MensFashion

The Galway Races

It’s official, the Galway Races are finally here! This has to be one of Ireland’s most loved events year in year out. From the excitement of winning in Ballybrit to dancing the night away at the Radisson, the delicious food and street performers filling the city with an electric buzz that you can almost feel the hairs on your arm stand up, the Galway races have it all!

One of the first things everything thinks of when we plan of heading to the races is what on earth do you wear? The norm is a suit but you don’t always have to be wearing a three piece suit to look dapper! I’ve put together a few different options that would look great.
Race Look 1

  • Blazer: Selected Homme
  • Navy wool knit: Selected Homme
  • Chinos: Selected Homme
  • Shirt: Marnelli
  • Brogue: Brent Pope (Style: Papa)

I love the fact that you still look extremely smart even when you take off the blazer. This is a win win for me!


Race Look 2


  • Blazer: Selected Homme
  • Shirt: Remus
  • Waistcoat: Benetti
  • Chinos: Selected
  • Brogue: Tommy Bowe, Llyod & Pryce.

This attire is bound to turn heads for best dressed. It boasts elegance and style without being too loud. It’s extremely comfortable too which is very important!

Both of these outfits are available from Detail Menswear, Carlow.

Here are some of my favourite looks & inspo from Pinterest.


Enjoy the races & thanks for reading,

Chris.

IBBA 2017 Behind the scenes!

Hey everyone,

I always tend to keep my blog posts short & sweet but this one is a highlight for me so it’s a little bit longer!

So as most of you know, I was nominated for this years 2017 Irish Beauty Blog Awards in association with Tan Organic. I was nominated in two categories. The Best Newcomer & Best Male Blog. After weeks of votes & sharing I was shortlisted for both and became a finalist in Best Male along with 4 other male bloggers. Honestly, I was ecstatic to have made the final Top 5 in Ireland!

So when I realised I had made the top 5,  I wanted to make sure I looked my absolute best on the night. For me, there was only one answer for this, Detail Menswear in Carlow town. Detail have always been my go-to mens shop since I was a teenager and you always receive unbelievable service from all of the lads in there. For any occasion I have coming up from dinner dances to weddings they’ll have what I’m looking for. It’s one of these stores where you know you’ll find exactly what you want in no time and without having to make that trip to the capital. Top quality suits & brands on my doorstep, what more can a man want?! and when it comes to shopping us men love hassle free, let’s be honest, it’s in our nature! When I said hassle free, I meant it. The very first suit I seen was the suit I ended up going with! That’s how I like to shop!

Suit & shoes by Irish brand Benetti. Full range in Detail Menswear, Carlow.

I explained to Philip in Detail Menswear, how I wanted a skinny leg on the suit pants as I was going for the no socks look and there was no problem at all. When I came in to collect it, everything was ready to go, perfect leg, exactly what I was looking for, tailored to fit me perfectly, like come on, I had to show off my lovely ankles & Irish tan lines!! Although some may think otherwise!

Mr. Philip McDonald, owner of Detail Menswear Carlow/Kilkenny.


As I received SO many compliments about my suit and where I got it I couldn’t wait to share that with you all. The suit itself is by an Irish brand called Benetti, I always think it’s important to support Irish brands. Benetti are the official tailors for the Football Association of Ireland, which is pretty cool. I felt like a million dollars in it!

Link to buy: http://detailmenswear.ie

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Enjoying a whiskey in Lillie Bordello’s.


The night was better than I had ever imagine. When we walked in, the bar was full of stunning cocktail glasses ready to be filled with the top quality Dingle Whiskey. It was a free bar may I add, so enough said! The Irish Beauty Blog Awards didn’t hold back on this party at all, it was quality! The front bar was filled with pop up areas from all of the sponsors from Tan Organic to Beverly Hills Formula, Love Suits & the most delicious cupcakes I’ve ever eaten from Jenscouture Cakes!

The nerves had kicked in when the ever so talented MC, James Butler, started announcing the nominees for Best Male Blog and at this stage I was in a world of my own. The next thing all I heard was “Chris Kavanagh!” and I couldn’t believe it! I WON!!!!! I thought I was imagining it but when I looked at my girlfriend and seen the delight in her eyes I knew it! WINNER!!!!!


It honestly still feels surreal, I was up against some of the best in the country such as James Butler, Mr. Indumentum, Darren Kennedy, & Rob Lipsett to name but a few and to think me, a guy with only 1.4k followers claimed the title. Im absolutely honoured and grateful. Thanks to all of you & your votes for helping to make this possible.

So here are some of the moments from the night! Hope you’ve enjoyed reading! Thanks again to all of you for supporting me on this blogging journey, a GAA guy from St. Mullins in County Carlow, blogging about fashion & lifestyle, sure look, why not! I’ve always had an interest in fashion and I’m so delighted to be sharing my style with all of you.

 

 


Before I finish I have to show you the goodie bags! They’re class! I’m excited for trying out the Beverly Hills Formula Black Pearl toothpaste. I think I’ll leave the eyeshadow & lipgloss  to Fiona to try out! Have a look at what we all got to bring home!

 

 

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So many fantastic sponsors of the awards this year and the event wouldn’t have been possible without them. Huge well done to all of the team at the Irish Beauty Blog Awards for putting on such a top quality event. You can tell so much hard work went into it. Thanks for having us. The Irish Beauty Blog Awards 2017, a night to remember!

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Fiona & I.

Hope you enjoyed reading!

Chris.

 

#IBBA17 #BestMaleBlog #MensFashionBlog #Mensstyle #AwardWinningBlog

Summer Steal Student Budget!!!

Hi guys,

So the exams are over and it’s time to enjoy all of the events the summer has to offer, but an event means an outfit and it’s pretty important that us men look our best especially as summer parties are never short of the ladies!! Summer months are always crazy for weddings, parties, christenings, BBQ’s and the likes so I’ve put together an outfit that would work well for any of these occasions but won’t break the bank! Check it out..


Us men can master the white trousers too, ladies watch out!!

  • Shirt:           €8.        Penneys, Carlow.
  • Trousers:  €18.       Penneys, Carlow
  • Shoes:        €18.       Penneys, Carlow
  • Shades:      €3.        Boohooman.com

So there you have it, this whole outfit for ONLY €47.00!!!

Brown leather shoes, €18.00 Penneys, Carlow.

Shirt €8 Trousers & Belt €18, Penneys, Carlow.

Head to toe Penneys, €44.00.

So that’s my summer steal for this month, we’re dressed and ready to party!

Thanks for reading,

Chris.

#mensootd #summerstyle #mensstyle #menwithclass #ibba17 #mensblog #fashionblog

Dublin

As Dublin is one of the greatest cities in Ireland it will take more than just one blog post to cover it all but here’s just a few things about a day in the capital.

Although I love all of Dublin, the place where I tend to spend the majority of my time would be in the Grafton Street area. I just love the buzz of the people, the street performers and the fantastic choice of food and shopping it has to offer. You can’t go wrong on Grafton street! If designers is your thing and you’ve a good pay cheque then don’t leave without checking out Brown Thomas, it has everything from Ralph Lauren to Yeezys and Tom Ford to Louis Vuitton. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to spend more time in here! http://www.brownthomas.com

Stephen’s Green Park, this is located just at the top of Grafton street, it’s a place to escape the rush of the city and feel as though your in the middle of the country. It has beautiful walkways and ponds and it’s a great place for photo opportunities. Well worth a visit. Why not grab one of the famous donuts from The Rolling Donut located on South King Street, they’re delicious! 

The Guinness Storehouse, I visited this with some friends a few months ago and it was well worth it. The tour is fantastic and you get to pull your own pint at the end of the tour. The gravity bar has a 360 degrees view of the whole city, I’d recommend going early in the morning it’s not as busy and the morning sky looks fabulous. The tickets were €14 per adult. Make sure to try  the Guinness flavoured crisps too! I suggest you buy your tickets online as you can skip the long queues! Buy tickets here. https://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/tickets

Trinity College, to walk around the grounds of Trinity it’s just spectacular but you can do tours of the whole college and the Book of Kells, it’s €14 per adult but trust me, you won’t regret it.

Chopped, this is a healthy food chain that offers fresh, raw salads for on the go, it’s located on south Grafton street and for me I love got the TRX Bowl, perfect for on the go snack and of course a healthier option that the typical burger & fries! The bowl I get usually costs around €6 which is value for money with the amount they give you. Check out there menu here http://www.chopped.ie

Lemon & Duke,  it was a first having food here this week but I highly recommend it. I opted for the Steak & Onions for the main and then Warm Butterscotch Chocolate Brownie for dessert, it was mouth watering. I advise you book you’re table though as it gets busy really quickly. It’s owned by 4 players on the Irish rugby team and the atmosphere in the bar is second to none. You’ll have a great night out here! Find out more here http://www.lemonandduke.ie

Nightlife, if you’re looking for a full on session and a night of dancing (and a shift) in a pure Irish environment then, you’ve guessed it, Copper Face Jacks better known as Coppers is the place to go! You’re sure to find a nurse or a guard in here, depending on who you’re looking for! As they say, it’d be hard to leave coppers without getting the shift!  Fri & Sat nights are over 21s. It’s located on Harcourt Street so very central to Stephens green area. You’re sure to have a class night in coppers with stories hard to make up! http://copperfacejacks.ie.

One of my favourite bars would be Sams Bar on Dawson street. It has a sophisticated feel with great music, perfect for a few drinks any night but Saturday is the best!

So there you have it, a typical day in Dublin. If you’ve any questions I’d love to hear from you just drop me a message.
Chris