Herring Shoes launch two-tone Harvard II brogues

You can bet your life on a pair of brogues, the Brandish go-to style that no fashion conscious gent’s wardrobe should be without. One of our favourite family-run British brands Herring, who’ve been churning out beautiful brogues both traditional and modern since 1966, have just revealed their latest line: the Herring Harvard II. A two-tone saddle brogue line-up, they’re part …

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Gerald LynchHerring Shoes launch two-tone Harvard II brogues
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London Collections: Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch made his catwalk debut at Spencer Hart SS/13

The crowds were buzzing on the opening day of London Collections: – a new showcase for men’s fashion developed from men’s day at London Fashion Week – but it was nothing like

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Elisabeth EdvardsenLondon Collections: Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch made his catwalk debut at Spencer Hart SS/13

ALOHA!: Ten almost-tasteful Hawaiian print shirts

When the summer heat kicks up a wavy haze off the concrete city streets, we know it can be tough to resist the urge to laze around in just your lightest shirts and underwear. Yet, we just can’t accept the return of the Hawaiian shirt, this summer’s slob-chic must-have. It’s like someone covered themselves in wallpaper paste, tore the pages …

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Gerald LynchALOHA!: Ten almost-tasteful Hawaiian print shirts

10 pairs of Brogues to put the Spring in your step

Ah, a good old pair of Brogues; the work horse of mens’ wardrobes across the globe, they’re the one pair of shoes as comfortable in the boardroom as they are down the pub. The little pock-marked shoe has come a long way from its humble beginnings as cross-country footwear in Scotland and Ireland (the little holes were intended as drainage …

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Gerald Lynch10 pairs of Brogues to put the Spring in your step

London 2012: Stella McCartney’s Team GB kit for Adidas revealed

Forget going for gold. Team GB will be decked out in indigo as they take to the track and field for the London 2012 Olympic games. Inspired by the Union Jack flag, the Olympic and Paralympic sportswear will feature predominately blue hues paired with red footwear as they compete across the summer. Designed by Beatle offspring Stella McCartney in partnership …

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Gerald LynchLondon 2012: Stella McCartney’s Team GB kit for Adidas revealed

Attack of the Clothes: Star Wars fashion prints by John Woo

We all know that Lando “Billy Dee Williams” Calrissian is a sharp dresser. Heck, even his Cloud City pad would be a dead cert for the title of “Best Intergalactic Crib” should the MTV show ever spread among the stars. But what of the rest of the Star Wars cast? With a whole empire at his disposal Darth Vader would surely …

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Gerald LynchAttack of the Clothes: Star Wars fashion prints by John Woo
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Introducing: Beautiful Fül

We were recently introduced to Los Angeles based Beautiful Fül, through their Spring ’12 lookbook, and one thing is for sure now… we can’t wait for spring! Beautiful Fül’s designer, Alejandro Rodriquez has garnered respect and acclaim from both national and international retailers and industry insiders in recent years with his emphasis on clean modern lines and attention to detail. …

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LauraIntroducing: Beautiful Fül
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Alexander McQueen 2011 Fall/Winter Collection

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

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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LauraAdidas Originals by Originals James Bond for David Beckham 2011 Fall/Winter
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Final Uniqlo +J collection Lookbook

A few weeks we announced that the upcoming fall/winter +J collection for Uniqlo would be the last. The lookbook is now out, and I have to say this is possibly the strongest collection yet. There has undeniably been plenty of hype surrounding this final collection, but I can’t get enough of the contrasting colors, linear cuts and the mix of …

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LauraFinal Uniqlo +J collection Lookbook
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Topman LENS 2011 Fall/Winter Collection

The weather over the last few weeks has hardly been summer like, so it is some what appropriate that Topman LENS has just unveiled their Fall/Winter 2011 lookbook. Staring Yannick Abrath and shot by photographer Ben Weller, the collection features a wide range of styles from designers including J.W. Anderson, Dusty, Daniel Jackson, Uniforms for the Dedicated, New Power Studio …

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LauraTopman LENS 2011 Fall/Winter Collection
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PRESENT London Summer 2011 Collection

A few months ago I stumbled into the amazing Present store in Shoreditch, and quickly fell in love with their collection. That love was totally reignited when I saw their lookbook which highlights their current summer 2011 collection. As the release says “The Knitwear is produced in Scotland using local wools complemented by handmade Shirting produced using the finest British …

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LauraPRESENT London Summer 2011 Collection
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Burberry Autumn 2011 Campaign Looks

It hardly feels as though we have had a summer, but Burberry have already unveiled their Autumn 2011 campaign looks. Featuring a number of British actors, models and musicians, Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey, stated he was “inspired by iconic British portraits and our own archive campaigns from the late 1960s of Jean Shrimpton using her trench coat to shelter …

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LauraBurberry Autumn 2011 Campaign Looks
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GANT Rugger’s Pre-Autumn 2011 collection

GANT is one of those brands I often forget about, but really should keep on my radar. The GANT Rugger’s Pre-Autumn 2011 collection is a perfect example of why. Their 3rd quarter offering, includes the classic ivy-life inspired wears we have come to expect. However, this latest incarnation are slightly more tailored for a stronger fit. The collection delivers online …

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LauraGANT Rugger’s Pre-Autumn 2011 collection

London Fashion Week – Acne Fall 2011 collection

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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LauraLondon Fashion Week – Acne Fall 2011 collection
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Rag & Bone 2011 Fall Collection

British design duo Marcus Wainwright and David Neville have just showcased their Fall 2011 collection for the NYC-based label rag & bone. They may be better known for their denim heritage, but as this collection demonstrates they are now attempting to take menswear to a whole new level. Although I am not sure about some of the styling, there is …

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LauraRag & Bone 2011 Fall Collection