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Black and Purple Rubber Player

By jsmith on June 30th, 2009

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Nixon is a company in it’s relative infancy, in the world of time pieces there is more heritage and history than you can shake a stick at: Rolex, Tag Heuer, Breitling, Bvlgari, Omega all have elaborate back stories usually involving some other notable trade such as aviation or nautical navigation. Nixon makes up for it’s lack of heritage by coming up with contemporary, provocative and colourful designs, the voguish feel of these watches is achieved by using high quality modern materials until now rarely seen around the wrist. The popularity of the products Nixon has been putting out has made the jewellery elite sit up, take notice and put out their own products in less traditional materials, most noticeably Chanel’s J12 coming in both black and white ceramic, though while the others are treading water to keep up Nixon remains ahead of the pack pushing the boundaries and combining new designs with new materials.

The most famous of Nixon’s watches, The Player, is available in a multitude of materials including stainless steel, ceramic and now rubber, with a single jewel in the 6 O’clock position and many a colour to choose from including the brand new black and purple rubber The Player and Nixon keep going from strength to strength.

Nixon watches are ridiculous, over hyped and totally brash, they are the petulant teen playboy amongst the old money and that’s no bad thing to be. For your nearest Nixon dealer click here and jump through for more pics of the black and purple rubber Player.

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T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Purple lumberjack shirt from River Island

By admin on November 5th, 2008

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Buffalo check is all over the high street, but as we saw yesterday with the Winter Scarves pick a simple change of colour can make it seem more unexpected.
River Island‘s lumberjack shirt (£29.99) is an inspired way to bring a little vim to a workwear outfit. Purple is a great hue for menswear, teamed with a little grey it loses its Sweet Valley High connotations and looks smart and adventurous. Perhaps the most desirable adjectives when describing someone’s dress?



pick of the blogs

Pick of the Blogs: purple suede moccasins, fish shoes and Jeff Buckley

By admin on August 8th, 2008

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Purple moccasins are where it’s at, no seriously. Actually I totally see what Bon Vivant means. [SavoirVivre]
Jeff Buckley is such an great style icon for this season, why didn’t I think of it first?! No go and listen to Grace. [Style Salvage]
Fund the design, get Jimyo’s t-shirt. Simple as that. [Hide Your Arms]
The fish print on Tretorn’s pumps is so beautiful it almost brings tears to my eyes. Almost! That’s just a er… A dusty eyelash in my contact lens. [Nylon for Guys]



Footwear, Sales

Topman sale: Black hi-top sneakers

By admin on June 26th, 2008

topman sale hi top patent black purple.jpgTopman’s sale is on and they’re slapping massive discounts tons of stock. My choice are these black and purple hi-tops which are reduced to £20.

Is there any such thing as a pair of ‘evening’ trainers? They’re plain enough to go with most outfits but the patent accent is a nice textural touch and the purple adds interest. Buy them now and stash them away till winter when they’ll look great with a pair of ash-grey jeans.



Footwear, Polls, Trends

Purple Moccasins: Yay or Nay?

By admin on June 20th, 2008

purple shoes.jpgI’ve been slightly Sartorialist obsessed lately, but seeing as his Men.Style blog is pretty well hidden within the site, I thought I’d bring this post to your attention. In it, he notes that Italian men have taken to purple the same way British men take to grey. Now that it’s summer, they’ve graduated from purple sweaters to moccasins.

Being a lover of all things purple, I love the look. But what do you guys think? Vote in the poll after the jump.

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Accessories, Footwear

Pantherella purple socks

By admin on June 12th, 2008

pantherella socks.jpgIf you’re into the trouser turn up trend, you’ll know that wearing turn ups with socks was supposed to be a massive taboo. Most fashion followers have paid no attention to this rule, instead taking it as an opportunity to show off their fancy socks. These Pantherella purple socks would make a great addition to any sock drawer.

These are great for time when you want an outfit to clash in a subtle manner. If you have an outfit based on navy blue, purple socks match perfectly with them – giving off the effect that you make an effort but you don’t try too hard. You can get these from Start for £12.



Footwear

Victoria Plimsolls

By admin on April 29th, 2008

plimsolls.jpgYou know when you kinda like something, but just not enough to buy it? That’s how I feel about boat shoes. Not that they’re not great – and I’m not just saying this to avoid any unnecessary attacks on the blessed colour purple – It’s just that I prefer trainers that look similar to boat shoes over actual boat shoes. Like these Victoria plimsolls.

They’ve got everything I like about boat shoes – they’re navy, low cut and would allow your ankle to breathe during the hot summer – and they have the added bonus of not taking on all the quirks of the boat shoe. Oh, and they cost a grand total of £18, as they’re on sale. If you shop like a man, then this would mean a lot to you.



Clothing, knitwear

Sale alert: Energie purple cardigan

By admin on April 24th, 2008

ENERGIE-MO14_V1.jpgIf you shop like a man then you’ll be glad to know that this Energie cardigan has gone on sale. Purple hasn’t infiltrated the menswear market like it has the women’s but that’s all the more reason to get into it.

Now that Cardigans are worn by everyone, you’ll need a little something extra to separate yourself from the lads mag fans. The only problem with this cardi is that it is 40% acrylic. Apparently acrylic jumpers are used as a torture technique in the new series of 24. Jack Bauer makes victims wear an acrylic jumper without an undershirt and just waits for them to crack. It takes time, but they all crack.

But I digress. This cardigan is available for $59.99 from Revolve clothing.



T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Uniqlo Purple T-shirt

By admin on March 28th, 2008

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Why are all Uniqlo’s purple pieces labelled as navy? It’s not exactly a world changing problem, but it’s still an irritation. Take this “purple” Shotaro Ishinomori tee for instance. It looks purple in the picture. It looks purple in the store. The only people saying it isn’t purple are Uniqlo.

But enough about that. Whilst this t-shirt is in season with the purple colours and all, it’s also a sign of Manga geekery. Shotaro Ishinomori is the kind of guy that everyone who follows Manga knows about but no one outside does. A Manga Neil Young, if you will. Do your research on this guy before you get this tee or prepare to get heckled every time you pass Forbidden Planet.



Entertainment, Jeans & Trousers

Short shorts, the debate goes on…

By admin on March 26th, 2008

shortswham.jpgAs you may have noticed, Short shorts are a major topic of debate around Brandish. In fact, having failed to get my local MP to ask this at the House of Commons, I went to this week’s recording of Question Time. In between questions about the budget, I got up and yelled ‘but what about short shorts? Yay or Nay?’ I’ve got a funny feeling they won’t be airing that segment. It’s a shame really.

The whole short shorts debate has seen everything from Wham accusations to sly attacks on the colour purple (the actual colour, not the Oscar winning film). Reader Mark indirectly brought up the issue of people who are, shall we say, slightly larger than life wearing short shorts. That issue has been solved by the makers of skinny jeans – just don’t make them past a waist size of 36.

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News

Purple tipped to go from strength to strength this autumn

By ShinyMedia on March 12th, 2008

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According to Drapers purple is set to make a lasting impression on menswear wardrobes this autumn but I’m not convinced. Steve Cochrane, managing director of independent department store
Psyche in Middlesbrough, said: "Purple is already a big colour and is
going to get bigger. Lilac is popular now, but it’s going to be full-on
purple for autumn." Shades from lavender to plum have proved pretty
popular with buyers but they’ve shied away from block colours opting
instead for stripes or checks.

There are lots of hot colours around at the moment, -brights like coral and sky blue and neutral shades of beige, grey and taupe are still looking fresh, but purple seems to be a bit of a faddy shade. Trend colours are always a bit hit and miss and can sometimes be a bit of an obvious fashion choice. Having said that Uniqlo have a merino wool cardigan on offer in a pretty subtle aubergine colour which I could go for. Are you a purple fan? Take our poll!

[Source: Drapers]

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knitwear

Energie Purple Cardigan

By admin on March 11th, 2008

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With the whole purple thing taking off pretty
slowly, now is a good a time as any to buy into it. They’re won’t be many people
wearing it and you’ll avoid Topman syndrome – as in you won’t leave the store
seeing six people wearing the same item you just bought. What more could you ask
for?

Not much, I hope. But we’re going to show
you an item that’s half price and purple just because we love you guys so much.
This Energie
cardigan
is ahead of trend for the princely sum of $59. The only downside
is that it’s 40% acrylic. 40% isn’t Topman standards, but it’s still 40% too
much acrylic. If you can get past that, then you can get this cardigan from
revolveclothing.com



Clothing, knitwear

WISHLIST: Shag Fleece Hoody from American Apparel

By Will Reid on March 7th, 2008

ServeaspAbout a week ago, my colleague Jason posted on a pair of pretty cool purple trainers. Continuing on the trend of purple items (remember what I said about us inheriting last’s season’s woman trends?) I bring you this Shag Fleece Hoody from American Apparel.

It is zip-up and light enough to wear during the summer and thin enough to layer with other items during the colder months- British summer included. It is unisex and therefore more fitted which for some is a devil in disguise. It has a kangaroo pocket and ribbed waistband and cuffs. The shag is on the outside which may sound cheap but trust me is better than the knit-rag effect of having it anywhere else. Available in brown, mustard, blue and soon black, it is little wonder that this is one of the brand’s highest rated items.
 

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Footwear

Puma leopard print high tops

By admin on February 28th, 2008

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There’s been a bit of a Puma overload at
Brandish lately, so I solemnly promise that this will be the last post on
anything involving Puma. Until the next one, which could be tomorrow. Hey, they
don’t say people in fashion are fickle just for alliteration purposes.

Before we go on this Puma strike, we
thought we’d show you these leopard
print high tops
, which are amazing for three reasons. 1 – they’re leopard
print; 2 – they’re purple; 3 – They’re £40. If that’s not enough to get you
dribbling over your computer, then you’re dead inside.



Clothing

And another one… PacMan T-shirt from Super Superficial

By admin on February 26th, 2008

Ssf0024_pacman_350We at Brandish have been doggedly following this trend to the point that it could have some kind of restraining order placed on us.  The next chapter comes from Super Superficial, a London based T-shirt design company with a shop in Kingly Court.
Inky, Pinky, Blinky and Clyde as any child of the 80s can tell you, were the ghosts from PacMan and here lies the beauty of this T-shirt trend. Whether you like it or not, one of the functions of fashion is to delineate groups but this T-shirt makes a private joke of that. Wearing a PacMan T-shirt says you like the 80s. This one says you were actually there. And what’s more, it only says that to other people who were there.




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