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Androgyny is in as Men’s Saint Laurent Paris Spring/Summer 2013 range fronted by female model

Gerald Lynch Clothing, News, Suits & Tailoring, Trends Leave a Comment

Ever found yourself wandering around your favourite boutique, uncertain which rail was menswear and which was aimed at the fairer sex? That shouldn’t be a problem come next Spring as, if Saint Laurent Paris’s New Year menswear range is anything to go by, androgyny is in. The newly rebranded ready-to-wear arm of the legendary Yves Saint Laurent fashion house has …

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

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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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10 fashion items that your bloke (not so) secretly hates

Ashley Clothing, Women's fashion 1 Comment

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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Brandish Christmas List #7 Slayer Christmas Jumper

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There are a few notable exceptions, but rock band’s merch tends to be of the cheap and tacky variety. Sure the odd band t-shirt can look amazing, but the rest of the range – no ta. And you can treble that rule when it comes to metal bands. The exception that proves the rule though is Slayer who have just …

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Brandish Christmas List #6 William Fox Fairisle Jumper

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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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Brandish Christmas List #4 John Smedley Gift Hamper

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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

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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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5 Star Wars hoodies to help you scream “NooooOOooooOOoo!” at Disney deal

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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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10 Men’s Trophy Jumpers to warm your winter wardrobe

Gerald Lynch Clothing, features, Gallery, knitwear, top ten 3 Comments

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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Alexander McQueen autumn-winter 2012 menswear collection

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Words like ‘dapper’, ‘gentleman’ and ‘tailored’ spring to mind when looking at the Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. But then there is also ‘avant-garde’ and ‘unique’. Either way, the collection oozes of Britishness with a twist

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Roll out the flannel for Holland Esquire Clothing AW12 collection

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

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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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Musto 1964 Collection: When fashion meets function

Gerald Lynch Clothing, Coats & Jackets, knitwear 1 Comment

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

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  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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Threadless sells $300,000 t-shirt to raise money for UNICEF

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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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Choosing the right suit

Laura Clothing, Coats & Jackets, features, Suits & Tailoring Leave a Comment

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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