At the moment, Kanye West can seemingly do no wrong. Ignoring the downsides – and the urge to make an incredibly tasteless joke – things are going pretty well for Mr West. So, you can understand the palpable excitement around his new trainers called the Air Yeezy’s. But are they any good?
Time magazine have produced an amazing series of photographs on the journey of a pair of jeans, from production in Chinese and Sri Lankan factories to runways and shops. Workers churn out 10,000 pairs a day, hand-distressing and sewing denim.
Savile Row tailors John Pearse, under license for Konaka are the name behind a new suit which needs no dry-cleaning. The idea is that thanks to the special fabric — a mixture of fibres including wool and polyester — you can wash your suit in the shower before you got to bed and the next it will be dry and wrinkle free and fresh.
Men.Style.com have a great article on Marc Jacobs up where he addresses issue with his shows, his body and accusations of a midlife crisis. His response to the latter is “I don’t feel like I’m in crisis, and I don’t know that it’s the middle of my life”. Fair enough.
Sticking to their Japanese roots Onitsuka Tiger launched the world’s first vending machine for trainers today.
During the peak of ‘hype’ fever a couple of years ago, it wasn’t anything to see a queue of kids snaking round Soho queuing for a new Bape release.
You might have noticed a new addition to Brandish, we’ve added a Twitter feed where we will be posting our sartorial musings.
What do you get when you combine a fashion director, a fairly underground-style publication, techno dancers and new fashion? No, not a waft of nostalgia (at least I should hope not) and not a drug-fuelled roller-disco but the latest Dazed & Confused cover.
The Dutch duo behind the beloved Fantastic Man magazine have teamed up with Acne to produce the ‘Gentleman’s Jeans’, a pair of slightly tapered slim-ish fitting dark denim jeans. The Fantastic Man editors Gert Jonkers & Jop van Bennekom describe it thus:
“It’s reminiscent of a style that we’d see on our fathers and uncles — the dreaded pleated denim chino — but then updated and made wonderful for today and for ourselves.”
Not many musicians can claim that their concert costumes are designer-made.
Paul Weller and Fred Perry are so deeply
linked that you wonder why he hasn’t just gave up the music stuff and just
started working for them full time. It’s not like anyone wants to hear a new
album from him. This collection of polo shirts, due for release in
June, are pretty much what we’ve come to expect from their collaborations, in a
Essentially a large pair of pants, Fundies allow you to share undergarment space with a loved one; I’ve never seen anything quite like it before but they are up for grabs on eBay for $4.99 (link kind of nsfw).
Gemma and I hot-footed it over to Old Street on Friday for the opening of Mr Start, Start Boutique menswear tailoring store.
So I realise that this is the second time we ( fine, I) have looked at Hayden Christensen on a magazine cover over a relatively short time period but surely a young male celebrity who has every reason to be guarded with the use of his image but agrees to be on the cover of a men’s (non-dirty) magazine in only its second issue deserves to mentioned in our blog? Now better looking blog I might mention.
The Guardian had an article up about men
bags – I refuse to call them ‘manbags’ – Although I just did. Damn. They
ask five people ranging from Topman’s design director to NME’s editor about
what’s in their bags, what make their bag is and how they feel about the term ‘manbag’.
GQ revealed their best dressed list on Wednesday, with Daniel Craig once again topping the polls for the second year running. But a couple of nominees managed to walk away with more accolades than the James Bond star, despite coming runner up.
The closest I’ve come to being this excited about an H&M collaboration is the forthcoming Marimekko collection, but the news that Comme Des Garçons are planning a collection with H&M surely tops them all.
As you can tell we’ve been listening to the Poetic Poet’s web design rapping (it’s a piece of genius!) and we’ve given Brandish a bit of a redesign complete with a new logo. Do leave us a comment and let us know what you think!
GQ have once again voted Daniel Craig as their best-dressed man, the bond star pipped Noel Fielding to the post who came second thanks to GQ tell us, ‘mainly the female vote’.
About a month ago, I posted on an accessories editorial that had used graphics and colour to present a Manga-style perspective of this season’s it-items. Well now, that same issue of one of menswear’s most fashion-forward magazines has been released and Ashton Kutcher is on its cover.