eDition: Vintage | Outjie

Written by | Found in: eDition Fashion Style | Posted on: 30 Jun 2014 - 1:44 pm
  • Louren Groenewald at Ice Model Management | Photograph Luke Kuisis

Much can be said of the age-old adage “one man’s junk is another man’s gold”. We rummaged through thrift shop bins, our grandfathers cupboards and happily idled away hours in vintage stores. The result? Some prized pieces – long forgotten. With a little bit of TLC we revived some real gems and put together a story reminiscent of eras past.  May we suggest that before you next bust your bank balance at the malls why not spend some time bargain hunting. Not only are all things heritage and vintage a big trend right now – it’s also a nice way to save some pennies and while away a rainy day.

See the full story here: OUTJIE

Fashion: Shopping Spree

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 27 Jun 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Shop this entire look online at www.spree.co.za while stocks last
  • Carducci, Essential Suit, R3 799.00, www.spree.co.za
  • Polo, Greig Custom Fit Shirt, R699.00, www.spree.co.za
  • C Squared, Knitted Tie, R169.00, www.spree.co.za
  • Blake, Leather Satchel Bag, R999.00, www.spree.co.za
  • BellField, Carlton Sneakers, R799.00, www.spree.co.za

SHOP TALK

Consider a suit as the modern man’s body armour – it will protect you from the pitfalls of any dress code.  And no suit is more versatile than navy. Take your look from boardroom to street with a few quick and easy style changes. Swop your work shoes for a pair of statement sneakers and you’re ready to squeak some tekkie on your way out the office and into the weekend.

Shop this entire look online at www.spree.co.za without breaking a sweat wrestling your way through the malls! Easy!

News: Fashion | Versus Versace x Superga

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 23 Jun 2014 - 2:39 pm
  • The collection will be available from Superga concept stores from August 2014 for R1800.
    For further retail information please contact (011) 608 0023 or visit their website on www.superga.co.za
  • The collection will be available from Superga concept stores from August 2014 for R1800.
    For further retail information please contact (011) 608 0023 or visit their website on www.superga.co.za
  • The collection will be available from Superga concept stores from August 2014 for R1800.
    For further retail information please contact (011) 608 0023 or visit their website on www.superga.co.za

VIVA ITALIA!

Versus Versace & Superga announce a new collaboration of collectable pieces that bring together these two iconic Italian brands.

The Collaboration begins with a special edition of the historical Superga 2750 model, made using one of the key prints from the Versus Versace FW14-15 collection. The print symbolizes the rebellious new style of Versus Versace, with clashing vivid colours and cut-up images of the brand, such as baroque detailing, the Greek key, and the Versus Versace logo.

The first Superga x Versus Versace model is made with a cotton upper and a sole of vulcanized natural rubber, with a fabric Superga label. The Versace logo sits at the heel, which alongside the personalized box testifies to the uniqueness of the collaboration.

News: Profiles & features | Malibongwe Tyilo

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 20 Jun 2014 - 3:26 pm

You may know Malibongwe Tyilo as Editor at Large for Visi Magazine, or respected columnist for the City Press. Or you may have spotted his byline on social pics for the Times – but in my opinion he is most loved and adored for “Skattie, What are you Wearing?” – one of South Africa’s most reputable blogs. And not surprisingly so – after 7 years in corporate retail as a buyer, Malibongwe has a well trained eye for style. But above all – Mali is the epitome of charm and grace. Over a cyber coffee we get to know the real

Fashion: Shopping Spree

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 20 Jun 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Shop this entire look online at www.spree.co.za while stocks last
  • Ben Sherman, Jacket, R1 599.00, www.spree.co.za
  • BellField, Edward Chinos, R599.00, www.spree.co.za
  • Dark Horse, Duffel Bag, R1 590.00, www.spree.co.za
  • Polo, Greig Custom Fit Shirt, R699.00, www.spree.co.za
  • ZOOM, Gilby Antique Brogues, R999.00, www.spree.co.za

SHOP TALK

Winter comes with excess baggage of it’s own. The recent addition of Dark Horse luggage and accessories to Spree’s online offering provided us with a stylish solution for all the extra stuff we need to lug around. Style-up with a bomber jacket, chinos, crisp white shirt and brogues – these wardrobe staples will pair perfectly with any item in the Dark Horse collection.

Shop this entire look online at www.spree.co.za and don’t forget to pack a scarf, gloves and other winter warmers into a stylish duffel. The Boy Scouts motto holds true during the winter months: Be Prepared!  

 

Advocates: Rusty Beukes | Fashionable Selby

Written by | Found in: Advocates | Posted on: 19 Jun 2014 - 11:50 am
Rusty Beukes
Style Advocate since April 2014
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After his first two books, Todd Selby returns with a behind-the-scenes look at the who’s who in the fashion industry. Each chapter features photographs on the individual subject and will be accompanied by handwritten captions, illustrations and a Q&A. Featuring creatives such as Nicola Formichetti and Dries Van Noten. Fashionable Selby makes for the perfect gift.

Fashion: Shopping Spree

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 12 Jun 2014 - 10:18 am
  • Shop this entire look online at www.spree.co.za while stocks last
  • Brooksfield, Cardif Melton Coat, R1 299.00, www.spree.co.za
  • BellField, Pistol Jeans, R799.00, www.spree.co.za
  • Voi, Ammo Jersey, R1 199.00, www.spree.co.za
  • Polo, Oliver Custom-fit Shirt, R699.00, www.spree.co.za
  • Pringle Of Scotland, Alvin Tweed Brogues, R1 799.00, www.spree.co.za

SHOP TALK

The topcoat has been a returning staple in winter wardrobes for more winter seasons than you’d care to count. Not to be confused with the overcoat, which is longer and made from heavier material, the topcoat makes for an über stylish winter warmer as well as giving you the freedom to move around and dash through the rain.

Avoid bulky items and dress your coat with a button down shirt & slim fitting crew neck jersey. Finish your look with a durable pair of brogues and jeans as these are the only items unprotected by your topcoat. Once you’re snug at the office, remove your coat to reveal some of the stylish choices you’ve made at www.spree.co.za.

Style: FASHION | ACCESSORIES | AMBRA FINE JEWELLERY

Written by | Found in: Style | Posted on: 10 Jun 2014 - 2:21 pm
  • Shop the entire collection at www.ambrajewellery.com
    Leon Nieuwoudt at Outlaws photographed by Romy Oberender
    Shop now
  • Spider lapel pin, £55.00, Ambra Fine Jewellery
  • Moth Lapel Pin, £47.00, Ambra Fine Jewellery

KING OF SPIN

A lapel pin provides the perfect opportunity to stand out and achieve a look that is personal and completely original. No doubt this gold plated Spider by Ambra will do just that.

Fine jewellery and object d’art creator Ambra Gambale designs unique and exquisite handmade pieces with the finest quality diamonds and precious metals, which are morphed into playful and grisly forms. Born and raised in South Africa, and of Sicilian descent, Ambra’s creations further purvey a certain ‘afro-centric’ magic combining rustic form with elusive european charm.

See the rest of the collection here: Ambra Fine Jewellery

Fashion: WINTER ESSENTIALS | THE BUTTON-DOWN

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 9 Jun 2014 - 4:11 pm
  • Polo Shirt, R399.95, Leashed Jacket, R1 499.95, St. Goliath at Stuttafords
    Lloyd at My Booker | Photograph Travys Owen

ON THE BUTTON

Originally designed to keep the collars of polo players shirts from flapping in the wind the button-down collar and it’s sporty spirit has made a comeback. That sporty spirit still endures today. The button-down is the latest addition to any self respecting man’s wardrobe. It’s perfect for everything from a lazy Saturday brunch or under a blazer for that big board meeting. So when you’re picking out your next shirt – just roll with it.

See more winter trends in The Winter eDition

News: Dark Horse | Pop Up Shop

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 9 Jun 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Dark Horse Pop Up Shop at the Boiler Room, Braamfontein

SHOP TILL YOU POP

Dark Horse is blazing it’s trail through South Africa, starting with their Pop Up shop in Johannesburg. Every Saturday for the rest of June you can catch the Dark Horse team showcasing classic pieces as well as new items and colour ways never seen before!

Cape Town based designer brand, Dark Horse, founded by interior design and architect duo, Lise Du Plessis & Jarrad Nelson in 2011, specialise in luggage, furniture & homeware for the seasoned traveler. Their personal travels have informed a design aesthetic that is functional, sophisticated and beautifully crafted.

time: Saturday’s 09h00 – 14h00

venue: The Boiler Room, 15 Melle St Braamfontein