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features, Gallery, Style

Style: Patterned Shirts – Uniqlo, Brutus, Paul Smith and more

By Stefano on February 5th, 2013

Patterned shirts are everywhere at the moment from retro mod style polka dot long sleeved classic through to floral patterns in places like Uniqlo.

In fact it seems like pretty much anything goes and the patterns on your shirt can be anything from golfers through to paintbrushes with all manner of floral, willow, dots and paisley in between.

Here then is a selection of ten that have caught our eye.

Uniqlo Patterned shirt £19.90

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Is it floral or willow? You can make your own mind up. One of Uniqlo's many rather lovely, and very cheap, long sleeved patterned shirts. Uniqlo



features, knitwear

7 Classic Christmas jumpers – stylish men’s knitwear you can wear all winter long

By Stefano on November 14th, 2012

Ben Sherman Intarsia £60

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Subtle grey and black Merino jumper Ben Sherman

There is a bit of trend in comedy jumpers this season. You only need to check out River Island’s selection to see how prevalent they are. If you want knitwear that doesn’t have to be teamed up with paper hats and plastic cracker jewelry that you can wear all winter long then check out this lot.

These are our favourites of the season. All classic jumpers. All very stylish and a little more conservative than our last selection.



Clothing, Collaborations, features, Gallery

Final Uniqlo +J collection Lookbook

By Laura on August 19th, 2011

A few weeks we announced that the upcoming fall/winter +J collection for Uniqlo would be the last. The lookbook is now out, and I have to say this is possibly the strongest collection yet.

There has undeniably been plenty of hype surrounding this final collection, but I can’t get enough of the contrasting colors, linear cuts and the mix of tech-infused materials with traditional fabrics.

Jil Sander’s was one of the first high-fashion designers to collaborate with a mass-market brand like this, and in many ways really set the benchmark for these types of collections. She has continually brought her own unique, dark and structural aesthetic to the Japanese retailer, and this collection is no exception.

One of the most interesting features of this collection is the mix of sportswear with highly tailored pieces. Although it might seem an unusual combination, it is a look that we are seeing quite a bit of at the moment, and something we expect to take off this winter.

The fianl J+ collection will be Available soon in Uniqlo stores the world over.

Final Uniqlo +J collection

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Brand Spotlight, Clothing, Coats & Jackets, features

Final Uniqlo +J collection

By Laura on July 25th, 2011

Last month Uniqlo and Jil Sander’s announced that this upcoming fall/winter +J collection will be the last. The two parties have agreed to terminate their relationship which saw the line bring Sander’s classic minimalism to the mass market. As a result there is bound to be plenty of anticipation surrounding the concluding collection, and if the first look is anything to go by, there won’t be any disappointment.

The initial pictures show an interesting combination of traditional tailoring with sportswear. What do you think of the dark jacket paired with a nylon down vests and collared shirts?



Luggage & Travel, Top Five

5 beach totes: pack up and go in style

By cchapman on July 6th, 2009

5_bags.jpgWith beach time and festivals ongoing, a pick of the best totes is timely. Topman continue to have some bang on-trend totes, this lion playing card print would look great with a foppish English garden party ensemble. Or try the acid Aztec print for a MGMT/summer festival psychedelic spin. Speaking of Williamsburg, the Brooklyn idyll’s other favourite sons, Yeasayer, have this lovely hand print denim tote available from their merchandise site. Prefer back straps to shouldering a flimsy tote bag? This steel wire backpack from Manufactum is from an original Bauhaus design and will make you look arty (just make sure your reading material is suitably highbrow – Grazia just won’t do). If you really need to lug a load of stuff around with you, Uniqlo have very affordable cute backpacks in some perky colours.

Happy toting!

Lion tote and Aztec print tote, Topman. Steel wire rucksack Manufactum. Yeasayer hand print bag, wearefreeshop.com. Blue rucksack, Uniqlo.



Outfit picks

Outfit pick: Summer on the high street

By cchapman on June 26th, 2009

summer_outfit_pick.jpgThere’s a lot of great summer items out there on the high street, even without the sales. Topman in particular are doing much to replace the label’s history of sweatshop man-made horrors with on trend items in natural fabrics. But first up is Uniqlo, these pink washed chinos are very Hamptons, an easy shape to wear in a brave colour. Button down shirts and denim continue to be trends in shirting and Topman combine both in one lovely, slender shirt. Their Liberty-print floral bow tie would be a great contrast and is a keeper. Finally, how nice are these patent grey sandals? Sadly sold out online, hit the stores (especially if you can reach one out of town) to nab a pair.

Pink, washed chinos from Uniqlo £24.99
Button-down denim shirt, Topman £30
Liberty-print bow tie, Topman £15
Patent grey sandals (sold out online), Topman £30



Gallery, Jeans & Trousers, Trends

Gallery: Summer Shorts

By admin on June 2nd, 2009

Summer is most definitely here, at least for today and if you’re sweltering under the heat of some office trousers we feel your pain. Actually we’ve got our legs out, sorry.

Take a look at our guide to this summer’s shorts, we’ve trawled the internet for the best in short trousers to keep your legs cool and your outfit stylish without a toggle, cargo pocket or zip in sight. There’s something for everyone from denim to tailored and also floral pair you’ll love, honest!

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Coats & Jackets, Trends

Thrifty looks: Summer lightweight jackets

By admin on March 27th, 2009

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We looked at some wonderful summer jackets yesterday featuring labels like Rene Gurskov and Moncler but for the more budget conscious among you here is a pick of summer jackets from the high street.

At the high end of the market Dexter Wong‘s cropped trench for Topshop is £80 which gets you smart tailoring and an unconventional shape. Burton‘s coated jacket is reduced to £25 and has a wonderfully masculine silhouette. K-Ways were the in thing when I was at school, and they’re back with collaborations from A.P.C and Limoland. This classic version is just £45 and the punchy yellow will team up a treat with smart grey trousers. Even cheaper is Uniqlo‘s windbreaker with a neon lining, combining functionality with good looks it’s only £19.99

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Brand Spotlight, Jeans & Trousers, Suits & Tailoring

UniQlo @ Selfridges

By Jonathan Smith on March 2nd, 2009

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Affordable quality pedallers UniQlo are making your shopping experiences that little bit easier by opening a concession in Selfridges Oxford Street. Being UniQlo the space is one of the more colourful parts of Selfridges, looking similar to a Pantone reference book which is in no way a bad thing. The move is designed to introduce the brand to a whole new demographic of buyers and really sets their move into the UK and Worldwide markets in stone. The concession being markedly smaller than any of their stand alone stores, carries an edited menswear collection including their premium ranges, still being competitively priced especially when compared with the other brands that Selfridges stock. The store opened last Monday so get yourself down there and have a shoofty.

On top of this the brand seems to be advancing on multiple fronts as this new concession in London’s shopping hot spot comes on the back of the announcement of UniQlo’s Menswear Tailoring Collection and Premium Denim Collection, both of which will be part of the edited Menswear collection Selfridges will carry.

The UniQlo Tailoring Collection caters to the formal end of the market but still holds the same attention to detail and affordable quality synonymous with UniQlo garments.The line includes blazers, waistcoats, suit jackets, suit trousers, ties and tailored shorts all intended to be mixed at matched with other items in and out of the Tailoring Collection. The line being formal as it is still holds the bright and uplifting look that all UniQlo pieces do with even the darker more formal pieces looking clean and stylish. Prices starting at £29.99 this is definitely something to keep a fashion eye out for.

UniQlo’s Premium Denim Collection is a step up for the brands usually low priced but none the less well cut denim, collaborating with Kaihara and boasting entirely Japanese production for the line this looks to be of interest to any denim heads out there. Kaihara, a brand older than my nan only turned to denim production in the 1970′s but soon made it’s name in Japanese denim producing the entire garment from yarn to finished product to their own high standard. This kind of quality and dedication to a garment sits well with the UniQlo brand going to great lengths with this line to really make an impact on the denim marketplace using raw cotton and traditional antique looms to make the selvedged denim. All pieces in the line are priced competitively at £49.99 and well worth a gander.



Jeans & Trousers, Trends

Baggy trousers: the return of pleated pants

By Colin Chapman on February 23rd, 2009

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Fashion, as we know, goes in cycles. Thus, after a good few years of thigh-constriction thanks to the skinny jean, the newest shapes for men’s trousers this Spring seem to be all about giving us space to breathe. Whether carrot, balloon, wide-leg or harem the look from waist down is all about having some extra fabric to move in.

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News

Uniqlo announce Opening Ceremony and Gilded Age for their Designers Invitation Project

By admin on January 30th, 2009

uniqlo opening ceremony humberto leon carol lim.jpgUniqlo are announcing their collaborations for spring and Opening Ceremony have been confirmed for a menswear collection. Also taking part in the Designers Invitation Project this season are Gilded Age who’s classic take on Americana will sit well with the Uniqlo aesthetic.

One half of Opening Ceremony, Humberto Leon said: “when you order this much, the cost significantly decreases. We had to ask ourselves, ‘How many zippers can we really have in a garment?’ The craftsmanship is there. They executed all our details on an amazing level.” Their collaboration with Chloe Sevigny was really well received so it’s with great anticipation that we await for their line, which debuts in March.



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Christmas comes early as Uniqlo launch Heat Tech

By admin on November 18th, 2008

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On Thursday Uniqlo plan to give away 4,000 gift packs as part of their Heat Tech launch. Apparently in Japan Heat Tech is as popular as a cup of tea when it comes to keeping you warm, the fabric absorbs moisture and converts it into heat combined with an exciting mix of milk proteins which ensures a snug fit.

Their London store is being turned into a giant vending machine with thermograph imaging monitors to capture customers cold/hot spots. To be in with a chance of snagging a goodie bag on Thursday head down to their Oxford Street store and make sure you look chilly so the silver jumpsuited Heat Tech team take pity on you!



Gallery, Jeans & Trousers

Reader request: skinny grey jeans

By admin on September 1st, 2008

As you can probably tell comments are down on Brandish, so when Nick emailed me asking about grey skinny jeans I clapped my hands together in excitement… A clothing hunt!
I went looking all over the internet for some grey skinny jeans with reasonable success. Hopefully there’s something here for you Nick and if anyone else wants me to don my web-hunting gear or just have a chat about clothes send me an email to isabelle [at] shinymedia.com.

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Clothing, Entertainment, Outfit picks

Polyvore: The Beloved Tool is Brandished!

By Will Reid on August 25th, 2008

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One of my own punk-inspired ‘sets’ combines Dries Van Noten trousers, a Uniqlo t-shirt, an image of inspiration and a black crayon with Vans for some high fashion-DIY.

Polyvore has long been the talk of fashionistas and our sister site, Catwalk Queen, runs a ‘Style This’ competition based completely around the image-making tool. Whether it’s a Vivienne Westwood tie or a Topman ring, styling outfits has never been easier! Granted, we men have it a bit harder in terms of finding a wide variety of items but just search for ‘man bag’ and you have a good page of man-bags.

And best/worst of all? After you’ve styled your outfits you can even buy everything you’ve included in your image.

Look out for more Brandish outfits or watch the Polyvore tutorials and send your own to isabelle [at] shinymedia.com!




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