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Grooming: TALKING SCENTS: YOUR GUIDE TO SMELLING GREAT

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 6 Jun 2017 - 9:12 am

TALKING SCENTS

It’s a personal decision how you’d like to smell – and a rather important one at that. Traditionally men’s fragrances are classified in 4 major groups – CITRUS, GREEN/FRESH, ORIENTAL AND WOODY. Find the fragrance ‘family’ that resonates with you and begin exploring.

Here’s a quick guide to what you should know before hitting the cologne counter. Then simply find the one that works for you…

See the full ‘TALKING SCENTS’ feature here. 

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: SCUDERIA FERRARI FORTE

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 2 Jun 2017 - 10:21 am
  • SCUDERIA FERRARI BLACK FORTE, 125ML EDP R895.00, AVAILABLE AT TRUWORTHS, EDGARS, STUTTAFORDS, DIS-CHEM, CLICKS, RED SQUARE AND MARKHAM

SMELL LIKE A WINNER

There’s no doubt the new Scuderia Ferrari FORTE, created by master perfumer Maurice Roucel, is set to be a winning fragrance. And if you’re the type of man who enjoys competition and power or demands high performance and results (even of his fragrance) then this is it.

A modern fizzy hook of Italian lemon, pineapple and crunchy apple at the top are tempered with seductive Ceylan cinnamon, fleshy plum and orange blossom in the middle and a bold woody signature of cedarwood, Madagascan vanilla and sexy patchouli at the base.

Assertive and seductive the new Scuderia Ferrari FORTE EDP will get you though the day or night in podium style.

Style: JEEP® FOOTWEAR AW17

Written by | Found in: Style | Posted on: 2 Jun 2017 - 9:21 am
  • JEEP® FOOTWEAR AW17

MADE FOR THE STREET

There’s something about winter weather that just makes you want to trade in your sneakers for something warmer and more substantial like a pair of hardwearing boots. Here’s the thing about boots: they need to be tough, comfortable as well as stylish to get you through all the unpredictable weather coming your way.

Here are our top picks from the new AW17 Jeep® Footwear collection to get you through the upcoming winter months, whether daily commute, downtime or Sunday morning coffee run.

See the full feature here. 

You can shop the full Jeep® footwear AW17 collection here. 

Fashion: TREAD+MILLER AW17: THE LOAFER

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 29 May 2017 - 9:27 am
  • BASS WEEJUN MOC LOGAN SHOE , R2 199, TREAD+MILLER

THE LOAFER

Everything old always becomes new again. The loafer has endured update after update, continuously evolving with the changing times. Despite the name Loafer, there’s nothing slovenly about slip-ons, yet they certainly offer a more laid-back look.

Low sitting and without laces, they have a Moccasin-like upper, often with a piece of leather straddling the top and easily differentiated from its cousin the Moccasin by a low heel. These aren’t your granddad’s penny loafers, these are lean and more mean than ever before. Whether you opt for a pair in suede or leather is entirely your call. Either way you’ll be stepping out in laid back style.

See our full AW17 Style eDition here. 

Grooming: COLD COMFORT: WINTER SKIN CARE

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 24 May 2017 - 8:27 pm

COLD COMFORT

Cold, windy and wet conditions outside and drying, heat indoors can make for brutal conditions. Your skin is often left dry, cracked and flaky, or painfully tight, splotchy and burning. The only defense is to keep your skin as healthy and hydrated as possible.

But that doesn’t just mean piling on the moisturiser – there are loads of serums and cleansers on the market designed to help protect your skin. Stock up on the right products for your skin type and get some cold comfort…

See the full ‘Winter Skin Care’ feature here. 

Fashion: K-WAY AW17: DOWN JACKETS

Written by | Found in: Fashion News Style | Posted on: 11 May 2017 - 10:10 pm
  • K-WAY AW17 CAMPAIGN
  • K-Way Men's Printed Drake Jacket, R1599.00 exclusive to Cape Union Mart stores and online.
    Combat the elements with the updated camo-print version of the original and ever-popular K-Way Men's Drake Down Jacket.
    Shop now
  • K-Way Men's Drake Down Jacket, R1499.00, exclusive to Cape Union Mart stores and online.
    The Drake is everything you could ask of a down jacket. Wind proof, water repellent, lightweight (280g) and channel down design that boasts 650-fill power of cold banishing insulation.
    Shop now
  • 3. K-Way Men's Ashton Quilted Bomber Jacket, R1699.00, exclusive to Cape Union Mart stores and online.
    This technical down jacket is as fashionable as any other trendy bomber jacket. Only it’s a whole lot warmer.
    Shop now
  • K-Way Men’s Barnacle Hooded Down Jacket, R1899.00, exclusive to Cape Union Mart stores and online.
    Fashionable yet very technical this jacket is styled to tackle the elements head on. Literally. It features a rip-elastic hood ideal for keeping your neck and head warm on even the coldest day.
    Shop now

GETTING DOWN IN STYLE

Today’s more tailored fit and subtle finishes (think matte) transform the ordinary puffer jacket into a statement of personal style – a sharp, quilted jacket that can complement a pair of smart trousers or a suit just as well as your everyday jeans and sneakers.

Functionality has always driven puffer jackets and that practicality isn’t lost on these K-Way Down Jackets. Invest in any of these quality quilted jackets and you’ll find all the bells and whistles, like white duck down filling for warmth and breathability, wind-protection, water-repellent coating and enough pockets to hold all your stuff – whether you’re on your commute to the office or simply making a Sunday morning dash for coffee.

From military-inspired details, an array of colours and performance-minded materials, these down puffers are timeless, stylish, functional, and above all else – darn warm!

Our top picks…in no particular order.

eDition: AW17 STYLE EDITION

Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 11 May 2017 - 7:54 am

AW17 WINTER STYLE

It’s time to accept the cold hard truth – winter is here. And while the colder months can be miserable and present wardrobe quandaries of their own – with a little preparation winter can also become your favourite season.

Let’s face it, you will be wearing a winter coat day in and day out for the next three to five months, so you want a jacket that will keep you toasty but will still look slick over every outfit. No winter wardrobe is ever complete without a leather bomber jacket and winter is undoubtedly the season to update your footwear collection.

To help you prepare for the incoming polar vortex we’ve collaborated with popular brands Tread+Miller, Another and Mat&May to bring to you some of the finest winter collections.

Equip yourself head-to-toe with the right clothing, accessories and footwear and you’ll learn to love the colder seasons.

See the AW17 Style eDition here. 

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: DUNHILL DESIRE EXTREME

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 11 May 2017 - 7:47 am
  • DUNHILL DESIRE EXTREME 100ML EDT, R1195.00
    AVAILABLE AT TRUWORTHS, EDGARS, STUTTAFORDS, DIS-CHEM, CLICKS, RED SQUARE AND MARKHAM.

DESIRE EXTREME

Since 1893 dunhill has remained synonymous with masculine elegance. So it comes as no surprise that the latest fragrance from dunhill, DESIRE EXTREME, embodies exactly those tenets, masculine elegance.

Confident and undeniably masculine, this fragrance opens with dynamic fresh top notes of Bergamot, Blood Orange and Saffron with an herbaceous rush of Clary Sage and Cypress in the middle. The dry down exudes warm Amber Extreme and luxurious Leather and given extra depth by Vetiver and Patchouli. The result? A perfect elixir of masculine elegance.

If you’re already a dunhill fragrance devotee you’ll definitely want to add this one to your collection. Newcomers to the brand – start here, but make sure to familiarise yourself with its many successful predecessors.

News: PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND AW17

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 9 May 2017 - 10:25 am
  • PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND AW17

KNIT PICKING

If you’re planning to upgrade your winter knitwear selection look no further. Iconic knitwear specialist brand Pringle of Scotland offers a variety of styles, colours and yarns this winter – most significantly the ever-popular Merino Lambswool knitwear range in a smorgasbord of colour, style and pattern.

Classic designs, luxury fabrics and yarns such as 100% cashmere knitwear, wool blend melton coats and Japanese cotton shirts will ensure the perfect winter wardrobe is at hand in a palette of handsome colours.

See the Pringle of Scotland AW17 collection here.

News: COMMANDOSA UNDERWEAR

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 4 May 2017 - 7:57 am
  • COMMANDOSA UNDERWEAR, R259 EACH, AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT SOUTH AFRICA AT SELECTED RETAILERS AND ONLINE AT COMMANDOSA.COM

GO COMMANDO

When it comes to underwear you can’t expect much from five-pack cheapies. If you’re one of those men who perhaps couldn’t care less – here’s what you (and the family jewels) are missing out on.

For starters the closer the garment comes to your body, the better the quality should be. Right? More importantly, investing in your underwear not only makes your pants fit better, it means that you get the benefit of modern brands’ research and development.

These bunker trunks by designer label CommandoSA aren’t your average boxer briefs. Clever designs and technical, performance-based fabrics mean your package is secure, comfortable and dry. And who wouldn’t want that? And if you get caught with your pants down – no shame in these.

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