Fashion: DENIM ESSENTIALS | DIESEL JOGG JEANS

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 31 Oct 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Sweat Jeans Grey, R3 999, Sweat Jeans Blue, R4 699, India Ink Leather Shoes R2 799 all diesel

MOST WANTED

We’re hoping by now that you’re familiar with Diesel Jogg Jeans – the latest hydrid denim range produced using a combination of jersey and denim. If not – it’s time to treat yourself!

To the touch Jogg Jeans feel soft and stretchy just like sweat pants, but to the eye they look and fit exactly like a normal pair of denim jeans …only a million times more comfortable. 

Summer is here – and with it the reluctance to don a pair of skinnies on even the coolest day – but this “miracle-like” invention makes wearing jeans rather blissful.  Jogg Jeans will allow you to continue to enjoy your favourite look yet have both the freedom to move and feel comfy like never before!

See more of our Summer Denim Essentials HERE + stand a chance to WIN R6000 worth of denim prizes. 

Advocates: PUMA Reissues the Boris Becker OG

Written by | Found in: Advocates Fashion | Posted on: 31 Oct 2014 - 8:19 am
  • The Classic Boris Becker OG, R2499, Shelflife
    Keep an eye out on twitter @PUMASouthAfrica and pumaselect.co.za for further details.
Rusty Beukes
Style Advocate since April 2014
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Puma’s bringing back the classic Boris Becker OG, a timeless tennis sneaker that the 17-year old Becker himself wore during his famous and groundbreaking Wimbledon win in ’85. Featuring an all white leather finish and bright red Formstripe, the Boris Becker OG is the epitome of Puma’s tennis heritage.

Made for the court and loved on the streets, I would definitely want to add a pair to my Puma archive. Only a limited number of pairs will be available in SA at Shelflife stores with more coming in 2015.

Fashion: LOUIS VUITTON | ICONOCLASTS #4 OF 6

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 29 Oct 2014 - 12:44 pm
  • FOLLOW THE CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CAMPAIGN ON TWITTER @LOUISVUITTON_ZA #CELEBRATINGMONOGRAM
  • FOLLOW THE CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CAMPAIGN ON TWITTER @LOUISVUITTON_ZA #CELEBRATINGMONOGRAM
  • FOLLOW THE CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CAMPAIGN ON TWITTER @LOUISVUITTON_ZA #CELEBRATINGMONOGRAM

#4 FRANK GEHRY | THE HANDBAG

Frank Gehry is among the most acclaimed architects of the 20th century, renowned for his use of bold, postmodern shapes and unusual fabrications – his work includes the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. 

He is also enjoying a major moment: his retrospective is in full swing in Paris and his architectural feat, the Foundation Louis Vuitton located in Paris, on the site of the Jardin d’acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne opened recently. 

And while we at MrDoveton.com focus on manly stuff we could not forego acknowledging Gehry’s recent design of a handbag for the Celeberating Monogram collaboration with LV.

Gehry has the ability to bring dynamism to an object… to create movement in something that is inert, he uses weird shapes and crazy angles – somewhat depicted in the architecturally fluid lines in his interpretation of the handbag.

Fashion: DENIM | SUMMER ESSENTIALS

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 27 Oct 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Denim Shirt, R2 299, available at Scotch & Soda
    Follow Scotch & Soda on Instagram @scotch.sa

THE LIGHTWEIGHT DENIM SHIRT

Denim jackets and jeans often steal the limelight, but a denim shirt can be considered the quiet workhorse of your wardrobe.

Like most modern staples, the denim shirt is a menswear essential due to its boundless versatility. This versatility is enhanced by selecting the right kind of shirt: heavyweight Western versions are superb for pulling off casual, masculine looks due to their blue collar, workerwear roots – yet a slim-cut, mid-weight button-down is the style you should be looking for if you want to truly harness the power of a denim shirt. 

A neck scarf knotted casually is a great summer alternative to a tie and adds a touch of the extraordinary setting you apart from the masses! 

See more of our summer denim favourites HERE + stand a chance to win R6000 worth of denim!  

Advocates: Clayton Swanepoel | Simon and Mary

Written by | Found in: Advocates Fashion | Posted on: 24 Oct 2014 - 1:22 pm
Clayton Swanepoel
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I’ll be honest, hats are not my thing. So when I first encountered Simon and Mary I was a little sceptical. I tried a few on and fell in love. They’re so well crafted that even my large head felt at home in one of these noggin covers.

With a background of 70 years millinery experience, these guys are making hats the way the original milliner extraordinaire, Simon Pozniak, did back in the 60s. They’re even using the same machinery.

Find them at various stockists from R500. 

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.

Fashion: LOUIS VUITTON | ICONOCLASTS #3 OF 6

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 24 Oct 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • FOLLOW THE CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CAMPAIGN ON TWITTER @LOUISVUITTON_ZA #CELEBRATINGMONOGRAM
  • FOLLOW THE CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CAMPAIGN ON TWITTER @LOUISVUITTON_ZA #CELEBRATINGMONOGRAM
  • FOLLOW THE CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CAMPAIGN ON TWITTER @LOUISVUITTON_ZA #CELEBRATINGMONOGRAM
  • FOLLOW THE CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CAMPAIGN ON TWITTER @LOUISVUITTON_ZA #CELEBRATINGMONOGRAM

#3 CINDY SHERMAN | PORTABLE STUDIO

When Louis Vuitton suggested a trunk, I just said “Yes!” I’ve always wanted one! The trunk is very personal; I have handwritten labels for all of the compartments: fake eyeballs, fake teeth… Of course, anybody could put underwear or t-shirts inside instead. 

The colour scheme is inspired by my parrot- he’s this iridescent green and there are all of these other colors when he spreads his wings. I thought it would be great if the outside looked old and well-traveled, with all of these stickers on the Monogram. We used some of my images for the stickers. It was just so much fun! 

With LOUIS VUITTON, I talked about all of the other things inside the trunk that could be pulled out and used. It was then I said, “How about a camera bag?” I shoot backgrounds when I’m on the road – hence the separate messenger bag.

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.

Fashion: PUMA X HOH | Basket Classic Mid

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 23 Oct 2014 - 10:51 am
  • PUMA x HOH Basket Classic Mid, R1 999 available at PUMA SELECT STORES & X-TREND, REPUBLIK, DIP STORE, QUEENS, BRANDS UNLIMITED, SHELFLIFE, LOST PROPERTY
    Visit PUMASELECT.CO.ZA or follow @PUMASouthAfrica to join the PUMA SELECT conversation.
  • PUMA x HOH Basket Classic Mid, R1 999 available at PUMA SELECT STORES & X-TREND, REPUBLIK, DIP STORE, QUEENS, BRANDS UNLIMITED, SHELFLIFE, LOST PROPERTY
    Visit PUMASELECT.CO.ZA or follow @PUMASouthAfrica to join the PUMA SELECT conversation.
  • PUMA x HOH Basket Classic Mid, R1 999 available at PUMA SELECT STORES & X-TREND, REPUBLIK, DIP STORE, QUEENS, BRANDS UNLIMITED, SHELFLIFE, LOST PROPERTY
    Visit PUMASELECT.CO.ZA or follow @PUMASouthAfrica to join the PUMA SELECT conversation.
  • PUMA x HOH Basket Classic Mid, R1 999 available at PUMA SELECT STORES & X-TREND, REPUBLIK, DIP STORE, QUEENS, BRANDS UNLIMITED, SHELFLIFE, LOST PROPERTY
    Visit PUMASELECT.CO.ZA or follow @PUMASouthAfrica to join the PUMA SELECT conversation.

COOL CATS

The great and the good of fashion have universally issued a dictum that the idea of men wearing animal print – especially that of the noble and majestic leopard – is something to be embraced and encouraged. 

So it comes as no surprise then, in the world of print and pattern, that London’s House Of Hackney hooked up an edition of the PUMA Basket Classic Mid dressed in an HOH leopard print textile and black leather detailing. 

Whether your personal style is to mix up patterns or you prefer to offset a monochromatic look with a single eye-catching piece, these kicks are all you’ll need to survive the urban jungle in style.

See more of the PUMA X HOH Collaboration HERE 

News: LOUIS VUITTON | CELEBRATING MONOGRAM

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 22 Oct 2014 - 9:00 am

LOUIS VUITTON CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CREATIVE STORY: KARL LAGERFELD BY COLIN DODGSON

Adhering to the Louis Vuitton values of innovation, collaboration and daring, a new generation of image-makers was also asked to contribute to the visualisation of #Celebrating Monogram.

See their take on Celebrating Monogram now on www.celebrating.monogram.lv. Here, Colin Dodgson interprets Karl Lagerfeld’s Punching Bag, Suitcase and Trunk.