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Threadless sells $300,000 t-shirt to raise money for UNICEF

Laura Brand Spotlight, Clothing, features Leave a Comment

With the worst humanitarian crisis in the world currently unfolding in the Horn of Africa, Threadless, BBH New York and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have partnered to launch GOOD SHIRTS: a unique clothing line with 100 percent of the donations going to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to support relief efforts in the famine and drought-affected region. We love …

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Choosing the right suit

Laura Clothing, Coats & Jackets, features, Suits & Tailoring Leave a Comment

With Christmas parties just around the corner, many of you will be looking for the perfect suit for the night. To help you pick the right suit for your shape, we spoke to Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler – Founder & Owner of the London based menswear brand, Charles Tyrwhitt. As Tyrwhitt says “a suit should make a gent look smarter, …

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Introducing Saint craft lager

Laura features, Lifestyle & Gadgets Leave a Comment

A few weeks ago, The Saint Brewing Co sent Brandish one of the very first bottles of their new lager – Saint. The Saint Brewing Co, has spent two years developing Saint, and it has definitely paid off. It is a wonderful tasting lower-carbonated lager, with distinct sharp citrus taste, floral and soft fruit notes. The Saint Brewing Co hails …

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The Grande Seconde Watch by J.Crew x Mougin & Piquard

Laura features, Watches 2 Comments

J.Crew and luxury watch retailer Tourneau recently teamed up to reproduce a pair vintage styled watches based on sketches from Parisian watchmaker Mougin & Piquard’s archive. The watches clearly reflect J.Crew’s design sensibilities while borrowing its style from the pilot watches of the ’20s. The Grand Seconde Watch collection features beautiful outer dials displaying minutes and seconds, accompanied by an …

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Review: K-Swiss Blade Max Trails

Laura features, Footwear, Shoes, Sports, Sportswear Leave a Comment

Let’s face it; most of us amateur runners live in urban environments with limited access to unblemished cross country paths and tracks. That said, once we do manage to skip our way through the traffic and bypass the concrete highways, many of us like to get as close to cross country running as we can – even if a jog …

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Mission Workshop’s Fitzroy rucksack

Laura bags, features 2 Comments

Fitzroy Rucksack as used by Bicycle Coffee Co. from Mission Workshop on Vimeo. We get sent a lot of cycling bags here at Brandish, but The Fitzroy by Mission Workshop has to be one of our all time favourites. Mission Workshop is a San Francisco based company that creates bags, clothing and shoes for urban cyclists. Previously they created the …

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Movember 2011

Laura features, Grooming Leave a Comment

Moustache Season is upon us as Movember kicks off tomorrow. So its time to man up and grow that cookie duster. Every November, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim is simply to help raise money and awareness of men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and …

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Alexander McQueen 2011 Fall/Winter Collection

Laura Clothing, features, Gallery 4 Comments

I absolutely love the latest collection from the British fashion house Alexander McQueen. Overall they have created a minimal but elegant collection. A few of my favourite pieces include the beautiful Prince of Wales check suit, the Fair Isle Jacquard knit button-up, and a cashmere turtle neck featuring the McQueen skull on the front. They also have a few more …

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Adidas Originals by Originals James Bond for David Beckham 2011 Fall/Winter

Laura Celeb style, Clothing, Collaborations, features, Gallery Leave a Comment

Adidas have rolled out the much anticipated third installment of the popular David Beckham / Design by J. Bond collection for Fall/Winter 2011. The collaboration between sport and style icon David Beckham and Undefeated founder James Bond has been widely celebrated in the past, and will yet again see a contemporary range of footwear, outerwear, and accessories. Much of the …

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A.P.C. Heavyweight Harris Tweed Jacket

Laura Coats & Jackets, Designer Spotlight, features Leave a Comment

French ready-to-wear brand A.P.C. is easily one of my favourites. Founded in 1988 by Tunisian born Designer Jean Touitou, they continue to impress season after season with their beautiful high quality garments. The fall collection is now available, but one piece that really stood for me, was this wonderful sartorial city jacket. Woven in the historical Harris Tweed, this jacket …

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Stay healthy this winter: get your vitamin D

Laura features, health Leave a Comment

With the winter months getting ever closer, we know how tempting it is to slip into hibernation mode. Baggy clothes, comfort food and general avoidance of the outdoors… let’s admit it, we’ve all been there. And If like us you, work in an office tied to your desk all day, falling into this routine is not hard. So to keep …

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Yarn-bombing for the Converse Knitted Cuff

Laura Collaborations, features, Footwear 1 Comment

The latest offering from Converse, brings street style and the unique, eco-urban mark-making art form Yarn-Bombing together, to create the Knitted Cuff. HOTTEA, is one of the many artist working in the medium across the US. He got into Yarn-Bombing after being shot by a taser gun and spending three days in jail for graffiti. By changing the medium he works …

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Topman General Store Shoreditch

Laura features, News Leave a Comment

Topman have just launched their latest concept store in Brandish’s very own neighbourhood – Shoreditch, London. The store is set to function as a social and fashion destination for the local community. With its exposed brickwalls, it has a very NYC vibe to it and will feature a curated selection of key Topman pieces, seasonal project collaborations with a handful …

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The Terry Richardson Casio Collaboration

Laura Accessories, Collaborations, features, Watches Leave a Comment

Terry Richardson, yeah the pervy guy behind American Apparel, recently released a double book, called “Mom & Dad.” To launch the book, the world acclaimed photographer Richardson, is exhibiting picture of his parents at the Colotte in Paris. The exhibition is joined by a small pop-up store, which includes a selection of products such as t-shirts, G-shock and BabyG Casio …

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Barefoot Running: The Safe Way To Get Started

Laura features, Footwear, health, Sports, Sportswear Leave a Comment

Last week a good friend posted a video explaining the benefit of Vibram Five Finger shoes, made entirely by fans. At first I was hugely cynical, after all they do look completely ridiculous. However, my friend is a bit of a fitness fanatic and I figured he probably had some good reasons for converting to “barefoot running.” With this in …

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Woodzee: beautiful wooden sunglasses

Laura Brand Spotlight, features, sunglasses 3 Comments

A few weeks ago the guys over at Woodzee got in touch to tell us all about their beautiful handcrafted wood sunglasses. We have seen a few wooden frames around recently and love the concept, but for the most part they have been vastly over priced. Woodzee, on the other hand have managed to maintain a high degree of quality, …

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ASOS Urban Tour – The 2011 Fall/Winter Collection

Laura Brand Spotlight, features Leave a Comment

Its no secret that we are big fans of ASOS here at Brandish, and we can’t wait to see what they will be rolling out for their Fall/Winter 2011 collection. To launch the collection they have created a brilliant new interactive website called ASOS Urban Tour, exploring street trends in London, Paris, Berlin, LA, and New York. The Paris video …

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