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Men's Fashion Blog

February 2022

Fashion, you’ll be relieved to hear, is inching ever closer to normality. There were more IRL (in real life) catwalk shows during last year’s Spring/Summer 2022 menswear run than in the previous two seasons put together. That means gentlemen, it’s high time to get your (possibly dusty?) wardrobe properly cleared/cleaned out now that spring 2022 is finally in the air!

Chances are if you’re reading this you live in Scotland, so you’ll know that most of the time the temperature in this country is teetering on the brink of being too warm for a heavy coat and too cold for just a T-shirt. (It’s the price we pay for living on an island governed by the whims of the Gulf Stream, people). Fortunately, @josiesmithmedia has included in this @forgeshopping #menswearblog plenty of pieces that can be layered and deemed ‘transitional’.

It’s also worth considering style-wise that it’s no secret that the way in which we dress for work has irrevocably shifted. When once it was all about a grey sharkskin two-piece worn with a shirt five days a week, now even the most sartorially autocratic workplaces are beginning to loosen their ties somewhat. For SS22 traditional tailored garments have taken something of a backseat – #athleisure and more casual looks are more acceptable than ever. (Just look at what Steven Bartlett, the newest Dragon on the hit BBC One show Dragons’ Den, is wearing on the show!) Happy shopping, and remember, ‘Clothes Maketh The Man’

PRIMARK Black Tie Dye Overhead Hoodie @ £18.00

Give your essential layers an upgrade with this cool men’s hoodie from Primark. Coming in a black and white tie-dye colourway, this regular-fit hoodie is cut from a soft, thick fabric for supreme comfort. With a classic hoodie design, it features long sleeves and a hood with an adjustable drawcord for custom coverage. It has a kangaroo pocket up front to store any essentials and is finished with a cool logo across the chest. (Machine washable. Product code: 210149717)

RIVER ISLAND Brown Borg Lined Suedette Western Jacket @ £80.00

This stylish faux suede jacket features a borg collar and lining, a zip front fastening, and patch pockets. Model wears a UK M and is 185.5cm/6’1” tall. (100% Polyester. Dry clean only. Product no: 390644)

JD SPORTS The North Face Logo Joggers @ £65.00

Elevate your off-duty style with these men’s Logo Joggers from The North Face. In a blue colourway, these relaxed-fit sweats are built from a soft cotton blend for lightweight yet durable comfort. They feature an elasticated drawcord waistband for a customised fit, while cuffed ankles offer a snug feel and side pockets allow room for your essentials. These street-ready pants are finished off with signature TNF branding to the left thigh and right calf. (Machine washable. Model is 6’0″ and wears a size medium. Product Code: 16453186/504037)

M1 Clothing Adidas Samba Super Trainers @ £70.00

These Adidas Samba trainers are inspired by the football boot version and are suitable for everyday wear. They feature the popular 3 stripes to both sides of the foot with the Adidas branding to the tongue and heel, while the Samba writing sits on the outer foot and the thick textured extended sole adds character to the toe area.

George @ Asda Grey Striped Short Sleeve Shirt @ £12.50

This shirt would make a great addition to a summer/holiday wardrobe. It features a collared neckline, short sleeve, and striped design with button through front fastening. (Fabric composition: 100% Cotton, made via The Better Cotton Initiative – this is better for the people who produce it and better for the environment it grows in.)

Rob The Jeweller Rolex Wimbledon 41mm @ POA

Rolex is proud to be the Official Timekeeper of Wimbledon – making Rolex and Wimbledon are the perfect match! This is a beautiful, prestigious, high-precision timepiece.

PEACOCKS ​Men’s Grey Splatter Padded Jacket with Hood WAS £35.00 NOW £16.00

This men’s padded jacket will make a stylish addition to your outerwear collection. With long sleeves, a zip front, and pockets, it’s perfect for adding a warm layer to your outfit. (Product code: 4900736-F02. 100% Polyester. Machine Washable.)

Shoe Zone Hush Puppies Owen Men’s Grey Espadrille Shoe @ £49.99 (RRP £70.00)

These Hush Puppies are an easy, everyday slip-on. Crafted with a high-quality suede upper and a double elastic gusset, this lightweight shoe is perfect for the summer, with its subtle padded collar and its recycled cork footbed. (Style Code:520367)