Any restaurant with Jimmy Sommerville playing to Pierre et Gilles photos is a winner! #bbm4all (at Gauthier Soho)
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But that floor though!!
So it’s Bainser.com’s 4th birthday. I never knew it would come this far, or grow to become a way for me to get what I hope will be my ideal job. It all started out as means to share my story, and to get the point across that menswear and fashion really aren’t that scary. That knowing some of the rules means you also know when to break them, and that respecting quality over quantity is something to uphold.
But it’s time for a change.
Don’t worry bainser.com isn’t going anywhere but the new job means things will need to be tweaked. It’s time to grow and develop. I’m not entirely certain where this will take me, and you if you decide to follow me along for the ride.
In the last four years, I’ve been out to Milan and partied with Dolce & Gabbana, been wined and dined by Esquire, wrote pieces for Jimmy Choo, bitched about Kanye and stupid ties. I’ve interviewed the glorious Nick Wooster. I’ve made some amazing friends in the blogging community and whilst this little piece of the internet may not have the stellar figures of others I’ve always been honest about it. I’m delighted to still be here, and delighted that when I do write about more than menswear people stick around.
I was once told that to write a blog you needed to be prepared to have no one listen to you for a year, thankfully it didn’t take that long but I’d like to think even if no one was listening or reading I’d keep plodding along doing my thing. Gifting, collaborations, product reviews etc are all fun and I hope they keep coming, but they have never been why I write this blog. I may sound like a hack in saying this but there are plenty that could do with learning that lesson.
Blogging and bloggers are at the forefront of something new, something that has great potential and something that is forcing brands and businesses to change the way they operate. The doors are there to be pushed open and the opportunities are out there if you look hard enough, work harder and be authentic.
But that’s enough deep waffle from me. The past four years have been great, who can say what the next four will bring. In the meantime here’s a photo of Ryan Gosling. You’re welcome
ps In case you’re wondering how it all got started, there was Tattoo inspiration on holiday, an LGBT rant (this law has now passed), an Equality rant, the Bowtie and Pocket Square, and an unverified Internet quote. Seems like I knew just how I would continue from day 1!!
No matter how we try to avoid the issue time marches on, and while some of us age gracefully the rest of us would like to hold things back. Just for a short while anyway.
Just for Men has been around for years, I remember the adverts growing up and like all kids never ever thought the day would come where I would need it. Being a grown up happened to other people! Or so I thought, but not so much.
The new autostop formula takes only 10 minutes, and comes in four colours to best match your natural hair colour. It is genuinely super easy to use with the comb applicator. To prove this I roped in the husband to trial the product (he’s grayer than me anyway!). Be kind it’s his first time on the blog.
Yep, as you can see a silver fox.
So Just for Men Autostop, uses advanced Oxygen Activated technology so it’s easy to use with fool proof, natural results.
There was plenty of product in the applicator so regardless how long your hair is you’ll be sorted, and it was genuinely easy to use.
But non of the ease of use matters if the final result isn’t what it claims to be. So check out below for exactly that.
As you can see it provides great coverage of grey and a natural look. Obviously I think he looks fantastic regardless, but the coverage and look of the product is great. It genuinely looks really natural and he’s gotten a few compliments on it from friends. He also think it looks good though we both agree like any new haircut that’s a big change it’ll take a little getting used to. But the result is good enough that I’m sure I’ll be sent out to stock up on product in the near future.
Oh and thank you Just For Men for the unique packaging!
Sponsored Post: Just For Men provided the product and sponsored this post, though the opinion remains my own.
Ahh, my fav Irish artists have been at the screen print again, and I think they know their audience. Loved their slogan Ts last incarnation and this is a great move on. Well done guys.
Great T’s, great guys, go on make the purchase you know you want to.
(That’s Shane above btw)
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So it’s been a long month this November, sorry Movember. Being clean shaven for the first time in years was a complete shock. AND COLD!! Oh so very COLD! The insulating properties of a fine beard can never be understated.
Thanks to the team at Maurice Lacroix for convincing me to do this, it’s unlikely I’ll win the competition of a stunning watch from these supremely skilled horologists but that was never the point. I’ve managed to so far raise £155 for Men’s health projects which is no bad thing.
In fact I’ve learnt a few things
1) The Mo isnt such a bad look, and apparently I can carry one off. It may in fact stay in a Chris Camplin inspired Mo & stubble combo.
2) Fundraising is a good thing, and I might need to do some more *eyes up Berlin Marathon*
3) Trawling the internet for #Mospiration is legitimised objectification, bring on Decembeard
4) If trying to raise funds, heading to South Africa is unlikely to win you any favours, and your data cost for updates are not good news.
Oh and if by some miracle you do have some cash left over at the end of the month/payday please feel free to help me up the takings.
Just click here.
#Mospiration Street Art in Shoreditch. #movember draws to a close. Http://mobro.co/bainser #mauricelacroix
So excited for this!!! #blow #fashion #icon #inspiration #style (at Somerset House)
Better make it something good then
Thats how you do it! Serious skills on show