News: KENZO X H&M

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 26 May 2016 - 6:52 am
  • KENZO X H&M: 3 NOVEMBER 2016

H&M COLLABORATION

Clothing giant Hennes & Mauritz has announced its designer collaboration for the year 2016, this time teaming up with Carol Lim and Humberto Leon the creative force behind KENZO to review some of iconic moments from their collections created for the Paris based fashion house.

Judging by the preview here the focus will come with Carol and Humberto’s animal print KENZO Moments. ‘We can’t wait to share with everyone the world of KENZO x H&M, with all of its creativity, fun and love of fashion,’ says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.

The forthcoming #KENZOxHM collection will be available online and in H&M’s V&A Waterfront and Sandton City stores from 3 November 2016.

Fashion: WINTER ’16 ESSENTIALS | THE HOODIE

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 17 May 2016 - 10:35 am
  • HOODIE, R 949.95, SALSA

HOOD TO GO!

The Hoodie isn’t just a top – it’s a way of life. New realities have brought about the urbanization and sophistication of this multi-faceted garment, advancing it into cultured, street-savvy style items. No longer the domain of the lazy and sloppy, the Hoodie is the perfect piece of apparel for winter layering – not too bulky to wear under a jacket yet warm enough to wear over a t-shirt on autumn days.

If you’re looking to upgrade your off-duty style, you can’t go wrong with a couple of hoodies in your winter wardrobe arsenal.

We love this one by Salsa featured in our Winter 16 Style eDition. See more here.

Fashion: WINTER ’16 ESSENTIALS | THE PEA COAT

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 13 May 2016 - 8:46 am
  • PEA COAT, R2199,95 TOM TAILOR

THE PEA COAT

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: whether it’s the clean lines, the simple military styling or the rugged undertones, no man looks bad in a pea coat.

It can be worn with pretty much everything in your wardrobe—from shirts and ties to jeans to sweatpants. And you can wear it pretty much anywhere as well – the office, weekend jaunts – it’s a winter jacket all rounder.

Traditionally made from thick melton wool, it’s always double-breasted (with either six or eight buttons) and cut to mid-thigh – a perfectly practical and wearable length.

We love this one by Tom Tailor featured in our Winter 16 Style eDition. See more here.

News: PUMA X DEE & RICKY COLLECTION

Written by | Found in: News Style | Posted on: 10 May 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • PUMA X DEE & RICKY COLLECTION

PUMA X DEE & RICKY COLLECTION

PUMA collaborates with Staten Island’s celebrated design duo Dee and Ricky Jackson for the second time and again takes a look inside their whimsical world where no colour is ever too bold or detail overlooked.

The second drop revisits some of PUMA’s most well-loved pieces such as the Basket sneakers. Dee & Ricky used playful ideas to create a stand out collection.

PUMA’s second collaboration with Staten Island’s design duo Dee goes in-store today, May 11th. The collection can be found at PUMA SELECT stores in Bree Street, Cape Town and Braamfontein, Johannesburg, as well as X–Trend, Madaiza and selected retailers.

See our PUMA x Dee & Ricky editorial 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.

Living: LOCALLY MILLED

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 18 Mar 2016 - 12:57 pm
  • The Philip Pikus ‘Contemporary Classics’ fabric collection is available at Lula Fabrics (www.lulafabrics.com) in Cape Town and T&Co (www.tandco.co.za) in Johannesburg.

CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS COLLECTION

Planning a little pre-winter home enhancing? Look no further than the debut fabric collection by esteemed designer Philip Pikus; ‘Contemporary Classics’. Offering a range of fabrics in a neutral, contemporary palette of taupe, grey, bone and linen (charcoal to follow) the collection provides the perfect foundation to create timeless interiors in any man’s home.

Making extensive use of cotton, linens, and blends thereof, the Contemporary Classics collection also plays with sustainable Bamboo fiber – resulting in a boast-worthy bamboo boucle. From 100% linen sheers to chunkier blended weaves, in a wide variety of textures and tones, the collection coordinates effortlessly. Better yet – it’s milled locally.

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: BLEU DE CHANEL | SHAVE IN STYLE

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 12 Feb 2016 - 6:32 am
  • BLEU DE CHANEL Shaving Cream 100ml, R750.00 and Hydrating After Shave Gel 90ml – R750.00 available at selected retailers.

BLUE VALENTINE

With V Day upon us there’s sure to be some spoiling (or necking) headed your way. It’s a time when you need to be on top of your game. It’s also a time when beards, sideburns, and ‘taches are displayed in the finest peacockery. That said – are you confident that your shave accurately reflects the man you are?

CHANEL ‘s new SHAVE IN STYLE collection has you and your cheeks covered. Composed of two expert products, BLEU DE CHANEL Shaving Cream and Hydrating After Shave Gel – it ensures a perfect shave and the unmatched intensity of aromatic-woody notes of BLEU DE CHANEL are left lingering on the skin.

eDition: SUMMER ’15 EDITION

Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 30 Nov 2015 - 4:58 am
  • Cover: Joss Joel at Fusion photographed by Caroline Macintocsh.

SUNNY SIDE UP

To make your holiday prep easier we sought out four brands we know will have all your wardrobe needs sorted – whether road-tripping, at a festival or city hopping – you need look no further. We hooked up with Old Khaki, Gap, Diesel and the exciting new men’s footwear chain Tread + Miller to showcase a selection of terrific stuff in store right now.

But what would “summer style” be without a statement pair of shades? Persol tops our list – always. Upgrade confidently with any of the styles featured over the next few pages. Better yet one lucky bugger can win a pair of stylish Persol sunglasses. Make sure you enter!

Be festive. Be safe. Be stylish.

See the full story 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.