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News

Raf Simons and Fred Perry

By admin on February 12th, 2008

RafHot on the heels of the Comme Des Garçons collaboration, Fred Perry are now pairing up with Jil Sander head honcho and King of sub-cultural style, Raf Simons. This adds another line to Simons’s bulging portfolio – along with Jil Simons he designs his own name label and Raf for Raf Simons and a line of backpacks for Eastpack.
Fred Perry were looking to broaden their product range from “a few star polo shirts” which CDG “weren’t on board for” according to the Fred Perry spokesman. Oo-er, that sounds a bit snarky.
The range will be available this Autumn. It will include polos, sweaters and trousers all in black with different coloured logos. Very understated.
[via DNR]



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Luggage & Travel, News

Travel smart with One True Saxon

By admin on February 12th, 2008

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Are you a fan of killing two birds with one
stone? In a figurative sense of course, we don’t condone bird-murdering on
Brandish. One True Saxon‘s
spring/summer range has popped up online and they’ve made a travel brochure
that features a city soundtrack, bars, restaurants, clubs and places to start a
fight before yelling ‘Leave it Dave, He’s not worth it!’. Maybe not that last
one.

Cities in the guide include Madrid, Sydney,
London, New York, Tokyo and erm, Nottingham. You can view the new range at Goodnorth.com.



Accessories, News

VMAN 10- Spring/Summer 2008- Boy Toys

By Will Reid on February 11th, 2008

Vman10_boytoyl1_2The next issue of VMAN magazine looks set to make the monthly magazine pile if the following taster is anything to go by. The editorial in question is ‘Boy Toys,’ a story on the latest men’s accessories. It is a feature that mixes trademark V-publication graphic design with great photography by Erwan Frontin for a dynamic and embarrassingly alluring take on this season’s must-haves. I’m not sure whether it is the Transformer-style set design, fluorescent backgrounds or pure robo-brilliance but for some reason this spread draws the reader in and you can’t help thinking how clever the V-team is. I know its clichéd but I can’t think of a more suitable way to sum up this editorial than to say, “Mission accomplished.”

See after the jump for the second picture.

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Designer Spotlight, News

Malnourished Models? – The New York Times

By Will Reid on February 11th, 2008

00012m_5I just found this article from the New York Times on the trend for skinny male models. In the article, Guy Trebay credits Hedi Slimane with popularising the waif-like silhouette for the modern man. I personally don’t think they’re too far off the mark as although glossy, silver-coated and decadently tailored, we only have to look at the pictures of the model who’s backside could barely fit into a pair of Dior Homme jeans to know that all is not what it seems when it comes to the traditional ‘beefcake’ image of male models.

So after my recent post on male-to-female trend transition, could we be inheriting another aspect of the fashion universe? I really hope not- there is already enough pressure on my waistline! See after the jump for a rather excruciating example of Hedi’s ‘beauty is pain’ denim.

Check it out on nytimes.com

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

Ralph Lauren polo shirts – They’re not just for Chavs anymore

By admin on February 8th, 2008

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The thing about brands is that different
people have different relationships with them.  For people like the fabulous Henry Conway,
Ralph Lauren polo shirts might conjure up images of days out at Ascot, Croquet
and Daddy embezzling money from the government (Ba-doom-chish!). I just think
of Chavs, or as they were called back in my day, Essex boys. Without giving you
my life story – I’m saving that for another post – when I was at secondary
school, fake Ralph Lauren polo shirts were all the rage. In those days, you
spotted a fake by looking at the number of legs on the horse of the logo. Fakes
had 3 or less, real ones had 4. This led to a horse-logo-checking habit that’s
stayed with me to this day.

But I digress. It would make a nice change
this summer if men tried to be a little more daring in their colour
combinations. We know a white shirt and stonewash jeans match, but it’s boring
seeing everyone do it. Why not try something different?



News

Philip Lim at New York Fashion Week

By admin on February 8th, 2008

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Men’s fashion weeks are a fairly new thing, but already it seems weird to see men’s and womenswear on the same catwalk, and I think the menswear suffers for it.
A case in point is the aforementioned Philip Lim. When you look at the luscious fabrics, the dramatic silhouettes and the intricate detailing that he’s lavished on the female form in his current collection, and then compare it to the classic unadorned practical shapes in which he’s clothed his male models, you can’t help feeling men are getting a bit of a raw deal.

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News

Thom Browne joins the Circus in New York

By admin on February 8th, 2008

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Thom Browne kinda annoys me. I read an interview with him where he seemed like an arrogant berk, coming off like he thought he was the saviour of fashion and the only one who’s ever thought of playing with proportions. Having said that, his AW08 show does exactly what I’ve been moaning that other designers showing in New York don’t do – he takes risks and doesn’t just play to the crowds. You can’t win with me.

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Footwear, News

Springcourt’s online store

By admin on February 8th, 2008

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If you’ve heard of Springcourt trainers,
you’ll surely know that John Lennon wore a pair on the Abbey Road cover. What
you didn’??t know is that these are the most comfortable trainers ever. Fact. Wearing
a pair of these is the closest you’??ll get to walking on air without the aid of
mind-bending drugs.

Another fact that you may not know is that
Springcourt have an extensive range of high tops, all of which are available
from their e-shop. They even go
up to size 12, which suits big footed freaks like me. The extensive range of
colourways is beyond anything seen in any UK shop and 24 hour shipping only
costs £15. What the hell are you waiting for? Start getting some trainers.



Clothing, News

Uniqlo Trench Coat

By admin on February 7th, 2008

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This has been a week for breaking promises.
We’ve broken our cardigan promise and our Topman promise (I’m not sure we made
one, but stay with me here) and now I’m about to break our winter coat promise.
What can I say? As Blue (featuring Elton John) would say, Sorry is the hardest
word to say.

But I do feel that breaking this promise is
best for both of us. I mean, how would you know that Uniqlo are doing these cropped
trench coats
for £50? Not only are they made out of better material than
the Topman, River Island and Zara equivalents, they also come in navy blue,
black and cream, so you can match any of your outfits to a coat for a group
price of £150.



Clothing, News

Topman: Beach Shop

By Will Reid on February 6th, 2008

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Now I promise we’re not being paid to talk about Topman but its hard to find fault in this modern-man brand. First we heard about the Lens collection and now I am pleased to present the Topman Beach Shop. I know that we’re just entering February (possibly the most dark and depressing month of the year) but isn’t it time we start to compile our wardrobes for the summer?

The Beach Shop has items that can be all worn together for that "fun in the sun without ruining your outfit" look as well as tops and bottoms that can be worn at the moment for a bit of a colour boost. 

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Designer Spotlight, News

New York Fashion Week Catwalk Report: Duckie Brown

By admin on February 5th, 2008

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Duckie Brown, if you’ve not heard of them, are a Canadian and Brit design duo who are the toast of New York menswear. Their fans include Jude Law, Adrien Brody, Black Eyed Peas and Ashton Kutcher and they were also featured in the very excellent ‘New York Fashion Now’ exhibition at the V&A.  Typically a very colourful and playful label, the collection which they showed in New York at the week-end was disappointingly sombre, (although the pics on their MySpace do make it look much more exciting).

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News

Style over fashion in the New York Times

By ShinyMedia on February 4th, 2008

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In a recent post for the New York Times David Colman gets all excited about conservative style. He’s not talking about Webcameron’s boxers, but how the big menswear movers and shakers take a pared down approach to their dress: “The simpler the better,” said Tommy Fazio, the men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman. “I basically wear navy and gray, so everything is interchangeable. If you think about your closet, there are 10 things you always wear. So you pack those things, some basics to go with, and you can travel for two weeks.”

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News

New York Fashion Week Catwalk Report: Rag & Bone

By admin on February 4th, 2008

Ragbone

So New York Fashion Week started this weekend. I think it’s safe to say New York fashion is the most commercial and least trend-led of the major fashion weeks, especially when it comes to menswear. The US has always been more sportswear focussed than its European counterparts, and as the home of capitalism, the US fashion industry is very market-led. All of which means that US designers tend to play it very safe in my opinion and the collections often lack any bite. But then that’s why we have London fashion week: to give us outrageous avant-garde threads that no-one will buy. 

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News

Topman Lens collection coming soon!

By Isabelle on February 1st, 2008

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Why the long face pretty man? Oh I see, Topman are pushing forward the launch date of their Lens collection to March. Fair enough, the collection includes clothing by Neue, Carolyn Massey and Dexter Wong as well as new faces Material Boy and Mojik so I’d be pretty upset too.

b Store owner Matthew Murphy chose Mojik and Material Boy the new designers so you can guarantee the clothes will be quality. Murphy has ransacked the designers’ back catalogues, bringing you reworked old favourites and edgy new pieces. See after the jump for more images of despondent men kitted out in the collection.

Don’t worry guys the collection will be available online from March…It’s only a month away!

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News

London College of Fashion MA show

By ShinyMedia on February 1st, 2008

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A couple of weeks ago we headed off to the Royal Academy to check out the London College of Fashion MA show. It was a star-studded event with Jane Sheperdson, Jimmy Choo and my personal favourite Jeremy Paxman. We’ve compiled our best bits from the evening’s menswear offerings in what was an impressively professional show.

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