Farrell X Primark

Nowadays, we’re all on the hunt for that little somethin’ somethin’ that won’t break the bank. Be it a new top, a shirt, or even a simple tee, a bit of good old fashioned retail therapy can do the world of good. However, I’m sure we can all agree that as much as we’d love to indulge our sartorial urges our wallets aren’t always so forthcoming. Thus, I was more than a little intrigued to check out the new Farrell range from Primark. The Farrell Line, created by music maven Robbie Williams as a tribute to his style savvy grandfather, Jack Farrell, has been a firm favourite amongst fashionable fellows since its debut, with its latest range promising to deliver a selection of classic shapes and silhouettes with a contemporary edge- all at seriously affordable prices- without ever compromising on quality and style. So, does it manage to fulfil its aesthetic aspirations? The answer is a resounding yes.

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Sweatshirt, €19

When shooting this blog post, I was absolutely mesmerised by the quality and fit of each piece, not to mention the overwhelming price points. I’m a regular fan of Penneys, and always pick up a few bits whenever I head in for a browse, but was totally stopped in my tracks when confronted with the latest Farrell range. The prices alone are enough to swoon over- €50 for a wool blazer? Unheard of, am I right? Price points aside, it’s impossible not to marvel at the quality and variety of goods on offer- the crochet knits in particular are to die for, as are the tastefully branded sweatshirts and tees. With this in mind, I’ve compiled 3 easy Autumnal looks to showcase the sartorial prowess of each piece, and to give my fashionable followers a glimpse at this truly sublime line.

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This suede bomber is the perfect transitional piece for all seasons, with its lightweight feel and subtle navy hue acting as the ideal outerwear for a whole host of looks. At just €110 for a suede jacket, it would be a crime not to snap it up!

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A classic plaid shirt layered under a chic crochet-effect knit adds some chicy textural dimension to the look, while black skinny jeans complete the overall aesthetic of this laid back day-time luxe. The shirt, sweater and jeans are all retailing at a phenomenal €19 each, all with exceptional quality, fabric and fit.

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Next up, we have this divine tweed blazer and waistcoat combo, retailing at €50 and €23 respectively. This pair is part of a three piece suit that also includes matching trousers, with the total cost of the suit coming to less than €100- not too shabby eh? Often, tailoring can appear to be a foreign notion to some men, simply due to accessibility and affordability. But with the quality and price of this look, there’s absolutely no reason why we can’t all embrace our inner Dapper Dan. As you can see, I teamed my blazer and waistcoat with the same black skinnies as before, simply to show the versatility of each piece-one suit, a multitude of possibilities.

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The attention to detail of the line really shines through in this look, particularly in the flecked fabric used to create this contemporary tailored finish.

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Finally, I chose to create a fun, smart-casual look using some simple separates. This navy wool blazer looks and feels far more than its €50 price tag, with its striking blue hue making it the ideal shade to wear with both black and indigo jeans. A staple gingham shirt (€19) and multi-coloured crochet knit (also €19) offer optimum AW layering (a trend that dominated this season’s menswear runways), while some chic accoutrements add some fun to the overall ensemble. The trans-seasonal accessibility of each of these pieces is also a formidable factor of the Farrell range- each will look just as fabulous in spring as they will now.

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So gentlemen, what do you make of my fashionable Farrell finds? Keep an eye out on my Instagram and Snapchat (jamespatrice) to see how I style these wardrobe wonders this season!

Stay sassy,

James

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All images shot by the fabulous Niamh from the award-winning Gourmet Grazing!

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