Red Torpedo underwear

It’s unusual enough that Red Torpedo underwear comes balled up inside an aluminium can, but when said underwear also comes with a CD of unsigned bands, it starts to seem even more bizarre. Add to that the oddly placed opening for "access" purposes and you’ve got some strange pants. Despite, or inspite of these factors, I think they’re quite cool. …

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Topman Dunlop bag

Unfortunately it’s PVC rather than leather but even so, this is a cool looking vintage style bag. Whereas once Dunlop was the curse of the school kid, all their products now have serious credibility, seen most recently in the resurgence of the Greenflash. Available through Topman, the bag is £20 , which is fairly reasonable and should be big enough …

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The brandish guide to top hats and cravats a la Pete Doherty

I expect that what he did for trilbys and skinny ties, Peter Doherty (or Pick-Pocket Pete as he will henceforth be known) will also do for top hats and cravats, in light of his recent dalliance with the derelict-dandy style. There is however, a rumour circulating that PPP isn’t such the trend revivalist that he is made out to be …

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Love and Hate BMX gloves

Save yourself the pain and regret of getting love’n’hate tattoos on your fists (also, don’t bother getting ACAB on your forehead) by purchasing these ace BMX gloves which say… well.. ‘love’ on one hand and ‘hate’ on the other. Retailing at £16.99 (click here to buy) from BMX types Bicycle Union, these Love/Hate gloves not only look great, but provide …

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Burton straw hat

I’m so glad Burton have seen the light and decided to put a regular straw hat up on their site, their natural straw stetson is only £14 and looks a damn sight better than their artificially faded monstrosity I mentioned last week. With hats there’s always a danger you’ll end up looking like a idiot so it’s best to err …

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Top 5 sunglasses

Apparently it’s Summer, but I’m not sure, considering I got soaked twice this weekend. Not that I was at Glastonbury or doing anything even remotely outdoorsy. I was walking to and from the shops. Bloody rain. Anyway, it’s supposed to be Summer, so we should all be slapping on suncream, wearing hats and protecting our eyes from harmful rays. In …

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Rapha/Paul Smith cycling cap

Paul Smith, after all these years, is still promoting a retro English way of like. Smart suits, spy hole cameras and now, teaming up with Rapha, we can get our hands on these great vintage cycling caps. These Rapha/Paul Smith caps are limited to a run of 200 (per style) to celebrate Le Grand Départ of the Tour de France …

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Amp Street Shining Wallet

Decent wallets are hard to come by. You either get tiny ones that hold piss all or, big ones that look like something your dad would have. Whatchu gonna do ’bout it? One great option is this AMP Street wallet featuring the maniacal grin of Jack Nicholson in The Shining. It’s retailing at €39 (about £25) and a must have …

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Brandish says don’t: Chinese symbol ring

Men’s jewellery can be tricky, it’s nice to adorn yourself but when faced with a Chinese symbol ring always say no. Fair enough Burton have got a dodgy reputation, but some of their stuff is very nice and we’ve featured it on Brandish a fair few times. So why the Feng Shui circa 1997 ring? The blurb on the site …

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Topman bandana

Probably more catered to the nu-rave set, I still can’t help but like this Topman bandana (£4). It’s less the design and more to do with the fact that it reminds me of Dexys Midnight Runners, one of my favourite bands when I was a kid. I also reckon the New Wave-Nu Rave-Hobo look is going to be big this …

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22 carat gold woven belt for 20ltd

There are a few things which even the most hardened fashion spendaholic will balk at purchasing, and I’m pretty sure that this gold belt is one of them. Made by Marie Helene de Taillac for 20ltd the belt is handwoven from 22 carat gold (is this starting to sound like a fairytale?) and is part of a limited edition set …

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The Jack Spade Reyn Spooner hipster wallet

There is no question that the Jack Spade Reyn Spooner Hipster Wallet is a bit of a gobful, but that shouldn’t matter. The Hipster backs up any tongue tied fumblings with a super cool retro style. The wallet is made from Reyn Spooner’s Lahaina Sailor reverse print that features Hawaii’s state bird, flower, tree, and flag, and was originally introduced …

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Monsoon weekend bag

Monsoon are really excelling themselves with their bags this season, they’re all pretty decently priced and look quite smart too. I like this large khaki holdall, the contrasting green and striped straps give it a casual chic. The muted tones will look good with most outfits and be suitable for anything from a short business trip, impromptu citybreak or stag …

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Superdry Kojak Sunglasses

Superdry, the company that produces those "Osaka" prints that you see from time to time, are in the the midst of releasing their new Summer range. I was going review one of their t-shirts, but when I saw these I just had to bring them to your attention. Inspired by the lollipop-lickin’, follically challenged ’70s TV sleuth Kojak, these glasses …

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Ted Baker Mortar Satchel

Personally, I don’t carry anything about my person that doesn’t fit into my sagging pockets or can’t be transported in my clumsy hands. Does that mean I can’t own this bag? Hell no. When a bag looks this good, you don’t need to care what’s inside. In this case, it’s very much what’s on the outside that counts. Made from …

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Paul Smith Pinhole Camera

Father’s Day is just around the corner (June 17th folks!) so it seems like a perfect opportunity to spoil yer old pa, or better still, if you’re a parent yourself, to get yourself a little present. Often, gifts on Father’s Day revolve around some new socks or some crappy tankard with some ale… well why not get something a little …

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Pyramid studded Topman belt

Maybe it’s thanks to emo but fetish influences made a big appearance on the catwalk. This doesn’t mean you have go down the rubber gimp suit route (although if that’s what you want that’s fine too!) but a leather jacket, shiny fabrics and studs are all a subtle nod to the trend. Topman’s narrow belt (£12) is a great example …

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Steak Button Thermometers

Proper chefs have a pretty good idea of how long to cook their steaks. That’s because they’re chefs. However, for those of you, who are like me, can let things go a bit awry in the kitchen, things can get tricky when you’ve got someone asking for a rare steak. Help is at hand! These Steak Button Thermometers are retailing …

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Top Five: weekend bags

Chances are after this atrocious Bank Holiday weekend you’re dying to get away somewhere where the weather doesn’t taunt you mercilessly. If you need some travel inspiration and tips check out Lost Weekend, our new travel blog for men. We’ve picked out five great bags that will keep you looking stylish whilst lugging around the essentials for a much-needed break. …

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Cool Analog Belt

Unless you’re a girl, over sized and conspicuous belt buckles are pretty naff. You only have to think of a particular design and the label that its lumbered with to feel all cringey and jelly-like.  An American eagle means you’re a Hell’s Angel. A skull and you’re a goth. Any band names makes you fourteen. MOSCHINO in large, dimante letters: …

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