'Love Islanders' Kem and Amber beat our favourites fourth evicted Marcel and Gabby to be crowned 2017 winners

Kem Centinay and Amber Davies beat Camilla Thurlow and James Hewitt to win Love Island 2017.

Marcel Somerville and Gabby Allen were the first couple to be evicted from Love Island's live final on Monday night followed shortly by Chris Hughes and Olivia Attwood in third place.

Since Marcel Sommerville aka 'Platinum' from the 'Blazin Squad' joined the ITV programme Love Island. The band has seen online streams soar to 2500%

During episode one of Love Island, Marcel opened up about his boyband past with his fellow contestants. - “No obviously I used to be in the Blazin' Squad when I was a kid”, he said. “Dom, how could you not know Bruv?” and Camilla even managed to get Marcel to say the word 'Blazin' Squad' 5 times during a conversation based on completing a task set by Love Island producers.

Well don't worry Marcel, Foxberry Boys knows exactly who you are!  Due to our boyband affiliation #wearefoxberryboys

Marcel Sommerville wearing our Foxberry Boys Limited Edition T-shirt

Front Row Centre: Marcel Sommerville formerly known as 'Platinum' with Blazin Squad

Front Row Centre: Marcel Sommerville formerly known as 'Platinum' with Blazin Squad

Blazin’ Squad debuted way back in 2001 and released three full length albums between then and 2006. The band made a short return in 2009 to release their ‘Greatest Hits’ album.

Their biggest hit and most streamed song in the group’s back catalogue, ‘Crossroads’, spent a week at Number One back in 2002.

Marcel told the show “Right now I don’t think it’s the right time for the squad to reunite. Obviously I’ll come out of there and we’ll probably do some gigs but I don’t know whether or not it’ll be the full 10, but you never know. You might get lucky and we might do a one-off but I’m throwing it out there. It’s not a definite but there’s possibilities in the near future that might happen.”

“But there’s also possibilities that in the near future we could all get back together and do a couple of songs – maybe do an album. You got to give us time mate. Everyone’s doing their own little things. It’s a patience game, man. Getting 10 people together is really hard these days.”

Two days before the final showdown the couples met each others parents to solidify their approval of the relationship in the Love Island show and we were almost certain Marcel and Gabby would be crowned winners, but we guess it was not meant to be.   

Two days before the final showdown the couples met each others parents to solidify their approval of the relationship in the Love Island show and we were almost certain Marcel and Gabby would be crowned winners, but we guess it was not meant to be.   

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A Review of LFW 2016 Highlights

True to British form - the weather was a little over cast, but nothing would stop the hype surrounding London Fashion Week. The atmosphere was definitely unexplainable in the capital that has inspired the collection of Foxberry Boys and brought many fashionistas from around the world together to inspire one another and to pay respect to the craft of talented designers.

So we decided immerse ourselves in the atmosphere, connect with fashion enthusiasts on the streets of London who dare to break boundaries in social conceptions of dress code and support the well known designers and those upcoming coming through University and start ups.  

The demand for menswear is booming and it's all due to the rise of style smart consumers, for whom are more likely to buy accessories to give their outfit that personalized touch. 

Therefore Foxberry Boys decided to mingle with, and check out the cap game of the street fashionistas and the talented catwalk designers showcasing their accessory collection.

With very little time to stop and eat, we visited Carnaby Street, Brewers Street Car Park, Grand Connaught Rooms and London Spitafields Market. Inspired by some talented artwork and craft, for me Allan Vos luxury underwear and Victor Wong sunglasses collections were my favourites. Victor Wong sunglasses collection was definitely a firm favourite. The contrast between the garments and eyewear. The designs had edge, the collection was presented to seamless precession to music and the models wearing the eyewear were carefully chosen to represent the look. 

 FOXBERRY BOYS LONDON FASHION WEEK SCHEDULE

13:00: C A R N A B Y S T R E E T

The Giveaways courtesy of VANS

13:30: B R E W E R  S T R E E T  C A R P A R K

The Street Style fashionistas

14:30: G R A N D  C O N N A U G H T  R O O M S

The Designers, Guests and Models

15:00: C A T W A L K

The Show

Allan Vos - Netherlands | AMIS Design - UK | Victor Wong - UK

18:30: S P I T A L F I E L D S

Topshop hosted their first ever pop up in the old Spitalfields market area. Topshop offered a revolutionary fashion walk experience which the fans were given the chance to get there hands on Topshop Unique Collection straight from the runway.  This catwalk show saw one of our FXB Fans Talia Storm make a guest appearance. It was phenomenal to see her come out and support more fashion creatives. #shopFOXBERRYBOYSonline for The Red Original Foxberry Boys snapback

Back to school

Looking for something to add to your  college or university wardrobe? Want to get your gear 'on point' before you turn up at college? Foxberry Boys offers a range of sleek hat line to change any outfit into smart casual.

With the the new school term around the corner, Foxberry Boys are gearing up to release a black x black collection. The Black Fox collection a combination of original Foxberry Boys style hats. In turn, the “Black” collection celebrates the favourites of Foxberry Boy fans. Appropriately, three style of the snapbacks for school wear in all black, original black trucker, fox logo and FXB.

 

These statement headwear feature the Trademark black trucker baseball caps on Classic 5 panel shape, Hard Buckram and adjustable snap.  All the contemporary, bold and power contemporary, bold powerful all black designs admirable eye catching accessory.

 

Heres three ways to style yourself this semester:

Ready for Office: Sport coat - anything from tweed to flannel, long sleeve shirt, trousers and smart shoes you are ready for the office etiquette.

Casual attire: suede leather style jacket, smart shirt, chinos and choose boat wear footwear.

 

Sport cage: Light bomber jacker, long tee, pair of joggers and sporty trainers.

 

Send us your looks for the semester on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram we want to see what our fan are wearing this A/W.

 

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BONUS: 

4 MONEY SAVING HACKS FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS 

1. Open up a student bank account.

You probably already have a Student bank account, however for those who haven't got there's yet here are some great benefits to opening up an account that is dedicated to students specifically.

Firstly and most importantly you get an interest free overdraft. Foxberry boys would advice against getting loans and things like that, but interest free money is a great way to tide yourself over if you’re short on rent,food, or if you’re waiting for your student loan to drop. There are also other amazing benefits with a student account like this, such as free taste card and coach card for example which gives you a 1/3rd off coach fares – an absolute God send. We all know that city hopping to visit home (or even just for that unmissable party) is simply a must during uni.

 

2. Get Active

Exercise really can make a world of difference. Get gym memebership; it's a great way to socialise, here about the house parties and generally keep fit (as you may well know a lot of junk eating and beer is consumed in the first couple months). 

Another way to the proactive get some regular 'money' coming in. I always say get creative and use some of the talents you have to generate an income. I’m a firm believer that if you have a skill/you can make some money e.g. selling a product (buying something at a lower price and selling it for more is a great way to be savvy) or got great photography skills (get involved in night club student night photography).

I personally know people that started student barber shops they bought themselves some essential hair cutting tools  and basically kept the guys on campus looking fresh. Something like having an interest free overdraft would definitely help to get initiatives like this off the ground so get creative.

3. The 3 F’s – Food, Family, Friends

These 3 F’s are the best medicine for the soul and gives me a confidence boost on days when I am not feeling 100. Being with my family and friends, enjoying good food always brings out the best version of me. I like to jump on a phone call, or invite the squad over for a group effort meal and a games, instantly I always feel better.

4. If you’re going to shop, shop smart! – NUS Extra Card is a must for discounts, offers for household, fashion and entertainment items. Back as it again if you have student banking Santander offers free 16-25 rail card for 4 year (what a whopper that saves you £100) or bank with NatWest and receive taste  cards up to 50% off 100s of eateries.

**Do your homework - look out for grants and opportunities out there for you as a student I was able to get a free iPad and money towards printing allowance a great savings!

 

Wear it Wednesday - Style Guide

I know you have been patiently waiting and we are super excited to announce that this weeks #WearitWednesday style guide has been heavily influenced by our Foxberry Boys Black FXB Relaxed Zipped Hoodie soon to be available online to all our customers.  

This relaxed zipped hoodie has hemmed sleeve cuffs and a kangaroo pocket opening, with a draw string hood. So if you are doing a bit of shopping on the weekend, going to the gym or hanging out with friends, this is the perfect throw over garment for casual everyday wear. It is practical, warm, comfortable, versatile and super cool. 

We love sporting it with a pair of fresh trainers, skinny jeans and a cool snapback! 

For further information on the release date of the FXB Relaxed Zipped Hoodie please subscribe to our mailing list at www.foxberryboys.co.uk  

Trainers by Nike | Black Ripped Sid Skinny Jeans by River Island | 'Summer Festivals' Tee by Bershka | Black FXB Snapback and Black FXB Relaxed Zipped Hoodie by Foxberry Boys

10 Top Ibiza holiday spots

Foxberry Boys invited you for a summer of sun. Enjoy the sun of Ibiza at 10 of our top destination, shield your eyes from the sun with one of Foxberry Boys Trucker hats or look stylish in one of the club destinations.

 

Pacha Ibiza

A night out in the buzzy atmosphere of Talamanca; experience live DJ and famous performances such as David Guetta, Bob Sinclair & Martin Solveig. Good music, prices for alcohol and a washed with people of all ages dancing and having a good time.

 

Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club

A giant open-air club, surrounded by pools, presenting the TOP 10 of the largest global Dj. The price of admission is related to the experience that you have inside great memories. The atmosphere is recommended excellent by Tripadvisor, as visitors commend this location  due to its limited overcrowding. 

Tropi Trance Ibiza Bar

Ibiza favourite bar for English expats and holidayers as for it's great location and nightlife experience. The perfect place for all those trance lovers that come to Ibiza.

 

Yemanja

Never be disappointed! Get the paella and the best sangria de cava . Get a nice seat by the beach bed and a table, a place that said 'can't disappoint'.

Ocean Beach Ibiza

If you don't want to go down to the beach here is a huge pool party with lots of sunbeds and a large restaurant area and a beautiful roof garden. Enjoy reasonably priced drinks unlike many of the tourist sights outside. The menu has plenty of choices and you can wait on even by the pool.

S'Escalinta

A unique chilled outdoor seating area. This restaurant is an attraction itself, a lot of people visit the steps to take pictures of it. Relaxing bean bags to sit in on the stairs, while dining on food and cocktails from the kitchen located on top of the Dalt Villa. Definitely a great find for those who like #wanderlust or #selfie, take a walk across to old town or the scenic route back entrance to arrive here immediately.

Mayfair Bar

A great spot for cocktails, enjoy the taste and delight of Cala Llonga, Ibiza has to offer. An array of cocktails to choose from all with a slight twist as the owner has added her own twist to them and oh boy they are packed not just with a kick but really flavoursome which gives the tastebuds a real boost.

San Antonio Town

Burger and beers in the West End. Sushi and mojitos on Sunset Strip. Tapas and sangria in the main square. In San Antonio Town, you can pretty much eat what you like, where you like. The promenade is another popular place for beach-side eating. And if you’re after a fine-wine-and-dine experience, head over to the marina for things like beef fillet with truffles.

 

See Ibiza by Catamaran  

Sail on a unique catamaran along the best beaches in Ibiza anchoring for swimming, snorkeling and paddle boarding off the main coves such as Cala Bassa and Cala Conta. Sail next to Conejera island and across the bay of San Antonio at the west side of Ibiza, to enjoy a breathtaking sunset on board our luxurious catamaran right in front of Cafe del Mar and Cafe Mambo.

Sunbathe by the prom

The palm-lined promenade has got it all going on. It’s lined with bars, restaurants and a state-of-the-art ice-cream parlour. Pole position for sunloungers is right in front of this spot, so you can go from sand to sangria in less than 20 seconds. And if you’re sunbathing here, you’ll also get chilled tunes playing from early afternoon until the harder stuff begins around 6pm.

 

 

British Summer Time Festival @ Hyde Park

The highlight of the British Summer Time Festival weekend was Steven Wonder on stage at the British Summer Time Festival on Sunday 10th July - tickets sold out weeks before the show was to begin, which was not a surprise as other headline acts were Pharell Williams and Corinne Bailey Rae. Each day of the British Summer Time Festival at Hyde park looked to provide music from around the world and an array of music talent from different genres.

 

We were lucky enough to gain tickets for the Friday, 1st July - Massive Attack. With performances by Young Fathers, PREP and Patti smith and her band. The vocalist GhostPoet was one of the new sounds at this years BSTHydePark, the young Nigerian performed songs from his mercury prize  nominated album 'Shedding Skin'

 

I was personally delighted to have some summer sun on Friday 1st July to make the day at BSTHydePark all that bit more epic. On the second weekend, the BSTHydePark stage saw the highlights of Mumford and sons, Take That and even fan spotting singer Niall Horan from boy band One Direction.

 

Ella Eyre, 22, certainly made the most of her opportunity supporting the group as she poured her all into her afternoon set at the leafy location in the capital.

The Deeper singer put on a busty display in a figure-hugging catsuit with a sheer panel revealing plenty of cleavages.

 

The cheeky chappie Olly Murs on stage , looking very dapper in a fully buttoned white shirt and a pair of black trousers.He sported his familiar well-coiffed quiff and some designer stubble for the lively set.

 

Take That didn't disappoint the tens of thousands of fans who flocked to Hyde Park on Saturday 9th July. Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald were at their entertaining best as they made their way through the band's hit-filled back catalogue.

Screen Print Intern Wanted!

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Foxberry Boys are looking to expand their range with a brand new collection of tshirts, sweatshirts and hoodies. Therefore we are seeking a print screen intern to join our small team to help take our designs to another level.

The successful applicant will have knowledge in all screen printing, textile dye methods and access to screen printing equipment. 

This is a great opportunity to gain some invaluable experience and exposure. 

To apply contact info@foxberryboys.co.uk before Sunday 17th April 2016.

Springtime Classic Trainers Essential for this Year!

Reebok CL Leather featuring a green condura upper and a Contrasting white rubber sole.   

Reebok CL Leather featuring a green condura upper and a Contrasting white rubber sole.   

Reebok CL Leather gets a premium lift this spring featuring a rust biege lux Pw leather upper and a Contrasting white rubber sole.

Reebok CL Leather gets a premium lift this spring featuring a rust biege lux Pw leather upper and a Contrasting white rubber sole.

Who knew that Reebok would dig into the archives and relaunch the classics!! This Easter Bank Holiday Weekend I decided to go shopping. Final stop Covent Garden to add a pair of trainers to my collection for the spring/summer. Nike and Addidas have been very popular amongst the socialites with their adventurous designs and I wanted something different - simple, durable, cool and classic for the festivals this year. So I went into Offspring and instantly feel in love with the new spring Reebok Classic colour ways and the durability of the trainer which made me leave the store with two pairs of trainers instead of one.  A definite must have, don't be the one to miss out and secure your pair today. 

 

Fleur East and Alex Oxlaide Chamberlain among other UK stars at the O2 arena for the NBA London

On Thursday 14th January, a number of UK stars came to see an enthralled close NBA encounter as Toronto Raptors beat Orlando Magic 106 - 103 at The London O2 arena.

Raptors star Kyle Lowrey was on form scoring 24 points as they clinched the win in overtime.

Arsenal and Chelsea Premier league footballers Alex Oxlaide Chamberlain, Calum Chambers, Oliver Giroud, Carl Jenkinson, Eden Hazard, Kurt Zouma and Thibaut Courtois were all in attendance court side.

Our Foxberry Boys Ambassador BBC 1Xtra Nesta McGregor radio presenter can also be seen front row wearing our Limited Edition Trademark Fox Logo leather snapback taking time out between the intervals to have a selfie with Orlando Magic Mascot Fleur East and Alex Oxlaide Chamberlain

BBC 1Xtra Radio Presenter Nesta McGregor and the Orlando Magic mascot court side

BBC 1Xtra Radio Presenter Nesta McGregor and the Orlando Magic mascot court side

Raptors star Kyle Lowrey takes on the Orlando Magic defence

Raptors star Kyle Lowrey takes on the Orlando Magic defence

Court side BBC 1Xtra Radio Presenter Nesta McGregor with the lovely Fleur East

Court side BBC 1Xtra Radio Presenter Nesta McGregor with the lovely Fleur East

Premier League stars left to right: Arsenal FCs Alex Oxlaide Chamberlain, Calum Chambers, Olivier Giroud and West Ham Uniteds Carl Jenkinson

Premier League stars left to right: Arsenal FCs Alex Oxlaide Chamberlain, Calum Chambers, Olivier Giroud and West Ham Uniteds Carl Jenkinson

Chelsea FC Premier League stars Thibuat Courtois and Eden Hazard with Former Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba

Chelsea FC Premier League stars Thibuat Courtois and Eden Hazard with Former Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba

Arsenal FC Premier League star Alex Oxlaide Chamberlain alongside BBC 1Xtra radio presenter Radio Presenter Nesta McGregor

Arsenal FC Premier League star Alex Oxlaide Chamberlain alongside BBC 1Xtra radio presenter Radio Presenter Nesta McGregor

Labrinth

Man about town - Labrinth

Man about town - Labrinth

A massive fan of our Foxberry Boys Trademark Logo Snapback. Labrinth can be seen here wearing this understated yet cool snapback on a night out in London.

The Original Foxberry Boys Snapback Release 16.11.15

The Original Foxberry Boys will be dropping our third colour way Snapback on 16/11/15. This New Navy Blue Foxberry Boys Snapback features The Original Foxberry Boys logo in 3D embroidery on the front, Trademark Fox Logo on the side panel, Foxberry Boys on the back and a adjustable strap which is dropping online exclusively to the official web store foxberryboys.co.uk

The Original Foxberry Boys will be dropping our third colour way Snapback on 16/11/15. This New Navy Blue Foxberry Boys Snapback features The Original Foxberry Boys logo in 3D embroidery on the front, Trademark Fox Logo on the side panel, Foxberry Boys on the back and a adjustable strap which is dropping online exclusively to the official web store foxberryboys.co.uk

Straight out of Foxberry Road

London, SE4

London, SE4

Yesterday I got to see the film 'Straight Outta Compton' at the Odeon cinema at my local neighbourhood and although I am know expert film critic I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it and I would definitely give the film a 5 star rating. 

In the movie there is a scene backstage where DJ Yella is chastised by Easy E before a concert because he is wearing a yellow vest. The N.W.A colour scheme was black and silver like their football team, LA Raiders. This was crucial. It was as much a part of their star power, as tracks that expressed the blistering anger of young black men on the streets of LA in the eighties. Like N.W.A, Foxberry Boys knew the power of image and branded themselves creating the fox logo to represent the name which derived from Foxberry Road, London, SE4.

NWA’s monochrome streetwear has even influenced how young men dress now. Inspired by contemporary rappers who are also style influencers such as Drake and ASAP Rocky.  The great thing about NWA’s look is how easy it is to put together. That’s probably the thing that made them, a group of kids with little disposable income for designer clothes, do it in the first place. One Snapback (Foxberry Boys) white T-shirt (Topman) and a pair of black jeans (Topman) and you’re sorted.

It’s hard to put into words how I really like this movie. But I would recommend that if you like rap or just want a piece of a history lesson, this movie is it. It takes in every aspect of the essential roots of these men from Compton into what rap has become in our society. It’s real. It’s powerful. It’s a must-watch.

History of the Snapback

Welcome to The Diary of the Original Foxberry Boys and our first blog on the history of the Snapback hat.

The Snapback trend started in the 1990’s in the USA, urban areas such as New York and Los Angeles were the main birthplaces. The style was adopted by some of the biggest Rap artists and RnB music groups of that era and the trend has been growing ever since. In the early stages the Snapbacks were used to represent the two coasts of America. West coast people such as N.W.A, wore hats that represented the Los Angeles suburb of Compton. On the other side of the country, groups such as Mobb Deep wore hats that had New York boroughs stitched on such as Brooklyn and Queens. I think it would be hard pushed to find someone who does not own a Snapback in this day and age. Everyone now is wearing and collecting Snapback hats, matching them with their clothes, and looking fresh.

Snapbacks have stayed at the top of one of the most purchased fashion accessories as fashion icons such as Jay-Z, Beyonce; Boyz II Men, Chris Brown; David Beckham, Jodeci and P Diddy to name a few have been wearing them.

The youth culture and hip hop fashion have popularized the Snapback, although it is now popular among many other groups and ages. Snapbacks are far less expensive than fitted baseball caps and have become increasingly trendy in the urban fashion industry. 

Which Foxberry Boys Snapback suits your style?  Click here to shop Snapbacks