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Who was The Fifth Beatle? We look at the Top 10 contenders including Brian Epstein and George Martin #BeatlesWeek

With the movie, The Fifth Beatle, based on the life of Brian Epstein, set for release later this year we look at the Top 10 contenders for the coveted title.  1. Brian Epstein (1934 – 1967) If anyone has a claim to the Fifth Beatle tag it is probably Epstein. The Beatles’ first manager and music Entrepreneur/Svengali, he was unwavering …

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shinychrisWho was The Fifth Beatle? We look at the Top 10 contenders including Brian Epstein and George Martin #BeatlesWeek
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Brian Eno models for Alfred Dunhill as part of 2013 “Voice” campaign

Brian Eno is keeping himself busy at the moment. As well as releasing a brand new album called Lux on Warp Records (his 25th studio album) the long-time Bowie collaborator, ex Roxy Music synth wizard and producer extraordinaire is now one of the faces of Alfred Dunhill’s spring/summer 2013 “Voice” campaign. Joining mountaineer Geordie Stewart and war photographer Don McCullin in this year’s campaign, and …

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Gerald LynchBrian Eno models for Alfred Dunhill as part of 2013 “Voice” campaign
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Brandish’s fifteen men to watch in 2013 – who is going to be influential in tech, style, sport and politics?

So 2012, a year that promised much, and in the case of the odd sporting event at least delivered in spades, is heading for the exit door. What then will 2013 bring? Who are going to be the key people that we will be talking about in tech, sport and style? Our rather small panel of Brandish writers got together …

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AshleyBrandish’s fifteen men to watch in 2013 – who is going to be influential in tech, style, sport and politics?
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Everything you ever wanted to know about Duffle Coats – from Scots Indie bands to Harriet Harman

In some ways Duffle Coats are now classics that in theory anyone should be able to wear at any time. However unless you buy a smart one you run two risks. 1 You might end up looking a little too much like Paddington Bear. 2 Cheap ones can look a bit scruffy and won’t do for anything approaching a formal …

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AshleyEverything you ever wanted to know about Duffle Coats – from Scots Indie bands to Harriet Harman
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Mick Jagger’s top 10 crimes against fashion (and there are some corkers)

There was a point somewhere in the 1960s when The Rolling Stones were arguably the best dressed band on the planet. They mixed traditional Saville Row threads with flamboyant shirts, cravats and scarves better than anyone. They were the epitome of pop art cool. Check here for evidence. But then the coolest of the lot of them, Brian, went swimming, …

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AshleyMick Jagger’s top 10 crimes against fashion (and there are some corkers)
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Pep Guardiola – the most stylish man in football. Here’s the evidence

After winning a host of trophies with his beloved Barca Josep Pep Guardiola is currently in the middle of a sabbatical from the game, quaffing the Espressos, wandering the streets of Manhattan and pondering his next move. With Roberto Di Matteo the latest manager to to be given the Siberian shoulder Pep is odds on favourite to take over the …

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AshleyPep Guardiola – the most stylish man in football. Here’s the evidence

David Beckham becomes new face of Breitling watches

He’s more commonly seen wearing Rolexes, like the Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA Watch, but now the part time LA Galaxy footballer and style icon David Beckham has been named the face of Breitling’s Transocean Chronograph Unitime worldtimer watch (phew that’s a mouthful). Launched earlier this year, the Transocean Chronograph Unitime is equipped with the new Manufacture Breitling Caliber B05and features a …

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shinychrisDavid Beckham becomes new face of Breitling watches
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Arnold Schwarzenegger sports hipster crew cut for new action flick “Ten”

What do you think of when someone says to you “Arnold Schwarzenegger?” I think of a man fist-fighting with the Predator, an amnesiac on Mars on a mission to “give this people der air” (sic), a time travelling robot assassin who knows now why you cry, though it’s something he can never do. What definitely does not spring to mind …

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Gerald LynchArnold Schwarzenegger sports hipster crew cut for new action flick “Ten”
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John Hurt talks email annoyances for Alfred Dunhill “Voice” campaign

Luxury retailer Alfred Dunhill has teamed up with a quartet of inspirational men for the latest instalment in their “Voice” campaign series. Promoting the brand’s Autumn/Winter range, Alfred Dunhill have enlisted the talents of John Hurt, designer/artist Jamie Hewlett, director James Marsh and architect David Adjaye, who talk about their lives and experiences. We see Hurt talk about the madness of an always-connected, internet-raddled world, …

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Gerald LynchJohn Hurt talks email annoyances for Alfred Dunhill “Voice” campaign

‘Total Recall’ premiere photos: Colin Farrell wears Dolce & Gabbana, three-boob lady sadly absent

Hollywood hellraiser Colin Farrell took to the red carpet at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles last night for the premiere of his new sci-flick ‘Total Recall’. Looking dapper in head-to-toe Dolce & Gabbana, Farrell’s new movie is a remake of the 1990 Schwarzenegger cult classic of the same name. Directed by Len Wiseman and also starring Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel,  Bryan …

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Gerald Lynch‘Total Recall’ premiere photos: Colin Farrell wears Dolce & Gabbana, three-boob lady sadly absent
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Outkast’s Big Boi to become the “sock king”

Outkast’s Big Boi is expanding his horizons. Not content with being one half of the most innovative rap duo in history, nor with taking rising stars like Janelle Monáe under his wing, he’s now setting his lofty sights on…socks? “I’m the sock king!” announced Big Boi during a recent GQ interview, revealing his forthcoming line with Crooks & Castles after being …

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Gerald LynchOutkast’s Big Boi to become the “sock king”
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20 Most Iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Hairstyles

Rock ‘n’ roll can be broken down as follows: 10% fashion, 10% music and 110% HAIR. We know that adds up to 130%. That’s why we’re writing for a fashion site and aren’t quantum physicists. But it also acts to highlight just how important good hair can be in the making of a musical and cultural icon, and cementing the status …

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Gerald Lynch20 Most Iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Hairstyles
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Tinie Tempah’s new “Disturbing London” fashion range and other notable celebrity lines

The ever-dapper Tine Tempah has been on the press offensive this week after launching his own clothing line, the Disturbing London range, exclusively for Selfridges. A collaboration with streetwear label MH1, the GQ Best Dressed Man of 2012 will also be the face of the upcoming London Menswear Week in June. “At the end of the day, I’m a 23-year-old …

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Gerald LynchTinie Tempah’s new “Disturbing London” fashion range and other notable celebrity lines
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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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Adidas Originals by Originals James Bond for David Beckham 2011 Fall/Winter

Adidas have rolled out the much anticipated third installment of the popular David Beckham / Design by J. Bond collection for Fall/Winter 2011. The collaboration between sport and style icon David Beckham and Undefeated founder James Bond has been widely celebrated in the past, and will yet again see a contemporary range of footwear, outerwear, and accessories. Much of the …

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LauraAdidas Originals by Originals James Bond for David Beckham 2011 Fall/Winter
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Sneak peak: Disorder features Example on the cover of the Dapper issue

One of our favourite independent magazines, Disorder, just sent us an exclusive sneak peak at the October/November Dapper Issue…. and damn it is good. Some how they have managed to get urban musician, Example, out of his trademark bomber jackets, t-shirts, into tailored suiting!!! If you have ever need proof that a little tailoring can do wonders, here it is. …

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LauraSneak peak: Disorder features Example on the cover of the Dapper issue
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H&M and David Beckham announce new Bodywear range for men

Today H&M and David Beckham announced they are teaming up to produce a new Bodywear range. The line is expected to be released on February 14, 2011 in 1,800 stores spread across 40 countries. This deal apparently marks the beginning of a new long-term partnership between one of the worlds largest fashion retailers and one of the world’s most recognizable …

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LauraH&M and David Beckham announce new Bodywear range for men
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Joe Jonas for MR PORTER

Our good friends over at MR PORTER’s have given us a sneak peak at their exclusive shoot with Joe Jonas which will appear in tomorrow’s edition of their online magazine. Styled by Dan May and shot by Angelo Pennetta, Joe is featured in new season Burberry, Maison Martin Margiela and Givenchy. I absolutely love the dressed down tuxedo look and …

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LauraJoe Jonas for MR PORTER
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Burberry Autumn 2011 Campaign Looks

It hardly feels as though we have had a summer, but Burberry have already unveiled their Autumn 2011 campaign looks. Featuring a number of British actors, models and musicians, Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey, stated he was “inspired by iconic British portraits and our own archive campaigns from the late 1960s of Jean Shrimpton using her trench coat to shelter …

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LauraBurberry Autumn 2011 Campaign Looks
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David Beckham’s tattoo artist Lou Molloy launches menswear collection

Tattoo artist Lou Molloy has just launched his first menswear collection. For those not familiar this is the tattoo artist responsible for David Beckham’s tattoos. He also stared on the TV show London Ink. The collection features classical-style line drawings and detailed shading, a key element of Lou’s style, in neutrals, khakis and crisp white colorways. Developed in Manchester, pieces …

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LauraDavid Beckham’s tattoo artist Lou Molloy launches menswear collection