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Entertainment, Lifestyle & Gadgets, News

Computer Kylie? Moving Maddona? Esquire Bag The ‘First Ever Digital Cover!’

By Will Reid on August 26th, 2008

aliEsquire0468.jpgA fantastically over-the-top and outrageously extravagant magazine issue seems to be à la mode for the brand anniversaries of today. Lacoste reworked Visionaire for their 75th Anniversary and now Esquire, the mens lifestyle magazine, is celebrating their 75th (coincidence?) with the World’s first ‘Digital Cover.’ In Brandish speak: a cover that actually moves!

There will only be 100,000 copies of this issue and when it appears on newsstands come September, it will boast that “the 21st Century Begins Now!” The New York Times reports that the issue will come with an attached battery pack.

Who will get the cover- an undoubtedly huge boost for any career!

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Clothing, Entertainment, News

The Brandish Sphere of Influence- Mr Mills Style Column?

By Will Reid on July 23rd, 2008

mrmills2.jpgJust two weeks ago, Brandish reviewed the first edition of the Sunday Times Style Magazine’s ‘Mr Mills’ menswear and style column. I decided that Mills needed to brighten up a bit and make the column a little more cheery and summer-inclined if he was to hold the attention of readers. Well, call me egotistical, but is it pure coincidence that the latest edition of the column featured pieces on swim trunks, sunglasses, lime green hair oil and bright-coloured ties?

Jason also picked up on the possible influence of Brandish yesterday with a post on Taz of Sa-Ra. We’re not serious of course, but Mr Mills does look set to be a great read.

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Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Vogue Germany- August 2008: Daniel Craig

By Will Reid on July 15th, 2008

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“Before Breakfast, I Am No Style Icon.”

It was revealed yesterday afternoon that the latest issue of Vogue Germany has a multiple cover. One goes to Toni Garrn and the other to Brandish fave, Daniel Craig.

Daniel is shot by Rankin in a relatively boring editorial, and the cover headline is “Mr. Style & Mrs. Chic.” I like the colour palette of hot red with the white-light background and cool colours of Craig’s outfit, but the pout is a bit off and the turn of this good-looker’s head makes it look as if he has an odd and inflamed left-ear.

Read on for some shocking German translations and more details of this issue.

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Clothing, News

Mr Mills: The Sunday Times Style Magazine’s New Menswear Columnist

By Will Reid on July 10th, 2008

Thumbnail image for mrmills.jpgThe Sunday Times Style Magazine has, for me, always been a source of great fashion advice but on Sunday, it was the magazine’s new menswear columnist David Mills who I had my eye on.

In his first post (blogger-vocab just fills such a niche in the English language,) Mills talked of great British traditions and this ranged from an observation on cricket attire and classic socks to Huw Edward’s ties.

While entertaining, Mills is too negative and with lines like “Cricket kit used to be…” and “not for the office,please: nobody likes characters,” you are left feeling reprimanded by a headmaster and not advised by a fashion-conscious metrosexual.

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Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Mario Testino Lets Slip – VMAN Cover to Chase Crawford

By Will Reid on July 8th, 2008

chase-crawford.jpgIn a 3-week diary for The Independent, Mario Testino has revealed all on life as one of fashion’s big players. But catching our attention is the news that Mario was in New York on the 18th of June to shoot Gossip Girl‘s Chase Crawford for VMAN’s next issue.

As a forward and delightfully stylish mag for in-the-know sartorialists, VMAN is always one to watch and Brandish has previously reported on its great use of graphics and imagery in different editorials.

Testino reports that he shot “a young actor called Chase Crawford – he’s, like, the heartthrob of the moment. It’s much more unusual for me to photograph guys. I find women are more exciting because you can play with the fashion. With men, there are more restrictions.”

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Designer Spotlight, News, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Visionaire 54 SPORT- A Lacoste Tribute

By Will Reid on July 1st, 2008

visionairelacoste.jpgThe latest edition of Visionaire has been outed as a tribute to Lacoste’s 75th Anniversary. So far, the infamously expensive Visionaire collection has seen issues made of puzzles and vinyl records but we are now being treated to the ‘first wearable issue.’ Confused? Let me explain.

This issue of Visionaire, in collaboration with Lacoste, will contain three state-of-the-art “full-coverage, full-colour, photographically-printed Lacoste polo shirts featuring artwork by some of the world’s leading artists and photographers.” Basically, the magazine will come in the form of a suitcase containing twelve images and three different shirts. There will be one small, one medium and one large within each copy and there will be four different sets of the SPORT issue. Included is the artwork of Nick Knight, Karl Lagerfeld and Michael Stipe to name but a brilliant few.

The issue will be previewed during next week’s Paris Haute-Couture collections. Those with a subscription are guaranteed a copy.

Each issue costs $250 (£125.)



Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

US Vogue- June 2008: Pierce Brosnan and Chris Noth

By Will Reid on May 20th, 2008

The latest issue of American Vogue features a lot of male celebrities (of the more mature, realistic and relatable variety) taking the place of over-ripped and bicep-bulging models. SATC’s Chris Noth and Sarah Jessica Parker dash around New York, avoiding paparazzi, lusting after each other in couture (and having it all captured by Annie Leibovitz) while Pierce Brosnan and Daria Werbowy run, spy and sail their way through San Francisco in a summer-inspired shoot by Mario Testino.

See after the jump for all the pictures, all the information and all the main men’s fashion!

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Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities

Interview- June/July 2008- Marc Jacobs is Andy Warhol!

By Will Reid on May 19th, 2008

marc jacobs.jpgContinuing his penchant for artist/fashion collaborations, Marc Jacobs has taken to this month’s Interview cover as Andy Warhol. The magazine was founded by Warhol and this month marks the artist’s 80th anniversary.

WWD has reported that the fashion designer was shot by Mikael Jansson after Todd Eberle spotted him at a party and told Interview’s Glenn O’Brien “Gee, Marc Jacobs is the new Andy Warhol.” WWD tells of how Marc was told of similarities between himself and Warhol but claims “Warhol is Warhol. He’s practically a god. I thought, ‘I’m going to get a lot of hell for this.’”

Keep reading for more information and pictures (including Marc in drag!)

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Heroes and Celebrities, News

Man About Town- Issue 2- Hayden Christensen

By Will Reid on April 5th, 2008

hayden6.JPGSo I realise that this is the second time we ( fine, I) have looked at Hayden Christensen on a magazine cover over a relatively short time period but surely a young male celebrity who has every reason to be guarded with the use of his image but agrees to be on the cover of a men’s (non-dirty) magazine in only its second issue deserves to mentioned in our blog? Now better looking blog I might mention.

That and the fact that this issue contains interviews with Alexander McQueen, Editorials with Catherine McNeil, Sean Opry, Camilla Akrans and a whole feature shot underwater. Honestly, am I the only one supressing their child-like excitement here?

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VMAN 10- Spring/Summer 2008: Ashton Kutcher

By Will Reid on April 1st, 2008

ASHTON KUTCHER .jpg About a month ago, I posted on an accessories editorial that had used graphics and colour to present a Manga-style perspective of this season’s it-items. Well now, that same issue of one of menswear’s most fashion-forward magazines has been released and Ashton Kutcher is on its cover. Fake arms, wires, polished warriors- everything gleams with the shine of modernity. Ashton poses with a synthetic arm and his accompanying editorial, entitled ‘I’m Not Real,’ is fun and fast as well as overly-futuristic.

See after the jump for an issue review and more pictures.

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Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Fantastic Man Spring/Summer 2008: Tom Ford

By Will Reid on March 6th, 2008

Img121zh0When I have to be up at 6:30 tomorrow to tour a newbie I know I really shouldn’t be up late on The Fashion Spot, but if you see Tom Ford on the cover of a fairly underground men’s fashion mag it would be criminal not to post.

The news only came out on The Fashion Spot at 10:30 and at the time of writing it is 11:24 so there is not any news on contents at the moment except for the obvious presence of Mr. "My ads are so raunchy they should be banned" Ford.

Any followers of the great fashion maverick will know that he has successfully released fragrances for Estée Lauder as well as his own him and her scents. Also, Ford has released a sunglasses range and a menswear line both of which are firm fashion favourites. The sub-title of the cover states of the "wicked masterplan of the super gentleman" and I can only imagine what that wicked plan entails-ah, how much I love sartorial drama.



Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Dazed and Confused: Madonna April 2008

By Will Reid on February 29th, 2008

Madonnadazedconfusedcopy_6Okay, okay- so Madonna on a magazine cover isn’t strictly menswear news but if anyone has pushed the boundaries of androgyny, it’s Madonna. As she appears on the cover of the latest issue of Dazed and Confused clad in horns, Chanel boxing gloves and peek-a-boo lingerie, Madonna is once again mixing men’s and femme’s. 

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Accessories, News

VMAN 10- Spring/Summer 2008- Boy Toys

By Will Reid on February 11th, 2008

Vman10_boytoyl1_2The next issue of VMAN magazine looks set to make the monthly magazine pile if the following taster is anything to go by. The editorial in question is ‘Boy Toys,’ a story on the latest men’s accessories. It is a feature that mixes trademark V-publication graphic design with great photography by Erwan Frontin for a dynamic and embarrassingly alluring take on this season’s must-haves. I’m not sure whether it is the Transformer-style set design, fluorescent backgrounds or pure robo-brilliance but for some reason this spread draws the reader in and you can’t help thinking how clever the V-team is. I know its clichéd but I can’t think of a more suitable way to sum up this editorial than to say, “Mission accomplished.”

See after the jump for the second picture.

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Heroes and Celebrities, News

Psst! -Rachel Bilson in American GQ

By Will Reid on February 1st, 2008

00001f_2Someone in the lingerie trade must be pulling major PR strings. Just when we had got to grips with Lily and Gemma on the cover of i-D, we now have Rachel Bilson in American GQ. The ex-OC starlet is publicizing her new action film, Jumper, and talks about her own life, a childhood car crash and jumps on the celebrity bandwagon of adding her two pence to the Britney Spears debate (Bilson personally thinks we should all leave her alone.) In the accompanying interview and Ellen Von Unwerth-shot editorial, Bilson proves herself to be a confident and re-invented actress amidst a sea of young starlets threatening to steal her American-sweetheart crown. Not that she wanted it anyway.

See after the jump for more pictures. Read the article on men.style.com

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Designer Spotlight, News

i-D February2008-The Boyz II Men Issue

By Will Reid on January 25th, 2008

Le76a8ce064e6c9018debbdye8_2The latest issue of i-D magazine is dedicated entirely to men, as you would guess from the rather provocative cover image.

Gemma Ward and Lily Donaldson take the cover with a photo by Emma Summerton and styled by Edward Enninful, a duo who have more than proved themselves when it comes to attention-grabbing images. The website description of this month’s issue starts with the line "Grow your stubble, flex your muscles and open doors for the ladies.

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