Fashion: CLASSIC SNEAKERS: JX AT EDGARS

Written by | Found in: Fashion | Posted on: 13 Feb 2017 - 10:33 am
  • CHECKED SKINNY FIT JACKET R1299.95, SHIRT R349.95, SKINNY FIT PANTS R599.95 ALL D66 AND JX SNEAKERS R399.95 AVAILABLE AT EDGARS STORES. RAY-BAN HEXAGON SUNGLASSES R2290.00, SUNGLASS HUT AT EDGARS

SNEAKING INTO WORK!

Sneakers have become both a wardrobe staple and a lifestyle statement. Be sure to make the right one at the office and stick to classics. They are the kind of sneakers that can be worn with anything. We’re talking about a basic, low-cut lace-up without any glitz that delivers a wholesome serving of understated style. One simple color goes with everything from jeans to tailored pants. Dress up with a blazer or keep it totally easy with a pair of tailored shorts to beat the summer heat.

GIVEAWAY: Subscribe and stand a chance to WIN a pair of Ray-Ban Hexagon sunglasses to the value of R2 290.

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Grooming: BLEU DE CHANEL: EDP REFILLABLE TRAVEL SPRAY

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 10 Feb 2017 - 9:17 am
  • BLEU DE CHANEL EAU DE PARFUM REFILLABLE TRAVEL SPRAY 20ML AND 2 REFILLS, R1530.00 SELECTED RETAILERS.

SPRITZ ON THE GO

Tired of schlepping bulky bottles of fragrance around with you whether it’s an international vacation or a trip to the gym? Worse yet leaving an almost full bottle behind in the hotel or running the risk of having it nicked from your gym-bag.

Thanks to CHANEL’S Travel Spray, you can now wear BLEU DE CHANEL Eau de Parfum anywhere, anytime. With two refills, it slips easily into a sports bag, briefcase or suitcase and can be kept close at hand.

Loved and worn by men the world over since its inception in 2010, BLEU DE CHANEL is a masculine aromatic-woody scent harnessed from fields of citrus, aromatic herbs and dry cedar wood. It’s a fragrance that can be worn day or night – all year round. And now with the new handy travel spray – all the time, wherever you are.

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: AZZARO WANTED

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 9 Feb 2017 - 6:54 am
  • AZZARO WANTED 50ML EDT R955.00 AND 100ML EDT R1200.00 AVAILABLE AT EDGARS, RED SQUARE AND SELECTED RETAILERS.
  • AZZARO WANTED FRAGRANCE CAMPAIGN

COCKED & LOADED

With a bottle shaped like a pistol cylinder filled with bullets Azzaro WANTED is for the man who likes to come out guns blazing – in the boardroom and bedroom.

But while the packaging is less than subtle, the fragrance itself is. Lemon and ginger notes give it a crisp freshness on top with spice and wood at the base making Azzaro WANTED the ideal weapon of seduction.

Who needs Cupids arrow when you’ve got Azzaro’s bullets keeping you right on target?

Fashion: BACK TO WORK | D66 AT EDGARS

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 6 Feb 2017 - 9:51 am
  • SKINNY FIT JACKET R1299.95, SHIRT R399.95, SKINNY FIT PANTS R599.95 AND BROGUE SHOES R799.00, ALL D66 AT EDGARS STORES.

REAL MEN WEAR PINK.

Merely mentioning pastels has most men scuttling nervously back to their man-caves. But whether you wish to admit it or not – It’s quite likely your wardrobe already has a rosy hue. That shirt you wear with your navy blue suit and call “salmon”? It’s pink. Own it. That pair of green boxers you haul out for special “occasions”? It’s pistachio dude by any fashionista’s decree.

Despite appearing wishy-washy pastels are easy to slot into what you already wear. They work well with the so-called “masculine” colours – like grey, khaki and navy – you’re already wearing every day. Pick hues that suit your skin tone and work with the rest of your outfit – you’ll be surprised how good you look.

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Fashion: OFFICE ATTIRE: THE DBL BLAZER | SIGNUTURE AT EDGARS

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 30 Jan 2017 - 6:18 pm
  • DOUBLE-BREASTED SLIM FIT JACKET R1399.95, SHIRT R349.95, TIE R249.95 (PART OF SET INCLUDING POCKET SQUARE AND LAPEL PIN) PANTS R499.95, ALL SIGNATURE AT EDGARS

DOUBLE YOUR STYLE!

The choice between a single and double-breasted jacket is a matter of personal taste. While the vast majority of men choose single breasted it would be sartorially unwise to underestimate the charm of a double-breasted blazer. And right now international trends indicate that the double-breasted blazer is making an obvious comeback.

Being that it is a less common choice, a double-breasted blazer will instantly set you apart from your peers and make a confident statement. Just what you want when you’re after that big account.

STYLE TIP: Unless you are a commodore, skip the brass buttons on a navy blazer.

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Fashion: LEXUS SOUTH AFRICAN MENSWEAR WEEK AW17

Written by | Found in: Fashion News Style Uncategorized | Posted on: 30 Jan 2017 - 9:31 am
  • ORANGE CULTURE AT SAMW
  • LEXUS SA MENSWEAR WEEK

#LEXUSSAMW

Building on the success of the previous collections, SAMW is back for the 6th installment with yet another extraordinary line up of some of South Africa’s, as well as Africa’s, top menswear designers.

This time around the organizers are thrilled to announce, for the first time, the headline sponsorship by Lexus. This title sponsorship renames the event to Lexus South African Menswear Week. Continuing the theme of innovation, Lexus South African Menswear Week has moved to The Palms in Woodstock which is all about exploring the parts of Cape Town that inspire designers and creativity.

LexusSAMW will take place at The Palms Décor & Lifestyle Centre in Woodstock, Cape Town over 3 nights from Thursday, 02 February to Saturday, 04 February 2017. See the full #LexusSAMW schedule in the gallery.

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. 

eDition: SS’16 DENIM EDITION

Written by | Found in: eDition Fashion Style Uncategorized | Posted on: 6 Oct 2016 - 9:35 am
  • SS'16 DENIM EDITION
    PHOTOGRAPHER: KATINKA

DENIM REQUIRED

There’s really only one thing that can truly be said of denim – we all dig it. (Although there is an unspoken second truism… nothing shows off your butt better than a good pair of jeans.)

The SS16 Denim eDition is a showcase of current key denim pieces for summer brought to by 8 of the world’s most iconic denim brands: Diesel, Levi’s Line 8, G-star RAW, Tom Tailor, Salsa, Jack and Jones, Relay Jeans and River Island. You couldn’t possibly find better company now, could you?

If you’re looking for an extraordinary item like a floral denim shirt or acid washed jeans, you’ll find something here. And for those of you who prefer the timeless classics, we’ve got you covered with an up-to-date selection of your favourite pieces in traditional blues, as well as this season’s fresh colours and washes.

See the full feature 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.