Fashion: BEN SHERMAN | GEO BLOCKING

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 24 Mar 2015 - 8:42 am

For Autumn/Winter 2015 Ben Sherman’s design team give the traditional houndstooth pattern a geometric overhaul resulting in a cutting edge Geo Blocking collection.

As always, the Button Up concept remains a key signature when wearing any Ben Sherman shirt. There’s also a strong focus on the Polo shirt in the Geo Blocking collection. Add a few geometrics Polo shirts to your selection and you’ll be bang on trend.

The Geo Blocking merchandise is available in Sandton City, Rosebank Mall, Menlyn Park Shopping Centres and at the V&A Waterfront.

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News: Profiles & Features | Eden Classens

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 20 Mar 2015 - 9:34 am
  • Photographer: Greg Vaughan

EDEN AND THE BIG APPLE

Eden Classens is a name to remember. At 23 he has studied Acting and Musical Theatre at the prestigious New York Film Academy, made his film debut in the award winning musical “It is what it is”, walked the runways of New York and Milan Fashion weeks and currently has 2 new films about to be released on the new Cross Kine film circuit nationwide: Rowwe Diamante, where he plays the lead Wouter, and a supporting lead in the true life drama “Reload”. And next? Back to New York.

Eden is also one of the sexy Boss Models boys in our current Denim eDition. Check him out. Over a cyber coffee I get to know more about the man behind the

Fashion: THE BOMBER LIVES ON!

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 16 Mar 2015 - 5:25 pm
  • JX Bomber Jacket, R1199, 95; Press Ave crew neck jersey, R299.95 and Tom Tailor Denim skinny jeans R849.95 all available at Edgars stores.
    Photographer: Luke Kuisis | Model: Louren @ ICE

The Bomber jacket is now firmly entrenched in the modern man’s off-duty wardrobe. It’s ideal for transitional months when weather conditions can be unpredictable. Throughout 2014 this trend stamped its mark on the runways and it looks like it’s going to live on in 2015.

Whether you opt for one with military, aviator, or varsity inspired design, make sure you get one now before the weather starts turning. You won’t regret it – plus you’ll be wearing it for years to come. The colour? We’re liking dark chocolate right now.

News: Mercedes Benz Bokeh SA International Fashion Film Festival

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 13 Mar 2015 - 11:04 am
  • EVENT DATE: 27th & 28th March 2015 in Cape Town
    For more information on the Mercedes-Benz Bokeh Fashion Film Festival go to: www.bokehfestival.co.za

The Fashion Film is the hottest new marketing genre pioneered by fashion icons such as Karl Lagerfeld, Bruce Webber and David Simms. It is fast gaining traction with top fashion houses, brands and sponsors as a way of exposing their brand and new ranges to a global audience while encouraging the viewer to engage with the DNA behind the fashion label.

As the creative hub of sub Saharan Africa, Cape Town is the perfect city to host Africa’s Mercedes-Benz Bokeh Fashion Film Festival. The city is already a top destination for fashion shoots and a prime location for international film crews with a wealth of local talent in both the fashion and film industries. This event provides the opportunity to align these two thriving industries in the city.

This year the thriving festival will be held at the trendy 5 star African Pride Hotel – 15 on Orange Hotel in the heart of the Cape Town CBD.

eDition: AW15 Denim eDition

Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 10 Mar 2015 - 9:29 am

WHEN DENIM SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.

There’s really only one thing that can truly be said of denim – we all dig it. (Although there is an unspoken second truism… nothing shows off your butt better than a good pair of jeans.)

So we invited 5 of Cape Town’s hottest Boss models to do just that! The Denim eDition is a showcase of our favourite denim brands: Levi’s, GAP, Nudie and K.O.I. Find a pair you like and get your ass into them. Now!

Film by Roice Nel.

See the full edition here.

Living: OKHA STM SWIVEL CHAIR

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.

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:

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 www.bonafidebeards.com
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

MEN OF THE MO

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!

Living: WOLF & MAIDEN | THE VALET

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, create@wolfandmaiden.com Unit AG16, The Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town

A GENTLEMAN NEEDS A VALET

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.

Grooming: BODY | MANSCAPING

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 (www.glasshousemen.com)

BEACH BUM

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.