Oh My Gran Torino…What was Clint Eastwood thinking?

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I feel like a traitor to men worldwide (and that’s saying something seeing as my trouser of choice is the skinny jean and I am constantly borrowing things from friends and family without a second thought as to which sex the item was originally intended for.) I have just dissed Clint Eastwood on a pretty public scale and I can already hear the heckles and smalls rocks as they soar through the air.

But let’s be honest- he looks a complete mess.

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Will ReidOh My Gran Torino…What was Clint Eastwood thinking?

Jimmy Carr in ‘Mancake’ at Elle Style Awards 2009

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Yesterday, I was on my way to Gatwick after a holiday in Brighton and the radio came on with Jimmy Carr talking about such things as ‘Guyliner’ and ‘Manscara.’ It turned out that Carr had himself been wearing these rather controversial at the Elle Style Awards on Monday night and he explained that “you can’t polish a turd but you can sprinkle glitter on it.”

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Will ReidJimmy Carr in ‘Mancake’ at Elle Style Awards 2009

Male Models like Luke Worrall and Cole Mohr -Can We Ever Relate To Them?


“Rake-thin, 12 year-old-looking, alien-eyed lady-boys”
- this is how one of my friends describes the male models of today. While I don’t quite agree with his overly-harsh and rather sweeping statement, I have to admit that there are times where the men plastered over magazines and high-fashion ad campaigns just seem completely out-of-touch.

Continue reading after the jump…

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Will ReidMale Models like Luke Worrall and Cole Mohr -Can We Ever Relate To Them?

Yay or Nay: Coolio’s Gangsta Get-Ups

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This season of Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) has been very eventful and a glittering line-up including LaToya Jackson, Verne Troyer and Coolio means that each day is not without a bit of frock horror. Coolio has been catching my attention recently with his various looks. While his personality and jokes are fantastic, I can’t say I am a fan of his headwear or customised (by which I mean studded, embellished and gem-covered) jackets!

What do you think? Vote in our poll after the jump.

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Will ReidYay or Nay: Coolio’s Gangsta Get-Ups

W Magazine: Brad Pitt- February 2009

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Brad Pitt, currently promoting his new film ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’ has nabbed the cover of this month’s W magazine. Brad stars in a photographic portfolio by Chuck Close and the black-and-white pics are basically Pitt at a few different angles. The covers boasts that this issue is ‘The A-List’ issue with “the superstar, the hottest directors, the coolest producers 7 the glitziest Hollywood memorials.”

See after the jump for the entire set of photos and tell us what you think of Brad’s attempt to be arty over on our Facebook wall.

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Will ReidW Magazine: Brad Pitt- February 2009

LOVE Magazine- The Masthead and the Madness!

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Fashionista is stating that Katie Grand’s new LOVE magazine (published by Cond√© Nast,) is a “beacon of hope for the dying magazine industry and its dwindling fashion counterpart.” Well, it may be a beacon of hope for the magazine industry but Grand and her brilliant team have decided to get a head start with a very low-key blog.

The masthead of the magazine was revealed today and a look through the blog revealed such gems as Giles Deacon posing with a pair of Scotch-Egg-Glasses (the ‘it’ accessory of next season?) and fashion editors Francesca Burns and Victoria Young with the likes of Simon Cowelland David Walliams!

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Will ReidLOVE Magazine- The Masthead and the Madness!

Tom Cruise: New York Times T Style- Holiday 2008

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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have appeared in the latest issue of New York Times T Style looking actually quite alright in full-on Old-Hollywood shots by the genius fashion photographer Solve Sundsbo. The pair look as if they have stepped off a film set in sharp tailoring and, after all those Scientology-maniac rumours, it seems quite fitting that they take the covers of the magazine’s ‘Reinvention Issue.’

See after the jump for all the pics from the editorial!

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Will ReidTom Cruise: New York Times T Style- Holiday 2008

Celeb Style: Ashton Kutcher at ‘Flawless’ Premiere

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Ashton Kutcher is one of my low-key style icons. Firstly, he started out as a model and it was he who introduced the now infamous ‘trucker cap’ to the fashion scene. Rumours were rife of a fashion collaboration when he was spotted note-taking in the front rows of fashion weeks and now he has provided us with even more style inspiration.

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Will ReidCeleb Style: Ashton Kutcher at ‘Flawless’ Premiere

WISHLIST: Bape ‘Panda’ Hoodie

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This season is one of continued focus on shape; the tulip skirt, the peplum, the over-sized collar. I have always leaned towards a slimmer-fit for hoodies and trousers but this season I plan to try something new. This ‘Panda‘ hoodie from Bape fits the bill perfectly, it is quite baggy and voluminous but it has a fitted waist resulting in a highly fashionable silhouette.

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Will ReidWISHLIST: Bape ‘Panda’ Hoodie

David Walliams- Ladies Man, Transvestite, Children’s Book Author?

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David Walliams, the man who shot to stardom with the launch of Little Britain, has accomplished many things. He’s won a ton of awards, just launched state-side, swam across the English Channel and even been spotted with the likes of Natalie Imbruglia and Kate Moss on his arm. Now, the comedian had decided to write a book for children, ‘The Boy In The Dress,’ about a boy who likes to dress in female clothing and his journey to see the approval of his peers. Illustrated by Quentin Blake, I’m sure it will sell simply on shock factor but it would struggle to be as shocking as this editorial from Parade magazine.

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Will ReidDavid Walliams- Ladies Man, Transvestite, Children’s Book Author?

Rafael Nadal the Face Of Lanvin’s New Men’s Fragrance!

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Fashionista, the site that is always in-the-know, has reported upon a WWD article that reveals tennis-supremo Rafael Nadal as the chosen face of French fashion-house Lanvin’s new fragrance for men, L’Homme Sport.

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Will ReidRafael Nadal the Face Of Lanvin’s New Men’s Fragrance!

Iggy- That’s Not What We Meant By The New ‘It’ Shoe!

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Iggy Pop has, in previous seasons, been declared by designers as high-fashion inspiration. And for many valid reasons; he rocked skinny leather trousers long before Kate Moss, meddled with blood long before Angelina Jolie and played the effeminate rocker with crazy hair long before Russell Brand.

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Will ReidIggy- That’s Not What We Meant By The New ‘It’ Shoe!

Love The Look: Mark Ronson at Vivienne Westwood

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Mark Ronson has always been a tiptop fashion star and this year has been awash with his sartorial influence. From the stripes and Mod look of early 2008 to the sharp tailoring in kooky fabrics. From the 50s rock-star (read: Elvis) to the fur-clad aristo-geek.

Now, Ronson is taking it upon himself to lead the way with the trapper-hat wearer, ‘Lightspeed Champion,’ look as first established by our (soon to depart-) Jason Dike.

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Will ReidLove The Look: Mark Ronson at Vivienne Westwood

Barack Obama and Terry Richardson- Better Than Stefano Pilati in Interview?

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When I saw this image on Hypebeast this morning, I instantly wanted to put it on Brandish and have it sent right round the world on some type of banner. Unfortunately, I found out 5 minutes later that the hotel I’m staying at (Grand Hyatt Mumbai,) has given the entire floor above me to a call centre which means that it takes my computer about half an hour to Google something and the thought of uploading a picture onto Movable Type almost brings me to tears.

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Will ReidBarack Obama and Terry Richardson- Better Than Stefano Pilati in Interview?

WISHLIST: MR P T-Shirt by Tim Lahan

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As much as I hate label-whores and Louis Vuitton/Gucci-style designs that are made only for the monogram printed across them, I have to admit that my Sartorial ‘id,’ survives vicariously through Kanye West’s ‘Universecity’ blog.

Often, we catch (not very) subtle glimpses of candy-coloured designer goods but sometimes we’re treated to the odd indie-flash buy. Like this ‘Mr P’ t-shirt designed by Tim Lahan. It’s quirky, fun, lighthearted and a piece that you could wear with anything.

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Will ReidWISHLIST: MR P T-Shirt by Tim Lahan

Outfit Pick: Gauche, Awkward and Isaac…

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With a new of series of Heroes about to begin, the unfortunate death of Yves Saint Laurent and the number of Clark Kent-y characters about in the most recent blockbusters, my style radar is tuned to the male who’s more gauche, awkward and geeky in the best way possible. Think of 1970s art students carrying open sketchbooks around Paris, Isaac Mendez of Heroes lounging around his studio in over-sized chinos and Marc Jacobs around his grunge era (which means big glasses, baggy jumpers and lots of corduroy.) I took a risk with mixing the denim shirt with dark jeans but the two items together are a wearable look that anyone can pull off.

Check out the product details after the jump and see how geeky you can get this winter- Argyle jumper anyone?

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Will ReidOutfit Pick: Gauche, Awkward and Isaac…

A Grunge Revival? Alan Cumming Seems To Think So!

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Rex Features describes the Creative Arts Primetime Emmys as an event to “recognise technical and other achievements for the 2007-08 TV season…widely considered to be a precursor to the main Emmys ceremony.”

In my world of tired soaps like Eastenders and Coronation St, this translates as an excuse for C-list stars to dress up in posh frocks a la the recent TV Soap Awards (or something along those lines) that occurred in Britain where everyone thought that Ashley Slanina-Davies from Hollyoaks was a style star because she actually had a YSL clutch (and, I admit it, she did look wonderfully 80s.)

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Will ReidA Grunge Revival? Alan Cumming Seems To Think So!

Why So Serious DeNiro?- Oops, Wrong Film…

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My bad! I may have the wrong film but I doubt such a slip-up would result in a look that miserable from Robert DeNiro? Might it be that he’s fed up with films? Maybe he (okay, clearly he) couldn’t be bothered to make the effort to dress up but my bet is that it’s standing next to Al Pacino who, as well as being an arguably equal competitor on the greatest actor front, actually look pretty good!

Read on for pictures including 50 Cent and other major stars as well as info about this cult-to-be film.

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Will ReidWhy So Serious DeNiro?- Oops, Wrong Film…

Brandish Poll: JT in Frock Horror Scandal?

Being the face of a Givenchy fragrance pretty much cements you as a style star (not that I would know but one must work on assumption when speaking of Britney-dating, ex-N*Sync stars!) Well, I was bitterly disappointed in Justin Timberlake’s outfit at the Fashion Rocks concert last week. JT wore a grey blazer from his new ‘William Rast’ range and a pair of hideous turn-up jeans with an odd silk tie- seemingly cut in half.

Is it just me who’s shocked by this lack of style sense? Vote in our poll below!

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Will ReidBrandish Poll: JT in Frock Horror Scandal?