It’s from the 98-99 season and features the old crest. It’s also the same colour as the away shirt we wore last season when we got promoted so there’s a nice reminder of good times at QPR. I’m tempted to buy it online if it pops up in my size on eBay or Old Football Shirts. If you see it or have one you’re getting shot of in Medium let me know!
I’ve never really been a big fan of hats. I own one lumberjack style one for the winter (I don’t like getting cold ears!) and I had a flat peak hat I bought but never wore as it didn’t suit the shape of my head.
However, I can see myself wearing this Newsboy Hat. I think it’s called that as it does look like the hat you’d see a minor wearing whilst selling newspapers in an old black and white film. Despite this, it looks very suave and I could see myself wearing it and smoking a pipe over Movember later on in the year. I just hope it fits my head better than the above mentioned flat peak.
And before you say it, no I’m not turning into a hipster. Fixie Bikes are not my thing, I’ll stick to the underground and buses to get to work cheers!
I’ve always been one of those people who hates wires kicking about. Not only do they get tangled but they make an otherwise amazing looking entertainment and media hub look unorganized and less impressive than what it is.
At the moment I have my TV on a standard two tier shelf affair with Xbox, Blue Ray Player and Sky box on display. Sky boxes I particularly dislike as they are big, fat boxes of nothing that deserve to be hidden away.
Jhanke Luxor have hit the nail on the head for me here, although affording it could be the next issue (near on £2000 is a lot when you consider outgoings!). It looks like a fireplace, which I like, as well as being minimalist. The sides are open up cupboards too so I can hide the grey Sky box lump and maybe have a mini bar in the other side!
The CD rack would probably be too small for my collection, but I could retire the more embarrassing CDs so they’re out of plain view. Apparently the first two Spice Girls albums are not “classics” according to my friends laughing at them the other week.
I’d also like to see what lighting it has, so if anyone has one of these already please let me know where/what lights up! Thank you.
I’ve recently bought a new leather jacket as Spring is here. It’s still cold but not cold enough to warrant a thick jacket for the morning walk to work, so I got this to cover the middle ground before it’s T-shirt weather.
This may seem sad but I mainly bought this vintage tan leather blazer from UK Leather Jackets for the inside. I’m a sucker for pin stripes and it looks like someone has sewn a waistcoat into it. The light brown and darker brown complement each other perfectly and from closer inspection after it came in the post yesterday the stitching looks very professional and durable, so I’m hoping I can get a good few years out of it, although I’ll probably still end up buying another jacket next year!
One of my favourite things about jewellery and current trends is you don’t need to pay a lot to look stylish. Gone are the late 90s when the bigger your chain links the better you looked, and the bigger your chain links the more you paid. As retailers jumped on this and made cheaper “bling” (remember the Argos Clown Pendants anyone), the fashion got associated with chavs and the vintage look got more popular, silly bling has become a thing of the past.
This Fred Bennett Pendant is great as it’s subtle enough to add some flare without being overbearing or becoming a focal point of an outfit. Granted I probably could have bought something unbranded for a lot cheaper in a high street outlet like Primark, but you may have guessed from the fact I post a style blog I’m just a little bit vain (hey, I have no issue with admitting it!).
It’s also great because there’s less to break. If you snap a link on a chain you need to go to a jewellers and pay to get it fixed. It’ll be much easier and less costly to replace the chord on this piece.
From Find Jewellery.
When it comes to splashing out money on things, I burn a hole in my pocket for most items; clothes, gadgets, and so on. However one thing I usually scrimp on a little bit is toiletries. This is mainly for a few reasons. One is I spend too much on clothes as it is and although I make decent money I’m hardly loaded, and another is I seem to get bundled with so much deodorant and hair product gift packs from relatives at Christmas they last me all year!
For those reasons it came as a nice surprise to find some Hotel Costes No. 2 spray in my birthday hamper from my Dad this year. Hotel Costes is a brand I’ve been aware of for many years but I’ve never considered buying so it feels like I’ve just received a large free sampler!
It also came in a class gift box from Brummells Of London which now has a place on my bedside drawer. Thanks Dad! You’re the best!
No I’m not jumping on the Man City glory hunting band wagon, I’ll always be QPR through and through! It was just me thinking the other day when Man City had that rough patch and went down to what was Division two in the late 90s and Kappa were their kit supplier.
There’s a lot of great old Football shirts that still look great, but this!?
Neon bumble bees anyone? And why the blue on the collar and cuffs? Was it not bright enough already?!
Working for a multi-national and well-recognised bank can be a bit of a style killer at times. By all means the job title alone outweighs that when sparking up conversation out of the office with strangers, but feeling like you constantly have the branded logo cramping any natural flare can disrupt the confidence flow.
This is why I’m tempted to splash out £50 on this Union Jack card holder next payday. I have personal business cards covered in the company logo and a plastic holder for them, also adorning said logo blazed across the front. I may not be able to change my card design, but a smart sterling case will add an extra touch of class to my wardrobe arsenal. The engraved Union Jack keeps it subtle by only using a prominent outline and it’s a great way to show some national pride considering I can’t wear my England Rugby shirt to work!
I’ll admit I have a bit of a soft spot for Nyan Cat, one of last year’s biggest internet memes. In a way the little pop tart cat flying through space leaving a rainbow trail behind reminds me of the Crazy Frog before 8 different chart songs got released and it got annoying.
Until that inevitably happens, I’ll happily wear this shirt at least once a week. I wanted a shirt that people would know but also wasn’t too obvious. It was a toss up between this and the Bacon Stripes Epic Meal Time T-shirt but I choose Nyan Cat in the end as it’s a bit more colourful for a night out.
Plus everyone loves funny cats!
From Level Up Studios
I can’t really say I’m a big Moto GP buff, or that I understand how a watch can be an “official time piece” (wouldn’t they be paying more attention to the race than checking the time!?) but I like the Tissot T-Race watch. On that note, I also don’t understand why it would need to be water resistant at 100m for Moto GP either, unless Moto GP has recently changed to resemble a game of Mario Kart!? Then again, seeing as Tissot make a few diving watches there’s no harm in as-standard features across the range either.
What grabs me most about the T-Race is how much it stands out. It’s not a subtle watch that sits on your wrist casually unnoticed; the black stainless steel casing and white rimmed stopwatch and counter dials will see to that! And at just over £400 on the high street market it’s not a hefty price for a watch of such calibre.
From Find Watches