Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News, Underwear & Swimwear

HOM underwear

Men can be divided into roughly three groups. Boxers, briefs and jockeys. No, they’re not allusions towards different professions, but the type of underwear we sport ‘neath our trousers. You do have your "fringe" groups though – the type that wear giant, holey y-fronts or tiny cartoon character pants, but we won’t ...More

Footwear, News, Top Five

Top five: Cheap trainers

Trainers. Sneakers. Runners. By which ever name name you know them, they can be pretty expensive. Even some of the ones I’ve written about before cost £100. And some people consider £100 a fair price to pay! Take Nike for example. Their new releases cost up to £160 a pair, yet they still sell a […]...More


Microzine store

Microzine is a magazine and shops in Liverpool and London stocking the kind of stuff we like on Brandish, exclusive merch, designer and limited edition finds and cool lifestyle products. This top is Nike’s LA sunset windcheater and will set you back £80, which is a pretty reasonable price for theit cracking photoprint of and […]...More


Uniqlo cross strap sandals

Uniqlo’s cross strap sandals may be made from faux leather (what animal is that from?!) but at £6.99 you can’t really argue with the price. These sandals might just be the ultimate male summer shoe, less studenty than a flip flop but far enough removed from those horrible "slides" that Westlife used to wear with […]...More


Tom Ford on Gucci, his new store and vaginas

Tom Ford explained his feeling about his departure from Gucci in recent interview: "My life at Gucci was like being married, having two kids, and living in a house you’ve built. Then you come home one day, the door’s locked, and your wife is in there fucking someone else." Ford and company CEO Domenico de […]...More

Entertainment, Lifestyle & Gadgets, News

Monkey magazine

FHM? Pah! Maxim? Old hat! Loaded? Used to be funny, not anymore. What the hell happened to lad’s mags? Well it’s the price for one. Up to £4 per month for a subscription to read the poor articulations of a bunch of jaded, old hacks. And don’t get me started on the likes of Zoo […]...More


Abercrombie & Fitch shirt

Abercrombie’s Summer range continues to impress me. It’s not that it’s particularly innovative, but it’s definitely good at what it does, having stolen the crown of "easy prep-wear" from GAP, who seem to be stalling at the moment. Take their Raquette River Shirt (£70) in 100% brushed cotton. It’s a smart, go...More


Ted Baker Canvas Shoes

I love these new Ted Baker "Crabby" shoes (£35), looking like something Dickie Greenleaf, from the The Talented Mr. Ripley, would wear while schmoozing around his Italian Villa. It would actually be nice to see late ’50s European fashion make a bit of a come back, with wide collared, taper-cut shirts and some of the […]...More


Topman vest top

Ah, yet another fashion faux pas of the Summer – The vest! It takes a certain man to be able to pull off a vest properly, otherwise you can end up looking like some redneck wifebeater. But the Topman one shown (£12) is actually pretty smart and as long as you don’t have a belly […]...More


Candy Says green gingham shirt

One of my favourite vintage websites Candy Says have had a revamp. Their men’s section has lots of great cardies but in this heat even the thought of wearing of wearing a jumper in this heat makes me want to head for the nearest fountain to cool off. Luckily they have this sage green gingham […]...More


The Jack Spade Reyn Spooner hipster wallet

There is no question that the Jack Spade Reyn Spooner Hipster Wallet is a bit of a gobful, but that shouldn’t matter. The Hipster backs up any tongue tied fumblings with a super cool retro style. The wallet is made from Reyn Spooner’s Lahaina Sailor reverse print that features Hawaii’s state bird, flower, tree, and […]...More


Tag Heuer update the classic ‘Monaco’ watch

The TAG Heuer Monaco Vintage is a black, mean, stylish timepiece that sets the heart racing on first glance. This  watch is a copy of the world’s first square-cased chronograph and designed to match Steve McQueen’s suit in the movie Le Mans, which itself was a replica of the one worn by the first driver […]...More

Accessories, Luggage & Travel

Monsoon weekend bag

Monsoon are really excelling themselves with their bags this season, they’re all pretty decently priced and look quite smart too. I like this large khaki holdall, the contrasting green and striped straps give it a casual chic. The muted tones will look good with most outfits and be suitable for anything from a short business […]...More

Clothing, Entertainment, Top Five

Five of the Best: Band T-Shirts

We’re now well into the festival season. With the Isle of White festival just gone, we can set Glasto, Reading and Bestival firmly in our sites. Even if you don’t have tickets for the big’uns, there are still a million one-dayers to go. And what better way to show your support for you favourite band […]...More


Merkur Futur Razor

When it come’s to shaving we, as men, should have a full facial care and repair routine. Ideally we’d steam our stubble first, slap on a good lather with a badger-hair brush, then shave with a cuthroat razor. After, we’d cleanse, apply an expensive balm and continue to moisturise throughout the day. Yeah right. Whilst […]...More

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