Emerald Isle Style

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It may be full steam ahead to the next Bank Holiday weekend, but I’m turning the clocks back in this blog post to the last one. I made the most of the incredible weather (what happened to that?!) and hopped over the water to Ireland. It was a mix of a trip, getting away to the countryside, seeing family and doing a quick spot of sight seeing. However, what kind of men’s fashion blogger would I be if I didn’t share a couple of outfits with you?!

City Slick

Sam Squire, UK Male fashion & lifestyle blogger

We took a quick trip into Limerick, the closest city to my family’s village to grab some lunch. When the ultra-warm weather comes out, so do my pale little ankles…it’s just how it works. 

I teamed my Topman cropped suit trousers with a simple black t-shirt from H&M - they make my favourite tees and I actually go for the cheapest ones…the fit is always so nice!

Axel Arigato Sneakers | Sam Squire UK Male fashion blogger

Footwear wise, I donned my go-to trainers, my pink Axel Arigato Clean 90’s. These are my pride and joy for sure, they add a nice bit of colour to most outfits and can either be worn super casual, or dressed up a bit smarter…who said guys can’t wear pink? Sadly they don’t seem to stock these exact croc-effect sneakers anymore, however the Clean 90 style is so comfortable and great for spending the day walking around the city. Click here to check out the Arigato collection.

Embroidered

BoohooMan Denim Jacket | Sam Squire UK Male Fashion Blog

I am pretty sure I have posted this denim jacket before, it’s actually just a cheap one I got from BoohooMAN, I don’t often shop there, but from time to time they do have a good find! 

River Island t-shirt | Sam Squire UK mens fashion blog

I paired it with a new striped embroidered tee, which it has been pointed out to me looks like Harry Potter merch, so there’s that. I picked up the t-shirt a couple of months back from River Island, stripe have been pretty popular for the last year or so…which is why this particular tee is now sold out. However, you can find some alternative options here

I finished the look with my Ray Ban prescription clubmasters, Topman jeans and a simple plain black snapback from H&M. 

Now all we need is for the weather to get a little nicer again, surely it should start to warm up again soon?!

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#THREE - Everyday Essentials

If you checked out my last blog post you’ll know this is part 2 of a series of three blogs. I have teamed up with Topman for a series of three very cool and very different outfit shoots, all to celebrate the THIRD birthday of my blog! So crazy, can’t believe I have been blogging for three years now!

Today’s look is super casual, comfortable and very much the kind of look I am wearing all the time right now. I’m definitely not one of those bloggers that tries to look dapper 24/7, I am all about comfort, suits all day every day just aren't my thing!

First up is my new coat, I love this thing, it’s a hybrid between a smart coat and a bomber jacket. This longline bomber might just be my new favourite autumnal wardrobe essential, it is a wool blend so great for keeping you a bit warmer on those chilly autumn mornings. I think it looks really great, it’s got a great fit and works really well with casual and smart, so it’s perfect if you’re looking for a coat that can do it all! One of the best things is that it is currently on offer, down from £95 to £75…definitely worth taking advantage of! Check it out here

Sam Squire | Topman | UK male fashion blogger @imsamsquire

Next up, for the past year or so, panel tees have been really popular. I love panel t-shirts but haven't been able to find ‘the one’ just yet, that was of course until Topman hit me up with this blue & white slim-fit tee. I wear it loads, and actually to share a little secret, after receiving it in the mail, I went out and bought it in other colours, too! It’s one of those great tees you can just chuck on under a jacket, definitely a wardrobe staple to use all year round! These panel tees are super cheap, too at just £12 each, check this one out here

Sam Squire | Topman | UK male fashion blogger @imsamsquire

Jeans-wise, I opted for my trusty new stretch skinny jeans that I featured in the last blog post, these £38 black jeans have quickly found themselves a top space in my wardrobe. I love a black pair of jeans for everyday wear so these are great, plus they’re comfortable and don’t feel too tight whilst obviously still being well fit to your legs. You can check these out here

Sam Squire | Topman | UK male fashion blogger @imsamsquire

When it comes to shoes, this time of year you want something you can trust, nothing canvas that’ll get wet and no unprotected suede that’ll get ruined. I opted for these black plimsol inspired shoes which are great for damp mornings as they’ll help to stop you getting wet socks (man that’s a gross feeling!), Topman have some great own-branded shoes at the minute, these sneaks are a real bargain too, you can bag these ones for £26, whilst they are a faux leather, they feel like pretty good quality and will last you for seasons to come! Take a look at them here.

What do you think of my chilled look…and what will you be wearing this season, don’t forget to let me know for your chance to win £100 to spend at Topman!! Click here to check out my epic giveaway! 

#THREE - Retro College

This latest blog post has definitely been a long time in the making! If you missed it, my little old blog turned THREE just a couple of weeks back. My old friends at Topman asked if we could team up to celebrate an awesome three years of blogging, and also offer one of my fantastic readers a little gift by way of celebration! 

We have teamed up on three different looks, each one is totally unique and this look is look number one! For look number 1 we wanted to achieve a retro-inspired college look. 

Topman Jumper | Sam Squire UK Male Fashion blogger

I love autumn, fallen leaves and cosy weekends are an absolute must, and I love getting my jumpers out, too! The jumper I am wearing under my bomber jacket is just a really simple panel knit. It’s quite lightweight so perfect for early autumn but likewise, as the days get colder you can easily whack a plain tee on underneath for an extra layer of warmth. The white and grey on this jumper mean it’ll go with pretty much anything, I think it looks great with the bomber. It’s also a pretty popular one, it’s currently out of stock in all sizes so keep your eyes peeled here for if it gets restocked!  

TOPMAN MEN'S CLOTHING | SAM SQUIRE UK MALE FASHION BLOGGER

Next up let’s talk about the bomber, this is currently my favourite item of clothing, I am wearing it constantly because it is so warm and looks great, too. I picked up the Badged MA1 Bomber Jacket in the navy as I thought it went better with this look, but it is also available in khaki, too. The badged detailing adds a really retro look and the puffed out bomber styling not only means it is really warm for this time of year, but it also adds a bit more retro style to it. I think not only does this look great, but it’s really practical, too. It’s super lightweight to hold and is the perfect kind of thing to take for a continental getaway this autumn because it packs down quite small, too. It’s well worth checking out and is a real coop at £65, check it out here

TOPMAN MEN'S CLOTHING | SAM SQUIRE UK MALE FASHION BLOGGER

Now, if you’re an avid reader of my blog, you’ll know the only jeans I ever actually wear are the Topman spray-on skinny fit. This time around, though, we decided I would try a different fit, stretch skinny. I am always super skeptical but I knew I was in safe hands with Topman as I pretty much love most of the product they stock anyway. The Black Overdyed Stretch Skinny Jeans that I am wearing might just be my new favourite jeans, they are so comfortable and that little bit of stretch is great for when you’re sitting down, I have to say I am really impressed by them. I mainly wear black jeans so I would say these are a really good addition to my collection, especially as so many of my old comfy jeans are in desperate need of replacement!! These are available here for £38, for the price they are great quality and if they’re like my other Topman jeans, will last for absolutely years! 

TOPMAN MEN'S CLOTHING | SAM SQUIRE UK MALE FASHION BLOGGER

Finally the shoes. It’s been an autumn staple of mine for the past few years to have a good sturdy pair of boots, last year’s were from Office, and this year’s are a pair of suede Chelsea’s from Topman. I love everything about these boots, the cut isn't so high that your jeans get all bunched up which is never a good look, the fit is quite slim and comfortable on my foot and getting them on and off is a piece of cake. I’d recommend giving them a spray with some suede protector so you don't end up with scuffed grubby boots. I actually think these are great value at £55, I have paid more for boots in the past that have been much worse quality, I love the soft suede on these, check them out here

Topman have some great stuff in their autumnal collections that are well worth checking out! 

Competition time now…let me know what you’re going to be wearing this fall by sending me a pic of your favourite item from topman.com on Twitter using #MyFallLook and you could win £100 to spend online and in store! Don’t forget to also follow @ImSamSquire and @Topman for all the latest updates! Good luck!!