Guest Blog: Idle Man – Tropical Food Design Trends

Clothing with a tropical vibe is a given for the spring and summer seasons. After bundling up in muted colours all winter, there is something liberating about donning colourful prints that don’t take themselves too seriously – perfectly capturing the spirit of summer.

 

This summer clothing adorned with tropical fruits is a top trend – that’s right, even for men. Men may be timid to test out this trend, but there’s no reason why men shouldn’t be able to rock some fruity motifs. There is a time and a place for this trend, however, and certain garments that just shouldn’t be adorned with fruits. Read on to learn how to incorporate this trend into your summer look.

 

Fruit prints usually make an appearance on Spring and Summer runways for both womenswear and menswear. Most notably was Dolce & Gabbana for Spring/Summer 2016, where colourful frocks with bold fruit prints were a central theme. These fruity motifs trickle down to the high-street market for summer as well, which is when we start to see all sort of fruits on T-shirts, socks, and more.

 

The most laid-back way to incorporate fruit prints into your look is on swim shorts. You generally only bring out swim shorts in the summer months, which is the perfect season for kitschy prints. We recommend wearing these to a pool party, the beach, or even a music festival. You’ll be dressed perfectly for the occasion and you’ll be sure to get lots of compliments.

 

Another fun way to bring trendy fruit prints into your wardrobe is on a short sleeve shirt . A tropical fruit print suits the casual vibe of a short sleeve button down perfectly and has that air of preppiness that often comes out in summer looks.

 

There are several occasions you could rock a shirt such as this one like on holiday, at a gig, or just down the pub. These sorts of garments can be attention-grabbing, so prepare yourself for being the centre of attention.

Finally, why not hop on this trend by wearing a fruit themed T-shirt? This is probably the easiest way to hop on the trend, and there is no shortage of fruit-printed T-shirts out there.

 

A T-shirt like this can be worn for really any casual occasion when you feel like having a bit of fun with your outfit. Going for a T-shirt in this kind of print is bit more low-key, so if you don’t want to draw that much attention to yourself then we recommend going for this option.

 

Wearing a fruit print on your clothing screams summer, so the time is ripe to reach for the festive prints while you still can. When following this trend, we recommend you keep it casual by going for fruit printed swim shorts, short sleeve button ups, and T-shirts. It’s also fun to incorporate this trend through your accessories, fruit printed socks for example.

 

The Idle Man is a purely menswear based retailer catering to the style conscious 25+ man. Hosting top brands as well as their own line, The Idle Man is a go-to destination for men. Alongside the online shop The Idle Man Manual is a blog dedicated to offering men style advice as well as stories and guides about music, grooming and lifestyle.

 

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We’ve gone nuts for protein, naturally…

We know how busy life can get – juggling work and family while trying to fit in time for friends and hobbies can be a tricky task! It can be hard to find the time to think about nutrition and getting the protein you need into your diet throughout the day. With the launch of our Source of Protein nut range, we’ve made it easier than ever to pack natural protein into your busy day, whether you want it to help you lose weight, get stronger faster, prevent muscle loss or just support your action-packed lifestyle!

Added protein such as powders, shakes and bars are very popular but nothing can supplement or be more effective for the body’s health than whole food natural protein sources such as fish, eggs or nuts!

Find your natural Source of Protein such as Cashews, Almonds and Sunflower Seeds, Honey Roast Peanuts & Cashews, Roasted & Salted Pistachios and Dry Roasted Peanuts.  Buy them from leading retailers nationwide and enjoy!!

 

 

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Fierce Competition at the Forest Feast AquaSprint Final

Our voices have returned and our ears have stopped ringing after the Forest Feast AquaSprint Finals! The Forest Feast team spent the first Friday in June shouting their support from the poolside of eight locations across the province as the top three teams in each of the four divisions (A, B, C and D) battled it out to see who would bring the coveted Forest Feast AquaSprint trophy home, with the remaining teams competing to avoid relegation. The atmosphere at each location was palpable and the roar from the crowd was impressive!

 

Our team at Forest Feast hail from all over the province and beyond so the in-office competition was just as fierce as the in-pool action as we all cheered for our local club. However, on the day, there could only be one winner in each division. In Division A defending champions Ards fought a long hard battle to secure an advantage over longstanding rivals Bangor and Banbridge.  After a very tight race in Division B, Limavady emerged victorious. In the Division C final Ballymena managed to secure a well-deserved first place, while Leander won the Division D title.

 

A huge congrats to every swimmer who competed in the League final. The day itself is the pinnacle of months, if not years, of hard work, dedication and commitment and it was lovely to be part of that celebration with the competitors, their families and their clubs! Until next time! Hopefully our team will be speaking to each other again at that point!

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Forest Feast Ladies Open – A ‘Hole’ Lotta Fun at Lisburn Golf

Lisburn Golf Club played host to the annual Forest Feast Open this year, with Lady Captain Daphne Huston welcoming the lady golfers at the club before teeing off in style.

Fresh fairways and fast greens saw stellar performances all round but it was Royal Down Golf Club member Stella Parker who took home the section A trophy with 35 points.Amy Jeffers and Janice Wallace from Lisburn Golf Club both coming in with 33 points.

Section B golfers from Lisburn Golf Club ‘putt’ their experience of the course to good use, taking home all four prizes. Catherine McQuillian won with an impressive 38 points, followed by Lynda Eagleson who came in with 35 points. Third place was award to Maeve Markey with 32 points and fourth prize to Kathleen MacDonald with 31 points.

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