“I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker colour”

These were words I’ve long lived by. It’s become a running joke among my friends, about how much black I wear, but it isn’t something I’m ashamed of. Black is effortless; it can be smart or casual, sexy or sophisticated, and above all, it’s the ultimate post-work transitional colour to evening events.

But things are slowly starting to change. I’ve recently began adding (*gulps*) colour into my wardrobe; starting by diluting my standard ‘all-black-everything’ look with a little add white. It’s just an easy way to lift the look and I love the block symbol on the front of this ASOS shirt. Another fave from this outfit are the trainers, they are from the new Stamp’d X Puma collaboration and they’re amazing. So comfy, slip-on and just effortlessly cool. (Side note: a simple pair of white Stan Smiths are a winner, too!)

Style shoots are a new thing to me, getting in front of the camera isn’t something I’m overly comfortable with, unless it’s for a cropped-in selfie, of course. I have my confidence issues like everyone else, but after your responses to a more casual post I put up from Australia, I decided that maybe it was time to give it a shot, and I hope you like it. Be kind! But let me know your thoughts.

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For all of the progress that men have made over the last few years when it comes to their grooming routines and how much effort they put into their appearance, there are still many areas of the beauty industry that remain a typically ‘female’ in most men’s psyches – one of them being facials.


I hate to admit it, but I’m such a packaging lover. I’m not just about how good the contents inside are, I want what it comes in to look amazing too. Luckily, Bamford Grooming Department ticks all the boxes.

The masculine, sporty dark housing of their skincare range look effortlessly cool on your bathroom shelf. It’s a range you’re proud to put on display over the more mass-produced commercial products covered in confusing, hybrid terminology.

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The concept of a single-dish restaurant has been on a stratospheric rise over the past few years, especially in London, with countless niche establishments opening. One of the latest arrivals in the heart of London’s Soho is TOP DOG, which as the same suggests specialists in hot dogs in a variety of glorious forms.

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One of the great things about living in London is the awesome selection of barbers for men to choose from. A hotspot for guys who give more than a quick 20-minute trims worth of a damn about their hair, London has every type of barber you could want, from the uber-prmium to the uber-edgy and alternative. Then there are those that are a perfect mis of the two, one of them being Jack the Clipper.

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I’ve never been ‘sporty’ or overly athletic. As many of you know, I’ve had a 10-year saga with my body, seeing me half my body size and weight. As I’ve done this, a new love for exercise and sport has become part of my life. I’m still working on my fitness and body goals, and it’s been pretty tough. After busting my ankle in last October I was out of training for months and lost a lot of muscle tone in my right leg. After months of physio I was back in the gym but something was missing; I’d lost the love of being there. The weight I’d put back on left me downtrodden and unmotivated and I was struggling to get back on it.

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If you’re looking for the most comfortable, closest shave of your life, then the Braun Series 9 maybe the answer for you.

Even though I have a beard, I do actually still partake in a regular shaving routine; trimming my beard and lining it in. It can be a multi-product routine – first triming the beard with a mini shaver-over-comb, then lining in with a manual razor. It’s quick, but could be quicker. So I was eager to try out the new Braun Series 9 shaver.

With its four specially designed cutting elements, multiplied by the power of Sonic technology, the Braun Series 9 boasts a shave so fast that your skin doesn’t even have time to get irritated… So I put it to the test.

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