and a great basics line, including both of these tees.

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The September Issue. What to Wear

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We’re mid-way through September already so we are in that weird place where it’s not quite warm enough to dress for summer and not cool enough to wrap up just yet. With the news of a ‘heatwave’ on the horizon, it’s difficult to know how to dress! However, as our tans start to fade I think it’s safe to pack those shorts away for another year.

Keep it simple. There’s no point putting layers and layers on just yet. You won’t be comfortable. Try a lightweight sweater or knit. Wear it oversized. It will keep you warm during the cooler days with plenty of room for air to circulate if it warms up.

I’m wearing the Acne Studios College Face Sweater in a large. This sweater has just the right amount of weight too it. Whilst I would usually wear a medium I bought this in a large as like the look and feel of it being oversized. It sits perfectly on my jeans, exposing what i’m wearing underneath; in this case I’m wearing the E.T Tee in “clay” from the Supreme Fall / Winter 15 drop. I have finished off with a trusty pair of Adidas Stan Smiths, these ones are the vintage red ones so have a slight aged pink look to them and an off-white midsole, completing that laid-back winter-sun look.

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Fall 15 | Publish

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California-based Publish have released their first instalments of new items for the Autumn / Fall. Titled ‘Shadow Passes, Light Remains; the collection draws strengths from their previous collections, combining premium streetwear with premium materials. Widely known for their jogger pants, this new drop features a new selection of reworked jogger pants, along with the new ‘Colton‘ silhouette, a distressed twill pant with a classic fit as seen above with the Yeezy Boosts.

Other notable items which will help see in the cooler climes include the ‘Dillion‘ cable bonded panel jogger pants with matching crew neck jumper and hooded sweatshirt, a modern twist on a traditional design, and the ‘Slater‘ nylon anorak jacket presented in this olive coloured option.

I have included my favourite looks and items from the release, but be sure to check out the lookbook for a full overview. The first delivery of Publish’s Fall 15 drop is set to release on August 18 online.

adidas Stan Smith x Raf Simmons

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adidas Originals have once again teamed up with designer Raf Simons to release three new colourways of their collaborative Stan Smith. The latest release continues to reimagine the iconic Stan Smith into a high fashion must-have. With a premium leather upper, Raf Simons logo imprinted on to the heel and “R” branding replacing the traditional perforated three stripe logo, the adidas x Raf Simons Stan Smith maintains a simple yet bold aesthetic.

Available in 3 new tonal colours; white, beige and black for Fall, the adidas x Raf Simons Stan Smith is available now, priced at £225 over at End Clothing.

Would you buy a pair?