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Trainers made from recycled bus seats

By admin on November 26th, 2008

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UK company Above and Below have made some trainers from old bus seat covers and they actually look quite fetching.

The sneakers have been made in collaboration with First Transport and the Transport Recycling In Partnership (TRiP) and are hi-top basketball type shoes with panels of bus seat fabric on the sides. I think they look rather good and you can’t immediately tell the fabric comes from a bus seat. Take a closer look though and I can’t help but imagine lighter burns, tinny songs played on mobile phones and graf-ed up windows.

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Katy Perry joins David Beckham in Adidas Originals commercial

By admin on November 26th, 2008

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From the genius mind of My Chemical Toilet’s Stuart:

If you’re anything like me, you’re an original. And you demonstrate your originality by wearing the same shoes as everyone else, right?

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News, Trends, Underwear & Swimwear

Wish Room’s Man Bra… Taking Japan by storm?

By admin on November 21st, 2008

Apparently men all over Japan are getting literally getting into bras as the man-bra takes the country by storm.

I’m not convinced by the hype, the man-bra looks like something that would fail to appeal anyone other than underwear fetishists. This just seems like a opportunity for a gratuitous “lawks ain’t Japan just crazy” story as we hit a post-Obama lull.

Anyway, if you need more info on the moob-tackling undies, the silky bras retail for twenty quid and come in white, pink and black from the Wish Room site. Akiko, Wish Room‘s owner, says that she hopes by wearing the bras men will become more sensitive and gain an insight into what it’s like being a woman.

More weird and wonderful on Brandish:

The male chastity belt



Gallery, Heroes and Celebrities, News

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

By admin on November 21st, 2008

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.
We’ve picked out a selection from the collection which is available to buy in New Look stores or online. I think my favourite piece is the grey striped shirt with coral-lined cuffs, what’s yours?

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

Menswear by Mouret- Yes Please!

By Will Reid on November 20th, 2008

47b53d26-95a3-468c-8ebe-a2eb2b38dafb.jpgFashionista editor Natalie Hormilla has let it slip that Roland Mouret is set to make a menswear collection. It is rumoured to launch during the next men’s Fashion Week (A/W 2009) and Natalie rightfully points out that Roland is not the first high-end designer to have launched a menswear line in recent times. The news comes only one month after Nicolas Ghesquière of Balenciaga showed men’s fashion in his catwalk collection.

Look out for more updates soon!

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Heroes and Celebrities, News

Russell Brand and Thom Browne at the GQ Men of the Year Awards

By admin on November 19th, 2008

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It was seemingly awkward stares all round at the US GQ Men of the Year party in LA recently. Russell Brand sported the faraway be-sunglassed look of someone who has just been scorned and check out Adam Brody‘s weird fake smile. My personal winners on the night were Thom Browne, sporting his trademark short cut, and although I’ve never heard of him before I applaud young Anton Yelchin‘s choice of outfit, the hat is inspired and gives him a slightly creepy air of authority.

Funniest prize has to go to Prick of the Year, which was won by Gordon Ramsay, ha! James Franco who appeared on the cover of Vogue Hommes and Man About Town this year was voted Screen Idol proving his worth as current sartorial mancrush. See after the jump for more of the winners.

Matt Baron/BEI/Rex Features

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Antony Price for Topman hits the stores

By admin on November 17th, 2008

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The Antony Price collection (click here to see the gallery) made its Topman debut on Friday and although I haven’t been instore yet I’m keen to see how it’s selling.
There’s a good selection of quality suiting and some quirky accessories like the eye print tie and the purple bow tie which will lend a little character to your outfit without quite being on the Tazmanian Devil/Homer Simpson novelty sock level of kook.



Heroes and Celebrities, News, Video

Marks and Spencer take on Take That for Christmas ad

By admin on November 14th, 2008

Check out the new Marks and Spencer Christmas advert which stars Take That in festive mode joking around with Twiggy, Lily Cole and the rest of the M&S crew.
My favourite part is Gary’s hilariously uneasy face ten seconds in, and there are pure LOLZ to be had when Ikkle Mark™ swaps present tags around; what a joker!



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AskMen.com Explore the Sartorial Savvy of Gianni Agnelli

By Will Reid on November 13th, 2008

portrait-06.jpgGianni Agnelli is a man constantly sourced as style inspiration to fashionistos across the world. From his flair for fine tailoring to his edgy take on accessories, this man had a look that was extremely well-executed and so timeless that it is still being copied on the catwalks of today. Agnelli’s grandson, Lapo Elkann, continues to wear all of Agnelli’s bespoke suits and it is no coincidence that Elkann has, in recent years, been hailed as a modern style icon by the likes of US Vogue and Esquire.

The article is full of great style advice such as, “if you want to dress like an iconoclast, your first step is to dismiss all of the old rules of fashion — just like Gianni Agnelli did when he wore his wristwatch over his sleeve cuff.”

Click here to read the full story.

(Source: AskMen.com, Image: comune.torino.it)



News

Johnny Borrell declines Dior Homme campaign

By admin on November 12th, 2008

johnnyborrell_rejectsdiorhomme.jpgKirsten Dunst’s former squeeze, Johnny Borrell, has reportedly declined an offer to appear in Dior Homme’s next campaign because he felt it wouldn’t suit his image.

Dior Homme bosses liked what they saw from the Razorlight frontman in his music video for the band’s new single, Wire To Wire. They thought he would fit their next Girl With A Pearl Earring-inspired campaign, after seeing him don a New Romantic-style blouson and earring in the video.

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Heroes and Celebrities, News

Kwame Boyce-Deacon gets first ever Barack Obama haircut

By admin on November 12th, 2008

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Kwame Boyce-Deacon is going to go down in history as the first person ever to get a Barack Obama haircut. The detailed do was the work of Clint Rainford, a barber from Montsho‘s hair salon in Leicester. Rainford said: “I knew at the start of the campaign that Obama would be voted president, so I kept a photo ready to do this”. The haircut features Barack Obama’s face and name and took 45 minutes to do which is a damn sight quicker and more appealing than your average salon do. 14-year-old Kwame Boyce-Deacon said: “He’s a really good role model and everybody is talking about him, I think he’ll do well in America”.

Hopefully Kwame’s haircut will inspire a sea of Obama-heads, maybe there could even be a presidential tableau, a family scene or a struggle for the flag with John McCain and Sarah Palin.

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Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities, News

L’Uomo Vogue: AFRICA ISSUE – November 2008

By Will Reid on November 11th, 2008

66245_L3uomo_Vogue_122_575lo.jpgAfter taking on the lack of model diversity, Franca Sozzani (the editor extraordinaire behind the Black Issue of Italian Vogue) now wants us to sit up and pay attention to a different cause- the immense need for aid in Africa.

As part of her campaign for fashion to stand up and act, Sozzani has made the latest issue of L’Uomo Vogue the ‘AFRICA ISSUE.’ This means that every feature or person included in the issue has some sort of relation to the need of Africa. It features Nelson Mandela, Naomi Campbell, Forest Whitaker and Bernard Henri-Levy (the philosopher and co-editor of the special issue.)

New York Magazine tells us that Sozzani “not want to make an aesthetic statement about Africa…unlike a recent issue of India’s Vogue magazine…this one won’t show peasants posing with $5,000 handbags.”

See after the jump for pictures of contributors including Nelson Mandela and Michelle Obama and e-mail isabelle@shinymedia.com to tell us what you think of the issue.

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Colonel Gadafi is the height of dictator chic

By admin on November 7th, 2008

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Proving that he’s the fashion leader amongst dictators Colonel Muammar Gadhafi wowed the crowds at a recent meeting in the Ukraine with President Viktor Yushchenko. I’m not sure what he’s pointing at, a mink stole to go with his get-up perhaps? LOL.
Anyway, as far as dictators go he’s looking pretty spectacular, maybe if Saddam Hussein had been a little more outthere with his style George W. Bush would have been a little more accommodating?

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Gallery: Barack Obama’s style in pictures

By admin on November 5th, 2008

So the news is in and the votes have been counted. Barack Obama is now the US president but he was always undisputedly the most stylish candidate in the race.
His trademark tall and lean look is accentuated by his uniform of slim-fitting suits and petrol blue fabric which complemented his colouring perfectly. There was a lot of fuss made over his wife Michelle’s sharp sartorial decisions but here is the man himself in picutres.

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Men’s Vogue disappears

By admin on November 3rd, 2008

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Further signs that the recession is affecting the fashion industry as Condé Nast announced their plan to absorb Men’s Vogue into its parent magazine Vogue. Editor in chief Jay Fielden is the only member of the magazine to be retained in the change and will reportedly be taking his assistant with him. Hopefully the cutbacks wont be affecting Vogue Homme International.

As well as Condé Nast, Hachette Filipacchi and Time Inc. are also cutting their staff numbers as advertisers hesitate to make firm commitments. Publishers say they are having trouble getting firm, longer-term commitments from advertisers who are having to make quick and strategic decisions.




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