features, Grooming

MOVEMBER: Getting a Mo Bro shave at the Gillette “The Best A Mo Can Get” barbershop

16 days into Movember 2012, and taches up and down the land are starting to look like Basil Brush’s tail. Mo maintenance ain’t easy but, for a prostate cancer bashing worthy cause, men up and down the land are persevering, battling through the bedtime rebukes of their partners and the back-of-the-bus jibes from school kids. Thankfully,...More

features, Footwear, Jeans & Trousers, knitwear, Trends

Trend alert – 60s mod monochrome black and white shirts, trousers and more

One of the likely big trends in women’s wear for next is year monochrome black and white.  Think Bridget Riley, op art, stripes of varying lengths, maybe a bit of dogs tooth too. Apparently stripey op art style dresses by the likes of Marc Jac0bs are predicted  to drip on down to the High St.  Chances are that the mod monochrome loo...More


Brandish fitness: The Jawbone Up gets a makeover

Right now there may be loads of different fitness apps and gadgets on the market, but one of the first pioneers in the whole health tracking tech space was Jawbone’s Up bracelet, a wearable gadget that hugged your wrist all day long with a lot of promising features designed to help you track your activity […]...More

Accessories, Coats & Jackets

Brandish Christmas List #6 Ede & Ravenscroft stripey scarf and Reefer Jacket

When it comes to suiting and booting English gentlemen Ede & Ravenscroft tailoring are no johnny come latelys. The company has been in business since 1689, which as all the history buffs among you know that was so long ago William Of Orange was on the throne. These days the store has a great mix […]...More


Polo Ralph Lauren Highland Khaki Messenger Bag: A style injection for your boring papers

Your paper documents may be boring, but you can at least pretend your working life is a little more stylish and sophisticated if you’re pulling them out of this Polo Ralph Lauren Highland Khaki Messenger bag. Perfect for the everyday commute, it features brass fastening buckles and leather straps on a modest khaki fabric. Three pockets (a [...More


Brandish Christmas List #5 Disgo 9104 10inch tablet

The jury is still out on tablets with seven inch screens. Sure they are small enough to take with you anywhere, but probably won’t cut it if you plan to spend a lot of time watching TV or video on your device. So if you want a 10inch tablet and the iPad and the Tab […]...More


iPad mini versus Kindle Fire HD – search data in US predicts one clear winner

So have you made your mind up which tablet you are going to buy This Christmas? Is it Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD? Apple’s iPad Mini or a Google Nexus 7? Well according to the latest search related data in the uS from a leading coupon codes website there’s only one winner and it isn’t the […]...More

Advertorial, Christmas 2012 goodies

Have an unusual Christmas with Selfridges

Sponsored post What happens if you put one ballerina, a pair of Pearly Kings and Queens dancing, two shirtless male models by a fir tree, five cute puppies and a Father Christmas with dreadlocks in a studio all themed to swinging Christmassy jazz tunes? The result is not your usual Christmas… This festive season Selfridges […]...More


Kurt Cobain’s 50 favourite albums – how many do you own?

Kudos to Flavorwire for publishing a hand written note from the late Nirvana fella that lists his top 50 albums. It is a facsinating list in many ways for several of the albums he mentions were, how shall we say, rather uncool in the plaid shirt and super long shorts late 80s and early 90s […]...More

features, knitwear

7 Classic Christmas jumpers – stylish men’s knitwear you can wear all winter long

There is a bit of trend in comedy jumpers this season. You only need to check out River Island’s selection to see how prevalent they are. If you want knitwear that doesn’t have to be teamed up with paper hats and plastic cracker jewelry that you can wear all winter long then check out this […]...More

Clothing, knitwear

Brandish Christmas List #4 John Smedley Gift Hamper

As a rule Christmas hampers tend to be fairly rubbish affairs stuffed with weird dried fruit and odd combination pickles that chances are will reach their sell by date before you get round to sampling them. However, ace British knitwear company John Smedley have come up with an alternative hamper this year which might be […]...More


Chambray shirts – the fashion equivalent of Lime Pickle

There are many things in life that I can’t quite make my mind up about. For example The Horrors are they an innovative exciting band or just rehashing old Kraut Rock riffs with the odd 80s power pop interlude. And Lime Pickle. Is it the culinary equivalent of bungee jumping or the only real accompaniment […]...More

Celeb style, Watches

David Beckham becomes new face of Breitling watches

He’s more commonly seen wearing Rolexes, like the Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA Watch, but now the part time LA Galaxy footballer and style icon David Beckham has been named the face of Breitling’s Transocean Chronograph Unitime worldtimer watch (phew that’s a mouthful). Launched earlier this year, the Transocean Chronograph Unitime is eq...More


New UK poll suggests Apple iPhone/iPad owners eyeing up gadgets from other makers

We all know that it has been a fantastic year for Apple. However a new UK poll from Harris Interactive suggests that Apple’s position as the king of cool gadgets might be under threat as young consumers and early adopters take another look at other brands. The figures highlight that the iPad is clearly the […]...More


Brandish Christmas list #3 Kranium KR3 electric cycle

Nothing splits cyclists more than the concept of electric bikes. For hardcore Wiggins types they are an affront to everything  that they cherish. However, more casual cyclists and tech heads see them as being not just cool but maybe the future of bikes. Anyhow for commuters who want a quick way of getting to and […]...More

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