WISHLIST: Dries Van Noten Transparent Shirt


For those of you who haven’t watched Amy Winehouse’s performance at Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday, she does this thing where she pulls on her skirt while she sings. She looks to me a victim of ‘Summer Spirit.’

You know what I mean- when all you want to wear are your swimshorts and the thought of a buttoned up shirt and trousers makes you itch. Don’t worry Amy, I have found the answer to this shared problem and it comes in the form of Dries Van Noten’s transparent shirt.

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Visionaire 54 SPORT- A Lacoste Tribute


The latest edition of Visionaire has been outed as a tribute to Lacoste’s 75th Anniversary. So far, the infamously expensive Visionaire collection has seen issues made of puzzles and vinyl records but we are now being treated to the ‘first wearable issue.’ Confused? Let me explain.

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Brandish’s Fashion Word of The Day…Crarem


For those of you wondering where I have disappeared off to recently- the answer is a strange place called Abernethy in Northern Scotland where innocent people are made to compete in equally strange outdoor activities. And not the X-rated kind.

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Matches Sale: Phillip Lim


Depending on your financial situation, you may be looking at the fact that sales are getting larger by the minute as a gift or a curse. The Matches sale is the largest yet, although I’m sure they’ll be a bigger one next week. To accommodate its size, I’ve decided to focus on a designer at a time – this post will focus on Phillip Lim. Check after the jump for info on these items.

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A.P.C Summer Sale


With Liberty and Men A La Mode all starting their summer sales recently, APC have got in on the act with their summer sale. As APC’s stock tends to swerve between ‘pre-order’ and ‘out of stock’, it’s fair to say that this sale will run out of stock pretty quickly. I would usually do the whole pick of the bunch thing, but as I’m in love with pretty much every item available at APC, they’d be no point.

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This month’s 10 essentials featuring Fantastic Man, Purple Magazine and GQ Style


There’s an embarrassment of riches on the 10 essentials front as the staff of Fantastic Man, Purple Fashion and GQ Style all chip in with their lists. Founders of Fantastic Man Gert Jonkers and Jop Van Bennekom have the kind of choices you’d expect them to have, with their own pair of jeans, embroidered chinos and Hardy Amies’ ‘ABC of Men’s fashion’ all making the list.

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Exclusive Topman MAN tees available at Colette


With ASOS’s recent London College of Fashion collaboration the store has joined Topman in the commendable position of being a popular retailer providing young talent with somewhere to showcase their work.

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Boxfresh and Raleigh collaborate on BMX bike


I only post this because it caught my eye over on Highsnobiety as being steeped in nostalgia. Boxfresh and Raleigh are two brands that were massively prevalent in my younger days. They’ve come together for to create a BMX bike that has been released in a ultra-limited edition run… of 2 (come on now – even that Stussy/Honda collaboration scooter a couple of years ago had 10 units produced). Anyway, it’s all made me want to break out the old BMX and try to bunny hop over a kerb without breaking my back.

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Topman’s Black Trouser Project


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Love it or hate it, the opening of another Topman in the UK would be met with nothing more than a shrug. In fact, given their ubiquity, it would be met with a half shrug at best. However news that a Topman would open in New York has created so much attention that Topman started the black trouser project to showcase some up and coming designers.

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Kitsune Spring/Summer ’08


Kitsune is most commonly known for its record label, which has had released stuff from artists like Klaxons, Fox N Wolf, Crystal Castles and Bloc Party. But its fashion label offshoot is gaining popularity in its own right.

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The Sartorialist’s ‘Done Right’ on Men.Style


‘Done right’ is one of the most interesting features on Men.Style.com right after the monthly 10 rules and Glenn O’Brien’s blog. The Sartorialist’s style insights are always a good read, even if they’re aimed towards the slightly older gentleman.

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House of Viktor & Rolf at the Barbican


After exploding onto British highstreets two years ago with their H&M capsule collection, the surreal duo Viktor & Rolf are once again gracing us with their highly conceptualised work at their first UK exhibition, starting tomorrow at the Barbican.

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Marc Jacobs interview with Charlie Rose


If you were in love with the June/July issue of Interview, then this Charlie Rose interview should be of great interest to you. The interview features Marc Jacobs, Interview fashion editor Stephanie Seymour, Interview editor Glenn O’Brien (who looks like a Swedish Bond villain) and Chairman Peter Brant. They talk about how the edition came together, Warhol’s influence and how he was like.

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