Oliver Goldsmith ultra cool 1960s glasses

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Whenever I visit 20ltd.com, I can’t help but think that it was a site designed purely to cater for Elton John, a man who famously spent £2 billion pounds on flowers in one week. I’m not doubting that the scarcity and artistic integrity of some of the pieces are truly being reflected in the price tag, but does anyone (except …

Fossil Perry East/West messenger bag

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Mmmm… this bag looks good enough to eat! I’m not sure if I’ve ever been so taken with a man-bag before, although I’d like to believe that we’re moving away from that line of thought and can be mature enough to refer to  them as "satchels" or, as this one is termed, "messenger bag". Still, you don’t have to stop …

Atmos – Head Porter bag collaboration

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Slightly kinky, Atmos and Head Porter have come up with these super-shiny patent-leather messenger bags, which look like they could hold everything and anything including furry handcuffs, a rampant rabbit and a two-litre bottle of super-saver bulk-buy KY jelly. Not that I’d know aboout that sort of thing. The bags come in two colour schemes – red and purple and …

Man bag theft worries

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Recent research has confirmed what I have always known when men tote a bag around they generally stuff it full of expensive gadgetry, while women like me like to fill our bags with receipts and snotty tissues. General Insurance’s Andrew Beard said: "Man bags have quickly become a mainstream accessory, helping men lug around their ever more valuable stash of …

Ghetto Blaster bag

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Carrying on the bag theme (no pun intended), this Ghetto Blaster bag has really caught my attention. Apart from making you look like an 80s B-Boy, the attention to detail is phenomenal! It’s a lined holdall, complete with small inside pocket and a size of around 30cm x 45cm, so plenty of room for your weekend gear. It’s also got …

Dunlop Cessna Bag

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Dunlop, once the joke of the trainer world… if you wore Green Flash at my school, you got bullied and now? They’re too cool for school… have gone through a great renaissance with their classy lines of retro sportswear and accessories. One treat I’ve found in my quest to buy myself a new bag is this cracking Dunlop Cessna Bag. …

Avery Coonley House cufflinks

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Cufflinks don’t often make an impression on me. Afterall, they’re usually obscured under blazer sleeves and more often than not are just a couple of chunks of metal keeping your cuffs together. But these Avery Coonley House cufflinks ($40) certainly made me look twice. It may be because their appearence is made all the more imposing because of their relative …

The Barcelona laptop bag

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The Barcelona Bag laptop bag is made from the finest leather and is a triumph in classic design. Obviously, with it being a laptop bag, it’s got modern twists and features that include a protected compartment to keep your laptop from harm, numerous inside pockets including special holders for your mobile phone, PDA, and MP3 player. It also features convenient, …

Red Torpedo underwear

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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. …

Topman Dunlop bag

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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 …

Love and Hate BMX gloves

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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 …

Burton straw hat

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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 …

Top 5 sunglasses

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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 …

Rapha/Paul Smith cycling cap

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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 …

Amp Street Shining Wallet

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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 …

Brandish says don’t: Chinese symbol ring

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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 …

Topman bandana

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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 …

22 carat gold woven belt for 20ltd

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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 …