Posts Tagged ‘guide’

Accessories

Hot tips: how to tie a bow tie with Alexander Olch

By Jonathan Smith on January 15th, 2009

Two months ago I needed to learn how to polish shoes so I YouTubed that shiz- got 1,590 hits. The interweb truly is the font of all knowledge, there are guides and video instructions for anything and everything from real experts!

So here is another one: how to tie a bow tie with bow tie expert Alexander Olch.

[Source: Selectism]



Accessories, How to, Trends

Ditch the generic stripe! Brandish’s guide to wearing scarves

By admin on January 12th, 2009

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When your own boss writes that he wants to burn his stripy scarf it’s time to write a definite guide to scarves.
We featured a stripy scarf pick way back in November but we need to go back to basics. The obvious purpose of a scarf is to keep your neck warm, but sartorially speaking a scarf has a multitude of uses, jump through for our guide to the scarf, and burn that stripy scarf!

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Entertainment, Grooming, Lifestyle & Gadgets

Men.Style- ‘The Ultimate Party Guide’ by The Upgrader

By Will Reid on December 8th, 2008

brandish.jpgMen.Style is great for tongue-in-cheek features and their ‘Ultimate Party Guide’ is not only perfectly-timed but a great read and (just to add some sense of validity to this post,) a good laugh. The feature aims to make you “a legendary host” and the site has got a few of America’s most refined movers ‘n’ shakers on-board to add their two pence to the Christmas-party-nightmare cup.

If you are planning to throw a party and you’re hoping it lives up to the obviously high-expectations of those who actually enjoy Christmas (which I’m sure is all Brandish readers!) then you have to read the full run-down of the guide after the jump!

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Trends

British Style Genius

By Jonathan Smith on October 7th, 2008

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British fashion she be a wild and confusing beast, luckily the BBC (and I mean the real BBC- voice of a nation the British Broadcasting Corporation) has created a website that carves up British Fashion into 5 manageable chunks. Surprisingly this guide is actually really good and though 5 sections may not seem like enough to cover the whole gamut of British fashion it has done the job quite nicely, linking many different styles together with cultural and social references.

Check out the BBC’s British Style Genius site and find out how your style is categorised by the good old Beeb.



Clothing

The season is a changing

By Jonathan Smith on September 26th, 2008

fall08.jpgAutumn is coming, the leaves are beginning to drop, the nights a drawing in and I’m retrieving my knocked off Burberry scarves (yes- scarves, three in fact: navy nova check, grey nova check and the classic beige nova check, don’t try to hide your jealousy) from the back of the wardrobe.

So what does this mean for us real folk who don’t go to the borders to paint the changing of the seasons? Well it means we go out and buy new outfits of course! Not everything lasts a year in fashion so don’t be relying on last years wardrobe to see you through this one- I feel a men.stlye.com buying guide coming on- and here it is, the men.style.com buying guide for Autumn 08. Like most buying guides from men.style.com many of the pieces featured are expensive and unaccessible but there are cheaper alternatives out there and lets face it, it’s a buying guide not the gospel.

Jump through for my top 3 from the list.

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Accessories

Decorate your head, you owe it to yourself

By Jonathan Smith on September 23rd, 2008

GQfashion3v.jpgI can’t wear hats -I look like the uncle you keep away from your kids- but you may be fortunate enough to not look like a total perv with something on your noggin. If this is the case then your not out of the woods yet because getting hat the suits you is a bit of a ruddy nightmare, luckily style.men.com is here to guide you through the minefield of millinery disasters.

With a 14 step guide and input from style legends such as Andre Benjamin and Hiroki Otsuka check out men.style.com‘s guide here.



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Suits & Tailoring, Trends

men.style.com suit you up

By Jonathan Smith on August 27th, 2008

00001fff.jpgIf you are in need of something a little smarter and a lot more expensive than the Topman suit you bought for your court appearance then there is a guide to the coolest cool suits of A/W 08 over at men.style.com with this seasons theme being broad shoulders and wide legs, are we venturing back into the realm of shoulder pads? Sweet lord let us hope not.

I’m a massive advocate of the slimmer cut suit so this is perhaps not the guide for me but I’d say if you’ve got the money then these are a safe bet. Check the full selection out here and jump through to see my 3 favorites.

[Images: Alexei Hay]

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Heroes and Celebrities

Dylan Jones: Rules for the Modern Man

By Will Reid on January 18th, 2008

97_00We are into the New Year and that fatal mixture of speed shopping and Christmas parties spent feeling old and alone has left you feeling in need of an image rehaul.
Cue Dylan Jones’ new read. With Mr. Jones being editor of GQ magazine, you would be forgiven for thinking this was simply a style guide but the book works as more of a lifestyle crash course, covering topics from Etiquette & Decorum to Elbow Grease & Skyhooks. This book is straight-talking, relatable and lacks the camped-up bravado of style guides, such as Off the Cuff by Carson Kressley, which can leave the reader feeling completely alienated and a bit out of the fashion circuit when told to buy a "pornographically hot cashmere sweater."

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