Grooming: COLD COMFORT: WINTER SKIN CARE

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 24 May 2017 - 8:27 pm

COLD COMFORT

Cold, windy and wet conditions outside and drying, heat indoors can make for brutal conditions. Your skin is often left dry, cracked and flaky, or painfully tight, splotchy and burning. The only defense is to keep your skin as healthy and hydrated as possible.

But that doesn’t just mean piling on the moisturiser – there are loads of serums and cleansers on the market designed to help protect your skin. Stock up on the right products for your skin type and get some cold comfort…

See the full ‘Winter Skin Care’ feature here. 

Fashion: K-WAY AW17: DOWN JACKETS

Written by | Found in: Fashion News Style | Posted on: 11 May 2017 - 10:10 pm
  • K-WAY AW17 CAMPAIGN
  • K-Way Men's Printed Drake Jacket, R1599.00 exclusive to Cape Union Mart stores and online.
    Combat the elements with the updated camo-print version of the original and ever-popular K-Way Men's Drake Down Jacket.
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  • K-Way Men's Drake Down Jacket, R1499.00, exclusive to Cape Union Mart stores and online.
    The Drake is everything you could ask of a down jacket. Wind proof, water repellent, lightweight (280g) and channel down design that boasts 650-fill power of cold banishing insulation.
    Shop now
  • 3. K-Way Men's Ashton Quilted Bomber Jacket, R1699.00, exclusive to Cape Union Mart stores and online.
    This technical down jacket is as fashionable as any other trendy bomber jacket. Only it’s a whole lot warmer.
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  • K-Way Men’s Barnacle Hooded Down Jacket, R1899.00, exclusive to Cape Union Mart stores and online.
    Fashionable yet very technical this jacket is styled to tackle the elements head on. Literally. It features a rip-elastic hood ideal for keeping your neck and head warm on even the coldest day.
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GETTING DOWN IN STYLE

Today’s more tailored fit and subtle finishes (think matte) transform the ordinary puffer jacket into a statement of personal style – a sharp, quilted jacket that can complement a pair of smart trousers or a suit just as well as your everyday jeans and sneakers.

Functionality has always driven puffer jackets and that practicality isn’t lost on these K-Way Down Jackets. Invest in any of these quality quilted jackets and you’ll find all the bells and whistles, like white duck down filling for warmth and breathability, wind-protection, water-repellent coating and enough pockets to hold all your stuff – whether you’re on your commute to the office or simply making a Sunday morning dash for coffee.

From military-inspired details, an array of colours and performance-minded materials, these down puffers are timeless, stylish, functional, and above all else – darn warm!

Our top picks…in no particular order.

eDition: AW17 STYLE EDITION

Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 11 May 2017 - 7:54 am

AW17 WINTER STYLE

It’s time to accept the cold hard truth – winter is here. And while the colder months can be miserable and present wardrobe quandaries of their own – with a little preparation winter can also become your favourite season.

Let’s face it, you will be wearing a winter coat day in and day out for the next three to five months, so you want a jacket that will keep you toasty but will still look slick over every outfit. No winter wardrobe is ever complete without a leather bomber jacket and winter is undoubtedly the season to update your footwear collection.

To help you prepare for the incoming polar vortex we’ve collaborated with popular brands Tread+Miller, Another and Mat&May to bring to you some of the finest winter collections.

Equip yourself head-to-toe with the right clothing, accessories and footwear and you’ll learn to love the colder seasons.

See the AW17 Style eDition here. 

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: DUNHILL DESIRE EXTREME

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 11 May 2017 - 7:47 am
  • DUNHILL DESIRE EXTREME 100ML EDT, R1195.00
    AVAILABLE AT TRUWORTHS, EDGARS, STUTTAFORDS, DIS-CHEM, CLICKS, RED SQUARE AND MARKHAM.

DESIRE EXTREME

Since 1893 dunhill has remained synonymous with masculine elegance. So it comes as no surprise that the latest fragrance from dunhill, DESIRE EXTREME, embodies exactly those tenets, masculine elegance.

Confident and undeniably masculine, this fragrance opens with dynamic fresh top notes of Bergamot, Blood Orange and Saffron with an herbaceous rush of Clary Sage and Cypress in the middle. The dry down exudes warm Amber Extreme and luxurious Leather and given extra depth by Vetiver and Patchouli. The result? A perfect elixir of masculine elegance.

If you’re already a dunhill fragrance devotee you’ll definitely want to add this one to your collection. Newcomers to the brand – start here, but make sure to familiarise yourself with its many successful predecessors.

Fashion: RELAY JEANS AW17: THE UTILITY PARKA

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 1 May 2017 - 9:25 pm

THE PERFECT PARKA

We’re likely due for some unpredictable weather during the next couple of months. But you don’t have to let your style game suffer just because of the winter weather. An iconic piece of outerwear, the parka has been a part of men’s winter wardrobes for years and there’s no better way to layer up than with a thick, insulation-packed iconic jacket.

Cut in a fitted silhouette, you’ll get a classic look with modern style. It’s a no-brainer. Plus, it looks good over everything from your gym clothes to your nicest work suit – trust us, you’ll get more use from this ideal layering piece than you’d expect.

See the rest of the Relay Jeans Aw17 collection in our AW17 Denim eDition. 

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. 

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.

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 www.bonafidebeards.com
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.