What's In My Wash Bag?
We're going to be honest, we love a little snoop and nose into people's lives. We know, we shouldn't admit it, but it's one of those little guilty pleasures. We're daring to walk a presumptuous line and suggest that you, too, love a little nosey session... so we're giving you a little peek into the world of our Menswear Editor, Jaiden James...
Jaiden has handpicked all the toiletries, tech-savvy essentials, and fragrance must-haves he never leaves home without.
First up; tech. Jaiden is never caught without a portable charger, because, duh, we all need access to Instagram when the moment takes us, and there’s possibly nothing worse than needing to share some sartorial inspiration or a culinary discovery, only to be presented with that dreaded ‘less than 10% battery’ pop-up.
Jaiden explains, "If I’m hitting the gym or visiting the shows around LCM, a dead phone can mean no music to work-out to, or no way to take pictures of inspiring fashion week outfits."
Stopwatch £3, portable charger £5, facecloth £1.30 / 3, wash bag £4, multi-way charging lead £2.50
Which brings us to the next item: the stopwatch. Yep, you can most certainly pick one of these in store. Use it to help you keep fit, like Jaiden does, or maybe you just need extra assistance to be on time! Whatever your excuse, now there isn’t one.
Elsewhere on the tech front, a multi-way charging lead features as another of Jaiden's essentials. With three charging heads that serve most smartphones, tablets, and electrical devices, AND a retractable lead, it’s no stretch to see why it’s a must-have.
Volume 1 aftershave £9, Volume 2 aftershave £9, Nivea mini spray-on deodorant £1
Nivea mini roll-on deodorant (part of set) £7, Multi-tool £3, wallet £5
Between the facecloth, deodorant and no less than TWO after shaves, Jaiden is certainly prepared for a post-work freshen up when meeting friends is on the agenda.
He explains, "A lot of the time I'll be meeting friends straight from work. It's nice to have the option of two men's fragrances, so I can mix things up. I also always carry a travel-size deodorant, especially in the summer!"
A sleek, black wallet houses Jaiden’s cash and cards, while the unexpected addition of a multi-tool throws a curve ball among his must-haves
"This is honestly one of the handiest things I own. It features pliers, a bottle opener, two screwdriver heads and a ruler – you never know when it might come in handy! In the past I’ve used it to opening bottles while out and about."
Mini grooming kit £2, Nivea shower gel £1 each
Gym bags wouldn’t be complete without an obligatory dose of shower gel and a mini grooming kit for a quick trim, as and when.
Jaiden has opted for our men’s mini grooming kit, which at £2 is an absolute steal. As for shower gel, he couldn’t choose between two scents from Nivea… so he keeps both to hand!
“Many people are still discovering Primark’s beauty and grooming department. It’s got a great mix of branded and own-brand vanity essentials, I really recommend checking it out.”