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Brand Spotlight, features, sunglasses

Woodzee: beautiful wooden sunglasses

By Laura on September 19th, 2011

A few weeks ago the guys over at Woodzee got in touch to tell us all about their beautiful handcrafted wood sunglasses.

We have seen a few wooden frames around recently and love the concept, but for the most part they have been vastly over priced. Woodzee, on the other hand have managed to maintain a high degree of quality, while at the same time making their glasses incredibly affordable, starting at just $85.

The 100% wood shades currently come in two different styles, Aviators and Wayfarers. Each pair is hand-made with either original bamboo, stained bamboo, Zebra wood, or Pear wood, making no one pair identical. To top it off, for those eco-conscious Woodzee will plant a tree for every pair of sunglasses sold.

We might be heading into winter, but I absolutely love these glasses and plan on picking up a pair next pay day.

Woodzee ship internationally and all styles are available for purchase here.



Accessories, features, sunglasses

TOMs launch eyewear collection

By Laura on June 13th, 2011


TOMs have just expanded their charity-meets-commerce business model, to included sunglasses…and we here at Brandish can’t get enough. Continuing their tradition of one-for-one, they will be offering assistance to people in need of ocular surgery, reading glasses or sunglasses. The collection includes two different styles one clearly Wayfarer-inspired, the other a wire-framed aviator. So if you need a pair of new sunglasses make sure to check out TOMs.



Accessories, sunglasses

Crap Eyewear: Get the SoCal beach look

By Laura on May 9th, 2011

Crap Eyewear have been generating a lot of buzz amongst celebs and sun lovers alike over the past few weeks.
Branded as “Wild sunglasses for wild people,” Crap Eyewear is all about the Southern Californian beach bum lifestyle.
Started as a fun side project by a group of friends several years ago, it has now developed into a full blown label, worn by the like of hip-hop collective Odd Future and Lil’ Wayne. The 2011 collection sees a number of great new colourways and two new frame styles, the Hollywood Lawns and the Lo Max. Check out the full collection here



Accessories, Collaborations, sunglasses

Waiting For The Sun collaborate on Rockwell by Parra Sunglasses

By Laura on March 2nd, 2011

While on the subject of glasses, Parra’s Rockwell label recently teamed up with the Parisian eyewear brand Waiting For The Sun to give a new twist to their classic sunglasses.
Made from bamboo, the wooden frames come in a natural color, with red painted fronts and green arms.
They are available now for €120 in limited quantities from Moustache, and come with an accompanying scarf.



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No-way-farers

By Jonathan Smith on May 29th, 2009

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There’s an urban myth that in London that you are never 8 feet away from a rat, it’s clearly bullshit but you try to get 8 feet away from a pair of Wayfarers this summer- you won’t. The number of companies ripping off the Ray Ban original is staggering with prices and quality ranging from £12 for a cheap pair from Topman up to £115 for a pair of Ray Ban’s from ASOS.

However if you’re like myself then you don’t want to wear this seasons equivalent of vermin but don’t want to spend £115 on some awesome but very breakable/losable/lendable sunny G’s. My suggested solution is these Cheap Monday Night Watch Wayfarers, cheap at 200 Krona (under £17) and looking more than your average Wayfarer with a squarer, more angled structure. These shades come in 3 colours: light turtle (pictured above), grey and black all available at Caliroots and though it is a bit of a snub having to pay the same again in P+P that you have for the glasses themselves (200 Krona) for £34 you have a pair of branded, wellmade Wayfarers that won’t make you cry if you drop ‘em under a bus.



Accessories, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Can You See it…Which Popstar Has Been Taking Style Cues from Calvin Harris?

By Will Reid on May 6th, 2009

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Calvin Harris, the Dumfries-born DJ who is often tipped with providing the backing track to the vintage wave of last summer, is currently topping the charts with his ‘I’m Not Alone’ and while watching his latest video I was suddenly aware of the BOT male’s striking similarity to another No. 1 popstar…

See after the jump for the big reveal!

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Summer sunglasses: go for retro bright or classic cool

By admin on April 28th, 2009

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Ray-Bans were last year’s hit sunnies, but this year maybe try something a little more anonymous?


Next
‘s orange sunglasses retail at £12, and despite the lack of branding still have a distinctive retro look. The orange frames look great with a tan and there’s a nice clash going on with the purple lenses. Mango’s pair (£23) are for the more classically minded, the tortoiseshell frame and old fashioned shape will go great with a ‘Talented Mr Ripley‘ style summer look.



Accessories, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Tavi the Super-Stylish Style Rookie Takes Inspiration From An Unexpected Male Figure…

By Will Reid on April 22nd, 2009

Untitled+2.jpgTavi, the famously fab 12 year-old blogger, is often cited as one of the most fashion-forward figures of the current style circuit. Fashion folk worldwide tune into her Style Rookie blog each day to get a glimpse of her latest get-ups and commentaries. When I saw this photo of her wearing her classic Slow and Steady Wins the Race sunglasses, I was reminded of one of my favourite males and his similar sunnies.

See after the jump to find out who I’m on about!

(Image: Style Rookie)

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Accessories, Clothing, Polls

Brandish Poll: Do you Dare? Bum-Bags!

By Will Reid on March 3rd, 2009

n684944737_1400897_1301033.jpgAt a disco the other night, the theme was ‘City vs. Country’ and stuck for ideas, a friend and I decided to go as tacky tourists. Cue vintage novelty braces, high-waisted denim shorts and charity shop shirts.

My charity shop bum-bag has been the focus of much attention. While it was only a joke item, a few friends have since been talking about it and I wonder if it could be worked into an actual outfit.

Outside of an outrageously-themed disco, I think I will wear the accessory when I go to India in March with cartoon-print Harem trousers, white plimsolls, a plain white vest and vintage sunglasses (at right.) Practical and high-fashion!

Yay or Nay?

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Accessories, Designer Spotlight, sunglasses

WISHLIST: Kris Van Assche for Oliver Peoples Sunglasses S/S Collection ’09

By Will Reid on February 9th, 2009

kris-van-assche-for-oliver-peoples-2009-spring-summer-01.jpgKris Van Assche, creative head of Dior Homme, and luxury sunglasses label Oliver Peoples have already put out successful collections of their collaborative designs but this week has seen the launch of the Spring/Summer 2009 collection.

The sunglasses for this season are still over-sized but thinner and sleeker than the thick-rimmed versions of previous seasons. Available in black, white and a divine tortoiseshell, these sunglasses (yet to be given a pricetag) are sure to feature on the WISHLIST of the entire Brandish team.

(Source: Hypebeast)



Clothing, Heroes and Celebrities, Outfit picks

Love The Look: Toby Jones/ Truman Capote in ‘Infamous’

By Will Reid on January 5th, 2009

capote.jpgDuring the Christmas season, I was lovingly entrusted with a vintage copy of Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood.’ The book has definitely lived up to its reputation and the two films that have been made about the creation of the book (‘Capote’ starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and ‘Infamous’ with Toby Jones) offer not only a great plot but awesome fashion.

To achieve the look, buy simple jumpers in bright colours and wear them with trenches and blazers in base colours such as khaki, black and brown. Add either jeans or cords (if you want to edge towards a more formal look,) and bold accessories. Over-sized tortoiseshell sunglasses, fedoras, three watches at a time. Why not go all-out?

(Image Source: imdb)



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Brandish Christmas Picks: Sophia Kokosalaki sunglasses from Oak NYC

By admin on December 3rd, 2008

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From a toothbrush for a fiver to some sunnies that will set you back $286 dollars, Sophia Kokosalaki’s aviators come in a mouthwatering purple tint.

Sunglasses might seem like an odd choice for a Yuletime gift but if someone gave me these for Christmas I would put them in a glass cloche as an exciting reminder of sunnier times until March or thereabouts. A wonderful injection of colour for any outfit these sunnies are available from Oak.



Designer Spotlight

Lanvin create new heights of longing with their accessories collection

By admin on November 28th, 2008

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The folks at Selectism have been going crazy over Lanvin‘s AW accessories and it’s easy to see why.
The feathered ties above are just a taster of the exciting eye candy on offer from the French label. I’m a bit of an Alber Elbaz fangirl at the best of times but even the haters (is there such a thing as Elbaz haters?!) can agree this isn’t a collection to be sniffed at. The copper embroidered lace ups are the height of dandy chic and I love the retro stylings of the tinted sunnies. Other highlights in this collection include reassuringly thick soled suede lace-ups, chain mail scarves and covetable bags.



Accessories, sunglasses

Sabre Madness (has nothing to do with the rise in knife crime)

By Jonathan Smith on September 4th, 2008

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Coming this Autumn masters of eye wear Sabre are bringing you the “Madness”. With inter changeable arms and frame colours these shades are fully customisable and come in a mix of matte and shiny finishes. Great for all that Autumn sunshine we get in the UK?… I suppose they would be good for hangovers. Available soon from Sabre and the usual suspects. Check out some more pics after the jump.

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Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Celeb Style: Steve Jones’ Summer Lovin’

By Will Reid on August 20th, 2008

stevejones.jpgSteve Jones was seen on Monday with rumoured new girlfriend Fearne Cotton. A stylish, undoubtedly TV-friendly pair, I have to admit that I actually think Steve is better dressed on this particular date.

Let’s start with the leather jacket- this staple item is unexpectedly hard to pull off (without looking like a T-Bird; never a good look.) Jones’ version is masculine yet still on trend and the slim-fit detail means that your swagger won’t be shapeless. The white canvas brogues are a perfect summer piece and can be worn on holiday with a pair of shorts or actually in the UK with jeans, as seen here. Add black Wayfarer-style glasses and run the risk of looking like a trend-victim or try a non-Ray Ban style and be all-out original, fashion quirkiness will get you a Brandish A-Grade.

(Image: Rex Features)




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