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Swimming London writer Jenny Landreth on the capital’s best pools #SwimmingWeek

  Writer and journalist Jenny Landreth talks about her favourite pools and why she prefers lidos to swimming in lakes and rivers We first came across you from your excellent swimming blog, Swimming Round London (http://swimmingroundlondon.blogspot.co.uk/). How did that come about? The blog was the first thing I’d written about swimming. I’d been a script editor for a long time …

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shinychrisSwimming London writer Jenny Landreth on the capital’s best pools #SwimmingWeek
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The first London Black Cab has gone cashless – payment by Barclays Ping app

Ian Cable, a London taxi driver, has taken a revolutionary step of becoming the London taxi to be completely cashless. From today until Friday, he will not be accepting cash payments. Instead, Cable will encourage his passengers to pay via Barclays’ Pingit app as part of a trial to introduce mobile payments to taxis. Cable has been a taxi driver for 23 years, and said …

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Tom PritchardThe first London Black Cab has gone cashless – payment by Barclays Ping app
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Sharp & Dapper: Accessories for the self-respecting gentleman

I was recently introduced to Sharp & Dapper. Based in London, the company has revived a classic gentleman’s accessory and brought it into the 21st century. The Shirt Companion, is designed to help any self-respecting gentleman to keep his shirt tucked in and his socks pulled up. The unique ‘suspenders for men’ eliminate the hassle of continuously having to tuck …

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LauraSharp & Dapper: Accessories for the self-respecting gentleman
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London Thru Cafes

In a city like London it can sometimes be overwhelming trying to figure out where the best cafes are. That is why here at Brandish we are absolutely obsessed with a app called London Thru Cafes. This beautifully designed app focuses on independent cafes and has lots of ideas for interesting things to do ranging from all the classic tourist …

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LauraLondon Thru Cafes
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Herring Shoes launch luggage collection

Classic British shoe maker, Herring recently extended their brand by branching into Luggage. The new luggage range includes everything from wash bags to large weekend holdalls, all finished in a super soft dark brown waxed leather. In keeping with their heritage, Herring has named each bag after a London landmark. Our favourite is the Dorchester, a weekend-sized holdall with two …

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LauraHerring Shoes launch luggage collection
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Silas x London Tradition Duffle Coat

The duffle coat truly is a classic winter staple. It’s popularity can be traced back to the British Military for introducing and perfecting the design. One of the best duffel coats we have seen so far this year has to be the collaboration between Silas and Maria and their British cohorts, London Tradition. Made in England, this shortened, hooded classic …

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LauraSilas x London Tradition Duffle Coat
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Topman General Store Shoreditch

Topman have just launched their latest concept store in Brandish’s very own neighbourhood – Shoreditch, London. The store is set to function as a social and fashion destination for the local community. With its exposed brickwalls, it has a very NYC vibe to it and will feature a curated selection of key Topman pieces, seasonal project collaborations with a handful …

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LauraTopman General Store Shoreditch
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Supreme comes to London

Supreme fans get ready… on Thursday September 22nd, Supreme will be opening its London shop. This will be the first Supreme shop in Europe and will carry the entire collection including skateboards & footwear, in addition to special releases such as the Supreme x Levi’s 2011 Fall/Winter Collection. The store will be located at: 2/3 Peter St. London W1F 0AA …

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LauraSupreme comes to London
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Gentlemans Relish – the return of the barber shop

Yesterday evening I headed to Gentlemans Relish in Clerkenwell for some head and face topiary. My hair was long, misshapen, permanently unruly and I’d not shaved for a few days, so this assignment was perfectly timed. A brief run down of the company – Paul Jackson opened the company’s first salon in Colchester in 2007 and has been steadily expanding …

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LauraGentlemans Relish – the return of the barber shop
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Military inspired backpack From Marc by Marc Jacobs

Over the last few weeks, I have noticing a lot of Londoners rocking the backpack. After all it is a great way to carry all your things, whether your off to work or going for an impromptu picnic. One backpack that has caught my eye in particular is this military inspired bag from Marc by Marc Jacobs. The bag features …

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LauraMilitary inspired backpack From Marc by Marc Jacobs
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Casio G-Shock GRX-5600B-2JF

Ahead of the G-shock West launch tonight in Seven Dials, London, I decided to do a little research and check out some of their latest watches. To be honest I was not really expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. One of my favourites is the G-Shock’s GRX-5600, which merges two of the brand’s most iconic styles, the DW-5600 and DW-6900. …

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LauraCasio G-Shock GRX-5600B-2JF

TopMan A.D Project Celebrates Guy Fawkes Night

This weekend bonfires and firework work displays will be taking place across the country for Guy Fawkes Night. To celebrate Topman has created a really cool collection of limited edition monochromatic t-shirts based on the now infamous 1605 gunpowder plot. The shirts are a part of the A.D project, a concept graphic t-shirt collection that takes inspiration from historical events …

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LauraTopMan A.D Project Celebrates Guy Fawkes Night

Top Five: Will’s Summer Wants!

Last summer I was down at Shiny Towers and the gloriously hot days were spent writing, chatting with my fellow Shinies, trying on Drop-Crotch jeans and touring the streets in search of aspirational street style. But despite all the joviality I didn’t quite anticipate the weather (although I refuse to take the blame for that one- when was the last time we had a proper summer?) and ended up the innocent victim of SSS (that’s Skinny jeans in Summer Syndrome.) This summer I am determined to get it right, which is why I have compiled this list of fashion needs (okay, wants.)

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1. Lots of Extra-Hold Hairspray

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Will ReidTop Five: Will’s Summer Wants!

UniQlo @ Selfridges

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Affordable quality pedallers UniQlo are making your shopping experiences that little bit easier by opening a concession in Selfridges Oxford Street. Being UniQlo the space is one of the more colourful parts of Selfridges, looking similar to a Pantone reference book which is in no way a bad thing. The move is designed to introduce the brand to a whole new demographic of buyers and really sets their move into the UK and Worldwide markets in stone. The concession being markedly smaller than any of their stand alone stores, carries an edited menswear collection including their premium ranges, still being competitively priced especially when compared with the other brands that Selfridges stock. The store opened last Monday so get yourself down there and have a shoofty.

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Jonathan SmithUniQlo @ Selfridges

Henry Conway Features in The Guardian’s ‘Best Dressed of 2008′

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The Guardian released its ‘Best Dressed of 2008′ list last week and along with likes of Carine Roitfeld and Alexa Chung, Henry Conway was featured as a sartorial star. The newspaper reports that “anyone who can steal the limelight from Paris Hilton at her own London party courtesy of a dashing white satin suit is OK by us.”

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Will ReidHenry Conway Features in The Guardian’s ‘Best Dressed of 2008′

Brandish Inspiration: Prospective Dazed & Confused ‘British Youth’ Issue

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For their January issue, Dazed & Confused asked the youth of Britain to design a Dazed magazine cover based on a set of images Hedi Slimane photographed for the magazine…

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Will ReidBrandish Inspiration: Prospective Dazed & Confused ‘British Youth’ Issue