BARNEY'S ORIGINALS




Tonight on the blog I have a local leather brand to talk to you about - behold, my new suede jacket! I kindly got gifted this piece from Barney's Originals, who are based right here in the heart of Manchester. The weather has recently taken a turn for the worst and got a lot colder. Where has the British summer gone? Cold, in August?! It's not ideal. So, with the weather not being on my side I had to reach into my wardrobe for a jacket and luckily Barney's came through!



My heart was disappointed when having to dress for the autumn already, but as soon as I put this jacket on I didn't mind as much. This sexy suede is exactly what I've been looking for! It's not an 'out there' jacket, it doesn't scream 'look at me', but when you do take a glance you soon realise it's fucking cool piece. The jacket is very sleek, stylish and understated. It's like a silent assassin, it slowly kills the game.





I rooted for the small and it fits like an absolute dream, the arms and shoulders of the jacket particularly feel like it's been tailored to me. The small collar line is also very cool, nothing fancy but does the job perfectly. The suede the jacket is made from is soft to the touch and smells amazing, I also love how jet black the suede looks, especially contrasting with those brushed YKK zippers.





The other small detail on the jacket that caught my eye is the triangular fastening on the bottom of the jacket that hides the start of the silver metal zipper and the pointed fastening found on the cuffs of the jacket, I love the shape of these fastenings and the attention to detail on the jacket.




Zipped up or down, the jacket looks insane and I just love the simplicity of it. As you can see the jacket looks sweet with a pair of classic black skinnies, but I bought another new piece into this look with a shirt I picked up from work. This Phix Clothing shirt looked awesome under the black suede jacket featuring the strong monotone zebra pattern.







I've never had quilting in any jacket of mine so this was quite a surprise for me, however, I actually think it brings something to the jacket. Firstly, a point of difference and secondly practicality as this jacket will keep you warm on colder days. The inside pockets are also quite handy with one on each side, one with a zip for money essentials and the other left open for more accessible items like your mobile.




I paired the jacket with complementing suede boots from @fromthefirst and my buckle belt which was given to me by the guys at @Savage__offficial. I think this outfit is very cool and one I'll be wearing a lot, when topped with my trusty black fedora I can't go wrong.



Check the jet black suede jacket online by clicking here. Plus click the link below to watch my YouTube video featuring a close up look and try on of my new jacket.



Photographs by CJ Carpenter

Cheers for reading,



A CLASSIC




A Biker Jacket has always been an item I hold close to my heart and if you're taking the time to read this particular post of mine, then it's probably a piece close to your's too.  I always get a lot of questions about my jackets, especially ones relating to this particular style. Because of this, I've tried answering all in this blog post and even more in depth across on this weeks YouTube.

The all black outfit with classic smooth, shiny leather biker is one of my favourite looks of all time, not to mention one of the coolest. Owning a classic styled black biker jacket is a key part to my wardrobe and style, it's probably the outfit you see me in most.






This signature look of mine (in my opinion) is the ultimate 'cool' outfit, it's effortless, timeless and if done well looks a million dollars. I've had this [The Kooples] biker for a few years now and every time I throw it on I feel that sense of rebellion and attitude that every great biker should give you. I've got a lot of jackets in my wardrobe, but after nabbing this one a few years back in the sale it went straight to being my number 1.





My standout outfit isn't complete without a trusty fedora hat, this is another accessory you'll probably not see me without. This hat has been with me for years and paired with this look gives me my own strong personal style. This hat has been everywhere with me over the past few years, and is what I've been recognised for - its even what I based my blog logo around!

It's a killer piece, I really wouldn't know what I'd do without it! It adds that little extra magic and personality to every outfit I wear it with, it's a conversation piece and a bad hair day cover-up! I actually found this hat over on eBay after years of searching for the perfect one. I've got a handful of beautiful hats in my collection, but this is the one I wear pretty much everyday. Hat brands to look out for include Akubra, Driza-Bone and Why Eye Hats.




Getting onto jewellery, another part of my look that I feel is as integral as wearing my hat! It's aways about accessorising your outfit and making it the most personal statement you can. If I didn't wear my jewellery, I'd feel naked without it! Jewellery is all about that story, telling someone a memory or remembering a person/place that close to your heart. Each piece is very personal to me, either I've bought myself or have been lucky to have been given by a family member or close friend, my collection has taken me over five years to create and I'm still not done. One thing to bear in mind is a personal jewellery collection isn't achieved over night!





All best pieces of jewellery tell a story and I feel like it's such a strong part of my day to day look. I wore a black crew neck tee to make the jewellery stand out even more than it usually does to show you how much of an impact it has in an outfit like this. A lot of my pieces are one off or vintage, they may of even been passed down to me from family. But, my favourite brand for necklaces, rings and the like is Tant D'avenir Paris which is owned by a friend of mine and all round legend - Quentin. If you like my jewellery I couldn't recommend his pieces enough!



The other accessory I chose to add to this look was a bandanna, this threaded through a loop of my jeans gives a classic rocker vibe. Bandanna's are such a versatile accessory which make them the perfect add on or styling item, this one I also picked up from The Kooples. It's monotone colour and short length makes it ideal to tie around your jeans in the way I have, or worn in the traditional style of around the neck.




Wearing a combination or all of these key pieces I've mentioned above in your own individual way, reflecting who you are as a person through your outfits is always the best way to go. After all, the best looks always tell people you come by in life everything about you, without having to say a word yourself.

If you want to find out more about my rings, biker jacket or accessories head across to my YouTube channel where this weeks video features all of the above plus my favourite three bikers on the market at the moment.

Click the link below to watch and don't forget to subscribe to my channel.


Cheers,