Gentlemen. Do not be afraid of floral shirts. It doesn’t mean you’re a pansy. They are cool and will make you feel like some killer 70s dandy. One great floral shirt for this summer is the white floral print shirt from Burton. A measly £25.00 will make you look cool in the sun, and the shirt has nice detailing with …
I was mildly obsessed with Tyvek when I was younger; it was pretty trendy, Björk wore a Hussein Chalayan Tyvek jacket on the cover of her Post album and I had my eye on a Topshop Tyvek shirt (I’m a girl)for a-ages.
Sporty is coming back, I know that for menswear it never really went away, but it’s less about saggy trackie bottoms, and more about futuristic chic.
Hopefully, you’ve stopped thinking about cardigans as a piece of clothing donned by geography teachers and grandpas. Cardigans are the hip alternative to pullovers and the like. We’ve featured quite a few on Brandish, and this one is at the top end of the cardi scale. This Ted Baker ‘Yardi’ cardi is a long sleeved V-neck. It’s a ‘luxury knit’ …
I love Howies, like Innocent they’re a truly loveable company, and their clothes are the antithesis of Primark’s throwaway ethos.
Colour-blocking is big news, gone are the retro prints from the flighty echelons of the fashion world.
Sometimes you just want to wear something generic looking, something that doesn’t scream I’m Indie/Emo/Kooky/Townie/Suave etc… something that just is.
The preppy look is great as long as you add a strong dash of subversiveness.
Watching, well, falling asleep in front of Stand By Me at the weekend I realised how much of a fashion inspiration those four little boys are.
Jeans are serious business in menswear, wearing them for months at a time without washing, sanding, dry cleaning everything is fair game to achieve the perfect wear.
Jarvis has moved on from his charity shop chic uniform of his Britpop years and has settled in nicely to a check shirt, jeans, buckle belt and corduroy jacket.
Dreaming of holidays? Eio’s Dream Paradise t-shirt has a great beachscape rendered in brushstrokes complete with paint drips but accessorise with a beat-up straw hat and you’ll probably look like a tit.
Collars are shrinking.
These "gainsbourg" trousers (no that’s not the reason I chose them! Ok, maybe a little bit) from Obedient Sons ($311) are very summery, the little blue and white stripes are so fresh.
For all you t-shirt lovers out there, Threadless is one of the best places to go and get unique t-shirts from.
Red and white always look good, this stripy polo top from Alexander McQueen’s diffusion range McQ features built-in red braces with matching white buttons.
This cool colour block t-shirt is surprisingly enough from Next, this means that not only is it cheap, but the chances of you spotting anyone you know in it are slim.
We’re all a bit excited at Shiny Towers as someone in the office gone on an ice cream run, but if you’re not lucky enough to work with caring colleagues them you’ll have to find other ways to keep cool.
Roll-up! Roll-up! Rolled sleeve shirts (sorry!) are still big this summer, and one of my favourites is this milky brown offering from River Island