VMAN 13: Spring 2009- Jake Madden and CJ Hancock

The latest issue of VMAN was released a few days ago and it has two, bright covers. Models Jake Madden and CJ Hancock pose in fab suits from designers Calvin Klein and Givenchy and the covers are brilliantly fresh- perfect for the economic moan-athon we are currently suffering!

CJ and Jake are the joint winners of the VMAN and Ford Model Search and from these debut covers it looks like they will go far.

See after the jump for a full review of this issue with pics included!

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Will ReidVMAN 13: Spring 2009- Jake Madden and CJ Hancock

Love The Look: Menswear Maestro Michael Bastian at Fashion Rocks

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Cond√© Nast’s fifth Fashion Rocks event was hardly devoid of well-dressed men: Valentino, Justin Timberlake (who’s fashion-savvy has become a matter of debate…well, for me anyway,) Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford (who’s rumoured to have scored an up-coming VMAN cover.) My point is that, for a menswear designer, Michael Bastian more than held his own in this pantheon of celebs.

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Will ReidLove The Look: Menswear Maestro Michael Bastian at Fashion Rocks

Kanye West’s Pastelle preview

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Seeing as Mr. West is an established favourite here at Brandish, we feel it only fair to link to a sneak preview of his Pastelle line. As until now pictures of Pastelle clothing have been a rare joy and although the line is due out in November, this doesn’t look set to change. If Vman went through a load of hassle to get the pictures – the tagline reads ‘if only you knew what we went through to get these pictures’ – what hope is there for the rest of us?

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‘Suit Yourself': VMAN 11 Preview

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VMAN has just released a preview of their next issue (VMAN 11) and by the looks of this preview editorial, ‘Suit Yourself,’ it is going to be incredible. Reflecting V Magazine’s ‘The Women’ editorial, which took rich photography and a classic country manor to project an image of high-society living, this editorial tells a nostalgic story of traditional tailoring with almost grainy photography used to stunning effects.

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Mario Testino Lets Slip – VMAN Cover to Chase Crawford

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In an 3-week diary for The Independent, Mario Testino has bared all on a life as one of fashion’s big players. But, catching our attention is the news that Mario was in New York on the 18th of June to shoot Gossip Girl’s Chase Crawford for VMAN’s next issue.

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VMAN 10- Spring/Summer 2008: Ashton Kutcher

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About a month ago, I posted on an accessories editorial that had used graphics and colour to present a Manga-style perspective of this season’s it-items. Well now, that same issue of one of menswear’s most fashion-forward magazines has been released and Ashton Kutcher is on its cover.

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Will ReidVMAN 10- Spring/Summer 2008: Ashton Kutcher