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Grooming, Heroes and Celebrities, Polls

Kanye West’s mullet: love it or hate it?

By admin on January 23rd, 2009

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Kanye West revealed his astonishing haircut recently on a TV performance to celebrate Barack Obama’s inauguration. We’ve seen the afro hat but the afro mullet is a new one on me, the slightly enlarged back-section is kind of mirth-making but I have to applaud Kanye for his fashion bravery. What do you think of his hairstyle? Take our poll after the jump!

Related:
Kanye West at A.M.A
Which do you prefer? Lanvin’s trainers or Kanye’s kicks for Louis Vuitton

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Polls

Yay or Nay: The Return of THAT Print?

By Will Reid on January 19th, 2009

burberry.jpgThe Burberry Prorsum A/W 2009 show has been going down a storm on the Internet with buyers and fashion critics air-kissing in delighted agreement as they plan their wardrobes for seasons to come (guilty as charged.) Apart from the amazing padded jackets and sharp tailoring, one of the things that has most caught my attention is the subtle return of the infamous check print. The beige tartan-esque print has, in recent years, become a taboo of the fashion industry but designer Christopher Bailey appears to have decided that the time has come for a major return.

What do you think- are you ready to show-off the check print? Vote in our poll after the jump!

(Image: HypeBeast)

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Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, Polls

Yay or Nay: Coolio’s Gangsta Get-Ups

By Will Reid on January 8th, 2009

rex_836233bz.jpgThis season of Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) has been very eventful and a glittering line-up including LaToya Jackson, Verne Troyer and Coolio means that each day is not without a bit of frock horror. Coolio has been catching my attention recently with his various looks. While his personality and jokes are fantastic, I can’t say I am a fan of his headwear or customised (by which I mean studded, embellished and gem-covered) jackets!

What do you think? Vote in our poll after the jump.

Image: Rex Features

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Heroes and Celebrities, Polls, Trends

Common performs “Universal Mind Control” on Jimmy Kimmel in a bow tie

By admin on December 12th, 2008

Common is also getting on the fashion bandwagon, producing a range of tees with Microsoft for their Softwear range. Whether it will be a little like this is still to be seen but Common is obviously keen to spread his fashion wings as he recently appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show in a nifty bow tie. Are you a bow tie fan? Colin came up with some pretty good alternatives to the bow tie if you’re bow shy, but I quite like them as I included them in my Present Tense Luxe gift guide.

Take our poll after the jump and let us know what you think…

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Polls

What do you want from Brandish this Christmas?

By admin on December 2nd, 2008

We’re going to be bringing you a gift idea a day, but what else would you like to see on Brandish this Christmas? We’ve got a few things up our sleeves but take our poll and let us know what decorates your Christmas tree!


If you have some bright ideas or want to mention something I’ve missed out then send me an email to isabelle@shinymedia.com



Heroes and Celebrities, Polls

Fake tan poll: are you taking your cues from Valentino?

By admin on November 27th, 2008

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At the opening night party for the New York Ballet Valentino rocked up with SJP looking even more orange than he usually does. Having said that, a little fake tan mixed with moisturiser is my number one tip for instantly improving your appearance, it’s great for hangovers, lack of sleep or when you are ill.
Do you fake tan? Take the Brandish poll after the jump and let us know!

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Footwear, Polls

Brandish Poll: Snowjoggers

By admin on November 24th, 2008

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I love Napoleon Dynamite but I’ll be damned if I’m going to take any fashion advice from him (apart from maybe the ‘big sleeves’ thumbs up). Snowjoggers are on sale everywhere this winter, but even if you dress them up in red flannel they don’t do owt for me.
I might have to change my tune if this cold snap carries on, please avert your eyes if you see me grovelling for the last pair at your local shoe store…

Take our poll after the jump and let me know what you think of Snowjoggers

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Accessories, Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Polls

Yay or Nay?- American Apparel Unisex Winter Ski Hood

By Will Reid on November 13th, 2008

aa.jpgAmerican Apparel is a brand that I can’t help but be suspicious of. Yes, the adverts are provocative. Yes, Dov Charney supposedly walks around his office naked. Yes, their shop assistants look like they’ve just walked out of a NYLON spread. My problem is that whenever I see someone wearing American Apparel, it tends to be the case that it is the not the clothes that are great but how they are styled.

I can’t imagine this ‘Winter Ski Hood’ (£10) looking good on anyone who isn’t a model but I am wary of giving it a firm ‘Nay’ as I just know that as soon as this post is published, some edgy fashion editor will decree it the It-item of the season.

What do you think? Vote in our poll!




Footwear, Polls

Ugg boots, love them or hate them? Take our poll!

By admin on November 6th, 2008

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What’s your opinion on Ugg boots for men? Everytime I’ve seen a man sporting Uggs I’ve done a double take and then tittered to myself. I’m not a fan of Uggs for women, let alone Uggs for men. Ronnie Wood and Brad Pitt are some of the many male slebs pictured in Uggs and now apparently the US company is aiming their furry boot firmly in the direction of men.
An anonymous fashion editor was reported to have said: “They are a monstrosity. They are like glorified slippers. You may as well shuffle down the street in your pyjamas and a pair of incontinence pants.”

What do you think about men in Uggs? Take our poll after the jump or leave a comment on our Facebook Blog Network page!

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Polls, Suits & Tailoring

Roger Daltrey shows waistcoats who’s Who

By admin on October 28th, 2008

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Roger Daltrey is the latest in our famous waistcoat wearers, after Boyzone, Daniel Radcliffe and TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone before him.

Appearing onstage with the rest of The Who in Canada recently he was sporting said waistcoat, fine weave shirt, black jeans and black motorcycle boots. What do you think, is the outfit a success or a flop? Take our poll after the jump!

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Clothing, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, Polls

Yay or Nay?: Ronnie Wood and Girlfriend Go Matching!

By Will Reid on October 27th, 2008

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Ever since Ronnie Wood ran off with his 18-year old mistress Ekaterina Ivanova, I have been keeping my eye on the new couple’s outfits. Throughout history, scandals have been defined by fashion; Princess Diana’s tiger-print swimsuit, Heather Mills’ patchwork suit, Monica Lewinsky’s ‘Blue Dress.’

It struck me that Ronnie and Ivanova were often wearing outfits with a similar theme. On the left, we can see that one week, they both indulged in tie-dye print and during this week, they wore on-trend plaid/tartan jackets.

What do you think of couples in matching outfits? Yay or Nay?

Take our poll after the jump!

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Polls

Brandish Poll: Would You Wear Unisex Clothing?

By Will Reid on September 23rd, 2008

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American Apparel, the brand synonymous with androgyny and men in skintight jeans, has just launched their Unisex Oxford Shirt. I have three sisters and I’m no stranger to borrowing the odd jumper (actually, that would be reclaiming,) and I have in past borrowed Ralph Lauren shirts and vintage blazers for a better fit and a slimmer silhouette. Russell Brand, a man who walks on to a talk-show in a jersey tunic dress and girl’s jeans from Topshop but still manages to be a sex god, would be a great example of unisex dressing at its best but what do you think? Is it worth the sartorial risk when you might see a girl in the same tee as you?

Would you go Unisex- vote in our poll after the jump!

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Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, Polls

Brandish Poll: Chris Martin Reads Brandish?

By Will Reid on September 2nd, 2008

chrismartin.jpgIn previous months, I have reported on the possibility that maybe Brandish is read by major celebrities. We preempted Russell Brand’s short shorts, the change in mood of Mr Mill’s Style Column in the Sunday Time’s Style Magazine and now, it appears that our editor Isabelle may have inspired Coldplay frontman Chris Martin’s new haircut. Days after Isabelle claimed skinhead-inspired film ‘This Is England’ as style inspiration, Chris Martin has appeared at a BBC Radio 2 song session with his previously curly locks shaved off. Simple chance or Sartorial steal?

Anyway, what do you think of this new look? Continue reading to vote in our poll.

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Jeans & Trousers, Polls, Trends

Brandish Feature: Drop-Crotch Demo

By Will Reid on August 22nd, 2008

Drop-crotch jeans have been dubbed the ‘future of denim’ and ‘the next skinny jean.’ I am an unbelievable skinny devotee (yes, I am scarred after wearing them in Summer-heat London and not even joking) and for this reason, I decided to road-test an exclusive pre-production sample pair from Trousers London. I ventured into Covent Garden to get the public opinion on whether the jeans were ‘(Drop-)HOT!’ or ‘PANTS!’ Pitying glances, envious looks, angry words and self-styling monologues; the Drop-Crotch jeans certainly attracted attention-but was it praise or pity? Read on for the full report with street-style pics, interviews, comments and product details.

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Entertainment, Polls, Trends

Brandish Poll: Executive Item Execution

By Will Reid on August 21st, 2008

EIE.jpgForgive that awful title but let me explain; Executive Item Execution (EIE) is the official ruin of an ever-so-stylish item as the result of a figure of authority telling you they have the same piece (and no, this has nothing to do with the fetish trend.)

To paraphrase and avoid any further confusion, I will put it into the context of my own life. Yesterday, a figure of authority commented on how “insane” my shoes were.This person went on to reveal that they actually had and often wore my shoes and broke into hysterical laughter as I stuttered and muttered a response that attempted to convey my anguish.

Call me vain, on a high-horse or simply unrealistic but how many names have been ruined for you by the child who used to pick their nose and eat it or mutter to themselves as they drew pictures of dead people? Sadly, the same applies to Margiela as it did to McDonalds (thanks, Morgan Spurlock.)

Feel the same? Vote in our poll below.

(Image: Dean Chalkley/ PYMCA/ Rex Features)

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