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C.Vox – the sound system in a £65 jacket hits the High Street

Intelligent clothing, or wearable gadgets are big news at the moment and only likely to become mainstream next year. we especially like these Bluetooth gloves – brilliant idea. Now smart clothing is hitting the High Street courtesy of Debenhams (?!) which has just unveiled the C.VOX range which are outwerwear that include built in headphones, speakers and control system that …

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AshleyC.Vox – the sound system in a £65 jacket hits the High Street
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10 fashion items that your bloke (not so) secretly hates

Guest blogger Becca Caddy writes… We’re guessing that many of you will have been down at the pub when a debate kicks off about why women dress a certain way, whether it’s always to please men, please themselves or show off in front of their mates (or secret answer d. all of the above) Well we’re not psychologists, so can’t …

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Ashley10 fashion items that your bloke (not so) secretly hates
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Brandish Christmas List #6 William Fox Fairisle Jumper

One of our favourite knitwear brands is William Fox, who have been in the business of manufacturing top quality sporting goods and and assorted gentlemen’s attire for over a century now. The brand’s new range is available at Present and includes some classics and few quirky items too. My pick of the bunch is this Fairisle jumper in cream – …

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AshleyBrandish Christmas List #6 William Fox Fairisle Jumper
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Brandish Christmas List #4 John Smedley Gift Hamper

As a rule Christmas hampers tend to be fairly rubbish affairs stuffed with weird dried fruit and odd combination pickles that chances are will reach their sell by date before you get round to sampling them. However, ace British knitwear company John Smedley have come up with an alternative hamper this year which might be pricey, but is a must …

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Topman turn to tweed for AW12 Premium Suiting Collection

Looking for a new suit to see you through the winter months? Topman’s newly revealed AW12 Premium Suiting Collection doffs its cap to traditional styles, using coloured herringbones and houndstooth, multi flecked birdseye, tweed and fine Italian fabrics for a classic, nostalgic look without breaking the bank. Consisting of the Harris Tweed line, the Made in England range and the inaugural …

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Gerald LynchTopman turn to tweed for AW12 Premium Suiting Collection
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5 Star Wars hoodies to help you scream “NooooOOooooOOoo!” at Disney deal

Chewbacca is now owned by Disney. Boba Fett is now owned by Disney. Darth friggin Vader is now owned by Disney. We love The Lion King as much as the next person, but following Disney’s buyout of George Lucas’s Lucasfilm production company for $4.05 billion, is the Mouse House really the best place for  Star Wars to live? We’re not …

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Gerald Lynch5 Star Wars hoodies to help you scream “NooooOOooooOOoo!” at Disney deal
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10 Men’s Trophy Jumpers to warm your winter wardrobe

Bit chilly out, isn’t it? If you’re still running about in flip-flops and short sleeves then a) You’re mental and b) take a look at the calendar, it’s the middle of October! Global warming may be jumbling up the seasons like a misguided game of drunken Twister, but winter’s definitely kicking in now. If the change in weather has caught …

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Gerald Lynch10 Men’s Trophy Jumpers to warm your winter wardrobe
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Roll out the flannel for Holland Esquire Clothing AW12 collection

Holland Esquire have lifted the covers off their colourful Autumn Winter collection for 2012. Definitely tailoring to the country gent (Fantastic Mr Fox would do well to memorise these outfits if he enjoys the benefits of keeping hold of his tail), the AW12 collection features coats, jackets, shirts and knitwear. Put together under the stewardship of master-tailer Nick Holland, it’s a …

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Gerald LynchRoll out the flannel for Holland Esquire Clothing AW12 collection
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The case for red trousers – not just for toffs and hipsters

As a feckless youth in the mid 80s I once bought a pair of red trousers. I chose them because all my favourite 60s bands seemed to favour brightly coloured trews in their key end of the decade psychedelic phase. I figured that if they were good enough for Jagger and Davies then surely they were good enough for me. …

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AshleyThe case for red trousers – not just for toffs and hipsters

Reiss “The Great Tailoring Movement” lookbook shows off A/W 2012 suit trends

The nights are pulling in, our tops are getting thicker; Autumn is now in full swing. Reiss are the latest brand to reveal their Autumn/Winter collection, showing off their late-season suits under the heading “The Great Tailoring Movement”. Taking its cues from the continued retro-renaissance, Reiss are getting in early on The Great Gatsby style-shift that’s sure to follow Baz Luhrmann’s …

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Gerald LynchReiss “The Great Tailoring Movement” lookbook shows off A/W 2012 suit trends
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Musto 1964 Collection: When fashion meets function

As anyone who’s ever stood in a field of 80,000 people listening to banging tunes in the middle of a soggy British summer festival can attest to, staying warm and dry at an outdoor gig is often a proper struggle (we’re not talking about you lucky Californian sods who get to bask in the sunshine of Coachella each year). Staying warm, dry …

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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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How to iron a shirt

From the classroom to the boardroom, the humble shirt has been your go-to garment for years and now gentlemen, the time has come to show it a little respect. So raise it forth from the depths of your wardrobe, free it from that sad wire hanger, and get ready to stand proud in a shirt fit for the finest of …

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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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Choosing the right suit

With Christmas parties just around the corner, many of you will be looking for the perfect suit for the night. To help you pick the right suit for your shape, we spoke to Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler – Founder & Owner of the London based menswear brand, Charles Tyrwhitt. As Tyrwhitt says “a suit should make a gent look smarter, …

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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