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bags, Collaborations

Johnnie Walker Blue Label And Golfer Greg Norman Collaborate on Venturer Bag

By Laura on November 17th, 2010

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label, has partnered with world championship golfer Greg Norman to create a collection of men’s bags.

The Johnnie Walker Blue Label Venturer is handmade by the Bill Amberg Studio from calfskin, and is limited to only 331 bags. The bag contains a suit compartment, shirt pocket, a detachable leather carrier, a hip flask with leather trim and four stainless steel cups in a leather holder, a travel hold with three silver-plated golf tees, which can double to store golf balls, cufflinks, etc, and of course a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

The bag will set you back £1,500 from Harrods.



Accessories, Trends

Seen on the street: the vintage briefcase

By admin on June 11th, 2009

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Colin Chapman writes…

Spotted previously on the odd hipster about town, the vintage briefcase is definitely having a moment. On a recent journey from Soho back to Shoreditch, these battered but much prized bags were definitely evident on the street. We’re not talking the hideously square items that out-of-town businessmen carry their dreary worlds in – seemingly designed to collide with kneecaps on the Tube. Softer, roomier styles are the ones to look out for – including the daddy of all briefcases commonly known as ‘the doctor bag’ or Gladstone. And you don’t even have to get your hands grubby rummaging through charity stock as there seems to be a healthy selection available online.

Vintage leather briefcase/doctors bag from Prince’s Vintage on eBay



Clothing, Gallery

River Island Menswear Press Day AW09

By admin on May 1st, 2009

Knitwear and accessories are the shining stars of the River Island Menswear collection, they’ve got a great range of chunky cardigans, arran-style jumpers and we love the rocket cardie below!

We caught up with the RI team at the press day and couldn’t resist taking a photo of their outfits. We spoke to James Lawrence who does the bags for the brand, and he told us he was really excited about all the range, and the nylon shopper (last pic) was declared group fave.



Accessories, Luggage & Travel

Carhartt canvas shopper bag from Asos

By admin on April 30th, 2009

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Shopper bags make a nice alternative to the rucksack, and Carhartt canvas bag from Asos (£48) combines utilitarian simplicity with interesting details. A glut of pockets is a terrible thing on trousers but on a bag it’s pretty useful, and the black straps and zip neatly punctuate the colour.

The warm tan will go well with jeans and would look particularly good with some pale green seersucker trousers or shorts for high summer as part of a neat, nouveau preppy outfit.



Clothing, Trends

Paul Hamill’s Summer Picks

By admin on April 24th, 2009

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Paul Hamill describes himself as “student, stylist, blogger, writer and retail assistant”, we invited him to give us his picks for this summer and he came good with a selection of staples that will make a good addition to any man’s wardrobe:

Summer in Glasgow is always a risky affair. Thankfully I met my American flat mate who invited me to stay at her family home in Seattle for a few weeks this summer. My saviour! And with this blissful invite comes the summer wardrobe shop.

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Accessories, Brand Spotlight

Mulberry’s Eliot Tote: a male ‘It’ bag?

By Colin Chapman on March 23rd, 2009

Mulberry_Eliot_Tote_White1.jpgCurrently gracing all the best mens glossies is the Mulberry ad for the Eliot Tote bag. It’s rare for a particular model to be touted as the equivalent of a male ‘It’ bag but I guess Mulberry are applying a trusted formula here.

What makes this bag so lovely? The ad photography brings out the heavy grain of the thick leather looking creamier and much less starkly white than in the storefront image here. The ad styling also helps – layered neon knits under leather, low slung jeans also (crucially) in white. But nothing attracts attention away from that bag. Other selling points: the canvas handles look sturdy and practical. Its a tote – as with the cotton tote this exudes youthful exuberance, no PC-laptop lugging or sweaty footie kit here. It’s value suggests you only carry the best items – Fantastic Man natch, Tom Ford shades and it’s roomy enough to slot in your yoga mat. The price? Oh yes, a very It-bag £495.



Accessories, Trends

Mlutch obliged: would you carry a clutch bag?

By admin on February 10th, 2009

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How could we have missed the boat on this one? We heralded the age of the ‘medge’ aka the male wedge and we all witnessed the explosion of guyliner, manscara and what have you but somehow the ‘mlutch’ evaded us.

Charlie Porter
‘s been gadding about town sporting the BOT (Bang On Trend) accessory but everybody knows that the trend started with Kel Knight of Kath and Kim fame and his manpurse, a vision in grey leather. I’ve picked out a few women’s clutches that you could happily pass off as a mlutch, jump through to find out more.

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Accessories, Luggage

Pauric Sweeney python and leather bag

By admin on October 17th, 2008

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As the lovely chap in our Yay or Nay heels debate demonstrated there is a burgeoning trend for men to co-opt traditionally female fashion status markers like heels and bags.
Pauric Sweeney’s bag is no half-measure, it’s pure luxury with a combination of python and leather and discreet hardware. It’s such an intricate bag I’m not entirely sure I could see many men going for it, I wouldn’t mind it myself I just need to find a boyfriend who can afford the £1,480 price tag so I can steal it off him!



Clothing, Heroes and Celebrities, Outfit picks

Outfit Pick: Trapper Hat Hot

By Will Reid on October 3rd, 2008

outfitpick4.jpgI have to admit that despite being a lover of high-fashion millinery from the likes of Stephen Jones and Philip Treacy, I just can’t wear hats. They look truly horrific on me.

But the whole Brandish team is currently infatuated with an item that looks set to take off in the coming months (of snow and cold.) That item is the Trapper Hat.

In this week’s Outfit Pick, I’ve added a few eccentric pieces to a Topman Trapper hat and created a look that anyone could pull of by balancing the quirky tweed bag and dancing brogues with a classic beige trench also from Topman.

Are items you want to see included in a Brandish Outfit Pick? E-mail: isabelle@shinymedia.com!

Product details after the jump…

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Trends

Love The Look: Men at Kris Van Assche, Paris

By Will Reid on September 29th, 2008

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The Kris Van Assche show was bound to attract some of the fash-pack’s best-dressing men and with the help of The Sartorialist, we need not fly to Paris to savour the front-row fashion savoir-faire.

These guys are both rocking fairly androgynous looks and as Isabelle mentioned earlier, it’s no secret that Doc Martens are the industry’s hot (but slowly cooling) item. I like the other man’s over-sized bag but what interests me the most is his headscarf. D&G featured Queen-chic headscarves on their runway last season and being of Scottish origin, I fail to not feel a slight home-sickness when faced with high-fashion previously seen in my gran’s wardrobe.

Fashion inspiration comes when you least expect it!

(Image: The Sartorialist)



Luggage

Fred Perry travel bag

By admin on August 19th, 2008

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Now is the best time for a late summer break before autumn really kicks in and Fred Perry’s vintage style bag is just the right size for a quick getaway. Whether you’re off to Hastings or Barcelona the retro good looks will help you cut a smart figure as you dash for the train or plane.
It’s made from brown vinyl and features the Fred Perry logo on the zips and subtly written across the bottom. It’s available from End Clothing and will set you back £65.



Luggage

Bisley business tote from Dover Street Market

By admin on August 1st, 2008

bisley bag dover street market tote.jpgCotton bags are ubiquitous, every man and his dog now has a promotional tote with the most obscure logo and dubious green credentials.

Office furniture manufacturer Bisley has branched out into bags and their ‘business’ tote is far smarter than your average cotton bag. It comes in black and blue with a functional looking reflective stripe and external side pocket. The bag is made from sturdy nylon so it’s perfect for carrying around your lunch or reading materials for your morning commute. Dover Street Market are stocking it for £155.

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Luggage & Travel

French Connection army bag is perfect for festivals

By admin on July 25th, 2008

risptop army bag french connection mens.jpgFor those of you who haven’t yet got yourself a small everyday bag French Connection’s army bag is perfect. I the way ripstop looks techy and the dark duck egg blue colour contrasts nicely with the khaki suede bottom.

The bag is a great size for your daily essentials, and is quietly smart. It’s sturdy enough to pack all your festival kit and take a bit of battering. The price has been reduced from £30 to £14 which means if you do get it covered in mud it’s nothing to cry about.

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pick of the blogs

Pick of the Blogs: Andrew Marr at Glastonbury, Louis Vuitton and the hunt for the perfect bag

By admin on July 1st, 2008

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Andrew Marr’s Glastonbury festival style tickled Rachael’s fashion bones [Fur Coat, No Knickers]
Danny takes a look at LV mania, with an amazing piglet craft project made from a counterfeit Louis Vuitton bag. [Danny Daily]
Steve is getting into the sales, and has come back with a magnificent haul. [Style Salvage]
Christian has gone on an exhaustive search for the perfect bag, my favourite is the Burbery satchel from Neiman Marcus. [Fashion=Life]



Accessories

Tusting leather tote from Browns

By admin on June 26th, 2008

tusting leather tote browns.jpgCotton bags are becoming so ubiquitous these days I’m on the brink of cutting all mine up into strips and weaving them into some sort of über-tote.

A far better idea is Tusting’s leather bag from Browns, much more of an über tote than any half-assed craft project I’ve ever made. The bitter chocolate colour is versatile and chicer than plain black and simple design stays true to its humble tote roots. It comes with a pretty serious price tag (£245) but the subtle style will last you for years.




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