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Kanye West wears Pastelle hoody to Dior Homme show

By admin on July 10th, 2008

pastelle-hoodie-preview.jpgJust in case you weren’t sure it existed, here’s a sneak peek at Kanye West’s upcoming Pastelle line. West wore this hoody to Dior Homme’s Paris show and it’s called ‘The Warrior’, due to its design being inspired by a suit of Armour. The warrior is made from several materials, including leather, felt & mesh, so we can assume Pastelle will be a mid to high end brand. With some assuming that the launch would get pushed back, it’s nice to see a little piece of it appear.

[Source via the magnificently named Ferrari Murakami]



Clothing, Entertainment

A Bit of Fun: 80sTees.com

By Will Reid on July 10th, 2008

80stees.jpgAs part of Google Mail, you are constantly bombarded with adverts for whatever your e-mails are about. For me, that is largely fashion and therefore, I receive links to sites such as 80sTees.com. This online store proved to be pretty good; I wasted about half and hour going through the memorabilia.

See after the jump for my top picks-including a Karate Kid t-shirt, awesome NEW YORK MTV t-shirt and an incredible Freddy Krueger jumper (who cares if it’s not entirely wearable-it’s a “deluxe replica”!)

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Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Consuelo Castiglioni’s 10 rules of style

By admin on July 9th, 2008

1orules.jpgThis month’s 10 rules are by Marni creative director Consuelo Castiglioni. As usual there are a couple of universal rules (find your own style, don’t follow every trend, etc) but she also brings up the vanity of Italian men, citing men in suits that are slightly too small for them and the importance of shoes.

She states: “Shoes define the kind of man you are. They should never be too trendy or showy but lean toward the classic. There are a lot of ugly shoes out there, and they can ruin even the most sophisticated attire.” Having seen ugly shoes every day on the tube, I’d have to agree with this statement.



Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Mario Testino Lets Slip – VMAN Cover to Chase Crawford

By Will Reid on July 8th, 2008

chase-crawford.jpgIn a 3-week diary for The Independent, Mario Testino has revealed all on life as one of fashion’s big players. But catching our attention is the news that Mario was in New York on the 18th of June to shoot Gossip Girl‘s Chase Crawford for VMAN’s next issue.

As a forward and delightfully stylish mag for in-the-know sartorialists, VMAN is always one to watch and Brandish has previously reported on its great use of graphics and imagery in different editorials.

Testino reports that he shot “a young actor called Chase Crawford – he’s, like, the heartthrob of the moment. It’s much more unusual for me to photograph guys. I find women are more exciting because you can play with the fashion. With men, there are more restrictions.”

(Source, Image: Janet Mayer/ PR Photos)



Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, Video

Chromeo hand out fashion tips on Myspace

By admin on July 4th, 2008

MySpace Presents: The Fit with Chromeo

What’s wrong with musicians these days? They seem to spend all time trying to look as normal as possible. I thought wearing outlandish outfits were a perk of the job, not something you shied away from in case you look like you think about what you wear.

I bring this up because Chromeo, those purveyors of electro funk, constantly state that they don’t want to look like ‘they’re trying too hard’ in their myspace ‘the fit’ feature. They also state that ‘every man should have at least two pairs of Jordans’. I’m sure I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again: All Jordans are hideous. Bar none.



Entertainment, Footwear, Heroes and Celebrities

The best welly wearers at Glastonbury 2008

By admin on July 3rd, 2008

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We’ve focused on celebrity style at Glastonbury, but what about the rest of the people in attendance? Men.Style.com have a slideshow focusing on the best wellie wearers at the festival, mixing celebs such as Dan Gillespie Sells and Luke Worrall among regular festival goers.

For what it’s worth, I think Dan Gillespie Sells pulls off the welly look best as he seems to have colour co-ordinated his outfit around the colour of his boots. A close second is the guy on the left and in a distant third is Luke Worrall, who looks like he’s on his way to a Fall Out Boy tribute band audition.



Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Celeb Style: Jay-Z does Geek Chic 2 Months After Matt Damon

By Will Reid on July 3rd, 2008

jayz.jpgLast Friday, Jay-Z turned up on Jonathan Ross and as the guestlist was revealed, I was delighted to see good ol’ Jay-Z rocking the Geek-Chic look. But sadly for Mr. Z (can we call him that?) Matt Damon had tried the look over two months before. Usually an all-round innovator and owner of his own label, I have come to expect more of this man with those infamous 99 problems.

Okay, okay- maybe Im being slightly sarcastic but let’s be honest; that beige jacket is rather horrific. However, I’m liking the ‘Globe-trotter’ scarf tied into the loop of his jeans and with quotes like “home was like the cliché of rough…when I was nine I saw someone shot for the first time” and “my favourite is heartfelt music… I listen to Coldplay, 50 Cent, Kanye West,” what’s not to love?

Click this link for the whole interview. (Image: Youtube)



Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

NHL player guest edits Men’s Vogue

By admin on June 26th, 2008

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Men’s Vogue is doing an interesting experiment this week as they allow NHL player Sean Avery to guest edit their website. During his time there he’s written about his internship experience there, given us the lowdown on his favourite New York hotspots and done a couple of photoshoots.

I would have found this infinitely more interesting if I held any interest in the NHL, but it’s still intriguing to see a professional American athlete display his love for high end brands in this manner. It also had me thinking which sports star would be best suited to guest editing Brandish? The poll is after the jump.

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Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Donatella Versace dedicates SS09 line to Barack Obama

By admin on June 24th, 2008

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The Barack Obama bandwagon grows by the second, with Donatella Versace dedicating her SS09 collection to him. Versace stated that Obama’s style is for “a relaxed man who doesn’t need to flex muscles to show he has power.”

Obama will probably just thank Versace and move on, because he’s already been slated for being a ‘GQ candidate’. The thinking behind that slur is ridiculous, as it insinuates that spending time on your appearance has to be to the detriment of other characteristics. This also shows just how famous Obama is right now, with a world renowned designer using his name to garner some press attention.



Entertainment, News

James Mollison’s The Disciples exhibition

By admin on June 20th, 2008

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[Top row: Fans at a Klaxons concert. Bottom row: Fans at a Bob Dylan concert]

Have you ever replicated your favourite musical icon’s style? When I was younger, I wanted to dress like Curtis Mayfield, but couldn’t find the right clothes (I’d never heard of a vintage store back then). It’s probably for the best, as dressing like this when everyone was into So Solid Crew wouldn’t have been the best idea. This James Mollision exhibition features people who have styled themselves on their idols and is called The Disciples.

Focusing on everyone from 50 Cent to Bob Dylan, the exhibition showcases how devoted fans are influenced by their idols’ style and how far they’ll go to replicate it.



Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, News, Trends

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

By admin on June 18th, 2008

paleblueblazer.jpg‘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.

This feature’s main style tips are pale blue blazers, vintage shoes, shorter (not short!) shorts, spring scarves and white shoes. White shoes are a difficult one as they either make you look like a Mediterranean style icon or an English pimp, depending on how they’re worn. Pale blue blazers are a great look and I think more people would wear this if menswear stores started taking a few more risks with colour.

Seeing as we’ve been bleating on about the merits of short/mid length shorts for months now, what’s taking it so long to hit the high streets? I don’t know if my eyes can take anymore combat Cargo shorts.



Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Marc Jacobs interview with Charlie Rose

By admin on June 17th, 2008

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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.

I have no idea who Charlie Rose is, but judging from this video, he seems to be a more relaxed US version of Jeremy Paxman – albeit one who does tend to interrupt his interviewees a bit more. See the video for yourself after the jump.

[Source: Highsnobiety.com]

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Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Are Michael Jackson and Ed Hardy to collaborate?

By admin on June 16th, 2008

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In a match made in hell, Ed Hardy’s Christian Audigier and Michael Jackson look set to collaborate on an upcoming clothing line. I would have to say that it’s best to take this news with a giant gulp of salt.

Looking at the Ed Hardy website, Audigier seems to be into self promotion more than promoting his clothes (there are 18 pictures of the man on the home page alone). Despite his awful taste, he’s a smart man and knows that mentioning Michael Jackson will get him into every tabloid paper in the world.



Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, Polls

Brandish Poll: Are You A Kiss-’n'-Tella Fella?

By Will Reid on June 16th, 2008

coreyhaim.jpgWhile silently delighting in the sleazy nature of the Daily Mail, I found myself drawn to Corey Haim’s tale of Posh Spice’s lack of pulling prowess. He claims that when Mrs. Beckham kisses she “does this little grrhh thing. What did it feel like? Like a girl gnawing on your lip!” Oh yes, that feeling…?!

Poor Posh, it must be rather rubbish to wake up and find that an 80s Teen-Idol has returned to rain on your sex symbol status (okay, maybe not sex symbol but let’s be nice!) It made me wonder if maybe I too would be rather boastful if I had got with the current Marc Jacobs model. Would I be whipping out stories of my romantic escapades with Lady B if I too had enjoyed her company? Or would I have enough self-repsect to keep quiet?

See the Brandish Poll after the jump to tell us what you think.

(Image: George Taylor/Rex Features)

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Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

50 Films that influenced men’s style

By admin on June 13th, 2008

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The problem with spin-off men’s style magazines is that they’re often not given the same TLC that the main version is. Men’s Vogue hasn’t got anywhere near the level of the main Vogue magazine, but with features like ‘50 films that influenced men’s style‘, it’s getting there.

Starting from 1934 to 2007, the article includes everything from Easy Rider to Gigolo to The Royal Tenebaums and has little blurbs of information on just how every film has influenced men’s style. For instance, The Royal Tenebaums is credited with kickstarting hipster’s love affair of all things bright and sporty. An example of the hold movie stars had on their audience in the 1930′s is exhibited in the blurb on It Happened One Night. Clark Gable chose not to wear an undershirt in the film millions of people followed suit, nearly bankrupting the entire undershirt industry.




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