Fashion: Persol | The Typewriter Edition

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 3 Mar 2015 - 10:05 am
  • Persol Manufacturing Process.
    A brand synonymous with Italian style, Persol continues its journey through the design of some of the most fascinating objects of our past.
  • Typewriter Edition Sunglasses (PO3110S) R3 290, Luxottica (021 486 6100)
    These subtly squared, masculine sunglasses are full of retro charm, contrasted with a laser-cut metallic bridge. The frames are characterised by innovative detailing inspired by the mechanics of vintage typewriters.
  • Typewriter Edition Optical Frames (PO3109V), R 2680, Luxottica (021 486 6100)
    Strong, masculine lines and a laser-cut metallic bridge characterise these square-shaped glasses. The retro appeal is beautifully enhanced by detailing which channels the mechanics of the vintage typewriter.

Today, the story has a new chapter: the Typewriter Edition collection. This time, the focus is an object from not so long ago – the typewriter.  It’s a sophisticated legacy that Persol interprets – using the finest materials and its own artisanal savoir faire – with innovative flourishes that characterise the four pieces in the Typewriter collection: two pairs of sunglasses and two pairs of regular frames.

The newly-designed metallic bridge, for example, is embellished with subtle etching, whilst rivets bearing the letters of the old keyboards adorn the frames. The legendary American Typewriter font is used to engrave the collection’s name into the inside of the stems, the tips of which carry a radial motif in a clear nod to the mechanics of the old machines.

We showcase our 2 favourites…


Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 23 Feb 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • The PUMA x ALIFE collection will be available in PUMA SELECT stores in Cape Town, Bree Street, and Johannesburg, Braamfontein, as well as X Trend, Dip St Store, Shelflife, Prime, Lyme and Lost Property stores.


This collection seamlessly pulls together ALIFE’s diverse creativity while staying true to PUMA’s heritage. Through apparel, footwear and accessories the collection tells the story of Downtown New York; an integral part of PUMA’s rich street wear history.

Bright prints play on key ALIFE landmarks that bring the collection to life. Influences include green photographic stills of the infamous in-store fish tank, and the three-diamond logo of ARC (ALIFE Rivington Club), ALIFE’s members only boutique.

See the full feature here.


Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 19 Feb 2015 - 7:09 am

The masculine lines, solid wood frame and leather finish of the STM Swivel Chair has an air of distinguished, yet unstuffy, elegance about it. Take a glimpse into the world of OKHA in this short film, showing the thought, design, time and the effort that goes into the making of the STM from concept to completion. The STM Swivel Chair is designed by Adam Court and manufactured locally.


Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 16 Feb 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • SMITH presents CAPE TOWN by KURT PIO.
    CAPE TOWN will open to the public on 25th of February at 6PM & runs to the 25th of March 2015.


CAPE TOWN is Pio’s first show with SMITH and marks the official opening of the gallery. This exhibition brings together a body of work that Pio has created by engaging with his home city Cape Town. Pio observes the sights, colours, sounds and tastes of Cape Town in the form of painting, printmaking and sculpture – resulting in a witty celebration of this city.

He continues to explore his fascination of minerals and brings to this body of work a new and wondrous mix of gemstones, transforming and objectifying their abstract facets to create luxurious and intriguing shaped canvases.
Pio’s obvious love and understanding of design is evident in his use of recognizable imagery such as the Granandlilla Lolly, De Waal Park gates, and his nod to the iconic Milton Glaser logo reinterpreted, placing Cape Town in the league of New York as a destination city.

Each print has been carefully composed by combining colour to represent iconic CT sites such as the Bo-Kaap & Clifton 2nd Beach. He also ventures into Sculpture by reclaiming surfboards and reintroducing them as luxury items.

Have a look at Kurt’s work on his websiteInstagram and Tumblr.

News: Profiles & Features | Mias van der Westhuyzen

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 12 Feb 2015 - 7:25 am
  • Follow Mias on Instagram @miaswest

The Model, The Man and The Legend in the Making

Meet Mias van der Westhuyzen. At 24 his smouldering good looks and washboard abs have seen him recently bag an international fragrance campaign – sorry we can’t let you know which one just yet but it’s BIG – very big! He has also rubbed shoulders – and shared the runway – with Tyson Beckford at the David Tlale show at New York Fashion Week.

So when I first got to meet him I kind of anticipated an ego to match – wrong! Mias van der Westhuyzen is remarkably down to earth – so much so that we invited him to model our recent PUMA Tennis feature and we were definitely NOT disappointed. Thanks Mias – you are a star in the

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.

eDition: Summer ’14 eDition

Written by | Found in: eDition Uncategorized | Posted on: 10 Dec 2014 - 10:54 am

While most men’s magazines are bombarding you with 101 summer style rules (as if you haven’t a clue) we’ve narrowed it down to only 7 you really need to know. 

We hope our selection leaves you feeling inspired and that the Summer’14 Style eDition an easy guide to easy shopping.

See the full eDition here:

eDition: Summer ’14 Grooming eDition

Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 6 Dec 2014 - 5:05 pm


At last, the holidays are here! the communal sigh of relief is audible as laptops shut down, office doors close, suits are abandoned and brogues kicked off as weary feet slip happily into flip-flops. Just because you’ll be living like a road tripping’ bum for a couple of days doesn’t mean you have to look and smell like one.

See the full summer ’14 grooming eDition 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
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. 

Grooming: Movember

Written by | Found in: Grooming News Style | Posted on: 4 Nov 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Edwin Jagger Moustache Wax R250, Crabtree & Evelyn and Tweezerman Moustache Scissors with Comb, R310, Dis-Chem Pharmacies


Vanity has no place in the month of Movember, unless of course you are blessed with the genes of Hollywood hearthrobs Clark Gable or Burt Reynolds. Although office corridors (and gyms) are populated with dodgy looking dudes that you wouldn’t trust in any other month of the year, kudos to the men who are touting a ‘tache and creating awareness for prostate cancer, and other cancers, that affect men.

To the vainglorious who won’t be mo’ing, appease your social conscience and make a donation to CANSA. Here

And to all the Hulk Hogans, Magnum PIs, the Dave Boons and the wannabe Don Quixotes – salute!

Your efforts have definitely not gone unnoticed!


Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 24 Oct 2014 - 12:40 pm
  • Gentleman's hand-crafted from hand-machined solid brass and French Oak, R7 500, Wolf & Maiden
    Stockists Wolf & Maiden, Creative Studio, +27 79 088 8174, Unit AG16, The Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town


We’re talking the wooden clothing type. We’re hoping you’re the kind of guy that takes care of your clothes and a wooden valet helps you do just that.

The sturdy stand keeps clothes wrinkle free for those that like to prep the night before. It’s also the ideal way to air your clothes after a long day of wear before hanging them back up in your wardrobe.

It’s the perfect solution to keeping your clothes organised and your dry cleaning bills down. And of course they’re a manly addition to your bedroom – sort of Kennedyésque.


Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 24 Oct 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Platinum Wax ( back, sack, crack and down there) 60 min R 430, Glasshouse Rejuvenation for Men (


While we’re all for a bit of maintenance, waxing lyrical to your friends about your regular back, sack and crack wax isn’t! However, with summer here we’re hoping you’re planning a tidy-up. Heed the following. Trim your chest hair. No one wants to see a tuft of tresses leering out from your v-neck t-shirt. How short? Your call – but avoid pruning yourself into a prickly pear.

There are places that should glide  — namely, your back and shoulders. Get them waxed by a professional every six weeks or so. While a “little less lawn makes the tree look taller” it is imperative that it looks natural. Trimming your pubes into a triangle is a no-no.

Don’t forget about your butt. Most men’s rears aren’t exactly follicle free – make sure there isn’t a heap of hair lurking below the waistline.

Go bare down there? Never.