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Fashion is often known to go full circle, with trends that were in a few decades ago suddenly reappearing. Yet, there are other fashions that have never before surfaced, and men wearing bracelets is a classic example of a new fashion. Of course, the goal of any jewellery item is to complement the outfit, and there are certain situations when wearing a bracelet should be avoided, such as wearing a business suit, which sees your sleeve and jacket cuffs fighting for position. Once you have put on your dress watch, there is no space at all for a bracelet.

Great with Casual Wear

Wearing unusual silver jewellery with a casual outfit is ideal, and a chunky chain bracelet is perfect for that country look, especially on large guys. Try to avoid chunky bracelets that are tight fitting, as the lack of movement looks slight weird.The same goes for bracelets that are loosely fitting.

Broad Metal Bands

Anything that is dainty or petite, doesn’t really suit the male image, but a copper or silver wide band bracelet is ideal summer wear, going well with short sleeved shirts. Avoid anything that is too flashy. A single bracelet is far more effective than stacking fine bracelets, which is exclusively for the girls.

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Rope or Cord Bracelets

These can be worn with casual outfits, and chunky is by far the best style when looking at rope or cord bracelets, and with a choice of a shiny or matt finish, you can choose something that contrasts well with your outfit. Obviously, rope bracelets are a big no-no in a business environment, where one could wear a shiny silver band bracelet and get away with it. There are many different designs to choose from, as well as colours, and a slightly worn bracelet looks better than a new one if you are going for a casual look.

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Rubber Cause Bands

Wearing a “save the whale” bracelet is fine in a casual setting, and several colours stacked on one wrist can add a nice splash of rich colour, while also showing how passionate you are about environmental issues. There is also an article online that looks at how men can best integrate bracelets into their wardrobe, which is well worth a read.

Rock and Roll Bracelets

Chunky leather bracelets with studs and skull & crossbones are fine if you are into the heavy metal scene, and they go very nicely with a thick leather belt. Your look should be very much focused on heavy metal, with a rugged hairstyle and heavy denim clothing that looks proportionate to your size.

Online Solutions

If you are looking for that very special men’s bracelet, check out an online jeweller who would stock a range of men’s bracelets, allowing you to browse in the comfort of your own home. Whether you are looking for a smart dress bracelet to accessorise your formal wear, or something stylish for the casual look, an online jeweller has you covered. The prices are generally lower than a traditional high street jeweller too.

Like any form of jewellery, the most important thing is that you feel good while wearing it, and as long as it isn’t too loud, a bracelet will enhance any look, with the exception of the smart, business attire.

Sarah x

I wanted to share with you a new mens underwear brand I came across called BASK. They have a wide variety of colours available in either boxers or briefs and also sell t shirts. They are quite reasonably priced, are well made and good quality.

My husband tried out a pair of their white boxers with a black waistband and loved how comfortable they were.

Product details

  • 95% cotton 5% elastane
  • Medium rise waist
  • Signature BASK elasticated band in contrasting colours
  • Label free for comfort

Sizing

Bask Sizing

As they are mainly cotton they are very soft and I love the logo on the waistband at the front. My husband prefers wearing boxers than briefs and is usually a 32/34 waist and a L. The L in these was true to size and fitted really well. They were easy to wash and still looked brand new after a few washes.

I will probably get him them in a different colour too 🙂

Sarah x

I always struggle with buying gifts for men, I am not sure why. I thought this year I would share with you some ideas I came up with for Father’s Day. I buy for my dad, my father in law, my step dad, my grandad and sometimes my husband from our pets so have quite a few presents to buy! These are also ideas for any upcoming birthdays or anything and also for females 🙂

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If you are looking for something for someone tech savvy then this is ideal. You can purchase from Amazon/Argos and various other shops and it comes in a variety of colours.

GioTeck TX-40 headset

£34.99

This headset is ideal for gaming or music. It is compatible with Xbox, Xbox one, PS4 and mobile.

Speaker diameter: 40mm

· Mic diameter: 4mm

· Impedance: 32

· Sensitivity: 97.71dB, R 100.26dB

· Frequency rang:20HZ~20KHZ

· Rated Input Power: 20mW

· Maximum Input Power: 30mW

· Plug Type: 3.5mm

· Cable length:1.2m

· Works with Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4, mobile & more – multi-format 3.5mm jack

· Slick styling – ice white with chili red finish

· Ultra-clear chat with minimal feedback – talk is pin sharp and crystal clear

· Powerful audio, via high impact 40mm drivers – incredible immersive sound

· Robust, lightweight – solid, uncompromising build quality

· Ultra-soft Alacantra® cushioning – because comfort is everything

· Inline mic, mute and volume – for instant fingertip control

The sound is great quality and the headset is very comfortable to wear and can adapt to different head sizes. I find this type of headphone more comfortable than in ear ones. The headset feels very durable and I am impressed with the price!

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Norma & Dorothy personalised beer glass

£21

This company has a great range of gifts you can personalize. With this glass you can pick the location by using a postcode and also pick the text underneath. This is such a unique gift and is really something special.

I think the map idea is genius as I have never seen anything like this before. The beer glass will hold a full pint 🙂

It is great how you can pick the location, it could be where you live, a special place within your family or somewhere your dad loves, maybe the local pub?!

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Amphora Aromatics have such a fab range of toiletries suitable for men and women of any age. I picked a few bits I thought would be suitable. They are all from the same range so if you wanted to get a few different bits, they all go together 🙂

Amphora Aromatics

Cedarwood & Peppermint range

£5.95 each

Shower and bath gel

Deep cleansing shampoo

Deep cleansing conditioner

I love this scent as I love cedarwood and anything minty. It is always nice to receive luxurious toiletries you wouldn’t usually buy yourself. The bottles are a good size and I love the style of the bottles and how they all go together.

The shower gel is great to refresh your body and we all know a lot of men use shower gel to wash their hair if they have short hair and can’t be bothered with specific hair products so if you know someone like that then this hair range is ideal.

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Love Laya greetings cards

£3.75 each

This company has a wide range of quirky, alternative cards and I think they are brilliant! Having a look through their website really did make me giggle. These are great if your family has a good sense of humor!

The card come wrapped in a cello bag and they have a bright blue envelope with them. They also have a funny message on the back too!

If you fancy a different card to the usual ones in the card shops then check these out. Their birthday card range is brilliant too.

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I recently tried out a hair treatment from Live in the light and wanted to share a couple of gift ideas too.

Green car cleaner

£14.50

Some men love their cars, if he is car mad then why not treat him to this green car cleaner. It is a safe, non-toxic, non-stinky, baby safe, car interior cleaner. Green car cleaner is so natural it’s certified to USDA organic food standards by VOF.

It is an easy to use spray and wipe formula and can be used to clean all auto interior surfaces.

Solid cologne

£16.50

Three scent options:

RIO DE JANEIRO – a exotic blend containing Brazilian oils that boast of sweet almond and warm spicy earth notes, along with a hint of mango.

SALZBURG – a real smooth and balanced blend of frankincense and bergamot with fresh earthiness and a faint top note of peach.

DEAD HORSE CREEK – The Dead Horse Creek runs through the small city of Morden, in Manitoba, Canada. This is where VONBROS originates, and as an homage to our hometown, a new scent was birthed – one that has well-balanced notes of leather, sawdust, and hints of a spruce forest.

These solid colognes are a great alternative to spray aftershaves and are easy to use, you just take a small amount and rub it onto your skin (wrists, neck etc) and it isn’t over powering.

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ICC Cricket World Cup England & Wales 2019 Book

£14.99

If he is a cricket fan then this is the ideal gift. It contains everything fans need to follow and enjoy the summer 2019 tournament, comprising descriptions of the cities and grounds which will host games, full guides to the 10 teams in England, their star players, the qualification competition, a history of the 11 previous tournaments, full facts and stats and a fill-in guide for every match to create a personal memento.

Available to purchase at www.carltonbooks.co.uk and most bookstores.

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Wireless colour changing speaker

£19.99

The smart looking speaker has a touch control so it can show six different colours. It is the BT version 2.1 + EDR and it supports Bluetooth, a TF card and audio output. There is also a built in 1200mAh lithium battery.

It comes with a micro-USB cable that can be used with a USB plug to charge and to operate
Battery is re-chargeable and the expected playback time on a full charge of 3-4 hours.

I love how you can change the colours of it and it looks so cool at night when lit up in a dark room!

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Personalized sweet jar

£16.99

This is such a great idea if he has a sweet tooth as the jar is filled to the brim with retro sweets like love hearts, foam shrimp, cola cubes and refresher chews. You get so many different sweets and you can pick any name on the front. Prezzybox always have a great range of sweets/chocolates for any occasion.

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Baileys pouches

Chocolate mini delights: Original Irish cream

Chocolate mini delights: Salted caramel

£2 each

Available in selected Asda, Morrisons and Co-op stores.

These are ideal for any Baileys/chocolate fans and the salted caramel ones are so good! They come in resealable pouches and are ideal to give as a gift. Hopefully if you get these for someone they will share them with you 🙂

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Kettlebell

4KG

£12.95

If he is into fitness then why not treat him to some gym equipment or a kettlebell.

Available in a range of weights from 4kg to 32kg
Powder coated matt black finish with orange styling
Comfortable easy grip handle – feels great in the hand
Flat non wobble base prevents rolling
Mirafit logo and kg indicator on front
Additional kg and lb markings on rear for easy identification

They are easy to hold and use and really help to strengthen your arms and upper body. Makes a change from using standard hand held weights and I like the simple design.

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I hope you found this useful and got some ideas 🙂

Sarah x

I love trying hair care products but there are a lot I don’t try as they are aimed for shorter hair/different styles to what I have so my husband has been trying the new Structure by Joico range and is sharing his thoughts:

GLUE “for a fierce style that lasts” – better suited to shorter hair, sold and robust hold and easy to apply.

SHAPER “subtle, natural looking textured style that holds yet remains flexible” – soft texture, easy to use and you can reshape through the day without leaving residue.

BEACH “tousled salty beachy waves” – the opposite to the glue, better suited for longer hair that wants the wavy beach look. It is quite light and leaves the hair soft and manageable.

STYLEMAKER “soft, shapeable touchable hold and a style natural shine” – easy to apply as it sprays on and you can reshape it. It leaves your hair flexible and durable.

PASTE “just out of bed, lived in firm style, matte finish” – firm long lasting hold and leaving the hair in position for over 12 hours.

My favourite one to use was the shaper and I will definitely buy another one when I finish it.

Nick

Did you know, the average man buys 5.6 pairs of socks a year? With Sock Club you can receive 6 pairs of high quality British made socks straight to your door!

You can pick from two options:

  • Bi-monthly pay as you go for £9 (25% saving on in store price)
  • Annual for £49 and you may even get a free gift! (30% saving on in store price)

The socks are British made using ring spun cotton making them super soft to touch. You also have the option of selecting what size you want: 6-11 or 11-15. My husband wears a size 10 and I am usually a 5 so I can get away with stealing his socks if he has the 6-11 option!!

The socks arrive in a protective packaging and it is exciting opening them not knowing the design before hand. They are so soft and really great quality. They are so comfortable to wear. My husband loves them and I love stealing them to wear too 🙂

If this isn’t your sort of thing but you want to have a look at their range and buy a one off pair then check them out here.

Sarah x