News: BEN SHERMAN | #BUTTONUP

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 30 Oct 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • The new iconic Tipping Stripe Gingham shirt #buttonup

“THE ORIGINIAL BUTTON UP SINCE 1963”

Some pretty cool things happened back in ‘63. It was the beginning of Beatlemania, Kelloggs introduced Froot Loops and the Smiley Face was born…but for style savvy men 1963 stands out as the year Ben Sherman transformed the humble shirt from a staple item to a statement piece – perfect for the mood at the time and continues to be so more than fifty years later.

Fundamental to this new look and innovative detailing – button down collars, buttons at the back of collars and locker loops – was a signature use of bold colour and bright checks. The gingham check shirt soon became a mainstay of the seasonal Ben Sherman collections – and remains an enduring classic to this day.

How to wear it? Buttoned up of course. Buttoning up the top button is something that has always been done to Ben Sherman shirts since 1963 – a deliberate style choice that exudes ‘Britishness’.

#buttonup and set yourself apart as a man in the know.

Fashion: THE LEVI’S 501® CT

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 28 Oct 2015 - 8:53 am
  • 501 CT Jeans, R1 499, Levi's
    PHOTOGRAPHER: RICARDO SIMAL

NEW FIT. OLD ICON.

While many styles have stood the test of time, others have fallen in and out of favour. One of them are the classic 501 style. But hey, not to worry, the 501 have been brought back with a banging updated tapered leg option.

The 501® CT – customised and tailored – offers the same robust style that marks it out as a Levi’s classic, but the reinvented cut gives whoever pulls on a pair a more streamlined, contemporary silhouette that narrows toward the ankles. This means the 501’s dress up just as well as they do down.

Follow Levi’s South Africa on Twitter and Instagram to stay updated.

News: THE AKJP COLLECTIVE OPENS ITS DOORS

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 25 Oct 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • AKJP COLLECTIVE

AKJP COLLECTIVE

The AKJP collective, the latest brainchild of designers Keith Henning and artist Jody Paulsen, finally opened its doors. It promises to be the first step in an exciting new direction for the talented twosome as well as for concept shopping in South Africa.

What was the Adriaan Kuiters store in Cape Town’s happening Kloof Street is now a forward – thinking, welcoming space dedicated to showcasing creative and quality South African designer items. The Adriaan Kuiters + Jody Paulsen Spring/Summer 2016 collection – their biggest to date – is available in the new concept store too.

The AKJP Collective will be available online at adriaankuiters.com and in store from 20 October 2015. Follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for regular updates.

eDition: SS15 DENIM EDITION

Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 23 Oct 2015 - 8:50 am
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DENIM NATION

We rounded up four handsome lads and decked them in denim from iconic brands, Diesel, Levi’s and Tom Tailor and headed into the Boland for a jaunt of our own. The next few pages showcase some damn fine denim, the stuff to go with it and the rad time the boys had wearing it…

See the full story here. 

Fashion: BEN SHERMAN SS15 CAMPAIGN

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 20 Oct 2015 - 9:08 am

LONDON CALLING

For SS15 British brand, Ben Sherman, celebrates London. The campaign is a strong statement to the proud heritage of the brand, London – the city they call home, and the city which is famous for the sartorial style the brand is synonymous with. 

At the heart of the campaign is the transformative moment of Buttoning Up. Buttoning Up is that final moment of preparation, as you take pride in your appearance, and ensure you are ready for the day (or night) ahead. This is your call to action.

News: BALMAIN X H&M LOOKBOOK

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 19 Oct 2015 - 9:16 am
  • BALMAIN X H&M
    The Balmain x H&M collection will be available at the V&A Waterfron and Sandton H&M stores in South Africa on the 5th of November.
  • BALMAIN X H&M
    The Balmain x H&M collection will be available at the V&A Waterfron and Sandton H&M stores in South Africa on the 5th of November.
  • BALMAIN X H&M
    The Balmain x H&M collection will be available at the V&A Waterfron and Sandton H&M stores in South Africa on the 5th of November.
  • BALMAIN X H&M
    The Balmain x H&M collection will be available at the V&A Waterfron and Sandton H&M stores in South Africa on the 5th of November.
  • BALMAIN X H&M
    The Balmain x H&M collection will be available at the V&A Waterfron and Sandton H&M stores in South Africa on the 5th of November.
  • BALMAIN X H&M
    The Balmain x H&M collection will be available at the V&A Waterfron and Sandton H&M stores in South Africa on the 5th of November.

#HMBALMAINATION

In their long history of designer collaborations, H&M hasn’t really missed a beat. The Swedish giant’s new designer collaboration is with the French couture house Balmain, headed by highflier, Olivier Rousteing.

Unfortunately you’ll have to wait until November 5th for the release of the collection, but in the meantime here’s the lookbook for the collaboration between the lauded French brand and the fast-fashion powerhouse.

The Balmain x H&M collection will be available in stores and online on 5 November.

News: FLUX TRENDS GIVEAWAY!

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 15 Oct 2015 - 2:07 pm

ZEITGEIST 2016 TICKET GIVE-AWAY

We’re giving away 2 complimentary double tickets to attend the Flux Trends ZEITGEIST 2016 presentation in Cape Town on Tuesday 20th October by renowned visionary and trend analyst Dion Chang.

The impact of living in a hyper visual world, the evolution of wearable tech, the tussle between privacy and meta data and being held hostage to your Smartphone, the virtual world of eSports and augmented reality entertainment, robot-driven on-demand food trends and Generation Z are just a few of the fascinating topics Chang will be presenting.

If you’d like to keep your finger on the pulse – enter now! The presentation begins at 16h30 at the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel, New Church & Victoria Street, Tamboerskloof

If you like to keep your finger on the pulse of trends – click here to enter!

News: SUPERGA X CHULAAP

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 15 Oct 2015 - 9:14 am
  • SUPERGA X CHULAAP
    The Superga X CHULAAP collection will be available at selected Superga Concept Stores from December 2015 starting from R950 – R1500
  • SUPERGA X CHULAAP
    The Superga X CHULAAP collection will be available at selected Superga Concept Stores from December 2015 starting from R950 – R1500

A CELEBRATION OF AFRICA

Superga kicks off summer by teaming up with the acclaimed “Prince of Prints”, Chu Suwannapha, for a collection that celebrates Africa and all it’s flavours. Superga have always been known for its respected partnerships previously collaborating with acclaimed fashion houses Versace, Rodarte and Liberty of London. The Superga x CHULAAP collection combines the classic aesthetic of the Superga sneaker with the vibrant style of Chu Suwannapha.

The collaboration features three distinct and vibrant shoe designs. The classic 2750 featuring a colourful Ndebele print, the 2790 monochromatic “AFRO POP” platform sneaker, and the 2311 slip-on featuring an African wax origami print that is a nod to Chu’s Thai heritage and signature motif. The three shoe designs have a unique artistic, ethnic quality that will be a definite collector’s item for sneakerheads and fashion-lovers alike.

The Superga X CHULAAP collection will be available at selected Superga Concept Stores from December 2015 starting from R950 – R1500

Grooming: NIVEA SUN

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 14 Oct 2015 - 9:34 am
  • NIVEA Sun Protect & Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist SPF 20, 30 and 50, RSP: SPF 20: R109.99 (200ml); SPF 30: R129.99 (200ml) and SPF 50: R159.99 (200ml)
    Transparent, non-greasy spray is quickly absorbed and leaves no white marks on your skin, even on darker skin tones
  • NIVEA Sun Moisturising Trigger Spray SPF 50+ RSP: R179.99 (300ml)
    Easily absorbed, featuring a convenient trigger mechanism for effortless and effective application.

THANKS NIVEA!

We recently received a fab Sun Care gift-pack from Nivea – and we’re already using it to keep our models (and crew) safe in the sun. After recently watching Nivea Sun’s new sun protection awareness video, the risk we put ourselves at each time we go on location to shoot a fashion feature was alarmingly evident. It’s easy to be fooled into thinking you’re not getting fried by the sun when you’re decked out from top to toe in shoot gear and not sprawled out on a beach towel on some exotic island.

Take our cue and take care!

We snapped this pic of handsome Boss model Tayo Allerton on a recent fashion shoot – thanks Nivea for protecting our boys.

Fashion: OLD KHAKI SPRING SUMMER 2016

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 13 Oct 2015 - 9:07 am
  • The men’s ranges will arrive in Old Khaki stores countrywide during October and November, and will be sold online at www.oldkhaki.co.za.

#OLDKHAKIFESTIVAL

Old Khaki recently presented their spring / summer 2016 collection to the media at a fun and festive event in Cape Town last week celebrating this season’s hottest trend – FESTIVAL Style!

So, what can we look forward to from one of our favourite homegrown brands?

A wide range of T-shirts with tropical and Aztec prints as well as a super selection of short-sleeved checked shirts to wear with this summer’s rip-and-repair denim trend. Colours are bolder than before and chino shorts and T-shirts are available in varying shades of coral, orange, aqua and turquoise. Slub cotton, chambray and linen blends were chosen for their laid-back, holiday appeal – synonymous with the Old Khaki brand we have all come to love and wear!

Follow Old Khaki on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay updated.