This is another of those ‘who is actually buying these?’ items that are so bizarre they deserve another look. Apparently there’s a large number of men who feel their derriere is inadequate. That’s prompted Canadian company Bottom’s Up to make padded underwear that boosts your appearance at the back and front.
First London Fashion Week, now Anna Wintour (pictured left, at the Sex and the City première) is causing ripples of excitment with the announcement that she will attend Milan Men’s Fashion Week.
Wintour will be attending the shows with Men’s Vogue editor Jay Fielden and the rest of the editorial team.
I have some good news and bad news. The bad news is that the first Valentino sample sale finished yesterday. The good news is that the Secret Sample sale is still on and doesn’t finish until Saturday. They also feature everyone from Vivienne Westwood to Marc Jacobs and all at the usual sample sale discounts of up to 80%.
In this month’s Details, Lanvin’s Lucas Ossendrijver delivers his 10 rules of style. While we’ve heard some of these rules before, an interesting one he brings up is that ‘You shouldn’t adapt to what people expect you to wear’. I think that’s an interesting point and one to remember when you get stuck in a style rut.
In the London paper today, they’ve stated that silvery grey is the colour of the season. I doubt it will be, due to grey shirts showing sweat more prominently than other colours but that’s not my main steak with this article. More problematic is the colour they’re teaming it up with – pink. Back when men started wearing pink, it was a statement of a softer side, the kind of man who cries watching Sex and the City before going back to chop some wood and crush a beer can on his forehead.
If I were to play a word association game with things from The Wire, the last thing I’d associate with it is high fashion. So I was more than a little surprised to see Jamie Hector and Felicia Pearson – who play Marlo and Snoop – in this weekend’s Guardian sporting Prada and Paul Boateng. On the plus side, it did give me an excuse to pimp the show -which is the greatest TV show ever – to anyone within earshot. A bit like how I’m pimping it now.
Sears are trying to expand their market by introducing a new line designed by veteran rapper LL Cool J.
It’s no groundbreaking concept collection, more of a range of t-shirts and jeans, Sears senior vice president Irv Neger said: “We know this [urban] customer is in the store, but it’s a customer we weren’t reaching. With this brand, we see tremendous growth opportunity.”
I had originally planned this to be a post all about Quentin Tarantino’s lack of style, but then I realised that he wasn’t the worst offender. I can barely believe I wrote that sentence. This is a man who has the worst leather jacket I’ve ever seen and yet he still isn’t amongst the worst dressed at Cannes. That honour goes to this fine group of gentlemen pictured above.
Next week might just be London’s most fashionable week as everyone (me included) does themselves up in hopes of The Sartorialist taking a picture of them. If you want to Sarted, then you should probably take note of what he likes and doesn’t like.
Men.Style.com has a retrospective of its top 20 Cannes fashion moments. Most of the fashion moments come from the 60’s and 70’s, the 80’s has two looks, the 90’s has three and the noughties only get one, that being Brad Pitt’s Tom Ford suit.
Kelly and I hit up the Onitsuka Tiger press day recently and were treated to the sight of their Autumn Winter collection encased in blocks of ice.
I’m not one to make assumptions, but I’m gonna go out on a limb here and assume that the majority of the Brandish readership aren’t based in Tokyo. Nevertheless, if you are lucky enough to be in Tokyo, then you’ll be interested to know that 3.1 Phillip Lim has opened up a flagship store in Aoyama.
The Feeling were papped playing at a Cannes party in Soho House yesterday and as usual they were all looking very well dressed.
I am mentally planning each and every one of my outfits for next week because Scott Schuman aka The Sartorialist is coming to London for the first time.
There seems to be a formula for the young star; grey, Dior Homme-style suits, Converse-style trainers and now the latest addition; faux facial hair.
After all the hype surrounding her http://www.catwalkqueen.tv/2008/03/chloe_sevigny_d.html“>début collection for Opening Ceremony, it looks like Chloë Sevigny may be about to do it all over again, with a new menswear range on the cards.
What a surreal start to the week- trawling Topman for a Monday Morning boost, I was hoping for a few print t-shirts but instead discovered the horror of the new ‘Premium High Waist Slim Jeans.‘ Yes, that’s right; after drop-crotch and MC Hammer (I don’t actually want to touch this) denim, we are being given the chance to try out the latest jean trend. The high waist has failed to get women on side à la skinny jeans simply because they are impossible to wear. In indigo, 100% cotton and selling for £45, I am left wondering if it is really worth the risk. What do you think?
See our poll after the jump.
Welcome news from a store that most people hold as a personal favourite – Dover Street Market is holding a market (naturally) for two days, at the end of this week, with heavy discounts on CDG pieces dating back to A/W 04, up to S/S 07. Perfect if there’s anything you missed and thought you might never be able to get your hands on again.
Manchester United Football Club have enlisted Paul Smith, to design the team formal wear and accessories for the next three years. The deal follows a similar deal by Champions League opponent, Chelsea and Italian designer, Giorgio Armani.