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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Supreme x Clarks Desert Boot

Supreme teams up with Clarks on new desert boot

Laura Collaborations, features, Footwear 6 Comments

It seems like brand collaborations are all the rage at the moment, but I was especially excited when I heard that Supreme and Clarks had teamed up to bring us a new take on the classic desert boot. Supreme has taken the hugely popular British classic, and redesigned the ankle area slightly, sloping the back and adding an extra lace …

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jockey

135 Years of Jockey

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Last week Brandish was invited to celebrate 135 years of Jockey Underwear, at an impressive international catwalk show. The show saw the brand go back to its roots, showcasing a number of heritage pieces from its original collection in 1879, before introducing some of Jockey’s more updated collections for A/W 2011. GQ Editor Dylan Jones, hosted the night and provided …

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Mystery ranch

Mystery Ranch Outsider Messenger Bag

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Warmer weather is fast approaching and many are getting their bikes out again. One of the most important accessories for any cyclist (other than safety items of course) is a a solid and dependable pack for carting your possessions around. While there are plenty of options out there, we absolutely love the latest Mystery Ranch messenger bag. The Outsider features …

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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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Sneakerpedia

Contest: Win a Beta code for Sneakerpedia – the digital sneaker archive

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Sneakerpedia Trailer from Sneakerpedia on Vimeo. Love sneakers? So do we, so when the guys from Footlocker offered us 50 exclusive beta codes to access the new Sneakerpedia site we jumped at the chance. Launching on April 4th, Sneakerpedia is one of the world’s first online digital sneaker archives. The aim of the site is to document every single sneaker, …

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oat

Oat Shoes: The biodegradable sneakers

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Usually when you hear the words sustainable shoes, images of hippy burlap sacks for the feet come to mind. However, Oat Shoes, prove that sustainable fashion can actually be fashionable. Founder Christiaan Maats took on the seemingly-impossible challenge of designing and fabricating decomposable footwear as a continuation of his graduation project in product design. After over two years in development, …

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OP

Oliver Peoples: Vintage Eyewear

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Oliver Peoples consistently impress me with their eyewear collections, and this latest is no different. The company was founded in 1986 when opticians Larry and Dennis Leight opened an optical boutique on Sunset Boulevard, California. Earlier that year, they purchased an estate collection of vintage American-made eyewear. The assortment included thousands of beautifully filigreed rimless and metal frames, including clip-on …

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Bespoken

Bespoken launches nautical inspired line at New York Fashion Week

Laura Clothing, Designer Spotlight, features 1 Comment

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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Acne

London Fashion Week – Acne Fall 2011 collection

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When Acne creative director Jonny Johansson was asked about the Men’s Fall 2011 collection he shrugged and stated “All the tailoring—I thought that was in the moment, something fresh. I’m tired of all this heritage, the older models or whatever. It’s time for something young.” Here at Brandish we completely agree! The collection includes a series of overcoats paired with …

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Paul Costelloe

London Fashion Week – Paul Costelloe

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This morning for the 10th consecutive season Irish designer, Paul Costelloe, kicked off London Fashion week with his very sophisticated yet colorful collection for Fall/Winter 2011. Costelloe cites ‘home grown fashion’ as the inspiration for the collection. From Harris tweed from Scotland, luxury plaids and herringbones from Ireland, and beautiful bright cashmere wool from England, this collection is truly reflective …

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Bill

Bill Cunningham New York: the original street style photographer

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Bill Cunningham, the 81 year old New York Times photographer is arguably the greatest contemporary street photographer. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who …

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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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EPPERSON

Get Outdoors With The Epperson Mountaineering Backpack

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We love this latest backpack from Epperson Mountaineering. Constructed in their Libby, Montana workshop, they have been making functional, yet stylish backpacks for over 30 years. The ballistic nylon combined with a more progressive color-blocked design makes this bag look good on or off the mountain. We particularly love the tribal patterned straps. The bag is available for € 169.86 …

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Nudie

Nudie Jeans Denim Bag

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Tonight I had the chance to go to an exclusive acoustic set by Justin Townes Earle an exclusive acoustic set at Liberty department store in London’s west end, to celebrate the opening of the new Nudie Jeans shop. While there I caught a glimpse of this amazing over sized bag. Made from 10 oz Turkish denim with a black coating, it …

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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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Eastpak

Kris Van Assche for Eastpak

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Over the past year Eastpak has collaborated with the likes of Raf Simons, Rick Owens, Christopher Shannon and Gaspard Yurkievich. The latest of these high end collaborations, sees the backpack maker working with Kris Van Assche. The Belgian designer first established himself in the fashion world as Hedi Slimane’s assistant on the Rive Gauche Homme line for Yves Saint Laurent. …

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