Advocates: Rusty Beukes | Jeff Koons

Written by | Found in: Advocates | Posted on: 28 Aug 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Jeff Koons, Tulips, 1995–98. Oil on canvas; 111 3⁄8 × 131 in. (282.9 × 332.7cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons
Rusty Beukes
Style Advocate since April 2014
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Regarded as one of the most influential and controversial artists of the postwar era, Jeff Koons, is having his first major museum presentation in New York at the Whitney Museum of Art. His elevation of kitsch and the appropriation of tacky images and objects culled from popular culture contributed to his unexpected and swift rise to the top of the art world. He is also the 1st artist to almost fill the entirety of the Whitney’s Marcel Breuer building.

If you happen to find yourself in New York, this is an exhibition you should definitely pay a visit, if not, see more of his work HERE. 

Fashion: BWGH for PUMA

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 27 Aug 2014 - 9:20 am


BWGH X PUMA’s art-inspired collection features a range of colour blocked garments dipped in yellow, gray, and anthracite. A serious standout in the collection (and our personal favourite) is the ombre Joy sweater that fades from yellow to grey.

This collection is anything but gloomy, and should brighten up your wardrobe. Wear with jeans or melange track pants for a subtle look that will definitely still get you noticed.

See more of the BWGH for PUMA collection here.

Grooming: Fragrance | Essenze Collection

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 26 Aug 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Essenze by Ermenegildo Zegna, 125ml EDT, R2 500 (each), Stuttafords

The Sixth Scent

Ermenegildo Zegna Parfums recently introduced Haitiian Vetiver to the exclusive Essenze Collection. Like the original fine fragrances that launched the Collection, Italian Bergamot, Sicilian Mandarin, Javanese Patchouli, Indonesian Oud and Florentine Iris, Haitiian Vetiver is its own expression of one signature raw material with its own unique provenance. Discerningly sourced. Brilliantly composed. Like the finest tailored designs.

Each fragrance in the Essenze Collection is housed in a modern glass bottle and features a custom label with a corresponding coloured border that reflects the key notes in each scent.


Fashion: Fossil | Bags

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 25 Aug 2014 - 9:30 am
  • THE ESTATE DUFFEL, R4 999, Fossil Stores Nationwide
    Pack it all in with ease in this made-to-last duffle. Crafted with the finest leather, its compact yet spacious design carries all your most important essentials - everything a man needs for the journey ahead.
    Perfectly portable, this messenger is made to hold a laptop, tablet plus all your travel necessities.
  • THE ESTATE CITY BAG, R2 599, Fossil Stores Nationwide
    Made from the finest leather, this design is ideal for on-the-move style. It’s also large enough to hold the iPad® 2 and 3, Kindle Fire®, Kindle®, other "small tablets".


With all the stuff guys have to carry around nowadays — wallet, keys, tablet, phone, paperwork, books, maybe even a computer — it’s no surprise then that bags have become a necessity. But finding the right bag can be a tedious task as our needs vary from day to day.

We have selected 3 bags that will cover your every need – whether it’s for a weekend away, a day at the office or everyday use. We’ve opted for a stylish selection in leather that you’ll be using for years to come. The fact that they all match? Bonus. You can use them together in any combination without looking like a sad old bag lady.


Fashion: BWGH X PUMA | Camo Backpack

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 22 Aug 2014 - 9:00 am


This time of year is all about clever transitional attire; there’s nothing worse than dressing for a cold wet day and subsequently being stuck in layers of fleece & wool when the sun comes out. The solution? Carry a backpack and peel off the layers before breaking a sweat.

The dark denim camo backpack by BWGH for PUMA is stylish, practical & features a fleece lined sleeve for your laptop as well as ample space to stuff your winter layers. We’re talking sensibility-meets-streetwear. Keep your pack on!

See more from the BWGH X PUMA collaboration in the feature. 

News: Profiles & Features | Clayton Ewan Pyle

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 20 Aug 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Clayton Pyle @ BOSS Models | Photograph Byron l. Keulemans


Not long ago, local lad Clayton Pyle was very much a behind-the-scenes kind of guy – working as a production assistant on film sets. But his killer beard and knockout smile soon got him noticed and it wasn’t long before modelling agencies were clamouring to sign him up. With a bit of convincing from friends and family and a personal motto of “nothing ventured – nothing gained”, Clayton joined Boss Models in Cape Town. In a matter of a few months Clayton was jetting off to the fashion capitals of the world.

Today he is based in Hamburg and very much in the spotlight! When he isn’t turning on sex appeal for the cameras you’ll find this charming man strumming the strings of his

Fashion: Fossil | Watches

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 19 Aug 2014 - 9:25 am
  • Modern Machine Chronograph Watch, R2 999
    Harkening back to the industrial innovation of 1950s America, Modern Machine channels masculine cool with durable utilitarian details.
  • FOSSIL NATE MENS WATCH, R2 699, available at
    This vintage military-inspired watch has a striking, masculine vibe that makes it a perfect addition to your casual wardrobe.
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  • FOSSIL GRANT MENS WATCH, R1 999, available at
    A lasting blend of old-school styling and contemporary construction, Grant is the kind of watch that's authentically Fossil. A dark blue leather strap makes it well suited for every occasion.
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  • FOSSIL COACHMAN MENS WATCH, R2 299, available at www,
    Go casual with this stainless steel watch. The silver dial features a blue crystal face and chronograph movement adds extra functionality.
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  • FOSSIL GRANT MENS WATCH, R1 999, available at
    Inspired by the simplicity of vintage timepieces, the Grant watch has a classic appeal.
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Watches are more than just time-telling devices, they’re also a sign of style and personal taste. Consider your watch an investment; it’s an item you’re not likely to toss out at the turn of every season (as opposed to your checked shirts and Fair Isle knits). Your watch is an accessory that you will keep for a while… while it in turn always keeps time for you.

Here are 5 of our favourite Fossil watches – we’re sure you’ll find one that’s just right for you. And to save you time (sorry!) – they can be purchased online at

See more of the FOSSIL collection here


Written by | Found in: Advocates | Posted on: 18 Aug 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • fee brothers bitters available from tops at spar
Piers Buckle - Creative Director
Style Advocate since November 2013
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As winter draws its sorry ass to a close I look forward to summer. As does my liver, pummelled for the bulk of the citrus season with my favourite posprandial tipple – the old fashioned.
Recipes vary but the usual suspects are Bourbon, brown sugar, orange peel, ice and bitters. The bourbon is easy – Maker’s Mark, Woodford Reserve or Knob Creek but rather than reaching for the ‘go to’ Angostura try Fee Brothers.

I discovered it at an upstate New York distillery, but couldn’t find it in SA. As luck would have it I recently spotted it in Spar liquor store. It’ll work with your drink not against it. Trust me. Try it.

Grooming: Kiehl’s NEW Rocket Science Oil Eliminator Collection

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 18 Aug 2014 - 10:00 am
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  • The Kiehl's Oil Eliminator Collection available at Edgars
    Kiehl’s Oil Eliminator Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash for Men 200ml, RRSP 345.00 Kiehl’s Oil Eliminator Refreshing Shine-Control Toner (spray) for Men 100ml, RRSP 325.00 Kiehl’s Oil Eliminator 24-Hour Anti-Shine Moisturizer for Men 125ml, RRSP 435.00 Available at Edgars


Just in time for a predictably sweaty summer, KIEHL’S has released a new range of products for men prone to shine and oily skin: the new Oil Eliminator Collection. 100% of men who have tried the products agree oil eliminator reduced oil & sweat and visible pores.

The collection consists of 3 products: A Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash that’s gentle enough to use daily, 24-hour Anti-Shine Moisturiser which reduces visibility of pores & a Refreshing Shine Control Toner which is applied to the face in mist form leaving skin looking instantly fresh, clean and matte.

Thanks Kiehl’s!!


Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 15 Aug 2014 - 10:29 am

Casual, lightweight & ultra functional – this bag is perfect for your on-the-go daily commute. Multi pocketed with enough space to fit your laptop. What more can you possibly need?

Stand a chance to win this Fossil Estate Casual Messenger Bag valued at R1 999

Enter HERE!

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