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Reiss A/W Online Lookbook.

By ThomasHewetson on August 4th, 2010

AW10men.jpgYou can now view the A/W lookbook on the Reiss website. With 58 looks for the mainline collection and 19 for the 1971 collection there are plenty to choose from. The mainline collection is really nice this season, keeping the brand’s signature slim tailoring that gives the brand a sophistication rarely seen from a none designer brand. I’m not too much of a fan of the 1971 collection. Certain pieces are beautiful like the sheepskin leather below, but as a collection, it doesn’t have the identity of the mainline collection and there are certainly other brands of the same nature that execute the look of the 1971 collection a lot better.
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Gallery, Suits & Tailoring

Party dressing with French Eye

By shinychris on December 11th, 2009

Christmas is here. Time to get yourself a decent suit to impress the ladies (or gentlemen) at the Chrimbo parties. French Eye isn’t perhaps a very well known name but it offers a range of suits at affordable prices (typically you are looking at around £150 though suits start at £99).

Their first store opened in Cannon Street in 2004 to fill the gap between high street and designer stores and they’ve now got five shops in London (Bank, Cheapside, Liverpool Street, Ludgate Circus, King’s Road) plus one in Cardiff and one in Birmingham.

Aimed at the younger end of the market, the suits are also available with a wide range of accessories including shirts, silk ties, belts and cufflinks.

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Gallery, Suits & Tailoring

Silk gift vouchers from ASuitThatFits.com

By shinychris on November 25th, 2009

Embroidered vouchers A Suit That Fits ASuitThatFits.com has come up with a novel but stylish Christmas gift idea. It’s selling embroidered silk gift vouchers to spend on individually hand tailored garments.

Present buyers can choose the amount they would like to put on the voucher and the vouchers are personalised with both the name of the giver and receiver in a calligraphy embroidery.

The gift vouchers are gift wrapped by the team at A SuitThat Fits.com in a pearlescent black box, silver tissue and red ribbon and delivered straight to your door via a courier free of charge.

The recipient of the embroidered gift voucher can redeem it in branch or online at ASuitThat Fits.com with individually hand tailored suits starting at just £150. All of the individually hand tailored garments are made-to-measure, so they are perfectly fitted to each individual customer. Up to18 measurements are taken, everything from the neck to the ankle and all that’s in between!

ASuitThatFits.com started in 2006 and now has three London branches and 13 tailor stop branches in the following cities: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, St Albans, Reading and Guildford.

To find out more about embroidered Gift Vouchers go to www.ASuitThatFits.com

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Brand Spotlight, Coats & Jackets, Gallery, Suits & Tailoring, Trends

Paris Menswear: Lanvin SS10 Catwalk Show

By admin on July 1st, 2009

You can rely on Alber Elbaz and Lucas Ossendrijver to deliver a great collection and they did. This collection for Lanvin was typically elegant affair, with the très chic suits and kimono-style jackets. Irreverent touches like trousers and suits made from tie silk reinforce Elbaz’s gentle sense of humour and sandals worn with socks gave a geeky twist to the look.

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Clothing, Gallery, Suits & Tailoring

Menswear: Jill Sander catwalk show SS10

By admin on June 22nd, 2009

Clean, clean, clean. The Jil Sander show featured neat boys with bowl cuts in pale summer colours and dark, sharp suits.

Shoulders are wide, fabrics are sheer and there is only the merest hint of print in a few drawn-on pieces. Raf Simons focused on details, but they were never bitty, things like pockets visible through shirts, short shorts and racer back singlets all added definition to this simple collection.

Best worn: on a blustery northern French beach in Spring.


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News, Suits & Tailoring, Top Five

Top 5: Skinny Summer Ties

By Will Reid on May 27th, 2009

toybreaker silk caviar tie bsd.jpgThe Times has a feature at the moment detailing the changing size of the common tie as we go through decades of economic change. Apparently John Lewis has announced “a dramatic inch-loss of nearly 25 per cent in width over the past six months” with its most popular ties. Charlie Allen, the famous tailor Brandish recently had an exclusive sit-down with over the new ‘n’ improved England kit, told the Times that “the impact of economic turmoil on tie design can be traced back through the previous recessions of the 20th century. While postwar Britain and the Swinging Sixties embraced exaggerated prints and widths of up to 5in, the downturns of the 1930s and 1980s saw sizes reduce to as little as an inch.”

See after the jump for my Top 5 ‘Skinny Summer ties’- on the cheap for your enjoyment! (They’re all under £10)

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Suits & Tailoring

Brandish Watch + WISHLIST: ‘Priceless’ S/S 09- Topman Tailoring by Antony Price

By Will Reid on May 18th, 2009

Thumbnail image for Picture 2.pngTopman is great for its designer collaborations and its ‘Priceless’ range, designed by celebrated fashion designer and tailor Antony Price, delivers every season. The range has just gone up on Topman.com and with its wonderful waistcoats, brilliant blazers and perfectly pleated pants (in the American sense of the word,) I can’t wait to get a piece of the action! The look on the left is almost exactly what I outlined in my ‘Will’s Summer Wants’ piece only last month and the peach colour is perfect for summer.

Other standout pieces include the taffeta suits in purple and green as well as the ‘ice grey chintz’ suit. Most jackets are around £140 with trousers at £60. Why not enlighten us as to what you plan to invest in by chatting to us on Facebook?

P.S- The ‘Swim Skinny’ suit is a fash-gasm waiting to happen!



Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Suits & Tailoring

Eco Chic or Recycling Freak? Coke Can Tux

By Will Reid on April 8th, 2009

coke-can-1.jpgWhen you see a photo of a teen wearing a prom tuxedo jacket fashioned entirely from Coke cans, you have to wonder what the teen in question does with their free time. This guy, a Napoleon Dynamite-lookalike with a penchant for commercialism, has decided to venture into eco-friendly fashion and after the jump you can witness the entire creation of the waistcoat and jacket (plus bowtie!) from metal to masterpiece. Sadly, this look is more Sideshow Bob than Stella McCartney.

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Brand Spotlight, Jeans & Trousers, Suits & Tailoring

UniQlo @ Selfridges

By Jonathan Smith on March 2nd, 2009

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Affordable quality pedallers UniQlo are making your shopping experiences that little bit easier by opening a concession in Selfridges Oxford Street. Being UniQlo the space is one of the more colourful parts of Selfridges, looking similar to a Pantone reference book which is in no way a bad thing. The move is designed to introduce the brand to a whole new demographic of buyers and really sets their move into the UK and Worldwide markets in stone. The concession being markedly smaller than any of their stand alone stores, carries an edited menswear collection including their premium ranges, still being competitively priced especially when compared with the other brands that Selfridges stock. The store opened last Monday so get yourself down there and have a shoofty.

On top of this the brand seems to be advancing on multiple fronts as this new concession in London’s shopping hot spot comes on the back of the announcement of UniQlo’s Menswear Tailoring Collection and Premium Denim Collection, both of which will be part of the edited Menswear collection Selfridges will carry.

The UniQlo Tailoring Collection caters to the formal end of the market but still holds the same attention to detail and affordable quality synonymous with UniQlo garments.The line includes blazers, waistcoats, suit jackets, suit trousers, ties and tailored shorts all intended to be mixed at matched with other items in and out of the Tailoring Collection. The line being formal as it is still holds the bright and uplifting look that all UniQlo pieces do with even the darker more formal pieces looking clean and stylish. Prices starting at £29.99 this is definitely something to keep a fashion eye out for.

UniQlo’s Premium Denim Collection is a step up for the brands usually low priced but none the less well cut denim, collaborating with Kaihara and boasting entirely Japanese production for the line this looks to be of interest to any denim heads out there. Kaihara, a brand older than my nan only turned to denim production in the 1970′s but soon made it’s name in Japanese denim producing the entire garment from yarn to finished product to their own high standard. This kind of quality and dedication to a garment sits well with the UniQlo brand going to great lengths with this line to really make an impact on the denim marketplace using raw cotton and traditional antique looms to make the selvedged denim. All pieces in the line are priced competitively at £49.99 and well worth a gander.



Heroes and Celebrities, Suits & Tailoring

Futureheads’ Barry Hynde joins waistcoat gang

By admin on December 2nd, 2008

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The saga of how to wear your waistcoat is reaching epic proportions and I hear there are plans to make the story into a musical in 2012.
You might have to endure a few Boyzone tunes but that’s no big deal when you also have TV on the Radio to sing along to, and now the Futureheads are getting in on the act. Vocalist Barry Hynde sported a subdued combo of black waistcoat and grey t-shirt for their gig at the Astoria in London.

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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, Outfit picks, Suits & Tailoring

Outfit Pick: The Waistcoat Done Well?

By Will Reid on September 8th, 2008

waistcoat.jpgJust last week, Brandish editor Isabelle asked the general fashion public if the waistcoat could ever be worn well. We were subjected to the torture of Boyzone (whose waistcoat crimes can also be seen here,) and then buttered up with stories of white waffle and petrol blue. Now, I’ve created an outfit out of an All Saints waistcoat and looked to Frank Sinatra for tailoring inspiration.

Tell us what you think by e-mailing isabelle@shinymedia.com!

Product details after the jump.

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Suits & Tailoring

Mad Men get the Playboy treatment

By Jonathan Smith on September 3rd, 2008

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Cast members of hit TV series “Mad Men” get the Playboy treatment in this photoshoot. Check out some highlights, such as the Phineas Cole suit Michael Gladis is wearing after the jump and check the full shoot here with details of all the outfits worn.

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Entertainment, Suits & Tailoring

Boyzone, or why waistcoats should die

By admin on September 1st, 2008

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In theory I should really like waistcoats, they are great for adding definition to a silhouette and are a classic item of tailoring. I own a couple of beautiful waistcoats, a white waffle Moss bros one and a petrol blue wool waistcoat but can’t bring myself to wear any of them because of photographs like the one above. Boyzone were pictured at the weekend providing the entertainment for the switching on of the Blackpool lights, hosted by the Top Gear team.

Do any of you manage to pull off the waistcoat without looking like one of Ireland’s finest? Email me at isabelle [at] shinymedia.com.



Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities, Suits & Tailoring

Albert Hammond Jr. wants us all to look sharp

By admin on August 29th, 2008

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Now that the Strokes seem to be on indefinite hiatus, guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. has decided to turn his hand to suits. Working together with stylist Ilaria Urbinati, the suits will be available from autumn at Urbanati’s LA based store.

In other Hammond news, there was an interesting article on dressing sharp in The Quietus. In it he states that smart is the new casual, his distaste for underdressed CEO’s (Steve Jobs, I’m looking at you) and how he was the most fashionable in the Strokes.

[Quietus article found via Selectism]




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