Fila Bowling Bag

Fila look to follow in the footsteps of
Puma, creating accessories that are fashionable enough for independent stores
and accessible enough for Footlocker to stock it.

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Christmas Wish# 4: More bags! Energie ‘funk it’ up

Energie, a brand I seem to be featuring a lot lately, were known first and foremost for their impeccable bags. Their most famous design is this ‘funk it’ bag which has become a staple of their collections, even with that awful name. All names that are plays on swearwords should have been banned since FCUK came out with all those …

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Christmas Wish List #2: Zillion Caps

Dear Father Christmas, I have been a very good boy this year. I have been going to bed on time without making a fuss and have not argued with my sister once. Therefore, I think I deserve one of Zillion’s kimono fabric caps, like this one pictured. Zillion is the brain child of French photographer David Guarino, who scours Tokyo …

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Christmas wish list #3: Longchamp /Michel Gaubert

DJ Michel Gaubert has a hard life. When he’s not djing at one of the world’s most exclusive fashion shows, he’s djing at one of the world’s most exclusive parties. And when he’s not doing that, he’s designing bags for an exclusive high end label. Like I say, a tough life. The lifestyle of an international DJ necessitates a lot …

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Christmas wish#1: That Mariah Carey song banned and this Paul Smith Scarf

Don’t you hate it when people just talk about what they want for Christmas? It’s all me, me, me. Who gives a flying baboon what other people want? I was recently looking at other scarves to get myself and I realised that since I bought a cashmere scarf, I’ve turned into a totalitarian scarf snob. I can’t accept anything less …

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Peckham Rye skinny tie

With designers increasingly looking back at Davie Bowie album covers for inspiration these days, it’s no wonder that the skinny tie is popular again. Skinny ties are basically ties for people who don’t like ties. The anti-tie, if you will. Simply making it skinny has rid it of its stuffy bank clerk image that fat ties still hold. But apart …

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Westwood scarf

Ever wondered why older ladies always wear a wee neckscarf with their winter coats? No? Well you’re not paying enough attention to women of a certain age in that case. We have a lot to learn from them – their survival skills are second to none. If there’s ever a nuclear winter, all that will be left is a bunch …

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Oki-Ni deerstalker

Just as two wrongs don’t make a right, two rights sometimes don’t make a right either. In fact, two rights can make plenty kinds of wrong, as witnessed by this Fair Isle Deerstalker new to Oki-Ni. I like fair isle as much as the next man – I’m a big fan of any traditional British craft. Deerstalkers likewise are normally …

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Trend Watch: week-end bag from Chris & Tibor

Chris and Tibor are a London-based design duo who love London and who can blame them? They work together on a collection of bags, which are all named after London streets of places. Their current collection is called the Jack the Ripper collection, reflecting their East London base. The label began in 2005 and their A/W 2006 collection (their first …

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Lukesville shoulder bag

We do love our bags here at Brandish. We love them in all shapes and sizes – from satchel to weekend bag. But I have a special affinity to the smaller bag, like this Lukesville shoulder bag. Just big enough to carry a book, an ipod and some keys, the only problem with the shoulder bag is the price. While …

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Surface to Air three finger ring

I am kind of boring myself with all this Surface to Air adulation, but this three-finger ring is a bit of a work of genius and shouldn’t really be ignored. Surprisingly unrestrictive, this chic stainless steel band sits over three fingers together, creating a long oblong of brushed steel across the back of your hand. I’ve had it on so …

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New releases from Billionaire Boys Club

So, Billionaire Boys Club have launched new items which are available through their website as well as from We Sold Out. Amongst the new batch are these 3 fingered gloves, which apparently echo Pharell et al’s Star Trak logo but I don’t really see it. On a first glance I saw them and thought ‘Oh how novel’, but on reflection, …

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Mads Norgaard Scarf

We seem to be in love with Scandinavian designers lately – in the past few weeks we’ve featured Patrick Ervell, Revolution and now Danish designer, Mads Norgaard. Norgaard thinks that the Western world moves too fast and has based his collection around key pieces. This would set them up in the mould of a Lyle & Scott rather than a …

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Quikoin Coin Holder

Functionality has never really bonded well with fashion. How else could you explain the current trend for fingerless gloves? Luckily there are a few items that can be useful in all situations, like this Quikoin coin holder. As an esteemed reader of this site, you’ll almost certainly have splashed out on a fancy wallet and you’ll know how annoying loose …

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Surface to Air Bags

You know I love Surface to Air, right? And week-end bags too, I like week-end bags. Can you guess where this is going? Surface to Air’s online store had disappeared for a while but now its back and they’ve got some great leather goods, not least of which is this big ol’ bag, which would look great slung over my …

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