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GANT Rugger’s Pre-Autumn 2011 collection

Laura Brand Spotlight, Clothing, Gallery 1 Comment

GANT is one of those brands I often forget about, but really should keep on my radar. The GANT Rugger’s Pre-Autumn 2011 collection is a perfect example of why. Their 3rd quarter offering, includes the classic ivy-life inspired wears we have come to expect. However, this latest incarnation are slightly more tailored for a stronger fit. The collection delivers online …

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Thaylor

Thaylor launches new online community

Laura Brand Spotlight, Clothing 2 Comments

Here at Brandish we can’t get enough of Montreal’s newest online hub, Thaylor, aimed at bringing the creative community well designed products, from sneakers to speakers. Like many online retailers, the Thaylor’s web-based shop doubles as an editorial platform, to help shoppers find inspiration. However, what makes this site great is that the editorial is not entirely about driving sales. …

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levis

Levi’s Commuter Cycling Series

Laura Brand Spotlight, Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Denim, features, Sportswear 3 Comments

Levi’s latest collection aimed at cyclists has been creating a lot of buzz this week and it is not hard to see why. Their debut cycling line draws on their workwear heritage, while incorporating technical functionality. One of my favourite pieces from the collection is the Trucker Jacket, based on a 1967 design. It’s long cut with a slight drop …

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Brixton 2011 Summer Collection

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Brixton Summer 2011 from BRIXTON on Vimeo. Bring on summer! Brixton is back with yet another impressive collection showing us what California cool is all about. The summer 2011 collection features more of the throwback-styled goods the SoCal label is known for… sit back and watch the video to see what its all about. The line is now available through …

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Adam Kimmel Bandana Roll-Up Sleeve Shirts inspired by Snoop Dogg

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Personally I have never really thought of Snoop Dogg as much of a fashion icon, but that is exactly where Adam Kimmel got his inspiration for his latest series of roll-up shirts. Utilizing a custom bandana print reflective of Snoop’s personal style, the shirts feature several different cashmere/cotton designs incorporated into the roll-up part of both T-shirts and button-downs. Overall …

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The other royal wedding

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Tired of hearing all about Kate & Wills? Well fear not, you’re not alone! Which is why we love this cheeky campaign by the east London Ad agency, Albion. They have designed t-shirts and other memorabilia to support our Other Royal Wedding, the impending marriage of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall. Albion London founder and CEO, Jason Goodman, said, ‘We …

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Book Club

Book Club 2011 Fall Lookbook

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A friend in Melbourne recently sent me the Australian brand Book Club’s Fall 2011 look book. I love the aesthetic of the shoot… and the clothes weren’t half bad either. The collection is comprised of simple clean looks that focus on solid color blocks, chinos, jeans, and button-down long-sleeves. One other notable item in the collection was the two-tone parka …

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Hackett

Hackett London launches ‘Hope’ polo shirt to aid victims of the Tohoku Earthquake in Japan

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As we all know on Friday 11th March 2011 a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and destructive tsunami caused extensive and severe damage in Northeastern Japan leaving thousands of people confirmed dead, injured or missing and millions more affected by the lack of water, electricity and transportation. Over the past few weeks we have seen people all over the world coming together …

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ASOS

First Look: ASOS beach hut trend

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Today on Facebook, the online retailer ASOS posted this picture up to announce their new menswear trend – Beach Hut. The image doesn’t give to much away but it looks as though it will be continuing the khaki trend, that we are already seeing so much of. I also really love the use of colour blocking with more muted tones. …

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CAT

CAT S/S 2011

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The CAT spring summer collection is out pulling inspiration from urban/street wear looks. This seasons collections included 1904, Urban Utility and Steel Blue. The1904 collection focuses on vintage inspired distressed graphics and fabric appliquéing, which is worked through trucker caps, soft jersey t-shirts and a checked cotton poplin shirt. The colour palette is primarally made up of navy, khaki and …

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t-lab

Giveaway: Win two shirts of your choice from t-Lab

Laura Clothing, Competitions And Promotions, features, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts 17 Comments

We recently came across this great new men’s t-shirt label, t-lab. We loved their distinctive style mixing art, design and popular culture. The shirts overall have a punchy ‘less is more’ graphic style and rely on the use of strong colours and shapes. We loved how the semi-abstract graphics invite the viewer to ‘de-code’ the shirt’s message, while clearly drawing …

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Hackett

Hackett Spring/Summer 2011 collection

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The quintessentially British label, Hackett have launched their spring/summer 2011 collection. Comprised of four ranges, Hackett have tried to bring a classy sophisticated look to almost every summer event, whether it be a day in the country, a business engagement or just relaxing by the seaside. Although it is quite a traditional collection, I can’t help but love it. There …

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Bespoken

Bespoken launches nautical inspired line at New York Fashion Week

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Bespoken’s menswear collection was presented at New York’s Fashion Week and is creating quite the stir. “The pieces in this collection were inspired by the details of these soldiers’ attire, how they carried themselves through hardship and the natural wear of their tailored goods while working at sea,” they explain. The collection includes nautical pieces like a reversible seaman’s jacket, …

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topman

Get the Topman Spring Utility look

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Topman has launched their Spring Utility collection, which offers a modern take on causal work wear. The collection as it name suggest, draws upon utility styling and heritage influences to modernize classic shapes such as the mac, chino and shirt. The colour pallet is composed of rich tones of tobacco, burgundy and khaki, which gives the pieces a sophisticated feel. …

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Rag & Bone 2011 Fall Collection

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British design duo Marcus Wainwright and David Neville have just showcased their Fall 2011 collection for the NYC-based label rag & bone. They may be better known for their denim heritage, but as this collection demonstrates they are now attempting to take menswear to a whole new level. Although I am not sure about some of the styling, there is …

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Brighton Rock

Get The Brighton Rock Look

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Brighton Rock out in cinemas this week was adapted from Graham Greene’s iconic 1939 novel, and charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager hell bent on clawing his way up through the ranks of organized crime. At the heart of the story is the anti-hero Pinkie’s relationship with Rose – an apparently innocent young waitress who stumbles …

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Blanc & Noir

Introducing Blanc & Noir

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While back in Canada over the holidays I discovered this amazing Vancouver-based label, Blanc & Noir. The brain child of Saskatoon-raised Jean Claude LeBlanc, the label focuses on creating timeless looks with a dedication to high-quality production. In fact with the exception of the Italian-made footwear and Japanese selvedge denim, the collection is made almost entirely in Canada. Their debut …

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