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Ironheart selvage jeans

By admin on November 15th, 2007

It’s a well
known fact that cheap jeans + rain = jeans sticking to you like cheap
adhesive. There are a few ways that you
can remedy this. The first option is to not go out in the rain, making sure
that you never have to feel like you’ve jumped into a swimming pool with all
your clothes on whenever it starts to rain. The second is to wear better
quality jeans. If you take the smart option then U.K selvage denim experts
Ironheart have you covered.

in ‘extra-heavyweight’ denim, Ironheart have gained a cult following amongst
denim aficionados, with their durable 21oz jeans
gathering the most acclaim. Prices start at £155 and are all sold through their
own website.

Jeans & Trousers

Even more ethical shopping – Good Society Jeans

By admin on November 7th, 2007

Society are the latest denim brand to jump onto the eco-friendly bandwagon.
Made from 100% organic cotton, all their items are fair trade. While this is
all great and I’m sure I’m being overly cynical, but it seems that companies
know that claiming to be eco-friendly is the quickest way to make a profit
nowadays. Good Society may have just noticed a good thing and stuck a fair
trade label on these quite fetching slim jeans.

Fair Trade -
a great idea in principle – is a thorny issue as a couple of documentaries have
shown fair-trade farmers being charged even more for their items than before,
meaning that  there is next to no
difference between fair and non fair trade. This leaves the farmers in the same
position they were in before and according to the logic of Katharine Hamnett,
this would therefore cause 200,000 cotton-related suicides a year.

Whilst the
jury’s still out on whether fair trade benefits the people it’s supposed to
help, the quality of the jeans is undeniable. They’re also ridiculously cheap
at £45.

Jeans & Trousers

True Religion Logan jeans

By admin on November 1st, 2007

Religion had made a name for themselves in recent years by having celebrities
wear their clothing. For a while they were seemingly riding high in the denim
world but their momentum seems to have slowed down lately. This is mainly
because of their love of bootcut jeans and stubborn refusal to follow any trends
whatsoever. Luckily, they’ve seen sense these days and have started tapering
those horrid bootcut fits.

These Logan
skinny leg
jeans are one of the jeans that could see them reclaim their
place at the top of the affordable designer denim tree. Whilst these are
slightly too plain to set the world alight, it shows they’re making an effort
to stay relevant. These jeans are available from Revolve clothing and cost £82.

Jeans & Trousers

Bespoke Jeans

By admin on October 19th, 2007

There was a
recent survey stating that one of the greatest feelings for people was finding
the perfect pair of jeans. The mere fact that finding jeans can be listed
amongst other life-changing events shows how rare a good fit of jeans are
to us. For most people there was two choices; you could either spend a fortune
trying to find the perfect fit or begrudgingly buy a pair of ill fitting jeans. There’s now a third; buy bespoke jeans. You can even skip the whole embarrassing inner
leg measurement thing that tailors do.

Not that bodymetric’s method is any less
awkward, with them requiring you to strip down to your tight-whites before
stepping into a pod and getting a full body scan. Then you can order jeans that
will fit your body perfectly. Just to make things easier on you, they keep your
body scan on record, so you can order from them any time you feel like it.

As this is
all revolutionary technology, you can’t do it online yet (or ever) but you can
visit their pods in Selfridges and Harrods and see it for yourself.

Jeans & Trousers

Dior Homme Jeans

By admin on October 18th, 2007

usually a moment when you know you’ve fallen deep into the world of fashion.
For me, it was looking at a pair of £155 jeans and thinking ‘that’s a pretty
good price for Dior Homme’ rather than thinking ‘I’d never pay more than a £100
for jeans; they’re all the same anyway!’ But the first caption is what came
across my mind when I saw these black
Dior Homme jeans

Black jeans
of this style are incredibly versatile, matching with anything and everything. They’re
made of Japanese denim and are baggy enough to allow for some grouping at the
knees and ankles. You could team it with a good leather jacket for an ‘I’m
in the Strokes’
look that seems to be hot right now (Paris Hilton ™).
Whatever you do, don’t wear it with a ‘leather look’ jacket. It doesn’t look
like leather, just overly shiny nylon.

Jeans & Trousers

Iron Army Hiro Raw jeans

By admin on October 8th, 2007

Iron_army_jeans_2 As drainpipes become ubiquitous, T-shirts, jumpers and trainers are being made with slim jeans in mind. Straight cut jeans end up covering too much of the shoe and wearing tight t-shirts with wide jeans leave you with a balloon-like silhouette. There now seems to be a gap in the market for those who don’t (or in my case, can’t) wear super-tight Cheap Monday jeans but don’t want anything approaching a baggy cut.

Jeans companies are taking advantage of this, releasing fits that are in between slim and straight. Canadian brand Iron Army specializes in this fit, with the best of the collection being this Hiro raw pair. It’s baggy enough to allow room to breathe, but fitted enough to match with your new streamlined t-shirt. They’re relatively cheap as well, costing just £80.

Jeans & Trousers

Levi’s grey jeans

By admin on October 5th, 2007

Whilst drainpipe wearers have always had their
fair share of colours and washes, anyone who doesn’t want to look like Faris
has been forgotten about.  That trend looked like it was continuing when
raw denim, which usually comes in navy or black, became one of the winter

Thankfully, one of the other trends for this
winter has been grey jeans. Levi’s have a good pair of straight
grey jeans
, costing just £65. They match best with a black t-shirt and help
prevent that ‘going to a funeral/rob a bank’ look that wearing all black

Jeans & Trousers

Trendsetting: J.Lindeberg straight leg jeans

By admin on September 27th, 2007


Skinny jeans aren’t in fashion anymore,
apparently. Given that Hedi Slimane, the man who single-handedly made them
popular has left Dior to be replaced by Kris Van Aasche. The fashion gods, who’ve been quite busy this week, have
decided that straight leg jeans are back. But not as you know it. This time
they’re ever so slightly tighter than before and the colours are either dark
blue or black.

are first off the mark in getting a pair of these straighter leg jeans out to
the public and they’re charging a premium for it, with the jeans
costing £120.

Clothing, Jeans & Trousers, knitwear, Top Five

Brandish’s smart winter outfit for under £180

By admin on September 26th, 2007

I know I bang on about winter being the best month for male fashion, simply because we get a broader range of garments and accessories to choose from compared with the rest of the year, but there is a drawback to having all those options – the expense.

Whereas most of the year you can get away with a wallet-friendly outfit consisting of a tee, trousers, jumper and/or a light jacket, winter demands that you splash out on scarves, hats, gloves and a bank-emptying jacket of some description. Life just isn’t fair, is it?

But here at Brandish, we endeavour to solve your fashion woes, keeping in mind that you want to look good without having to sell your liver. Keep reading after the jump for a winter outfit that means you don’t have to avoid alcohol for the rest of your existence.

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Jeans & Trousers

Trousers aren’t just for city workers anymore

By admin on September 21st, 2007

If you’re a
bit bored of wearing jeans, it can seem like there’s no alternative except corduroy.
But for those of us who don’t want to look like a Led Zeppelin tribute band’s
roadie, you could start wearing trousers.

Topman has
a great range of trousers that won’t make you look like you forgot to wear
shoes to the office. The pick of the bunch are these grey trousers,
available at £35.
The chequered style goes well with any sort of plain trainers and can be
completed with a polo shirt or a military style shirt.

Jeans & Trousers

Nudie black selvage jeans

By admin on September 18th, 2007

Swedish denim brand Nudie aim to be ‘the naked
truth about denim’. I’m not sure what that means, but they make really good
jeans. Specializing in raw denim, you’re advised to wear them every day for six
months before washing them. Unless they became unspeakably
dirty, obviously.

The Average Joes are in the middle of a range
which varies from skin-tight to oversized, meaning they’ll flatter those of us
who don’t have the legs to pull off drainpipes. Selvage denim moulds itself to the way you wear your jeans, meaning they’ll crease and create a ‘honeycomb’ effect on your jeans. They’re

available from zoovillage for £85.

Jeans & Trousers, News

Uniqlo serves up a heaping slice of denim

By Isabelle on August 16th, 2007

There’s been a big fuss made about Uniqlo recently, and there’s even more of a kerfuffle thanks to their new denim range. Reasonably priced the range comes in a variety of fits and washes. I’m loving the slim fit straight jeans in grey (£24.99) and the deep indigo selvedge regular fit jeans (£39.99).

I can see what the fuss is about, you don’t usually get these cuts and colours for these prices, I’ve already picked out a couple of the women’s pairs that are making it onto my wishlist.

Clothing, Jeans & Trousers

Topman tobacco jeans: perfect transition wear

By Isabelle on August 2nd, 2007

It’s August and what does that mean? The shops are full of the dregs of sale items and we’ll be waiting until September for the new stock to come in. It also means I’m going to start banging on about transition wear, the clothes that carry you safely from one season t’other.
So not a very exciting month stylewise but try to think of it as a bit of fashion hibernation, carry on wearing you’ve been wearing all "summer" (so anorak, wellies and brolly then?!) and have a think about what you need for the coming months. I like Topman’s tobacco skinny jeans (£30), not too summery, not too wintery they’re a perfect item for the next few months. Wear them now with a white tee and canvas pumps and when autumn comes get all earthy with brown brogues, olive green knits and pumpkin/rust colour shirt.

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