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Designer Spotlight, Jeans & Trousers, Polls

Brandish Poll: Leg-in a-Sock Style Jeans

By Will Reid on August 6th, 2008

photo.jpgWe’ve made you endure some pretty terrible things on Brandish (see here and here,) and now I present a sneaky snap of New Look’s new adjust-a-length jeans. The trick is you have to button up each different level of the jean depending on what you’re after; shorts, the semi-crop, full jeans or the button-embellished. Is it just me who gasps at this fashion indictment?

Mr Mills (yes that is the third week running we’ve mentioned him but this is truly relevant,) reported on this trend for the David Cameron-trouser-in-a-sock style only last Sunday and he also came to the conclusion that it was a modern-monstrosity.

What do you think?- tell us in the poll below!

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Gallery, Heroes and Celebrities, Polls

Gallery: Coldplay’s military look, yay or nay?

By admin on August 1st, 2008

Coldplay’s latest album was released without too much fanfare confirming their status as indie stadium monoliths. They recently played the Air Canada Centre in Toronto where they sported their new military look. It’s a kind of shabby military look apparently inspired by French painter Eugène Delacroix which the band have taken to wearing as their tour uniform.

What do you think of their new look? Take our poll after the jump!

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[Image: Canadian Press/Rex Features]

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Clothing, Lifestyle & Gadgets, Polls

Brandish Poll: How Tidy Is Your Wardrobe?

By Will Reid on July 30th, 2008

ocd closet.jpgFashionista has been sent a pic of one reader’s wardrobe (above)- her shoeboxes are transparent, her clothes are colour-coordinated, everything is obsessively neat and you can only imagine she has an itsy-bit too much time on her hands. Brandish Editor Isabelle has opened up her wardrobe for a new Catwalk Queen feature and it’s certainly isn’t that meticulous!

So, while my wardrobe is most definitely not as organised as the Fashionista reader (I keep all my clothes in drawers and after too long away from home have a habit of living out of a suitcase,) we at Brandish want to know how tidy your wardrobe/closet/clothes space is?

Tell us in the poll below!

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Entertainment, Lifestyle & Gadgets, Polls

Brandish Poll: Do You Diet?- And I Don’t Mean Butcher…

By Will Reid on July 17th, 2008

hommejeans3.jpgAs Beckham’s ‘people’ deny he’s been at all enhanced in the Armani pants department and Matt McConaughey is seen in D&G ads being hounded for his bod, it occurs to me that more than ever we men are striving for physical perfection.

More and more I am left sulking at lunch as male friends tell me they are banned from certain foods and no, before you ask, they’re not all gay. Or vain.

So, are you in with this phenomenon? Have you ever dieted or are you more of an iron-pumper?

Tell us in the poll below.

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Jeans & Trousers, Polls, Sales

Poll: Would you wear skinny pink jeans?

By admin on July 9th, 2008

uniqlo skinny pink jeans sale.jpgUniqlo are always chock-full of sale bargains, but I wonder if anyone would go for their pink skinny jeans even with the reduction.

They’re down to £14.99 from £24.99, which a good price, but pink is a bit of a tricky colour to wear.

The shade of pink itself is a nice dusky colour which will look good teamed with neutrals in a colourblocking fashion. A nice touch is the dark stitching which gives the jeans a little bit of contrast.

So what do you think of these pink jeans? Would you wear them? Take our poll after the jump!

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Polls, Suits & Tailoring, Trends

Does this guy pull off the short suit look?

By admin on July 8th, 2008

yayornay.jpgThis portrait of a F.I.T student in New York magazine’s look book isn’t technically a short suit, it’s a blazer with shorts – but it’s close enough. We’ve seen a multitude of badly worn short suits lately but this one is a lot closer to looking good than the rest. For starters the top half is great – nicely tailored blazer, great shirt and nice use of colour with the tie. The bottom half, however, is a different story.

For starters his short shorts are too wide, and make his legs look like matchsticks. But the socks are really what kill the outfit for me. But enough of my opinion, what do you think? Take the poll after the jump and let me know if you reckon this chap finally got the short suit right.

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Heroes and Celebrities, News, Polls

Brandish Poll- ‘Luke + Kelly 4 Ever?’

By Will Reid on June 30th, 2008

lukeandkelly.jpgI’m officially torn- Luke Worrall, the male-supermodel and It-boy of the London fashion scene has been spotted (now that’s an understatement) with Kelly Osbourne. My question is whether she is a suitable match for a rising fashion star. I’m personally not a fan but then I’m a fashion writer who is rather over-protective when it comes to sartorial stars. That’s right Tom Cruise- don’t even try to get near our Aggy!

The couple were spotted at the ‘Night of Tease’ fundraiser at the Cafe de Paris on the 15th of May and have since been seen in more cute outfits and even cuter embraces. What do you think? Does ‘Worrelly‘ have a future or are we agreed that Ms. Osbourne and Mr. Worrall are as bad a match as Amy Winehouse and ‘Free Nelson Mandela?’ Poll after the jump.

Luke Worrall in heels for Dazed & Confused

(Image Source: James Curley/ Rex Features)

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Footwear, Polls, Trends

Purple Moccasins: Yay or Nay?

By admin on June 20th, 2008

purple shoes.jpgI’ve been slightly Sartorialist obsessed lately, but seeing as his Men.Style blog is pretty well hidden within the site, I thought I’d bring this post to your attention. In it, he notes that Italian men have taken to purple the same way British men take to grey. Now that it’s summer, they’ve graduated from purple sweaters to moccasins.

Being a lover of all things purple, I love the look. But what do you guys think? Vote in the poll after the jump.

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Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, Polls

Brandish Poll: Are You A Kiss-’n'-Tella Fella?

By Will Reid on June 16th, 2008

coreyhaim.jpgWhile silently delighting in the sleazy nature of the Daily Mail, I found myself drawn to Corey Haim’s tale of Posh Spice’s lack of pulling prowess. He claims that when Mrs. Beckham kisses she “does this little grrhh thing. What did it feel like? Like a girl gnawing on your lip!” Oh yes, that feeling…?!

Poor Posh, it must be rather rubbish to wake up and find that an 80s Teen-Idol has returned to rain on your sex symbol status (okay, maybe not sex symbol but let’s be nice!) It made me wonder if maybe I too would be rather boastful if I had got with the current Marc Jacobs model. Would I be whipping out stories of my romantic escapades with Lady B if I too had enjoyed her company? Or would I have enough self-repsect to keep quiet?

See the Brandish Poll after the jump to tell us what you think.

(Image: George Taylor/Rex Features)

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Footwear, Polls, Trends

Gladiator Sandals: Yay or Nay?

By admin on June 4th, 2008

gladiator sandals.jpg

(Starting from the left: Bally Vellin sandal $315, H by Hudson Grado sandal £45, Tatami Amira thong sandal €89)

Depending on your viewpoint, sandals are either a great way to give your feet some air during the summer or an abomination that should be banned. This season, the gladiatorial sandal has made its high fashion debut, working its way into the collections of Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Basi. Are you for or against the Russell Crowe look? Vote on the poll after the jump.

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Clothing, Jeans & Trousers, News, Polls

Brandish Poll: High-Waisted Jeans

By Will Reid on May 20th, 2008

topman.jpgWhat a surreal start to the week; trawling Topman for a Monday Morning boost, I was hoping for a few print t-shirts but instead discovered the horror of the new ‘Premium High Waist Slim Jeans.‘ Yes, that’s right; after drop-crotch and MC Hammer (I don’t actually want to touch this) denim, we are being given the chance to try out the latest jean trend. The high waist has failed to get women on side à la skinny jeans simply because they are impossible to wear. In indigo, 100% cotton and selling for £45, I am left wondering if it is really worth the risk. What do you think?

See our poll after the jump!

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Jeans & Trousers, Polls, Suits & Tailoring

Poll: Do you like short shorts?

By admin on May 14th, 2008

short shorts facehunter style salvage.jpgShorts shorts disappeared off the radar for a bit at Brandish but the sun has come out, the Sartorialist is obsessing over cuffing and at Style Salvage they’re getting all heated over the guy on the left, so they’re back on our minds.

Bang on time for Wednesday here comes a poll for you to add your tuppence worth, let us know what you think of short shorts after the jump.

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Heroes and Celebrities, Polls

Brandish Poll: What did you think of Zac Posen’s outfit at the Met Gala?

By admin on May 7th, 2008

zac posen kate mara new york met gala costume superhero.jpgAlong with his pretty date Kate Mara, Zac Posen was one of the only slebs who nodded to the Superhero theme at the Met Institute Costume Gala.

What do you think of his bright blue outfit and thick specs, does the superhero look get your heart racing or does it make you want to reach for the Kryptonite?

Click on the image to get a better view of the velvet and satin suit and red dicky bow and place your vote after the jump.

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Polls

What is your favourite high street store?

By admin on April 23rd, 2008

oxford street london high street.jpgIt’s well known that while the UK high street is second to none for women it’s still lagging behind for menswear. Things have improved recently but there is still a blokey pub-lad feel at some of the chains.

Draper’s recently went to Oxford Street to rate the stores for their High Street Hit or Miss feature visiting everywhere from Ted Baker and Reiss to the slightly dodgy Officers Club. What is your favourite high street store? Take our poll and let us know!

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Grooming, Polls

Poll: Flat-top haircuts, yay or nay?

By admin on April 16th, 2008

elvis quiff.jpgI wrote a piece on flat-top haircuts yesterday and I know that EJ at Style Salvage would probably give them a thumbs up but what about the rest of you?

Elvis sported the flat-top’s forebear, the quiff and his haircut apparently got voted the most iconic hairstyle (I never trust these surveys!) so he must have been doing something right. Post your vote after the jump.

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