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Djimon Hounsou fronts Calvin Klein underwear range

By admin on July 16th, 2007

Despite his acting ability and the fact that he’s appeared in some cracking films over the past few years, Djimon Hounsou has yet to become a household name. The talented actor has appeared alongside Russell Crowe in Gladiator and, more recently, co-starred with the big-faced-small-headed man-child Leonardo DiCaprio in the acclaimed Blood Diamond, being Oscar nominated for his role in that film.

Although he’s not as well known as he should be, Calvin Klein is hoping that what Freddie Ljunberg did for his underwear a few years back, Djimon will be able to do for his latest campaign – Klein Steel, which sounds like one of Ben Stiller’s "looks" in Zoolander.

And I’m guessing that it won’t be Djimon’s acting ability that will be under scrutiny when the print and billboard ads launch in the Autumn, as this new role needs filling in a completely different way…

[Via FasionWeekDaily]


Luke 1977 Saint cardigan

By admin on July 13th, 2007

I think I’m suffering from Cardigan Fever at the moment – a well documented affliction that causes those affected to covet everything that is button up knitwear. Unfortunately the only known treatment is to obtain more cardigans, by any means necessary. Sufferers with particularly bad cases have been known to take to the streets and rob old men of theirs. It’s a terrible, terrible disease.

Still, I won’t be resorting to raiding the old peoples home just yet while I’m still gainfully employed. And with the reduction on this sweet, sweet Luke 1977 cardy (£55 down from £75) I can keep my illness under control, just for now anyway. Available through Not Addicted, check out their other stuff and sale items while you’re there.

Clothing, Designer Spotlight

Ten Bill shirts only ten bills

By admin on July 13th, 2007

I like clothes. I like clothes that look good. I like clothes that look good and don’t cost me a month’s wage. And that’s why I like Ten Bill tees. All of their t-shirts, as the name suggests cost $10, so that’s about a fiver for us lot. Okay, so you have to figure in shipping, which is rather on the high side ($21!) but even then you’re still getting a quality tee for about £15 or £16.

Series two of Ten Bill tees has arrived this week and they’ve got some fantastic designs, like the "eight-feet under" shirt that features a sweet killer octopus print. The other thing I like about Ten Bills are their "models". Rather than chiseled jaws and rock hard abs a la Abecrombie, they seem to go for jowls and a beer belly, just how real blokes are supposed to look…


Urban Oufitters sale picks

By Isabelle on July 13th, 2007

We featured ASOS sale picks yesterday, and today it’s the turn of Urban Outfitters. I’ve picked out a nylon jacket for its dark mustard colour, a nicely patterned polo and some indespensible straight grey trousers. Wayfarers are big news, but fast becoming as ubiquitous as Ugg boots, so this clear pair are a more discreet way of wearing the shape. I’ve banged on about faux-aged cowboy hats before, this hat is a much more intelligent way to keep the summer shade off. See after the jump for product links.

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Clothing, Heroes and Celebrities, News

More Beckham related news: LA Galaxy strips

By admin on July 13th, 2007


LA Galaxy are hoping to follow up Real Madrid’s success in Beckham shirt sales. His former club sold hundreds of thousands of "Beckham" printed jerseys world wide, earning them millions.

Galaxy shouldn’t have too much trouble matching this feat. Much of the merchandising revenue came as a result of sales in the Far East, where followers are loyal to the man himself rather than the team. That’s why Man Utd thankfully lost a few millions supporters when Becks went to Real.

The Beckham name-print shirt, made by Adidas, is pretty neat looking and costs $80. It’s not available over here yet, so you’ll need to go to specialist sport shop, or get one on eBay.  Personally, I wouldn’t bother waiting and just spend my money on something more worthwhile… oh, say a Chelsea shirt?

[Via Uncrate]

Clothing, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

David Beckham kicks off his new life in LA

By admin on July 13th, 2007

Brand Beckham
arrived in LA early this morning to a media frenzy, besieged by paps and fans alike. There are fears that the Beckham name won’t take off in the states – after all he’s a "soccer" player and she’s a jaded "singer" – but judging by the attention they received this morning, that situation is looking increasingly unlikely.

David has already filmed a commercial with an NFL player promoting soccer to a nation of gridiron fans, and if Victoria is a bit short of work she can always cosy up to pals Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to try and bag a role in their latest flicks.

Back to the actual landing itself, I think Dave looks great in his tunic-style military shirt. It kinda looks like something Mao Tse Tung would wear. Only it looks better on David. All that power and those despots still didn’t know how to dress, I tell you.

Anyway, if anyone knows where David got that fab shirt, drop us a line.

Clothing, Top Five

Ripstop jackets

By Isabelle on July 12th, 2007


Wet look fabrics are making a comeback, and while I’m not going to try to get you into a pair of pvc shorts nylon ripstop is a great way to try out this trend. Ripstop is one of my favourite fabrics and it’s bang on trend for the sporty look too. We featured the Reissure jacket way back in April, but you can get it black too and Nike’s windcheater with a ripstop panel which is reduced to a pricebusting £39

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Clothing, Heroes and Celebrities

I want that t-shirt!

By admin on July 12th, 2007

Now, not many people this side of the Atlantic are going to know who this couple are, but I can tell you that the lanky fella is Amare Stoudemire a forward for the NBA’s Pheonix Suns and his lovely lass is some TV presenter in the states.

Not that any of this is important. What I want to know, nay, what I need to know is where he got that t-shirt. Look closely. It has a ribcage print on it. And it’s in silver, which makes it doubly ace. I’ve tried all sorts of keyword searches and come up with absolutely nothing. That makes me real sad.

So if any of you guys out there in your infinite, fashion wisdom knows where I can get me one those fabulous tees from you will win something very important… my undying gratitude. That’s something money can’t buy.

[Pic via YBF]


ASOS 30% Off Sale

By admin on July 12th, 2007


ASOS, one of my favourite on-line stores, is having a bit of a summer clear out, so you can pick up some great bargains on their website with up to 30% off many items.

I’ve chosen five great looking and discounted garments that you might want to take a peek at.

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Accessories, Clothing, Luggage & Travel

Find something unique at Etsy

By Isabelle on July 12th, 2007


We love finding quirky things at Brandish, things that you can bet no one else will be wearing or carrying. That’s why we love Etsy, not only the preserve of all things twee, they also have some pretty cool
I like this Jim Jarmusch and Tom Waits tee ($20), if you ever get caught in an argument about which person out of you and your friends is the most alternative simply rip open your shirt to reveal Jim and Tom, sat nonchalantly on a bench. Job done. The cool ‘Number 20′ tote ($13), is perfect for stowing in your rucksack for a trip to the supermarket or carrying a few essential when staying at a friend’s house. Whats more the prices are all in dollars, so it’s like getting a suprise discount!


Dries Van Noten cardigan

By admin on July 11th, 2007

How comfy does this look? This is definitely a "pipe and slippers" cardy, but it’s got an edge, so you can jazz it up with an OTT polo or t-shirt underneath. I’m also quite a fan of the flatcap/cardigan combo, but you need to watch out, otherwise you’ll end up looking like a Yorkshireman. Or God Forbid, Guy Ritchie.

I balked at the price a bit. £115 for a cardigan is a bit much, but it’s reduced from £190, so there’s a slight incentive. And it does look devishly cool.

Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Gavin Pierre Medford to helm wardrobe design in new Jimi Hendrix biopic

By admin on July 11th, 2007

I’m surprised it’s actually taken this long to do, but film makers have finally decided to exploit the memory of Jimi Hendrix and make a biopic of his life. Do I hear the sound of Oliver Stone’s little mitts gleefully being rubbed together? I’m guessing "yes".

However, we’re not too concerned about the politics of how the film’s going to be made. We really just want to know if it’s gonna look good, and with Gavin Pierre Medford heading up the wardrobe design, hopefully it will. Gavin was winner of the "Best Street Wear" award at last year’s UK Fashion Awards and is an associate lecturer at the London College of Fashion so he’s got the credentials behind him. Let’s just hope he can do the great man some justice in the fashion department.

[Via Catwalk Queen]

Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen fronts new A/W H&M campaign

By admin on July 10th, 2007

Scarfaced poker-villain Le Chiffre is the new face of H&M’s latest men’s fashion range. Well, not Le Chiffre, but Mad Mikkelsen, the actor who plays him in Casino Royale. Although personally I think more international terrorists should branch out into the world of high street fashion. Carlos the Jackal fronting Topman? Osama strutting his stuff in Next gear? Why not?

Mads isn’t such a big actor over here as he is in his native Denmark, but H&M are hoping he’ll make an impact with the new collection across Europe. I’m hoping he will too. It’s refreshing to see someone modeling men’s clothes who looks like a proper bloke and not the simpering, androgynous prissy boys who seem to grace most shop-displays these days.

Read after the jump for Brandish’s opinion

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Clothing, News

Justin Timberlake’s William Rast range launches in the UK

By Isabelle on July 10th, 2007

Justin Timberlake was in the UK last night for the launch of his first clothing collection from his
fashion label William Rast. The bash was held at Harvey Nichols, the exclusive stockist of the brand in the UK.

Justin started the William Rast brand with childhood friend Trace Ayala and says it’s a little bit Hollywood and a little bit Tenessee. The unique name comes from an amalgamation of Justin and Trace’s grandfather’s names. The jeans are especially designed to provide a fantastic fit and are already proving popular with Hollywood slebs from Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton, Christina Ricci. Aside from jeans you can also buy vests, shirts,
sweaters, and a signature pea coat.

[via JustJared]


3D T-Shirt

By mofgimmers on July 10th, 2007


Oh. My. Crikeybobs. Why someone hasn’t thought of this before is beyond me. In fact, someone probably has thought of making a 3D T-shirt before… but never mind… this is great. It’s mind-blowingly brilliant.

This tee comes from the clever souls at Heavy Rotation comes with 3D glasses
so that the brilliant Loch Ness Monster/Dino printed on it
can enter the third dimension! This WILL make your mates jealous for certain. It’s made from 100% cotton and comes in men’s sizes S-XL. $25 from FredFlare. You’d be mad to miss out on this.

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