Keeping it Suave with MORGAN.M – June 2017
With June comes the start of festival season and to celebrate this month we have chosen three classic records to listen to over new releases. Firstly, in anticipation of Foo Fighters Saturday headline spot at Glastonbury we have ‘The Colour and the Shape’. 20 years on from its release, timeless classic tracks such as My Hero and Everlong almost guarantee a top quality show at Worthy Farm.
Our second album is ‘Puzzle’ by Biffy Clyro which will be 10 years old this week. Since the release of Puzzle, Biffy have released a consistent level of high quality albums which given them a rite of passage to perform at the biggest and best festival’s main stages regularly. 2017 however has seen a new rise in success with a headline set at Download Festival in early June, it promises to be a good test for the band if nothing else with the festival predominately having a more classic rock or heavy metal genre position.
The final album we are listening to this month is ‘Superunknown’ by Soundgarden, with the sudden and sad death of Chris Cornell in mid May, it is an excellent time to appreciate his unique vocal style that was the driving power for the band’s success through the 80’s and 90’s. Black Hole Sun epitomises the quality of the album, which also was the song that led to mainstream success and to date over 10 million sales of the album.
As summer is well on its way now, the outside events, weddings & horse racing meets will be common place in the next couple months so the time to get a show-stopping suit has arrived. UFC fighter Connor McGregor and actor Tom Hardy are huge fans of the check suit that has become very popular in recent times. Bearing that in mind, the excellent Moss 1851 Prince of Wales Check suit in Grey is the real deal. Its fantastic blend of the modern day popular check and the classic grey colour will look fantastic on those summer evenings, worn simply with a white shirt and patterned tie is an essential in the Morgan.M wardrobe.
A clear winner we couldn’t wait to tell you about this month was Flat Iron. After visiting the restaurant several times recently we found that the menu is
simple featuring the Flat Iron steak which can be ordered with a range of side dishes and sauces such as beef dripping fried chips. There is also a great opportunity to try some of the selection of beers the restaurant has, including Freedom Four, a lager from Staffordshire.
This is probably not the place to go if you are vegetarian but if you like steak it is essential you check this place out. Tables cannot be booked, so we advise arriving in good time, the earlier the better and with several London city centre locations including Shoreditch & Covent Garden there are a few location choices. To top it off, at the end of your meal everyone gets ice cream and who doesn’t like ice cream?
This month’s drink of choice is Neck Oil, an extra pale session IPA beer from Beavertown Brewery. Perfect for this time of year, refreshing and full of crisp punchy flavour yet not too heavy, it is very easy drinking. The can is finished off with some fantastic artwork and it is great we have seen Neck Oil on sale in quite a few bars & pubs up and down the UK, not just in London. If you do not manage to find the beer local to yourself, Neck Oil can be purchased from Honest Brew.
Now the sun is starting to shine on a more regular basis, the tan leather in the Morgan.M really comes into its element. Perfect with the Moss Bros Italian check suit we mentioned earlier or some casual jeans and a polo, The Darieo is the perfect satchel. Small and discreet yet large enough for everything you would need on a day trip around the city, sunglasses, newspaper, sandwich and drink no problem.
Thank you for reading.