Advocates: Rusty Beaukes | Jeff Koons

Written by | Found in: Advocates | Posted on: 28 Aug 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Jeff Koons, Tulips, 1995–98. Oil on canvas; 111 3⁄8 × 131 in. (282.9 × 332.7cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons
Rusty Beukes
Style Advocate since April 2014
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Regarded as one of the most influential and controversial artists of the postwar era, Jeff Koons, is having his first major museum presentation in New York at the Whitney Museum of Art. His elevation of kitsch and the appropriation of tacky images and objects culled from popular culture contributed to his unexpected and swift rise to the top of the art world. He is also the 1st artist to almost fill the entirety of the Whitney’s Marcel Breuer building.

If you happen to find yourself in New York, this is an exhibition you should definitely pay a visit, if not, see more of his work HERE. 

Fashion: BWGH for PUMA

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 27 Aug 2014 - 9:20 am
  • OMBRE JOY SWEATER, BWGH FOR PUMA, R2 299, AVAILABLE AT PUMA SELECT STORES

THE OMBRE SWEATER

BWGH X PUMA’s art-inspired collection features a range of colour blocked garments dipped in yellow, gray, and anthracite. A serious standout in the collection (and our personal favourite) is the ombre Joy sweater that fades from yellow to grey.

This collection is anything but gloomy, and should brighten up your wardrobe. Wear with jeans or melange track pants for a subtle look that will definitely still get you noticed.

See more of the BWGH for PUMA collection here.

Grooming: Fragrance | Essenze Collection

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 26 Aug 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Essenze by Ermenegildo Zegna, 125ml EDT, R2 500 (each), Stuttafords

The Sixth Scent

Ermenegildo Zegna Parfums recently introduced Haitiian Vetiver to the exclusive Essenze Collection. Like the original fine fragrances that launched the Collection, Italian Bergamot, Sicilian Mandarin, Javanese Patchouli, Indonesian Oud and Florentine Iris, Haitiian Vetiver is its own expression of one signature raw material with its own unique provenance. Discerningly sourced. Brilliantly composed. Like the finest tailored designs.

Each fragrance in the Essenze Collection is housed in a modern glass bottle and features a custom label with a corresponding coloured border that reflects the key notes in each scent.

 

Fashion: Fossil | Bags

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 25 Aug 2014 - 9:30 am
  • THE ESTATE DUFFEL, R4 999, Fossil Stores Nationwide
    Pack it all in with ease in this made-to-last duffle. Crafted with the finest leather, its compact yet spacious design carries all your most important essentials - everything a man needs for the journey ahead.
  • THE ESTATE MESSENGER, R3 699, FOSSIL STORES NATIONWIDE
    Perfectly portable, this messenger is made to hold a laptop, tablet plus all your travel necessities.
  • THE ESTATE CITY BAG, R2 599, Fossil Stores Nationwide
    Made from the finest leather, this design is ideal for on-the-move style. It’s also large enough to hold the iPad® 2 and 3, Kindle Fire®, Kindle®, other "small tablets".

BAG IT!

With all the stuff guys have to carry around nowadays — wallet, keys, tablet, phone, paperwork, books, maybe even a computer — it’s no surprise then that bags have become a necessity. But finding the right bag can be a tedious task as our needs vary from day to day.

We have selected 3 bags that will cover your every need – whether it’s for a weekend away, a day at the office or everyday use. We’ve opted for a stylish selection in leather that you’ll be using for years to come. The fact that they all match? Bonus. You can use them together in any combination without looking like a sad old bag lady.

 

News: Profiles & Features | Clayton Ewan Pyle

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 20 Aug 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Clayton Pyle @ BOSS Models | Photograph Byron l. Keulemans

OF BEARDS, GUITARS & RISING STARS

Not long ago, local lad Clayton Pyle was very much a behind-the-scenes kind of guy – working as a production assistant on film sets. But his killer beard and knockout smile soon got him noticed and it wasn’t long before modelling agencies were clamouring to sign him up. With a bit of convincing from friends and family and a personal motto of “nothing ventured – nothing gained”, Clayton joined Boss Models in Cape Town. In a matter of a few months Clayton was jetting off to the fashion capitals of the world.

Today he is based in Hamburg and very much in the spotlight! When he isn’t turning on sex appeal for the cameras you’ll find this charming man strumming the strings of his guitar.

 

WHAT

Advocates: PIERS BUCKLE | FEE BROTHERS

Written by | Found in: Advocates | Posted on: 18 Aug 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • fee brothers bitters available from tops at spar
Piers Buckle - Creative Director
Style Advocate since November 2013
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As winter draws its sorry ass to a close I look forward to summer. As does my liver, pummelled for the bulk of the citrus season with my favourite posprandial tipple – the old fashioned.
Recipes vary but the usual suspects are Bourbon, brown sugar, orange peel, ice and bitters. The bourbon is easy – Maker’s Mark, Woodford Reserve or Knob Creek but rather than reaching for the ‘go to’ Angostura try Fee Brothers.

I discovered it at an upstate New York distillery, but couldn’t find it in SA. As luck would have it I recently spotted it in Spar liquor store. It’ll work with your drink not against it. Trust me. Try it.

Grooming: Kiehl’s NEW Rocket Science Oil Eliminator Collection

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 18 Aug 2014 - 10:00 am
  • Follow Kiehl's @KiehlsSA #changeyourskin
  • The Kiehl's Oil Eliminator Collection available at Edgars
    Kiehl’s Oil Eliminator Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash for Men 200ml, RRSP 345.00 Kiehl’s Oil Eliminator Refreshing Shine-Control Toner (spray) for Men 100ml, RRSP 325.00 Kiehl’s Oil Eliminator 24-Hour Anti-Shine Moisturizer for Men 125ml, RRSP 435.00 Available at Edgars

ONE SMALL BOTTLE FOR MAN, ONE GIANT PROBLEM FOR GREASE

Just in time for a predictably sweaty summer, KIEHL’S has released a new range of products for men prone to shine and oily skin: the new Oil Eliminator Collection. 100% of men who have tried the products agree oil eliminator reduced oil & sweat and visible pores.

The collection consists of 3 products: A Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash that’s gentle enough to use daily, 24-hour Anti-Shine Moisturiser which reduces visibility of pores & a Refreshing Shine Control Toner which is applied to the face in mist form leaving skin looking instantly fresh, clean and matte.

Thanks Kiehl’s!!

News: FOSSIL GIVEAWAY

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 15 Aug 2014 - 10:29 am

Casual, lightweight & ultra functional – this bag is perfect for your on-the-go daily commute. Multi pocketed with enough space to fit your laptop. What more can you possibly need?

Stand a chance to win this Fossil Estate Casual Messenger Bag valued at R1 999

Enter HERE!

Don’t forget to subscribe to www.mrdoveton.com
Competition entries close 31 August 2014. T&C’s Apply.

eDition: Time Traveller

Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 12 Aug 2014 - 8:45 am

Men are scared of bags. We think of them as feminine – preferring to cram our pockets full of stuff.  But any man of fashion knows that bags have become a necessary tool and style accessory. Bags are no longer seen as solely a woman’s item, men’s bags are masculine, attractive and ideal additions to any contemporary wardrobe. And the watch you wear says much about the man you are. Need it match the bag you carry? Hell no!

See the full story here!

eDition: The Grooming eDition | Now Live!

Written by | Found in: eDition News | Posted on: 8 Jul 2014 - 10:51 am

SANCTUARY OF MANHOOD

Whether you’re a duck-whistling lumberjack, a flat-capped hipster, zit-busting teenager or clutching at your metrosexual prettiness – a few minutes in the bathroom is all you need. The key is finding the right products and creating your own sanctuary of manhood.

Read more here: The Grooming eDition

Living: Pot Plants

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 30 May 2014 - 2:06 pm

WHAT'S POTTING?

It’s a pot. A pot for plants. A pot for flowers. A lightweight, flexible and user-friendly pot. It’s also a weightless and portable bag that follows you everywhere: inside the house, outside on the terrace, the balcony or in the garden.

It’s a new generation of flexible plant containers. Its double-walled geotextile fabric, 100% recyclable, maintains the necessary balance between air, soil and water. Frost and sun resistant, BACSAC® suits all environments.

It’s also a manly alternative to terracotta. Now get potting.

Living: Bathroom

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 8 May 2014 - 1:48 pm
  • Reverence Aromatique Hand Wash R510, Coriander Seed Body Cleanser, 500ml R595 and Geranium Leaf Body Scrub, R440 all Aesop at Loading Bay
    Suds and Scrubs to keep you looking and feeling great.
    Shop now
  • Vetiveria Citrata scented candle R450, Wild Olive at Africandy.com
    Uplifting fragrances can improve an environment. “Brand” your space with a candle that smells of Vetiver and Citrus; it's light, energising and manly.
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  • Klifhanger Shelf, R1 999 (per shelf) available at Stable.org
    This oak and iron shelving system, designed by Mr.Fox, is a stylish alternative to those tacky frosted-glass-faux-chrome ones you get at bathroom bargain stores.
    Shop now
  • Ceramic and Cork Containers by Laurie Wiid van Heerden of Wiid Design. (Made to order)
    Stash all your unsightly grooming paraphernalia like nail scissors, razor blades, ear buds etc in stylish containers.

SOFT-SOAP YOUR BATHROOM

A man’s bathroom says a great deal about his approach to life — organised or messy, minimal or obsessive. Yet many men ignore the bathroom, considering it a necessary evil rather than a sanctuary of manhood. In doing so, we deprive ourselves of some of life’s small pleasures and the opportunity to start – or end – the day on a good note. Here are a few manly additions to keep your bathroom looking and smelling great!