“Brett’s shoes are putting me in a state of distress,” said one Love Island viewer of the suede Church’s Fisherman sandals that 2021 contestant Brett Staniland wore during his stint on the show. They were not the only garment that caused consternation.


During his short stay on the island, the 27-year-old model and PhD student’s outfit choices certainly caused a stir. Yet while viewers heaped a considerable amount of criticism on Staniland’s looks, in particular his penchant for socks and sandals, the real fashion faux pas was, in his opinion, the mountains of cheap clothes heaped upon the Islanders by the show’s fast fashion sponsors, ISAWITFIRST, in return for free reign to use them for advertising.


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