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.

Fashion: TREAD+MILLER WINTER ’16

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 24 Jun 2016 - 9:00 am
  • ARTHUR JACK ZACH SHOES, R999, TREAD+MILLER

GO FOR BROGUE

If we’re to really pick holes – literally in this case – a brogue refers not to a shoe but a detail: the perforations originally designed to drain water from the feet of our ancestors.

Whether Oxford, Derby or the new hybrid Brogue Boot that has the same solid construction of an outdoor boot, but with all the wing-tipped, country-manor finesse of brogue shoes – your footwear arsenal is not complete without a pair.

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

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.

News: CHANEL ALLURE HOMME SPORT

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 22 Jun 2016 - 7:37 am

CHANEL PRESENTS…

…its new advertising campaign for ALLURE HOMME SPORT, filmed by the talented young photographer and director Jacob Sutton. CHANEL chose Jacob Sutton for his modern, elegant style and for the technical artistry of his work.

This new campaign includes three films that are both spectacular and unexpected. Each illustrates a sport where man encounters nature with boldness and prowess: diving, downhill skateboarding and horseback riding.

For this campaign, CHANEL chose three new faces: Hugo Parisi, a professional diver from Brazil; Adam Crigler, an equally professional American skateboarder; and Luke Grimes, a young American actor.

News: EXTERFACE STUDIOS X STIAAN LOUW

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 17 Jun 2016 - 11:03 am

THE EX-SL EFFECT

Half a decade ago South African designer Stiaan Louw and French photographic duo Exterface started their first collaboration. With an unapologetic expression and a tasteful eye, together they redefine underthings and shape a whole new intimate lifestyle for men.

By exploring ideas of cultural belonging, social and sexual subcultures and male archetypes, we bring fantasy to reality. The overwhelming response and their successful artistic partnership over the past 5 years has naturally led them to build the EX-SL project.

If ever you wanted to own a Stiaan Louw piece, now you can. Visit the EX-SL project here: EX-SL.com

Fashion: SIMON CARTER SS16

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 15 Jun 2016 - 11:33 am
  • SIMON CARTER, AQUA SLUBBY LINEN JACKET R7,500.00
    SIMON CARTER, Sandton City’s Protea Court Mall, Shop No. U319. Tel: 011-884 0006
  • SIMON CARTER, BLUE JAGGER, CORE POPLIN SHIRT, R1,695.00
    SIMON CARTER, Sandton City’s Protea Court Mall, Shop No. U319. Tel: 011-884 0006
  • SIMON CARTER, BLUE JAGGER, PRINTED FLOWER SHIRT, R2,495.00
    SIMON CARTER, Sandton City’s Protea Court Mall, Shop No. U319. Tel: 011-884 0006
  • SIMON CARTER, NAVY MOORE, HOUSE PAISLEY PRINT SHIRT, R2,495.00
    SIMON CARTER, Sandton City’s Protea Court Mall, Shop No. U319. Tel: 011-884 0006
  • SIMON CARTER, PINK JAGGER, CORE POPLIN SHIRT, R1,695.00
    SIMON CARTER, Sandton City’s Protea Court Mall, Shop No. U319. Tel: 011-884 0006
  • SIMON CARTER, WHITE JAGGER, CORE POPLIN SHIRT, R1,695.00
    SIMON CARTER, Sandton City’s Protea Court Mall, Shop No. U319. Tel: 011-884 0006
  • SIMON CARTER WHITE SPOT SATEEN SHIRT R1,550.00
    SIMON CARTER, Sandton City’s Protea Court Mall, Shop No. U319. Tel: 011-884 0006

SHIRTS & TAILORING

In addition to the whimsical and sophisticated world of SIMON CARTER accessories you will find an assortment of shirts to pique any stylish man’s interest. This season prints steal the show injected with Simon Carter’s customary wit and flair.

Floral and paisley prints as well as a variety of plain designs in a seasonal colour palette of sky blues and shades of pink are easily paired with the SIMON CARTER crisp yet classic, Aqua linen jacket. Complete the look with a pair of SIMON CARTER statement cufflinks.

See the Simon Carter SS16 accessories collection here. 

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.