Hugo Boss Menswear Range Rebrands As BOSS Hugo Boss

New BOSS Hugo Boss Underwear & Swimwear

Last Autumn, it was announced that Hugo Boss would be restructuring the brand and refocusing on their menswear roots. Chief Executive Mark Langer at the time said that while Hugo Boss “Is and will remain a premium brand” they want to “Concentrate more strongly on men’s fashion again.” While their bread and butter has always been mens suits, and thanks to an influx of stylish celebrities rocking their twin suits all over the red carpet they are now the epitome of sartorial elegance, they ventured into womenswear and boutiques. While this has been successful for the brand, they have streamlined their collections and refined some of their concession brands, including the Hugo Boss mens underwear and swimwear.

New BOSS Hugo Boss Underwear & Swimwear

While the collections’ ethos still remain the same, stylish pieces for men who love luxury and want something a little bit extra in their underwear and swimwear collection, they have decided to rebrand and add the collection to the BOSS Hugo Boss range. And with some of the designs they are bringing out this season, BOSS is certainly very apt.

New BOSS Hugo Boss Underwear & Swimwear

Within the new BOSS Hugo Boss mens underwear and swimwear 2017 range, you will find high quality textures and fabrics, from cotton in the underwear and loungewear to quick dry and easy care polyester. The quality of the fabrics mean that the styles will retain their shape after each wear, and after each wash, and the swimwear is designed to be able to be worn both at the beach or in the pool, as well as doubling up as shorts. Bold prints, stylish stripes and even smart trouser like waistbands are prevalent across the swimwear pieces.

New BOSS Hugo Boss Underwear & Swimwear

The collection also offers fantastic value for your money, and there are a multitude of multi packs, from 3 pack BOSS Hugo Boss briefs to 3 pack BOSS Hugo Boss boxers in a variety of colours. So whether you prefer the classic black, white and grey, or prefer something a little more colourful, you’re bound to find an underwear multipack that suits you at BANG+STRIKE. One thing that the collection hasn’t shied away from is the ubiquitous bold branding, that can still be seen across the waistbands of the mens underwear in the range.

New BOSS Hugo Boss Underwear & Swimwear

For those that like a little bit more BANG for their buck when it comes to their clothing choices, there are also some great tees in the range. From crew necks to v necks, there is a style to suit all, and due to the versatility of the tees, they’d be suitable for both relaxing at home, or working out in at the gym. The fit will ensure that all that hard work on the weights won’t go unnoticed! Whether you want classic white t-shirts or a mix of black, white and grey, our BOSS Hugo Boss 3 pack t-shirt prices are unbelievably good!

New BOSS Hugo Boss Underwear & Swimwear

There is also some comfy cool lounge wear pieces in the collection. Again these would be great for casual days or in the gym. The fabric is soft, durable and flexible, and the composition of it means that the pieces will retain their shape for a long time. From classic grey sweats to plaid pyjama pants, your chill time just got a stylish upgrade!

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Diesel Summer 2017 Collaboration With Artist Yoko Honda

Diesel Summer 2017 Collaborates With Artist Yoko Honda

If you have ever seen Japanese artist Yoko Honda’s work, you’ll know why Diesel decided to partner up in their Summer 2017 campaign. Her work is bright and bold. She uses rich colours, zig-zags, geometrical designs and swirls and backdrops and illustrated subjects like swimming pools, palm trees and neon signs that give us serious 80s nostalgia. It reminds us of Saved By The Bell, John Hughes Movies and Miami Vice, all rolled into one. And who wouldn’t want that for their wardrobe?

Diesel Summer 2017 Collaborates With Artist Yoko Honda

Honda is originally from Tokyo but takes direct inspiration from the USA. “When anyone expresses the 80s,” she says, “there’s that element of Miami and California – you could say they’re the places that symbolise the 80s best. She first started her career via social media- Instagram to be exact- and generating increasing interest with each new illustration she set live.

Diesel Summer 2017 Collaborates With Artist Yoko Honda

In 2013 she was contacted by Australian skate company Afends to produce some designs and it was a huge hit. From there, people started to take notice, and the commissions kept rolling in for illustrations and partnerships, from art to clothing. Parisian brand Sandro hired Yoko Honda for a colourful, ‘pop-tastic’ collaboration. Inspired by fabulously kitsch 1980s motifs, Honda made use of digital painting and print to design and create her artistic, retro-pop vision. Vibrant, contrasting colours are a hallmark and she cited Kawaiian influences, alongside recognizable emblems of retro-pop Miami and California. The collaboration was sold through Harvey Nichols, and cemented Honda as one of the hottest illustrators of late, gaining her a strong cult following and inspiring artists, designers and illustrators throughout the world.

Diesel Summer 2017 Collaborates With Artist Yoko Honda

And now, for 2017, Yoko Honda has paired up with Diesel on a range of mens swimwear that are set to become the hottest pieces at BANG+STRIKE. There is a wide range of styles available. We’re loving the prints on the swim shorts in particular. Whether you’re holidaying at home, or abroad, ensure you stand out from the crowd in the Diesel X Yoko Honda collection. What’s so great about the swimwear in this range is that they are fast drying and comfortable, making them the perfect versatile short to wear on the beach, and at the bar with a cool summer tee or vest.

Diesel Summer 2017 Collaborates With Artist Yoko Honda

Underwear ranges from styles with geometric shapes and swimming pools, to palm trees and more. You’ll never get bored of wearing these lines. They’re cool, quirky and perfect for the vintage loving. They are also made from breathable and flexible material and would be good for working out, or just for fun! Recapture your youth with Yoko Honda and Diesel today!

Diesel Summer 2017 Collaborates With Artist Yoko Honda

 For more inspiration, follow Yoko Honda on Instagram to see more of her amazing illustrations.

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Baywatch 2017- Past & Present Baywatch Boys

Baywatch 2017- Past & Present Baywatch Boys

Baywatch was one of the most popular TV shows throughout the 90s and even if you didn’t watch it, you’ll definitely recognise that infamous red swimwear and that catchy theme tune! The likes of David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson starred in the show that revolved around the work of a team of lifeguards. Storylines included earthquakes, shark attacks and even serial killers were aired. All with a healthy dose of Californian lifestyle thrown in for good measure of course.

Baywatch 2017- Past & Present Baywatch Boys

Although the show became super popular, it was actually cancelled after the first season for various reasons, but one of its most famous cast members had faith in the show. David Hasselhoff, the most famous of the actors and actresses due to the hit TV series Knight Rider, enlisted some help from the creators and executive producers Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz and Gregory J. Bonann and revived it for the first-run syndication market in 1991. Hasselhoff was given the title of executive producer for his work on bringing the show back.

Baywatch 2017- Past & Present Baywatch Boys

The show went on for an entire decade, until it moved to Hawaii for two years. From this there was a series of spin offs,  including Baywatch Nights, and three direct to video films: Baywatch the Movie: Forbidden ParadiseBaywatch: White Thunder at Glacier Bay; and Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding. And this month, there’s a Baywatch reboot in the form of a Hollywood movie with some pretty big actors.

Baywatch 2017- Past & Present Baywatch Boys

In the film, Mitch Buchannon, the leader of the elite Baywatch lifeguard squad, clashes with newest recruit Matt Brody, a washed-up pro athlete. However, when a dead body is recovered from the ocean, the two must put aside their personal differences and work with their team to stop a criminal mastermind’s drug trafficking operation. Sounds intense. So let’s take a look at who will be playing the new Baywatch characters and how they match up.

Baywatch 2017- Past & Present Baywatch Boys

David Hasselhoff and Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon. 

Mitch Buchannon is the main character in both Baywatches. David Hasselhoff played the role in the show for 11 years. Watched by almost 1 billion viewers across 140 countries, it solidified his status among the world’s foremost television personalities of the said period. This success combined with his royalties and his other ventures have placed Hasselhoff’s fortune at more than $100 million and in 1996, Hasselhoff was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Hoff, as he is most famously known, dipped his toe into comedy over the past decade, and even released his own song, with a tongue in cheek video that recognises one of his most iconic roles in Knight Rider.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is an American actor, producer, singer, and professional wrestler and will be taking over as the leader of the Baywatchers. Johnson gained mainstream fame in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) from 1996 to 2004 as a major figure in the company’s Attitude Era, and was the first third-generation wrestler in the company’s history. Johnson’s motion picture debut was a brief appearance as The Scorpion King in the opening sequence of The Mummy Returns. The movie’s financial success led to his first leading role, in the spin-off The Scorpion King. He was listed in the 2007 Guinness World Records as the highest-paid actor in his first starring role, receiving US$5.5 million for this movie. The Mummy Returns, featuring The Rock, shattered a two-year record by earning $28,594,667, making it the highest-grossing single day for any film in history. From there Johnson has had a lucrative career in film, and is most notably famous for his appearance in the Fast & The Furious franchise among others.

Baywatch 2017- Past & Present Baywatch Boys

Zac Efron and David Charvet as Matt Brody.

From 2002-2006 Zac Efron he appeared in minor roles in TV shows like ER and Firefly, and his breakthrough role of course was the lead in High School Musical. From there, the fever hit the masses. Zac couldn’t go anywhere without his life scrutinised and followed by fans and the media worldwide. From High School Musical, Zac’s next big project was taking on the role of Link Larkin in Hairspray. He maintains that all vocals in that film were most definitely him despite critics questioning! From 2014 onwards, he is famed for his comedy roles in the likes of Neighbors with Seth Rogan, Dirty Grandpa with Robert DeNiro and Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates with Anna Kendrick. Not bad for someone who isn’t even 30! He’s taking on the role of Matt Brody, a drop out athlete who becomes a lifeguard to redeem his reputation.

Matt Brody however was originally played by David Charvet and he arrived on the beach in 1992. His character storylines in the original Baywatch include being involved in a long-term relationship with Summer Quinn in the fourth season, and pursuing a similar relationship with C.J. Parker in the fifth and sixth seasons. In the series, Brody was forced to resign because of a phony sexual harassment lawsuit filed by series ‘bad girl,’ Neely Capshaw, but was reinstated after the lawsuit proved to be false. After a while, Matt went back to France unable to cope with Neely’s return and while he eventually returned, after going on a holiday with some members of the team, he was never seen again, which suggests he returned to France again. David Charvet left the world of acting in 1999 to pursue a career in music, and his debut single “Should I Leave”, a bilingual hit in French and English, hit #3 in France and also charted in Belgium and Sweden. His bilingual hit “Jusqu’au bout”/”Leap of Faith” reached #6 in France, followed by the bilingual “Apprendre à aimer”/”Teach Me How to Love” that made it to the French Top 20 and was a hit in Belgium, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Charvet sold over 2.5 million albums. He toured extensively throughout Europe and Asia, performing for packed arenas, writing music in the process.

Baywatch 2017- Past & Present Baywatch Boys

Other memorable characters include C J Parker, originally played by Pamela Anderson and portrayed by swimsuit model Kelly Rohrbach. Alexandra Daddario is playing Summer Quinn, love interest of Matt Brody, originally played by Nicole Eggert and Ilfenesh Hadera takes the role of Stephanie Holden, originally played by Alexandra Paul who is Mitch’s love interest. It’s been said that both David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson will have cameos in Baywatch 2017.

#CoolBoy Anwar Hadid

CoolBoy Anwar Hadid

 Whatever they put in the Hadid gene pool, we wish we could take a dip! When it comes to the surname, you’d be forgiven for immediately thinking of Gigi or Bella, but did you know they had a teenage brother who is ALSO a model?!

CoolBoy Anwar Hadid

The trio and the rest of their family originally grew up on a ranch in Santa Barbara and then moved to Malibu a few years later. Anwar was a very active kid, and played on both the football and soccer teams at his school. The Hadid’s were pros when it came to the modelling world, with his eldest sister Gigi having been modelling since she was just a tot! Bella followed in her Sister’s footsteps and aged sixteen started working as a model. Anwar’s big break was in 2015 when he was 16 too.

CoolBoy Anwar Hadid

Due to his Sister’s modelling profiles, as well as his Mum signing up for reality TV show The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills in 2012, Anwar became immersed in the celebrity lifestyle from a young age. He appeared on the TV show himself and from there a spotlight was put upon the teen Hadid.

CoolBoy Anwar Hadid

American magazine Nylon obviously spotted something in the younger Hadid as they drafted him in to model for their October 2015 issue. His shoot went down well, with Teen Vogue snapping him up for their June/July 2016 edition. From their, his career started to snowball and the fashion industry took note of the three Hadid’s, as their profiles grow rapidly. They are all currently signed to the same model agency, IMG Models, one of the biggest international management firms.

CoolBoy Anwar Hadid

In January of this year, something phenomenal happened to Anwar. He was named the face of Hugo Boss Menswear HUGO line. A gig, we’re sure to solidify his positioning of one of the most exciting male models of 2017, and a job that a million and one models would have given their right arm for. The campaign was shot by photographer Harley Weir in the Californian desert.

CoolBoy Anwar Hadid
From here, his involvement with high end designers widened, with him walking the catwalk of Zadig & Voltaire at NYFW,  the Fenty X Puma by Rihanna show and modelling for Jeremy Scott’s Moschino. He has also appeared in L’Uomo Vogue and Vogue Hommes.

CoolBoy Anwar Hadid

It wasn’t just the fashion industry, however, that was taking note of Anwar but the acting world too. At the very least, he made an impression on one young actress. his girlfriend Nicola Peltz, of ‘The Last Airbender’ and ‘Bates Motel’ fame. They are most definitely set to be one of the ‘It’ couples of the fashion and film biz, and we are sure to see more of the youngest Hadid!

CoolBoy Anwar Hadid

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Steal The TOWIE Lads’ Swimwear Styles This Summer

Steal The TOWIE Lads' Swimwear Styles This Summer

Whether you’re a The Only Way Is Essex fan or not, it’s no denying that those Essex boys are in seriously good shape. A lot of primping and a lot of protein no doubt go hand in hand for these lads, but it makes it all worth it when they get to show of their toned abs and tanned skin in swimwear on their annual holiday abroad. Whether they’re off to Marbs, Ibiza, or Brentwood’s swimming pool (we’re sure there is probably one!) the lads know that all eyes, and cameras will be aimed at them.

Steal The TOWIE Lads' Swimwear Styles This Summer

James Locke is one of the longest standing male cast members, and he’s had his fair share of drama in his time. From his on-off relationship with ex Danielle Armstrong, and the introduction of new flame Yaz, ‘Lockie’ as his friends call him was seen decreasing his alcohol intake and focusing on his new restaurant venture, which provides healthy alternatives to your bog standard cafes and take aways. Lockies Kitchen is a booming success, and has no doubt had a positive impact on Lockie’s bod as well as bank balance. He’s rocking the Versace Iconic Black Medusa Swim Shorts, available at BANG+STRIKE.

Steal The TOWIE Lads' Swimwear Styles This Summer

His pal, Pete ‘The Pirate’ Wicks isn’t short of relationship troubles either, as his relationship with co-star Megan McKenna being a central point of the show, as well as a talking point with the press. While not as buff as his pal James, Pete’s athletic body is adorned with artwork and his manly mane and facial hair has rekindled the trend for the man bun. He opts for a camo pair of swim shorts as he splashes about with his co-stars. If you love his look, we’d recommend the Modus Vivendi Camo Sports Swim Shorts available at BANG+STRIKE.

Steal The TOWIE Lads' Swimwear Styles This Summer

TOWIE favourite Dan Edgar opts for a bright coral pair of swim shorts that looks great with his tan! There’s a pattern with the TOWIE boys being unlucky in love, and one of Dan’s most infamous ‘storylines’ (if you’ve never seen TOWIE, it’s a pseudo reality TV show in the UK that’s sent in Essex of course) involves him sleeping with a girl that may or may not have been in a relationship at the time. It also came out that he’d kissed fellow co-star Chloe Lewis when he was with his ex Kate Wright. Are you keeping up? Dan’s known for nicking birds, so get your own back and nick his style with the Oiler and Boiler Tuckernuck Shortie Swimshort, available at BANG+STRIKE.

Steal The TOWIE Lads' Swimwear Styles This Summer

Jon Clark (left) has eschewed the short shorts and opted for a longer length swim short. If you think Jon’s look is ‘all white’ (geddit?) we recommend the ADDICTED Long Swim Short. Tommy Mallet is a firm favourite and he’s chosen a cool pair of yellow Calvin Klein’s, just like the Calvin Klein POWER Quick Dry Swim shorts. What about Chris Clark’s style? He’s been in the press recently as the guy who dated Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson and broke it off, much to her surprise. He’s opted for blue printed swim shorts. We love printed swimwear, and we reckon if you like his look, you’d love the Diesel Tropics Sublimination Print Swim Shorts. Dan Edgar is back with a sporty black pair of shorts. While they’re not as bright as the previous pair, they certainly don’t let that lads tan down do they! We’d recommend the BOSS Hugo Boss Lobster Swim Short if you fancy his look.

Steal The TOWIE Lads' Swimwear Styles This Summer

The Pirate is back, and this time in pink! Pink is a great accompaniment to a tan and we think it really suits Pete. If you fancy a bit of pink in your summer wardrobe, we have the hot pink Boss Hugo Boss Lobster Swim Short or the more pastel ES Collection Cesar Quick Dry Board Shorts.

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