Posts Tagged ‘cargo shorts’


5 fashion faux-pas to banish this summer

By Colin Chapman on March 31st, 2009

carpenter_pants.jpgAs we’ve been thinking about our wishlists for Summer 2009, can we also call for an amnesty on the following fashion faux pas? Whilst we’re quite sure that our Brandish readers are beacons of style themselves, this list can be used to convince any errant rule-breakers you might know that 2009 is the year we said no to bad summer style.

1. The Chin Beard. A carefully carved line where your chin meets your neck convinces no-one that you have a strong jawline. If anything it draws attention to wobbly bits or absence of definition. Grow a proper man beard that covers your neck too. Or shave it off.

2. Male muffin tops. Derided on the female of the species, somehow squeezing into a pair of drainpipe skinnies is considered acceptable for an alarming number of larger men. Some people just aren’t formed to wear skin tight, narrow trousers. Embrace your inner Bear and show off those thick, hunky thighs in something more rugged, like carpenter-style jeans.

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The Sartorialist’s ‘Done Right’ on Men.Style

By admin on June 18th, 2008

paleblueblazer.jpg‘Done right’ is one of the most interesting features on right after the monthly 10 rules and Glenn O’Brien’s blog. The Sartorialist’s style insights are always a good read, even if they’re aimed towards the slightly older gentleman.

This feature’s main style tips are pale blue blazers, vintage shoes, shorter (not short!) shorts, spring scarves and white shoes. White shoes are a difficult one as they either make you look like a Mediterranean style icon or an English pimp, depending on how they’re worn. Pale blue blazers are a great look and I think more people would wear this if menswear stores started taking a few more risks with colour.

Seeing as we’ve been bleating on about the merits of short/mid length shorts for months now, what’s taking it so long to hit the high streets? I don’t know if my eyes can take anymore combat Cargo shorts.

Clothing, Jeans & Trousers

APC denim bermuda shorts

By admin on May 15th, 2008

apcshorts.jpgWith the sun finally coming out, the short shorts debate looks set to continue. I’m not a fan of short shorts, but I despise three quarter lengths and cargo shorts even more. My ideal shorts would be a dark colour, well fitted and stopping just above the kneecap. APC – whose madras range we’ve featured before – have a pair of denim Bermuda shorts that tick all those boxes.

With most stores obsessed with tailored trouser shorts or stonewash cargo denim, it’s refreshing to find something that keeps it clean and simple. If you’re lucky enough to be a usual medium, small or extra small size, then you can order these from the APC website. Oversized freaks like me will have to venture to Selfridges.

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Fila Gold check shorts

By admin on May 7th, 2008

checkshorts.JPGThe plaid on plaid trend is still for the fashion forward few so it hasn’t had many takers yet. Due to the difficulty in pulling this off, it’s unlikely that the trend will ever take off like V-neck jumpers did. With that said, there are still some great check items to be found, like these Fila Gold check shorts (£45).

Woody Allen once said ‘Can you imagine the level of a mind that watches wrestling?’ That’s how I feel about cargo shorts – which despite the fact their awfulness, still continue to popular. Separate yourself from the cargo short wearing herd by wearing some shorts that don’t make you look like a soldier who decided to cut his gear for summer.

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