Month: November 2014

Novelty Christmas Jumpers – Yes or No?

Over the last couple of years, Christmas jumpers have become a rather big deal. Here, we started noticing them in mid-October!  They also seem to get more and more ‘novelty’ shall we say! What do you think, are they a good fun? Or serious crimes against fashion? We can’t quite decide.

If you are prepared to splash out on an item of clothing you most likely will only wear for a few days of the year,  ASOS have a massive range of Christmas novelty jumpers ranging from elves, to snowmen, to reindeer to Christmas dinners and everything in-between.

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Or are you too cool for Yule? If a big fluffy snowman or tinsel hanging off your top half isn’t your thing there are of course plenty of other jumpers out there to tickle your fancy. Cable and patterned knits have also come into their own over the past few years and they are slightly more versatile and wearable throughout the whole year!

Fairisle patterns are really popular at the moment. They subtly say winter and festivities without being too Christmassy plus they keep you nice and warm! This knit by Gant is easy on the eyes and bang on trend.

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Or this Red Herring jumper from Debenhams

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Whatever your preference there are plenty about at the moment. If you’re quick you might even be able to snap yourself up a Black Friday deal too!

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Could Black Friday Encourage Crimes OF Fashion?

On Friday 28th November retail outlets all over the world will be joining America in the Black Friday Sales where online and real life shopping outlets will be reducing their prices so that we, the general public, can grab ourselves a bargain.  What we are going to look at in this post is whether the lure of reduced clothing can actually inhibit our ability to tell the difference between tasteful gear and sheer tat.  Do we just buy clothes because they are cheap and because they just about fit rather than them being what we really wanted.  Today we are going to look at the bargains that can be had on online retail sites and see what crimes of fashion could be committed over the Black Friday weekend.

Gant Military Blue All Over Polo Shirt

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There are cheap polo shirts and there are expensive polo shirts but it seems that paying more for a polo shirt doesn’t necessarily buy you anything tasteful.  Now Gant is a very popular brand and is obviously rated highly for its innovative and exciting designs.  This polo shirt normally retails at £74.00 but is now for sale at Stand-Out.Net for a measly £44.00 – that’s £30 less than the original price.  Does the lure of a big brand at a rock bottom price give you the confidence to wear loud florals?

Jack and Jones Original Comedy T-Shirt

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Now the question is would the fact that this rather (uhm) interesting t-shirt from Jack and Jones is only £4.00 instead of £11.00 allow you to compromise your taste?  USC are willing to reduce the price of this dancing pig wearing a baseball hat and sun glasses with an £11.00 discount.  Are you tempted?

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Hey lads let’s not forget that Black Friday is great for the lady in your life – if you want to add an unusual piece of footwear to her already expanding selection then these platform trainers from Bankfashion.com will either make her laugh or cry.  We can’t really think of the best place to wear these except for if your garden is flooded in the rain.

Satin Leopard Print Shorts

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If you are an animal in the bedroom then these satin leopard print shorts from boohoo.com may just be what you are looking for.  With a 50% reduction in price these gorgeous tasteful shorts are a steal for £9.00.

Men’s Sheer Black Boxer Briefs

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These sheer black men’s boxer shorts from lightinthebox.com are only £3.45 and have received great reviews about their comfort.  Are you man enough to wear them or would you rather stick to conventional boxer shorts?

Well we have had a little look at what is on offer this Black Friday.  Have you ever committed crimes of fashion and do you still have the offending items?

Little Winter Warmers

It is fair to say that here in the UK, Winter has most definitely arrived! So for the coming frosty and icy mornings you’ll need suitable attire to keep you from turning icy yourself.

If you prefer the matching look, there are plenty of hat, scarf, and glove sets around to tempt your fancy. If you are looking for something pretty inoffensive that will work well with whatever outfit you choose to wear them with, go for something like these from Lyle and Scott.

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High quality knits like these will keep your fingers from feeling the frost.

If actually you decide that you like having a warm neck but find traditional scarves have just too much material (we’re not sure if many people think this or not!) the neck warmer is becoming a more and more familiar site on men about the town. These can be really convenient as you just pop them and button them up and then don’t have to worry about them again. The one below is from my-wardrobe and will have you looking super sophisticated .

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Gloves can sometimes be a pain, particularly when you want to send a text or skip a song on your phone maybe. This often means having to completely take off your glove, do what you want to do and then put it back on. Only to then get a reply to your message 10 seconds later and have to repeat the process. This is where fingerless gloves or flip mits come in very handy indeed. The pair below are from Burton and are festive and practical in equal measure.

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For the novelty factor, because it is that time of year after all, so much festive fun can be had with a Christmas hat. We are personally recommending this elf hat, again from Burton. You’ll get some smiles with this, believe us!

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