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Interpol looking good while bassist Carl Dengler stars in new movie

By admin on July 26th, 2007


Carlos Dengler, bassist with New York indie oufit Interpol is set to

be a movie star after landing a role as a drug dealer in My Friends Told Me About You, a Chicago based thriller that Dengler will also be producing . Other than making great music, Interpol also have to be the snappiest dressers in the music biz at the moment, which is why I’m featuring them here.

I would have given that accolade to Rufus Wainwright, but lately he’s started to dress as if his wardrobe was inspired by a trip to DFS. And don’t get me started on Doherty. Two hats? Why? Just take a look at the picture above to see if you don’t just agree on how sharp these guys look.

[Via NME]

Clothing, News, Top Five

Koodos 65% off sale

By admin on July 20th, 2007


The greatest thing about this time of year is now – officially – the summer sales. It used to be stripping down to nothing but your shorts and splaying yourself out on the beach, relaxing in the beer garden with a jug of overpriced Pimms or just having a muck about in the park with a Frisbee.

But just look out of your window. Depressing, isn’t it? Never mind. Cheer yourself up by splashing out your hard earned wonga on some tasty consumer goods from Koodos’s sale, where you can save up to 65% on certain items. I’ve picked out five bits and pieces that I think might just make your day.

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Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, Lifestyle & Gadgets, News

Mercury Prize shortlist: Who will win?

By admin on July 18th, 2007

It’s that time of year again when the nominations for the Most Useless, sorry, Mercury Prize are announced. The Mercury Prize has an impressive track history of bestowing its paper weight on bands and singers who go on to do absolutely nothing of note after their "win". Talvin Singh? Ms Dynamite? Franz Ferdinand? Er, M People? Speak up please, we can’t hear you.

Having said that, the Arctic Monkeys, up against the likes of Amy Winehouse and the Klaxons, have broken that trend with two breakthrough albums and could be onto their second Mercury Prize win on the trot. This is despite how incomprehensibly bland they are. Vitriolic comments in defense of the talentless, pre-pubescent little gimps can be left in the usual place.

So, without further ado, let me present, for your voting pleasure, the 12 nominees hoping to win a lump of metal and lots of radio play this coming September. I guarantee the victors of our poll won’t reflect the actual prize winners on the night. If it does, I’ll voluntarily buy both of the Arctic Monkey’s albums, and listen to them simultaneously for 24 hours straight. While naked.

Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Justin Timberlake sports cool RVCA t-shirt

By admin on July 17th, 2007

Justin Timberblake was recently spotted wearing an awesome shirt bearing the RVCA logo (pronounced ROO-KA) shortly after picking up a cheque for £35 million pounds from his managers as payment for his 101-show tour of the world. And even if the Michael Jackson-mimicking lothario drops out of the tour, he still pockets the lot. Wish I could get a contract like that here…

Now with all that money in mind, you’d think Timberlake’s shirts would be hand-stitched by the finest, most skilled tailors in all the world, made from the rarest, unethical materials (like baby skin) and delivered to him by a horse and carriage made entirely from gold and diamonds. Then after he’d worn it only once, he’d burn it in front of a group of orphans about to have their care-home torn down because Justin just bought the deeds to turn it into a strip-joint. That’s what I’d do anyway.

But young JT isn’t that evil or stupid with money, because he probably paid about £25 for his shirt. RVCA have a great range of t-shirts from £20, with the Ben Horton design, shown above, (£27) being my favourite. Check out their other tees here.

Hmmm… wonder if they do one in gorilla fur…

Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities, News, Underwear & Swimwear

Djimon Hounsou fronts Calvin Klein underwear range

By admin on July 16th, 2007

Despite his acting ability and the fact that he’s appeared in some cracking films over the past few years, Djimon Hounsou has yet to become a household name. The talented actor has appeared alongside Russell Crowe in Gladiator and, more recently, co-starred with the big-faced-small-headed man-child Leonardo DiCaprio in the acclaimed Blood Diamond, being Oscar nominated for his role in that film.

Although he’s not as well known as he should be, Calvin Klein is hoping that what Freddie Ljunberg did for his underwear a few years back, Djimon will be able to do for his latest campaign – Klein Steel, which sounds like one of Ben Stiller’s "looks" in Zoolander.

And I’m guessing that it won’t be Djimon’s acting ability that will be under scrutiny when the print and billboard ads launch in the Autumn, as this new role needs filling in a completely different way…

[Via FasionWeekDaily]


Simpsons do fashion in Harper’s Bazaar

By Isabelle on July 16th, 2007

Is that Marge Simpson in Chanel? With Linda Evangelista behind her? And Homer Simpson dressed as Karl Lagerfeld in the back? (he’s the one on the left, the ‘real’ one’s on the right). Yep, it seems all your dreams have come true as, in honour of the imminent release of The Simpsons movie, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Glenda Bailey, commissioned Julius Preite to illustrate the famous yellow hued family at numerous Fashion Week shows along side a ‘Simpsonised’ Linda Evangelista. See after the jump for more clickable thumbnails including Lisa swapping necklaces with the lovely Alber Elbaz.

[via Fashionista]

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Clothing, Heroes and Celebrities, News

More Beckham related news: LA Galaxy strips

By admin on July 13th, 2007


LA Galaxy are hoping to follow up Real Madrid’s success in Beckham shirt sales. His former club sold hundreds of thousands of "Beckham" printed jerseys world wide, earning them millions.

Galaxy shouldn’t have too much trouble matching this feat. Much of the merchandising revenue came as a result of sales in the Far East, where followers are loyal to the man himself rather than the team. That’s why Man Utd thankfully lost a few millions supporters when Becks went to Real.

The Beckham name-print shirt, made by Adidas, is pretty neat looking and costs $80. It’s not available over here yet, so you’ll need to go to specialist sport shop, or get one on eBay.  Personally, I wouldn’t bother waiting and just spend my money on something more worthwhile… oh, say a Chelsea shirt?

[Via Uncrate]

Clothing, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

David Beckham kicks off his new life in LA

By admin on July 13th, 2007

Brand Beckham
arrived in LA early this morning to a media frenzy, besieged by paps and fans alike. There are fears that the Beckham name won’t take off in the states – after all he’s a "soccer" player and she’s a jaded "singer" – but judging by the attention they received this morning, that situation is looking increasingly unlikely.

David has already filmed a commercial with an NFL player promoting soccer to a nation of gridiron fans, and if Victoria is a bit short of work she can always cosy up to pals Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to try and bag a role in their latest flicks.

Back to the actual landing itself, I think Dave looks great in his tunic-style military shirt. It kinda looks like something Mao Tse Tung would wear. Only it looks better on David. All that power and those despots still didn’t know how to dress, I tell you.

Anyway, if anyone knows where David got that fab shirt, drop us a line.

Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Gavin Pierre Medford to helm wardrobe design in new Jimi Hendrix biopic

By admin on July 11th, 2007

I’m surprised it’s actually taken this long to do, but film makers have finally decided to exploit the memory of Jimi Hendrix and make a biopic of his life. Do I hear the sound of Oliver Stone’s little mitts gleefully being rubbed together? I’m guessing "yes".

However, we’re not too concerned about the politics of how the film’s going to be made. We really just want to know if it’s gonna look good, and with Gavin Pierre Medford heading up the wardrobe design, hopefully it will. Gavin was winner of the "Best Street Wear" award at last year’s UK Fashion Awards and is an associate lecturer at the London College of Fashion so he’s got the credentials behind him. Let’s just hope he can do the great man some justice in the fashion department.

[Via Catwalk Queen]

Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News, Underwear & Swimwear

David Beckham’s underwear pics with Posh for W magazine

By Isabelle on July 11th, 2007


Looking tanned and toned the Beckhams posed for photographer Steven Klein in a raunchy photoshoot days before their arrival in Los Angeles. Wearing skimpy clothes and practising their loved-up poses the Beckhams will be featured in a 9-page spread in the August issue of W magazine, as well as appearing on the cover. This is what W Magazine had to say on the matter: “When the soccer star married the pop singer, it was a match made in British tabloid heaven. Now David and Victoria Beckham are determined to become the new American idols.” See after the jump to find out where you can get pants similar to David’s tighty whities.

[Via: Perez Hilton]

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Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Tom Meighan from Kasabian dons Paul Smith for Live Earth gig

By Isabelle on July 11th, 2007


The debate about Live Earth rages on with the Guardian calling it a "CO2 yawn" and our very own Hippyshopper giving their tuppence worth.  One of the most exciting moments watching Live Earth for me was when I noticed that Kasabian singer Tom Meighan was wearing the Paul Smith ‘Pete Townshend’ shirt we covered on Brandish in April. I’m more of a Paul Smith fan than a Kasabian fan, but even I had to admit he looked good in the shirt. It certainly went well with his cocksure swagger and the way he was furiously egging on the crowd. See after the jump for more pics of the bombastic singer.

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Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen fronts new A/W H&M campaign

By admin on July 10th, 2007

Scarfaced poker-villain Le Chiffre is the new face of H&M’s latest men’s fashion range. Well, not Le Chiffre, but Mad Mikkelsen, the actor who plays him in Casino Royale. Although personally I think more international terrorists should branch out into the world of high street fashion. Carlos the Jackal fronting Topman? Osama strutting his stuff in Next gear? Why not?

Mads isn’t such a big actor over here as he is in his native Denmark, but H&M are hoping he’ll make an impact with the new collection across Europe. I’m hoping he will too. It’s refreshing to see someone modeling men’s clothes who looks like a proper bloke and not the simpering, androgynous prissy boys who seem to grace most shop-displays these days.

Read after the jump for Brandish’s opinion

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Clothing, News

Justin Timberlake’s William Rast range launches in the UK

By Isabelle on July 10th, 2007

Justin Timberlake was in the UK last night for the launch of his first clothing collection from his
fashion label William Rast. The bash was held at Harvey Nichols, the exclusive stockist of the brand in the UK.

Justin started the William Rast brand with childhood friend Trace Ayala and says it’s a little bit Hollywood and a little bit Tenessee. The unique name comes from an amalgamation of Justin and Trace’s grandfather’s names. The jeans are especially designed to provide a fantastic fit and are already proving popular with Hollywood slebs from Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton, Christina Ricci. Aside from jeans you can also buy vests, shirts,
sweaters, and a signature pea coat.

[via JustJared]

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Daniel Radcliffe’s leather waistcoat shocker

By admin on July 10th, 2007


What is Daniel Radcliffe trying to prove? Who is he trying to prove it to? Older women? Hell’s Angels? The latest YMCA tribute act? Whoever it is, it’s just not working.

Ignoring the "edgy" makeup and cat-lick bumfluff, that waistcoat is obscene. It looks like he’s ripped it off Britney Spears and modified it a bit. All he needs is a leather cap to complete the look. Gaah! What were you thinking Radcliffe?

Keep reading after the jump for some waistcoats that don’t make you look like you’re auditioning for a homo-erotic early ’90s boyband video.

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Accessories, News

Man bag theft worries

By Isabelle on July 9th, 2007


Recent research has confirmed what I have always known when men tote a bag around they generally stuff it full of expensive gadgetry, while women like me like to fill our bags with receipts and snotty tissues. General Insurance’s Andrew Beard said: "Man bags have quickly become a mainstream accessory, helping men lug
around their ever more valuable stash of gadgets and personal effects". Because of this men are also more likely to have their man bag stolen. Previously the only fashion option for men who wanted to carry loads of gadgets and trinkets stuffed in their pockets was MC Hammer pants, so all hail the man bag! My favourites this summer are from Monsoon, their satchel is only £30 and has classic good looks.

[via Fashionista]

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