Summer Vibes

I’m currently on a plane on the way home from two epic weeks in the sun in Portugal, if you’ve never been, I highly recommend checking it out, we stayed in a pretty coastal town and the beaches and coastline were incredible....

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#THREE - Formally Autumn

It’s time for the third and final outfit from my #THREE campaign with Topman, we launched this a few weeks back to celebrate a crazy, amazing, inspiring and awesome three years of this very blog! We wanted to go out on a dapper note and this three-piece certainly hits all the right trends.

I love a three-piece suit, it’s always something when I was younger I never thought suited me, I found myself a bit too lanky and tall for them, but I think after those awkward teenage years, I have grown into my height and I am finally venturing into new style territory. You won’t find many suits on my blog, there are loads of great bloggers out there that do dapper great and do it often, but over here you’ll find me more actual and highstreet, Tom Ford is great but let’s be achievable!

Topman Suit | Sam Squire UK male fashion & lifestyle blogger

I love this light blue wool-rich suit from Topman, it’s got a nice thick quality to it, so those horrible creases you pick up throughout a day in the office are pretty much non-existent. Wool-rich suits are great for late autumn, headed into winter as they definitely add a bit of warmth to your suit, especially if you go for that extra layer and add a waistcoat!

The fine lines and detailing on the suit are so nice, I am usually a black suit kind of guy, I don’t often venture too far when it comes to suits but when putting this campaign together with the guys over at Topman, we decided to try something new and I have to say, this is now my absolute go-to suit!

Topman Suit | Sam Squire UK Male fashion & lifestyle blogger

I also decided to try a different fit, usually, I opt for a slim fit suit, nothing too tight but nothing too loose (loose fitting looks so weird on me). This time, I picked an ultra-skinny fit suit and I am a big fan of the fit, the only annoying thing is it rides up my legs when I sit down and gets all bunched up on my legs when I go to stand up, but all in all it’s a really comfortable suit, it’s such a good price too, especially got the quality you get! It’s a great suit for dressing up or down depending on the occasion.

I always think you can’t go wrong with a white shirt, no matter the colour of the suit, if you’ve got a white shirt then you’re set. This white stretch-skinny shirt is such a nice fit, but it isn't too tight and will definitely stretch with you as you over-indulge at a festive dinner party! Topman has a great selection of white shirts so if a skinny fit isn't for you, click here and have a browse of their other white shirts!

Topman Suit | Sam Squire UK male fashion & lifestyle blogger

I paired the suit with some snake-effect leather shoes, light blue/grey suits are great because you can wear brown or black shoes with them, some people don’t like black and grey together but I think it works really well. These are actually on sale at the minute and are currently the comfiest smart shoes I own, the genuine leather is so soft and they’ve got an even softer leather lining inside too - again these aren't something I would usually opt for but I am wearing them all the time, I think they look great with this suit as a finishing piece.

As it was chilly, I also chucked on my wool mix longline bomber that I featured in my last post, it's perfect for keeping warm on a cold day, check it out here!

As this is the final part of the Topman X Sam Squire #THREE campaign, this is your last chance to win £100 to spend at Topman, click here to find out how to win!

Got to give full props to my sister for taking these shots, I love them! Check out her blog, The Stylinguist!

Spring has sprung!

I’M OFFICIALLY 21!!! Today is my Birthday and I thought what better way to celebrate than to blog about my new favourite thing…my Topman camel coat!

Topman Camel Coat | Sam Squire UK men's fashion & lifestyle blog

So, camel coats are pretty big business right now, everyone’s wearing them and I thought I would invest in my own. I headed straight for Topman, I knew exactly which coat I wanted and I was prepared to fight to the death for it…and I nearly had to.

There was only one in my size left in my local Topman store so I did the really mature thing of basically racing another guy to get the coat…I took home the coat, and a medal for 1st place nifty bastard 👊🏼

Camel coats are great for so many different style, whether super smart or ultra casual it just works so well. My coat has a bit of length which is great because it keeps you warm but not too warm, as you’d usually wear it open.

Topman Camel Coat | Sam Squire UK Mens fashion & lifestyle blog

I decided to pair my coat with a red plaid shirt for a bit of colour, a white crew-neck tee - which I have to thank my man Oliver Cheshire for recommending when I had a chat with him last week, a pair of my signature black spray-on skinny jeans from Topman and some black zip suede boots…there’s a lot of black going on, I know!

It’s a great spring outfit and I am loving layering shirts, tees and coats right now - hopefully as the days get a bit warmer I can just wear the coat with a white crew tee. Topman actually have a huge range of camel coats to pick from, you can click here to see the full range or click here to check out my exact coat…it’s on offer for £50 right now so I would definitely recommend checking it out!!

Well, I’m off to go and wear party hats and eat copious amounts of cake…you’re only 21 once, right? 🎂🎉

Taking Cambridge

So yesterday I headed to Cambridge with my family to surprise my sister for her Birthday and it went SO well…she didn't have a clue 🎉

Topman, Mango, River Island, Dune, Sam squire UK male fashion & lifestyle blogger

For me, it was my first time in Cambridge, it so lovely it’s like some next-level Harry Potter set, seriously cool and a great place to walk around - we would have gone punting down the river but the Great British weather let us down so it wasn't really worth it. Anyway in true blogger form, I took the opportunity to get some outfit shots for today’s blog post.

Rather than lugging all my full SLR camera kit around with me, in my pocket I chucked my Canon G7X so I could just get some quick shots here and there, it definitely passed the test and I am more than impressed!

Topman, River Island, Dune, Mango | Sam Squire UK Male Fashion blogger

It was a pretty chilly day so I chucked on my warmest coat which is from River Island - I see quite a few guys wearing this, it’s sort of a bomber-shearling hybrid, it’s pretty cool and like I say, keeps you nice and warm. You can find all the different colourways of it by clicking here.

Next up, I love a shirt to team with a casual outfit, it’s great for spring because it offers you that element of warmth for when it’s chilly but also wont get you too stuffy either. The shirt I picked for this outfit is from H.E. by Mango - I actually picked this up when I was in Europe last year, due to the fact it’s a year or so old I don’t think Mango stock it right now - however, this one is a great match for it and will only set your back £36!

The jeans I am wearing are part of a new collaboration that’ll all become apparent in a couple of weeks. These are from…you guessed it, Topman and are the spray-on skinny fit - pretty much the only fit of jeans that I wear, baggy jeans on me just look absolutely ridiculous to be honest. They’ve got the ripped knee that I am loving right now and cost a pretty fair £40 - I always say that I am happy to buy Topman jeans for £40 because they last so long, always really impress me, check them out here!

Finally, the boots. Now a lot of guys have a defined style, they either rock boots or sneakers or brogues etc etc however my shoe wardrobe is full of all different styles of shoes from sneaks to brogues and everything in between. These boots are from Ask The Missus and I picked them up from my local Office store - they’re so comfortable that I am fully intending on buying all of the other colour variants that they stock - these are called the Blame Game Zip Boot and cost £74.99, I personally love the slouchy casual style of them.

What are your style choices this spring? Drop me a comment below or over on the following social media…

Wan’t to collaborate or send me something? Either get in touch or drop something over to my PO BOX: Sam Squire, PO BOX 10521, Seaford, NG34 4EQ

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Mum always told you to wear your hat in the summer, so just because you’re a big facial hair growing man now, doesn’t mean mum wasn't right. Hats are super important for your health throughout the summer but they are also  a style essential, there’s so many different styles for different guys, below are three you could try and a few outfit suggestions to go with them!

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