Fashion: THE CLASSIC WHITE SHIRT

Written by | Found in: Fashion | Posted on: 15 Aug 2018 - 4:13 pm

NOT ALL WHITE SHIRTS ARE CREATED EQUAL

In these uncertain economic times the frugal sartorialist is better served by an enduring classic than fleeting fast fashion.

And the right white shirt is the perfect place to start. With its humble origin as an undershirt, the white shirt today is the cornerstone of a man’s wardrobe. It’s the pristine anchor for a formal suit and the crisp complement to blue jeans.

But not all white shirts are created equal. To make it easier for you we’ve scouted the stores and handpicked 5 beautiful white shirts, each with it’s own unique detail – whether a cuff, a collar or a perfectly tailored fit.

To wear a tie or not? Well, that depends entirely on your rebel within.

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Grooming: JOHN VARVATOS | THE FRAGRANCE COLLECTION

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 15 Aug 2018 - 1:18 pm
  • John Varvatos Artisan Blu, 75ml EDT R1240.00 & 125ml EDT R1499.00 and John Varvatos Artisan Pure, 75ml EDT R1240.00 & 125ml R1499.00 available at Edgars & Red Square
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THE ARTISANAL TOUCH

For men with a penchant for old-world charm mixed with modern sophistication, meticulous attention to detail and quality craftsmanship, the John Varvatos Fragrance Collection has a scent to represent his every mood, attitude or circumstance.

John Varvatos ARTISAN BLU combines a revitalising blend of citrus and fresh herbs with woody accents for a refreshing, crisp aroma embodying the casual elegance of the Mediterranean lifestyle.

While ARTISAN PURE transports the heritage and artistry of the John Varvatos brand to the verdant hills surrounding Xalapa, Mexico and its vast coffee and citrus groves. Fresh and exceptionally cool, it conveys a sense of comfortable, relaxed refinement.

The distinctly different Artisan flacons, handcrafted from natural materials, are alone worthy of admiration. And with spring just around the corner now is the perfect time to start thinking about fresher, lighter cologne.

Grooming: EYE CARE | DESKPROOF YOUR EYES

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 7 Aug 2018 - 3:57 pm

DESKPROOF YOUR EYES

Ever walked into the office first thing in the morning after a good nights sleep and a colleague greets you with, “Wow, big night? You look so tired!”

Dark circles and puffy, tired looking eyes are not only a manifestation of lack of sleep or a boozy night out. Eight hours a day at the office squinting at a computer and subjected to dry, conditioned air takes just as much toll on the way your eyes look and feel.

We’ve put together a selection of eye care products specifically designed to target and minimise puffy eyes, dark circles, wrinkles and hopefully, unsolicited remarks from your colleagues too!

 

Fashion: PUMA | THUNDER DESERT | DROPPING 9TH AUGUST!

Written by | Found in: Fashion News | Posted on: 6 Aug 2018 - 3:16 pm
  • PUMA THUNDER DESERT, R2 299 at PUMA SELECT, PUMA Gateway, PUMA V&A Waterfront, PUMA Sandton City, PUMA Rosebank and selected sportscene stores.

THE NEW PUMA THUNDER DESERT

Thunder continues to disrupt the scene as PUMA releases all-new monotone iterations of the Thunder Desert on August 9th.

While the debut Thunder Spectra took on a bold statement with its retro colour blocking and neon pops, the latest Thunder Desert drops simulate light and shadows in the desert with Triple Black and White colourways. It retains the bold signature exaggerated tooling, blown-up proportions and material mix of premium suede, textured leather and mesh.

The Thunder pays homage to past collabs and silhouettes ahead of their time. Inspired by 90s Cell System running silhouettes and the PUMA x McQueen collaboration, the style is a reimagined pair of kicks with a bulky, unapologetic look and feel.

For the latest on what’s dropping locally, follow @PUMASouthAfrica on Twitter and Instagram, or visit www.pumaselect.co.za.

 

News: NEWS | 100% DESIGN SOUTH AFRICA 2018

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 2 Aug 2018 - 1:47 pm
  • Facebook: 100% Design South Africa #100DesignSA Twitter: @100designsa #100DesignSA Instagram: @100percentdesignsa #100DesignSA

GET READY TO BE INSPIRED!

From 8-12 August, 100% Design South Africa will bring top design brands to the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. The 5th edition, it promises to inspire visitors with a diverse display of new products – including a number of feature exhibits.

In addition 100% Design South Africa 2018 will house over 100 individual exhibitions and pavilions. With plenty to see, it is the ultimate exhibition platform in South Africa for contemporary high-end design and seeks to be a sourcing ground for both interior design professionals and private individuals.

Curated by Platform Creative Agency, with leadership from directors Cathy O’Clery and Laurence Brick, and organised by leading international event management company Reed Exhibitions, it’s not to be missed.

For more info visit: www.100percentdesign.co.za.

 

Grooming: HAIR CARE | LOCK, STOCK & BARREL

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 30 Jul 2018 - 10:34 am
  • Lock Stock & Barrel 85 KARATS ORIGINAL CLAY 100G R350.00 and FREESTYL PROTEIN GEL 100ML R310.00
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MAINTAIN YOUR MANE

There was a time when men who spent too long ”doing” their hair were met with a certain degree of mockery or suspicion. Thankfully times have changed, but now it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the influx of hair care products on the market. And the right hair product can make all the difference.

Hair products for men today have come a long way since the wet-look gels of the eighties, so make sure you’re clued up on what each product does. Thicker hair and messy styles can handle waxes and pomades, but if your hair’s thinner, then lighter products and sprays will give your mane some staying power.

Lock, Stock & Barrel offers a terrific selection of quality men’s hair products – from shampoos to hair treatments plus all the styling agents you could possibly need to achieve those runway coifs!

Fashion: DIESEL | IRONIC NEW SUMMER CAMPAIGN

Written by | Found in: Fashion News | Posted on: 9 Jul 2018 - 3:29 pm

READY TO UNWEAR

Here’s something to get you through the gloom of winter – Diesel recently announced the debut of its latest summer campaign, titled “Ready To Unwear”, which promotes the idea that, during the summer, less equals more.

The thinking behind this ironic moniker, inverting the common fashion industry phrase of “ready to wear” – is that summer’s best memories are often experienced in varying degrees of undress. The campaign also celebrates and promotes anti-conformity and a personal choice to never ride the tide, to put something on, but not be afraid to take it off either.

Subverting the norm, the new Diesel “Ready to Unwear” campaign is the ironic celebration that less is more. Much more!

 

Grooming: GET GROOMED | WINTER BEARD CARE

Written by | Found in: Grooming Uncategorized | Posted on: 2 Jul 2018 - 3:50 pm

TREAT YOUR BEARD RIGHT

With the cold weather now in full force it’s time to protect your facial hair. As the seasons change bringing about new environmental conditions, so do our beards. Winter months tend to bring lower humidity and freezing cold winds, which tends to dry out the beard and skin, weaken the hairs and turn your beard into a mess if you don’t look after it.

These grooming tips will help you stay on top of your beard care game in order to ensure it stays gloriously glossy through the colder months.

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Fashion: TUMI | THE NEW LATITUDE COLLECTION

Written by | Found in: Fashion Uncategorized | Posted on: 2 Jul 2018 - 10:05 am
  • TUMI LATITUDE Carry On, R10999.00, Short Trip, R11899.00, and Extended Trip, R13299.00 available at TUMI Standalone Stores Canal Walk 066 3860262| Sandton 011-783 4646 or visit www.tumi.com

LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION

Building on its foundation of innovation, functionality and durable design, TUMI presents the next premium, hard-shell solution: Latitude. The lightest TUMI luggage collection yet, the Latitude collection defies durability and engineering standards.

Made from a unique and groundbreaking material and executed in a timeless, modern design, the Latitude collection is the pinnacle of form and function. Its unique construction allows it to perform in any environment, no matter the landscape, climate, or culture. Latitude is built to handle any journey with the utmost class – even a non-stop trip around the world on one single degree of latitude.

Fashion: H&M ANNOUNCES MOSCHINO COLLABORATION

Written by | Found in: Fashion News Style | Posted on: 16 Apr 2018 - 8:25 am
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#HMxMOSCHINO

In their long history of designer collaborations, H&M hasn’t really missed a beat. The Swedish giant’s new designer collaboration is with the Italian luxury house Moschino, headed by highflier, Jeremy Scott.

The collection includes womenswear and menswear, as well as a few other as-yet-to-be-divulged components. “There’s a silver sequined parka dress,” says Scott. “Denim pieces are all twisted into something else. Puffers and jackets are reconfigured into cropped things or double-long things. There’s a sportswear-with-evening kind of feeling, like a hockey jersey with a train.” He also flags a CD print, which is “archival from Franco . Sometimes I reconfigure something from the history, but sometimes it’s perfect as is.”

The line, called Moschino H&M, will drop on November 8; the news was announced late Saturday night, with a little help from Gigi Hadid, at Scott’s 11th annual party held around the Coachella music festival.

 

Fashion: TREAD+MILLER AW18 COLLECTION

Written by | Found in: Fashion News Style | Posted on: 12 Apr 2018 - 8:31 am
  • TREAD+MILLER AW18 COLLECTION
  • ARTHUR JACK MIKEL MEN'S SHOE, R3999.00
  • ARTHUR JACK MACLEAN BOOT, R1699.00
  • ARTHUR JACK ALONZO MEN'S SHOE, R1699.00
  • ARTHUR JACK JAMES MEN'S SNEAKER, R1299.00

THE NEW AND THE NOW!

Loafers, brogues, oxfords, derbys – even the names of men’s shoes are enough to get one’s adrenaline rushing. The best shoes today are works of art and we’re here to introduce and recommend the styles we think you should know about in the new TREAD+MILLER winter collection.

In addition to the season’s impressive new footwear Tread+Miller’s AW18 offering includes a range of timepieces by Buren, the Arthur Jack 100% leather bag range in new colours and their new own-brand hat collection.

Have a look at our suggestions and shop the TREAD+MILLER aw18 collection online right here, right now.

eDition: AW18 DENIM EDITION: UNDOUBTEDLY DIESEL

Written by | Found in: eDition Fashion News Style | Posted on: 11 Apr 2018 - 8:16 am
  • AW18 DENIM EDITION: UNDOUBTEDLY DIESEL
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WILD HEAT!

Rock, sport and punchy colour set the pace at Diesel this season. The collection encourages people to express their own style by combining unlikely pieces to create a unique look.

“I wanted to mix everything up” explains Artistic Director Nicola Formichetti. “The rock and the sport, the classic and the formal, taking the Diesel DNA and making something cool and carefree.”

Denim is an essential part the collection, which when combined with apparel, creates an attitude that is central to the line. Diesel’s NEW collection is available in selected SA Diesel stores now.

See the full AW18 Denim eDition here.

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