Fashion: DIESEL: NEW COLLECTION

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 22 Aug 2016 - 8:09 am
  • DIESEL: EAST MEETS WEST
  • DIESEL: EAST MEETS WEST
  • DIESEL: EAST MEETS WEST

EAST MEETS WEST

The love child of Italian Americana, Diesel is once again a hybrid of contrasting cultures. This time around Diesel’s Pre-Spring collection draws inspiration from a mix of Japanese bikers and traditional Japanese clothing.

Creative director Nicola Formichetti explains: “This year marks 30 years since Diesel arrived in Japan and I wanted to celebrate this anniversary. I remember being excited by a noisy, nighttime biker gang that would pass by in the suburbs where I’m from. They had a style which fused America and Japan, and specifically wore sukajan” – Mixing two traditions and cultures, sukajan are souvenir bombers originally from Yokosuka, where the US Navy was stationed in the past.

Formichetti used this as the inspiration for his outspoken new collection, in which classic pieces like kimonos are reinvented in denim. Blending Japanese tradition with biker details, the collection brings back rock-and-roll leather jackets, shiny studs and the Diesel wolf.

Fashion: PUMA X TRAPSTAR COLLECTION

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 22 Aug 2016 - 7:26 am
  • PUMA DISC BLAZE CAMO X TRAPSTAR, R2 799

PUMA X TRAPSTAR DISC BLAZE

Signature Trapstar “White Noise” and high contrast “Camo” graphics ignite in a collection that remixes the Trapstar vision of streetwear with PUMA’s iconic sports silhouettes. Forged from underground subculture, the London-based lifestyle brand – and its founders, Mike, Lee and Will – draw inspiration from iconic cinema, photography, music, contemporary art and soccer.

The PUMA X TRAPSTAR Disc Blaze features an all-over leather upper, complete with the cage. Epitomizing Trapstar’s design ethos, the shoe includes red accents on its strap and a graphic Trapstar logo on the heel. The ‘white noise’ midsole sits alongside the translucent red outsole giving the shoe the ultimate balance between streetwear and style.

The collection is available at PUMA SELECT Cape Town, Bree Street and Johannesburg, Braamfontein.

See the full editorial here. 

Grooming: GIVEAWAY | GIVENCHY GENTLEMEN ONLY ABSOLUTE

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 11 Aug 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • GIVENCHY GENTLEMEN ONLY ABSOLUTE FRAGRANCE
  • GENTLEMEN ONLY ABSOLUTE 50 ML R 1 160, SELECTED RETAILERS.
  • GENTLEMAN ONLY EDT 50ML R 1 050, SELECTED RETAILERS.
  • GENTLEMEN ONLY INTENSE EDT 50ML R 1 135, SELECTED RETAILERS.

GIVENCHY GENTLEMEN ONLY ABSOLUTE

Givenchy has launched Gentlemen Only Absolute, a new flanker to 2013’s Gentlemen Only fragrance.

Consider it the gentleman at his absolute best. Givenchy introduces Gentlemen Only Absolute, the fragrance for the refined man of today. The Gentlemen Only Absolute man is the epitome of uncompromised class and sharp style. This woody spicy oriental scent has notes of sophisticated bergamot, a warm trio of incandescent spices and is topped with sensual vanilla and sandalwood.

Gentleman Only Absolute is a welcome addition to the shall we say Givenchy Gentlemen’s fragrance club which includes the popular Gentlemen Only and Gentlemen Only Intense. Which “Gentlemen” are you?

Click here and stand a chance to win a hamper of three Givenchy Gentlemen Only fragrances to the value of R3 345. Entry rules: gentlemen only, of course.

See our Winter ’16 Grooming eDition here. 

News: TFG ONLINE

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 8 Aug 2016 - 4:33 pm

TEN STORES, ONE CHECKOUT!

Popular menswear brands Fabiani, Markham, Relay and G-Star Raw have joined the expanding TFG (The Foschini Group) online mall tfg.co.za.

With 24-hour access to the luxurious style of Fabiani, extensive selection of progressive and relevant trends at Markham and a full range of quality denim wear at Relay Jeans makes it a shopping-no-brainer. G-Star RAW fans will find their favourite brand at both the Markham and Fabiani online stores.

The sites are fully mobile-optimised and feature innovative tech enhancements like automated wish list messaging and a personalised special occasion reminder calendar.

Now encompassing Fabiani, Markham, Relay, @home, hi online, Duesouth, Sportscene, Totalsports, Duesouth Escapes and Anatomy you can simply put shop from your desktop. Nice.

Visit www.tfg.co.za to browse and shop, or chat to them on Facebook.

Grooming: ABERCROMBIE & FITCH

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 25 Jul 2016 - 8:40 am
  • Abercrombie & Fitch ‘First Instinct’
  • Abercrombie & Fitch ‘First Instinct’ 50ml EDT R995.00, 100ml EDT R1495 available at Selected Retailers

FIRST INSTINCT

Naturally sexy and confident, a rugged risk-taker with disarming charm? If that’s you then Abercrombie & Fitch’s new fragrance ‘First Instinct’ is the one you’ve been waiting for. It’s a scent-sual interpretation of that first moment of attraction when two people’s worlds collide and sparks fly!

With a base of amber and musk, Szechuan pepper in the mid- notes, and gin & tonic and melon to finish off the sensory experience in the top notes, ‘First Instinct’ is modern, masculine and sexy. It’s minimalist bottle shape, utilitarian metal cap and branded plate make a manly statement.

A sensual fougère-oriental ‘First Instinct’ is sexy, addictive and irresistible. Sound like you? You’re in luck – ‘First Instinct’ is now available in stores.

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.

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: 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.

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: