Men.Style.com have a great article on Marc Jacobs up where he addresses issue with his shows, his body and accusations of a midlife crisis. His response to the latter is “I don’t feel like I’m in crisis, and I don’t know that it’s the middle of my life”. Fair enough.
I’ve just stumbled across Henrik Vibskov’s menswear collection and on first glance it’s a bit intimidating but I’m intrigued by the brick print tank top and I love what he’s doing with madras. Individually I think the pieces are really strong and the Aztec/computer game pixellated knits are the height of geek chic.
First things first – why are the pictures on Yoox.com of such poor quality? They make Asos.com’s pictures look like a Rankin masterpiece. I wouldn’t usually complain about these things, but when it comes to this Dior Homme silver suit, you need high quality pictures to make a decision.
This time it’s a Japan-only release, in tandem with Head Porter. Personally, FP is an iconic brand, despite some arguing it’s been devalued though a ‘high pikey uptake’ – I still think it should be a legal requirement for every boy to go out and get a classic cut polo once they turn 16 or something.
During the peak of ‘hype’ fever a couple of years ago, it wasn’t anything to see a queue of kids snaking round Soho queuing for a new Bape release.
With guidebook and ability to say thank-you in tow, I was an innocent tourist. At least that was until I saw him from across the road. The letters emblazoned on his back in plush gold velvet shone with insecurity- “Vagina Lover.” Welcome to testosterone Euroflash-style.
Julie Verhoeven, the artist and fashion-collaboration extraordinaire has designed a set of t-shirts with her illustrations of animals and other strange creatures. Vogue UK reports that Verhoeven’s fun and frivolous tees are in-store now for both guys and girls at £50 each. Verhoeven relays that “the artwork for the T-shirts came about by wanting a little bit of loopyness for …
Left to Right; World Tour t-shirt £16.99, Seventh Seal Sun t-shirt £15, Seventh Seal Japan Create £15
Inspired by Isabelle’s talk of thunderstorms and rainclouds at Shiny Towers, I decided to source some foreign-focused fashion for those rainy-day dreams of tropical (and of course warm) destinations.
Paul Weller and Fred Perry are so deeply
linked that you wonder why he hasn’t just gave up the music stuff and just
started working for them full time. It’s not like anyone wants to hear a new
album from him. This collection of polo shirts, due for release in
June, are pretty much what we’ve come to expect from their collaborations, in a
Whyred produced one of the best looking pea coats in the jacket’s 300 year history a couple of seasons ago (FACT.) After ringing everywhere from Sweden to US to find one, and coming back empty handed, I was enraptured to hear they’ve now set up a webstore. Which should make things a lot easier this winter.
Fashionista, the fashion gossip powerhouse, has stunned me with an exciting piece of news. I read about it just over a week ago but I did a bit of research and feel that I can just about explain these rather brilliant goings-on.
This shirt from Rykiel Homme is perfect for the season. Dark with a touch of colour it is fresh and non-fussy as well as being a quirky classic. From the über stylish Start Boutique, it would honestly work with just about any item.
From Marc Jacobs to Topman, McQ to Uniqlo, short shorts have undoubtedly secured their place as the menswear item of the season – and possibly the year. If I said they needed an adopter than we at Brandish are basically an orphanage. We have given you examples of short shorts in a spectrum of colours, fabrics and prints and Jason even took it to a political platform!