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Is Luis Suarez a cheat? The best pics from the FA Cup. Loads of new gadgets from CES 2013

By Stefano on January 7th, 2013

The latest stories from Brandish and our pals

Is Luis Suarez a cheat? You decide

Polar Bear tries to mate with BBC presenter – video here

A teenager recalls the moon landing – genius diary post

Andre Iniesta and his rather surprising ambition to play for Real Madrid

The best pics from the FA Cup Third Round

CES 2013 – day one’s hottest new gadgets – the coffee table sized tablet, huge phones and more

15 of the most under rated British bands of the 80s

Ugo Ehiogu, his record label, The Fossil Collective and an ace tale about Ian Wright

CES 2013 – Loads and loads of new tech goodies and gadgets

15 apps to help you keep your new year’s resolutions


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The 10 biggest disappointments of the Premiership, Xbox 720 update, happy goths and more

By Stefano on January 4th, 2013

The greatest ever fitness and keep fit videos

Amazing photos of Allied prisoners of war

Great story of how a woman spent New year’s Eve imprisoned in a shop

10 biggest disappointments of the Premiership this season

Video of the AC Milan players leaving the pitch due to racist chants

The ten Premiership players you’d most like to share a beer or two with

Get ready, 2013 is the year your phone screen will get seriously large

Bizarre shots of Goths looking awkward in every day situations

Samsung Galaxy 4 rumour round up

Latest news about Microsoft’s next generation console the Xbox 720

15 apps to help you keep those new year’s resolutions

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Hot stuff: The best 100 goals of 2012, NYE pics, top 30 iPad apps and more

By Stefano on January 2nd, 2013

Top stories from Brandish and our pals

The top 10 newspaper apologies of 2012

Loads of feelgood New Year’s Eve pics

14 terrible toys – some very cool videos

The 100 best goals of 2012

Classic GIF: Emmanuel Adebayor Hits Crossbar From Just Two Yards Out

Got a new iPad/Nexus 7/Kindle Fire HD? Here are the 30 apps to download first!

Have Spurs now got a stronger squad than Arsenal?

What Primark thinks you should be wearing this summer – eek

Gamestick – a real innovation in TV games is on its way

New Sony phones get unveiled


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Hot stuff: United’s win against Newcastle pics, 10 worst ever toys, ungrateful kids on Twitter

By Stefano on December 27th, 2012

Top stories from Brandish and our pals

The ten worst ever toys

Great shots of bonkers Christmas day sea swimmers

This year’s most ungrateful kids, courtesy of Twitter

10 things we changed our minds about in 2012 – from the unsackability of Arsene Wenger to The Olympics

The five best kids TV programmes ever (for adults). Press Gang, Phineas and Ferb and more

15 blokes to watch in 2012 – from football, style, tech and more

That controversial Berbatov shirt

Redknapp’s sense of humour failure

United’s amazing comeback against Newcastle in pics

Forget MP3 we want records – the vinyl revival continues


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Hot stuff – Real Madrid’s new kit leaked? The best Xmas records ever and more

By Stefano on December 20th, 2012

The best Christmas records ever

Great video of how cows deal with a car crash

Who is going to shape 2013. 15 men to watch in tech, sport and style

The six most under-rated Beatles albums – going cheap now too

How to dress like Bradley Wiggins

2012′s 20 weirdest gadgets and gifts – from the t-shirt that thinks it is a guitar to the cushion that control your telly

Real Madrid’s new shirt leaked

The Champions League draw was identical to the rehearsal! Weird

Pics of people preparing for the end of the world

Cools 90s cars now going cheap

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Hot stuff – this week’s top stories; Arsenal destroy Reading pics, Christmas gift guides and more

By Stefano on December 18th, 2012

This week’s stories from Brandish and our pals

Some great pics of Football in the snow

Arsenal destroy Reading pics

Evil Knievel talks cycle safety

Brilliant video of a hammered Kim Wilde singing Kids in America on a train

Nintendo Wii U games console review

Samsung’s budget new big screen phone 

Huge selection of Christmas gift guides

Great pics from the golden age of Formula One – the 60s and 70s

Last minute Christmas jumper ideas

Which is the best Live album ever?



Football, Gifts, pick of the blogs

Top stories – Who should Arsenal sell? Air Stewardesses behaving badly, great cheap gadgets

By Stefano on December 14th, 2012

Top stories from Brandish and our pals

The Arsenal squad – who do you keep and who do you sell?

Magnificent vintage football stickers

How Carrots won World War Two

Air Stewardesses behaving badly

Great CCTV footage of people doing stupid things in stations

Eight Christmas gifts for music lovers

The phone of the future tested – we spend a month going 4G

Your ultimate tech Christmas guide

Five aspirational cars from the 90s now going cheap-ish

The most under rated British indie bands of the 90s

Stocking fillers – 21 ace gadgets for under £200

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Hot stories: Aussie Apple Maps fail, weird Police Christmas videos and Apple’s iPhone 5S update

By Stefano on December 11th, 2012

Top stories from Brandish and our pals…

Very strange police Christmas video

Yet another Apple Maps fail

Christmas Chocolate selection boxes when they were great

Some great photos of Eusebio

Football boots we have loved – Valsport Era

Is Abou Diaby finished? And 4 other great footballer who never got over injuries

5 very cool bands to watch in 2013

The 21 best gadgets of 2012

Complete Christmas shopping guide for men

Apple’s next iPhone – the 5S – coming in June. Details emerge


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Get the look: Sea of Shoes’ slouchy Japanese androgyne

By cchapman on July 2nd, 2009

DSC_1694.jpgPerhaps best known for making us all sick with her seemingly inexhaustible spending power and ability to travel the world at will, teen blogger Sea of Shoes occasionally turns up a stunning male fashion image on her way. I love this image of the young Japanese hipster, something about the worn insouciance of his outfit which looks designer but is probably a collection of vintage/well loved items. Of course, his girly frame might not be what one can aspire to/or desire but the mix of slouchy, black faded jersey and killer boots is one that could translate well into something more rugged.

My first thought when trying to assemble a similar look was Rick Owens. But with OkiNi Rick Owens stock (at least in black) thin on the ground, American Apparel present a much more affordable alternative. Their slim jersey pants and a short sleeved hooded T are definitely on the mark. Leaving you cash to splash on some killer boots like Paul Smith’s orientalist Kasmin boots or try vintage stores for something slouchy in brown.

Main image, Sea of Shoes blog

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Say hello and wave online: and The Rake

By Colin Chapman on May 15th, 2009

These are difficult days for glossy fash magazines. So with that in mind, here’s a mag you may not be aware of yet and a favourite that’s recently evolved into an online zine.

The Rake is a new men’s glossy, launched recently straight out of Singapore. As if the Dutch publishing hotbed established by Fantastic Man and Butt magazines hadn’t thrown us enough of a geographic curveball, here comes a classy mag out of one of Asia’s most famous shopping meccas (but one not previously noted for a cerebral take on fashion).

Not dissimilar to Fantastic Man, in its pursuit of sartorial elegance and a certain timeless, gentlemanly aesthetic, The Rake enters the market at a difficult time but with quite a special voice. Read A Continuous Lean‘s interview with Rake editor Christian Barker here.

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Stately homo: time for some eccentric grandad chic

By Colin Chapman on May 13th, 2009

grandad_chic.jpgHaving lost not inconsiderable time exploring in blogworld this morning, if there’s one thing I’ve learnt – thanks to Mister Mort – it’s that old guys have the best style, and young guys wearing old guy style have all the best fun. Here’s a fun collection of items to give you that gentlemanly, eccentric beyond your years appeal.

You may think I’m a little crazy in recommending tweed at this time of year, but the tweed is in the detail here and a tie shouldn’t make you sweat.

Read the rest of this entry »

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POTB: Backyard Bill, Style Details and Rain Capes

By admin on April 17th, 2009

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Steve is lusting after some capes to cosy up in the rain. [Style Salvage]
Oh goodness, a site which is like The Selby but for clothes? Excuse me for three hours. [A Continuous Lean]
A simple change of buttons dramatically alters a high street cardigan. [Le Vrai Winston]
Red laces take us into Urban Hiker territory. [The Sunday Best]
The Correspondent jacket: look like an old-school journalist. [Uncrate]

Entertainment, News, pick of the blogs

Brandish Alumni Jason Dike Writes for Selectism- Column Madness!

By Will Reid on March 5th, 2009

jason.jpgFlicking over my most frequented pages recently, I came across Jason Dike’s column at Selectism. Jason was on the Brandish team when I first started out over a year ago but sadly he left last September, leaving us all awfully down-in-the-dumps.

However, Jason is now writing a brilliant column for the equally brilliant Selectism and we can’t wait to see more of his stuff!

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Doylesays: Buck’s editor/publisher starts a blog

By Colin Chapman on January 23rd, 2009


Launched on the back of the latest updates over at, (the online face of top newish men’s mag, Buck) is a new blog by Buck’s publisher/editor Steve Doyle. Something of an enigma, little is known about Mr Doyle other than he’s not only editor of Buck but also its publisher having been inspired to create the magazine of his dreams during his time spent living in Japan.

The latter experience is already bearing fruit as Doyle explains the origins of a key accessory from Christopher Bailey’s latest Burberry Prorsum men’s collection: the Japanese knitted cummerbund. The blog’s other stated purpose is to give us the lowdown on his experience of setting up Buck, or in his words ‘the complete randomness of publishing a magazine’. Given the warm reception (and impressive distribution) of Buck to date, Mr Doyle’s blog promises to be interesting.

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Pick of the Blogs: waistcoats, craft and Grand Central Oyster Bar

By admin on December 5th, 2008

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Even if you can’t offer you handy, crafty, tipster services have a look at the video on Sunday Best, it features singing, montages and a nifty ye olde effect. For those who can, roll up your shirtsleeves and send in a contribution, it’s the perfect Christmas holiday project [The Sunday Best]

We go on about waistcoats so much I thought it was only fair to link to this comprehensive backstory on the silk and wool garment [Permanent Style]
I pity anyone going home for Christmas, shenanigans in a hometown pub AIN’T my idea of fun [NYLON FOR GUYS]
Time for a return trip back to New York, the Grand Central Oyster Bar (pictured) beckons [A Continuous Lean]

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