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Clothing, Cycling, Style, Style Safari

H&M/Brick Lane Cycles clothes range goes on sale

By Stefano on March 7th, 2013

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I wrote about this a few weeks ago, but the H&M/Brick Lane Cycles clothing range has gone on sale today and you look at all the items and check out all the prices here.

In case you missed the launch.

The spin is that each item has been designed with the needs of modern cyclists in mind. So the items are technically suited to cycling, but still ideal for wearing all day long.

Included are water repellent rider jackets and articulated blazers, caps and more. But is is the vintage-inspired bike jerseys that caught our eye. These are very classy and are made from a mix of Merino wool and recycled polyester.

Describing the range the company says

Shirts come quilted for colder days and in plaid checks with reinforced patches on the lower sleeves. The crewneck top has a zip and ventilation holes, as well as sleeves cut for extra mobility, while the rider T-shirt has a functional pocket on the back. Rider’s trousers similar to a functional chino. Legs are cut for slightly bended knees, a reinforced crotch, and reflective tape seams on the inside leg which are visible when rolled up for extra safety.

I really like this three button tweed style grey jacket. It looks pretty smart for cycling gear is stretch cotton so it moves with you was you cycle and is made from almost all lightweight cotton. And it is a very reasonable £39.99 too.



pick of the blogs

The World’s priciest mobile phone, Valentine’s Day disasters and Football’s top 12 romances

By Stefano on February 14th, 2013

Top stories from Brandish and our pals

The Clash’s incredible 1979 New York shows and the story behind that pic

The best Valentine’s Day disasters – punch ups, murder and Spaghetti attacks

The mobile phone that costs £7,000 – and it isn’t even 4G

Football’s 12 top romances – John and Frank, Ronaldo and himself and more

10 conclusions – Man United V Real Madrid

Realchester Madnited – A composite of the best players of the two CL giants

Loads of rock stars support Arsenal, very few support Man United and which team The Beatles supported

Cool retro cycling gear from, wait for it, H&M

The latest on Arsenal’s injury woes – and who Wenger should play against Blackburn

Very cool festival jacket from Liam Gallaher (and he has played a few) and some cool lightweight coats

Hands on with the latest Adidas Boost and SpringBlade running trainers



Clothing, Coats & Jackets, features, Style

Style – Seven striking Fisherman Coats for landlubbers – H&M, Stutterheim, Jack Wills and more

By Stefano on February 8th, 2013

Who would have thought that Captain Birds Eye would ever be a style role model. Well not quite but fisherman coats and jackets, which started appearing in the ranges of high end brands last year have landed on the (virtual) high street and are here to stay for 2013.

I guess many of these coats are being bought by outdoor types who want to look both sensible and smart, but even if your idea of great outdoors adventure is a trip round the park with the dog you’ll still looks fine in them.

The jackets we have rounded up are split between heavyweight coats designed to withstand the very worst that the North Sea (they are Scandi influenced) can thrown at them and more lightweight numbers that you can team up with deck shoes and shorts.

Stockholm Svart £195

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High quality fisherman's cost direct from a small, but impressive Swedish indie. The makers says that it features the finest craftsmanship, materials and details. Each coat is individually controlled by a skillful seamstress. Stutterheim



Clothing, Cycling, News

H&M teaming up with Brick Lane Bikes for cycling-in-style range

By Gerald Lynch on December 5th, 2012

H&M are getting set to partner with the uber-trendy London cycling experts at Brick Lane Bikes for a new Spring range aimed at cyclists.

Taking design advice from the custom bike specialists, H&M are putting together an 11-piece capsule collection, with the aim being to design a range that cyclists can comfortably and safely wear while riding, and not look like trainspotters once they’ve dismounted and locked up their bikes. It’ll save having to bring a separate set of cycling clothes to work, so long as you keep a can of deodorant handy too.

Highlights of the range include practical Henleys and, yes honestly, a fitted tweed blazer. We can just imagine Bradley Wiggins pulling out his wallet as we type this post up!

Launching on 7 March 2013, the release of the collection and that blazer coincides nicely with the London Tweed Run for 2013, too.

Scroll up to view a video sneak-peak of the range and some of the minds behind its inception.



features, knitwear

Stocking fillers – five jumpers for under £30

By Stefano on November 26th, 2012

We haven’t had a jumper post on this website for a day or two now, which is odd because as John Lewis email pointed out this morning it is only 29 sleeps until Christmas.

Round about now the great jumper sale begins with high street brands traditionally slashing prices in a bid to piss off people who did their Christmas shopping early tempt us to finally buy the knitwear that first caught our eye in September.

Even without the price cutting though there are however a few rather decent sub £30 jumpers that we would take a punt on, and here are five of them.

The massive downsides of cheap jumpers are 1 If they are mainly acrylic then they can be a bit scratchy to wear. 2 If they are cheap wool or wool mix they don’t tend to wash too well and may be out of shape by the time you pull the Christmas tree down.

The massive upside is that you can wear them with pride over the festive season (and in the snow that is inevitably going to hit the UK in December) and they are cheap as chips.

If you have a bit more budget check out these Cashmere, Classic and Statement jumpers.

ASOS Blue Fairisle £26

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It's a lightweight Acrylic/Cotton mix with a fairisle pattern and great value at £26

Stockists

Burton’s

River Island

H&M

Atom Retro BJ

ASOS



features, Gallery, Shirts, top ten, Trends

ALOHA!: Ten almost-tasteful Hawaiian print shirts

By Gerald Lynch on April 18th, 2012

ASOS - Hawaiian Print Shirt - £25

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When the summer heat kicks up a wavy haze off the concrete city streets, we know it can be tough to resist the urge to laze around in just your lightest shirts and underwear.

Yet, we just can’t accept the return of the Hawaiian shirt, this summer’s slob-chic must-have. It’s like someone covered themselves in wallpaper paste, tore the pages out of a tattoo catalogue and rolled around in the scraps, off their nut on umbrella-wearing cocktails.

But who are we to judge the fashion gods? We’ve pooled together ten of our favourite offerings from the likes of ASOS and Ben Sherman, ranging from the blindingly garish to more subtle, understated prints if you’re feeling a little less daring but still want to be on-trend when the heatwave finally kicks in.

So grab your hula skirts and piña coladas and dive into the gallery above for our pick of this year’s best Hawaiian shirts.

While you’re at it, have a listen to our short 60′s summer playlist below. It’s sure to instil some sunshine-surfing spirit in you even if the clouds outside your window are stubbornly grey!

 



Celeb style, Collaborations, features

H&M and David Beckham announce new Bodywear range for men

By Laura on July 28th, 2011

Today H&M and David Beckham announced they are teaming up to produce a new Bodywear range. The line is expected to be released on February 14, 2011 in 1,800 stores spread across 40 countries. This deal apparently marks the beginning of a new long-term partnership between one of the worlds largest fashion retailers and one of the world’s most recognizable sporting icons. We can’t wait to see the results.



Brand Spotlight, features

H&M Spring/Summer 2011 lookbook

By Laura on January 17th, 2011

H&M’s Spring/Summer 2011 lookbook video gives us a sneak peak at what to expect this spring. Andreas Löwenstam, menswear designer at H&M commented on the new collection saying: “Styling makes all the difference this spring. The blazer looks new worn with cargo shorts, and a hooded jacket is dressed up with a shirt and tailored trousers. The combination of black and khaki green is super elegant”,

Key items in the Spring/Summer collection include the blazer, white 5-pocket jeans, uniform-inspired styles, shorts, desert boots, leather belt, briefcase and rucksack. While I like some of the more tailored looks, I think they may have missed the boat with a few items. For example, I really dislike the coverall inspired jumpsuit. What do you think of the collection? Will you be picking up any pieces?



Brand Spotlight, Clothing, Designer Spotlight

WISHLIST: H&M A/W 2009 Crushed Velvet Coat

By Will Reid on May 13th, 2009

hmThe more I write about summer clothes, and slowly accept that summer isn’t actually coming, I look to next winter and start structuring my cold wardrobe. Coats are a notoriously hard thing to get right and a single inch too short or too long can ruin not only an entire look, but an entire wardrobe (well, almost.)

The Fashionisto
has lifted the lid on the latest H&M collection for A/W 2009 and this faux-crushed velvet coat has a bit of an edge on other high-street pieces. With what looks like a simple collar and in solid black, the material of this coat allows it to be easily worn with any items while being a stand-out piece in itself.

I would keep to simple tones but contrast fabrics and textures to build up the layers of an elaborate get-up. Throw in a bit of tacky bling-age to mix up the expensive looking coat but keep it minimal; garish garb is best when less.

(Image: The Fashionisto)



Gallery, News

Matthew Williamson launches menswear range for H&M

By admin on April 29th, 2009

Following on from the high profile launch of Matthew Williamson’s H&M range for women comes his men’s collection.

As you can tell the collection takes inspiration from Williamson’s mix of traditional Brit and colourful hedonism, with brights, seersucker (a brilliant summer fabric) and tie dye. “I have aimed to incorporate a styling juxtaposition where global inspiration is fused with quintessential English style.” said Williamson. It might be a little much to wear all together, but the seperate pieces will definitely give your summer wardrobe some pep.


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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

Just when Karl says no…Opening Ceremony launch website!

By Will Reid on February 16th, 2009

site.jpgFashion extraordinaire and all-round legend Karl Lagerfeld recently told the press that “an H&M dress and a Chanel dress can look the same in a small photo, but not in real life” and explained that he isn’t ready to take the Chanel label online. However, Opening Ceremony (the great albeit not couture label) have just opened their website and online shop.

The online store will offer a mixture of the label’s own collection as well as other brilliant labels. After all, this is a label favoured by many a hipster and frequently sees collaborations with the likes of Chloë Sevigny.

Prepare to max out the credit card.



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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Designer Spotlight

H&M’s next guest designer will be Christian Slater… no wait, Matthew Williamson

By Jonathan Smith on November 26th, 2008

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Up yo your eyeballs in Comme Des Garcons x H&M wear? Bought two of each piece, one to wear and one for keepsies? Sad because the line has been out for weeks now and you don’t know where your next H&M + guest designer cross over hit is coming from? Never fear! Matthew Williamson designer and part time Christian Slater lookalike (seriously check the picture) is here to rescue you! WWD has it that Williamson and H&M will be releasing a line of womenswear at select H&M stores on April 23rd- “But I’m a man!” I hear you cry, well dry your eyes because following this limited release will be a general release of H&M x Williamson summer clothes which will include a menswear line, hurrah!



Designer Spotlight, News

H&M x Comme des Garçons website goes live

By Jonathan Smith on October 28th, 2008

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The H&M Comme des Garçons collab website has gone live and it has prices and everything! Speaking of the prices it all seems to be reasonable and has certainly piqued my curiosity enough to put a mark in my diary for the worldwide release which is of course 13th of November.

The collection does genuinely look really nice and far better than the usual H&M attempts. I usually don’t buy into the business of convenient collaborations between high fashion and high street but this one has really grabbed me by the balls so I can only recommend that you get yourself down to one of the select H&M stores on the release date.

Check the website here.



Clothing, Heroes and Celebrities

H&M does Comme des Garçons

By Jonathan Smith on October 1st, 2008

comme-des-garcons-hm-mens-4.jpgMajor fashion retailer H&M has got together with Japanese fashion ninjas Comme des Garçons to bring you the latest in affordable fashion. H&M is not new to collaborating with the big wigs of fashion, their ’04 colab with Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld springs immediately to mind, so the new line of clothes has been eagerly awaited for months now and has sprung many an internet debate mostly focusing on the cost of the pieces which are to be expected to be on the pricey side for the rock bottom retailer H&M.

Personally I fear that the prices and the clothes themselves may fall into a no man’s land between the thrifty ubiquity of H&M’s standard line and the high level exclusivity of Comme des Garçon’s, both end’s of the scale cancelling each other out landing the line in a chasm of mediocrity… though, *pause for effect* only time will tell…

Jump through for my menswear highlights of the collection available at select stores worldwide from the 13th of November.

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