How The Strokes changed not just music, but men’s jeans too

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There’s a really interesting article over at The Guardian where Paula Cocozza looks into why Skinny Jeans have become so popular in the UK. They might not be for everyone, but since the mid noughties and in spite of the best efforts to re-market the Boot Cut – Levi’s have recently gone with Boot Cut Skinny – the drainpipes as …

Androgyny is in as Men’s Saint Laurent Paris Spring/Summer 2013 range fronted by female model

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Ever found yourself wandering around your favourite boutique, uncertain which rail was menswear and which was aimed at the fairer sex? That shouldn’t be a problem come next Spring as, if Saint Laurent Paris’s New Year menswear range is anything to go by, androgyny is in. The newly rebranded ready-to-wear arm of the legendary Yves Saint Laurent fashion house has …

Trend alert – 60s mod monochrome black and white shirts, trousers and more

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One of the likely big trends in women’s wear for next is year monochrome black and white.  Think Bridget Riley, op art, stripes of varying lengths, maybe a bit of dogs tooth too. Apparently stripey op art style dresses by the likes of Marc Jac0bs are predicted  to drip on down to the High St.  Chances are that the mod monochrome look will also have an influence …

London Collections: Backstage @ Jonathan Saunders

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There’s little to compare to the buzz of backstage at a fashion show, and little else still when that show happens to be the Jonathan Saunders Spring/Summer 2013 showcase at the inaugural London Collections Men’s fashion weekender. Brandish popped down pre-show for a quick look at how one of the most eagerly-anticipated and talked about events of the weekend came …

ALOHA!: Ten almost-tasteful Hawaiian print shirts

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When the summer heat kicks up a wavy haze off the concrete city streets, we know it can be tough to resist the urge to laze around in just your lightest shirts and underwear. Yet, we just can’t accept the return of the Hawaiian shirt, this summer’s slob-chic must-have. It’s like someone covered themselves in wallpaper paste, tore the pages …

Spencer Hart collaborate with Samsung

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A few weeks ago we were invited to one of our favourite Savile Row tailors, Spencer Hart, to learn about their recent collaboration with Samsung. The collaboration involves integrating mobile technology into the traditional craft of Savile Row design and lifestyle tailoring. To be perfectly honest I was a bit skeptical at first, but as soon as I saw how …

Unusual Trends For 2O11: The Crop Top

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Topman Crop Top Calvin Klein Crop Top The year is still relatively fresh, and most of us are starting to check out 2011’s spring/summer collections in anticipation of spotting any future trends. However, sometimes you come across something that simply leaves you bemused. The Crop top is one of them. This unusual yet bold idea has shown up in look …

Style Watch: The Varsity Jacket

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With warmer weather just around the corner, its time to start thinking about finding the perfect spring jacket. This season if you want to be right on trend, you can’t go wrong with a varsity style jacket. The varsity jacket has been the anchor piece of the Williamsburg look. With its embroidered logos and contrasting leather sleeves, it is sure …

The Fair Isle knit: Get the Look

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The past few weeks have seen snow shut down half the country, and unfortunately it is only the beginning of the cold weather. As you know, if you are going to keep warm at this time of year, its all about the layers. From thermals to snoods, they keep you staying warm and staying fashionable. A big trend so far …

Top Winter Accessory: The Snood

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The Snood, despite its unfortunate name, is one of the biggest accessories in men’s fashion this winter. They have been around in women’s fashion for the past few seasons, but don’t let this turn you off. This winter the shops are full of great masculine snoods in great colours and chunky knits. This great winter accessory will not only keep …

Trend: Creeper Boots.

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Once popular with the teddy-boys of the sixties, creepers are making a mainstream return into menswear. Reworked into contemporary designs, the creeper sole is the common denominator in all of these styles and is a progression of the clumpy sole trend that’s been about for a while now. Named after their crepe souls the creeper shoe looks set to be …

Trend. Shirt Layering.

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This trend has been cropping up in the styling of campaigns this summer and it’s quite an interesting one. It can work quite well, and the above styling for AllSaints of a chambray shirt over a checked one might just breath life into the tired checks. As long as the muted shirt is worn over the top and the no-one …

Trend: Fisherman Jackets.

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Although it should be warm by now, jackets are still an essential, especially after the sun goes down and luckily, this summer a trend for lightweight fisherman jackets has emerged. They aren’t bulky and I like their length. My favorite is the Suit ‘Felix’ jacket. Suit were formed in 2004 and specialise in modernising classic pieces. The jacket comes in …

Trend: Wide Horizontal Stripe Shirts.

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This shirt by 1971 Reiss incorporates a trend which I have seen developing on the streets quite rapidly. They are available quite easily in vintage shops and look best when worn over sized, layered over a t-shirt so you can keep it undone with a boxy shape. The flannel gives it a bit of weight so for this transition from …

Trend: Flat Brow Sunglasses

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Last year it was Wayfarers. Everywhere. This summer, it will still be Wayfarers, Everywhere. They are just to easy to wear, suit more people than any other sunglasses, aren’t too flashy and are a design classic. However, the flat brow sunglasses are the way forward. The silhouette does bare resemblance to the Wayfarer on some models, but the nicest ones …

Trend : Lace Up Ankle Sandals

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Shoes by Miharayasuhiro £440.10 Last SS, gladiator sandals were flirting around the fringes of mainstream fashion, with Acne producing one of the most popular styles and the high-street producing some relatively nice ones for around £30. They’ll be everywhere this summer and as always, the designers have raised the stakes. Lanvin have produced some lavish, rather effeminate ones, with bold …

Suede Light Coloured Brogues.

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With summer fast approaching the wet should be behind us relatively soon. That means that suede in other colours than black and brown will be wearable. Many spring summer collections have featured bright, light brogues. An alternative to deck shoes, they incorporate the preppy trend continuing from SS/09. The high street is catching on, with ASOS releasing affordable grey suede …

Suave Sixties Style

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It cannot be denied that the Sixties are having a moment right now. There seems to have been an upswing in media inspired by or set in the Sixties, from Mad Men gracing television screens to the year’s big awards contenders in film, A Serious Man, Nine and An Education. The recently released Youth in Revolt and this Friday’s A …

We like: Stripes

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Spots, dots, patterns and checks are all very well, but let’s face it, you can’t beat stripes. Thick stripes, thin stripes, up stripes, down stripes, black stripes, white stripes…Here are some of the best stripes around. CLICK THE IMAGE TO START THE GALLERY

Psychedelic shorts: the next step for short trousers

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Shorts have definitely become the fashion story of the summer, a trend that kicked off last year but is still gathering momentum. At MACHO CITY last night bare calves were definitely the norm, with pleated chino shorts and cut off denims (worn by the likes of Henry Holland) vying for top spot. In the on-going search for the wildest shorts of the summer, pattern and colour have stepped into the fray. In New York, where a steamy summer is to be expected, Debonair reports that the psychedelic Batik-print shorts by Nolita store Unis are stealing the limelight. Cut high on the thigh and light enough to be worn as swimming shorts, I can see them working here too allowing for an easy transition from lido to London Fields picnicking. For an Anglo take on the trend, seek out wild prints from Liberty, Paul Smith florals or run up a pair in toile de jouy! Eyes and minds will boggle.