From Paisley to Geometric – this season’s best Patterned Shirts

Don’t be a wallflower when it comes to choosing what shirt to wear this season, as patterned shirts are this summers de rigueur wardrobe staple (so we’re told by those that know such important things..). There’s an infinite amount of patterns to choose no matter how bold you want to be, from: Birds to flowers; Geometrics to computer abstract; And …

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AshleyFrom Paisley to Geometric – this season’s best Patterned Shirts
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Style Safari – Retro Sunglasses guide

With summer fast approaching (- or due to make an appearance any time now) your look is not complete without a set of shades. With so many different styles to choose from and plenty of good High Street versions at a fraction of the cost, some of the coolest ones right now have got to be retro inspired ones. Sunglasses …

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AshleyStyle Safari – Retro Sunglasses guide
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Style – Seven striking Fisherman Coats for landlubbers – H&M, Stutterheim, Jack Wills and more

Who would have thought that Captain Birds Eye would ever be a style role model. Well not quite but fisherman coats and jackets, which started appearing in the ranges of high end brands last year have landed on the (virtual) high street and are here to stay for 2013. I guess many of these coats are being bought by outdoor …

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AshleyStyle – Seven striking Fisherman Coats for landlubbers – H&M, Stutterheim, Jack Wills and more
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Style Safari – Bobbles and Beanies – Lyle And Scott, Superdry, Paul Smith and more

It is now getting cold- seriously cold. Not just an odd breeze ruffling your hair, but full on Arctic howlers accompanied by temperatures that are dipping well below freezing. And let’s be honest that flat cap that  has served you well through the autumn – even if it does make you look like an extra from Billy Liar – won’t …

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AshleyStyle Safari – Bobbles and Beanies – Lyle And Scott, Superdry, Paul Smith and more
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Style Safari: Polka Dot Shirts – Peter Werth, Guide London, ASOS and more

Polka Dot shirts never really seem to go and in out of style. However at the moment there does appear to be a bit of mini renaissance with a number of High Street stores offering them alongside specialist labels and heritage brands. Maybe it is because, as we have been told, 60s Op Art looks will be big this year. …

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AshleyStyle Safari: Polka Dot Shirts – Peter Werth, Guide London, ASOS and more
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Style Safari: ASOS’s stripey jumper £22

Want to look like Brian Jones in the mid 60s. Well personally I’d have trouble growing out a shaggy mop of blonde hair, but I can at least get the stripey jumper. It appears that Rugby style stripey sweaters are making a bit of a comeback with several stores including Gap offering them (and they are in the sale too). …

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AshleyStyle Safari: ASOS’s stripey jumper £22
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Blue Suede Shoes are back; ASOS, Clarks Originals, John Rocha and more

Good news for Elvis, it appears that blue suede shoes (and leather ones too) are enjoying a bit of a mini revival. I saw that Clarks had added navy to its range of classics this year and they are not alone. You can also buy blue suede and leather brogues and loafers too. Of course you have to be a …

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AshleyBlue Suede Shoes are back; ASOS, Clarks Originals, John Rocha and more
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Style Safari – Villain’s Mark checked trousers

Villain, an east London label which was founded seven years ago by John Vullo has a pretty interesting range of items on ASOS now. Among the best is this pair of brown-ish checked trousers. In keeping with the company’s philosophy they have minimal branding but are made of high quality fibres – in this instance 51% Polyester and 49% Wool. …

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AshleyStyle Safari – Villain’s Mark checked trousers
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Acanorum offers striking contemporary art on a T shirt

Here’s an interesting new label. Acanorum are from Sheffield and are on a mission to deliver contemporary British Art and Design on what they says is high quality clothing. The company has just gone live on Facebook and Twitter and released their first items. The range looks promising and will soon be available at The Inherited Shop and and on …

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AshleyAcanorum offers striking contemporary art on a T shirt
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Everything you ever wanted to know about Duffle Coats – from Scots Indie bands to Harriet Harman

In some ways Duffle Coats are now classics that in theory anyone should be able to wear at any time. However unless you buy a smart one you run two risks. 1 You might end up looking a little too much like Paddington Bear. 2 Cheap ones can look a bit scruffy and won’t do for anything approaching a formal …

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AshleyEverything you ever wanted to know about Duffle Coats – from Scots Indie bands to Harriet Harman
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Men in tights! The awful truth about Meggings and the tabloid frenzy they have whipped up

Mention men in tights and I get images of thespians prancing about in medieval costumes reciting the words of the great bard. However if you believe the papers today you soon might be seeing men in tights – or Meggings as they have come to be known – on a street near you. Meggings have apparently become a cult clothing …

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AshleyMen in tights! The awful truth about Meggings and the tabloid frenzy they have whipped up
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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 lot. These are our favourites …

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Ashley7 Classic Christmas jumpers – stylish men’s knitwear you can wear all winter long
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10 Men’s Trophy Jumpers to warm your winter wardrobe

Bit chilly out, isn’t it? If you’re still running about in flip-flops and short sleeves then a) You’re mental and b) take a look at the calendar, it’s the middle of October! Global warming may be jumbling up the seasons like a misguided game of drunken Twister, but winter’s definitely kicking in now. If the change in weather has caught …

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Gerald Lynch10 Men’s Trophy Jumpers to warm your winter wardrobe
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Sponsored Video: Be a creator with ASOS Black X Puma range and the Pixadores

Set to launch on September 25 is a new Autumn/Winter 2012 collection from Puma and ASOS. Boasting sport finishes and fashion shapes, the products will all feature embossed rubberised branding along with the ASOS Black x Puma logo. The 40-piece collection comprises contemporary, modernised classics – strong tailored designs with a timeless sporting heritage – from gilets and padded jackets …

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ALOHA!: Ten almost-tasteful Hawaiian print shirts

When the summer heat kicks up a wavy haze off the concrete city streets, we know it can be tough to resist the urge to laze around in just your lightest shirts and underwear. Yet, we just can’t accept the return of the Hawaiian shirt, this summer’s slob-chic must-have. It’s like someone covered themselves in wallpaper paste, tore the pages …

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Introducing: Common Sons Knitwear

  Here at Brandish, we are always on the look out for new up and coming designers. One that recently caught our attention was Common Sons. Their inaugural AW/11 collection, carried by both selfridges and ASOS, and is best described as British made knitwear for the modern gent. They draw inspiration from traditional sherman knits, while bringing giving it a …

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LauraIntroducing: Common Sons Knitwear
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ASOS Urban Tour – The 2011 Fall/Winter Collection

Its no secret that we are big fans of ASOS here at Brandish, and we can’t wait to see what they will be rolling out for their Fall/Winter 2011 collection. To launch the collection they have created a brilliant new interactive website called ASOS Urban Tour, exploring street trends in London, Paris, Berlin, LA, and New York. The Paris video …

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Top Ten Knitwear to Raise Your Sartorial Status This Winter

With winter upon us, we have been checking out the best of this years knitwear. From textured cable to Scandinavian inspired patterns, it is without a doubt the must have staple for every guys wardrobe. To help you navigate your way through the best of this season we have compiled a list of our top 10 jumpers, cardigans and other …

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LauraTop Ten Knitwear to Raise Your Sartorial Status This Winter