Brandish Poll: Thom Browne or Tom Ford?

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Thom Browne and Tom Ford are without a doubt two of Brandish’s favourite designers and so imagine my surprise when I got e-mailed this article from the New York Times. It compares the work of both men and includes such literary gems as “The Tom Ford man is an Anglicized gloss on Hollywood style, while Thom Browne’s designs evoke the hipness of eternal adolescence” and Tom Ford’s brilliant definition of masculininty; “to be masculine is to fuse the debonair cut of a Savile Row suit with the swagger of a star from 1970s pornography.”

I made the Brandish team answer this rather sadistic question and you can see their (unwilling) answers after the jump.

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Brandish Poll: High-Waisted Jeans

Will Reid Clothing, Jeans & Trousers, News, Polls 1 Comment

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What a surreal start to the week- trawling Topman for a Monday Morning boost, I was hoping for a few print t-shirts but instead discovered the horror of the new ‘Premium High Waist Slim Jeans.‘ Yes, that’s right; after drop-crotch and MC Hammer (I don’t actually want to touch this) denim, we are being given the chance to try out the latest jean trend. The high waist has failed to get women on side à la skinny jeans simply because they are impossible to wear. In indigo, 100% cotton and selling for £45, I am left wondering if it is really worth the risk. What do you think?

See our poll after the jump.

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WISHLIST: Chanel Resort Jumpers

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Resort season is always a bit of a drag for me; overly-frivolous (yes I see the haute-couture irony) and just another season to get my head around, the jump from Calvin Klein to cruise is always too much for me. I was losing faith and Karl Lagerfeld’s show was nauseatingly frilly that the sight of a male model in pink tie-dye with quilted interlocking-Cs was enough to finish me off.

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Celeb Style: Radio 1’s Big Weekend with Irwin Sparks, Dan Gillespie and Usher

Will Reid Heroes and Celebrities, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts, Trends 3 Comments

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At Radio 1’s Big Weekend this weekend, the line-up was that of a rather well-dressed bunch of bands. Madonna excluded. Looking at the photos from this Maidstone extravaganza of fun and frolicking, Irwin Sparks of The Hoosiers stood out as a Brandish-reading sartorialist.

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Celeb Style- TGI Friday Fashion with Ashton Kutcher, Russell Brand and Gok Wan

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Being boring, tired and suffering from a slight addiction to Russell Brand meant that I spent most of last night in front of the TV watching a double whammy of my favourite shows. Yes, for those who missed it, last night saw The Friday Night Project (with Gok Wan) and Jonathan Ross (with Russell Brand and Ashton Kutcher) provide an excuse for home imprisonment across the UK.

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Ute Ploier Shorts from b Store

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From Marc Jacobs to Topman, McQ to Uniqlo, short shorts have undoubtedly secured their place as the menswear item of the season – and possibly the year. If I said they needed an adopter than we at Brandish are basically an orphanage. We have given you examples of short shorts in a spectrum of colours, fabrics and prints and Jason even took it to a political platform!

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M(o)ustache update – World Beard & Moustache Championships 2007; Brits granted entry to Best Sports M(o)ustache of All Time

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Boy, those moustached fellas don’t miss a trick.

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