Dr. Martens 50th Anniversary.

To celebrate 50 years of Doc Martens and having an iconic association with music, Dr. Martens have teamed up with ten bands to release an album of covers. From April 1st drmartens.com will be offering downloads of full tracks, music videos, behind-the-scenes footage and documentary webisodes.

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Paris Menswear SS 2010: Paul Smith and models dance to “Thriller” during finale

From our womenswear blog, Catwalk Queen

As tributes for Michael Jackson continue to pour in, Sir Paul Smith made the ultimate gesture to the late King of Pop during his closing menswear show in Paris yesterday…

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Kimberley FosterParis Menswear SS 2010: Paul Smith and models dance to “Thriller” during finale

Alexander McQueen menswear show at Pitti Uomo, Milan

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The standout show at Pitti Uomo was, in my mind, Alexander McQueen’s “The McQueensberry Rules”. Where most Milan designers literally translated the gloom of the economic crisis McQueen added a murderous glint to the proceedings with aristocratic eleagance and a glossy nostalgia for a pre-Thatcherite Britain.

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Man Like Me’s Single Dad will get you reaching for your rugby shirt

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I’ve read a few interviews by Man Like Me, and wasn’t convinced but when our Stu showed me their latest video I began to come round. ‘Single Dad’ (out on Feb 9th) is all about the perils of finding yourself with child but thankfully it has a happy ending. Steel drums are always a good thing in my humble opinion and their Madness-esque sound is awfully nostalgic.

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Video: Band of Outsiders x Sperry

As videos go this one is kinda dull. There are no explosions, guns or tits nor is there a girl satisfying a horse/dog/herself (delete as applicable) so it’s doubtful that this is the kind of fodder we would usually ogle on our TV’s or behind our bedroom’s locked door. However there are shoes, lots of lovely shoes. The video is from Band of Outsiders and showcases their collabo with Sperry bringing some awesome deck shoes for the coming season.

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Jonathan SmithVideo: Band of Outsiders x Sperry

Kickers team up with Chromeo and Lovebite for some Fancy Footwork

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Buzzcocks ‘Buzzkicks': £80, Kick Hi Lumberjack: £70.

Brand hyping is usually dull PR fluff but at a Kickers presentation yesterday I learnt some Very Interesting Things I Didn’t Know Before. Here they are:

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Chace Crawford Shows His (Lack of) Fashion Colours!

Only a few months ago, we told you of how Mario Testino had let it slip that Chace Crawford was to get the cover of VMAN. Since then, Chace has got his cover (although the Brandish team weren’t overly enthusiastic) and a whole new series of Gossip Girl has begun…

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Will ReidChace Crawford Shows His (Lack of) Fashion Colours!

Marks and Spencer take on Take That for Christmas ad

Check out the new Marks and Spencer Christmas advert which stars Take That in festive mode joking around with Twiggy, Lily Cole and the rest of the M&S crew.
My favourite part is Gary’s hilariously uneasy face ten seconds in, and there are pure LOLZ to be had when Ikkle Mark™ swaps present tags around, what a joker!

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Be a WINNER with the Windrunner!

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The first installment of the Nike 3×3 project has dropped over at Nike Sportswear. The 3×3 project is a series of 9 short films by 3 talented young peeps the first of which by Adam Jay Weissman features the legendary Nike Windrunner, other shorts by Todd James and Chris Robinson will be dropping over the course of the next 8 weeks at the rate of one a week.

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Jonathan SmithBe a WINNER with the Windrunner!

Lakai “Fully Flared”

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The opening scene’s of Lakai’s “Fully Flared” skate video are about the best 5 minutes of skate video in existence and arguably one of the best intros of all time. The slow motion operatic explosion-o-thon has now been put to print in the form of a series of t-shirts from Lakai, if you like cool shit on your t-shirts then look no further. No release details as of yet but check out your local skate emporium.

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More animation with Common and Pharrell

Another animated music video from another hip-hop fashionisto. This time it’s Common featuring Pharrell with a minimal video for “Announcement”. The animation comes with many an outfit change for the two rappers and many a b-girl for them to rap around, plus check out Common’s beard, it’s the business.

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Kanye West’s new video!

Love him or hate him (I hate him if you wanted to know, have I not mentioned before?) but Kanye West is back here on Brandish with a new music video and once again proving that he is a modern Renaissance Man he has directed this latest effort. The video for the song “Good Morning” is animated by influential Japanese artist and animator (obviously) Takashi Murakami and depicts Kanye as the famous bear late for his graduation.

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Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back On Style.com…

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Is it just me or has Style.com been handed over to the likes of M. Night Shyamalan and Wes Craven? Yes, it has previously been the site of some mad fashion experiments but after the ghost model (I know, I can’t stop mentioning it!) and now this video on the home of Liberace, one can only look for popcorn and blankets and hope for the worst.

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Will ReidJust When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back On Style.com…