Notes from the past

I can not help but be fond of the past. I will be moving to London this Autumn and I do look forward to the future but I am nostalgic of the past. The greatest literature, films and music are old, your favourite new music album or book quickly ages and becomes the past, time moves so fast. As I look back and romanticise about the past or even about the old country where my parents are from, everyone appears so smart and well dressed, as if it were merely their casual wear, today this is lost in some ways as we have more choice than ever in what to wear. The staple pressed trousers and crisp shirt replaced with the t-shirt and jeans. I love a good pair of jeans but its interesting how things do change. As I look forward to the future I will ever so often look back at the great things of the past, the things I love so much and inspire me.

Hat by Christys’ Hats London.
Checkered Suit Jacket and Trousers by Next.
Striped Shirt by Next.
Shoes by Next.
Collar Jewellery by Topman.
Belt by Topman.
Clutch Bag by Zara Man.

Approaching spring

It has been a good week of studying, eating and drinking out with friends and shopping for new music for my collection. The sun has been shining too giving a glimpse of the approaching spring, and before this, a while ago, I did some modelling for a friends college project. Everything is good and going well.

Denim Jacket by Topman.
Checkered Shirt by Next.
Jeans by Topman.
Belt by Topman.
Suede Desert Shoes by Next.
Ray-Ban Sunglasses (Prescription) by Ray-Ban / David Clulow.

Waiting

Thoughts of hopelessness fail to elude me as the new year is well underway and the question of where I will be starting from October and September remains unanswered. I am unsure if it is even possible for me to study my chosen subject at degree level as I am currently studying topics at college not entirely related. Awaiting responses from my chosen universities, one university; Birkbeck, University of London has reassured me however by giving me an unconditional offer. Meaning I do not need to fulfil any conditions to secure my place, ultimately giving me zero stress for the rest of my current course. This is great news but even the best news I shrugged off being unfamiliar to it. I am still waiting for other responses from my applied universities. I will know soon enough and can begin to plan and make a decision that will effect the next three to four years of my life.

Jacket by Next.
Denim Shirt by Next.
Jeans by Topman.
Belt by Topman.
Brogues by Next.

Fine by myself

I do not care what people think, I try not to. Silent glances, smiles and words of insecure reactions are at times a frequent occurrence in my town as I go beyond the average male routine of visual practises. The older you get the less you care what people think of you as now I do not necessarily want to fit in nor waste time with people who do not share similar interests or who are generally not nice. Of course I have a multitude of friends but I shy away in a melancholic manner. Who of them share a love of my obscure worldly interests, very little if any. If I isolate myself and spend time alone I do so deliberately as I would rather not spend time with people who could not care less about me as I am sadly used to it, but then again, there are some genuinely sincere people I do consider dear. I do not need to say a word, clothes can sometimes evoke and symbolise statements for themselves.

Leather Bomber Jacket by Primark.
Buttoned T-shirt by Zara.
Jeans by Topman.
Belt by Topman.
Boots by Next.

Recent days

My new course is going well and I have learnt of things I need to improve on, as yesterday I received my results from my first three units. At this time of year the night comes fast and like in any other season the rain and wind bitters me as it flattens my hair. I seem to always carry a brush with me when I go out and at college the odd classmate compliments me, likewise the customers at my work. Last week I was stopped in the street by a girl who normally sees me on the commute to college. Also a student there she has appreciated my style from a far for a few months now and that she finally had the courage to approach and speak to me; all this unbeknownst to me until our discussion. It is great to have someone directly show a genuine interest and affection in my dress sense and look.

Jacket by Next.
Denim shirt by Next.
Jeans by Topman.
Neckerchief by Topman.
Brothel Creepers by LoudLook.

Onward

My exam results did not disappoint me in the end. I could have done better at one of my subjects but I tried my best. My other result was an A, and the completion of my diploma, so I am very happy. Tomorrow I start another year of studies and I will have to work hard to earn the results needed to enter some of my chosen universities. It is going to be challenging but I look forward to it.

Jeans by Topman.
Belt by Topman.
Shirt by Topman.
Shoes by Next.

Eve of results

My exam results are finally a day away. After work I grabbed a cappuccino with my lovely friend, soon revisiting and further admiring her artwork of Cambridge on display in the city and discussing her appearance in the local newspaper. We later visited Topman to get myself a much needed watch, I have decided I will use only for work, as well as a piece of collar jewellery for any occasion. I do really hope my exam results do not disappoint, I will find out tomorrow.

Jeans by Next.
Checkered Shirt by Next.
Shoes by Next.
Collar Jewellery by Topman.
Watch by Topman.