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Grooming: BEARD CARE: PERCY NOBLEMAN

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 17 Mar 2017 - 10:10 am

WELCOME PERCY NOBLEMAN

From kitchen table to high-street in under 3 years, Percy Nobleman is now a leading Beard Care brand in Europe, with products sold in over 1,200 stores.

If that doesn’t convince you that Percy’s got the balls we need in a beard-care brand, check out the impressive product offering – from beard oils and conditioners, stubble care, balms, waxes, hair products, combs, brushes and cologne… it’s no wonder Percy’s products have found themselves in the homes of thousands of men around the world.

Ever popular – Percy’s adventures are now documented through his own comic book story, “Percy Nobleman, and the Quest for the Perfect Beard.” We relate. Welcome Percy.

Fashion: AUTUMN WITH ZANDO.CO.ZA

Written by | Found in: Fashion News | Posted on: 15 Mar 2017 - 10:11 am
  • BROOKSFIELD CLASSIC SPORTS JACKET, R2 099, ZANDO.CO.ZA
  • CROSSHATCH CRACKETS JACKET, R699, ZANDO.CO.ZA
  • BRIXTON CASS JACKET, R1 499, ZANDO.CO.ZA

THE AUTUMN EDIT

With an unexpected nip in the air recently it’s not surprising ZANDO.CO.ZA have launched their autumn 2017 collections. And it’s set to be a rather stylish one – no matter your sartorial leaning.

Whether you’re inclined toward tailoring and timeless basics, sportsluxe with a soft steampunk twist or athletic inspired lesiurewear you’ll find the items you’re looking for. And more. From footwear to outerwear and everything inbetween and underneath – the ZANDO.CO.ZA autumn selection has you and your style needs well covered.

We spotted these 3 jackets at the recent press viewing which we think you may just like.

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: UOMO SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 14 Mar 2017 - 10:16 am
  • UOMO SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, 50ML EDT R1000.00 AND 100ML EDT R1380.00, SELECTED RETAILERS

SCENT OF LIFE

Privileged enough to attend one of legendary Salvatore Ferragamo’s last menswear shows in Milan, on recently experiencing the new fragrance Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo, I was instantly transported back to that summer’s day milling on the steps of the show venue amidst a relaxed yet refined gathering of Italian men, young and old.

Charmed then, I am equally so today. While fresh and cool at first it’s the heart note of this scent that sets it apart in defining Italian style –Tiramisu, the irresistible, iconic Italian dessert. That’s right. And just like the dessert, you (and those around you) will want more. If you fear you might smell like a pudding relax – Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo warms down with masculine sandalwood, cashmere and tonka bean.

News: THE NEW HI-TEC ATHLEISURE RANGE

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 10 Mar 2017 - 9:44 am
  • HI-TEC BADWATER COZY, R899.00 (BLACK OR CHARCOAL)

HI-TEC. COOL COMFORT

You probably associate Hi-Tec with great boots. And yes, that’s perfectly correct. But this autumn HI-Tec expands its range to include an athleisure collection set to kick some serious sneaker ass.

Comfort, fashion and expected Hi-Tec efficiency – are all core elements which embody the new range. This gym-to-office shoe is a fusion of style and performance.

For sneaker “techies” you’ll be happy to know the Badwater and Badwater Cozy ranges were uniquely designed to maximize comfort, using technologies such as dual density CMEVA midsoles and flex grooves to enhance the natural motion of the foot.

Wear with jeans, sweats or tailoring for a comfortable yet stylish daily commute.

Grooming: JO MALONE LONDON: INTRODUCING MYRRH & TONKA

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 8 Mar 2017 - 11:10 am
  • JO MALONE LONDON MYRRH & TONKA COLOGNE INTENSE 50ML R1400.00 AND 100ML R2040.00, JO MALONE LONDON STORES

TAILOR YOUR SCENT

If you haven’t yet discovered the contemporary “layering” trend in men’s fragrances you’re denying yourself the opportunity to tailor your own bespoke scent – or scents for that matter.

However this advanced-level scent technique isn’t merely spritzing a mix of your usual EDT’s – you need to be mindful of the ingredients you’re combining – much like when creating fine cuisine.

Fortunately Jo Malone has simplified the idea with their fragrance combining concept, whereby select fragrances from their range can be paired together, allowing you to express your individuality.

The newest addition to the diverse (and delicious) Cologne Intense collection is Myrrh & Tonka. Rich, hand-harvested sap of the Namibian myrrh tree mingles with the lush almond and vanilla notes of tonka bean. The scent is deep and warm and vaguely familiar. Like that of an African sunset.

News: THE WEEKND’S H&M ‘FASHION ICONS’ COLLECTION

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 1 Mar 2017 - 8:37 am
  • H&M FASHION ICONS SELECTED BY THE WEEKND
    THE AD CAMPAIGN WAS PHOTOGRAPHED BY FEDERICO PESTILLI AND A CAMPAIGN VIDEO WAS SHOT BY KEITH KANDELL.
  • H&M FASHION ICONS SELECTED BY THE WEEKND
    THE AD CAMPAIGN WAS PHOTOGRAPHED BY FEDERICO PESTILLI AND A CAMPAIGN VIDEO WAS SHOT BY KEITH KANDELL.
  • H&M FASHION ICONS SELECTED BY THE WEEKND
    THE AD CAMPAIGN WAS PHOTOGRAPHED BY FEDERICO PESTILLI AND A CAMPAIGN VIDEO WAS SHOT BY KEITH KANDELL.
  • H&M FASHION ICONS SELECTED BY THE WEEKND
    THE AD CAMPAIGN WAS PHOTOGRAPHED BY FEDERICO PESTILLI AND A CAMPAIGN VIDEO WAS SHOT BY KEITH KANDELL.

THE WEEKND X H&M

The Weeknd’s long awaited collaboration with Swedish retailer, H&M, is on the verge of release. But before the collection drops on Thursday, March 2, the brand teased the upcoming capsule even more with a campaign starring the R&B singer.

The campaign highlights The Weeknd’s vision of what’s iconic for him. The collection blends utility and streetwear silhouettes with tailored lines, bringing together the important men’s wear statements of the season.

The Weeknd’s XO insignia is a reoccurring motif and can be seen adorning hoodies, bomber jackets and sweaters. Standout pieces include a biker jacket, a trench coat, and a zip-up work shirt.

Watch out for all the items from The Weekend hitting H&M stores on Thursday March 2nd 2017.

Have a look at the collection below and the video here.

Fashion: INTRODUCING THE LEVI’S® 501® SKINNY

Written by | Found in: Fashion News Style | Posted on: 28 Feb 2017 - 9:05 am
  • INTRODUCING THE LEVI’S® 501® SKINNY

MODERN STYLE WITH A COVETED VINTAGE LOOK

501® jeans are where it all begun, they were the first of their kind and, just like you, they’ve evolved with the times. With skinny jeans becoming a wardrobe staple, Levi’s® decided to introduce an updated version of the iconic jeans; the 501® skinny.

The newest member comes with a few style differences from its predecessors: the men’s fit sits comfortably below the waist and features the skinny leg design to round out every denim lover’s wardrobe.

“We are very careful when we touch the 501®, and we do it with a lot of respect,” explains Jonathan Cheung, the Head of Design at Levi’s® Brand. “People have been altering their vintage 501® jeans for a snug, skinnier fit for years, so we followed that as inspiration and created a vintage-looking 501® Skinny.”

Available in non-stretch, low stretch and a range of washes for both men and women, the 501® Skinny joins the 501® Family, alongside the 501® Original and the 501®CT.

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

 

Fashion: THE MID-BLUE SUIT: SIGNATURE AT EDGARS

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style Uncategorized | Posted on: 24 Feb 2017 - 8:28 am
  • SLIM FIT JACKET R1099.95, SHIRT R249.95, TIE R149.95, SLIM FIT PANTS R449.95 AND BROGUE SHOES R799.00, ALL SIGNATURE AT EDGARS

START WITH MID BLUE

If you’re venturing into the suit terrain for the first time consider starting with one in a mid blue. It’s not as formal as black and transitions easily from day to night. Dressed up or down it’s the go-to suit for any occasion.

But even the world’s most expensive suits look bad if they don’t fit well. Unless you’re born with the genes of a suit model, the very first thing you should do is have your suit properly fitted by a tailor. For a small outlay you’ll look like a million bucks.

See the full Back to Work eDition here. 

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: BVLGARI POUR HOMME ATLANTIQVE

Written by | Found in: Grooming Uncategorized | Posted on: 23 Feb 2017 - 8:24 am
  • BVLGARI, AQUA POUR HOMME ATLANTIQUE, 50ML EDT R 1 060 AND 100ML EDT R 1 480 AVAILABLE AT SELECTED RETAILERS
    PHOTO: MODEL JUSTICE JOSLIN PHOTOGRAPHER: MICHEL SEDAN
  • BVLGARI, AQUA POUR HOMME ATLANTIQUE, 50ML EDT R 1 060 AND 100ML EDT R 1 480 AVAILABLE AT SELECTED RETAILERS

ESSENCE OF THE OCEAN

Aqva Pour Homme Atlantiqve is a new version of the popular masculine aquatic fragrance from Bvlgari, Aqua Pour Homme and created by the same master perfumer and famous “nose” Jacques Cavallier.

We have no doubt just like its predecessor Aqva Pour Homme, Atlantiqve is set to score high in the popularity stakes.

It’s a refreshing and energetic “aquatic” fragrance inspired by the strength of the Atlantic Ocean. Calabrian bergamot, Sicilian lemon and a “vital water” accord give it fresh zesty top notes. At its heart a “sea amber” note developed by Jacques Cavallier evokes the depths of the ocean and woody vetiver, sandalwood and patchouli give the blend masculine appeal.

Fashion: CLASSIC SNEAKERS: JX AT EDGARS

Written by | Found in: Fashion | Posted on: 13 Feb 2017 - 10:33 am
  • CHECKED SKINNY FIT JACKET R1299.95, SHIRT R349.95, SKINNY FIT PANTS R599.95 ALL D66 AND JX SNEAKERS R399.95 AVAILABLE AT EDGARS STORES. RAY-BAN HEXAGON SUNGLASSES R2290.00, SUNGLASS HUT AT EDGARS

SNEAKING INTO WORK!

Sneakers have become both a wardrobe staple and a lifestyle statement. Be sure to make the right one at the office and stick to classics. They are the kind of sneakers that can be worn with anything. We’re talking about a basic, low-cut lace-up without any glitz that delivers a wholesome serving of understated style. One simple color goes with everything from jeans to tailored pants. Dress up with a blazer or keep it totally easy with a pair of tailored shorts to beat the summer heat.

GIVEAWAY: Subscribe and stand a chance to WIN a pair of Ray-Ban Hexagon sunglasses to the value of R2 290.

See the full story here.