eDition: THE WATCH EDITION

Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 6 Jul 2017 - 10:57 pm
  • THE WATCH EDITION '17

THE WATCH EDITION

With everyone connected at the hip to a smartphone these days you always know the time – with or without a wristwatch. While the traditional timekeeper may no longer be needed to track the hours and the minutes it certainly hasn’t lost its relevance in a mans wardrobe.

A watch wields a significant amount of power in a small package. It doesn’t just tell the time, it says a lot about the person wearing it. No matter what watch you wear, you’re making a statement about who you are and what’s important to you.

We collaborated with Watch Republic, Sterns and Nixon to bring you an updated selection of the best contemporary styles. Whether your horological requirements extend to Smart innovation, understated elegance or mod and trendy – we’ve got you and your wrist covered.

Grooming: TALKING SCENTS: YOUR GUIDE TO SMELLING GREAT

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 6 Jun 2017 - 9:12 am

TALKING SCENTS

It’s a personal decision how you’d like to smell – and a rather important one at that. Traditionally men’s fragrances are classified in 4 major groups – CITRUS, GREEN/FRESH, ORIENTAL AND WOODY. Find the fragrance ‘family’ that resonates with you and begin exploring.

Here’s a quick guide to what you should know before hitting the cologne counter. Then simply find the one that works for you…

See the full ‘TALKING SCENTS’ feature here. 

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: SCUDERIA FERRARI FORTE

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 2 Jun 2017 - 10:21 am
  • SCUDERIA FERRARI BLACK FORTE, 125ML EDP R895.00, AVAILABLE AT TRUWORTHS, EDGARS, STUTTAFORDS, DIS-CHEM, CLICKS, RED SQUARE AND MARKHAM

SMELL LIKE A WINNER

There’s no doubt the new Scuderia Ferrari FORTE, created by master perfumer Maurice Roucel, is set to be a winning fragrance. And if you’re the type of man who enjoys competition and power or demands high performance and results (even of his fragrance) then this is it.

A modern fizzy hook of Italian lemon, pineapple and crunchy apple at the top are tempered with seductive Ceylan cinnamon, fleshy plum and orange blossom in the middle and a bold woody signature of cedarwood, Madagascan vanilla and sexy patchouli at the base.

Assertive and seductive the new Scuderia Ferrari FORTE EDP will get you though the day or night in podium style.

Style: JEEP® FOOTWEAR AW17

Written by | Found in: Style | Posted on: 2 Jun 2017 - 9:21 am
  • JEEP® FOOTWEAR AW17

MADE FOR THE STREET

There’s something about winter weather that just makes you want to trade in your sneakers for something warmer and more substantial like a pair of hardwearing boots. Here’s the thing about boots: they need to be tough, comfortable as well as stylish to get you through all the unpredictable weather coming your way.

Here are our top picks from the new AW17 Jeep® Footwear collection to get you through the upcoming winter months, whether daily commute, downtime or Sunday morning coffee run.

See the full feature here. 

You can shop the full Jeep® footwear AW17 collection here. 

Fashion: TREAD+MILLER AW17: THE LOAFER

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 29 May 2017 - 9:27 am
  • BASS WEEJUN MOC LOGAN SHOE , R2 199, TREAD+MILLER

THE LOAFER

Everything old always becomes new again. The loafer has endured update after update, continuously evolving with the changing times. Despite the name Loafer, there’s nothing slovenly about slip-ons, yet they certainly offer a more laid-back look.

Low sitting and without laces, they have a Moccasin-like upper, often with a piece of leather straddling the top and easily differentiated from its cousin the Moccasin by a low heel. These aren’t your granddad’s penny loafers, these are lean and more mean than ever before. Whether you opt for a pair in suede or leather is entirely your call. Either way you’ll be stepping out in laid back style.

See our full AW17 Style eDition here. 

Grooming: COLD COMFORT: WINTER SKIN CARE

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 24 May 2017 - 8:27 pm

COLD COMFORT

Cold, windy and wet conditions outside and drying, heat indoors can make for brutal conditions. Your skin is often left dry, cracked and flaky, or painfully tight, splotchy and burning. The only defense is to keep your skin as healthy and hydrated as possible.

But that doesn’t just mean piling on the moisturiser – there are loads of serums and cleansers on the market designed to help protect your skin. Stock up on the right products for your skin type and get some cold comfort…

See the full ‘Winter Skin Care’ feature here. 

Fashion: K-WAY AW17: DOWN JACKETS

Written by | Found in: Fashion News Style | Posted on: 11 May 2017 - 10:10 pm
  • K-WAY AW17 CAMPAIGN
  • K-Way Men's Printed Drake Jacket, R1599.00 exclusive to Cape Union Mart stores and online.
    Combat the elements with the updated camo-print version of the original and ever-popular K-Way Men's Drake Down Jacket.
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  • K-Way Men's Drake Down Jacket, R1499.00, exclusive to Cape Union Mart stores and online.
    The Drake is everything you could ask of a down jacket. Wind proof, water repellent, lightweight (280g) and channel down design that boasts 650-fill power of cold banishing insulation.
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  • 3. K-Way Men's Ashton Quilted Bomber Jacket, R1699.00, exclusive to Cape Union Mart stores and online.
    This technical down jacket is as fashionable as any other trendy bomber jacket. Only it’s a whole lot warmer.
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  • K-Way Men’s Barnacle Hooded Down Jacket, R1899.00, exclusive to Cape Union Mart stores and online.
    Fashionable yet very technical this jacket is styled to tackle the elements head on. Literally. It features a rip-elastic hood ideal for keeping your neck and head warm on even the coldest day.
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GETTING DOWN IN STYLE

Today’s more tailored fit and subtle finishes (think matte) transform the ordinary puffer jacket into a statement of personal style – a sharp, quilted jacket that can complement a pair of smart trousers or a suit just as well as your everyday jeans and sneakers.

Functionality has always driven puffer jackets and that practicality isn’t lost on these K-Way Down Jackets. Invest in any of these quality quilted jackets and you’ll find all the bells and whistles, like white duck down filling for warmth and breathability, wind-protection, water-repellent coating and enough pockets to hold all your stuff – whether you’re on your commute to the office or simply making a Sunday morning dash for coffee.

From military-inspired details, an array of colours and performance-minded materials, these down puffers are timeless, stylish, functional, and above all else – darn warm!

Our top picks…in no particular order.

eDition: AW17 STYLE EDITION

Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 11 May 2017 - 7:54 am

AW17 WINTER STYLE

It’s time to accept the cold hard truth – winter is here. And while the colder months can be miserable and present wardrobe quandaries of their own – with a little preparation winter can also become your favourite season.

Let’s face it, you will be wearing a winter coat day in and day out for the next three to five months, so you want a jacket that will keep you toasty but will still look slick over every outfit. No winter wardrobe is ever complete without a leather bomber jacket and winter is undoubtedly the season to update your footwear collection.

To help you prepare for the incoming polar vortex we’ve collaborated with popular brands Tread+Miller, Another and Mat&May to bring to you some of the finest winter collections.

Equip yourself head-to-toe with the right clothing, accessories and footwear and you’ll learn to love the colder seasons.

See the AW17 Style eDition here. 

Fashion: THE MID-BLUE SUIT: SIGNATURE AT EDGARS

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style Uncategorized | Posted on: 24 Feb 2017 - 8:28 am
  • SLIM FIT JACKET R1099.95, SHIRT R249.95, TIE R149.95, SLIM FIT PANTS R449.95 AND BROGUE SHOES R799.00, ALL SIGNATURE AT EDGARS

START WITH MID BLUE

If you’re venturing into the suit terrain for the first time consider starting with one in a mid blue. It’s not as formal as black and transitions easily from day to night. Dressed up or down it’s the go-to suit for any occasion.

But even the world’s most expensive suits look bad if they don’t fit well. Unless you’re born with the genes of a suit model, the very first thing you should do is have your suit properly fitted by a tailor. For a small outlay you’ll look like a million bucks.

See the full Back to Work eDition here. 

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: BVLGARI POUR HOMME ATLANTIQVE

Written by | Found in: Grooming Uncategorized | Posted on: 23 Feb 2017 - 8:24 am
  • BVLGARI, AQUA POUR HOMME ATLANTIQUE, 50ML EDT R 1 060 AND 100ML EDT R 1 480 AVAILABLE AT SELECTED RETAILERS
    PHOTO: MODEL JUSTICE JOSLIN PHOTOGRAPHER: MICHEL SEDAN
  • BVLGARI, AQUA POUR HOMME ATLANTIQUE, 50ML EDT R 1 060 AND 100ML EDT R 1 480 AVAILABLE AT SELECTED RETAILERS

ESSENCE OF THE OCEAN

Aqva Pour Homme Atlantiqve is a new version of the popular masculine aquatic fragrance from Bvlgari, Aqua Pour Homme and created by the same master perfumer and famous “nose” Jacques Cavallier.

We have no doubt just like its predecessor Aqva Pour Homme, Atlantiqve is set to score high in the popularity stakes.

It’s a refreshing and energetic “aquatic” fragrance inspired by the strength of the Atlantic Ocean. Calabrian bergamot, Sicilian lemon and a “vital water” accord give it fresh zesty top notes. At its heart a “sea amber” note developed by Jacques Cavallier evokes the depths of the ocean and woody vetiver, sandalwood and patchouli give the blend masculine appeal.

Living: WHAT MEN WANT… TO SET APART, TASTEFULLY

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 13 Dec 2016 - 9:21 am
  • NOLAN GRAPHITE 24 PIECE CUTLERY SET IN TITANIUM GRAPHITE, R1999.00, COUNTRY ROAD

TO SET APART, TASTEFULLY!

Your choice in flatware has the ability to transcend mere dining. It also has the ability to do you just as much disservice. Set your self – and the table – apart in tasteful style with the Country Road Nolan Graphite 24 Piece Cutlery set in titanium graphite.

The effortless modern design make it eternally stylish and will always look right in any man’s home.

See more of the GIFT eDition here. 

Living: WHAT MEN WANT… SWANKY HANKY PANKY

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 11 Dec 2016 - 2:16 pm
  • OUD & BERGAMOT HOME CANDLE, R1045.00, JO MALONE

SWANKY HANKY PANKY!

Some men scoff at the idea of making their place smell better. But these are usually dudes with apartments that reek of pepperoni pizza, dank sneakers and cheap deo.

Then there are those who appreciate the subtle but effective environmental improvement that a good candle provides. Along with the aesthetic benefit of a handsome jar, they supplement the air with a genuinely pleasant scent.

Keep it manly. Jo Malone’s Oud & Bergamot home candle is woody and smoky, crisp and citrusy – just what you need to set the right mood.

See more of the GIFT eDition here.