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52 WAYS TO FOLD YOUR POCKET SQUARE BY TRENDHIM

FOR THOSE WHO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO DETAIL

What good is a statement pocket square if it doesn’t make a statement? Get ready to fold?

How To Fold A Pocket Square

NEED A SARTORIAL STYLE FIX?

Here’s 52 Ways to Fold Your Pocket Square’ by Trendhim the Danish online Menswear Retailer debuts their brand-new style bible for the latest release of their book. 

“Here’s a trick to making the most popular items in your wardrobe look fresh, even when they are the same ones from last year – Accessories.”

Get to grips with Top Tips and Rules for Folding the Pocket Square so feel free to improvise with your own fold.

Are you looking to upgrade your sartorial ‘know how’ make this book your Ultimate Menswear Guide that every debonair man about town needs to refine his style with quintessential flair.

If you’re outfit is a statement…think of pocket squares as punctuation. The right one takes you from ‘I look good? to I feel great. It’s all about the details.”

How to Fold a Pocket Square

Let’s forget all the tricky stuff!! Here are my quick and easy pocket square folds on the go to get you through all occasions from date night, sporting season to formal attire wear.

How To Fold A Pocket Square

If you’re looking for a few good starter folds to get acquainted with I suggest The Presidential or The Classic One Point.”

How to Fold A Pocket Sqaure

ARE YOU READY  TO FOLD

Really up for the challenge? Try folding The Rose or 4 Angled Peaks for that polished debonair man about town look. Or if you’re looking to go a bit more casual but still want to fold the pocket square in seconds, there’s the puff. 

So When Did We Start Folding Pocket Sqaures

A bit of history of Fashion 101 for you and facts: The Trend of Folding and tucking in a gorgeous piece of fabric the Pocket Square we know today! into one’s jacket took off in the 1920s and fell out of style in the 1960s. Interestingly enough a resurgence in pocket square popularity made a comeback in the 90s when Actors on highly rated TV SHOWS started sporting the look again.

Want More Styling Tips? 

You can check out the book in detail and definitely one you should keep on your coffee table if you happen to fancy looking up style inspiration. I highly recommend this book by Trendhim for all Menswear Style Aficionados out there looking for some new Sartorial inspiration on Saville Row to suit up and look sharp.

How to Fold a Pocket Square
The latest book release by Trendhim

Just remember even the smallest detail can make you stand out. A statement-making piece that doesn’t need to scream for attention – it’s style is enough to start a conversation. Dress your pocket square up or down its your story to tell. First impressions count, make yours matter.

Everybody’s got a story. TRENDHIM are here to help tell yours. Follow them for Men’s style, latest products and all the stuff in between. Discover a lovely range of Jewellery and Accessories to suit Men designed in Denmark which you can SHOP just here > trnd.hm/shopIG

Editorial Disclaimer: PR Product Gifted. This product is a press sample kindly gifted by the Brand and I am under no obligation to post about a brand whether or not I choose to do so. How I choose to work with brands on any collaboration whatsoever is always down to personal choice and preference if I feel it’s a good fit for my content and audience so I can always give my honest feedback.

WEARING THE HERITAGE TREND THIS FALL / WINTER | FASCINATION WITH MY BLACK WATCH TARTAN COAT

LOVE THE 90’S - HERE’S WHY PLAID BECAME MY ALL TIME CLASSIC FAVOURITE TO PAIR WITH CASUAL SEPARATES

Get acquainted with this falls Classic Coat Trend

Hey! guys so here’s what’s new lately on my thoughts for Men’s Winter Coat Trends this Fall. Just recently, I recall  seeing  Vogue doing an Interview with Actress Alicia Silverstone who gives insight to her iconic yellow plaid outfit in the Cult teen Movie Clueless explaining how it holds a significance in popular culture and the plaid trend that dominate the catwalk ‘keeps coming back in style”. Believe it or not the orginal twin set plaid outfit worn by Alicia in the movie was Dolce & Gabanna chosen by Costume Designer Mona May and Film Director Amy Heckerling.

To this day, the fascination with plaid has stuck with me ever since and so it will always hold a special place in my heart forever as it’s such an iconic piece in popular culture that even Versace dedicated a whole collection to pay homage to plaid.

Black Watch Tartan

For those of you wondering what is ‘Blackwatch Tartan’, and where does it originate from? Infact you’d be astonished to find out that it is associated with the British Infantry Regiment that has roots dating back to 1715 born after the first Jacobite Rebellion.

Interestingly enough The Blackwatch is now part of the Royal Regiment of Scotland founded in July 1881 by Royal Colonel: HRH The Duke of Rothesay is quite special don’t you think? It’s interesting what you can actually find out about the origins of clothing throughout history and society.

“Black Watch Tartan A Cult Classic Heritage Trend” 

I first realised seeing this style of coat worn during the House of Holland Show by former Fashion Editor of Teen Vogue Phillipe Picardi but managed to find an alternative close enough to the trend at ZARA MAN which is my number 1 go to for trend pieces and find similar styles from the runway from season to season here.

You can’t go wrong with Zara when it comes to trend pieces just because they are so on point and the quality you find here is great which you can guarantee that’s reflected in the brands premium price point.

Black Watch Tartan
Teen Vogue Editor Philippe Picardi spotted arriving at The House of Holland Show London Fashion Week

Blackwatch originates from the Royal Regiment of Scotland founded in July 1881 by Royal Colonel: HRH The Duke of Rothesay

This is what I love about the high street because you can emulate designer looks and I do love to mix less expensive trend pieces with designer pieces at times to create individual looks of my own. Personal style and taste is always something that has stuck with me rather than lavishly following trends and let’s face it who even has the money to splash on new clothes all the time right.


Make a Statement this Winter with  The Classic Military inspired Menswear Coat


Sometimes even my most favourite statement pieces have been found in the SALE and desire to wear them out as much as I can is limited even during a lockdown because we all have our favourites.

Black Watch Tartan

Sometimes even my most favourite statement pieces have been found in the SALE and desire to wear them out as much as I can is limited even during a lockdown because we all have our favourites. So if you’re looking for the statement winter coat now’s the time to start looking around whatever takes your fancy to see you through the fall winter season. Before you know it’s Christmas so wrap up warm and snug in these various styles I’ve recommended. So, just out of interest, do you also have a fascination like myself for Black watch tartan or do you prefer an alternative style would love hear your feedback on this.

Find out more about Menswear Collections inspired by The Black watch Tartan Heritage Trend here’s an article about it

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SOUTHERN ALGARVE PORTUGAL STYLE DIARY | MEN’S RESORT WEAR GUIDE

WHAT I WORE ON VACATION FROM THE BEACH TO THE BAR

STYLE! postcards from the Southern Algarve of Portugal

View all my favourite summer looks from the Beach off the Portuguese coast of Portimao.

This summer vacation my style focus has been statement Accessories and Sunglasses to flaunt from the Beach to the Bar, just scroll down for my must have Summer Menswear Resort Looks

Men's Resort Wear Guide

Men's Resort Wear Guide

Men's Resort Wear Guide

Mens Resort Wear Guide

 Men's Resort Wear Guide

Men's Resort Wear Guide

Men's Resort Wear Guide

Men's Resort Wear Guide

Have a fantastic rest of the Summer! How will you spend it? on Sunnier shores I hope poolside wanderlust goals – one can dream Zzzzzz

Until next time, ciao x

WHY INVEST IN A LEATHER JACKET THIS SPRING | 1# VERSATILE CLASSIC’S NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE

MY STYLE TIPS HOW TO WEAR LEATHER JACKETS WITH TIMELESS STAPLE PIECES IN YOUR CLOSET

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How to wear a Leather Jacket
Photography Jenny Pickets

How to wear a Leather Jacket

Disclaimer: #AD Many thanks to Son of Tailor Copenhagen for gifting me with a complimentary t-shirt from their new collection. As always all opinions will be my own based on personal style and taste as I only choose to promote brands I love to wear so I can give you honest feedback. Thank you for supporting ‘The Joey Journal’

FLORENCE & PRATO STYLE DIARY – WHAT I PACKED FOR A TWO DAY CITY BREAK with ART HOTEL MUSEO

WHAT I WORE: STREET STYLE FIRENZE 'PITTI IMMAGINE UOMO 97'

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Credits: Tailored Double Breasted Pea coat Made with Italian Fabric; Abecrombie & Fitch, White cotton Long Sleeve Tee; Boohoo Man, Skinny Jeans; Forever 21 Men, Derby shoes; H&M MAN, Sunglasses from a Selection at PRADA Milano

During the first day of our press trip my outfit for day one consisted being dressed in all monochrome which is usually my signature style day to day. In true Florentine style in homage to Pitti Uomo 97 I opted for a statement tailored winter coat made from the finest Italian fabric.

I felt I blended right in doing street style pictures to capture the moment being in Firenze. I needed to feel super comfy but still smart casual as most of the day was being spent on planes, buses, trains and taxis. But, just imagine lugging round a suitcase and my weekend bag between destinations.  Honestly Italy is so full of culture, history and the local people are so warm and welcoming here for which I am so grateful.

Outfit dilema’s – I realised when I got there for the first time in my life I had under packed even though it was a short trip. Who’d have thought my blogger peers who are reading this will laugh at this. I’m known for bringing ten times the amount I need. I didn’t have a proper outfits planned for my daytime wears so I put this together last minute. I wanted something smart casual and slightly formal for evening dinner with of course a hint of classic oxford button down shirt from Polo Ralph Lauren paired with a All Saint’s Crew Neck Sweater.

All Photo Credits: Jenny Pickets Styling

I hadn’t packed enough clothes, so off Jen and I go on a little fashionista shopping trip to Gigli Shopping Mall down the road from our Hotel in a 10 minute taxi journey. I wore my comfy shoes again because I knew we would be walking around a lot! I opted for a faux suede Derby, Gibson bucks shoe by H & M which is a classic favourite.

From Pisa to Prato – here I’m wearing brands from the high street to designer which I also paired some skinny jeans and shoes with the outfit too. The first two photos are taken in Firenze Florence.

Art Hotel Museo in Prato – Such a beautiful place and I can’t thank them enough for putting us up here a couple of nights for the first part of our trip to experience local food, culture, wine and cuisine in Tuscany was a very unforgettable stay we loved it here very much.

Entrance to ART HOTEL MUSEO in Prato Italy – Street Style Italia Pitti Immagine Uomo 97

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Editorial Disclosure: #AD A huge special thanks to Art Hotel Museo Italy for kindly sponsoring our stay and for the amazing hospitality in Prato – this was a paid partnership collaboration with the hotel brand. Also I would like to Thank ryanair.com for sponsoring my return flights itinerary between Pisa, Milan and London during Camera Moda Milano Men’s Fashion Week and to both companies for making this trip possible.  All Opinions Expressed will be my own and prices quoted in this article will be subject to change by the companies mentioned e.g. ryanair.com and Art Hotel Museo.

BARCELONA STYLE DIARY | WHAT I PACKED FOR A SUMMER CITY BREAK

BEACH LIFE...

‘Ola’ Espania the things I love most, the weather and vermouth fueled lunch’s, the late dinners, the Spanish Tomato Bread and Catalonia way of life! I haven’t been to Spain since last July and I was so excited to explore the city, culture and nightlife scene!

DAY 1

Siesta Summer of Love, Sun & Sangria

Wearing my favourite Topman swimsuit and a few of my favourite summer accessories:

such as my favourite shorts from Uniqlo

Scroll along into the Siesta mood & Summer Style gazing.

Men's Resort Wear

Men's Resort Wear Ideas

My favourite Men’s Watch – I have been wearing it both on the Beach and at Sporting Events this Summer

at Henley Royal Regatta and on the beach. Here are some Mid-range & high street pieces:

Men's Resort Wear Ideas

Men's Resort Wear Ideas

Men's Resort Wear Ideas

Floral Printed Swimshorts: Topman / Nato Strap Army Field Men’s Watch: Henley Boutique / Oversized Acetate Frame Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs

DAY 2

2nd day in Barcelona started with -29 degrees C

My outfit was all about smart casual, comfortable soft shirting and statement pants.

Please, take a moment and admire the scenery: “Siesta Dream” – let’s all imagine this is the ideal summer situation

The day ended with a sumptuous dinner and cocktails at W Hotel Eclipse Bar

Men's Resort Wear Ideas

Men's Resort Wear Ideas

Oxford buttoned down Shirt & Pants by Polo Ralph Lauren

DAY 3

Next day my Style Influencer buddy for the day Nadeshda coordinated for a Resort Vacation Look

Today I wore a full High Street Look with my signature favourite Prada Sunglasses

Men's Resort Wear Ideas

Men's Resort Wear Ideas

Men's Resort Wear Ideas

Men's Resort Wear Ideas

Faded printed T-shirt: River Island / Tailored fit Seersucker Shorts: Uniqlo / Rectangular Acetate Frame Sunglasses: Prada Eyewear

Hope you enjoyed my Barcelona Vacation Style Lookbook

NUMERO 00 SPRING SUMMER 2020 MILAN FASHION WEEK MEN’S

NUMERO 00 FEEL NATURAL SS 2020

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For Numero 00 Spring Summer 2020 Creative Director Valerio Farina explores the sensory journey of freedom, lightness, simplicity and natural elements to present this season’s collection. He wanted to portray a feeling of escapism from the stereotype of metropolis city life where he prefers a natural approach to living in favor of softness and purity which are reflected in the design of the garments distinguished by the light and fluid use of fabrics.

Milan Fashion Week Men's

Organic pieces take centre stage to enhance fit and its silhouettes bringing them to life where the rich colour palettes influenced by nature and the five elements of the universe Ayurveda evoke water, air, fire and earth.

Milan Fashion Week Men's

The designer hopes the sensory approach of returning to Mother Nature will inspire the wearer to connect emotionally with the pieces as an awakening of consciousness that connects them to the issues of an ideology for an eco sustainable world to make better informed choices.

Milan Fashion Week Men's

Feel Natural, Freedom, Lightness are the destinations of the sensory journey, which has brought the designer Valerio Farina to the conceive of the collection for Numero 00 SS20.

Looking closely at the collection these messages are embedded in the garments to feature conflicting artworks against the single use of plastic objects including the use of organic and recycled fabrics defining the feel natural theme of this collection.


The Colour palette used – blue celeste, rust colour, grey, white, sage green inspired from nature


Milan Fashion Week Men's

I also noticed a trend of street wear dominating this seasons runway’s during Milan Fashion Week Men’s which was evident in the other collections presented during the men’s fashion week collections this summer.

Milan Fashion Week Men's

The Designer exposes the desire of under dressing from the preconceptions and from the rules through garments distinguish themselves for the softness and purity

Milan Fashion Week Men's

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Disclaimer: I would like to thank Numero 00 for the invite to preview this seasons collection during Camera Moda Milan Fashion Week Men’s. All opinions expressed will be my own

THE BEST STREET STYLE AT MEN’S MILAN FASHION WEEK S/S 2020

FEATURING IH NOM UH NIT PARIS

Get inspired by the street style looks direct from the Italian Fashion Capital where Milan Fashion Week Men’s Spring Summer 2020 is underway with all the style inspiration you’ll need this season. The Joey Journal has captured the most stylish showgoers on the streets of Milan presents the trending looks to -wear now. To catch a glimpse of the best street style from Camera Moda Uomo take a look at our favourite outfits above.

ATTENDING SPECIAL ARTIST PERFORMANCE BY SAINT JHN AT MILAN FASHION WEEK MENS

WHAT I WORE: DAY 3 MFW CAMERA MODA UOMO

Just getting ready to enjoy the weekend and the weather is looks great here in Milan. Here’s just an overview of my party outfit essentials for summer time and ways I like to dress up my favourite signature leather jacket with the most minimal details can make all the difference. If you feel like ditching your tailored jacket for an alternative staple for easy weekend wears go with a less structured look that feels relaxed and comfortable on the go during Milan fashion week Men. It can work wonders and create a whole new look even with the most basic casual separates that you match with a signature item is all you need to complete an outfit. My outfit choice was ideal to attend the IH NOM UT NIT Paris Spring Summer 2020 Show with special guest Artist Performance from US Rapper Saint JHN for an intimate secret gig at Shambala in Milan. It was a great pleasure to attend the preview of the new collection by Creative Director Chaz Jourdan and be part of this special event. It was so worth it traveling all the way from London just to be here and experience Fashion Week in Milan.

Styling Credits: Leather Biker Jacket; Iceberg Italy, White cotton buttoned oxford shirt; Polo Ralph Lauren, Slim Necktie; Primark Man, White skinny chino’s; United Colours of Benetton , Totebag; Iceberg Italy

Photography: Nadia Rashid

Disclaimer: All Opinions will be my own

PREVIEWING THE NEW BELSTAFF TRAVELOGUE S/S 2020 COLLECTION

SPRING SUMMER 2020 COLLECTION

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Today I went to preview the new Menswear and Womenswear collection during London Fashion Week Men’s over the weekend for Belstaff Spring Summer 2020 Travelogue in Hoxton Docks East London. I always rather look forward to each season because I admire the contemporary take on the brands history by Belstaff’s Creative Director Lehnhardt-Moore where he captures the imagination of the labels industrial heritage.

For this season the inspiration is drawn from the original archive where travel and exploring remain at the heart of the brands aesthetics hence the self title of the new collection Travelogue.

Belstaff

Fine details in the collection were kept contemporary with use of contrasts such as juxtaposing textures and colours between soft and hard where the contrast provide the essential look for a modern wardrobe.

Belstaff

Signatures pieces that inspired this seasons collection were the sleevless Castmaster cotton fishing jacket in orange from the archive in orange dry waxed cotton vs khaki version retains sleeves of the original and the XL500 Nautical Jacket from the nineteen seventies was re-imagined in Oxford Nylon.

Themes in the collection explore the influence of military is evident in the use of deep English rifle green and the newly introduced camo tech fabric.

Throughout the collection worn in looks are created with the use of slub yarns and pigment dyed fabrics for a vintage feel including pieces in dyed sahara cloth and cotton broadcloth create a military look.


Belstaff have catered to those who love to travel and explore with key looks such as a battered safari jacket is teamed with raw Ecru denim


With this in mind Belstaff have catered to those who love to travel and explore with key looks such as a battered safari jacket is teamed with raw Ecru denim, while new adventure print show line drawn illustrations applied to a rayon shirt for women and linen version for men.

 

Belstaff

I really liked the luxury fine knits and oiled suede polish up the look, contrast with sun faded pique shirts and sweatshirts for men and women.

Belstaff

Lastly, to finish off the look for the modern man and woman trooper boots in brown leather and canvas, along with a chukka boots with commando sole in suede and stonewashed cross body canvas bags with leather trims give edge to the collection this spring summer 2020 collection.

Belstaff

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Disclaimer: Many Thanks to Belstaff for inviting me to preview the new seasons collections and all opinions expressed will be my own