Get the strap

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The guys over at Daniel Wellington must be very proud of themselves after this one, and it is easy to see why.

When they decided to ditch the traditional notion of ‘one watch one strap’ for one watch many straps – they were changing the game. And ever since this decision, watch companies have been struggling to keep up.

In my opinion, interchangeable watch straps are like sandwiches – THE BEST GOD DAMN SANDWICHES EVER INVENTED.

Everyone loves a good sandwich, don’t lie. We all know that you eat them when nobody’s around. The fluffy white bread, the thick layer of yellow, buttery goodness, and the filling… now, that’s the important part.

The filling changes almost every time. In the morning, it has to be jam. Off to work, some meat – extra fuel for a long day. For supper, maybe just toast. It’s always changing, but always the same.

This is the freedom of interchangeable watch straps. It allows the owner (me 😉) to have many different looks while remaining exactly the same.

Owning one watch is a pretty big achievement, let’s be honest, but it can be limiting when putting an outfit together.

It has a brown leather strap, white face, Roman numerals, a gold buckle… but you’re not going with the brown leather shoes tonight… so, ditch the watch?

Absolutely not.

Since discovering interchangeable watch straps, the way I look at an outfit has changed. The devil is in the detail, but now, these details can change at any second.

Yesterday, I had a watch with a brown leather strap, and it matched my brown belt and shoes. Today, I have a blue material strap to compliment my blue suede boots. Tomorrow, maybe I’ll have a something a little more colourful to jazz up a more monotone look. This all happened with one watch, and three different straps. It’s insane!

Basically what I’m saying is – less can be more. We all love sandwiches because of what we can do with them, so we will all love interchangeable watch straps because of what they can do for us.

Promise!

And think about packing for holidays, one watch on my wrist, three straps in the carry-on. Sorted.

Watch – Reclaimed Vintage

Instagram – mr_wigglez_kane

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Addicted to social media

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Do you ever find yourself just scrolling through Instagram, and scrolling, and scrolling… and next thing you know, you’re three years deep in your favourite youtuber’s brother’s wife’s account looking through their 2014 holiday pics.

No.

Just me… well, this is awkward.

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You are what you wear

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It is said that only two things in life are certain – death and taxes. But I think that there could be a third – death, taxes and the memory of your old school uniform.

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Hasta la pizza, baby

The Dough Bros fire up new ovens in a new location

Local foodies were thrown into disarray when the Dough Bros announced that they would be closing the doors of their beloved pop-up.

The wood fired pizzeria opened almost two years ago, and following a whirlwind romance with pizza lovers nationwide, the Bros have decided to shut operations on Abbeygate Street Upper ahead of a game-changing move. This week, Eugene and Ronan Greaney, the Galway brothers behind what has become one of the most popular eateries in Ireland, explained why last Sunday was the perfect time to serve the last slice… for now.

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Say goodbye to old shirts, and hello to DIY Dave!

Not really, nobody calls me that…

With temperatures in Ireland sitting pretty at the 20 degree mark, the grandad shirt might be the most important summer piece to add to your collection.

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New Direction for Denim

When sportswear meets fashion, stylish things happen.

Fashionbeans.com claimed that 2015 witnessed the beginning of an athleisure movement but that 2016 is the year where it will really become a thing.

Athleisure is defined as “casual clothing designed to be worn both for exercising and for general use” and apparently all the staff at Merriam-Webster dictionary are on board as the term is to become official.

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Mr Motivation

 

“When you’re comfortable in your own skin, it does have an effect on your esteem and confidence” admits Kevin Russell. Russell is an online personal trainer, advocate of a healthy lifestyle and a Masters student at NUI Galway. He offers nutritional advice, workout plans and is a fitness enthusiast but he suffered from mental health issues when he was younger. So now, when he sees his clients’ results and the changes in them, it comes with a great deal of pride. “To be honest, that’s what I love most about it. They are so happy with how they’ve progressed physically but it’s a mental thing as well.”

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