Diesel Underdenim underwear is for low slacks, not “Never Nude” dudes

Under…denims? That’s the new underwear push from Diesel, who’ve put together a new range of “Underdenim” trunks for men who like to wear their slacks low with a bit of cheek on show, otherwise known as the “Most Dumbest Fashion Fad Eva”. Misleading marketing be-damned, they’re made of cotton rather than denim (which we’re certain your knackers will be thankful …

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Gerald LynchDiesel Underdenim underwear is for low slacks, not “Never Nude” dudes
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Gear up for Movember with new Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler

  With the annual prostate cancer ‘Movember’ moustache-growing fundraiser kicking off in just under a month, it’s time to start looking at some new products to keep your extraneous facial hair in line. Today we’ve got the Gillette Fusion ProGlider Styler to show you, a 3-in-1 styling tool “based on performance driven design.” Offering a precision edging blade, it’ll let …

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Gerald LynchGear up for Movember with new Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler
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Tarantino XX collection is the “Royale with cheese” of Blu-ray box sets

You know what they call a 10-disc Quentin Tarantino box set at Brandish? They call it a “Box Set Royale, with cheese”. That’s exactly what you’re getting with the superlative “Tarantino XX” Blu-ray box set, a 20-year retrospective of the grindhouse director’s work. The box set includes eight films ranging from from Reservoir Dogs to Inglorious Basterds, as well as …

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Gerald LynchTarantino XX collection is the “Royale with cheese” of Blu-ray box sets

Domino Drip.fm: A digital fan-club for the 21st century

Domino has become one of the most influential record labels of the last two decades, being the stable housing Hot Chip, Dirty Projectors, Spiritualized, John Cale, Arctic Monkeys and Animal Collective, among many others. Earlier this year Domino launched a new digital fanclub service called Domino Drip, and we’ve spent the last few weeks trying it out. Part of the …

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Gerald LynchDomino Drip.fm: A digital fan-club for the 21st century
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SHOE PORN: Herring Shoes Carnaby brogues

 We cant get enough of a good pair of shoes here at Brandish, so today we’re introducing an occasional new feature called SHOE PORN, where we binge and indulge on one of our favourite pairs. Kicking things off in fine fashion is Herring Shoes’ Carnaby brogue. A full (wingtip) brogue on the 386 last, it’s made of gorgeously detailed tan calf …

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Gerald LynchSHOE PORN: Herring Shoes Carnaby brogues
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Casio mark 30th anniversary of G-Shock brand with fire red watch line

Casio are preparing for quite the anniversary. April 13th 2012 will mark the 30th birthday of the brand’s popular chunky G-Shock wristwatch line. To mark the occasion, Casio are to release three fire-red limited edition watches. The sturdy Mudman G-9330A, Frogman GF-8230A and DW-6930A have all been given a devilish makeover, a bold look for a bold brand that’s consistently pushed …

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Gerald LynchCasio mark 30th anniversary of G-Shock brand with fire red watch line
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David Gandy joins Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Lily Cole at London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony

The London 2012 Olympic Games were fantastic beyond even the most optimistic sport fan’s expectations. But no-one expected last night’s closing ceremony to be so fabulous too. The cream of the British fashion industry were strutting their stuff  as the greatest show on earth came to an end, with David Gandy leading the male sartorial charge. Gandy was wearing a …

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Gerald LynchDavid Gandy joins Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Lily Cole at London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony
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John Hurt talks email annoyances for Alfred Dunhill “Voice” campaign

Luxury retailer Alfred Dunhill has teamed up with a quartet of inspirational men for the latest instalment in their “Voice” campaign series. Promoting the brand’s Autumn/Winter range, Alfred Dunhill have enlisted the talents of John Hurt, designer/artist Jamie Hewlett, director James Marsh and architect David Adjaye, who talk about their lives and experiences. We see Hurt talk about the madness of an always-connected, internet-raddled world, …

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Gerald LynchJohn Hurt talks email annoyances for Alfred Dunhill “Voice” campaign

‘Total Recall’ premiere photos: Colin Farrell wears Dolce & Gabbana, three-boob lady sadly absent

Hollywood hellraiser Colin Farrell took to the red carpet at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles last night for the premiere of his new sci-flick ‘Total Recall’. Looking dapper in head-to-toe Dolce & Gabbana, Farrell’s new movie is a remake of the 1990 Schwarzenegger cult classic of the same name. Directed by Len Wiseman and also starring Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel,  Bryan …

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Gerald Lynch‘Total Recall’ premiere photos: Colin Farrell wears Dolce & Gabbana, three-boob lady sadly absent
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This is what a £60,000 t-shirt looks like

I once bought a vintage second-hand Prince Purple Rain tour t-shirt on eBay for £80. It felt like the most extravagant garment I’d ever bought at the time at a score short of £100 (and even more so when it actually arrived, stained and moth-eaten as it was). But £60,000 for a t-shirt? That’s just madness. But that’s almost what …

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Gerald LynchThis is what a £60,000 t-shirt looks like
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007 Fragrance: The smell’s Bond, James Bond

Fancy smelling like James Bond? No, it’s not some clever olfactory disguise devised by the inimitable Q, but rather a new men’s aftershave called 007 from P&G launching exclusively online and in-store at Harrods from 15th August 2012. Harking back to the Fougere perfumes of the 1960s (arguably the first “hero scent” range for men), the 007 Fragrance “flawlessly combines irresistible …

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Gerald Lynch007 Fragrance: The smell’s Bond, James Bond
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Carter and Bond: London’s hidden grooming gem

Hidden a few streets away from Latimer Road station, tucked inside a studio unit on the corner of a housing estate, is one of London’s finest hidden grooming gems. Carter and Bond, established in 2002, offers traditional cut and shave services of the highest quality, as well as a store touting a range of superb male grooming products sourced from …

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Gerald LynchCarter and Bond: London’s hidden grooming gem
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DARK KNIGHT GUISES: Who is the best Batman? Bale? West? CLOONEY?

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES IS ALMOST HERE! One of the most hotly anticipated movies of all time, it’s the final part of Christopher Nolan’s epic Batman trilogy which elevated the potential of comic book movies to Oscar winning heights. While Nolan’s take on the caped crusader is now widely regarded as the definitive silver screen offering, the debate as to …

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Gerald LynchDARK KNIGHT GUISES: Who is the best Batman? Bale? West? CLOONEY?

Dark Knight anticipation Rises with new Lazy Oaf Batman collection

Over here at Brandish, we’re going a bit batsh*t crazy waiting for The Dark Knight Rises to come out. Hitting UK cinemas this Friday, it’s set to be the movie of the summer, as director Christopher Nolan draws his epic superhero trilogy to its conclusion. So we couldn’t have been happier then to see one of our favourite London-based boutiques, …

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Gerald LynchDark Knight anticipation Rises with new Lazy Oaf Batman collection
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Sci-fi chic hits the Kindle with “War of the Worlds” cover

Amazon’s Kindle eReader; a great device but, when compared to the luscious artwork that goes into the front cover of ye olde paperback tome, it’s a bit fugly. Enter Red5′s Run for Cover eReader case range. Seriously stylish re-imaginings of classic novel covers, you can wrap your Kindle up in a protective folio for keyboard-packing Amazon devices. There are six different designs …

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Gerald LynchSci-fi chic hits the Kindle with “War of the Worlds” cover

REVIEW: The Stone Roses at Heaton Park – A second coming worth a 16 year wait

Reunion shows aren’t quite the mystical occasion they once were. From the Pixies to Suede to Led Zeppelin to Pulp, long-missed musical heroes are now a staple head to the line-up of summer festivals. The Stone Roses reunion, however, sits outside the realms of regular reunion shows . Following an acrimonious split, it’s been 16 years since the original line-up …

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Gerald LynchREVIEW: The Stone Roses at Heaton Park – A second coming worth a 16 year wait
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Brandish’s Twitter feed disappears

Apologies to those of you who have emailed and phoned to say that they are no longer able to receive Brandish’s Twitter feed (@brandish). Unfortunately the feed which provided all of Brandish’s news updates and exclusive content until last week seems to have mysteriously disappeared, along with thousands of followers. It is currently being operated by Mr Amey Alshi. Alshi, …

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Look dapper in a…McDonald’s uniform by Wayne Hemingway???

Whether it’s pushing popcorn at a local cinema or flipping burgers beneath the Golden Arches, we’ve all had a crappy job at some point. It’s an important life stage; making you appreciate a hard day’s graft, letting you learn that the customer is always right (even when they are pushy, impatient, jumped-up dickheads), and helping you realise that YOU’VE GOT …

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Gerald LynchLook dapper in a…McDonald’s uniform by Wayne Hemingway???
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London Collections: Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch made his catwalk debut at Spencer Hart SS/13

The crowds were buzzing on the opening day of London Collections: – a new showcase for men’s fashion developed from men’s day at London Fashion Week – but it was nothing like

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Elisabeth EdvardsenLondon Collections: Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch made his catwalk debut at Spencer Hart SS/13

S&M handcuff trainers? From Adidas???

Looking for a new pair of kinky boots? Jeremy Scott has been showing off his latest styles for Adidas’s fall/winter 2012 collection, and may have something that’ll crack your whip. At first glance, his purple/navy/grey/orange trainers don’t stray too far from the usual Roundhouse Mid mould. That’s until you see the day-glo handcuff and chain bolted onto the back of …

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Gerald LynchS&M handcuff trainers? From Adidas???