Christmas party pieces from Asos

My wardrobe until recently consisted mainly of graphic tees and the odd polo shirt but since splashing out on my Vivienne Westwood tartan waistcoat suit jacket combo for a wedding in the summer I’ve acquired a new found appreciation for tailored pieces and blazers.

I’m in two minds whether to wear the jacket for this year’s Christmas ball in work or buy a new jacket as it’s navy I’m not sure it will suit the even and was thinking of going for something a bit darker.

Not wanting to splash out a small fortune on another Viv jacket so close to buying the other one I’ve been looking at some alternative dress wear for the winter party season on Asos and taken a shine to some of the Noose & Monkey products available after buying couple of items on Secret Sales not too long ago but had to return most of them due to my never ending “bulking” phase or in other words bone idle syndrome!

Some of the products I’ve added to my wishlist on Asos the past few weeks from blazers, shirts and shoes can be found below.

Blazers and Jackets

Feraud Heritage Premium Wool Check Suit Jacket

Feraud Heritage Premium Wool Check Suit Jacket – £70

Noose & Monkey Super Skinny Blazer In POW Check with Piping

Noose & Monkey Super Skinny Blazer In POW Check with Piping – £140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devil's Advocate Textured Velvet Blazer

Devil’s Advocate Textured Velvet Blazer – £75

Devils Advocate Black And White Wool Rich Check Coat

Devils Advocate Black And White Wool Rich Check Coat – £110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noose & Monkey Tartan Suit Jacket

Noose & Monkey Tartan Suit Jacket -£135

Noose & Monkey Super Skinny Blazer In Floral Velvet

Noose & Monkey Super Skinny Blazer In Floral Velvet – £112

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noose & Monkey Super Skinny DB Suit Jacket In Check with Chain

Noose & Monkey Super Skinny DB Suit Jacket In Check with Chain – £140

Devils Advocate 70's Floral Camo Print Blazer

Devils Advocate 70’s Floral Camo Print Blazer – £72

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASOS Skinny Blazer in Purple Velvet Paisley Print

ASOS Skinny Blazer in Purple Velvet Paisley Print – £80

Noose & Monkey Super Skinny Blazer In Black Floral

Noose & Monkey Super Skinny Blazer In Black Floral – £140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASOS Skinny Blazer In Navy Velvet

ASOS Skinny Blazer In Navy Velvet – £56

Noose & Monkey Super Skinny DB Blazer with Chain In Fleck

Noose & Monkey Super Skinny DB Blazer with Chain In Fleck – £135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rudie Checked Epsom Jacket

Rudie Checked Epsom Jacket – £100

Noose & Monkey Black Velvet Overcoat

Noose & Monkey Black Velvet Overcoat – £144

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shirts

Selected Homme Long Sleeve Smart Shirt with Button Down Collar

Selected Homme Long Sleeve Smart Shirt with Button Down Collar – £45

Rogues of London Skinny Shirt with Chain

Rogues of London Skinny Shirt with Chain – £55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Connection Semi Plain Birdseye Slim Fit Shirt

French Connection Semi Plain Birdseye Slim Fit Shirt £28

French Connection Semi Plain Birdseye Blue Slim Fit Shirt

French Connection Semi Plain Birdseye Blue Slim Fit Shirt – £28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devils Advocate Formal Printed Slim Fit Shirt

Devils Advocate Formal Printed Slim Fit Shirt – £28

Noose & Monkey Skinny Shirt with Cut Away Collar with Stretch

Noose & Monkey Skinny Shirt with Cut Away Collar with Stretch – £35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoes

BOSS By Hugo Boss Zip Loafers

BOSS By Hugo Boss Zip Loafers – £250

Ted Baker Baise Leather Lace Up Boots

Ted Baker Baise Leather Lace Up Boots – £160

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Of Hounds Brewster Penny Loafers

House Of Hounds Brewster Penny Loafers – £95

Ted Baker Kartor Suede Monk Shoes

Ted Baker Kartor Suede Monk Shoes £135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polo Ralph Lauren Daley Lace Up Boots

Polo Ralph Lauren Daley Lace Up Boots – £250

Hudson Swathmore Suede Lace up Boot

Hudson Swathmore Suede Lace up Boot – £135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hudson London Lancing Suede Zip Boots

Hudson London Lancing Suede Zip Boots – £110

Hudson London Pierre Leather Smart Loafers

Hudson London Pierre Leather Smart Loafers- £110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hudson London Houghton Suede Chukka Boot

Hudson London Houghton Suede Chukka Boot – £85

ASOS Chelsea Boots in Khaki Suede

ASOS Chelsea Boots in Khaki Suede – £40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Smith Gilbert Oxford Brogue Shoes

Paul Smith Gilbert Oxford Brogue Shoes – £195

ASOS Brogue Boot In Burgundy Leather

ASOS Brogue Boot In Burgundy Leather – £50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accessories

Noose & Monkey Flower Lapel Pin In Black

Noose & Monkey Flower Lapel Pin In Black – £10

Noose & Monkey Bow Tie in Blue

Noose & Monkey Bow Tie in Blue – £11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lacoste Pique Belt In Navy

Lacoste Pique Belt In Navy – £40

Noose & Monkey Stag Lapel Pin In Silver

Noose & Monkey Stag Lapel Pin In Silver £12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheapest Nike Metcon 2 in the UK

Following on from the success of Nike’s first stab at the Crossfit footwear market Nike have released the new enhanced Metcon 2 trainers in the UK. There are a limited colours of the Nike Metcon 2’s in the first wave of releases with Zalando offering 3 colours on first release.

On the Zalando website are an all black pair of Nike Metcon 2, a pair of green and white ones and a pair of red and white Metcon 2 for just £100 meaning they are the cheapest online at £10 cheaper than the official Nike website.

I’ve had my Nike Metcon 1’s for just over a year now and they are still going strong although there is a slight showing off wear and separation on the toe recently this week so I think i might have to invest in a pair of the new Nike Metcon 2’s in all black.

Take a look at the whole Nike Metcon 2 colours at Zalando.

Top 10 Check Shirts for Winter 2015

So check is definitely in at the moment you’ve only got to take a look on Asos and they have over 700 out of the 1500 shirts on the website to give you an idea. Not all checked shirts are made equal though so to make it a bit easier I’ve gone through over 3000 shirts on my favourite retailer websites to bring you my best picks right now with a range of prices and brands to choose from.

In the selection there’s check shirts from some of the heritage brands you would associate with style such as Lee and Wrangler with some not so obvious choices from Vivienne Westwood and Boss Orange.

The checked shirt won’t be gracing any Christmas Balls this Christmas due to it’s relaxed informal feel but a great birthday or Christmas present as you will want to be layering up for the cold winter nights that are on their way and you can’t go wrong with a plain white tee or if you want to go full redneck a white wife beat but can of Stella is optional.

Polo Ralph Lauren Shirt with Tartan Check Slim Fit

Polo Ralph Lauren Shirt with Tartan Check Slim Fit – £85 Asos

Lee Shirt Worker 2 Pocket Varied Check Shirt

Lee Shirt Worker 2 Pocket Varied Check Shirt – £60 Asos

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Lee Shirt Slim Fit Western Block Check – £55 Asos

Diesel Shirt Sulf-1 Check Western

Diesel Shirt Sulf-1 Check Western – £80 Asos

Fred Perry Shirt in Tartan Check

Fred Perry Shirt in Tartan Check – £80 Asos

Farah Shirt with Space Dye Check Slim Fit

Farah Shirt with Space Dye Check Slim Fit – £60 Asos

BOSS Orange Shirt with Buffalo Check

BOSS Orange Shirt with Buffalo Check – £95 Asos

Wrangler Shirt Slim Fit Heritage Western Block Indigo Herringbone Check

Wrangler Shirt Slim Fit Heritage Western Block Indigo Herringbone Check – £60 Asos

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD CHECKED SHIRT BLUE

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD CHECKED SHIRT BLUE – £100 Mainline Menswear

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GIANT CHECKED SHIRT RED

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GIANT CHECKED SHIRT RED – £115 Mainline Menswear

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Top 5 Ibiza trip essentials this summer – 2015

So Ibiza is nearly upon me with a week to go till I return to the White Isle for my 3rd trip but i’ve been on an 8 year hiatus so it will be good to get back. I think I’m in for quite a surprise mind as electronic music has changed a hell of a lot since then in terms of new clubs, the emergence of the cheese that is EDM and the spiralling prices of door and drinks prices.

There are the trusty favourites still keeping the place in check and keeping it to it’s roots with the King of the turntables himself  Carl Cox, which is number one on my list of things to do as i’ve seen him play countless times but not since Ultra at Miami about 3 years ago and in my 2 previous trips to Ibiza I didn’t manage to catch him or sample the delights of Space.

I was going to attempt to just make do with what i’ve got in the wardrobe as I am only going for 4 days but I’m so shapeless I seem to go in and out of fitting my clothes and these chicken legs don’t do me any favours so I needed a couple of pairs of shorts as I have lost an inch or two from Crossfit since I’ve set my shocking size 7 hobbit feet in a swimming pool last.

I decided to make some last minute purchased on the weekend I just hope they come back in time and a few bit’s i’ve bought in the past week or two from what I think will be the essentials for 4 days of partying at Sankeys on a Sunday, by the pool at Ocean Beach on the Monday, getting down to Coxy at Space on Tuesday and wherever the mood takes us on our final night on the Wednesday.

My Top 5 items to take for this year’s closing parties in September 2015

 

 

danward flip flops asymetric1. Footwear: Danward assymetric flip flops – £89 £38

I’m very, very, very fussy with my flip flops so much in fact i’ve been looking for a pair for the past 3 years and I just haven’t worn any mainly due to that fact and probably as I haven’t been olo a few months ago. After about an hour of scrolling I stumbled on these beauties by Danward (who i’ve never heard of personally) but on doing a google search it turns out his designer footwear for the beach retail around £120 so for £40 they were as good as sold! They didn’t have the all black I fancied so next best was the black and blue. What’s also good about these flip flops is the unique strap mechanism, which doesn’t require that bloody awful thong like rubber to sit in be your toes and irritate them if you have’t work them in Puma X Alexander McQueen some time, which i haven’on holidays since then too. My last 2 pairs of flips have been all white so I fancied something different for a change and i’ve hunted everywhere online and unless you wanted a pair of Gandy’s flip flops or the Diesel Splash, which are the ones I bought 3 years ago and the cheeky barstewards are still flogging them then you’re stuffed! Decided to have a browse on the 5k plus pairs on Yoox as I managed to find a bargain of a pair of tassle loafers there for the polo.

I’ll also need to take some sensible daps for the evening as the flip flops haven’t arrived yet so not sure how my feet are going to fair with the new straps i’ve not been used to yet so taking a trusty pair of Puma McQueen’s, which have been my favourite trainer brand of the past 5 years and managed to pick up a pair on Secret Sales about a month ago with a good deal in the sale.

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2. Adeen Kill Cap – £165 £55

So the last cap I bought was about 2 years ago a new era black on black and it’s looking a bit grubby even though i very wear a cap but the few strands of hair i’ve got upstairs are diminishing by the day so I definitely needed some scalp protection. I saw this Adeen cap on the Harvey Nichols site when it was full price and thought that’s mental nobody is going to pay that price. A few months later they had slashed the price down over £100 down to £55. It was the craziest hat i’d seen in ages so thought were better to wear it that Ibiza and unless someone else spotted it at that discount there wouldn’t be many others wearing it out there hopefully!

dolce and gabbana aviators

3. Dolce & Gabbana Aviator Sunglasses – £192 £127

Still on the theme of UV protection with any clubbing outing and arguably the number one accessory is sunglasses. I’m done with Ray Bans after my first pair of neon blue about 6 years ago and my white aviators about 4 years ago I fancied something different. I went for a different style last year with my AM Eyewear Captain Jonny in tortoiseshell, which were pretty cool until I left them on my car seat, gave my sister a lift in the car and she sent them hurling across my drive leaving a scratch across the left lens at the start of the summer. I also seem to have an abnormally large face so most shades look like I’ve stollen them from an 8 year old as they look like i’ve cut the bottom out of a shot glass and wired them to my face as they always look tiny in comparison to my face so I wanted to go bigger to compensate on my next pair. After a good few hours on all the regular suspects for websites I stumbled on a few ray bans in a new shape but they seemed to be modelled on women and weren’t overly large on them so i’d probably need two pairs to cover this face and then I came to the Dolce & Gabbana with chunky hexagonal style frame and lenses. My brother bought a pair of Dolce & Gabbana ones a few months back in black too so i had to check first but his were more of an oval shape so I went ahead and they were in the sale on Asos too saving nearly £70.

4. Swimming shorts and casual shorts

 

This is Ibiza after all and they do tend to have a bit more sunlight than us in the UK so i’ll be needing an array of shorts for both the day in the pool and in the night as I do get a bit hot and sweaty so like to let a bit of steam of my chicken legs whilst busting a move. I’m taking my Levi’s denim cut offs because I love my jean’s and most of my cut off’s are old jeans I’m bored of and taken the scissors to so these are the first ones i’ve bought in ages and will pretty much go with anything in the evening. I bought them in April out of my birthday money so paid full price of £55 but they are in the sale with 50% discount at the moment in House of Fraser. I’m taking a few other’s i’ve bought last year like the Bolongaro Trevor Black mixer shorts, which I’ve just taken to have taken in today as i’ve lost 2 inches around my waist apparently and the 32″ don’t fit me. There’s no way i’m a 30″ waist so they must have stretched or something!

The other two purchases were just for wearing in the pool so didn’t fancy spending much the Van’s were £35 from £50 and the Firetrap just £9 down from £30, which was a bargain both from USC. Only went on there as i’d looked through the 600 pairs on asos 5 times and gave up on the 10th page out of 3000 items on Yoox and couldn’t think were else to go but haven’t shopped there in ages as it turned into a bit of a chav fest after it moved on from St Mary street in Cardiff many moons ago into St David’s 2.

5. Tees

Last but not least and probably my fav item of clothing the tees in close with my shades, which I have another obsession for…saying that I don’t do bad with footwear either mind!

In front with as i’ve waited so long to get my hands on some new graphic tee’s from them with their year long hiatus online is Elvis Jesus. I bought one as soon they came back with the new season online with the Skullwire Tee with an orange skull with lightening bolts on top of an ornate base print in dark navy and grey. I’ve only worn this once so far and that was back at the Above and Beyond gig at Brixton academy so it’s dying to see some lazers and pyrotechnics with some dirty tech house beats thrown in. Recently Elvis Jesus have also taken to Twitter with a weekly #EJAuction of one off pieces and samples to some classics from yesteryear with the highest bidder on a Friday taking the prized piece of the week. I was lucky to win an auction a few weeks back for the Elvis Jesus Sugar Skull with Hendrix adorning the front in light blue, which I fell in love with as soon as I saw it.

I’ll be taking a few of my other favourite brand Vivienne Westwood tees too most probably the Sea Creatures tee with jellyfish and other vibrantly coloured sea beings bought especially for Amsterdam Dance Event last year seeing that it was the most hypnotic and psychedelic piece i’d seen in ages.

I’ve bought a couple of vests on asos just to throw on for going for food and around the pool in the day such as the Jaded London in red with feathers above and the Youth – All seeing eye vest in white. Another brand I think deserves a place on the list especially for a trip in Ibiza and that is Wasted Heroes, which have graced a place in front of many a turntable over the past year or two most notably from house music stallwarts such as Carl Cox, Sasha and most recently Yousef being pictured on the stars in recent gigs. The tees all retail for around £24.99 on the Wasted Heroes website exclusively.

That’s my list of the 5 essentials for a trip to the White Isle this year but don’t forget to pack the suncream too and some ammodium you never know when you might need that especially staying all inclusive in Pikeys Park like we’re doing this year on 13th September!

The best footwear from Oki-Ni this summer

If you’re after a pair of new wheels for the summer and want something different to the high street then your first port of call should definitely be Oki-Ni if you’ve never been on the website before. They pretty much cater for the normal person with an average budget to some pretty wild daps for those with more money than sense!

I’ve picked a few of the more conservative of the choices on the sight as there are some around the £6-700 mark that have probably adorned some far away catwalk but would look slightly out of place on the dance floor of Soul Suite the hippest place to be seen in South Wales 😆

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Nike Air Max Lunar90 Deluxe QS – £155

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Patchwork Denim Blazer Mid PRM VNTG – £90

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Laver Slip-On trainers – £180

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Puma States ‘Perf’ Pack trainers in Grey- £69

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Puma States ‘Perf’ Pack trainers  in Blue- £69

Elvis Jesus Spring Summer 2015 collection

Ittttttttt’s back!!! After over a year of waiting, my favourite graphic tee brand has launched the new website and now stocking a small selection from the Elvis Jesus SS15 collection on their brand new website.

Ok it’s not a huge selection but at least it’s something as I haven’t been able to buy any new EJ tees since December 2013, which is quite a while considering I used to buy one every other month. They aren’t cheap but these things are hand finished and are like nothing else on the market with the attention to detail being next to none.

I was going to wait a few weeks to see if they released a few more items as there are only 17 new products on the website at launch yesterday but i’m not going to chance them selling out for another few months and with it being my dreaded 30th birthday in a few weeks and I need a new tee for Above and Beyond next week so i snapped up the black Skullwire graphic tee on the Elvis Jesus website featuring ornate base print and bright orange skull at the centre on the front made from fine lengths of rope coiled together with thunderbolts coming out of the head.

 

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The Elvis Jesus Skullwire tee is currently £90 and happens to be the cheapest item of the new collection with the Beetlejuice long sleeved top with beetle on the back made from safety pins costing £135 and the hoodies come in at £210 with 3 different styles available.

 

Best tees from Asos this Easter

Looking for some new tees for the Easter Bank Holiday? With the Easter Bank Holiday around the corner and my big 3-0 a week later i’m on the hunt for my first additions to my wardrobe since Christmas and with London next weekend to see Above and Beyond playing Brixton o2 Academy i’ll be wanting something new on my back.

Take a look at my favourite picks from over 2000 tees at Asos this March below with Good For Nothing, Friend or Faux and my fav Vivienne Westwood :

good for nothing white butterfly tee

Good For Nothing 3/4 Length T-Shirt With Contrast Sleeve – £30

friend or faux black butterfly 3/4 tee

Good For Nothing 3/4 Length T-Shirt With Butterflies Print – £30

friend or faux white trees tee

Friend Or Faux T-Shirt With Branches Back Print – £27.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vivienne westwood circus white and blue tee

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania T-Shirt Circus All Over Print – £82.00

vivienne westwood white orb polo

Vivienne Westwood Orb Polo Shirt – £108

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Christmas gift list for a 29 year old guy

I’ve compiled a little list below of some potential gifts as my family keep asking me what i want for Christmas so i thought i’d put them on here with a link so they know where to go. If you’re looking for gifts for you son, brother or other half and they are growing a beard, into their Crossfit or need some new tees or warm winter coats have a peek below:

Fitness / Crossfit

Again Faster Hoody (Men’s) Grey | Equipment for CrossFit®

Shorts : Iconx Drive 5.0 Mens Shorts Black Flou Yellow

Shorts :Iconx Barbell Club Accelerate Flow Shorts

Eleiko Hooded Sweatshirt

Texas Heroes – Heavy Rep Gear

Muscle Club – Heavy Rep Gear

Dura-Force Active Short – Heavy Rep Gear

P28 High Protein White Chocolate Spread 453G – Groceries – Tesco Groceries

Protein Bars – Quest Protein Bars x 1 multiple flavours available

Inov8 Functional Fitness Black / Grey Long Socks | CrossFit Compression Clothing | KITBox

Inov8 Functional Fitness Red Long Socks | CrossFit Compression Clothing | KITBox

 

Beard styling

Tweezerman Moustache Scissors with Grooming Comb | From Bath & Unwind

Tweezerman Gear Moustache Scissors with Comb – Boots

Tees

Black Scale | Black Scale T-Shirt With Digital Dream Roses at ASOS

Black Scale | Black Scale T-Shirt With Silent Science Print at ASOS

Converse | Converse All Star Raglan T-Shirt With Star Sleeves at ASOS

Trainerspotter | Trainerspotter Baseball Top at ASOS

Abandon Ship | Abandon Ship Super Longline T-Shirt with Long Sleeves at ASOS

Monarch Knit Jumper (Light Grey) – Bolongaro Trevor

Monarch Knit Jumper (Charcoal) – Bolongaro Trevor

Shirts

Farah Vintage Shirt with Dobby Dot in Slim Fit

Levis Vintage Clothing Shirt Slim Fit Floral Print Western

Paul Smith Jeans Shirt with Check and Contrast Check on Pocket in Classic Fit

Diesel Dinar Shirt Floral Print with Stretch

Soulland Short Sleeve Shirt in All Over Print

Reiss Polka Dot Shirt In Slim Fit

Polo Ralph Lauren Shirt in Slim Bengal Stripe

Fred Perry Shirt with Overdyed Camo Gingham

Scotch & Soda Shirt in Tartan Check

Farah Vintage Shirt with Paint Smudge Print in Slim Fit

Farah Vintage Shirt with Paint Smudge Print in Slim Fit

Sisley Shirt With Floral Paisley Print In Slim Fit

Trousers

Military Chino (Khaki Grey) – Bolongaro Trevor

Military Chino (Black) – Bolongaro Trevor

Coats

Major Jacket – Bolongaro Trevor

Schott | Schott Parka with Faux Fur Trim at ASOS

Barbour | Barbour X Pantone Wax Jacket at ASOS

Fidelity | Fidelity Peacoat Made in USA at ASOS

Denim & Supply by Ralph Lauren | Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Parka with Down Fill at ASOS

Spiewak | Spiewak Parka Heron Snorkel with Insulation at ASOS

Gloverall | Gloverall Duffle Coat in Melton Wool at ASOS

Gloverall | Gloverall Peacoat at ASOS

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The best websites for Crossfit clothing and graphic tees

If you’re a seasoned Crossfitter or just poked your head in once then you know everyone at the box likes to spend a pretty penny on their kit and usually the brighter the better from lifting shoes, wod shoes, compression socks, shorts, compression trousers, graphic tees, vests, hoodies, belts, headbands, hand wraps, hats and bags.

I myself have spent more money on gym gear in the last year than i have in the last 28 years i’ve been on this earth with nearly one of each of the items above in the list.

Reebok the official sponsor of the Crossfit Games have their own Crossfit Wod inspired range of clothing and accessories and although they do have a few nice items on the website, which i’ve bought a pair of the shorts recently myself but they are quite expensive to be honest.

There are a number of businesses coming onto the Crossfit scene recently offering a wider range of tees and apparel with a quite a few coming out of the South Wales area due to the huge following Crossfit has in Cardiff and the valleys recently with around 10 crossfit boxes in a 10 mile radius of Cardiff.

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I like to shop around to get something a bit different as i’m quite fussy even with my gym kit i hate having the same thing on as someone else so i do spend a fair bit of time hunting out something new and different when i’m in the game to make a new purchase of some Crossfit wod kit.

Some of the brands aimed at Crossfit i’ve come across, bought and seen at my box at Caerphilly are:

Bear Strength
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anufacturer and retailer of Crossfit clothing and apparel from graphic tees, shorts and hoodies

Again Faster
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tockist of Crossfit inspired clothing and apparel but also lifting equipment from bars and weights to custom built fully fitted Crossfit rigs.

IconX Barbell Club
Manufacturer of graphic tees, hoodies, shorts, hats, wraps and vests. They even do branded box kit like ours at Crossfit Caerphilly for regular WOD classes and bespoke kit for events and games.

Inov8
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anufacturer of fitness footwear including road running, off road and Crossfit inspired lifting shoes and WOD trainers. They also offer tees and hoodies.

Heavy Rep Gear
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anufacturer of Crossfit WOD kit from graphic tees, hoodies, vests, caps and shorts, which were the first ones i purchased over a year ago and still going strong today with their toughened material used.

Kratos RX’d
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anufacturer of Crossfit inspired sports nutrition but also produce clothing such as graphic tees and shorts.

Rogue Fitness
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he most well known Crossfit clothing supplier and manufacturer who sponsor 3 time Crossfit Games Champion Rich Fronning who has his own tees available on the site. They also supply lifting equipment and supply the Crossfit Games with their weights and bars that are used in the competition.

Reebok
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anufacturer and retailer of sports clothing and accessories but also sponsor the Crossfit Games and have a range of Crossfit clothing including shorts, the legendary Reebok Nano shoes, tees and lifting shoes.

 

Maritime inspired Miansai bracelets with hook and anchors in leather and rope

I came across the Miansai bracelets a while back but couldn’t remember the name of the brand until this week when I stumbled across them on the Harvey Nich’s website looking for some ideas for christmas presents I wanted for myself.

The maritime themed jewellery are produced my a small group of artisans in Miami in the US by hand, which you can see i the videos they have on the Miansai website.

The Miansai bracelets come in a number of variations from vegetable died leather, maritime rope with nautical rope techniques and fittings with a choice of either hook or mini anchors to fasten the bracelet together.

My favourite combinations of the Miansai bracelets are the brown leather with the silver anchor and the black leather with silver hook for a night out and dressed look. The hook also goes well with some of the light blue ropes too and would like one of those for more casual look.

Having looked at a few of the Miansai bracelet retailers they all seem to have some different combinations of colours of leather, rope along with varying colours and finishes of the hooks and anchors from silver, black, gold and rose gold so I would check a few different ones to get your favourite combination.

Miansai stockists include:

Oki-ni
Cruise Fashion
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