Fashion: Shopping Spree

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 30 May 2014 - 3:30 pm
  • All items available at www.spree.co.za
  • BellField Umbra Jersey, R949, www.spree.co.za
  • Ben Sherman Slim Chinos, R999, www.spree.co.za
  • Polo Hunter Lace-up Boots, R2 199, www.spree.co.za
  • BellField Pack Of 2 Winter Socks, R329, www.spree.co.za
  • Dstruct Goshen Bag, R699, www.spree.co.za

SHOP TALK

As with “comfort eating” there’s “comfort dressing” and nothing quite embodies this more than a snug jersey, chinos and a pair of wet-weather boots. And with all things Heritage one of the most popular trends this winter we have carefully curated this look for you – including a pretty cool pair of Fair Isle socks – all available at Spree.

Shop this stylish look online at spree.co.za from the comfort of your home. No need to battle your way through the mall-masses or brave the inclement winter elements – it couldn’t be easier

Living: Pot Plants

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 30 May 2014 - 2:06 pm

WHAT'S POTTING?

It’s a pot. A pot for plants. A pot for flowers. A lightweight, flexible and user-friendly pot. It’s also a weightless and portable bag that follows you everywhere: inside the house, outside on the terrace, the balcony or in the garden.

It’s a new generation of flexible plant containers. Its double-walled geotextile fabric, 100% recyclable, maintains the necessary balance between air, soil and water. Frost and sun resistant, BACSAC® suits all environments.

It’s also a manly alternative to terracotta. Now get potting.

Fashion: Spectacles

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 29 May 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • EYEVAN 7285 (306) ROUND-FRAME ACETATE OPTICAL GLASSES, R4063, THE OCULUS
    Minimalist and sleek, Eyevan 7285's round-frame optical glasses are a sophisticated choice. Wear them everyday for an injection of understated style.
  • ARMANI (AR7028) R2 750, LUXOTTICA (O21-4866100)
    An unusual combination of iconic traits and modern variations sets apart the contemporary design of these stylish, sophisticated glasses. The refined matte finish of the bridges and temples contrasts with the polished tortoiseshell-like acetate front, in a sophisticated mix of past and future.
  • THOM BROWNE ROUND FRAME ACETATE, R8 792, THE OCULUS
    These handsome optical glasses are crafted from lightweight acetate with a matte black finish. The smart round frames are outlined in the label's signature red, white and blue stripes. They'll look just as stylish at the office as they do on casual days.
  • PERSOL REFLEX EDITION (PO3075VM) R2 525, LUXOTTICA (021-4866100)
    A contemporary and vintage style, the Reflex Edition collection is inspired by vintage cameras This foldable version of it's counterparts makes it undeniably convenient.
  • RAY-BAN CLUBMASTER (RX6295) R2 100, LUXOTTICA (021-4866100)
    One of Ray-Ban’s most recognizable styles – the Clubmaster – is reinvented in aluminum for the first time achieving a perfect blend of lightweight and iconic style.

RETROSPECT

Winter always feels like the one season when we revert back to a more traditional style of dress, so we rounded up some smart spectacles with vintage vibes and modern design details. If the sight of our selection conjures up images of Old Hollywood, you’re not too far off. The popularity of all things vintage and retro has made its way across menswear, including optical frames. Take some inspiration from Mad Men or Mr.Ripley and you’re sure to look sharp – so to speak.

Style: Fashion | Winter | Crew Neck Jerseys

Written by | Found in: Style | Posted on: 29 May 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Shirt, R99.95, Jersey. R1 199.95, Ben Sherman at Stuttafords
    Cassian at BOSS models | Photograph Travys Owen

KNIT PICKING

When it comes to lightweight or mid-weight jerseys, the crew neck easily stands for the classic choice. Versatile yet timeless, the crew neck jersey works when paired with anything in between jeans and grey flannels. It can be a flat knit or cabled in solid colors, it can be used for layering but it can be also worn with something less revealing underneath. For the best fit, the sweater should fit comfortably over an oxford shirt yet still allow for easy movement.Oh, and please ensure your shirt collar is worn inside the collar of the jersey. Please.

Read more A/W trends here: The Winter eDition

News: Fashion | Giorgio Armani | Christian Pellizzari

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 28 May 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Christian Pellizzari
  • NeoNostalgic Taylored Collection A/W 2014
  • NeoNostalgic Taylored Collection A/W 2014
  • NeoNostalgic Taylored Collection A/W 2014
  • NeoNostalgic Taylored Collection A/W 2014

COMPLIMENTI!

Christian Pellizzari, the young Italian talent, is the next fashion name to be awarded with the covetable opportunity of presenting a collection at Armani’s Teatro Space during the forthcoming Milan Fashion Week. Hand-picked by the celebrated Italian design veteran Giorgio Armani, as part of the latter’s noble initiative to support promising emerging talents from across the globe.

The Treviso-born and Florence and Paris trained name will feature his latest collection at the upcoming Milan’s men’s fashion week’s September, 2014 calendar. If it’s anything like his NeoNostalgic Taylored A/W 2014 Collection we can’t wait to be inspired!

 

Style: Fashion | Shoes

Written by | Found in: Style | Posted on: 28 May 2014 - 9:14 am
  • GRENSON 'RHYS' DERBY R4 250, LOADING BAY
    Tan brown calf leather 'Rhys' derby shoe from Grenson features a round toe, lace-up front fastening, tonal stitching at the seam and a short stacked wooden heel.
    Shop now
  • TRUMAN BROGUES, R1 699, SPREE.CO.ZA
    These formal leather brogues with upper lace closure, contrast wood effect sole and wing tip detail are a wardrobe must-have.
    Shop now
  • PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND ALVIN TWEED BROGUES, R1 799, SPREE.CO.ZA
    These traditional leather brogues with tweed mix from Pringle are smart enough for the workplace and casual enough for weekends.
    Shop now
  • SUEDE & LEATHER DERBY, R1 695, KURT GEIGER
    No need to stick to traditional black and brown – spice up your wardrobe with a few colourful additions.
    Shop now
  • SEARGENT PEPPERS “DONALD” OXFORD, R1 599.95, STYLEMOLOGY.COM
    Full leather oxford saddle shoe, featuring full grain Brazilian coffee bean leather, waxed cotton laces, and hand cut leather soles.

A BEAUTIFUL THING

Derbys, oxfords, brogues – even the names of men’s shoes are enough to get the heart pumping. A proper shoe is a beautiful thing and we’re here to pass on the styles and recommendations we think you should know about. Stat. No style tips, no style rules, nada. Just beautiful shoes.

 

News: Fashion | TopMan Sportswear

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 27 May 2014 - 10:32 am
  • AVAILABLE AT TOPMAN SANDTON CITY ONLY
    Not all product featured in these images will be available

FORM & FUNCTION

Thursday 29th May sees the launch of TOPMAN’s debut sportswear collection. As high in its fashionability as it is in technical performance each piece is designed with displaced seams and mesh panelling to maximise movement. Fusing this ideal with performance fabrics and TOPMAN’s aesthetic sees a 20 piece capsule collection rich in colour and texture offering you the opportunity to build an individual look of your own.

The range includes marl gym tees, mixed panel tech tees, running leggings and a bold signature print. All of which boast technical fabrics; Dry-Tech wicking technology and Breathable nylons – designed to leave you looking and feeling cool.

 

Style: Fashion | Winter |Polka Dots

Written by | Found in: Style | Posted on: 26 May 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • Polka Dot Shirt, R1 599.95, Classic Fit Cotton Trousers, R1 699.95, Wool Geo Design Blazer, R5 599.95, Leather Tablet Case, R1 329.95, Ted Baker at Stuttafords
    Cassian @ Boss Models S.A. | Photograph Travys Owen

SPOT ON

While we’re not advocating taking this trend to extremes, it certainly is worth getting a little dotty about spots this season. The great thing about this timeless print is there are as many variations as there are dots. From large filled circles to tiny pin-dot motifs, there isn’t one defining look – which means we can all put our own individual stamp on the trend. Add a little quirkiness to a suit with a polka dot shirt or tie.

Read more here: The Winter eDition

News: Fashion | Puma | R698L Tropicalia

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 26 May 2014 - 10:23 am
  • R698L TROPICALIA SNEAKERS, R2 199, PUMA SELECT, CAPE TOWN
    021 422 0591 cape_town-select.za@puma.com

TROPIC TOPIC

Winter needn’t be drab and dreary. Add a touch of the sunny tropics to your wardrobe with PUMA’s iconic R698L runner brought back in the form of the R698L Tropicalia. Named for their honeycomb shaped cushioning system, the Trinomic is back with a floral lining and cross perforated uppers. Sitting on top of PUMA’s motion control Trinomic midsole, it is finished with classic branding at the tongue patch and heel. Pretty cool, right?

News: Fashion |Barbour Bedale Jacket

Written by | Found in: News Style | Posted on: 24 May 2014 - 9:00 am
  • BEDALE WAXED JACKET, R4 650, LOADING BAY

A MANLY THING

The iconic Barbour Bedale jacket, a waxed-canvas, corduroy-collared repeller of rain, mist and chill with a cosy tartan cotton lining, and favoured by many Britons from royalty to pop stars, is a lifetime style investment. It’s classic features include a brass two-way ring-pull zip and studded ‘Stormfly’ front, two large bellows pockets and two moleskin-lined handwarmer pockets, and the traditional corduroy collar with studs for a hidden throat flap. We’d expect nothing less from the same company that essentially invented weatherproofing in the late 1800′s.