Moustache gloves. You heard me, moustache gloves. Just in case this hasn’t sunk in: MOUSTACHE GLOVES! In a week of strange pairings Jack Spade has knocked up these eccentric hand socks for the Colette x Gap pop up store in New York. Other than they are available in three colours there’s not a great deal I can say about these because lets face it the pictures speak for themselves, more of which are available over at highsnobiety.com.
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T-Shirt aficionados The Hundreds are branching out into footwear and with great anticipation are gearing up to release their first offering: The Johnson. A great name for what appears to be a great shoe, with a Pointer-esque silhouette and vibrant colours The Johnson slips nicely into the growing trainer market.
“A clean, understated shoe that serves to emphasize the wearer’s overall appearance. And it has everything to do with my roster of kicks growing up in Cali. It’s really a concoction of all my favorite shoes that are representative of youth subcultures: Chucks, Winos, Doc Martens, Vans… I even tried to have the laces staggered like a pair of early Jordans do from an above-perspective. I think I managed to pull off a very sophisticated shoe that retains some character, but is ultra basic when it comes to lines and silhouette.” From Sneaker Freaker.
The Johnson should be available soon from your favourite boutiques.
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Jordan Askill, a designer whose work for Dior Homme and Ksubi has cemented him as a name to keep an eye on, has launched a jewellery collection at Dover Street Market (DSM.) Dover Street Market is a fashion emporium founded by Rei Kawakubo and her husband and it has become known for its artistic installations, exclusive lines and designer collaborations. In previous years, we’ve seen a hotel room designed by Alber Elbaz of Lanvin and a Tiki-hut check-out.
Akill’s jewellery line is made up of edgy, androgynous pieces that could be worn by either guys or girls and Vogue reports that “the debut jewellery offering features bird, boy and rose motifs as fragile and rare entities – the flora, fauna and humanity of life – set in a claw to denote them as “precious memories to capture“. Lovely.
(Source: Vogue UK)
This year Vibe Magazine turns 15 and to commemorate this mile stone birthday the magazine, with the help of Adidas, has knocked up this limited edition Forum Hi. The sneaker has a subtle colourway but is high on detail with the use of ostrich and snake skin and patterned laces and stripes, also it is limited to only 1500 pairs- so I suggest you get your rear into gear and reach for that credit card now. However if you feel that 1500 pairs is a bit too common for you then there is a single super special signed pair of the Forums that will go to the highest bidder, for more info check it out on the Vibe website.
The Vibe Forum Hi is available from today at any Adidas Originals store and at shopadidas.com.
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Lad Musician are clearly a brand willing to take some risks. For example, take their studded gloves (pictured above). Although it’s a look associated with people who wear new rock boots, it looks surprisingly wearable, although it would look better if it were just polka dots. The other risk is their inclusion of denim jackets.
These jackets are risky not because no-one is wearing. It’s risky because everything who is wears them horrifically, matching them to their denim jeans and looking like rejects from a Bruce Springsteen lookalike competition. I’m not about to call it a comeback, but denim jackets might just be a viable alternative for people looking to change it up from bombers and trench coats. Lad Musician is available from blackbird and the site’s webshop.
Hungover, Sleep-deprived, Over-worked, Unfit, Uncared for, Blemish-ridden; not exactly the ingredients for a healthy and handsome male are they? Well now, who cares? After you’ve smudged the Guyliner and poked yourself in the eye with Manscara, you might feel yourself in need of a bit of YSL’s new Touche Eclat concealer for men.
Yes, the weapon of choice for fashion editors and socialites the world over has been produced (fragrance free) for men, allowing the male species to live a life of clear skin and hidden ugliness.
The only question is, after previous (and let’s face it, unsuccessful attempts) at man make-up, will this gold pen/magic wand be bought up by us men?
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Coming this Autumn masters of eye wear Sabre are bringing you the “Madness”. With inter changeable arms and frame colours these shades are fully customisable and come in a mix of matte and shiny finishes. Great for all that Autumn sunshine we get in the UK?… I suppose they would be good for hangovers. Available soon from Sabre and the usual suspects. Check out some more pics after the jump.
My style pick for this week is this gorgeous Comme Des Garcons wallet from Start London. Mr Start, a past columnist for Brandish, has a great look and I can imagine this item slotting into his vintage chic and classic cool wardrobe quite nicely. The embossed leather is a great cerulean blue, made famous by the brilliant film ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’ The wallet has a zip around two sides and an “internal pocket to hold either coins, cards or bills.”
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It’s time for us all to start dressing like Lightspeed Champion. Seriously. Take a look at any highstreet store and you’re bound to see a mixture of chunky cardigans, clear lens glasses and trapper hats. Add these together and you have Lightspeed Champion’s look. Out of these three defining pieces, the trapper hat is the one that looks to make a big comeback.
As usual, Topman are quickest off the mark, covering all bases of the trapper hat from (fake) fur hats to Number Nine-like knitted ones. ASOS are also stocking up on trapper hats, with three currently in stock; even River Island’s online store – usually pretty threadbare – has a trapper hat available. [You can check these hats for yourself after the jump]
Given that it’s only the start of September, it’s fair to say that this will be a key headpiece for this season. The only question is whether Lightspeed Champion will carry on wearing them when he sees so many people copying his style.
This morning we heard of L.A Gear’s return, and now I can bring you more information including an interview with the girls who brought the company back from the grave, all courtesy of those bloody helpful chaps and chapettes over at Sneaker Freaker!
L.A Gear has teamed with Patta and Club Zonder Filter to bring you the ostentatious Fireball, pictured above. Loud and proud the Fireball has many details that will appeal to the lady sneaker freak, although there is no news on a release of a guys version I’m sure if you cut off the bow on the heel no one will ever know!
Check out the interview with Kristel and Josine and further information on L.A Gear here, also check out the L.A Gear website here, it unfortunately doesn’t yet have a product catalogue, though by the looks of things there is one on the way with releases for both mens and ladies.
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There’s nothing like a good badge to add a bit of interest to your outfit. I’m not talking about those cheesy badges you get from head shops when you’re 14 but more the homemade, pictoral and arty make a nice little addition to a plain top or tee.
The V&A’s Cold War Modern badge collection is near perfect with slogans like ‘Blast’ and ‘Fall-out’ and my favourite, a pigeon. Who doesn’t love pigeons? At the bargain price of £3 they’re well worth the purchase and will look a lot better than your usual ‘take me to your dealer’ cobblers.
Marcello Mastroianni, the celebrated actor and style icon has a new posthumous string to his bow being the inspiration for Robert Geller’s line of eye glasses from his A/W 08 collection.
Being cool is no easy feat so give yourself a leg up the ladder of style with eye wear usually reserved only for dead Italian actors, but be quick because by the looks of things they are almost entirely pre-ordered up. Available for pre-order over at Blackbird.
While the term style icon is overused, I would like to nominate Bobby Womack up for the entirely made up award of coolest glasses wearer. His overall style wasn’t amazing, but he wore square glasses better than anyone I’ve seen (not that I’ve seen many people wearing square glasses).
After reading his autobiography, I felt compelled to anoint him with this title. Aside from wearing glasses well, Womack’s worked with, toured with or played for everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Sam Cooke to Janis Joplin. In fact he was the second to last person to see Joplin before she died (the last was her dealer, according to Womack). He was also the inspiration behind ‘Mercedes Benz’ and convinced Sam Cooke to not release ‘A change is gonna come’ (it was only released after Cooke died).
With clear glasses getting more popular by the day, why not step outside the box and follow in the footsteps of Mr Womack?
Cheap and cheerful this tie is a quick fix to brighten up your wardrobe, the bright coral is such a good colour.
Ok so it’s polyester and you might get bored of the colour but as a wardrobe pick-me-up it’s second to none. At only £9.99 from River Island it’s definitely worth a punt, taking your outfit from normal to formal never looked this good.
By the time he graduated from high school Alexander Olch was in possession of an impressive collection of 300 ties. He started off life as a film student but when he gave out ties as a wrap present to the cast the requests from friends started coming in and he’s not looked back since.
His website features a selection of ties that physically made me drool, and I don’t even wear ties! The crispness of the superfine wools and the soft weaves of the tweeds are pure eye-candy. To read more about Olch and his love for ties check out the feature at Valet