FOR GOOD TIMES





Hey guys, after a few weeks off from the blogging game, I'm back tonight with this sweet shirt. I've just recently returned from Spain, so during my travels, I took the opportunity to shoot this killer summer shirt! I think everyone needs this piece in their wardrobe this season. I shot this look last week whilst exploring the streets of Barcelona. I loved this city, I really tried to experience everything the city had to offer - which consisted of Patatas Bravas, Patatas Bravas and more Patatas Bravas!






The shirt is made by a brand called Mr Wood - a London-based clothing brand, who's highly decorative and statement motif shirt range, make for the perfect holiday statement! Their shirt collection has been inspired by the best motifs around. They stock a range of cool shirts in a variety of prints to suit every taste. Each shirt is limited edition with only 63 being made - they sure do make the ultimate statement.






The story behind the brand is something I found very relatable. I'm going to give it my best to describe how it all started for them. Mr Wood had a favourite shirt he held close to his heart, a vintage late 70's piece with a beautifully designed motif - a shirt in which you simply didn't just come across everyday. This favourite piece of his was worn all of the time, through the good and the bad until the shirt began to show signs of wear, fading and ripping at the seams. I understand how it feels to become emotionally connected to a piece of clothing, Mr Wood simply couldn't let go of all of those years, so he cut out the last surviving square panel of the shirt's fabric and still uses it as a handkerchief to this day. I found this story totally relatable - knowing full well how much one item can mean so much!




I loved so many of the motif's online, but decided to go with this one. It's like a Mexican Day Of The Dead Skull, with some of the sculls even knocking back a beer, they couldn't be more like me! The shirts colour and pattern is very cool, I've not seen a cooler skull pattern shirt this season! The yellow and red colour palette used on the shirt is something I'd not normally go for, but when you're on holiday, the bolder the better right? I think this shirt is such a cool statement to wear - especially in warmer climates!




Mr Wood's shirts come in two sizes: medium and large.
I'm near enough six foot and I normally go for a small but since this size wasn't available I rooted for the medium, as I thought wearing this shirt one size bigger would give for a cool and relaxed vibe - a look which I always sport whilst abroad. The cut of the shirt allows you to easily achieve an effortless look, especially when worn open. Paired with a simple black tee, I wanted the main focus of my outfit, to be all about that killer palm tree / skeleton / Southern American vibe!



Mr Wood London is a brand born out of one man’s obsession for pattern, and his belief that everyone should own at least one statement shirt. I know I have mine for the summer and I'm certain I'll wear it for many more summers to come!

Cheers to Mr Wood for kindly giving me this shirt -

For Good Times. To visit Mr Wood London click here - Mr Wood London




SMOKING ISN'T COOL




Evening everyone, here's a shirt I thought you're all most certain to fall in love with! I think this shirt has definitely got the cool factor you're all craving (it sure does for me)! But not only that, it has one of the sexiest Cuban collar's around. This shirt has made its way to the top of my wardrobe must-haves for summer 19' - fingers crossed for some warm weather!



This is my favourite shirt from Phix's SS19 drop and the one I told you all about over on my YouTube channel a few weeks back. Yes, this is in fact the shirt I personally pushed to be a part of our new Summer collection, surprisingly to me, no-one else in the office liked it! I knew it would make a killer design as soon as I saw the fabric swatch, so much so, I put my job on the line to have this super-cool piece included in the new collection. I told my boss, Adam, he could fire me if this shirt doesn't sell. That's how confident I was of this shirts credentials & overall coolness.





I've worn it a handful of times already, but this time, I wanted to mix things up a little. In contrast to our campaign shots, I've chosen to style it over of a white tee. The 'ordinary' way to wear a shirt is simply fastened up, that's why I wanted to show how versatile this Cuban collar shirt is, and how it can be worn in a more relaxed style instead. I've decided to kick back and wear it open, in a more relaxed way because, well it is the beginning of summer after all...



 The motif on the shirt is by far the best bit for me, it features a small detailed outline drawing of a hand holding a smoking cigarette. The thin white printed hand is very detailed, I think it just looks so cool against the dark black colour of the shirt. The design of the print is so subtle and understated, but incredibly cool.







The short sleeve shirt is made from Rayon and is super soft, as well as being lightweight. I went for the shirt in a small and the fit is great, it's a little longer to what I'd normally go for, but with being a Cuban style, sometimes this is expected. Paired with a pair of tan orange shades and of course, my range of silver accessories, I think this shirt is a great new addition to my summer wardrobe. Phix are planning to release a limited edition range of motif shirts this summer, I'm so excited to share the killer range of designs with you, so I'll make sure to keep you all in the loop.





If you love the shirt as much as me, check it out here - Phix Clothing if you want a closer look head over and watch this weeks YouTube video on my channel below.


Cheers for reading,




GOOD THINGS BELONG TOGETHER





Evening guys, thanks for coming back and visiting my blog. Tonight's post is a good one as it features not one, but two rock n' roll shirts! A good time to check back in for a catch up, ey! For those who have an eager eye, you may recognise one of these shirts already has already been featured on my Instagram stories a few weeks back, but the other I've worn especially for this blog post! You all seemed to love the polka dot shirt back then, so I hope you'll all enjoy this closer look.




The brand that kindly gifted me these two killer shirts is called Harvey Willy's, and is actually a based in Argentina. I'd not heard of the brand until (once again) discovering them on Instagram a few months back, but after being inspired by what they're creating on social media, I'm now a big fan! H.W is a relatively new brand on the block but has its roots in a brand born in the 60's manufacturing denim to the South American Fashion market. 



Their new baby launched in 2015 and has got some serious pedigree in the industry, now focusing on producing a range of seriously cool underground Rock N' Roll clothing, trying to mix vintage music trends into the fashion of today.






As soon as I opened my delivery I could tell straight away that this brand had their attention to detail down. Everything from the packaging, to how the shirts were displayed was perfect - they even went to the trouble of pinning the shirt on the collar and hem to hold it exactly where it need to be to refrain from crumpling! I actually opened the shirts just after work before going to a gig here in Manchester, I already had my outfit on for the evening but after unpacking these beauties, the shirt I was wearing was soon forgotten as changed into the polka dot almost instantly.






Harvey Willy's have a good dose of music influence, which all good brands have in my opinion! As soon as you take a look at their Instagram you get the feel of who and what makes the brand tick. H.W also kit out a lot of bands that come to the area, keeping their finger on the pulse and mixing with worlds biggest bands and artists, such as supplying pieces for Lolapalooza!

The shirts I wore are both made from a super soft to the touch viscose and I can tell you fit great! I went for a small in both they even were kind enough to throw in a pair of their black skinny denim jeans, which I sadly didn't wear on this post and that's only because they're in the wash! They've not been off me since I got them, they're so bloody comfortable!



The other piece the brand gave me was this tiger print shirt. I've seen this pattern before, the first time being earlier this season by The Kooples and I think All Saints are stocking a tiger print motif shirt at the minute, but this is the one for me. I love the size of the print and the colours used, plus its long sleeve, it's an all rounder and I cannot wait to wear it this summer! 




Other little details I've spotted since owning the shirts are the personal touches they leave around the garments, somethings I've never seen before. For example, their motto sewn into the back of their shirts - 'Good Things Belong Together' and little remarks on their washing care labels, I like that touch of personality, I feel like I'm closer to the brand and more in touch with their state of mind when I see nice touches like that, that didn't necessarily have to be there but importantly are.


This brand had totally passed me by until I found them a few months back, but I can't wait to see what they do next. Make sure to check out their awesome website, I'll definitely be back shopping there very soon, it's another brand I'm adding to my top list of finds this year!

Click below to watch this weeks YouTube video where I chat about the shirts in more detail - 


Click here to check their website out now - Harvey Willy's

Cheers,