Blaps! David Beckham’s new pictures for a campaign for Adidas makes him look like a wannabe gangster rapper, but more Vanilla Ice than Eminem. Don’t you think his leg looks really hairy? This is probably an attempt to rebrand him for the American market, ahead of his multi-million-dollar move to join ‘soccer’ team L.A. Galaxy this summer. Safe blud etc.
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Velo-re make these very cool belts for Howies from recycled
bike tyres. Each belt is unique and handmade and comes with a brief
history of where it came from and how far it has travelled. That’s what I look for in a belt – a back story. The belt comes in two styles – slick or semi-slick – and two different
sizes. You can also cut it down to size with scissors. BUY IT
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Lazy oaf have got a heck of a lot of cool t-shirts. My favourite is their snap happy tee, kind of like a new version of the tux tee it makes you dressed for business in about 30 seconds. Perfect for wearing with lemon yellow shorts and old sneakers for a retro tourist look. They also have sweatshirts, socks, belts and the a card that says "I like you nearly as much as crisps".
Umbro must be looking to move away from their beer boy image with their collaboration with Kim Jones. Understandably so, as the usual stuff is a bit naff, but the Kim Jones collections are fresh and cater for a range of styles. My favourite items from his A/W 07 collections are the wetlook windcheaters, I’m a bit obsessed with that fabric. I’m a bit disappointed that some of the shoes still look like those classic plastic market trainers, and not in a good way, but one step at a time I suppose. You can get your hands on their clothes at Urban Outfitters and Selfridges across the UK
Unc Jam & Smurfen is a brand new London-based label, producing high-quality t-shirts in limited numbers. They currently have a number of t-shirts from the current collection available on their site, with more in the pipeline. This striking little monchrome number is called ‘Tears from Asia’ and it’ll set you back just £24. The only place you can buy their stuff online is at their store: BUY IT
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Unless you have the money to splash out on a tailored shirt, getting a decent fit can be a bit tricky. Often, taller lads end up with shirts that flap around the back, and the shorter man ends up with a strangled neck.
Well, the G-Star slim shirt looks to address that by being a great cut. Currently retailing for £59, the shirt comes in three colours; White, Black and my personal fave, Brown. These shirts are simple, but well designed. Cutting back on needless frills and trimmings, this shirt is an excellent all-rounder which means you can dress it up with your Sunday best, or dress it down with some cool trainers and jeans.
There are loads of great knits out there, and for those of you who don’t want to go bust on buying some swish cashmere cardigan, why don’t you go a little cheaper with this great striped cardigan from Next? It’ll set you back £32 and can be coupled with anything from a scruffy old T Shirt or something a little smarter.
This particular knit is available in the featured greens, as well as a nice grey number. You can also buy it as part of a set which comes with a pristine white T-Shirt (which will never ever go out of style).
Polo shirts are big big news for blokes this summer, or so the fashion experts say. Stripes are also in – when are they out? – so we recommend you look at this natty number from traditional Scottish label Lyle & Scott, a brand that’s deservedly enjoying something of a renaissance right now.
This shirt is available from Urban Outfitters, in green (pictured) or sky blue (while stocks last), priced £45. BUY IT
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Joystick Junkies’ Space Invader tee is a brilliant way to pledge your allegiance to all things pixel-related. The design comes in a nifty foil print on a black ultrasoft tee. The company have got tons more computer/arcade game related tees and hoodies, so if Space Invaders wasn’t your thing you could sport for example, a 720 or Sensible Soccer tee.
Russell Crowe’s Australian rugby team "The South Sydney Rabbitohs" will now travel to matches in Armani tailor-made suits designed to "pick up on the team’s rich history." The gruff Australian has tried to update the team’s image by making games more family friendly, and hopes these new new suits will make the players feel like the business. He said: "there can be no better way to arrive for matches than standing tall and feeling confident because of Giorgio Armani’s magic". The team debut their new suits on the 16th. Armani said: "Russell Crowe does not call often and when he does, it is usually about something very important. For me sportsmen are
like modern day gladiators and because they have to show real
dedication and skill they are an inspiration for all of us."
It’s time for some more retro-futurism stuff! Retro-future is basically anything that looks old, but looks forward. Like snazzy new TVs with all the newest features… but it looks like something from a fifties living room.
Anyway, this Tee encapsulates both of these things by showing off a robot messing with an old computer, and god knows we all find it hard to chuck out old monitors and the like. Maybe thousands of years down the line, anthropologist robots will find your old PCs, dust them off and read your old emails with wonder. Going for $17 from Insanely Great Tees.
The ultimate hooded sweatshirt for all seasons, the beautifully simple SS-J2A features sleeve
vents, mesh-lined pockets, and a mesh-lined hood, make the J2A considerably lighter than the original J2. Acronym’s stuff is not cheap, but it is impeccably well-made and will last for years, if it’s not nicked first. Available from The Glade, for… wait for it… €438 (that’s around £293). Like we said, their stuff isn’t cheap but it is perfect for urban ninjas. BUY IT
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The legendary club opened its doors in 1973, closing last year, but probably peaking in influence during the mid 70s, where it became the home for The Ramones, Television, Blondie and the Talking Heads. So, if you like those groups, you need one. It’s a bit of an iconic classic and this shirt featured here is imported from the US and officially licensed.
It’s available in a range of sizes and colours, along with two slightly differing designs.
You can pick it up from Balcony Shirts from £19.
Spring has well and truly sprung and us blokes need to start sorting out what we’re going to wear now it’s getting warmer. So ditch the thick robust coats and start thinking about combining your knits with a lighter jacket.
A good place to start is this Brown Sound light cotton jacket with button pockets, a tab collar and button detail at the back. It’s going to cost you $135, but for your buck you get a fully reversible coat, so it’s like getting two coats for the price of one!
It’s machine washable, a medium/regular fit, 28" from shoulder to hem and 100% cotton
Brandish is of the opinion that men’s underwear should be simple and functional. Amusing slogan pants are usually just that… pants. However, we’ll happily make exception for these ‘Click to Enlarge’ boxers, which put a genuine smile on our face. NB. If you dare to wear them, make sure you have the goods to back up the boast, or that special someone will be rather disappointed. Available in black or white, from MeatandCheese’s online shop, priced just £8. BUY THEM
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