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The 8 retro gadgets that you actually might want to own – Crosley, Fujifilm, Timex and more

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A few years ago retro gadgets seemed like quite a fun idea. Oh how we chuckled when we saw that iPhone case made to resemble a 1970s Motorola brick. And yep I loved all those games consoles styled like ones I had a few decades ago yet stacked out with contemporary processors and graphics cards. Somewhere along the line though …

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The Unmissables – the top ten debut albums of 2012

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It is almost the end of the year so time to start compiling those best of 2012 lists, and to kick things off we thought we ‘d take a look at the best debut albums. There has been an explosion of  great new guitar bands this year. From Alabama Shakes in the States through to Sweden’s bizarrely monikered Goat, the …

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So you want cheap Cashmere – here are six brands with jumpers for less than £100

Ashley features, knitwear 1 Comment

Until about five years ago Cashmere jumpers were the preserve of ladies who lunch, golfers and tourists looking to take home something suitably pricey and Scottish (which they had invariably bought on London’s Regent Street !?). But then something very odd happened. Stores like Uniqlo and M&S began to sell Cashmere knitwear at prices that mere mortals could afford and …

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What to look for when buying a vintage or used racing bicycle – video

Ashley Cycling, features, How to Leave a Comment

So you you have set your heart set on the type of bike that Eddy Merckx used to spin around the Alps on in the 70s. Well you clearly have taste. There’s no denying that older racing bikes from the 60s through to the 90s have a tad more style than lot of today’s racers and consequently they have become …

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MOVEMBER: Getting a Mo Bro shave at the Gillette “The Best A Mo Can Get” barbershop

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16 days into Movember 2012, and taches up and down the land are starting to look like Basil Brush’s tail. Mo maintenance ain’t easy but, for a prostate cancer bashing worthy cause, men up and down the land are persevering, battling through the bedtime rebukes of their partners and the back-of-the-bus jibes from school kids. Thankfully, Gillette have spotted that a …

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Trend alert – 60s mod monochrome black and white shirts, trousers and more

Ashley features, Footwear, Jeans & Trousers, knitwear, Trends Leave a Comment

One of the likely big trends in women’s wear for next is year monochrome black and white.  Think Bridget Riley, op art, stripes of varying lengths, maybe a bit of dogs tooth too. Apparently stripey op art style dresses by the likes of Marc Jac0bs are predicted  to drip on down to the High St.  Chances are that the mod monochrome look will also have an influence …

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7 Classic Christmas jumpers – stylish men’s knitwear you can wear all winter long

Ashley features, knitwear 2 Comments

There is a bit of trend in comedy jumpers this season. You only need to check out River Island’s selection to see how prevalent they are. If you want knitwear that doesn’t have to be teamed up with paper hats and plastic cracker jewelry that you can wear all winter long then check out this lot. These are our favourites …

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10 Men’s Trophy Jumpers to warm your winter wardrobe

Gerald Lynch Clothing, features, Gallery, knitwear, top ten 3 Comments

Bit chilly out, isn’t it? If you’re still running about in flip-flops and short sleeves then a) You’re mental and b) take a look at the calendar, it’s the middle of October! Global warming may be jumbling up the seasons like a misguided game of drunken Twister, but winter’s definitely kicking in now. If the change in weather has caught …

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Alexander McQueen autumn-winter 2012 menswear collection

Elisabeth Edvardsen Clothing, Coats & Jackets, features, Gallery Leave a Comment

Words like ‘dapper’, ‘gentleman’ and ‘tailored’ spring to mind when looking at the Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. But then there is also ‘avant-garde’ and ‘unique’. Either way, the collection oozes of Britishness with a twist

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Apple announces new 7.9 inch iPad Mini – starting at £269

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It’s here! Rumoured for pretty much as long as the iPad itself has existed, Apple have finally lifted the covers off the iPad Mini. And guess what? It’s smaller, lighter, and offering all the usual iOS apps and goodies that we’ve come to expect from Apple’s full size slates! Looking much like an oversized iPod Touch, it fits comfortably in …

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Levi’s go green with WasteLess S/S13 jeans collection

Gerald Lynch Accessories, Denim, features, Jeans & Trousers, News Leave a Comment

Green is the new black over at Levi’s, who’ve just revealed the WasteLess jeans range for Spring/Summer 2013. Revealed at a slick launch bash at London’s Farmiloe Building in Farringdon, Brandish went down for a sneak peak at the new eco-freindly denims. Each pair of Levi’s WasteLess jeans is made from a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled content, roughly 12 to …

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How to devilishly decorate your own haunted house this Halloween

Gerald Lynch features, Lifestyle 1 Comment

The witching hour is almost upon us! Yep, come the end of the month, the ghouliest ghouls and the creepiest creeps will stalk the streets in search of tricks and treats, as Halloween night descends over Britain. While the 31st of October bash is more of a big deal in the States than it is over here, every year us …

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Forget Adele and Skyfall, these are the best James Bond songs EVER

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Gun sights darting from each edge of the screen. The iconic theme kicks in. A man in a tuxedo walks into view, turns to the camera. BANG! Fade to red. BOND IS BACK! We’re just weeks away from the release of Skyfall, Daniel Craig’s third outing as 007, and the 23rd adventure for the world’s most famous spy. Today’s also …

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Brandish guide to latest Amazon Kindles – Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD

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By Becca Caddy, Shiny Shiny Editor Last night Amazon’s Chief Executive Jeff Bezos unveiled a number of highly anticipated new Kindle products and although they’d already been revealed in a US TV ad earlier in the week, the three new Kindle Fire tablets and Paperwhite eReader didn’t fail to impress us. Here’s a quick and dirty guide to the main …

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Sponsored video: Snoop and lion introduce adidas Space Diver trainers to Foot Locker

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Well Prince did it. And now it seems that Snoop – real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. – has done it. The artist formerly known as Snoop Doggy Dog, then Snoop Dogg, wants to be known from this day forward as Snoop Lion after undergoing a spiritual rebirth during a stay in Jamaica. In this video, we see Snoop – …

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LONDON 2012: The 5 worst kits of the Olympic Games

Gerald Lynch features, Sport, Sports, Sportswear 1 Comment

Team GB really lucked out when they managed to bag Stella McCartney’s superb skills for the design of their Adidas Olympic kit. But for some nations, the Olympic catwalk has not been so  kind. Forget the empty seats at many events – for Brandish it’s been far more distressing spotting the sportswear sins some nations have forced upon their top …

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Carter and Bond: London’s hidden grooming gem

Gerald Lynch features, Grooming, News, Retail Leave a Comment

Hidden a few streets away from Latimer Road station, tucked inside a studio unit on the corner of a housing estate, is one of London’s finest hidden grooming gems. Carter and Bond, established in 2002, offers traditional cut and shave services of the highest quality, as well as a store touting a range of superb male grooming products sourced from …

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DARK KNIGHT GUISES: Who is the best Batman? Bale? West? CLOONEY?

Gerald Lynch features, News 3 Comments

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES IS ALMOST HERE! One of the most hotly anticipated movies of all time, it’s the final part of Christopher Nolan’s epic Batman trilogy which elevated the potential of comic book movies to Oscar winning heights. While Nolan’s take on the caped crusader is now widely regarded as the definitive silver screen offering, the debate as to …

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REVIEW: The Stone Roses at Heaton Park – A second coming worth a 16 year wait

Gerald Lynch features, festivals, Music, News 1 Comment

Reunion shows aren’t quite the mystical occasion they once were. From the Pixies to Suede to Led Zeppelin to Pulp, long-missed musical heroes are now a staple head to the line-up of summer festivals. The Stone Roses reunion, however, sits outside the realms of regular reunion shows . Following an acrimonious split, it’s been 16 years since the original line-up …

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