News: BEN SHERMAN LAUNCHES AW17 COLLECTION

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 25 Apr 2017 - 10:46 am
  • BEN SHERMAN AW17 CAMPAIGN

MODERN RHYTHM

Keeping in line with the heritage of Ben Sherman while still embracing men today “Modern Rhythm” celebrates Two Tone British Ska beat music and youth culture underpinned by the spirit of the sharp, smart 60s American Jazz scene.

The essence of “Modern Rhythm” is captured through seasonal drops in themed moods: Sixties Sharp, British Beat and West Coast Sound Studio keeping you decked out in true Brit style throughout winter. Our favourites? The trench coat and the parka of course.

For more information on the collection visit www.bensherman.com.

Fashion: JX PREMIUM AW17: THE ICONIC BIKER JACKET

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 25 Apr 2017 - 7:59 am
  • JX PREMIUM BIKER JACKET R1 199.95, JX PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE TO EDGARS.

AN ICON IN EVERY WAY

The biker jacket is an iconic style that instantly conjures images of Hollywood icons such as James Dean and Marlon Brando. Traditionally made from leather, there’s no reason the biker jacket can’t adapt to other aesthetics.

The JX Premium biker is a great lightweight cotton alternative to leather for our moderate winters. Wear it over a button-down shirt and skinny jeans for a classic look that oozes effortless cool. Smarten up with Chelsea boots and a tie or dress down with sneakers. It’s a classic look that every man can pull off.

See more of the JX Premium collection in our AW17 Denim eDition here.

Fashion: DIESEL AW17: THE VELVET BOMBER JACKET

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 19 Apr 2017 - 2:38 pm
  • [J-VARADERO GIACCA] SUEDE JACKET, R6 299.00, DIESEL

THE VELVET BOMBER

Velvet is having a moment and is making a comeback as this season’s answer to texture. The former military piece has become a menswear staple in every way possible and gets reworked in velvet. Before you sign up, let’s look at what exactly it is about velvet that is having a reawakening.

Casual velvet? Yes, sir. Velvet isn’t meant for the red carpet anymore. That’s great news, meaning you get to be a little more relaxed when wearing it – and it’s easy to do so. Slim jeans and plain tees is an easy outfit, made super sportsluxe with this contrast leather collared velvet bomber jacket from Diesel’s AW17 collection.

See the full AW17 Denim eDition here.

 

Grooming: MASTER THE SHAVE IN ASSOCIATION WITH EGDARS

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 16 Apr 2017 - 7:18 pm

MASTER THE SHAVE

Shaving is a fundamental part of being a man. A welcomed rite of passage into manhood, a tradition passed from father to son. Fair enough. But let’s be honest shaving can sometimes seem more like a chilling surgical procedure rather than the pleasant male ritual it was promised to be.

But many men are guilty of bad shaving habits (if not daily then surely occasionally) that contribute to the unhealthy condition of their skin. Old blades, poor prep and shaving with cheap foam or worse yet soap wreak havoc on the skin resulting in painful and unsightly razor burn, bumps and inflammation.

See the full ‘MASTER THE SHAVE’ feature here.

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: BOSS BOTTLED TONIC

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 11 Apr 2017 - 9:53 am
  • BOSS BOTTLED TONIC EDT 50ML R955.00, BOSS BOTTLED TONIC EDT100ML R1265.00 AND BOSS BOTTLED TONIC EDT 200ML R1755.00
  • BOSS BOTTLED TONIC EDT 50ML R955.00, BOSS BOTTLED TONIC EDT100ML R1265.00 AND BOSS BOTTLED TONIC EDT 200ML R1755.00

…ADD TONIC

For the many lovers of Boss Bottled fragrances here’s one you’ll definitely want to add to your collection – the new Boss Bottled TONIC.

Following the popular flankers like Boss Bottled Night (2010), Sport (2012), Unlimited (2014), and Intense from 2015, etc., comes the new, fresh, daytime edition Boss Bottled TONIC.

Boss Bottled TONIC, refreshing and not too intense, is an ideal scent for work and everyday occasions. It’s a zesty blend of grapefruit, bitter orange, lemon and apple top notes, a spicy heart of ginger and cinnamon and the signature Boss Bottled woody base of vetiver.

Boss Bottled TONIC is captured in the iconic classic BOSS BOTTLED flacon, now with a refreshing blue juice reflecting its uplifting vibrancy.

Fashion: THE MID-BLUE SUIT: SIGNATURE AT EDGARS

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style Uncategorized | Posted on: 24 Feb 2017 - 8:28 am
  • SLIM FIT JACKET R1099.95, SHIRT R249.95, TIE R149.95, SLIM FIT PANTS R449.95 AND BROGUE SHOES R799.00, ALL SIGNATURE AT EDGARS

START WITH MID BLUE

If you’re venturing into the suit terrain for the first time consider starting with one in a mid blue. It’s not as formal as black and transitions easily from day to night. Dressed up or down it’s the go-to suit for any occasion.

But even the world’s most expensive suits look bad if they don’t fit well. Unless you’re born with the genes of a suit model, the very first thing you should do is have your suit properly fitted by a tailor. For a small outlay you’ll look like a million bucks.

See the full Back to Work eDition here. 

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: BVLGARI POUR HOMME ATLANTIQVE

Written by | Found in: Grooming Uncategorized | Posted on: 23 Feb 2017 - 8:24 am
  • BVLGARI, AQUA POUR HOMME ATLANTIQUE, 50ML EDT R 1 060 AND 100ML EDT R 1 480 AVAILABLE AT SELECTED RETAILERS
    PHOTO: MODEL JUSTICE JOSLIN PHOTOGRAPHER: MICHEL SEDAN
  • BVLGARI, AQUA POUR HOMME ATLANTIQUE, 50ML EDT R 1 060 AND 100ML EDT R 1 480 AVAILABLE AT SELECTED RETAILERS

ESSENCE OF THE OCEAN

Aqva Pour Homme Atlantiqve is a new version of the popular masculine aquatic fragrance from Bvlgari, Aqua Pour Homme and created by the same master perfumer and famous “nose” Jacques Cavallier.

We have no doubt just like its predecessor Aqva Pour Homme, Atlantiqve is set to score high in the popularity stakes.

It’s a refreshing and energetic “aquatic” fragrance inspired by the strength of the Atlantic Ocean. Calabrian bergamot, Sicilian lemon and a “vital water” accord give it fresh zesty top notes. At its heart a “sea amber” note developed by Jacques Cavallier evokes the depths of the ocean and woody vetiver, sandalwood and patchouli give the blend masculine appeal.

Living: WHAT MEN WANT… TO SET APART, TASTEFULLY

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 13 Dec 2016 - 9:21 am
  • NOLAN GRAPHITE 24 PIECE CUTLERY SET IN TITANIUM GRAPHITE, R1999.00, COUNTRY ROAD

TO SET APART, TASTEFULLY!

Your choice in flatware has the ability to transcend mere dining. It also has the ability to do you just as much disservice. Set your self – and the table – apart in tasteful style with the Country Road Nolan Graphite 24 Piece Cutlery set in titanium graphite.

The effortless modern design make it eternally stylish and will always look right in any man’s home.

See more of the GIFT eDition here. 

Living: WHAT MEN WANT… SWANKY HANKY PANKY

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 11 Dec 2016 - 2:16 pm
  • OUD & BERGAMOT HOME CANDLE, R1045.00, JO MALONE

SWANKY HANKY PANKY!

Some men scoff at the idea of making their place smell better. But these are usually dudes with apartments that reek of pepperoni pizza, dank sneakers and cheap deo.

Then there are those who appreciate the subtle but effective environmental improvement that a good candle provides. Along with the aesthetic benefit of a handsome jar, they supplement the air with a genuinely pleasant scent.

Keep it manly. Jo Malone’s Oud & Bergamot home candle is woody and smoky, crisp and citrusy – just what you need to set the right mood.

See more of the GIFT eDition here.

eDition: GIFT GUIDE | WHAT MEN WANT…

Written by | Found in: eDition Fashion Grooming Living Style | Posted on: 8 Dec 2016 - 6:32 am

WHAT MEN WANT!

To minimise your festive season gifting quandaries we’ve put together a guide of fail-safe, no-brainer, must-have, can’t-go-wrong stuff men always want. From the only socks and jocks you should ever give (or receive, hopefully) to the perfect timepiece every man would wear proudly. And to make it more convenient you can shop online immediately on some of the items featured. Easy.

See the MrDoveton Gift Guide: What Men Want here. 

eDition: SUMMER ’16 STYLE EDITION

Written by | Found in: eDition Fashion Style | Posted on: 21 Nov 2016 - 9:11 am
  • SUMMER'16 STYLE GUIDE
    PHOTOGRAPHS: KATINKA BESTER

TAILORED FOR SUMMER

The trend this summer is pleasantly simple. The buzzword? “Tailoring”. And by that we don’t mean wearing a suit (although there will undoubtedly be occasion to do so). Neither does it imply endless missions to the local tailor. We’re simply talking fit – less baggy, more streamlined. Stat.

And to make it easier for you, we collaborated with three esteemed brands – Ben Sherman, Pringle of Scotland and Country Road – that offer a stylish selection of everything you need to master this summer’s “tailored” look.

View the Summer Style eDition here. 

Advocates: Peter’s Fashion Campaign Mash Ups

Written by | Found in: Advocates | Posted on: 6 Feb 2015 - 9:22 am
Rusty Beukes
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During his spare time Cape Town based Art Director, Peter Georgiades, artistically re-works fashion campaign images into unusual and creatively pleasing artworks.  And I am obsessed. It started as a time-filler and has become a fixation. Here’s a quick look at some highlights from Peter’s Behance. Enjoy and follow him on Instagram here.