City will never overtake United – says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Is he right?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been turning up the heat on the eve of the Manchester derby. The former United striker has told the BBC that Manchester City are like a “little brother” who will never take their “big brother’s” place. In a statement sure to wind up City fans even further Solskjaer said,: “It’s alwa...More


Brandish heroes – Why Scott Walker is the ultimate pop icon

This week sees the release of a brand new album from 60s icon Scott Walker. And what a joy it is too with its instantly hummable tunes and striking yet subtle orchestration. It’s a return to his salad days and sure to be adored by anyone who loved his Walker Brother hits. Well not quite. […]...More


Christmas party trend – Velvet jackets – but are you ‘money’ enough to wear one?

The last time that Velvet jackets seriously disturbed the High Street was in the 90s, when inspired by movies like Swingers and clubs like Smashing, dressing up like Noel Coward (and don’t forget that neck scarf) became a must for both gay and straight men. It seems now that velvet jackets are making a return […]...More

Clothing, features, Gallery, knitwear

The Nordic invasion: Why Scandinavian brands are rising in popularity among British men

Menswear has traditionally taken a background role in the world of fashion, letting women mode reign the catwalks, column inches and shopping baskets. But over the last couple...More


Thierry Henry back at The Emirates – but will he be as useful this time?

There’s no official word yet, but it seems certain that Arsenal legend Thierry Henry will back in north London in January with a loan move that will run until at least mid-February – long enough for him to star in the next round of Champions League games. So what do you think? Is this another inspired move by Arsenal? A lifesave...More

Clothing, Cycling, News

H&M teaming up with Brick Lane Bikes for cycling-in-style range

H&M are getting set to partner with the uber-trendy London cycling experts at Brick Lane Bikes for a new Spring range aimed at cyclists. Taking design advice from the custom bike specialists, H&M are putting together an 11-piece capsule collection, with the aim being to design a range that cyclists can comfortably and safely wear [&hellip...More

Gadgets, Shoes

The best selling items this Christmas in the US so far – North Face Coats, the iPad 2 (!?) and your worst fashion nightmare

Yep according to industry fashion bible WWD the big story in retail in the US in the last couple of weeks has been the revival of, wait for it, Ugg boots. Yep the surprisingly comfy, yet utterly hideous boots are once again a huge hit with the guys and gals across the Pond. Haven’t they […]...More


Manuka redesigns the belt – now with added magnets

Here’s a classic Brandish story. It combines style, technology and our favourite website Kickstarter, which pretty much sums up what we are all about. Anyhow, belts, as you know, are fairly boring affairs. Not in terms of style but in the way they work with buckles and holes. This design revolutionises the boring common belt, […]...More

Round ups

Today’s hot stories – Football Christmas gift guides, best Android phones of 2012 and more

Football boots we have loved – The Puma King Pies’ brilliant Football fans Christmas gift guide Amazing pics – the most dramatic news photos of 2012 London’s Teddy Boys – a photo essay Man builds ark to escape the apocalypse The best Android phones of 2012 How the BBC’s new red button will change the […]...More


Forget Europe – Arsenal’s number one priority should be The Capital One Cup

Tonight a significantly under strength Arsenal team gave Olympiacos a run for their money in Athens. Ok, so the Gunners had no answer to the second Greek goal, but there were some encouraging signs for Wenger in the sprightly performance of Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and especially the attacking football of Tomas Rosicky, whose direct style […]...More

features, music

There’s more to The Pogues than just Fairytale of New York

Let’s set the record straight first of all. The Pogues’ Fairytale of New York is without a doubt the best Christmas song there’s ever been, and likely ever will be. The 1987 classic is often highlighted for its dry, humorously dark take on Christmas, full of alcoholism and drug addiction, and features the most fractious relationship [&he...More

features, Watches

Is Apple gunning for your wrist? How the iWatch could revolutionise smart watches

As a gentleman of discerning taste and impeccable grooming you are probably wearing a watch. It is likely to have been made by a high-end Swiss company and quite possibly cost you a fair bit of money. If that is you the you are in fact part of a dying breed. Male watch wearers have […]...More


Eau de Bonnie Prince Billy – Will Oldham launches his very own fragrances

There’s a long hisory of female pop stars launching their own fragrances in a bid to prise just a few more quid from the pockets of their teenage fans. But hoary old alt-country types haven’t tended to dabble too often in the cologne market – well not until now. For Will Oldham, probably better known […]...More

Accessories, knitwear

Brandish Christmas List #11 Sarah Elwick Tube Scarf

If you have been on your bike in the last few days you’ll know that is getting a tad wintry. One way to ensure that at least part of you stays warm and toasty on your journey is to invest in a tube scarf, and we especially like this range from Sarah Elwick. They are […]...More


Why Manchester City need the Europa League like a hole in the head

So Champions League Group D, aka The group of Death, has turned out to be a bit of a mare for City. With no chance of qualification Mancini’s men will clearly be glad to see the back of it tonight too as they head off to Germany to face group leaders Borussia Dortmund. Even if […]...More

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