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News, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

This is what a £60,000 t-shirt looks like

By Gerald Lynch on August 1st, 2012

I once bought a vintage second-hand Prince Purple Rain tour t-shirt on eBay for £80. It felt like the most extravagant garment I’d ever bought at the time at a score short of £100 (and even more so when it actually arrived, stained and moth-eaten as it was).

But £60,000 for a t-shirt? That’s just madness.

But that’s almost what an incredibly limited edition t-shirt has just sold for on eBay.

The one-off all-over print Nike Air Yeezy 2 t-shirt, created by artist WilFry sold on eBay earlier this month for a staggering $90,300 (£57,789.68).

The t-shirt was part of promotional items surrounding the launch of the Nike Air Yeexy 2 trainers, a collaboration between the sneaker brand and rapper Kanye West. 3,000 pairs of the platinum/grey trainers were made, but few other than Kanye himself would have been able to afford the t-shirt.

T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Freddie Flintoff teams up with Jacamo to offer smart menswear for the British Summer

By shinychris on July 9th, 2012

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Yet again, summer is proving to be as unpredictable as ever with endless downpours, freak winds and everything in-between. And when a rare sunny spell does come, it catches you quite by surprise on a day when you’ve taken a smart mac and umbrella with you. Typical.

When you don’t know what the weather is going to do from one day to the next, how on earth are you supposed to know what to wear in the morning? Summer used to be the time when we enjoyed ditching our suits for a more relaxed look and this is especially true for larger and taller men, who welcomed the chance to pull on a more comfortable T-shirt.

So what is a man to do? Well, with a bit of smart dressing, you can select outfits that will look good in any weather conditions. Take inspiration from cricketer Freddie Flintoff – after years of rain stopping play when he played for Lancashire and England, he won’t let a few rainclouds ruin his day, or his fashion sense.

With his smart yet casual look, Freddie always looks dapper and at 6ft 4in, he proves that taller men can find good smart clothes that fit them without having to resort to an ill-fitting T-shirt or baggy jeans. Freddie recently teamed up with men’s fashion store Jacamo, which specialises in clothes for larger and taller men, and his range includes a check shirt and smart navy polo shirt that would be suited to all types of British weather. You could team either of these tops with smart jeans or trousers for a stylish look that would be perfect for a night out or your work’s dress-down day.

You could also take Freddie’s lead and team a smart black suit with a grey T-shirt. Choose tees with a high-quality finish in a jersey fabric for a more designer look and when selecting your suit, pick lightweight materials so you won’t be too hot if the temperature rises.

Chinos are very fashionable this summer and they will also suit wet or sunny weather, while on-trend loafers or boat shoes will add a stylish summer touch to your outfits even on the cloudiest of days.

Whatever your size and whatever the weather, you can still look your best by making smart fashion choices – and you’ll turn far more heads than you would have done in that baggy T-shirt.

Brand Spotlight, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts, Top Five

Out of Print – Great Shirts From Classic Book Covers

By Laura on November 9th, 2010

Out of Print started as a graduate thesis project, for Philadelphia-based designer Mikey Burton. He wanted to makes shirts that simply got young adults interested in reading. The collection celebrates the world’s great stories through fashion. The shirts feature iconic and often out of print book covers for classics including “The Great Gatsby,” “The Outsiders,” “Animal Farm” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

The collection ranges from $28-38 and for each shirt sold, one book is donated to a community in need through their partner Books For Africa.

Check out the gallery of our 5 favourites from the collection below.

T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Affordable expression: custom T’s

By jsmith on July 10th, 2009


You can’t get a tattoo anymore, everyone has them. Everyone has t-shirts too but t-shirts cost, hurt and infect less.

You’ve been able to get your own t-shirts printed for years now, but until recently they have been on the shoddy and expensive side of things, now though you can get yourself a quality T printed with your personal slogan for around the £20 mark, not bad considering that’s what you would pay on the high street for a totally ubiquitous t-shirt. is where I get all my shirts printed up at, they give you plenty of options, free P+P and there is no minimum order- winner. There are plenty other places out there to get shirts custom printed so you are spoilt for choice, personally I like the classic black print on white but the possibilities are endless. So it’s time to get personal with your clothing and enjoy finding that fine line between witty and offensive.

T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Christopher Shannon teams up with Activision for Prototype tees

By admin on June 18th, 2009

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Liverpudlian designer Christopher Shannon has teamed up with Activision to produce a range of tees inspired by cult video game Prototype.

Taking his cues from lead character Alex Mercer Shannon has created a selection of printed tees which would please fashion fan and gamer alike. Christopher Shannon came onto the scene with the Topman MAN show, and it’s great to see him get commissions off the back of it.

Commercial as it may be Activision are keeping this exclusive by making it phone order only, you’ll have to ring 020 7693 6985 to get your hands on the tees.

Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities, Polls

Brandish Poll: The Met, the Models, the Mess! Keifer Sutherland and Jack McCullough Brawl?

By Will Reid on May 7th, 2009

brandishtees.jpgIn the aftermath of the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala, fashionistos/as across the world have been gorging over that turban, Madonna’s wackiness, Rihanna’s brilliant tux and Naomi’s beautiful boycott. However, it emerged today that off the red carpet a fight was on and statements are being made across the fashion universe in response to reports that Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCullough was headbutt by 24′s Keifer Sutherland after McCullough supposedly knocked Brooke Shields over.

Surely not, I hear you cry. But yes, McCullough’s rep has confirmed today that “anyone who knows Jack McCollough knows that he would not hurt a fly…all we can say at this point is that he was the victim of a vicious, violent, unprovoked assault and that the matter is in the hands of the authorities.” How delightful!

The question stands- are you Team McCullough or Team Sutherland?

(Tees courtesy of Topman!)

Accessories, Footwear, Luggage, Trends

Seb Law’s Summer Picks: Acne sandals, Mulberry bags and Levi’s shorts

By admin on April 22nd, 2009

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Seb Law is a grown up business Editor by day, dj by night, and in between finds time to maintain his blog at The Staple and keep us entertained on Twitter. He kindly provided us with his summer picks, which get us in the mood for long days at the park, day trips to the beach and lazy pub garden evenings. Read on to find out what he’ll be wearing this season:

As the sun peeks around the clouds, bicycles begin to appear from garages. Travelcards are massively expensive, the bike lanes are brilliant, it’s good exercise and there’s nothing better than sailing past several of your usual buses en route to work; a bicycle is a summer Staple. If fixie simplicity is too hardcore, go Dutch as recommended by the NY Times and available at Bobbin, or delve into your Dad’s garage, eBay or Gumtree for a vintage model.

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T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Brandish Christmas Picks: Support your local butcher

By admin on December 8th, 2008

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The little butcher on this t-shirt reminds me of the chirpy potato man on Tayto crisp packets, the Irish snack company who invented cheese and onion flavour and have happily kept their retro packaging.

Back to the t-shirt, it’s by Crispin Finn (is the name a coincidence? I don’t think so) and costs a mere tenner which makes it the perfect accompaniment to a larger present for a loved-one or a fancy stocking filler. The retro blue and white colours and jaunty slogan will put a smile on anyone’s face without resorting to Nathan Barley wanker-type humour…

via: Hide Your Arms

Gallery, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Gallery: Giles Deacon’s first menswear collection for New Look

By admin on November 21st, 2008

Giles Deacon‘s first ever menswear collection hit the shops yesterday, the 25-piece collection is made up of wearable wardrobe basics. T-shirts, jeans, jackets and shirts are all given the Giles touch with neon detailing and gold chains. This is good news for men’s fashion as it seems that every designer/high street collab now has a menswear range, and not a minute too soon.
We’ve picked out a selection from the collection which is available to buy in New Look stores or online. I think my favourite piece is the grey striped shirt with coral-lined cuffs, what’s yours?

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Outfit picks

Love the Look: chinos and vintage tee

By admin on November 21st, 2008

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Every once in a while you stumble upon a trusty outfit formula which you can use and reuse to your heart’s content. For me it’s bright tights, vintage skirts, lace ups and a men’s cardie, when I’m stuck for inspiration I can wear umpteen variations of this outfit before I run out of looks.
Back to menswear, it seems that CA has stumbled upon a failsafe outfit formula, his combination of vintage tee, chinos, quirky belt and cardigan can have a dozen different permutations but still look fresh.

Heroes and Celebrities

Terry Richardson x Supreme

By Jonathan Smith on November 12th, 2008

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These days you’ve not made it as a photographer unless you have your own collaboration and line of t-shirts with one of the many street fashion brands and Terry Richardson, not to be out done by the likes of Richard Kern is at it again with Supreme.

I have mixed feelings about Terry Rchardson, a lot of his photography is just amusing porn, which you can by no means hate him for though at the same time it’s nothing awe inspiring but then you stumble on something wonderful such as the image of Vincent Gallo dressed as Jesus- which is awesome. These tees unfortunately fall short of being amusing porn or Jesus costumes with only Terry’s signature on the back to differentiate them from something art students make in their spare time, i.e. the image is too small and they look plain cheap.

As collabs go this is pretty lame, however if you are a Terry fan then release details will be on their way soon!

Designer Spotlight, News

Carola Euler speaks to Style Salvage

By admin on October 22nd, 2008

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Carola Euler is fast becoming one of the most talked-about names in menswear, having quickly made her mark on such fashion hotspots as b Store and Asos. We’ve featured some of the streetwear pieces she designed for the latter’s ‘Untitled’ collection, but what makes this still-shadowy designer tick?

Style Salvage ran an interview with the German-born designer, revealing such insights as her somewhat un-PC passion for mass-produced, disposable fashion, her aversion to ribbed tops and her love of jerseys. See after the jump for a few snippets from the interview.

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T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Where’s Wally celebrate 21st with range of t-shirts

By admin on October 8th, 2008

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The people behind Where’s Wally have commissioned Sam Wingate to design a range of t-shirts featuring the elusive geek.
The range is to mark the 21st anniversary of Where’s Wally, with retro abstract designs and nifty repeat patterns the range is actually a lot better than you might think. Designer Sam Wingate said: “The Where’s Wally books contain a lot of patterns within the individual pictures and I saw this as a great opportunity to incorporate my own style of repeat patterns as well manage the space on the fabric.”
London store Cock & Magpie are stocking the t-shirts which are being made in an initial run of 150 in three designs and will be available from this Friday.

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Heroes and Celebrities, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

The Cainturian Candidate

By Jonathan Smith on September 25th, 2008


The United States Presidential Election fascinates me for many reasons, one of which is the coverage the candidates (mostly our boy Obama) are getting from the fashion scene, in particular t-shirt companies. This is the latest from Upper Playground and is, like most (if not all) of the street style scene, towing the Democratic line.

“There was a time when John McCain would speak off the cuff, on record, and in plain view of his traveling press corps. He was the “maverick,” with the ongoing campaign to rid the Republican Party of its dependence on cultural wars and right-wing religious zealots. He was a honored POW. He wanted to respect Geneva Conventions. He even wanted to select Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman as his running mate in these elections.

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Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Barack Obama and Terry Richardson- Better Than Stefano Pilati in Interview?

By Will Reid on September 17th, 2008

terry-richardson-obama-photo.jpgWhen I saw this image on Hypebeast this morning, I instantly wanted to put it on Brandish and have it sent right round the world on some type of banner. Unfortunately, I found out 5 minutes later that the hotel I’m staying at (Grand Hyatt Mumbai,) has given the entire floor above me to a call centre which means that it takes my computer about half an hour to Google something and the thought of uploading a picture onto Movable Type almost brings me to tears.

Anyway here it is: a picture sure to go down in fashion history.

(Source: Hypebeast)

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