News: ADIDAS ORIGINALS = PHARRELL HU NMD

Written by | Found in: News Style | Posted on: 21 Jul 2016 - 2:07 pm
  • ADIDAS ORIGINALS = PHARRELL HU NMD

A NEW NMD IS HERE

Finally, the adidas Originals = PHARRELL WILLIAMS Hu NMD arrives on Friday, July 22nd. Hu – which stands for Human Being, Human Race, Human Kind, Human Species – is the beginning of a new creative concept for Pharrell Williams and adidas that represents the idea of boundless strokes of humanity.

The adidas Originals = PHARRELL WILLIAMS Hu NMD features a white boost™ midsole with a breathable and flexible Primeknit upper in yellow which includes a split ‘Human Race’ graphic taking prime real estate on the front of the shoe.

The Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals Hu NMD will be available on July 22nd in limited quantities from Shelflife in Cape Town.

News: LEVI’S® LINE 8 COLLECTION

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 17 Jul 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • LEVI’S® LINE 8 COLLECTION

YOUTHFUL. MODERN. FORWARD THINKING.

The Levi’s® Line 8 Collection is progressive expression of the denim giant itself inspired by the young and rebellious. The collection offers a cohesively modern aesthetic that’s understated, new and now.

Here’s what to look forward to – a late 80’s inspired Line 8 Trucker jacket in two really cool washes; the classic Levi’s® one-pocket shirt gets updated with a modern, shorter collar; and new Line 8 trouser includes all the right finishes: tapered leg, cuffed ankle and sateen fabric for a clean look and comfortable, soft feel.

How do you to spot the Levi’s® Line 8 collection? Look for a black Levi’s® tag instead of the classic red tag.

Find a Levi’s store near you. 

Fashion: SAMW SS16/17

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 17 Jul 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • CASEY FOR 2 BOP SS16
  • Okechukwa for Orange Culture
    PHOTOGRAPHS: SDR PHOTO
  • Davidson Obennebo for Lukhanyo Mdingi SS16
    PHOTOGRAPHS: SDR PHOTO
  • Abel Kipaso for Orange Culture SS16
    PHOTOGRAPHS: SDR PHOTO
  • Willy Jackson for Nicholas Coutts SS16
    PHOTOGRAPHS: SDR PHOTO
  • Albert Kruger for Issa Leo SS16
    PHOTOGRAPHS: SDR PHOTO
  • Seth Ncise for Chulaap by Chu Suwannapha SS16
    PHOTOGRAPHS: SDR PHOTO
  • Luca Bold for Dax Martin SS16
    PHOTOGRAPHS: SDR PHOTO

THE NEW FACES

SAMW has slowly become a launching pad for many male models in the SA fashion industry with some now gracing international runways. This season there was a wide array of buzz worthy, new faces walking the shows.

So, who are the guys that stole the spotlight? Meet the promising new faces that walked the best designers’ runways during SAMW. Trust us, you’ll want to remember these faces – they’re already the talk of the town.

Fashion: TREAD+MILLER WINTER ’16

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 12 Jul 2016 - 10:00 am
  • ARTHUR JACK LUCA BOOT, R1 299, TREAD+MILLER

REBOOT THE CHELSEA

Chelsea boots, with equestrian origins dating back to Queen Victoria, were popularised by The Beatles and got their name from the 1960’s Chelsea Set.  Consider them a bona fide rock-star addition to your shoe collection.

Comfortable and sleek, Chelsea boots are characterised by an elastic gusset on the side. They’re this season’s essential boot and look just as good with slick tailoring as they do jeans and a leather jacket.

Living: CYBERCELLAR.COM: HOPE ON HOPKINS

Written by | Found in: Living | Posted on: 24 Jun 2016 - 11:58 am
  • HOPE ON HOPKINS DISTILLERY LONDON DRY GIN, R330, CYBERCELLAR

THE LATEST HIPSTER TIPPLE

There appears to be nothing they won’t meddle with but fortunately for you we’re all winners here. The recent trendy upsurge in the gin market has brought the humble spirit from its historically white bread roots to its current assault on the floral kingdom.

The best part is the local offerings – particularly the London Dry Gin from the Salt River distillery, Hope on Hopkins. It’s a clean, classic london-dry style gin with a ‘secret’ collection of botanicals that makes it the perfect go to base for a simple GnT or Martini. No need to go overboard with trimmings – jdd a little citrus and/or rosemary to get the most out of it.
Tip: When tasting a gin neat try it at around 12-15˚C and add a splash of cold water – this releases the botanicals.

Grooming: CLARINS MEN | HYDRATE & ANTI-AGE

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 23 Jun 2016 - 12:37 pm
  • Clarins Men Line Control Balm, 50ml R460.00, Clarins Men Super Moisture Balm, 50ml R375.00, Clarins Men Line-Control Eye Serum 20ml R395.00 available at selected retailers.

COLD WEATHER SKINCARE

A brutal winter doesn’t just impact our immune systems or emotional well-being; it does a good job of ripping apart the skin’s natural protective barrier, too, which means winter skin care isn’t just a good idea — it’s a necessity.

Cold air and icy winds strip away the lipids in our skin that are responsible for keeping moisture locked in and for defending us against bacteria. This disruption to the protective barrier means most of us can look forward to red patches, flaky patches, chapped lips and some chronic itchiness well into spring.

Clarins Men – with its crisp new packaging and same excellent plant based formulation – has all your skincare needs covered. Here are 3 of Clarins Men products you need this winter.

eDition: TREAD+MILLER WINTER ’16 EDITION

Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 9 Jun 2016 - 7:48 am
  • TREAD+MILLER WINTER '16 EDITION
    PHOTOGRAPHS: IAN ENGELBRECGHT
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TREAD+MILLER WINTER '16

Tread+Miller – the new South African urban footwear chain – offers men an entirely new and stylish shopping experience.

The store conjures all things manly – leather ottomans and rich wooden finishes reminiscent of a Gentleman’s Club with old-school charm and contemporary appeal. You’ll find esteemed brands such as Crockett & Jones, Sebago, Cushe, Caterpillar, adidas, Superga and Sperry, and alongside these sits Arthur Jack, the Group’s own men’s footwear label.

See more of the Tread+Miller Winter ‘16 offering here.

Living: DARK HORSE | STRETCH BACK BARSTOOL

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 10 May 2016 - 2:23 pm
  • The Dark Horse Stretch Back barstool, R2, 950.00, Dark Horse
  • The Dark Horse Stretch Back barstool, R2, 950.00, Dark Horse

THE STRETCH BACK BARSTOOL

With winter almost here we’re guessing you’ve also begun entertaining indoors. And there’s no better way to do so than at a cosy kitchen counter or mancave bar, right? Use your dining-out budget to upgrade your barstools and make your space the hot place to be this winter.

We’re fans of the stylish Dark Horse Stretch Back barstool – it’s the perfect synergy of sleek, masculine aesthetics and comfort. The genuine leather seating and nylon woven base offer maximum comfort whilst the strong angular design of the frame adds a unique character.

eDition: AW’16 DENIM EDITION BROUGHT TO YOU BY DIESEL

Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 8 Apr 2016 - 9:35 am
  • DIESEL AW'16

WHY WE WEAR DENIM

It’s simple really. We wear them for the best possible reason—we want to—and because we’re driven by individual preference, there is no “one way” to wear them. There is no rule saying we have to wear this blue and not that blue—nor any rule we have to wear blue at all.

We have options, so many options and in the following pages we showcase the latest and greatest denim in all its rebellious splendour – brought exclusively to you by iconic denim brand – Diesel.

See the full denim eDition brought to you by Diesel here.

Grooming: KIEHL’S X ZOOLANDER 2

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 25 Feb 2016 - 10:00 am
  • KIEHL’S X ZOOLANDER 2
  • Kiehl’s x Zoolander2 Limited Edition Midnight Recovery Concentrate (RRSP 755.00 )
    Kiehl’s globally best-selling and award-winning facial oil; a potent concentration of botanical extracts Squalane and Evening Primrose Oil and Essential Oils specifically formulated to biologically replicate skin’s natural lipids for optimal skin repair throughout the night.
  • Kiehl’s x Zoolander2 Limited Edition Daily Reviving Concentrate (RRSP 755.00 )
    A highly concentrated blend of 100% natural origin ingredients including Ginger Root Essential Oils, Tamanu and Sunflower Seed Botanical Oils designed to supports skin’s daytime defenses while revitalizing and reducing the signs of fatigue.

GET YOUR BLUE STEEL ON

Kiehl’s the official beauty partner for Zoolander No. 2, has joined forces with the film’s star Derek Zoolander in the noble fight against aging. The skincare experts at Kiehl’s know a thing-or- two about aging gracefully, which is why the 165 year-old company and legendary male model is a match made in wrinkle-cream heaven.

To celebrate the film’s upcoming release, Kiehl’s will introduce two terrific Limited-edition Kiehl’s x Zoolander 2 formulas – Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Daily Reviving Concentrate and will hit the SA shelves from March 2016.

Grooming: FRAGRANCES | BOSS BOTTLED INTENSE

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

BOSS BOTTLED GETS INTENSE

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.