Fashion: The Polo T-Shirt

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 22 Jan 2015 - 8:25 am
  • Charter Club Blazer, R1999.00, Press Polo T-Shirt, R179.95, D.66 pants, R399.95 all available at Edgars.
    Model Zandre @ ICE | Photographs Luke Kuisis


If you’re heading back to the office and the thought of wearing a shirt and tie is about as appealing as shaving with razor wire – don’t stress! With the re-emergence of the Preppy look, the classic polo T-shirt has never been so popular. While golfers and prepsters have been sporting the neckline for years, it seems everyone is jumping on the polo bandwagon and the polo t-shirt has become acceptable attire in the workplace- particularly during the summer months.

Whether buttoned to the top and paired with a lightweight summer blazer or open at the neck with tailored trousers you’ll be stepping back into the workplace in style and comfort!


Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 16 Jan 2015 - 8:13 am
  • Twitter and Instagram: @SAMenswearWeek #SAMW
    Tickets are available on WebTickets ( for selected shows from 16 January. See the lineup here:


The first South African Menswear Week will take place in Cape Town from 05 to 07 February 2015. Featuring 25 of South Africa’s leading menswear designers over three days of runway shows, SA Menswear Week is the first men’s focused fashion platform in Africa.

SAMW will take place biannually showcasing Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter collections. The line-up for February features the current “who’s who” of South African menswear designers, showcasing a designer selection ranging from emerging designers such as Chu Suwannapha, Jenevieve Lyons, and Lukhanyo Mdingi, through to established heavyweights such as Craig Port, CSquared and Naked Ape.

Fashion: Summer ’14 Style Tips

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 13 Jan 2015 - 8:52 am
  • Pique Golfers, R1295 and Swim Shorts, R1495, at Gant and Persol Sunglasses, R3289, Luxottica


Just for a minute consider it. Step out of your comfort zone and pack away your mid-length shorts and opt for something a little more cropped this summer. Yes, short shorts are officially in vogue and can help set you apart as stylish, confident and in the know.

See the full Summer Style eDition HERE.

News: Fragrance Competition Winner

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 17 Dec 2014 - 10:33 am

Congratulations to the winner of the bumper designer fragrance hamper, Nic Leonidas. Just in time for Christmas and the New Year.

Make sure you subscribe to MrDoveton and follow us on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook for more exciting updates and giveaways. 

Don’t forget to ENTER our Persol giveaway.

eDition: Summer ’14 eDition

Written by | Found in: eDition Uncategorized | Posted on: 10 Dec 2014 - 10:54 am

While most men’s magazines are bombarding you with 101 summer style rules (as if you haven’t a clue) we’ve narrowed it down to only 7 you really need to know. 

We hope our selection leaves you feeling inspired and that the Summer’14 Style eDition an easy guide to easy shopping.

See the full eDition here:

eDition: Summer ’14 Grooming eDition

Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 6 Dec 2014 - 5:05 pm


At last, the holidays are here! the communal sigh of relief is audible as laptops shut down, office doors close, suits are abandoned and brogues kicked off as weary feet slip happily into flip-flops. Just because you’ll be living like a road tripping’ bum for a couple of days doesn’t mean you have to look and smell like one.

See the full summer ’14 grooming eDition here.

Advocates: Bonafide Beards Grooming

Written by | Found in: Advocates | Posted on: 3 Dec 2014 - 9:49 am
  • Get the Beard Grooming Startup Pack for R440 at
Clayton Swanepoel
Style Advocate since October 2013
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It’s no secret that beards are pretty hip right now. Maintaining and looking after the fuzz, however, has taken a backseat with many faux-hipsters. Don’t be that guy. Bonafide Beards are the only proudly South African beard grooming range that’ll help you tame that facial hair while keeping your manhood intact. Super affordable and possibly the best beard grooming products I’ve encountered, Bonafide Beards are a must-have for anyone serious about their facial follicles. Get the Beard Grooming Startup Pack for R450. 

Grooming: Movember

Written by | Found in: Grooming News Style | Posted on: 4 Nov 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Edwin Jagger Moustache Wax R250, Crabtree & Evelyn and Tweezerman Moustache Scissors with Comb, R310, Dis-Chem Pharmacies


Vanity has no place in the month of Movember, unless of course you are blessed with the genes of Hollywood hearthrobs Clark Gable or Burt Reynolds. Although office corridors (and gyms) are populated with dodgy looking dudes that you wouldn’t trust in any other month of the year, kudos to the men who are touting a ‘tache and creating awareness for prostate cancer, and other cancers, that affect men.

To the vainglorious who won’t be mo’ing, appease your social conscience and make a donation to CANSA. Here

And to all the Hulk Hogans, Magnum PIs, the Dave Boons and the wannabe Don Quixotes – salute!

Your efforts have definitely not gone unnoticed!

Advocates: PUMA Reissues the Boris Becker OG

Written by | Found in: Advocates Fashion | Posted on: 31 Oct 2014 - 8:19 am
  • The Classic Boris Becker OG, R2499, Shelflife
    Keep an eye out on twitter @PUMASouthAfrica and for further details.
Rusty Beukes
Style Advocate since April 2014
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Puma’s bringing back the classic Boris Becker OG, a timeless tennis sneaker that the 17-year old Becker himself wore during his famous and groundbreaking Wimbledon win in ’85. Featuring an all white leather finish and bright red Formstripe, the Boris Becker OG is the epitome of Puma’s tennis heritage.

Made for the court and loved on the streets, I would definitely want to add a pair to my Puma archive. Only a limited number of pairs will be available in SA at Shelflife stores with more coming in 2015.


Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 24 Oct 2014 - 12:40 pm
  • Gentleman's hand-crafted from hand-machined solid brass and French Oak, R7 500, Wolf & Maiden
    Stockists Wolf & Maiden, Creative Studio, +27 79 088 8174, Unit AG16, The Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town


We’re talking the wooden clothing type. We’re hoping you’re the kind of guy that takes care of your clothes and a wooden valet helps you do just that.

The sturdy stand keeps clothes wrinkle free for those that like to prep the night before. It’s also the ideal way to air your clothes after a long day of wear before hanging them back up in your wardrobe.

It’s the perfect solution to keeping your clothes organised and your dry cleaning bills down. And of course they’re a manly addition to your bedroom – sort of Kennedyésque.


Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 24 Oct 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Platinum Wax ( back, sack, crack and down there) 60 min R 430, Glasshouse Rejuvenation for Men (


While we’re all for a bit of maintenance, waxing lyrical to your friends about your regular back, sack and crack wax isn’t! However, with summer here we’re hoping you’re planning a tidy-up. Heed the following. Trim your chest hair. No one wants to see a tuft of tresses leering out from your v-neck t-shirt. How short? Your call – but avoid pruning yourself into a prickly pear.

There are places that should glide  — namely, your back and shoulders. Get them waxed by a professional every six weeks or so. While a “little less lawn makes the tree look taller” it is imperative that it looks natural. Trimming your pubes into a triangle is a no-no.

Don’t forget about your butt. Most men’s rears aren’t exactly follicle free – make sure there isn’t a heap of hair lurking below the waistline.

Go bare down there? Never.


Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 9 Oct 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • Visit to view further collections
  • Woven Rope Stool, R1 250, available at
  • Woven Rope Stool, R1 250, available at


The modern lines and framework, completed with woven rope seating, make the Dark Horse Rope Stool a stylish addition to any man’s home. Whether you’re looking for table seating, kitchen counter or bar stools, this elegant yet masculine design will enhance your space. Our favourite?  The “all-black “collection featured here. 

Dark Horse was founded by talented, local interior design and architecture duo, Lise du Plessis and Jarrad Nelson in 2011. See more of their work at