Posts Tagged ‘asos’

Accessories, knitwear

Junk De Lux knit Dot Dash hat

By admin on November 18th, 2008

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Dot Dash; it’s the name of a great song by Wire (listen to the song against a montage of Star Trek clips here) and it’s also the name of this hat by Junk De Luxe from Asos (£35).

A satisfyingly handknit look hat it mixes demure grey with an earthy brick red and has a jaunty little bobble on the top. Forget pseudo-sporty or military looks this beanie will keep you warm and magically instill a boyish urge to start kicking leaves in the park. Miles better than pretending you’re on manoeuvres or in Chamonix.



knitwear

McQ by Alexander McQueen ruched pleat cardigan

By admin on October 27th, 2008

asos alexander mcqueen cardigan grey mcq.jpgGrey cardigans are a bit of an obsession for me, and with reason. The colour looks great with neutrals or brights and it makes the perfect unobtrusive cover-up.

This grey cardigan from Alexander McQueen’s McQ range has got an asymmetric fastening with ruching detail. The detailing is subtle enough for everyday wear buta bit more interesting than your average cardie. Available from Asos for £215 it’s the kind of item that will give you a sense of class and smart with minimum effort.



Designer Spotlight, News

Carola Euler speaks to Style Salvage

By admin on October 22nd, 2008

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Carola Euler is fast becoming one of the most talked-about names in menswear, having quickly made her mark on such fashion hotspots as b Store and Asos. We’ve featured some of the streetwear pieces she designed for the latter’s ‘Untitled’ collection, but what makes this still-shadowy designer tick?

Style Salvage ran an interview with the German-born designer, revealing such insights as her somewhat un-PC passion for mass-produced, disposable fashion, her aversion to ribbed tops and her love of jerseys. See after the jump for a few snippets from the interview.

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Designer Spotlight, News

Asos’ Untitled collection shows its designer credentials

By admin on October 16th, 2008

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Asos’ Unititled collection debuted today, and although we’ve already written about it it’s a great opportunity to focus on the designers. The Carola Euler sweatshirt (£140) is the pinnacle of streetwear while Jean-Pierre Braganza’s leather-panelled jeans (£140) put an edgy twist on a old classic.
Is it wrong that I really want Patrick Soderstam’s graphic depiction of male and female genitals on a t-shirt (£50)?!



News

Asos Untitled: Adidas Superstar, Jean Pierre Braganza and more

By admin on October 13th, 2008

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Asos are launching their “Untitled” collection this week, a selection of limited edition products consisting of sunglasses, vinyl and trainers all traditional collectables for men along with a New Designers selection.

The jewel in the Untitled crown is an exclusive pair of Adidas’ 35th Anniversary Superstar trainers which will be on sale for a whopping £4000! If spending a year’s rent on a pair of shoes isn’t your bag jump through to see which designers Modern Menswear author Hywel Davies has picked for the collection.

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Accessories, Heroes and Celebrities, Trends

Trapper hats make a comeback

By admin on September 2nd, 2008

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It’s time for us all to start dressing like Lightspeed Champion. Seriously. Take a look at any highstreet store and you’re bound to see a mixture of chunky cardigans, clear lens glasses and trapper hats. Add these together and you have Lightspeed Champion’s look. Out of these three defining pieces, the trapper hat is the one that looks to make a big comeback.

As usual, Topman are quickest off the mark, covering all bases of the trapper hat from (fake) fur hats to Number Nine-like knitted ones. ASOS are also stocking up on trapper hats, with three currently in stock; even River Island’s online store – usually pretty threadbare – has a trapper hat available. [You can check these hats for yourself after the jump]

Given that it’s only the start of September, it’s fair to say that this will be a key headpiece for this season. The only question is whether Lightspeed Champion will carry on wearing them when he sees so many people copying his style.

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Footwear, Sportswear

Gola Valiant Hi-Top from asos

By admin on August 13th, 2008

gola valiant hi-top asos trainer grey retro.jpgWhen Jason featured Generic Man recently I oohed and aahed at the simplicity of it all. As someone who loves COS, Uniqlo and designers like Margaret Howell and Patrik Ervell, the pared-down stylings are right up my street.

Gola’s Valiant Hi-Top (£40) from asos offer the same unpretentiousness and good looks but in an altogether more obviously sporty package. The perforated uppers are a subtly retro touch and still a firm favourite of mine. Wear them with slim jeans and a branded polo or white shirt for a bit of a chavvy luxe look. Yes I’m serious, I spotted someone at the weekend with Y-3 trainers, a YSL shirt and a number one, and it looked awesome.



Footwear, News, Trends

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

By admin on July 30th, 2008

flip flop picture o'brien gq.jpgPopsugar 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.

O’Brien says: “Flip-flops are for the beach or maybe for washing the car or spaniel. They are not the next big thing. They are the last sad thing on the road to stylistic surrender.” Worst of all are the ‘sporty’ or dress flip flop with rugged all-terrain stylings (left), they should never be worn. See after the jump for my pick of the best sandals so you’ll never have to resort to flip flops again.

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Accessories, News

Timo printed wallets available on asos soon!

By admin on July 18th, 2008

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Launching on asos next month (is it just me or are they one of the best menswear e-tailers at the moment?) is the exciting range of Timo wallets.

Created by New York-based artist Timo Weiland the wallets are slim and simply designed but come in a range of photo-quality prints which range from illustrations to graphics and pixelated images. Weiland also has a specially commissioned collection by Icelandic artist Frosti örn Gnarr Gunnarsson (pictured bottom right).



Outfit picks, Trends

Outfit pick: Sartorialist-style summer shorts

By admin on July 17th, 2008

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The Sartorialist isn’t convinced by shorts suits, but his images of sports jackets worn with shorts does indeed work well for the summer months. If you’re not sold on the idea of a shorts suit but want to look smart this summer see after the jump for my outfit pick which team madras with a pale chambray check and sturdy leather plimsolls. Clubmaster-style sunnies add a dose of bookish retro and the jacket finishes of the smart look.

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Clothing, Coats & Jackets

Asos Ltd 100 Sheepskin Drape Coat

By admin on June 20th, 2008

sheepskincoat.jpgThe ASOS ltd 100 collection, their collaboration with designers from London College of Fashion, has been available online since June 16th and most of it has been bought already. Out of the pieces left, the best has to be this Sheepskin drape coat.

Most sheepskin coats stink of 70′s TV cops and John Motson, but this one manages to avoid that smell completely – instead giving off a strong fashion forward whiff. There’s no doubt that this coat is extravagant and would be too much for some people, but it retains a wearability that other fur coats just don’t have. The only downside is the £350 price tag, but if you can afford it then it would make a great standout piece.



Accessories

Casio Calculator watch

By admin on June 6th, 2008

casiowatch.jpgWhilst I do love all the watches we’ve featured on Brandish, they’re all a bit…serious. They all fit the bill when you’re trying to smarten up an outfit, but what about when you’re trying to loosen up a little? At times like this, it would be nice to contrast a smart-ish ensemble with a playful retro watch – like this Casio watch.

There’s lots of things to love about this watch. It’s cheap at £28, the rubber strap is more comfortable than a metal one and most importantly, it has a calculator. I can’t think of any time where I felt I’ve needed a calculator, but it’s nice to have the option.



Accessories, sunglasses, Trends

Sometimes it is too late to hop on the bandwagon…

By admin on May 21st, 2008

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These are for the kind of person who thinks Razorlight are the greatest band in the world, reads FHM and thinks that Kanye West geezer has some great tunes. If you’ve ever wanted to look out of touch with pop culture, then you can get these shutter shades from ASOS.



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Suits & Tailoring

Dior silver suit – Yay or Nay?

By admin on April 16th, 2008

diorsilversuit.jpgFirst things first – why are the pictures on Yoox.com of such poor quality? They make Asos.com’s pictures look like a Rankin masterpiece. I wouldn’t usually complain about these things, but when it comes to this Dior Homme silver suit, you need high quality pictures to make a decision.

I’m in two minds about this suit, hence the yay or nay question. The first problem is the functionality of this piece. Unless you were an musician you would have nowhere to wear it to. It’s too flashy for work and too sharp for a casual night out. While it seems to be aiming to be worn by Kanye West, its closer to a Graham Norton outfit.

On the other hand, who cares about functionality? If you’ve established yourself as a leftfield dresser, you could easily wear this to work without anyone batting an eyelid. Well, they probably would bat an eyelid, but only because they were dazzled by the brilliance of your suit.

So what is it to be? Yay or Nay? Like a Beijing Olympics participant, I’m remaining firmly on the fence.



Clothing

Asos.com Sale

By admin on March 31st, 2008

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If you missed the bulk of the Topman sale (and if you’re just finding out now, you’ve definitely missed it) then ASOS have a sale that hasn’t sold out yet. Although it might have by the time you’ve finished reading this sentence. If you haven’t realised, Time is of the essence when it comes to sales.

So to save you precious site browsing time, I’ve come up with a best items in the sale list, saving you about 30 minutes. You can thank me later.

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