Gallery: Men’s Moisturisers

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Winter does bad things to your face, central heating dries it out, icy cold chaps it and makes it sensitive and all that blowing your nose hasn’t helped.

Now is the time to moisturise but don’t even bother unless your skin is clean, a simple unfragranced face wash and lots of lukewarm water should do the trick. Shaving will exfoliate the beard area of the skin, but try some gentle rubbing with a damp facecloth to your nose and forehead to allow the skin to absorb your moisturiser.

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Golden Globes, the guys: Brad Pitt, Zac Efron, Dev Patel and more

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The Golden Globes sent ripples of excitement around the blogosphere and we (royal we, obvs) were up all hours liveblogging the lovely ladies of the silver screen for y’all but what about the guys? It’s obviously going to be less of an event until they let the guys wear something other than black tie (c’mon!?) but take a look at our gallery to see who we picked from the evening, click here to see Leonardo Dicaprio with Kate Winslet.

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Alfred Shaheen, man who brought Hawaiian shirts to the masses dies aged 86

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Alfred Shaheen, the man responsible for popularising the Hawaiian shirt died on the 22nd of December.

Taking on his parents’ business after returning from WWII Shaheen built up the company turning it into a million dollar enterprise with a group of highly skilled workers dubbed Alfred Shaheen’s City of Craftsmen.

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Gallery: Giles Deacon’s first menswear collection for New Look

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Giles Deacon‘s first ever menswear collection hit the shops yesterday, the 25-piece collection is made up of wearable wardrobe basics. T-shirts, jeans, jackets and shirts are all given the Giles touch with neon detailing and gold chains. This is good news for men’s fashion as it seems that every designer/high street collab now has a menswear range, and not a minute too soon.

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Gallery: Michael Cera in Arrested Development

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During a recent spate of illness (whaddya mean you didn’t notice my absence??!) I watched A LOT of Arrested Development and something struck me, sartorially.

Michael Cera’s who plays George Michael in the show appears in an array of eye-wateringly good/bad (I haven’t made my mind up yet) outfits mainly composed of chinos, faded ’80s patterned shirts, webbing and leather belts and deck shoes.

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Brandish Does Boulevard: The Second Bout of Street Style!

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This gallery showcases some of the hottest street style looks I’ve seen in quite a while. Granted, some of the photography is a bit shifty (and the background of sun-washed Camden during the summer is enough to provoke resentment from most Brits,) but these looks are on-trend and rival a lot of professionally styled magazine editorials.

Brandish loves street style and there will definitely be more to come in the next few months. Just prepare for rain drops on the camera lens.

Click on the image to start the gallery!

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Brandish Gallery: Paul Newman

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Paul Newman died last week after a battle with lung cancer. I’ve always had a soft spot for the star who made his name acting but also raised millions donating the profits from his ‘Newman’s Own’ range of salad dressings and sauces.
His biggest films included Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, as well as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and later on in his career, The Colour of Money.

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Andre 3000 launches Benjamin Bixby at Harrods

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Estelle, Ozwald Boateng, Nat Weller, Tolula Adeyemi and snowboarder/model Charlotte Dutton were some of the names who came to Harrods for the launch of André Benjamin’s Benjamin Bixby menswear line.

André 3000 as he is known to Outkast fans turned up looking suitably retro in turned-up jeans, green polo and a dogstooth jacket.

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Kaiser Karl’s Couture

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More Kaiser Karl for you today and this time it’s a shoot that he has done for issue #96 of Numero. The shoot for a feature called “La Couture” is inspired by film noir and has Lagerfeld’s go-to girls of couture Karmen Pedaru, Heidi Mount and Vlada Roslyakova. Though strictly speaking this is more of a female orientated shoot it does feature a couple of male models and all the outfits look great so it’s worth checking out.

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Reader request: skinny grey jeans

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As you can probably tell comments are down on Brandish, so when Nick emailed me asking about grey skinny jeans I clapped my hands together in excitement… A clothing hunt!
I went looking all over the internet for some grey skinny jeans with reasonable success. Hopefully there’s something here for you Nick and if anyone else wants me to don my web-hunting gear or just have a chat about clothes send me an email to isabelle [at] shinymedia.com.

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Somers Town out now, get some Shane Meadows inspiration

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Somers Town, Shane Meadows’ latest film was released on Friday. Despite being a Eurostar sponsored affair the film has received good reviews and stars Thomas Turgoose. This is a great excuse to whip out some images from Turgoose’s first film appearance in ‘This Is England’.

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Brandish does Boulevard: Neal’s Yard

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Here on Brandish we love a bit of sartorial realism. While Jason deals with cool buys and indie-labels, I tend to veer towards the bright lights of magazines and the high-octane glamour of ridiculously expensive items (WISHLIST anyone?) and the glossy adverts they inhabit.

I do love the high-street and so, with editor’s camera in hand and a trusty phone in the other (who knows what pickle one could get into asking for photos on the streets of Camden?) I set off to find London’s fashionistos.

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Gallery: Coldplay’s military look, yay or nay?

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Coldplay’s latest album was released without too much fanfare confirming their status as indie stadium monoliths. They recently played the Air Canada Centre in Toronto where they sported their new military look. It’s a kind of shabby military look apparently inspired by French painter Eugène Delacroix which the band have taken to wearing as their tour uniform.

What do you think of their new look? Take our poll after the jump!

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Brandish Gallery: Heath Ledger

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Last night I went to see ‘Batman: The Dark Knight’ at a small, local film-house. The queues trailed out of the cinema and down the street- surely a first for such a small-scale cinema. Bearing in mind that this cinema sits in the middle of a village that doesn’t exactly boast of a youthful population, I knew there must be some reason they were flocking to watch a super-hero film. That reason is Heath Ledger.

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