Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Men’s Summer Fashion Trends - Style Tips for 2016

It wasn't so long ago that we were being treated to the joys of snow in April, and the sound of squelching under our feet. However, it seems as though spring has finally arrived and summer is only just around the corner.

While it is important to retain a sense of individuality and our own style, it doesn't hurt to keep up to date with the latest trends in fashion and allow them to influence and shape our own sense of style. It has recently been revealed by RetailDIVE that men are now spending more money on clothes and accessories than women, so now is a great time to start paying more attention to, and refining your sense of style. So, what summer fashion trends do us guys need to be aware of in 2016?

Mens Summer Fashion Trends - Style Tips 2016 Bearded Couture

1) The Baggier The Better
They were once the forte of skateboarders, but baggy trousers have been something of an outside trend for the last few years. However, 2016 has seen baggy trousers become increasingly popular, with designers embracing this style and turning their back on the ‘skinny’ look. This will be a music to the ears of men who have long been uncomfortable squeezing themselves into trousers that are a couple of sizes too small. If you are on the market for a new suit or pair of jeans this summer, then be sure to invest in a pair of trousers with a relaxed or slouchy cut. Personally, I will be staying with my trusty skinny jeans.  

Mens Summer Fashion Trends 2016 Baggy Jeans - Bearded Couture

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

The Stable - Whitechapel, East London - Pizza, Pies & Cider

Recently, the streets of Whitechapel, East London have been blessed with the launch of a new restaurant called Stable Pizza. Stable Pizza are all about the pizza, pies and cider. Three of my absolute favourite things. So, when I was invited along to attend the opening night a few weeks ago, I definitely wasn't going to turn this opportunity down. 

The Stable, Whitechapel - Pizza, Pies & Cider

The Stable, Whitechapel - Porky Pancetta

I think it is great when an established business moves to the big smoke after having success outside of London. It makes me believe in their offering, and that they are in it for more than just the money. The concept came around 9 years ago, after owners Richard and Nikki Cooper bought a dilapidated hotel and outbuilding/former stable in Bridport, Dorset. After a few years of renovation and tweaking the designs and menus, Stable Pizza has now grown throughout the South of England, using the same approach to each 'stable'. Their vision is to create a unique environment where customers can enjoy fine, locally sourced produce, accompanied by an abundance of real cider and trust me, they have really fulfilled their vision, and more.