As you may have noticed on my Instagram account, last weekend I travelled down to Manchester to shoot once again with Phix clothing. This time it was all about their new range of killer shirts. If you've ever wondered what really happens BTS on a shoot, this post will let you in on all of that, plus you'll get to see a selection of their new designs up close and personal. 

I arrived in Manchester at 11:30 and headed straight to the Northern Quarter, where I met the guys. We started the shoot in a small boutique bar/café called Flok. This cosy, eclectic bar was such a cool place to start shooting the new shirts. The large leather chairs were the perfect backdrop, as we posed with our rounded sunglasses and tumblers of strong whisky (to get the day started the right way, of course.)

Getting back to the shirts, as I mentioned this is more of a sneak peek at the new range of velvet shirts & kaftans. You'll be able to see the full new collection later on tonight across on Phix Clothing's website. My two favourite pieces are obviously the animal print shirts (no surprise there) but to be honest, I'm a huge fan of them all. After finishing in Flok we headed around to one of my favourite bars in Manchester, Jimmy's.

Most of the new shirts are made from velvet except the red kaftan which I'll show you later. The animal print velvets were inspired by the patterns worn by the 70's rock 'n' roll bands. The creative styling of both Keith Richards & the T. Rex. frontman Marc Bolan. Like all Phix garments, the quality is once again top notch. All Phix garments are exclusively hand designed by their in-house team and sold only through their website.

As always, the photographs we took in the bar were very cool, but now it was time to hit the back streets of the Manchester. We braced ourselves for the cold and headed out on the streets of the Northern Quarter. 

Whilst walking around the city centre, we were asked if we were in a band, as according to the kind people of Manchester, 'We're dressed like we should be'! We get asked this everytime we head out! Saying that 50% of the Phix group actually are band members.

I think the public arrive at that conclusion because of the super cool, frontman aesthetic all Phix garments project. We took some awesome shots in the back alleys, I just can't wait to see what the finished photographs look like. However, it was so bloody cold, I couldn't wait to get back inside!

These two shirts are my favourites of the bunch. I just love the pattern on frontman of Manchester-based band Kashmere, Joey's shirt. A large golden polka dot motif covers the shirt which is made of velvet. Black buttons stretch down to the centre of the torso and as you can see this item looks absolutely killer paired with a black leather biker jacket.

In-house model Tom wears another shirt right up my street, the uber cool leopard print velvet. This shirt is awesome as the texture of the velvet really shines through, giving any outfit that extra dimension.

After shooting on the streets, we decided to go for a bite to eat and headed to Ply, which is well known for their super tasty pizzas. After our late lunch, we finished up the street shots and wandered around to Piccadilly Records. We had one more quick break this time, topping up our daily caffeine levels at Ezra, before heading to the studio.

Shooting in the studio was way warmer than the bitingly cold wind outside, so I was very grateful to be back indoors! Here's a closer look at the shirts we were wearing throughout the day, plus a shirt I'd not even seen yet, the red kaftan. The kaftan is a little different from the rest as this is made from cotton. The Kaftan was inspired by prints you'd imagine George Harrison sporting in the 60's. This busy pattern was chosen by Phix as they felt it would be perfectly at home combined with a kaftan shape. As you can see, I think they were totally right as this Kaftan looks very cool with its distinctive asymmetric print. 

I posted a small vlog about my day in Manchester on Sunday, if you've yet to watch it click the link below or head across to my YouTube channel. Don't forget to subscribe if you're new, it would be awesome to have you along on the journey!

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Can everyone take a second to appreciate this jumper! I spotted this amazing jumper online, a few days ago and with it sporting a wild print, I, of course, had to see if it was all that it cracked up to be. I can tell you now, it is.

I ordered this to my local Topman Store and picked it up Friday (what a day to go into town). I risked my life with the Black Friday crowds and quickly dashed in and out. As I tore into the bag and unfolded the jumper I knew it was a keeper, I mean, it's a killer piece! It's made up of mainly acrylic and nylon but also has 15% mohair and 11% wool mixed into the weave.

I love zebra print as you probably know by now and it feels as if I always talk about items with some kind of animal print on them, and I know, I do! It is one of my favourite things to wear, so I guess I just have to share this little number with you too. I just think its so rock 'n' roll.

The black and white zebra pattern looks so cool, I'm also a huge fan of the fluffiness of this jumper. It has a thick ribbed effect running around the collar, sleeves and base of the jumper, meaning the fit is great. It's so soft and warm to wear, its a slim fit jumper with again slightly longer sleeves than the body, it seems like every jumper I've purchased so far this year has followed the same template. Again I'm not complaining as the slightly longer sleeves gives that extra comfort to this amazing looking jumper.

I wore this jumper with some leather trousers, risky I know, but I think I can just about pull it off. What's cooler than zebra print and leather, they're the ultimate rocker combination in my book! I love this monotone outfit a lot, it looks super cool and was functional as well, it kept me toasty warm!

I finished the outfit off, by adding a pair of statement sunnies, I picked these round lenses up for £15 across on Asos, a great black Friday bargain!

This jumper did go down to £40 on Black Friday, you might be lucky to pick it up a little cheaper tomorrow too (cyber Monday), you can find the jumper in Topman's premium collection.

Check the jumper out, click here.


I never begin anything remotely festive until 1st of December, but I don't think my wardrobe received the memo. I've found two (slightly) seasonal shirts to get you in the mood for one of, if not the best time of the year. The first one I want to show you is this glittery number. Slightly creased I know, I can promise you, I did iron it before I headed out, but as you can probably tell, it didn't stay that way for long!

If you look past the shirts creases, you can see it's pretty sweet. This is the first vertically striped shirt I've ever owned and I kinda like it. The faded black lines alongside the silver glittery stripes look bloody awesome together and that metallic finish just adds to the overall effect. 

This shirt has a serious Christmas sparkle to it, it's the perfect shirt to wear to the many special social occasions leading up to the big day. Stripes are quite a bold statement, yet I think this shirt looks super cool on, it's neither in your face or too subtle. I'd say it was just right.

I wore this shirt open with a black tee underneath, which is more casual than anything, paired with my black skinnies, boots and a hat, creating a cool, laid-back look. As you can imagine, this shirt can be dressed up as well as down, making for an awesome party shirt. It's up to you, whichever way you decide to style the shirt I'll promise you it will look killer on. 

Click here to shop the striped shirt.

Getting onto this sheer gold polka dot shirt, which again is a first for me. Sheer is a material that I never thought I'd wear, as I'd always classed this thin fabric as 'a little too feminine' for me. However, after trying it on I actually really liked it. I love the way the material sits on the body and the effect the fabric gives you in an outfit. Sheer is sometimes a little too 'nippely' for guys to wear, but if you can get past flashing your nipples to the general public, it's a pretty crazy fabric to rock. Saying that, no-one saw mine, it was so bloody cold that day, they were none existent. Ha!

This shirt is a great fit, it just feels so good on your skin, I bought it in a small and it fits in all the right places. The shirt is described online as having bell sleeves (a sleeve that widens towards the wrist), but from what I can see, this is only very slight. I really like this shirt as I think it's very rock 'n' roll, you can just imagine a frontman of a band wearing it. Black and gold is a killer combination, which just looks effortlessly cool.

I shot both these shirts in Newcastle city centre, it has been a long time since I've shot anything in such a busy place. As you all know, my go-to places are more off the beaten track, a disused building, or a quiet back alley. After the initial embarrassment of shooting in the centre of town, I soon got back into the swing of things. As you can see, I even cracked a smile as a passerby gave me a little motivation exclaiming 'what a pose!' Cheers pal!

I do prefer this shirt to the striped number, they're both pretty cool, don't get me wrong, but a polka dot motif is something I just love wearing. This one is so different to the normal design too, the gold foil splodges give the shirt that added edge. Plus with the material being sheer, it's just so different to other shirts I have in the wardrobe. 

I don't know if you can notice, but I love when the sleeve is folded up, you're able to spot other polka dots through the fold, as the material is so translucent. I love that detail you can only get with this super cool fabric! I really couldn't recommend this shirt more, especially as it's only £30! Steal!

Photographs by Adam Barnsley, check out more of his work by clicking here.

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