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Outfit Pick: NYE Sophisticated Style

By Will Reid on December 29th, 2008

nyeparty.jpgAs we endure the last week of 2008 and look back upon a year of fashion extremes, we still have the sartorial challenge of New Year’s Eve (NYE) ahead of us. While many opt for a loud, proud and (often) garish get-up, I am aiming to attempt a subtle luxury with the help of muted colours but opulent fabrics (velvet, silk, corduroy etc.)

The black cords above are a great base and, with a white shirt and the dove grey waistcoat pictured, they are easy to pull-off. The bow tie and vintage cuff-links are fun and appropriately over-the-top while the royal blue loafers are expensive but a great talking point.

Have fun, look great and, if you wake up the next morning to find your D&G loafers drowning in the contents of a red wine bottle, at least you know that you’re part of the ‘Walk of Shame Chic’ trend de jour!

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Pick of the Blogs: waistcoats, craft and Grand Central Oyster Bar

By admin on December 5th, 2008

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Even if you can’t offer you handy, crafty, tipster services have a look at the video on Sunday Best, it features singing, montages and a nifty ye olde effect. For those who can, roll up your shirtsleeves and send in a contribution, it’s the perfect Christmas holiday project [The Sunday Best]

We go on about waistcoats so much I thought it was only fair to link to this comprehensive backstory on the silk and wool garment [Permanent Style]
I pity anyone going home for Christmas, shenanigans in a hometown pub AIN’T my idea of fun [NYLON FOR GUYS]
Time for a return trip back to New York, the Grand Central Oyster Bar (pictured) beckons [A Continuous Lean]



Heroes and Celebrities, Suits & Tailoring

Futureheads’ Barry Hynde joins waistcoat gang

By admin on December 2nd, 2008

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The saga of how to wear your waistcoat is reaching epic proportions and I hear there are plans to make the story into a musical in 2012.
You might have to endure a few Boyzone tunes but that’s no big deal when you also have TV on the Radio to sing along to, and now the Futureheads are getting in on the act. Vocalist Barry Hynde sported a subdued combo of black waistcoat and grey t-shirt for their gig at the Astoria in London.

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Antony Price for Topman hits the stores

By admin on November 17th, 2008

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The Antony Price collection (click here to see the gallery) made its Topman debut on Friday and although I haven’t been instore yet I’m keen to see how it’s selling.
There’s a good selection of quality suiting and some quirky accessories like the eye print tie and the purple bow tie which will lend a little character to your outfit without quite being on the Tazmanian Devil/Homer Simpson novelty sock level of kook.



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Roger Daltrey shows waistcoats who’s Who

By admin on October 28th, 2008

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Roger Daltrey is the latest in our famous waistcoat wearers, after Boyzone, Daniel Radcliffe and TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone before him.

Appearing onstage with the rest of The Who in Canada recently he was sporting said waistcoat, fine weave shirt, black jeans and black motorcycle boots. What do you think, is the outfit a success or a flop? Take our poll after the jump!

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TV on The Radio’s Kyp Malone shows us how to wear a waistcoat

By admin on October 1st, 2008

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TV on the Radio sort of passed me by, I always thought they were one of those generic indie ‘four boys and a guitar’ type bands but listening to tracks from their latest album ‘Dear Science’ I realised the error of my ways.

Just in time too, as I spotted Kyp Malone recording for Jools Holland’s show. That bushy but neat beard, those round tortoiseshell glasses, that guitar strap and the gold print tee… Finally! A man who knows how to wear a waistcoat, a great example to us all. Shame Boyzone aren’t TV on the Radio fans.



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Outfit Pick: The Waistcoat Done Well?

By Will Reid on September 8th, 2008

waistcoat.jpgJust last week, Brandish editor Isabelle asked the general fashion public if the waistcoat could ever be worn well. We were subjected to the torture of Boyzone (whose waistcoat crimes can also be seen here,) and then buttered up with stories of white waffle and petrol blue. Now, I’ve created an outfit out of an All Saints waistcoat and looked to Frank Sinatra for tailoring inspiration.

Tell us what you think by e-mailing isabelle@shinymedia.com!

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Boyzone, or why waistcoats should die

By admin on September 1st, 2008

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In theory I should really like waistcoats, they are great for adding definition to a silhouette and are a classic item of tailoring. I own a couple of beautiful waistcoats, a white waffle Moss bros one and a petrol blue wool waistcoat but can’t bring myself to wear any of them because of photographs like the one above. Boyzone were pictured at the weekend providing the entertainment for the switching on of the Blackpool lights, hosted by the Top Gear team.

Do any of you manage to pull off the waistcoat without looking like one of Ireland’s finest? Email me at isabelle [at] shinymedia.com.



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David Beckham and Zac Efron sport waistcoats at the Teen Choice Awards

By admin on August 4th, 2008

david beckham zac efron teen choice.jpgDavid Beckham was pictured this week at the Teen Choice Awards in a waistcoat and check shirt combo. Teamed with a pair of jeans it’s a good way to add some smarts to a relaxed outfit.

High School Musical’s Zac Efron took a similar tack and wore his white polo with a tailored grey waistcoat for a classic, fresh look. To emulate Efron and Beckham’s look pick up a waistcoat from Topman or Burton; you can also get do a good selection of secondhand waistcoats from Rokit. Waistcoats can sometimes look a little newsboy or even worse, Boyzone circa 1996 so try to steer clear of anything too retro, like wide-leg pants with turn-ups or baker boy caps.

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