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Get the look: Sea of Shoes’ slouchy Japanese androgyne

By cchapman on July 2nd, 2009

DSC_1694.jpgPerhaps best known 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, black faded jersey and killer boots is one that could translate well into something more rugged.

My first thought when trying to assemble a similar look was Rick Owens. But with OkiNi Rick Owens stock (at least in black) thin on the ground, American Apparel present a much more affordable alternative. Their slim jersey pants and a short sleeved hooded T are definitely on the mark. Leaving you cash to splash on some killer boots like Paul Smith’s orientalist Kasmin boots or try vintage stores for something slouchy in brown.

Main image, Sea of Shoes blog


Dandy on the treadmill: time to spruce your gym-kit

By Colin Chapman on May 7th, 2009

Thumbnail image for yoga_wear.jpgAttending 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 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.

Whilst I’d love to suggest you don an entire Rick Owens selection for your workout, unless you really are married to Gwynnie the prices are prohibitive. Meanwhile, these mainly-bamboo fabric pants will keep you cool and add to your karma. A printed cotton tank adds a bit of visual interest whilst you perfect your downward-facing dog. A classic lozenge-shaped gym bag is essential to sling across those toned shoulders on the way out. An attention to detail with simple, considered choices is the way to go – American Apparel-sponsored 80s irony is definitely wearing thin.

Deluxe yoga mat, Agoy, bamboo sweatpants Bam, printed tank, ASOS, bag APC.

Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

H&M’s Fashion forward collection

By admin on July 30th, 2008

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.

There’s a reliance on the colour grey, presumably to tone down the edginess of the looks and some of the pieces have already been done on the high street. On the bright side, I do like the look of the blazer on the far right and Rick Owens-esque long sleeved shirt (far left) looks like it could be an interesting piece. You’ll be able to judge for yourself come mid September, when the collection is released.

Clothing, Top Five

Top Five: Sale coats

By admin on January 11th, 2008


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.

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