Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 25 Nov 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Polka Dot Shirt, R1 299, Ben Sherman
    Photograph: Katinka Bester


It’s quite apparent there’s a nod to all things “sixties” in fashion this summer – whether casual or formal wear. The most obvious indication of this trend in menswear is the revisiting of prints that were popular in the sixties.

The polka dot is a firm menswear favourite – today we see it being incorporated as a graphic print in men’s casual wear along with other popular motifs of the sixties like plaid and houndstooth. However stick to wearing one printed item at a time – what may have been considered psychedelically cool in the sixties is not the desired effect in today’s interpretation of the 60’s trend.

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See the full feature here.


Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 25 Nov 2015 - 9:40 am
  • Yves Saint Laurent Oriental Collection Noble Leather, 80ml EDP R 2 999.00 available at selected retailers.
    Photograph: Sebastien Rohner


Yves Saint Laurent Oriental Collection Noble Leather is another in the ever growing offering of unisex fragrances as more and more fashion houses and parfumeries embrace androgony.

It’s truly a beautiful blend of mandarin and saffron, mixed with the carnal sensuality of tanned leather and ambery wood, languid vanilla and earthy patchouli and softened with the candied sweetness of dried fruits to create a juice that is intensely beguiling and irresistably attractive.


Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 17 Nov 2015 - 11:56 am


Maps Maponyane flexes his designer muscle and collaborates with popular SA online retailer Spree to design and locally produce his first fashion label: The Maps X Spree Collection.

Each item in the collection is Maps’ interpretation of a classic menswear summer staple. Key pieces to look out for include the unique pleated shorts and trousers, printed tees and a summer bomber of note. Maps X Spree has you stylishly covered for summer!

And because this collaboration is super-cool we’re giving away a *R500 Spree shopping voucher to shop online.

Enter here. T&C’s


Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 2 Nov 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Follow Vilebrequin on Twitter @VilebrequinSA and Instagram @vilebrequinsa to stay updated.


Created in St-Tropez in 1971, Vilebrequin has established itself over the past 44 years as the purveyor of top quality swimwear for men and women, worn internationally by the likes of royalty, actors and sportsmen.

The V&A Waterfront and Melrose Arch stores have gone a long way in locally showcasing what the internationally acclaimed brand has to offer and with the addition of the new Nelson Mandela Square store, Vilebrequin luxury swimwear is a whole lot closer to your poolside.

The first Vilebrequin swim trunks were born from the imagination of journalist Fred Prysquel who fashioned stylish swimwear from spinnaker canvas. Quick-drying and durable, Vilebrequin swim trunks – bursting with bright colours and whimsical prints – soon became the essence of a carefree lifestyle relished by those holidaying along the Mediterranean in the early 70s such as the screen goddess Brigitte Bardot, heartthrob Alain Delon, screenwriter Roger Vadim and many more. Today Vilebrequin remains the preferred swimwear of European Royalty, actor Jude Law, hip-hop kingpin Jay-Z and tennis legend Rafael Nadal.

That’s a list worth adding your name to!



Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 30 Oct 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • The new iconic Tipping Stripe Gingham shirt #buttonup


Some pretty cool things happened back in ‘63. It was the beginning of Beatlemania, Kelloggs introduced Froot Loops and the Smiley Face was born…but for style savvy men 1963 stands out as the year Ben Sherman transformed the humble shirt from a staple item to a statement piece – perfect for the mood at the time and continues to be so more than fifty years later.

Fundamental to this new look and innovative detailing – button down collars, buttons at the back of collars and locker loops – was a signature use of bold colour and bright checks. The gingham check shirt soon became a mainstay of the seasonal Ben Sherman collections – and remains an enduring classic to this day.

How to wear it? Buttoned up of course. Buttoning up the top button is something that has always been done to Ben Sherman shirts since 1963 – a deliberate style choice that exudes ‘Britishness’.

#buttonup and set yourself apart as a man in the know.


Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 23 Oct 2015 - 8:50 am
  • MrDoveton_DenimEdition_E04V1-page-001


We rounded up four handsome lads and decked them in denim from iconic brands, Diesel, Levi’s and Tom Tailor and headed into the Boland for a jaunt of our own. The next few pages showcase some damn fine denim, the stuff to go with it and the rad time the boys had wearing it…

See the full story here. 

Grooming: NIVEA SUN

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 14 Oct 2015 - 9:34 am
  • NIVEA Sun Protect & Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist SPF 20, 30 and 50, RSP: SPF 20: R109.99 (200ml); SPF 30: R129.99 (200ml) and SPF 50: R159.99 (200ml)
    Transparent, non-greasy spray is quickly absorbed and leaves no white marks on your skin, even on darker skin tones
  • NIVEA Sun Moisturising Trigger Spray SPF 50+ RSP: R179.99 (300ml)
    Easily absorbed, featuring a convenient trigger mechanism for effortless and effective application.


We recently received a fab Sun Care gift-pack from Nivea – and we’re already using it to keep our models (and crew) safe in the sun. After recently watching Nivea Sun’s new sun protection awareness video, the risk we put ourselves at each time we go on location to shoot a fashion feature was alarmingly evident. It’s easy to be fooled into thinking you’re not getting fried by the sun when you’re decked out from top to toe in shoot gear and not sprawled out on a beach towel on some exotic island.

Take our cue and take care!

We snapped this pic of handsome Boss model Tayo Allerton on a recent fashion shoot – thanks Nivea for protecting our boys.


Written by | Found in: eDition Fashion Style | Posted on: 17 Sep 2015 - 1:36 pm
  • Photographer: Caroline Mackintosh


We decided to have a little fun with this collaboration between Fossil & MrDoveton and called on 4 guys I personally think are rather quirky and whose creative passions keep them constantly curious.

The next few pages showcase our favourite selection of Fossil watches, bags and accessories. Whether your curiosity takes you on a trip down Memory Lane, out onto the wide-open road or Cadilac-íng the Camps Bay Boulevard – Fossil’s got you sorted.

Curious? See the full eDition here.

Living: 5FIVE

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 22 Jul 2015 - 8:57 am
  • Image credit: VISI
    Shop AO35, 1st Floor, The Palms Centre 145 Sir Lowry Rd Woodstock


Gauteng’s little secret has now become Cape Town’s with the addition of 5FIVE to the mise en scene of décor stores in Woodstock.

5FIVE is a stylish collaboration between décor stalwarts including Julian Décor, Sasi Wallpaper, Bosco Timber Flooring, Sisal and Jute Flooring and Lamps on Line. You’ll find everything from natural fibered and timber flooring to décor accessories, lamps, furniture, Smink dinnerware, wallpaper and art in collaboration with Arteye Gallery.

If you’re spending the wintery weekends decorating your home, make sure 5FIVE is on your list of stores to visit.

5FIVE will service both the trade and public directly. Contact:


Written by | Found in: Fashion Living News Style | Posted on: 8 May 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Studio Dylan Thomaz
    STUDIO DYLAN THOMAZ practices the art of curation as well as consulting to various clients in the design and interiors industry. Address: 142 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town


Studio Dylan Thomaz has opened in Cape Town and the result is a striking manifestation of Thomaz’s passion for well-curated and inspiring spaces. At the space, situated in the heart of the city, Thomaz collaborates with artists and designers to co-develop a range of pieces inspired by their work.

Launching with a joint collaboration with esteemed artist Kurt Pio, the “Black on White” exhibition comprises of a series of abstracts designed by Pio with textiles curated by Dylan Thomaz. Pio will present a series of 7 abstract works, complimented by a range of limited edition scatter cushions curated by Thomaz.

A welcome and stylish addition to the streets of Cape Town!

‘Black on White’ runs to 29 May 2015 – don’t miss it.




Written by | Found in: Grooming Style Uncategorized | Posted on: 4 May 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Boss Bottled Intense 50ml EDT, RSP R840 and100ml EDT, RSP R1120
    Available at selected Edgars, Red Square, Truworths and Stuttafords


17 years ago men everywhere started wearing Boss Bottled. We’re guessing they’re all grown up now and luckily, so has our favourite Boss fragrance.

Brand new in 2015, Boss Bottled INTENSE is a refined, shall we say slightly grown-up, interpretation of the original Boss Bottled of 98.

The fragrance, still luxurious and manly, is less sweet than the original – woodier and spicier, with a higher concentration of scented oils, clove and cinnamon.

If you loved it then, you’ll love it now. And if you haven’t yet tried either – well, let’s just say you’re losing out.

Advocates: Peter’s Fashion Campaign Mash Ups

Written by | Found in: Advocates | Posted on: 6 Feb 2015 - 9:22 am
Rusty Beukes
Style Advocate since April 2014
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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.