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 …
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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 …
In 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.
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:
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.
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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.
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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?
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.
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.
When 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.
As much as I hate label-whores and Louis Vuitton/Gucci-style designs that are made only for the monogram printed across them, I have to admit that my Sartorial ‘id,’ survives vicariously through Kanye West’s ‘Universecity’ blog.
Often, we catch (not very) subtle glimpses of candy-coloured designer goods but sometimes we’re treated to the odd indie-flash buy. Like this ‘Mr P’ t-shirt designed by Tim Lahan. It’s quirky, fun, lighthearted and a piece that you could wear with anything.
Putting pictures of semi clad young ladies on calendars is an idea that is as old as time, but sometimes the old ideas are the best ones. Keeping up with this heritage Estevan Oriol of Upper Playground has created his own 2009 calendar entitled “LA Woman”. The calendar needs little explanation and features both black and white and colour shots all of which look awesome.
The opening scene’s of Lakai’s “Fully Flared” skate video are about the best 5 minutes of skate video in existence and arguably one of the best intros of all time. The slow motion operatic explosion-o-thon has now been put to print in the form of a series of t-shirts from Lakai, if you like cool shit on your t-shirts then look no further. No release details as of yet but check out your local skate emporium.
The man is back, and seemingly the t-shirt world cannot get enough of the 2008 Democratic Presidential Candidate. Barack “O-Face” Obama is gracing many a piece of apparel in the lead up to the election, the inspiration for this latest piece from UNDR-CRWN is random at best and I’m failing to see any tangible link between the O-Face scene from Office Space and our man B.O, once again proving that humour is just Barack Obama set against almost anything.
Photographer (of naked women) Richard Kern has teamed up with clothing label Mishka and printed some of Kern’s favorite photographs onto t-shirts. These t-shirts represent some of Kern’s best work but even if you’re not a massive fan of Kern then this is the perfect opportunity to simply display naked women about your person, which is always a winner.