Grooming: SUMMER BODY | EPI-MAX®

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 29 Nov 2016 - 1:17 pm
  • EPI-MAX IS AVAILABLE AT CLICKS, DIS-CHEM AND SELECTED PHARMACIES
  • EPI-MAX® CREAM 400G RRP R62.00
    EPI-MAX IS AVAILABLE AT CLICKS, DIS-CHEM AND SELECTED PHARMACIES

MAX IT WITH EPI-MAX®

Sun is out. And with it we’re guessing your swimwear – right? But, before you consider exposing your dry winter skin to all and sundry, may we suggest a little personal grooming first? Where to start? Moisturise.

But before you dash out to the local supermarket to pick up a bulk-size bottle of cheap body lotion you need to know not all moisturisers are the same.

To spare you the laborious scientific jargon and research, you basically get 2 types of moisturisers – aqueous based and emollients with a lipid component. The up side of emollients like Epi-max®, an all-purpose emollient moisturiser, is that they increase the skins hydration (water content) by creating a barrier that reduces evaporation of water from the skin. So it’s two fold really – you’re applying more moisture and at the same time reducing dehydration.

Epi-max® is all you need to get your body prepped, top to bottom.

eDition: SUMMER ’16 STYLE EDITION

Written by | Found in: eDition Fashion Style | Posted on: 21 Nov 2016 - 9:11 am
  • SUMMER'16 STYLE GUIDE
    PHOTOGRAPHS: KATINKA BESTER

TAILORED FOR SUMMER

The trend this summer is pleasantly simple. The buzzword? “Tailoring”. And by that we don’t mean wearing a suit (although there will undoubtedly be occasion to do so). Neither does it imply endless missions to the local tailor. We’re simply talking fit – less baggy, more streamlined. Stat.

And to make it easier for you, we collaborated with three esteemed brands – Ben Sherman, Pringle of Scotland and Country Road – that offer a stylish selection of everything you need to master this summer’s “tailored” look.

View the Summer Style eDition here. 

Grooming: A NEW FRAGRANCE: ISSEY MIYAKE NOIR AMBRE

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 15 Nov 2016 - 9:31 am
  • L`EAU D`ISSEY POUR HOMME NOIR AMBRE BY ISSEY MIYAKE, EDP 100ML, R1865.00 SELECT RETAILERS
  • L`EAU D`ISSEY POUR HOMME NOIR AMBRE BY ISSEY MIYAKE, EDP 100ML, R1865.00 SELECT RETAILERS

GOLDEN NIGHTS!

Issey Miyake reinvents L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme with a new, woody oriental signature – Noir Ambre.

Infused with a warm, addictive blend of Amber and Vanilla, the iconic scent undergoes an alchemical transformation – saffron, nutmeg and cinnamon harmonise with masculine vetiver, sandalwood and a sensual base of black vanilla, tonka and amber.

It’s striking scent and arrestingly elegant bottle in gold and black fuse Japanese aesthetics in a finely tuned new fragrance that makes L`Eau d`Issey Pour Homme Noir Ambre by Issey Miyake a scent that will appeal to the man who always goes for gold.

 

News: SA DRESSAGE CHAMPS 2016

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 4 Nov 2016 - 9:35 am
  • SA DRESSAGE CHAMPS 2016
    PHOTOGRAPGH: EUROXCISER

MAN & BEAST IN SYNC

Looking for something outdoorsy to do this weekend that doesn’t involve beach sand or a sweaty hike? May we suggest the SA Dressage and Para Dressage 2016 Championships as a rather stylish alternative?

Taking place on the 5th and 6th of November 2016, horses, fashion, and design will celebrate in Stellenbosch, as the cream of South African Dressage compete for coveted titles.

Hosted in Stellenbosch, both days herald an exciting line up. On Saturday it’s the South African Championships and Sunday the Freestyle Championships – the riveting SA dressage performed to music. Add free entrance (and men in jodhpurs) to the mix and a day at the dressage seems like a great way to spend the day.

What to wear? No need to don a suit – a jacket and tailored pants with a pair of sneakers will cut it. Oh, and don’t forget a hat!

For more info click here. 

eDition: JACK AND JONES SS16: THE STATEMENT TEE

Written by | Found in: eDition Fashion Style | Posted on: 1 Nov 2016 - 7:15 pm
  • T-SHIRT, R199.95 AND JEANS, R849.95 BOTH JACK AND JONES.
    AVAILABLE AT EDGARS - STORES MALL OF AFRICA, MALL OF THE SOUTH & GALLERIA.

TEE TIME!

The t-shirt is the no-brainer wardrobe basic every man needs -loves to wear. Except it isn’t so basic anymore. We’re spoiled for choice. From V-neck to crew neck to Henley, the t-shirt is now the ultimate symbol of diversity in a man’s wardrobe. Whether you opt for stripes, graphics or plain colours, a selection of tees is your best bet for temperature control this summer.

As a general rule of thumb, print overkill is best avoided. If one component of your outfit features a vibrant print, it’s best to keep the rest of your look a plain and simple affair – so best to go with jeans. The colour? Entirely your call…

We’re enjoying the Jack and Jones selection of cool slogan tees and jeans.

See our SS16 denim eDition here. 

News: NEWS | VILEBREQUIN X ROLLING STONES

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 17 Oct 2016 - 8:00 am
  • A limited edition Moorea – the classic house cut – and a flat-belted Merise are available at Vilebrequin stores now.
    VILEBREQUIN NELSON MANDELA SQUARE, Tel: 011 883 0001 | VILEBREQUIN MELROSE ARCH, TEL: 011 684 1775 | VILEBREQUIN V&A WATERFRONT, TEL: 063 768 7944 | VILEBREQUIN KNYSNA, TEL :044 382 0972

BIG HIT SWIM SHORTS

With Exhibitionism, The Rolling Stones retrospective a recent huge hit at The Saatchi Gallery in London, French swimwear brand, Vilebrequin cranks up the volume with a tribute collection celebrating the group’s greatest hits.

Why? It’s an interesting tidbit for fellow Vilebrequin groupies; after shooting to fame in 1971 the Rolling Stones spent the following summer at villa a few kilometers from St-Tropez. That year, Mick tied the knot with Bianca at St-Tropez town hall and a wave of glamour and insouciance washed over the idyllic fishing port, ushering in an oh-so-Stones blend of nonchalant chic that would inspire Fred Prysquel to design the first ever Vilebrequin swimsuit.

Fast-forward a few decades, and the Stones have lost none of their impetus, a lasting cultural impact celebrated by Vilebrequin x Rolling Stones tribute collection. Wild Horses wont keep us away.

eDition: SS’16 DENIM EDITION

Written by | Found in: eDition Fashion Style Uncategorized | Posted on: 6 Oct 2016 - 9:35 am
  • SS'16 DENIM EDITION
    PHOTOGRAPHER: KATINKA

DENIM REQUIRED

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.)

The SS16 Denim eDition is a showcase of current key denim pieces for summer brought to by 8 of the world’s most iconic denim brands: Diesel, Levi’s Line 8, G-star RAW, Tom Tailor, Salsa, Jack and Jones, Relay Jeans and River Island. You couldn’t possibly find better company now, could you?

If you’re looking for an extraordinary item like a floral denim shirt or acid washed jeans, you’ll find something here. And for those of you who prefer the timeless classics, we’ve got you covered with an up-to-date selection of your favourite pieces in traditional blues, as well as this season’s fresh colours and washes.

See the full feature here. 

Fashion: PUMA x TRAPSTAR COLLECTION

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style Uncategorized | Posted on: 30 Aug 2016 - 7:55 am
  • PUMA X TRAPSTAR T7 SAVANNAH, R3 399, PUMA

THE T7 SAVANNAH

Reigniting their highly successful collaboration with London outfitters Trapstar, sporting legends PUMA deliver a range of apparel that embodies the essence of each of these distinctive brands. Forged from underground subculture, the London-based lifestyle brand – and its founders, Mike, Lee and Will – draw inspiration from iconic cinema, photography, m˜usic, contemporary art and soccer.

This PUMA x TRAPSTAR jacket feature utilitarian details and military cues as well as an adjustable hood, large zips to hem for ease of access and ventilation and the signature laser etched perforation detailing to the back. For an extra dose of daring style, this city-exploring essential reflects the Trapstar archive with its high-contrast camo print.

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

See the full editorial here. 

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.

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.

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.

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.