No word from Grizzly Bear about the provenance of that madras shirt but I’m not giving up on checks yet.
Although spring isn’t even properly here,
people have already started whipping out the sunglasses. As much as I love
shades, there’s something odd about people who wear them inside, in the dark or
(and this is especially weird) on the underground. What do they have to hide?
How can they see anything? Do they have black eyes? Inevitably, this curiosity
leads me to stare at people in sunglasses like they were zoo exhibits.
I would say it’s a bit premature to start
looking at sunglasses, but then I realised that we’ve been looking and A/W 08
collections for the last few months. We’re probably very late in talking about
something that we’ll only wear in a couple of month’s time. So, in conclusion,
it’s actually a perfect time to start looking at sunglasses.
If you’ve seen it go wrong, you might be reticent
about the splash of colour trend. I mean, a splash is fine, but too much
splashing can create a jarring effect. Seeing as accessories are the best way
to add colour to an outfit, why not start with this sky
blue Paul Smith belt?
Looking to jump accessory first into the
plaid/tartan/check trend? Of course you are, you’re on Brandish and by
extension, have an amazing sense of style and fashion. So, as a person with an
amazing sense of style and fashion, you’ll be looking to start early on the
check on check trend (as spotted by our sadly departed Tim). Now you can fulfil
your check on check needs by accessorizing with this F
by Friis woodman bag.
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Contrary to popular belief, Issey Miyake
does make items other than aftershave. His range of watches are quite popular
amongst those who can afford them (trust fund kids) and they’ve created several
innovative designs. The pick of the bunch is this twelve 365
Don’t underestimate the power of socks.
Okay, it’s not like they can put you in a chokehold or anything – but they can
ruin a perfectly put together outfit. Match your Nike running socks with a pair
of shoes and you’ll look like you get style tips from Larry David, regardless
of well dressed you are. Put it this way; if you have a brown pair of shoes,
you need these Paul
We’ve featured countless man bags here, but
– I can’t believe I’m typing this – there are times when man bags aren’t really
appropriate. You can’t carry a couple of CV’s inside a man bag without it
looking deflated and, in turn, making you look like you don’t know what
accessory suits what occasion.
As you’ll all know, the little details are
what separate good pieces from great ones. Some would say that the devil’s in
the details – but not Brandish, because that phrase doesn’t make sense. A
perfect example of good detailing is this Moore and Giles leather messenger
When stylists create looks, they often make
un-wearable pieces workable. This trick of the eye usually leads to a
collection full of underwhelming individual pieces and great looks. A.P.C avoid
this problem with their nautical-themed S/S 2008 collection. As well as having
eye catching overall looks, the collections also full of wearable individual
pieces. The pick of the bunch is this leather
strapped weekend bag.