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Valet profile Alexander Olch

By admin on August 14th, 2008

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By the time he graduated from high school Alexander Olch was in possession of an impressive collection of 300 ties. He started off life as a film student but when he gave out ties as a wrap present to the cast the requests from friends started coming in and he’s not looked back since.

His website features a selection of ties that physically made me drool, and I don’t even wear ties! The crispness of the superfine wools and the soft weaves of the tweeds are pure eye-candy. To read more about Olch and his love for ties check out the feature at Valet



Clothing, Jeans & Trousers

More inner lumberjack at Hanon

By Jonathan Smith on August 14th, 2008

LESH1DE-01.jpgMore of the Levi’s Vintage A/W 08 line has turned up at Hanon, and the more I see the more I like. As I mentioned in a previous post I have always thought that the Levi’s Vintage line as a whole was a little lacking but this year they are killing it with some awesome shirts and jackets to complement the denim back bone of the line.

Jump through to see the highlights of what has dropped at Hanon, and click the picture (left) to see full size.

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Clothing

New Bape store coming to London, did you know?

By Jonathan Smith on August 13th, 2008

bapestore.jpgI found out about this a few months ago from a PR, so naturally assumed everybody knew about it. I think I may have been wrong as I cant find any details about it on the information super highway, except for this post on nylonmag.com.

According to nylonmag.com the new store will be bigger and better than the current London store, taking inspiration from the Tokyo mega-store which along with a massive range of A Bathing Ape apparel has a cafe, art gallery and hair salon. The store is scheduled to open in 2009 so you’ll have to wait a while to get a purple camo burger, but it does sound really cool even if you’re not keen on the Ape.

I’ll keep you posted with any more information I can glean, perhaps from the horses mouth: get me a phone and the number of A Bathing Ape’s PR, I’m getting some answers!



Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Jeans & Trousers, knitwear

Embrace your inner lumberjack at Oi Polloi

By Jonathan Smith on August 12th, 2008

2626-300.jpgIt’s a good day for a plaid lover like myself, with trend reports claiming that the American working man is ready to have his time in the fashion lime light the new A/W 08 range from Levi’s has dropped at Oi Polloi.

I’ve been a fan of Levi’s Vintage denim for some time now but have always felt that the range as a whole has left a little to be desired, however this year the line up looks great with some of the usual suspect such as 501′s and 505′s and some awesome (you guessed it) plaid shirts.

So embrace your inner lumberjack and check out the full range after the jump.

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Clothing, Outfit picks, Trends

Want all the gear, but have no idea?

By Jonathan Smith on August 11th, 2008

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Do you have thousands of pounds or dollars burning a hole in your pocket? Do you also feel it is time for a complete wardrobe change? But do you have no clue about what’s hot or not in the fast paced world of fashion? Well then it’s your lucky day because those bloody helpful chaps over at men.style.com have gotten “14 of menswear’s top tastemakers [to] name their favourite pieces of the season”. As if this wasn’t enough I’m here on hand naming my top 3 picks from the list, so click through on the jump to see how badly I lack any imagination.

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Clothing, Heroes and Celebrities

Andre 3000 and 10

By Jonathan Smith on August 6th, 2008

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Andre Benjamin, the dapper gent of hip-hop, Hollywood and life has named his top ten essentials over on Style.com. I have to say I pretty much agree with them all, good work Mr 3000!

Check the list out after the jump.

[Image: Rex Features]

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Clothing, Footwear, Heroes and Celebrities, Sportswear, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Puma X Gumball 3000

By Jonathan Smith on August 6th, 2008

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If you have never heard of The Gumball 3000 then clearly you need to pay more attention to the lifestyles of the rich and famous. The Gumball is a 3000 mile annual road rally frequented by only the richest of the rich who can afford to write off their Lamborghini and pay £60,000 for the privilege.

The road race was started in 1999 by Maximillion Cooper with the premise of raising enough money to fund his own Formula 1 race team. Nine years on and the race team never materialised, however The Gumball has become a brand name in itself pulling major sponsors from around the world.

More pics after the jump.

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

H&M’s Fashion forward collection

By admin on July 30th, 2008

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We talked briefly about H&M’s fashion forward capsule collection and now that pictures are available, we can all get a good gawk at them. Whilst it ultimately comes down to fit and build quality, on first look I’m slightly disappointed.

There’s a reliance on the colour grey, presumably to tone down the edginess of the looks and some of the pieces have already been done on the high street. On the bright side, I do like the look of the blazer on the far right and Rick Owens-esque long sleeved shirt (far left) looks like it could be an interesting piece. You’ll be able to judge for yourself come mid September, when the collection is released.



Clothing, Lifestyle & Gadgets, Polls

Brandish Poll: How Tidy Is Your Wardrobe?

By Will Reid on July 30th, 2008

ocd closet.jpgFashionista has been sent a pic of one reader’s wardrobe (above)- her shoeboxes are transparent, her clothes are colour-coordinated, everything is obsessively neat and you can only imagine she has an itsy-bit too much time on her hands. Brandish Editor Isabelle has opened up her wardrobe for a new Catwalk Queen feature and it’s certainly isn’t that meticulous!

So, while my wardrobe is most definitely not as organised as the Fashionista reader (I keep all my clothes in drawers and after too long away from home have a habit of living out of a suitcase,) we at Brandish want to know how tidy your wardrobe/closet/clothes space is?

Tell us in the poll below!

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Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Designer Spotlight

Comme Des Garcons blazer

By admin on July 29th, 2008

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Lining has been an interesting part of blazers for a while now, with inventive designers using it to showcase a contrasting colour or pattern. Comme Des Garçons have gone one step further with this lining print of an anime-like boxer. It’s the kind of the lining that seriously makes you consider walking around in the same pose the models doing above. You can get this from the usual outlets once they start stocking the A/W collections.



Accessories, Clothing, Designer Spotlight, sunglasses

A Vintage Find: My Retro Sunnies from Rokit

By Will Reid on July 29th, 2008

vintage.jpgI’m currently down in London, lapping up the (dubious) sunshine and attempting to dress in a way befitting of the cramped, and quite frankly torturous, morning tube journey. Turns out they’re not too pleased about being next to someone wearing a blazer with Margiela-esque shoulderpads. Basically, the heat is ridiculous and so yesterday I wondered into Convent Garden and bought some vintage sunglasses at Rokit.

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, knitwear, Trends

Fred Perry x Tomoki Sukezanne

By admin on July 29th, 2008

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As the old saying goes, ‘another day, another Fred Perry collaboration’. This time with Tomoki Sukezane. It does make a mockery of the whole ‘Fred Perry is for fans of style not fashion’ stance though, as the company are clearly using collaborations as a means to follow trends.

Cynical nit picking aside, this collaboration is right on trend for autumn with the chunky knits and preppy stylings. The knits are made from a cotton and cashmere blend and are available in the four colours above. As it is a Japan based collaboration, I’m not sure when they’ll be available to Europe or America but when news appears, we’ll let you know.



Clothing, Designer Spotlight

Cold Method: 9 is the magic number

By admin on July 28th, 2008

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With most brands turning into lifestyle brands, you’ll have to provide a little extra to stand out from the crowd. Cold Method are doing just that with their ’9 aesthetics’ capsule collection. The Dutch label state that you need 9 essentials for every season, starting with a t-shirt, denim, shirt, trousers, knitwear, suit, coat and an accessory. Check out the collection at their website.



Clothing, News, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

WISHLIST: Henry Holland ‘Lives not Knives’ T-shirt

By Will Reid on July 28th, 2008

livesnotknives.jpgKnife crime has reached an unbelievable height in Britain and with the murder of Ben Kinsella, the seventeenth teenager to die as a result of knife crime in London this year, Grazia has launched their ‘Lives for Knives’ campaign. As part of the campaign, the magazine has got Henry Holland, Katharine Hamnett and Sophia Kokosalaki on board to design t-shirts as well as laying a set of Five Government Demands.

On my WISHLIST is Henry Holland’s design, an electric-blue t-shirt with striking design and bold lettering. One size fits all and all proceeds go to the Ben Kinsella Foundation, a charity set up for the prevention of future knife-crime. I couldn’t think of a more worthy summer buy.

T-shirt, Exclusively at Matches, £36



Clothing, Heroes and Celebrities, Sportswear, Suits & Tailoring

Jude Law for Dunhill A/W 2008-9… including his real hairline!

By Kimberley Foster on July 25th, 2008

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Here is Jude Law, at it again in front of the camera for Dunhill’s autumn/winter 2008-9 campaign. Only this time, the actor got to keep his receding real hairline, including what little tuffs of the stuff that he has left. The lesson in all of this: don’t fool a customer, FOOL! Dior Homme please take note.

More ad pics after the jump…

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