Most people use the date the clocks go back as the official start of Spring but at Brandish we pay attention to altogether more stylish markers.
I bring you this fine picture of a young man in shorts and t-shirt not to taunt you but to remind you of warmer times.
At the Arcadia Christmas press day yesterday I was reminded that flannel/check/plaid is going to be huge this autumn, both Burton and Topman had lumberjack-style shirts in their collections. As much as we’ve been plugging madras on Brandish maybe it’s time to take a checkbreak for a month or two so you don’t get too bored of the trend. Printed …
The Sartorialist isn’t convinced by shorts suits, but his images of sports jackets worn with shorts does indeed work well for the summer months.
If, for some bizarre reason, you haven’t hopped onto the Madras train yet we are still offering alternatives. Alternatives that don’t stray outside of the nautical look, but alternatives nonetheless.
After reading Dave Walker’s comment on my tassel loafers post I had a look a the J.Simons website and what a treat it is! You really get a feel for his commitment to style and passion, and John himself has some really great stories from his youth:
So the news is in on the provenance of Chris Taylor’s shirt and unfortunately it’ll be hard to get the exact same one.
Bricolage are a band I saw last week as part of the excellent Twee as Fuck club night, and as much as I loved their music (click on the link to hear the brilliant ‘footsteps’) what immediately struck me was the awesomeness of their outfits. Their bassist sported an impressive madras shirt and I immediately thought of all you lovely Brandish readers.
No word from Grizzly Bear about the provenance of that madras shirt but I’m not giving up on checks yet.
When Paul, one of our commenters asked where he could find a madras shirt similar to the one Chris Taylor from Grizzly Bear is sporting in my short shorts post I went on a madras mission. I’m waiting to hear from Gizzly Bear’s publicist about the actual shirt (which will probably end up coming from a thrift store) but in the meantime here are my top five shirts to give you your madras fix.