Something for the Weekend

Welcome to Something For The Weekend, i’m sure you’re all equally as glad as I am to see the back of that disgustingly long January.

In this week’s post I’ve chosen a couple of full-price pieces from the new season and a couple of sale items from last season which are somehow still hovering about!

Carharrt WIP Stetson Denim Jacket

Up first is this super understated denim jacket from one of our favourite brands. Carved out of 13.05oz denim, it’s as solid in its shape as it is durable.

Providing the optimum level of thickness, it can be layered with a thick hoodie or T-shirt, depending on what type of winter we get this year…

To discover the bit-size history of Carharrt and Carharrt WIP  check out ‘Something For The Weekend #6’.

 

Undercover x Clockwork Orange T-shirt

Due to the mild winter we’re experiencing so far it’s definitely a T-shirt under jacket kinda week. With an umbrella of course.

This T-shirt formed part of an unexpected but completely believable collection between Japanese street-lux brand Undercover and brit cult-classic film A Clockwork Orange. A film that even to this day is hard to top on the scale of disturbing. But an important film in the history of iconic screenplay’s nonetheless.

Undercover on the other hand doesn’t have such disturbing narratives. After being founded in 1993 by Bunka Fashion College graduate Jun Takahashi, the brand quickly translated into an international success becoming an early fixture in iconic Parisian store Collete. Following on from this Jun began to show at Paris Fashion Week in the early 2000’s with the support of fellow designer Rei Kawakubo.

Some of the more recent coveted bodies of work have come in the form of recent hype collaborations with Supreme x Public Enemy in 2018, on-going collab’s with Nike— and last seasons link-up with luxury heavy hitter Valentino for FW 19/20.

The link to the T-Shirt is in the image, I would 100% recommend having a browse at the last stage of Mr Porters SALE. Some of the discounts are insane!

Nike Air Force 1 Premium ‘Bark’

An instant yes from me as soon as I saw these on the sneaker forums earlier on this month. These AF1 premiums rarely get more premium than this. The blend of earthy leather’s and suede’s is what makes sneaker mouths like mine water.

It’s Incredible to think that the shoe which originally released in 1982 was discontinued only two years later. To be re-released two years after that.

The amount of iconic iterations since have surely put it near the number #1 spot, if not at the top for greatest sneaker of all time.

 

Stone Island Pistachio Ripstop pants

A bit of a curveball these pants, but the colour and material up close is trademark Stone Island. And it matches albeit rather contrastingly with the jacket and T.

Checkout the history of Stone-Island in our ‘Something For The Weekend #12”

Be sure to let us know what your favourite item is in the comments.

Until next time.

5 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR GOOD HABITS WELL INTO 2020

The start of a new year often means change for people with New Year’s Resolutions and the lot. But as the weather becomes bleaker, our goals seem more and more impossible, and we lose motivation, it’s easy to slip back into old habits and totally give up. You may have had great intentions, but it all goes to waste if you only stick to your goals for 31 days.

But before you slip straight back into your old ways, try these tips to stay motivated all throughout the year and keeping loving and caring for yourself in the way you should!

Move with Us retreats offer unforgettable experiences for both your mind and your body; transforming perspectives and giving incredible adventures in beautiful surroundings. Here, they share 5 ways to keep your good habits well into 2020.

1. Write down your original reasons – this will keep you constantly reminded of how you felt in that moment and why you decided to make the changes in the first place.

2. Record and track your progress – take photos and see how far you’ve already come. Changes can be hard to identify and can even be missed when they are consistent. We tend to convince ourselves it’s of no benefit or it simply is not working, but there’s often physical proof.

3. Set achievable and attainable goals – S.M.A.R.T goals are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-based. Don’t put too much pressure on yourselves. Start small and work your way up to something bigger – this will keep you motivated and regularly jumping over smaller hurdles.

4. Reset your mindset – being on this journey is more about having the right mindset before anything. It’s a marathon, not a sprint and this is not a quick fix it is a lifestyle change. If you have the right mindset you will achieve your goals.

5. Book yourself on a retreat – a wellness-focused holiday is a great way to get you excited about your lifestyle changes and give you a reward for all your efforts. Give yourself a goal to work towards and see if you can keep it up until you go on your trip.

You have to experience the bad to appreciate the good – Triumph & Disaster

 ‘If you can meet with Triumph & Disaster and treat those two imposters just the same. Now not only is this a line from Rudyard Kipling’s seminal poem ‘IF’ but was also the inspiration for the excellent grooming range Triumph & Disaster. A framed example of the Poem was given to a 13 year old Dion Nash, (below) founder of the brand, by his Father, in the midst of those terrible teen years,you know, the slamming of doors, the stomping upstairs, the”I Hate you” moments, but the words and gesture always stuck with Nash.

Throughout his time as an international cricketer, having represented New Zealand for a nearly a decade. Dion’s passion for skincare dates back to his long days spent enduring sun, wind and sweat whilst toiling away at professional sport. This industrial exposure to the effects that environment has on skin formed Dion’s initial skincare regimen and later the basis for Triumph and Disaster’s ethos around how to look after and protect our bodies most valuable asset – our skin. Since founding Triumph & Disaster in April 2011, Dion has worked to the brand’s philosophy of, to use the best of science combined with the best of nature to produce naturally derived but scientifically engineered products that work.

Nash continues to evolve and develop The brand’s internal ideology to ensure what we put on our skin and how we protect it from the environment, utilises the latest green science with proven, effective, natural ingredients to deliver performance.

Hero products and personal favourites within the range include the great Gameface Moisturiser, a tool to protect you against the elements. Specifically engineered to be light on the skin and easily absorbed, Gameface is a unique formulation of Jojoba extract, Horopito oil, Ponga fern (Cumingii) and Vitamin E, combined with a subtle infusion of essential oils to deliver a fragrance they call ‘smoke and wood’. The result is a nutrient rich, hydrating cream that will leave skin feeling toned, supple and fresh.

Another great is the Old-Fashioned Shave Cream reminding us that shaving is a skill passed down from generation to generation and as such, a thing of true value, like a good piece of advice. It’s part ritual, part preparation, all ‘you’ time. Triumph & Disaster’s shave cream delivers a great shave without the any of the nasties we now frown upon. Unique aromas of old school medicinal notes, bright, fresh citrus tones and a hint of Turkish barbershop at the back end, evoke a sense of tradition and nostalgia befitting a gentleman’s morning ritual.

Plus, great for gifting, is such gift set as “ON THE ROAD”. Created in the spirit of a seasoned traveller – lightweight, compact and ready to go. This ‘ON THE ROAD’ offering from the brand will ensure you are clean faced, clean shaven and well prepared for the path ahead, whatever it may hold.

How often should you REALLY wash your clothes?

New research by Bosch reveals the nation’s attitudes towards repeat wear wardrobes

With laundry ranking typically low on most people’s list of favourite household chores, new data from Boschsheds a fresh light on the public’s attitude towards dodging the wash basket. Interestingly, men are more likely than women to feel self-conscious, dirty or embarrassed about wearing a top without washing.

Men admitted to wearing underwear two times before throwing them in the wash. Whilst this level of hygiene may be questioned by some, women aren’t totally in the clear either wearing their bras an average of eight times, despite men thinking they’re washed after two!

58% of Brits said that they have no problem with other people re-wearing items multiple days in a row, despite a quarter feeling dirty themselves.

However, one in ten women confessed to being worried about a peer’s welfare if spotted re-wearing items too frequently. Men exercised a bit more leniency, with just one in twenty owning up to the same thought.

With so many hang-ups, Bosch has also set out to get to the bottom of what drives us to feel this way. Almost one quarter of people revealed they feel pressure from society to look presentable and 16% believe a second wear could leave a bad impression.

There’s no easy way to spin it, these pressures are causing us to wash clothes more frequently than is necessary, resulting in potentially avoidable environmental impact.

As the climate crisis escalates, most people are starting to think about how they can weave sustainability into their everyday activities. With this in mind, 27% of Brits often consider the environment when doing their laundry, though 18% still admit to putting a wash on, even if the machine isn’t full.

The Rise of the Manzilian – The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal for Men

Laser hair removal has long been a beauty treatment linked with women, but with more and more men booking appointments to get their own ‘Manzilian’ – could this treatment be set to take over the male grooming industry? Similar to Brazilian laser hair removal for women, the Manzilian effectively and permanently removes hair around the pubic region, It doesn’t matter if your reasoning is aesthetic or for personal hygiene, laser hair removal procedures are far more lasting in comparison to shaving, waxing or trimming so it simply is the best option if you want effective results.

Here, the experts at London Premier Laser Clinics reveal the 7 main benefits of laser hair removal for men.

1. No more shaving rash or ingrown hairs

Say goodbye to those ugly ingrown hairs, or the razor rash which leaves you looking and feeling sore.

2. Added Confidence

  Just 6-8 sessions of laser provides long-term, hair free results. At most

people tend to have an annual 30 minute top-up session to keep those hairs away.

Being overly hairy can make some guys feel a little self-conscious, especially around women. Having the freedom to wear whatever you want can boost your confidence in a

major way, giving way to more opportunities and a better quality of life.

3. Take better care of your skin

Being able to see your skin more might just motivate you to look after it that little bit skin better, you may notice skin problems you’d never even seen before, and you will have a better understanding of your body, how it looks and feels. Adopting a skincare routine will also slow down the ageing process, so once all the hair is out the way it makes maintenance much easier.

4. No more time consuming maintenance

It’s no secret that shaving and waxing are pretty mundane tasks and super time consuming, with laser you don’t even have to think about the last time you shaved, or worry you may have stubble – just enjoy that smooth skin.

5. Less painful

Most people know that waxing can be pretty painful, the hot wax ripped at speed away from our sensitive skin areas isn’t the most comfortable experience. While laser hair may be uncomfortable for some (people describe this as having an elastic band pinged against the skin) it is over much quicker, in most areas people describe the hair removal process with lasers as pain-free

6. Be holiday ready 24/7

You never know when spontaneous adventures, pool parties and nights out will strike so always be at the top of your game and ready for anything

7. Its kinder to your skin
Laser is also super kind to your skin. The laser works by targeting the melanin, or pigment in the hair follicle, the light energy pulses safely destroy the hair follicle at the root, without damaging the surrounding tissue or skin.