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iPhone 5 helps Apple top CoolBrands survey

Apple have topped the 2012/2013 CoolBrands survey, compiling which brands are seen as the most cool in the UK each year. Cherry-picked by a group of key cultural influencers, including celebrities such as musician Carl Barat and DJ Rob da Bank, this year sees tech brands smashing the list, making up 45% of the top 20. Last year, tech brands …

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Gerald LynchiPhone 5 helps Apple top CoolBrands survey
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Mr Porter celebrates 1st birthday with the pocket square project

One of our favourite online retailers, MRPORTER.COM, is turning One years old, and to celebrate they have teamed up with a number of designers to produce exclusive pocket squares for the site. Brands involved include: Alexander Olch Band of Outsiders Drakes The Elder Statesman Jean Shop Oliver Spencer Our Legacy Richard James YMC This limited edition project is sure to …

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LauraMr Porter celebrates 1st birthday with the pocket square project
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Valentine’s Day – Lingerie buying guide for men

Valentines day is next week, so we imagine many of you will running around this weekend trying to find the perfect gift. To help you out we spoke to Soozie Jenkinson, Head of Lingerie Design at M&S, to find out her top five fail-safe tips to help you choose your lady the ideal lingerie gift for Valentine’s Day… 1. CONSIDER …

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LauraValentine’s Day – Lingerie buying guide for men
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Spencer Hart collaborate with Samsung

A few weeks ago we were invited to one of our favourite Savile Row tailors, Spencer Hart, to learn about their recent collaboration with Samsung. The collaboration involves integrating mobile technology into the traditional craft of Savile Row design and lifestyle tailoring. To be perfectly honest I was a bit skeptical at first, but as soon as I saw how …

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LauraSpencer Hart collaborate with Samsung
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Introducing: Common Sons Knitwear

  Here at Brandish, we are always on the look out for new up and coming designers. One that recently caught our attention was Common Sons. Their inaugural AW/11 collection, carried by both selfridges and ASOS, and is best described as British made knitwear for the modern gent. They draw inspiration from traditional sherman knits, while bringing giving it a …

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LauraIntroducing: Common Sons Knitwear
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Infographic: 2011’s biggest menswear trends

Charles Tyrwhitt, men’s shirts specialists, have created this amazing infographic timeline to showcase some of the most iconic looks from the past year. The timeline draws focuses on events such as film releases, television shows and key cultural happenings, to show just how they have influenced the way UK men have dressed over the past 12 months. Important style landmarks …

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LauraInfographic: 2011’s biggest menswear trends
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Making of the Herring Shoes Oak Bark belt

There is always something wonderful about listening to master craftsmen discussing their trade. The passion towards their craft is often contagious and gives us a new appreciation for familiar objects. One video that recently caught my attention was the making of the Herring Shoes Oak Bark belts in the Tanner Bates factory. The video walks us through how this beautiful …

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LauraMaking of the Herring Shoes Oak Bark belt
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Threadless sells $300,000 t-shirt to raise money for UNICEF

With the worst humanitarian crisis in the world currently unfolding in the Horn of Africa, Threadless, BBH New York and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have partnered to launch GOOD SHIRTS: a unique clothing line with 100 percent of the donations going to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to support relief efforts in the famine and drought-affected region. We love …

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LauraThreadless sells $300,000 t-shirt to raise money for UNICEF
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Heritage brand Stone-Dri Launch first collection since the 60’s

The Manchester-based brand, Stone-Dri, are back with their first collection since the 1960’s. Despite the lengthy hiatus, the new collection sits confidently amongst other contemporary brands. The Autumn/Winter ’11 collection, clearly pays great attention to the importance of functionality, utility and comfort using traditional outerwear fabrics such as blended wools and waxed cottons in a masculine colour pallet of gun metal, burgundy, …

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LauraHeritage brand Stone-Dri Launch first collection since the 60’s
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Supreme comes to London

Supreme fans get ready… on Thursday September 22nd, Supreme will be opening its London shop. This will be the first Supreme shop in Europe and will carry the entire collection including skateboards & footwear, in addition to special releases such as the Supreme x Levi’s 2011 Fall/Winter Collection. The store will be located at: 2/3 Peter St. London W1F 0AA …

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LauraSupreme comes to London
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Woodzee: beautiful wooden sunglasses

A few weeks ago the guys over at Woodzee got in touch to tell us all about their beautiful handcrafted wood sunglasses. We have seen a few wooden frames around recently and love the concept, but for the most part they have been vastly over priced. Woodzee, on the other hand have managed to maintain a high degree of quality, …

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LauraWoodzee: beautiful wooden sunglasses
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ASOS Urban Tour – The 2011 Fall/Winter Collection

Its no secret that we are big fans of ASOS here at Brandish, and we can’t wait to see what they will be rolling out for their Fall/Winter 2011 collection. To launch the collection they have created a brilliant new interactive website called ASOS Urban Tour, exploring street trends in London, Paris, Berlin, LA, and New York. The Paris video …

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LauraASOS Urban Tour – The 2011 Fall/Winter Collection
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Raf Simons 2011 Fall/Winter

RAF SIMONS AW11 FITTING from RAFSIMONS.COM on Vimeo. Raf Simons shows off his Fall/Winter 2011 collection through this rather interesting video. The behind the scenes video of a fitting, sees models rotate in a 360 fashion, showing you every detail of each piece. Although I am not feeling those awful PVC looking trousers, the collection does have some great pieces, …

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LauraRaf Simons 2011 Fall/Winter
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Introducing Avelon: AW’11 collection

With summer days numbered, we have been looking at some of the trends we expect to see this coming fall/winter. One trend that continues to stand out for us, is the focus on the ratio between the softness and volume of garments. Expect to see everything from slick tailored pieces juxtapose with slouchy long cardigans to skinny jeans and warm …

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LauraIntroducing Avelon: AW’11 collection
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Esemplare Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

The rain is back and although I hope this is not it for Summer, I can’t help but be a bit excited for cooler days, drinks in country pubs next to roaring fires…. and of course knitwear. Okay, Okay I am obsessed I know, but if we have to suffer through months of dark rainy weather, we should at least …

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LauraEsemplare Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection
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Behind the Seams with Joseph Abboud & Hart Schaffner Marx

Hart Schaffner Marx have launched their Fall/Winter 2011 collection, with a great short video featuring Joseph Abboud as he takes the viewer behind the scenes of collection photo shoot. I have been a big fan of Abboud’s classic yet sophisticated design for some time now, so was quite excited to see what he has in store for this coming season. …

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LauraBehind the Seams with Joseph Abboud & Hart Schaffner Marx
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Dockers Alpha Khakis present: The Blind Barber

Dockers have been doing a great job re-brand themselves recently, proving they are no longer just for your dad. The latest product to join their line-up is the Alpha Khaki. To celebrate the launch Dockers have partnered with the New York barbershop, The Blind Barber. Despite the fact they have only been open for a year, they have developed a …

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LauraDockers Alpha Khakis present: The Blind Barber