Thomas Gun; The Guys

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Following on from the first, here is my second instalment of a mini ‘Thomas Gun blog post series’.

I very kindly received several items of clothing from the guys at Thomas Gun to style as I wish for a shoot to be published here on Beauty & Ruin. Styling has to be one of my favourite aspects of fashion, whether it be styling myself day-to-day, for a night out etc. or styling others for shoots, or even just helping friends out with piecing outfits together – I enjoy every bit of it! So as you can imagine, I was in my element styling this shoot, especially as it was using menswear and streetwear brands.

This blog post will focus on the guys outfits, where you can buy the items and how you can wear them!


Outfit 1

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Martin (left)…

is wearing Sik Silk ripped denim shorts and Sik Silk curved hem black rose tee, with Fi5th’s black mesh hoodie.

Alex (right)…

is wearing Sik Silk drop crotch skinny jeans and 11 Degrees longline zip tee.

Firstly, I was super super excited to be able to choose some denim items from Thomas Gun’s selection of Sik Silk clothing! I rarely wear an outfit that doesn’t consist of denim and neither should you! The various different washes, colours, styles etc. that you can find in denim is incredible and can create outstanding outfits. Whether it be a singular denim garment, double or even triple denim – if it’s done right, you’ll be looking good. I paired Alex’s Sik Silk jeans with a longline 11 Degrees tee. Due to the midstone wash of the jeans I thought it would best to pair it with a relatively plain tee, 11 Degrees offered the perfect solution. Their tee is simple enough, yet the longline fit and zips on the sides give it that extra something to stand out from a standard white t-shirt. Plus the 11 Degrees logo is printed in white, therefore subtle and not abusive on the eye.

For Martin, I went for something a bit bolder and one of my favourite Sik Silk pieces – the black rose t-shirt. There’s something about it which I will always be drawn to, it’s slightly gothic but can still be regarded as streetwear. Due to it’s gothic aspect I thought an ‘all-black-everything’ outfit would be most suitable, the rips on the black shorts add that extra edge if you’re not too into looking too mainstream when it comes to streetwear.

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Outfit 2

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Martin (right)…

is wearing 11 Degrees brand carrier tee in khaki.

Alex (left)…

is wearing 11 Degrees brand carrier tee in black paisley print.

The last outfits were kept very simple, using the 11 Degrees brand carrier tees. I think that this brand in particular are a perfect example of branding, as I have mentioned before, with out being abusive to the eye. Their trend-led patterns and colour palettes mean you can wear and trust your one of your favourite streetwear brands. Geordie Shore’s Gaz is a prime example of someone who dresses well in the media and can very often be spotted wearing 11 Degrees – so heed his advice!

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A huge thank you to the models Martin and Alex, plus Josh for the incredible photography – check out more of his work here.