Menswear summer picks from Lee Douros, head buyer at my-wardrobe pt2

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The second instalment of our summer picks from menswear buyer Lee Douros. There are some beautiful items that will take you stylishly into autumn including a wonderful pair of cornflower blue deck shoes.

Having made their first foray into menswear my-wardrobe have got some exciting brands on board for Autumn, can’t wait for their A/W picks!

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Menswear summer picks from Lee Douros, head buyer at my-wardrobe

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Lee Douros is the menswear buyer for my-wardrobe and at the last press day we had a great chat with him about men’s clothing and the online side of things. Lee definitely knows his stuff, so we were thrilled when he agreed to present his top summer picks for us. If you’re still stuck for high-summer chic then this is like the holy grail. Stay tuned for pt2!

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Brandish Watch: ‘California Teens’ by Hedi Slimane and Nicola Formichetti

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Nicola Formichetti’s blog is a haven for fashion-friendlies worldwide. From Japanese karaoke to Lady Gaga in the dressing room via iD and plenty of Hedi Slimane, this blog is always full of intimate shots and fashion-star exclusives. Nicola recently featured images from his latest shoot with Slimane for Hedi Slimane.com. The shoot, entitled ‘California Teens,’ includes only two models but shows a huge variety of sets and looks including dog heads with Swarovski eyes and Rodarte worn as a balaclava.

See the shoot in this gallery below!

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Brandish Inspiration: ‘Landed Gent’ in the NY Times T Style Magazine

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Week on week, the NY Times T Style Magazine delivers a fabulous fashion spread. Sometimes the editorial is womenswear-based and on occasion, we are provided with incredible style spark. This week’s magazine features the ‘Landed Gent’ editorial and with its vintage, Grey Gardens feel and stunning photography, I felt I had to share it!

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New York Fashion Week: Tim Hamilton A/W 2008-9

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Effortlessly cool is not really a phrase you want to bandy about recklessly but Tim Hamilton’s show had cool in spades.

Featuring everything a man could want from a wardrobe, neat tailoring teamed up with quirks like harem jogging bottoms (better than they sound!), jackets with layered panels and zip up ankle boots resulting in a collection that was by no means unadventurous but eminently wearable.

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New York Fashion Week: Marc by Marc Jacobs menswear

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Piece by piece Marc by Marc Jacobs‘ menswear was nothing spectacularly new but the way he put it together gave it a fresh feel.

The cobbled together chic was reminiscent of his standout womenswear show last season, proving Will’s point that women’s trends often trickle down into menswear a season or two later.

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Golden Globes, the guys: Brad Pitt, Zac Efron, Dev Patel and more

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The Golden Globes sent ripples of excitement around the blogosphere and we (royal we, obvs) were up all hours liveblogging the lovely ladies of the silver screen for y’all but what about the guys? It’s obviously going to be less of an event until they let the guys wear something other than black tie (c’mon!?) but take a look at our gallery to see who we picked from the evening, click here to see Leonardo Dicaprio with Kate Winslet.

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Gallery: Michael Cera in Arrested Development

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During a recent spate of illness (whaddya mean you didn’t notice my absence??!) I watched A LOT of Arrested Development and something struck me, sartorially.

Michael Cera’s who plays George Michael in the show appears in an array of eye-wateringly good/bad (I haven’t made my mind up yet) outfits mainly composed of chinos, faded ’80s patterned shirts, webbing and leather belts and deck shoes.

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Brandish Does Boulevard: The Second Bout of Street Style!

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This gallery showcases some of the hottest street style looks I’ve seen in quite a while. Granted, some of the photography is a bit shifty (and the background of sun-washed Camden during the summer is enough to provoke resentment from most Brits,) but these looks are on-trend and rival a lot of professionally styled magazine editorials.

Brandish loves street style and there will definitely be more to come in the next few months. Just prepare for rain drops on the camera lens.

Click on the image to start the gallery!

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Brandish Gallery: Paul Newman

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Paul Newman died last week after a battle with lung cancer. I’ve always had a soft spot for the star who made his name acting but also raised millions donating the profits from his ‘Newman’s Own’ range of salad dressings and sauces.
His biggest films included Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, as well as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and later on in his career, The Colour of Money.

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Brandish does Boulevard: Neal’s Yard

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Here on Brandish we love a bit of sartorial realism. While Jason deals with cool buys and indie-labels, I tend to veer towards the bright lights of magazines and the high-octane glamour of ridiculously expensive items (WISHLIST anyone?) and the glossy adverts they inhabit.

I do love the high-street and so, with editor’s camera in hand and a trusty phone in the other (who knows what pickle one could get into asking for photos on the streets of Camden?) I set off to find London’s fashionistos.

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Brandish Gallery: Heath Ledger

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Last night I went to see ‘Batman: The Dark Knight’ at a small, local film-house. The queues trailed out of the cinema and down the street- surely a first for such a small-scale cinema. Bearing in mind that this cinema sits in the middle of a village that doesn’t exactly boast of a youthful population, I knew there must be some reason they were flocking to watch a super-hero film. That reason is Heath Ledger.

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Brandish Gallery: George Michael

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George Michael played a couple of live gigs in Madison Square Gardens in New York recently to promote his ‘Twenty Five’ album. The tour is called ‘Twenty Five Live’ and is the first time the UK-based singer has played in the US in 17 years. In honour of this we bring you Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou’s style throughout the years.

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Brandish gallery: David Beckham, Mark Ronson and George Clooney show you how to wear a white shirt with style

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It’s a staple of every man’s wardrobe (or at least it should be), but who wears the classic white shirt with the most style?

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