eDition: TOM TAILOR SS16: THE DENIM SHIRT

Written by | Found in: eDition Fashion Style | Posted on: 27 Oct 2016 - 10:40 am
  • SHORT SLEEVED DENIM SHIRT, R599.95, TOM TAILOR

BUTTON UP!

Despite previously being lost in the sartorial wilderness at times, the short-sleeved denim shirt is now here to stay and gathering steam fast with the style set.

While the denim shirt may have its humble origins in workwear, it’s no longer defined by it; this blue-collar staple is easily paired with everything from smart tailoring to shorts. But make sure you get the fit right – you don’t want it to be big and boxy, rather opt for a snugger fit with short sleeves that don’t hang over your elbows. That’s a style no-no, unless banana farmer your desired look. Oh, and be sure to give your gnarly winter elbows some much needed moisturising before exposing them to all and sundry.

Button up your button-down and nail the look with Tom Tailor.

See our SS16 denim eDition here. 

Grooming: A NEW FRAGRANCE: L’ENVOL DE CARTIER

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 26 Oct 2016 - 9:25 am
  • L ‘ENVOL DE CARTIER 50ML EDP, R695, 100ML EDP R1460 AND 100ML EDT REFILL, R 1090
    AVAILABLE AT EDGARS, RED SQUARE, STUTTAFORDS AND WOOLWORTHS
  • L ‘ENVOL DE CARTIER 50ML EDP, R695, 100ML EDP R1460 AND 100ML EDT REFILL, R 1090
    AVAILABLE AT EDGARS, RED SQUARE, STUTTAFORDS AND WOOLWORTHS
  • L ‘ENVOL DE CARTIER 50ML EDP, R695, 100ML EDP R1460 AND 100ML EDT REFILL, R 1090
    AVAILABLE AT EDGARS, RED SQUARE, STUTTAFORDS AND WOOLWORTHS
  • L ‘ENVOL DE CARTIER 50ML EDP, R695, 100ML EDP R1460 AND 100ML EDT REFILL, R 1090
    AVAILABLE AT EDGARS, RED SQUARE, STUTTAFORDS AND WOOLWORTHS

L‘ENVOL DE CARTIER

From ancient Egyptian clay pots, to exquisite Lalique fantasies to sexualized sculptural containers in the 90’s, perfume bottles have been produced in nearly every form.

The prevalence of efforts hasn’t stopped brands from finding new and interesting ways to attract consumers and this summer Cartier is making a new entry into the world of bottle innovation with L’Envol de Cartier. The cologne is inspired by ambrosia, the mythical Greek food of the gods, and offers accents of honey, wood, patchouli, and a hint of musk – a light and gentle scent that can be worn day into night.

But the most standout thing is, in fact, its bottle – a remarkable glass bulb suspended in a glass cloche, which allows the fluid to catch the light in a way it wouldn’t in an ordinary bottle. It truly looks like a bottle of honey, precisely what the creators had in mind. The bottle is refillable and the metal top fillagreed with Cartier’s signature guilloché motif. An elegant addition to any mans dresser.

Fashion: DIESEL SS16: WHITE DENIM

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 25 Oct 2016 - 9:00 am
  • T-SEAWEED T-SHIRT, R 1 299, WHITE DIESEL JEANS, R2 999, S-HYPE ON SNEAKERS, R1 999, DIESEL

WHITE HOT!

White denims have been consigned to obscurity since the nineties. But they’re back with a bang this season. The coolest, boldest way to wear them? As part of an all-white ensemble – it provides a clean and crisp canvas that works perfectly with statement sneakers.

Adding some white to your rotation also gives you another fail-safe option for pulling off a double-denim look without having to worry about getting the darn “shades of blue” rule right. Plus it’ll enhance that tan you’ve been perfecting.

Finally, don’t be too precious. At the end of the day, they’re still jeans. Don’t sweat a few stains.

See our SS16 denim eDition here. 

Fashion: G-STAR RAW SS16: GET FADED

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 24 Oct 2016 - 7:53 am
  • (LEFT) G-STAR RAW CORE POCKET POLO, R1 299, 3301 SLIM JEANS, R2 899 SNEAKERS, R1 777 AND (RIGHT) LANDOH LONG SLEEVED SHIRT, R1 999,REVEND SUPER SLIM JEANS, R2599, SNEAKERS, R1 777.
    G-STAR RAW AVAILABLE AT FABIANI.
    Shop now

THE RAW EFFECT

Tired of your jeans turning your hands blue every time you put them in your pockets? Good news: this season there’s a less dye-heavy alternative to denim that won’t require regular hand washing.

We’re seeing a return to really authentic faded washes that take inspiration from the late 1960s and 1970s as people look for pieces that have a bit more of a vintage feel to them.

G-star RAW SS16 has your bases covered in faded greys and blues. Featuring classic 5-pocket construction and stripped down to its purest form, the G-star 3301 Slim is everything you need in a pair of jeans. The G-star Revend? Chunky back pocket stitching and rivet reinforcements reference classic jeans, while the attitude is strictly modern.

See our SS16 denim eDition here. 

Fashion: RELAY JEANS | SLEEVELESS DENIM JACKET

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 18 Oct 2016 - 6:01 pm
  • RELAY JEANS SLEEVELESS DENIM JACKET RAW R650, MARKHAM

ROCK THE SLEEVELESS

For the more daring denim wearer may we suggest the sleeveless denim jacket? It’s making a resurgence this season as the “it” denim item that’ll have you rocking style all through summer.

There’s something about the “rock” look that just oozes cool. Perhaps it’s because of all the iconic imagery left behind of musicians who have channeled the style throughout time. Or perhaps it’s due to the edgier modern update we see today, tattoos, beards and all. Either way, the spirit of rock lives on. With rock-inspired style – whether Rockabilly, Punk rock or Glam rock – resurfacing across the runway and high street in recent times, we’re set to see a lot more of the sleeveless denim jacket.

We’re digging this one by Relay Jeans in a dark wash and tailored fit.

See our SS16 denim eDition here. 

Fashion: FERRARI | MAN IN RED

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 18 Oct 2016 - 9:50 am
  • Ferrari MAN IN RED 100ml EDT, R1150.00

BOTTLED ADRENALINE

If you’re the kind of man who’s quick off the mark, Ferrari’s new fragrance, MAN IN RED is the one you’ve been waiting for. Bold brave and masculine the new fragrance is seductive and charismatic.

Ferrari MAN IN RED opens with refreshing notes of bergamot, sweet red apple and spicy hints of cardamom, while the heart incorporates golden plum, orange blossom and lavender. The somewhat floral-fruity blend is tempered with lavender and a warm masculine base of tonka, cedar and labdanum give it a lingering, leathery signature.

Try it. You’ll get to where you want to be a whole lot quicker when powered by Ferrari.

Ferrari ‘Man in Red’ is available at Foschini, Truworths, Edgars, Stuttafords, Dis-chem, Red Square, Clicks & Markham.

Fashion: PUMA X STAMPD COLLECTION

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 17 Oct 2016 - 9:47 am
  • PUMA X STAMPD COLLECTION

PUMA X STAMPD COLLECTION


German sportswear giant PUMA and LA based menswear label STAMPD have joined forces again to launch their third collaboration. The collection continues the ‘Made to Make it’ concept that focuses on quality sports-inspired apparel constructed with fabrics that are both luxurious and high-performance.

Designed with simplicity in mind whilst having a technical feel, the range includes a bolder line of athletic designs including performance running pieces that emphasizes technical innovation.

PUMA X STAMPD can be found at Puma Select Bree street, Cape town and Braamfontein, Johannesburg, X-Trend Stores, Cop Capital, Shelflife and Madaiza.

News: NEWS | VILEBREQUIN X ROLLING STONES

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 17 Oct 2016 - 8:00 am
  • A limited edition Moorea – the classic house cut – and a flat-belted Merise are available at Vilebrequin stores now.
    VILEBREQUIN NELSON MANDELA SQUARE, Tel: 011 883 0001 | VILEBREQUIN MELROSE ARCH, TEL: 011 684 1775 | VILEBREQUIN V&A WATERFRONT, TEL: 063 768 7944 | VILEBREQUIN KNYSNA, TEL :044 382 0972

BIG HIT SWIM SHORTS

With Exhibitionism, The Rolling Stones retrospective a recent huge hit at The Saatchi Gallery in London, French swimwear brand, Vilebrequin cranks up the volume with a tribute collection celebrating the group’s greatest hits.

Why? It’s an interesting tidbit for fellow Vilebrequin groupies; after shooting to fame in 1971 the Rolling Stones spent the following summer at villa a few kilometers from St-Tropez. That year, Mick tied the knot with Bianca at St-Tropez town hall and a wave of glamour and insouciance washed over the idyllic fishing port, ushering in an oh-so-Stones blend of nonchalant chic that would inspire Fred Prysquel to design the first ever Vilebrequin swimsuit.

Fast-forward a few decades, and the Stones have lost none of their impetus, a lasting cultural impact celebrated by Vilebrequin x Rolling Stones tribute collection. Wild Horses wont keep us away.

Grooming: FRAGRANCE | ROBERTO CAVALLI POUR HOMME

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 14 Oct 2016 - 11:33 am
  • ROBERTO CAVALLI UOMO EDT 60ML, R1,005.00 AND 100ML EDT, R1.355.00 AVAILABLE AT SELECTED RETAILERS.

CAVALLI ROCKS ON

The arrival of Peter Dundas, Roberto Cavalli’s new creative director has infused a welcome cocktail of bohemia and rock into the brand – including its fragrances.

The new Roberto Cavalli Pour Homme Uomo opens with a distinctive note of black violet contrasted with a very masculine counterpoint of hot and sexy saffron exerting a powerful stirring of the senses, amplified by a heart of honey facetted with lavender essence and cedarwood and mesmerizing oriental undertones of patchouli and tonka bean.

The Roberto Cavalli Uomo bottle itself is a striking manifesto of style – combining Cavalli’s theatricality and glamour with a rock and roll edge. The flask is made of heavy dark glass, embossed with the fashion house’s famous monogram and the crocodile scales a reminder of the Cavalli signature animal print.

Fashion: Levi’s® LINE 8 TYPE 1 TRUCKER JACKET

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 14 Oct 2016 - 10:10 am
  • LEVI’S LINE 8 TYPE 1 TRUCKER JACKET, R1 499, LEVI’S

TOP OF THE TRUCKERS

Like a great pair of jeans, a denim trucker jacket is an essential piece of clothing every man should own. No matter how you choose to wear it – the minute you pull on a denim trucker you instantly get a shot of badass style.

These days, they come in all sorts of iterations and some are better than others. We are really enjoying the new Levi’s® Line 8 collection. A progressive expression of Levi’s® clothing, Line 8 presents a full head-to-toe collection inspired by the young and rebellious – a cohesively modern aesthetic that’s understated, new and now.

Our favourite – the denim Levi’s® Line 8 Type 1 Trucker is available in Inky Blue and a great summer Dirty White. The jacket has a distinctive late 80/90’s feel (which we’re digging) and is a great all-round trucker you need to know.

See our SS16 denim eDition here.