Wish Room’s Man Bra… Taking Japan by storm?

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Apparently men all over Japan are getting literally getting into bras as the man-bra takes the country by storm.

I’m not convinced by the hype, the man-bra looks like something that would fail to appeal anyone other than underwear fetishists. This just seems like a opportunity for a gratuitous “lawks ain’t Japan just crazy” story as we hit a post-Obama lull.

Anyway, if you need more info on the moob-tackling undies, the silky bras retail for twenty quid and come in white, pink and black from the Wish Room site.

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Brandish Inspiration: Topman Latest Trend- Block Heads

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For AW08-09, Topman has created a video showcase of their latest collection- Block Heads. Model James Mclean poses in what Topman tells is a trend “inspired by the look of a Dickensian gypsy mixed with influences from the deep south.” We get a glimpse of what we will no doubt be wearing by Christmas and the video really projects what the look is all about- a poetic Grunge with not a slight hint of Luke Worrall.

“Bib front t-shirts are worn under a waistcoat and double breasted cardigans, topped off with a black padded donkey jacket for a military feel. Big accessories for this trend include a selection of trilby hats and scarves worn with tweed trainers or brogues.” Winter’s never looked so good!

Check the video here.

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The New York Times does plaid

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The NY Times is showing us the way in this season of plaid with their guide to 10 ways to wear -drum roll please- …plaid. I’m not sure there really are 10 ways but maybe 3 repeated and I’ll be honest it’ll take a brave man or a Scotsman to step out in some, if not all of these outfits- but you be the judge. Check out the guide here.

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British Style Genius

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British fashion she be a wild and confusing beast, luckily the BBC (and I mean the real BBC- voice of a nation the British Broadcasting Corporation) has created a website that carves up British Fashion into 5 manageable chunks. Surprisingly this guide is actually really good and though 5 sections may not seem like enough to cover the whole gamut of British fashion it has done the job quite nicely linking many different styles together with cultural and social references.

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What I Saw Today’s pared down fashion sketches

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This is a guy going by the name of Designerman, similar to the Sartoialist but at the same time oh so different. The difference comes in that where the Sartorialist is armed with a camera, Designerman is armed simply with some pencils and a sheet of sketch paper. His blog is filled with some really cool sketches of people wearing some really cool clothes, or perhaps just some pants. Though obviously less detailed than photographs these sketches give you the essence of a look, which is a lot more adaptable and easier to taylor to your own image, also they give you a crazy post modern backwards view into the process of fashion design: from sketch to garment and back to sketch again… ooooooh post modern and stuffff…

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Love The Look: Men at Kris Van Assche, Paris

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The Kris Van Assche show was bound to attract some of the fash-pack’s best-dressing men and with the help of The Sartorialist, we need not fly to Paris to savour the front-row fashion savoir-faire.

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