Perhaps best know for making us all sick with her seemingly inexhaustible spending power and ability to travel the world at will, teen blogger Sea of Shoes occasionally turns up a stunning male fashion image on her way. I love this image of the young Japanese hipster, something about the worn insouciance of his outfit which looks designer but is probably a collection of vintage/well loved items. Of course, his girly frame might not be what one can aspire to/or desire but the mix of slouchy, slightly faded jersey and killer boots is one that could translate well into something more rugged.
Attending one of East London’s ridiculously trendy gyms as I do, the quota of fashion-focused gym attire is higher than average but there’s still a lot of guys who turn up in washed-out ‘I usually sleep in this but who cares?’ T-shirts and (worse) saggy cargo shorts. At the yoga class where Stella McCartney-clad girls are the mainstay, the balance is even worse. Time to sharpen up in the ‘what to wear whilst exercising’ stakes, methinks.
We talked briefly about H&M’s fashion forward capsule collection and now that pictures are available, we can all get a good gawk at them. Whilst it ultimately comes down to fit and build quality, on first look I’m slightly disappointed.
Right now is the most awkward time to buy clothes. You know you need some more winter clothing but are also aware that spring is just round the corner. Stock up on tees and you’ll be freezing until at least March. Stock up on coats and jumpers and you’ll have nothing to wear come March. It’s this dilemma that’s led us to stockpile our sale coat recommendations into one handy top five post. After this you will see no more winter coats on Brandish. Unless we see a coat we like.