Amid the sun

Late May, June, July I sigh, I haven’t written or taken photos, why, amid the sun brooding with even more free time by my own. I have finished college a while ago now and I did more than just pass my units for the majority of my course. I’m enjoying a long holiday off from work, gone to London to get more of a feel of the city before I move there and other things. I’ve been watching the world cup and have been enjoying the sun and the outdoor events in Cambridge with my friends, where I live. The Tour de France 2014 even had a few of their stages in England, one of them starting in Cambridge to London but due to a late night I decided to not go and see it. I cycle often but I’ve never really been interested enough in bicycle racing but it is still great for Cambridge that it happened. Here I am wearing a red floral short sleeve shirt, despite the hot weather I am not a fan of wearing shorts preferring to wear jeans or chinos.

Short sleeve floral shirt by Next.
Jeans by Topman.
Shoes by Next.
Sunglasses by River Island.

Things I must do

I am in the final weeks of college, soon it will all be finished and I can enjoy summer but it seems like I have already started my summer holiday. The work load from my job and college has taken its toll so I’ve been taking time off and not attending college, maybe it’s due to the time I need to get up to ensure I get there on time or something else I can’t think of but the lessons are pointless recently, I can do all my college work from home. I have recently booked my ticket for the reading festival for three days for this august, it’s going to be amazing with some good friends. I wear glasses all the time and I love these glasses, they are similar to my Oliver Peoples Riley glasses so they’re better for daily use without having to worry about the hundreds of pounds resting on my face.

Percival Glasses by Specsavers.
Denim Jacket by Topman.
Shirt by Next.
Jeans by Topman.
Belt by Topman.
Brothel Creepers by LoudLook.

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. 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 in which we went around and among Cambridge University for a photo shoot and even on the roof of my workplace in the pouring rain, luckily I brought my umbrella and my friend brought one too, his umbrella was to be a prop and something he wanted me to hold throughout shooting. Here I compliment different blue, navy and brown colours.

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

Waiting

The year is well underway and worried about doing my studies in vain and for nothing I can’t help but have thoughts of hopelessness which fail to elude me as the question of where I will be living and what university I’ll be studying at from either September or October remains unanswered because of a long waiting period. 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 leaving me stress free for the rest of my current course at college. This is great news but even the best news I shrugged off being unfamiliar to it. I am still waiting however, 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, in a new city with new opportunities. This tweet jacket is great combined with other clothing of a similar colour as I have paired with here to compliment the whole look.

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 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. 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 or so ago 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 me 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, at that time I was wearing something different but here I am wearing all black evoking rock and greaser subculture.

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

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 happy. Soon I start another year of studies and then after, university. Here I am in a classic rock inspired look I like very much.

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

Eve of results

I decided to start a blog to have a place I could write and display my life, fashion and photography, like a diary for my friends and family to see what I have been up to and for me to look back on. I have recently finished a year of studying at college and 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, which was on display in the city centre for an art competition among others. We discussed her appearance in the local newspaper and later visited Topman to get myself a watch that I have decided I will use only for work, as well as a piece of collar jewellery for any occasion. I hope that 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.