The next look to make our list is the awkward length. This was a hard one to put into this feature as some do manage to pull it off but not everyone is Terence Koh and it only took a look at the local fashionisto’s crash and burn outfit of Kriss van Assche-style combat with tight tee to know that this was one to be hastily put down.
The latest news on the fashion circuit is of Posh Spice’s interesting new venture-into the world of men’s jeans. According to an article on DNR, Beckham “despises skinny jeans on men.”
This week has been a bit of a short shorts
week here at Brandish. While they can look good, I’m still not convinced. For
me, short shorts conjure up images of Club Tropicana-era George Michael and
that’s not a look I wish to emulate.
From Dali’s lobster phones and melting clock faces to Damien Hirst’s butterfly works- Surrealism is something that we can’t seem to get out of our systems. We buy into the singers who prance around in vintage band uniforms (Gwen) and the art but something we rarely show an interest in is surrealist fashion.
About a week ago, my colleague Jason posted on a pair of pretty cool purple trainers. Continuing on the trend of purple items (remember what I said about us inheriting last’s season’s woman trends?) I bring you this Shag Fleece Hoody from American Apparel.
I know that it is an obvious choice and not avant-garde in the slightest, but The Sartorialist is one of those gems that just makes you smile.
We’re starting to feel like Calvin Harris
here at Brandish. I don’t mean we’re turning into a poor novelty act, just that
we’re obsessed with the eighties and early nineties at the moment. This rocksmith
t-shirt allows you to finally pay homage to Kid ‘n’ Play in a suitable
Everyone knows children are scary right? Their long gangly legs and arms? Freaky. That hungry look they give when they’re waiting for the swings to become free? Unsettling!
The humble macintosh or trench, as you will be well aware, has been “in” lately. It’s been hot, sexy, now now now! Not quite wanting to let go as we move towards Spring, All Saints have released this cropped version – all the detailing’s there but without the long skirt.
Who loves a shawl neck more than me? No-one, that’s who.
New York label Loden Dager are the latest in an
increasing line of designers to team up with Uniqlo,
creating a Spring/Summer mini collection. The collection is strong, with the
check shirt being the only really ugly piece on it. Some might say it’s a bit
dull but it’s a collection designed for high street consumption, so that
criticism is like complaining that you can’t wear Gareth Pugh’s collection to Tesco.
We at Brandish have been doggedly following this trend to the point that it could have some kind of restraining order placed on us.
Another T-shirt trend with legs is the “So-and-so is my homegirl/boy”. I think it started with Jesus and Mary versions but there’s now millions of versions.
For some reason, I can’t think about Ted
Baker without thinking ‘poor man’s Paul Smith’. I’ve got this association in my
head because most of their items seem like more chavtastic versions of Paul
Smith clothing. It’s heartening to see that some of their items look like knock
offs of APC’s spring collection. As APC have become overpriced lately, this can
only be a good thing.
While Purple jackets may immediately make
you think of booking tickets to a Prince show, they can be incredibly subtle. This
Geller purple leather jacket is a great example of this.