Posts Tagged ‘cos’

Coats & Jackets

Monty Don: unlikely fashion reference

By Colin Chapman on April 17th, 2009

Cos_Monty_blazer.jpgClearly Monty’s a hottie – before you scoff at the idea consider how you might like to look at nearly 60. Still got a full head of hair? Twinkly eyes? And his signature garment – that utilitarian, gardening blazer in navy blue is having a moment.

Cos have a lovely, fitted version. In a heavy 100% cotton fabric, pre-washed to give it an authentic, aged look it’s slightly more structured than the gardening equivalent and would look super with pressed indigo jeans, a floral shirt and perhaps a bow tie if you’re feeling foppish. I loved Will’s suggestion of carrying a wicker basket the other day but if you think it might mean you’d get a kicking on the bus to Peckham, a hessian or jute shopper is a safer alternative.

Heavy, washed cotton blazer by Cos £119



Gallery, Trends

Fast forward into next season: COS’ summer collection

By admin on February 2nd, 2009

Although it might not seem like it right now, spring is on its way. Take a leap into next season’s trends by clicking through the summer collection by stellar H&M offshoot COS.

The collection is made up of up-to-the-minute pieces in a palette of soft shades with COS’ characteristic timeless touch. Standout items include a grey jersey blazer which will be as comfy as it is smart, and carrot leg, the new shape for men’s trousers, following on from the womenswear trend.

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Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Trends

Time for a pea coat revival?

By admin on August 20th, 2008

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Bringing coat styles back from the dead seems to be a favourite of designers at the moment. They did it with the trench coat and they’re trying the same with pea coats, with stores from COS to Liberty stocking updated styles of this classic look.

With an item as classic as a pea coats it’s always possible that you could get a better version from a vintage store. Given the preference for slim fit styling right now, the vintage version could be a bit too outdated, so which do you go for?

While Topman do have a perfectly lovely version on their website, Vintage is the way to go with this one. This pea coat from Rokit is a better shade of navy blue and just has more character than the Topman version. It’s available from Rokit’s site and costs £30.



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

H&M to push the boundaries of their menswear collection

By admin on July 11th, 2008

hmmen.jpgH&M have decided to put a little more elbow grease into their menswear line, focusing on a sort of premium range that will be at thirty stores worldwide. Although no mention is made of COS in the article, it’s likely that the success of their upscale big brother has led them to the conclusion that men will gladly pay more for higher quality.

According to head of men’s design Ann-Sofie Johansson, the collection will focus on daring pieces like jumpsuits, fake fur coats (hopefully like the one that was on Asos) and pieces with clever detailing. The collection will be available in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Hong Kong, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States from mid September.

[Source: Fashion united via Getkempt.com]



Clothing, Designer Spotlight

COS in Monocle magazine

By admin on April 17th, 2008

cossuit.jpgNow that COS is a success, with three more stores set to open this year, it’s nice to look back on what they wanted to achieve and whether they did so. Thankfully, this Monocle.com video allows you to do just that. For those who haven’t read Monocle magazine, it’s basically an international current affairs magazine with a website that has clearly been designed with the magazine, not as an afterthought.

With stores springing up in Paris, Cologne and a mystery location, it’s safe to say that COS has been a cult hit. If the store carries on in this manner, other high street brands may try to get in on the act, which can only be a good thing.



Coats & Jackets

Uniqlo mini sale

By admin on April 15th, 2008

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While we do feature some pricier items here on Brandish, we also do fashion for the masses. So when news of Uniqlo’s mini sale came to us, we had to let you all know about. Focusing exclusively on outerwear, Uniqlo have cut prices of their double breasted trench coat to £29.99 and their cotton jacket to £19.99.

Whilst the cut prices are great and all, the fit on Uniqlo’s double breasted trench coat left a lot to be desired. Maybe I’ve been spoilt by COS’s excellent fit on their trenches, but the UQ coat felt a tad oversized and loose. You may be better off trying them on in store before you get any of these online.



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Collection of Style menswear

By Isabelle on April 11th, 2007

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There’s no denying that women get the best deal on the high street but COS, the latest H&M offshoot  offers what I think might be the best high street clothing for men. I paid a visit to the Regent’s Street store this morning and tried on some of their women’s clothing, but for obvious reasons couldn’t get dressing room shots of the men’s stuff! I did have a good look though and it’s all fashion conscious, without trying too hard. Simple clothes allow features like interesting cuts, on-trend colours and pretty prints to shine. There was lots of dove grey, navy and chartreuse green. See after the cut for more COS images.

Read my womenswear COS review on Catwalk Queen

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Clothing, News

Collection of Style store

By Isabelle on April 3rd, 2007

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Over at Catwalk Queen we’re quite excited by the opening of COS, H&M’s new offshoot. It is only one store in London for now but hopefully we’ll see a nationwide expansion as their classic range is perfect for the stylish but not too kooky male. Susie Bubble has been raving about the collection and it does look a lot better than most high street menswear available at the moment.




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