Forget flip flops, spend the rest of the summer in sandals

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Popsugar reports that GQ writer Glenn O’Brien is not down with flip flops and I’m inclined to agree. They’re great for the beach but for work or social occasions flip flops are just a little too studenty. Unless you’re applying to appear on CH4′s Shipwrecked they shouldn’t really be part of your day-to-day wardrobe.

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Love The Look: Ewan’s Down With Love

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Ewan McGregor, Brandish fave and actor extraordinaire, has made it as this week’s ‘Love The Look’ style icon. While not actually a look he created himself, McGregor’s get-ups in the film ‘Down With Love’ were unbelievable.

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Because The Tan Isn’t Bad Enough; Cristiano Ronaldo Does Silver Short-Shorts!

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Way back when (honestly Cristiano,) at the peak of the short-shorts trend, Brandish was rife with talk of Wham!, a model short-shorts wearer and metallic fabric. In an awfully weird way, Cristiano Ronaldo looks like a mixture of about three weeks worth of posts.

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Will ReidBecause The Tan Isn’t Bad Enough; Cristiano Ronaldo Does Silver Short-Shorts!

Love The Look- Bruce Almighty Gangster Does Religion with Kane (But No Abel)

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I was recently watching Bruce almighty and during the infamous Monkey-Butt scene (I try to be a serious journalist,) I was struck with the cold slap of sartorial envy.

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Topman announce Lens designers including newcomer Kaspar Harup-Hansen

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Pictured, from left: Kaspar Harup-Hansen, Mjolk. Click image to enlarge

Danish designer Kaspar Harup-Hansen is the latest addition to the Topman Lens roster of designers which includes names like Dexter Wong and Carolyn Massey. Topman’s Design Director Gordon Richardson says: “I have admired Kaspar’s use of Japanese fashion combined with Copenhagen street inspiration. He uses twisted well known classics, with special processing and exquisite detailing.” I like the subtle play on silhouette using familiar items like shirts and hoodies.

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Does this guy pull off the short suit look?

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This portrait of F.I.T student in New York magazine’s look book isn’t technically a short suit, it’s a blazer with shorts – but its 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 of this look is a different story.

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Love The Look: Richard Chai No. 8

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This new feature highlights the looks we love. Whether it be charity-shop mannequins or fashion week-shots, we will tell you which outfits are rocking our fashion-obsessed worlds. The first of post of this feature looks at Richard Chai’s collection and the one look that I would literally kill for. (Okay, maybe not kill but beat up that glossy male model for sure.)

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I’m Still Not Convinced- The Short Suit

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A while ago, we remarked on how a Telegraph feature on the short suit had used rather unusual models to create an unflattering portrayal of the look.

However, this picture (taken at the launch of Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme in Milan,) shows that even the fashionistos of the industry can’t get it right. While also not the most model-ly of men, Bruce Pask of the New York Times would be one of those I thought could pull of this challenging look.

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Sale alert – Dries Van Noten sheer shirt

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Sheer shirts have been on the catwalk for a while now and still haven’t been taken up by many men. The reason for this is obvious – not many men want to wear any kind of see through fabric. The plus side of sheer is that it can transform ubiquitous pieces into daring ones instantly. Like this Dries Van Noten shirt.

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Brandish’s Fashion Word of The Day…Crarem

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For those of you wondering where I have disappeared off to recently- the answer is a strange place called Abernethy in Northern Scotland where innocent people are made to compete in equally strange outdoor activities. And not the X-rated kind.

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Will ReidBrandish’s Fashion Word of The Day…Crarem