December 17th, 2018
It comes around every year, yet every year we find ourselves running to the shops for those last minute buys. We know how hard it can be to find the perfect gift for whoever you’re gifting. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered, our next level selection of Christmas Gifts has something for the girl who wants everything and the guy who wants nothing.
CLOCK THIS STYLE
Add some style and practicality to any outfit with our collection of watches, with a range of designs and styles available, be sure that you’ll pick up a timeless gift that will keep on giving.
VAIN, WHO ME?
Perfect for your washbag essentials & cosmetics or even a jumbo sized pencil case, our wide variety of vanity bags will have you sorted for 2019, whether you have big travel plans a foot or you just need an update to your regular washbag, we’ve got you covered.Mens Washbag
Walk into Christmas Day knowing you’ve nailed gift giving this year with our vast collection of Winter Warmers, choose from our knitted accessories like cozy bobble hats, snoods, or keep your hands nice and toasty in our classically styled knitted gloves.
If you’ve tucked a brand new purse or wallet in the toe of their stocking, you know they’ll be happy. Our cute and practical range of purses will keep cards and coins in check. And for the guys, our wallets are true staples.
Who even buys their own socks? Keep the sock lovers on your list happy this season with these ultimate gifts. From comfort built slipper socks to your go to everyday pair, our collection are always an appreciated Christmas gift. Especially when they have quality that’s built to last.
Shop now for the ultimate gift-spiration. With gifts to suit everyone’s budget, you’ll be sure to find that perfect something with our range of gifts under £20 and gifts under £50. If you can’t decide, why not try one of our gift cards?
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December 17th, 2018
We all have that one friend or family member who has everything, it makes gift giving that much harder.
This year, it’s going to be different. We’ve scoured our site and hand-picked some unique Christmas gifts, so you’re sure to find just the thing for everyone on your list, all under £50, happy days!
When in doubt
Still can’t find that perfect gift? Fall for the failsafe gift card, with some epic card designs we’ve ensured our gift cards are anything but bland! Available to purchase online and in store.
HYDRATE TO THE MAX
This gift is certainly one that will bring a smile to the face of anyone to receive it.
Get ahead of the ‘New Year, New Me’ curve with some must have gifts for the fitness fanatic in your life.
For the Superdry fan in your life, complete their collection with our very own super dry umbrella.
Slip into comfort
Who doesn’t love a new cozy pair of Slippers to rock around in on Christmas day
Lazy life essentials
PJ’s are so last year, this year we’re upping the sleepwear game with our luxurious loungewear.
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December 17th, 2018
Soulful, honest, and a sense of humour to spark, Kyan is keeping his music real and making us all notice. With fans of his sound including the likes of Nile Rodgers, we’re predicting big things in 2019. We caught up with the star alongside the release of new single Lonely River, to chat all things identity, favourite colours and first dates…!
Introduce yourself like you’re on a first date!
Hey I’m Kate, nice to meet you Kyan. I mean I’m Kyan. ****! Excuse my language. No, really already? Don’t go, I just got here. Okay fair enough that does sound like an emergency…Well I hope you manage to put out the fire that just started in your house this minute. Bye Kate…
You recently performed at Abbey Road Studios in front of an audience with NILE RODGERS! Talk us through the whole experience, as you must be pinching yourself still, surely!?
That was definitely one of the most surreal moments experiences I’ve had! Abbey Road is an incredible studio with such a rich history. It’s exciting just stepping foot in the place, let alone working with Nile Rodgers there and then playing my own show there. I won’t be forgetting that in a hurry.
Best advice Nile has given you, and best story he’s told you!?
I think the best thing I got from Nile was just that extra push to know I’m on the right path. When someone who has sold 500 million records talks about your music in the way he talked about my music…that shuts up those doubting little voices in the back of your head for a bit. That’s better than any advice someone could give.
One of your former singles was called ‘Like Summer’ – so…what do you like about Winter?
Winter is like the friend I never want to come to the party, but always comes anyway and stays way longer than everybody else. ‘Like Summer’ isn’t actually about literally ‘liking summer’ though. It’s a song about coming out a long period of depression, an experience I’ve described as similar to sleep paralysis, in that you know it’s happening you want to pull yourself out of it, but you can’t. ‘Like Summer’ was the first time I felt like I was coming out of that two-year sleep, and the high felt just as extreme as the lows I had been in. It felt like summer.
Your new single talks about people calling you a “Lonely River” – what does that mean exactly?
Lonely River explores identity and self-expression. I feel like from the moment we are born labels and boxes are forced onto us, controlling how people perceive us and our capabilities. Labels are reductive and lead to millions of women not being educated because they are girls and people being killed around the world because they are gay. From those extremes to the casual everyday stereotypes that a lot of us encounter, I take real issue with the whole subject. Lonely River is about stepping outside of all of that and being brave enough to be fluid, finding your own path and embracing your own individuality.
I just released a music video for Lonely River, so you should definitely check that out if you want to see what I look like dancing around in wellies, goggles, a cape and boxers, with a basketball and an umbrella. Ahhh we had so much fun making that video!
Earlier this year you performed on the cult YouTube channel Colors – which colour sums you up and why?
Colors was a great experience. Berlin is such a beautiful city and that channel, they are really doing something special and that’s definitely being demonstrated in the success they’ve achieved and the artists they pull in.
Following on from Lonely River, I don’t think I would pick a colour. I spent a lot of time in the past trying to decide where I fit and who I was, but it’s so liberating just to be whatever you want when you want. So I’d choose colourless, transparent, clear…!
Your sound has got a much needed R&B nostalgia to it, where vocals are the greatest instrument. Where do you see music genres heading in the next ten years?
My main focus when I create music is creative honesty. Like how can I say or portray this thing I’m thinking or feeling in a way that nobody else has said before but everyone will relate to. When something happens to you, something amazing or something terrible, it always feels utterly personal, like you are the only person who has experienced it. In my music I try to create that same unique and personal world. That’s far more important to me than genre which is really just packaging for the idea beneath it.
What’s on your music-career-wish-list of achievements?
I want to keep creating art that I believe in and that hopefully has an impact on other people. Playing live has been amazing this year, that’s where I feel like I’m most at home. So much of what I do is on social media which definitely has its merits but being in front of people and connecting with them in that way, there’s nothing like that. Of course, I want the usual world domination, Grammy’s, Brits, Oscar’s, Golden Globes, all of that stuff, but all I can do is create and hopefully I’ll be lucky enough to achieve some of that.
What clothing and vibes have you picked out from Superdry?
I bought a new bag recently for my laptop/hard drives etc. I was quite pleased with myself as I tend to spend all of money on food and nothing else. But then I realised it weighs a ton, and I can’t take it anywhere! So, I picked the rolltop back which is perfect for when I plan on travelling without being propped up by two additional people. I also chose the green hoodie and tracksuit bottoms which I’m actually still wearing now as I write this. Super comfortable and understated which I like. Lastly, I chose the trainers which fit like a glove and are really light, giving me that extra bit of hang-time in my slo-mo vids. Win win.Read more
December 16th, 2018
Time to renew that gym membership…and use it. This year is the year you smash those workouts – and it all starts with the right gym kit. A good looking workout wardrobe can give you the confidence to get in there and keep going back.
The type of exercise you lean towards makes a big difference to what you wear. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best kit for whatever type of training session you’ve got planned.
What to wear to the gym
Here’s a rough guide:
- Gymwear that supports you – Your gym kit should feel comfortable and look good, while perhaps including some high-tech features such as moisture-wicking technology and breathable materials. A fitted t-shirt or vest, sports bra for the ladies, leggings or shorts and quality trainers are the base for a good gym kit. Stick a hoodie in there too.
- Decent trainers – The shoes you wear depend on the workout you have planned but essentially they should be comfortable and good quality. Choose running trainers that suit your feet for cardio sessions or totally flat trainers for weighted training plans.
- Towel – Mop up after yourself when using any machines. It’s gym etiquette 101.
- Headphones – Keep things focused, create a banging playlist and tune everything else out. Wireless headphones let you keep your hands totally free.
- Training gloves – These can save your hands when you’re going through a weighted workout.
Things to avoid wearing to the gym
- Hats – A baseball cap looks good but is it necessary? Just tie long hair back to keep it out of the way.
- Shoes that aren’t trainers – Boots, ballet pumps and heels are definite no-nos when it comes to gym gear.
- Jeans – They’re restrictive and don’t offer any breathability.
- Anything too oversized – When training on machines, it’s important to avoid anything too oversized so you don’t get caught up on anything.
- Sunglasses – We don’t need to explain this one, right?
Need a little more inspiration? We’ve broken down the main gym scenarios and training types and what to wear for each one. Read on or jump to them using the links below:
What to wear to the gym for the first time
Just starting out and wondering what to wear for that gym induction? Here’s what you’re gonna need:
- Clothes you feel comfortable in – It’s important you feel confident when you get in that gym and you don’t have to wear all the high-tech items you can get your hands on. An oversized t-shirt, leggings and comfy trainers are a good starting point.
- Flat trainers – The shoes can make or break a workout. Ensure yours are flat and comfortable. You can worry about the exact type later when you’ve worked out what type of exercise you prefer or perfected your training plan.
What to wear to the gym if you’re into cardio
Into running, cycling or smashing out a workout on the elliptical? If cardio is your thing, you need the right kit. You gym gear should support you, give you a confidence boost and not hinder your workout in any way. Also, moisture wicking tech in your kit is always a bonus. Here’s what to wear:
Cardio gym gear for women
- Sports bra – Probably the most important element, a secure sports bra keeps everything in place, even on those sprint sessions.
- Bodysuit – These babies aren’t just great with high waisted jeans, throw them on under leggings and you’ll never worry about your shirt riding up again.
- Leggings – Comfortable, breathable leggings will keep you going whether you’re training for a 5K or a marathon.
- Runnings trainers – It’s a good idea to look into the trainer type that works for you, as we all run differently. A professional gait analysis is a good idea to reduce the chance of getting injured – some sites let you upload a video of you running and they’ll analyse it to confirm what type of shoes you need or you’ll need to find your local specialist running shop.
- Hoodie – You may feel hot straight off the treadmill but you’ll need something to wear once you’ve cooled down and the air con is on while you’re stretching out.
Cardio gym gear for men
- Sports t-shirt – A breathable, fitted t-shirt is best. When it comes to style choose a darker shade that keeps you looking sleek, no matter what machine you’re working out on.
- Leggings or running shorts – Choose whatever you feel comfortable in. Or wear both for those strong professional runner vibes.
- Running trainers – Try out that gait analysis we mentioned earlier and ensure your shoes are supportive, breathable and look good.
What to wear to the gym if you lift weights
Weight lifting is great and while it may take a little while to perfect your form and feel confident enough to strut into the weights section and get going it’s a brilliant way of building muscle and feeling all-around badass. A weightlifting gym kit is all about support, without hindering movement. Here’s what to wear if you need inspiration when it comes to women’s and men’s gym fashion.
Weightlifting gym outfit for women
- Vest top – Look for one with built-in support, so you don’t need to wrestle with a sports bra. A vest ensures you stay cool and your arms are free to move.
- Leggings – Do a squat test before you head in for leg day, you want these to avoid that see-through look when you bend and squat. If you can see through them, go up a size.
- Flat shoes – Weightlifting isn’t the time for bouncy running shoes, you need the flattest trainers you can get your hands on so your weight doesn’t shift to the balls of your feet when lifting. Skate style trainers are a popular choice with many people.
- Fingerless gloves – Weightlifting gloves are there to protect hands and provide a little extra grip. Plus, they really make you look like you know what you’re doing.
Men’s gym fashion for weight training
- Fitted t-shirt – You don’t have to go full bro mode in a tiny vest. A fitted t-shirt keeps things secure and still allows plenty of movement – plus it looks good.
- Loose shorts – These are easy to wear, don’t restrict you and aren’t as revealing as leggings.
- Flat trainers – Don’t lose balance when going deep with your squats.
- Sports trainers – Protect trainers from excess moisture and embrace true urban, athleisure style.
- Training gloves – Ensure you don’t lose grip and protect your palms from blisters and friction burns.
- Wireless headphones – Choose a playlist that gets you pumped.
What to wear to the gym for a yoga class
The perfect way to stretch tense muscles from putting in the cardio hours or if you’ve strained with the weights, yoga is the ideal weekend exercise. Sign up for a class and prepare to unwind, while toning at the same time. Here’s what to wear to that yoga session.
Women’s yoga gym kit
- Onesie – We’re not talking that oversized, fluffy style with a hood that you reserve for weekends on the sofa, but instead one of our sports onesies. These all-in-one suits allow for total mobility and support when you’re stretching and bending.
- Oversized t-shirt – If you want to cover up a little, an oversized t-shirt can easily be thrown on top of the onesie. Plus, it means if the t-shirt rides up the onesie has got your back.
- Hoodie – For the cool down session at the end, when you get to just lie there and relax, throw this on to ensure you don’t freeze on the studio floor.
- Yoga socks – Avoid slipping on the mat with these. They usually fit between the toes with grippy soles to ensure you feel stable whether you’re doing the downward dog or sun salutation.
- Yoga mat – Take your own and avoid having to borrow a well-used gym one.
Men’s yoga gym kit
- Loose long-sleeved t-shirt – You’re going to be moving slower, so a loose fit but long-sleeved t-shirt ensures you can move easily but stay warm too.
- Shorts – Less in your face as leggings but they definitely won’t restrict you when you’re trying out warrior pose.
- Yoga mat – It doesn’t need to match your outfit or anything, just ensure it rolls up easy and is comfy to practice on.
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December 13th, 2018
Looking sharp is essential every day of the week, so you need to make sure the basics are covered. Washing shirts is more than just throwing them in the machine and hoping for the best. There are rules to follow to ensure your boss impressing, head turning suit isn’t let down by a sad looking shirt underneath.
Check out this guide on how to wash shirts for tips and tricks to keeping yours looking fresh.
Things to think about when washing shirts:
- What material is it? Safe to say a silk shirt shouldn’t be going anywhere near your machine – straight to the dry cleaners with that one. Wool shirts can also be tricky to wash, for example, if the machine is set too hot, they’ll shrink. If you’re unsure it’s worth checking the label first.
- What colour is the shirt? You’ll want to separate your bright white shirts from your bold reds and serious navy blues, just in case there is colour leakage.
- Does your shirt really need a wash? Have you worn it just the once? Most shirts can easily get another wear, especially if you’ve just been working in the office. Save yourself the hassle – and help the environment – by trying to wear your shirts twice.
How to wash shirts
These are the basic steps, but we’ve gone into more detail below…
- Prep the shirt – remove collar straighteners, unroll sleeves and undo buttons.
- Tackle stains – check for stains and put some stain remover on these before washing.
- Select the right setting on your washing machine – check the label first.
- Add your detergent and softener – use your favourite, high-quality cleaning products.
- Put your shirt in and hit go – wait for it to finish washing, wash on 30-40°C.
- Hang it on a hanger to dry – this keeps your shirt in shape.
You’ve got two options really when it comes to how to wash a shirt – pop it in your machine at home or pay a dry cleaner to take a look at it. Here’s the deal with each, so you can decide which is best for you.
How to wash a shirt at home
Time to work out what all those buttons mean on the machine.
Now, before we start, let’s be eco-friendly about this. You’re not going to wash one shirt at a time, right? So it’s worth saving up all the shirts you’ve worn during the week and doing one big wash. It’s worth noting now that if you wear a mix of colours, darks and lights definitely need separating beforehand.
Step 1: Prep the shirt
Undo any buttons on the shirt, remove cufflinks and check for anything in the pocket and remove any collar straighteners. It’s also important you unroll your sleeves to ensure they’re washed properly.
Step 2: Tackle any stains
If there’s a grubby mark or a stain you never got round to sorting out, do this now. Add a bit of vanish to the stain and scrub with water or use a stain remover pen. You can pick either of these up from your supermarket.
Step 3: Choose the right setting on the machine
It’s likely your machine has a huge number of settings you’ve never used, but it’s time to choose the right one for those all-important shirts. Either check the shirt’s label or make your choice from these settings:
Delicate or hand wash – This is best for those finer shirts that you reserve for fancier events. They need that gentle touch to ensure they don’t snag or lose a button.
Normal or time saver – For shirts that are a normal or heavier duty material, this setting should cover all bases.
If you’re just washing shirts, put the machine on a shorter cycle or choose a half load option to save water and energy. It’s also worth turning the spin speed down to ensure your shirts are protected from damage while being flung around the machine.
Step 4: Add high-quality detergent and softener
Follow the instructions on your detergent and softener and add these to your machine.
Step 5: Pop the shirt in and wash it
Throw your shirts in, shut the door and hit start. Grab a cuppa while you wait.
What water temperature should you wash shirts at?
Most washing detergents can tackle stains and dirt at the lowest temperature, so keep it at 30 – max 40°C.
How to wash a shirt at a dry cleaners
The benefit of using a dry cleaner is that they do all the hard work for you. All you need to do is drop your shirt off and pick it up when agreed. However, dry cleaners can be pretty pricey, so think carefully before you choose this option.
When a dry cleaner might be a good choice
- If your shirt is a very fine material, like silk or a material that requires extra care, like wool.
- If your shirt is stained – dry cleaners can’t get all stains out but they can definitely tackle oil or grease based marks.
- If you’re worried about shrinking the shirt in the machine at home. Hey, it happens.
Shop around before handing your shirt in, your local dry cleaner might be cheaper than a supermarket based one. Also, ensure you book your shirt in with plenty of time before the next event you’ll need it for.
How to make a white shirt whiter
Nothing says ‘I got this’ than a crisp white shirt. But over time and after a few wears and washes, it’s likely yours is looking a little tired.
To brighten up a white shirt you’ll need white vinegar – it’s very important its white vinegar and not the usual type you throw on your fish and chips. You then simply pour a couple of capfuls into your washing machine drum, throw your shirts in and then wash like usual.
The vinegar brightens up whites and doesn’t even smell funky after.
How to stop your shirt collars from getting dirty
Shirt collars can get grubby pretty quick and you might notice this especially on your white or lighter coloured shirts. To stop them from getting marked and stained, try to avoid putting your shirt on before your aftershave and hair products have dried.
If it’s too late, a good stain remover pen or powder will get the job done – you can also try that vinegar trick noted above.
How to wash a denim shirt
Denim is a whole new ball game. It shouldn’t need washing a great deal, as it’s the type of material that doesn’t hold onto stains and is easy to spot clean. If you have a denim shirt that’s in need of a wash though, colder washes on a normal setting are best to hold onto the colour. Wash it when you wash your jeans, which should only be once or twice a year.
How to dry shirts
Your shirts washed and now you’re debating on how to get it dry. Trust us, throwing it in a tumble dryer and hoping for the best is bad news. Instead, grab a hanger and hang it up. This ensures the shoulders hold their shape and the collar stays uncrumpled. Do up the top two buttons to ensure it falls properly and that the sleeves are unrolled.
You can then either hang it on the line – on the hanger – if it’s dry outside, on a radiator or on the side of your drying rack.
What to do once the shirt is washed
Your shirts washed, it’s dry, it looks fresh and smells good…now what?
- Iron it – don’t shy away from the iron. Take your time and ensure the collar is flat, the back is smooth and the arms have a neat straight line pressed down the middle. Be sure to get the point of the iron between each of the buttons to achieve a seamless finish and don’t forget about under the collar too. If you’re naughty and roll your sleeves up, you may need to take more time around the elbows to ensure they’re pressed flat.
- Hang it up – Never fold a shirt, always try to get it on a hanger as soon as you’re done ironing. Pop it in the wardrobe and if you know you might not be wearing it again for a while tuck a tumble dryer sheet into the pocket to keep it smelling fresh.
How to keep your shirts looking good
As well as following the tips above on how to wash shirts, there are some other things you should be doing to keep them looking sharp.
Take your shirt off as soon as you get home – Don’t make dinner in it or sit around in it for the evening, get it off and on a hanger ready for its second wear.
Use a napkin – If you’re eating something messy, save your shirt with a napkin. No one’s gonna judge.
Always hang it up – Never leave that shirt on the back of a chair, on the bed or even worse – on the floor. Make it your mission to find a hanger and keep it in shape.
Use collar inserts – These are great for keeping collars in check. You can pick them up online or at a high street suit shop.
Tips for packing a clean shirt
You’ve just washed your shirt for an important trip or maybe you’re heading abroad for a mate’s wedding – you don’t want to arrive and pull out a crumpled mess, right? Here’s how to pack a shirt and keep it looking fresh.
- Take a piece of cardboard around half the width of the shirt.
- Lay the shirt flat, button side down then place the cardboard on top, in the middle of the back.
- Carefully fold one side of the shirt back over the cardboard and then fold the single arm back to sit neatly on top.
- Do the same on the other side.
- Take the bottom of the shirt and fold this upwards over the cardboard.
- Place at the bottom of your suitcase to keep it flat.
Now you know how to wash shirts, you can keep your wardrobe looking sharp all year round. Need to refresh your current cycle of office wear? Hit up our full shirt range on the site.Read more