Clearly 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.
Although it might not seem like it, 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.
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.
When was the last time you bought something with a huge label slapped across the chest? I ask this because The Independent has recently wrote an article on the death of overt branding.
H&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.
Now 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.
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.
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.
Over at Catwalk Queen we’re quite excited by the opening of COS, H&M’s new offshoot