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Fashion: THE CLASSIC WHITE SHIRT

Written by | Found in: Fashion | Posted on: 15 Aug 2018 - 4:13 pm

NOT ALL WHITE SHIRTS ARE CREATED EQUAL

In these uncertain economic times the frugal sartorialist is better served by an enduring classic than fleeting fast fashion.

And the right white shirt is the perfect place to start. With its humble origin as an undershirt, the white shirt today is the cornerstone of a man’s wardrobe. It’s the pristine anchor for a formal suit and the crisp complement to blue jeans.

But not all white shirts are created equal. To make it easier for you we’ve scouted the stores and handpicked 5 beautiful white shirts, each with it’s own unique detail – whether a cuff, a collar or a perfectly tailored fit.

To wear a tie or not? Well, that depends entirely on your rebel within.

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Grooming: JOHN VARVATOS | THE FRAGRANCE COLLECTION

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 15 Aug 2018 - 1:18 pm
  • John Varvatos Artisan Blu, 75ml EDT R1240.00 & 125ml EDT R1499.00 and John Varvatos Artisan Pure, 75ml EDT R1240.00 & 125ml R1499.00 available at Edgars & Red Square
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THE ARTISANAL TOUCH

For men with a penchant for old-world charm mixed with modern sophistication, meticulous attention to detail and quality craftsmanship, the John Varvatos Fragrance Collection has a scent to represent his every mood, attitude or circumstance.

John Varvatos ARTISAN BLU combines a revitalising blend of citrus and fresh herbs with woody accents for a refreshing, crisp aroma embodying the casual elegance of the Mediterranean lifestyle.

While ARTISAN PURE transports the heritage and artistry of the John Varvatos brand to the verdant hills surrounding Xalapa, Mexico and its vast coffee and citrus groves. Fresh and exceptionally cool, it conveys a sense of comfortable, relaxed refinement.

The distinctly different Artisan flacons, handcrafted from natural materials, are alone worthy of admiration. And with spring just around the corner now is the perfect time to start thinking about fresher, lighter cologne.

Grooming: EYE CARE | DESKPROOF YOUR EYES

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 7 Aug 2018 - 3:57 pm

DESKPROOF YOUR EYES

Ever walked into the office first thing in the morning after a good nights sleep and a colleague greets you with, “Wow, big night? You look so tired!”

Dark circles and puffy, tired looking eyes are not only a manifestation of lack of sleep or a boozy night out. Eight hours a day at the office squinting at a computer and subjected to dry, conditioned air takes just as much toll on the way your eyes look and feel.

We’ve put together a selection of eye care products specifically designed to target and minimise puffy eyes, dark circles, wrinkles and hopefully, unsolicited remarks from your colleagues too!

 

Fashion: PUMA | THUNDER DESERT | DROPPING 9TH AUGUST!

Written by | Found in: Fashion News | Posted on: 6 Aug 2018 - 3:16 pm
  • PUMA THUNDER DESERT, R2 299 at PUMA SELECT, PUMA Gateway, PUMA V&A Waterfront, PUMA Sandton City, PUMA Rosebank and selected sportscene stores.

THE NEW PUMA THUNDER DESERT

Thunder continues to disrupt the scene as PUMA releases all-new monotone iterations of the Thunder Desert on August 9th.

While the debut Thunder Spectra took on a bold statement with its retro colour blocking and neon pops, the latest Thunder Desert drops simulate light and shadows in the desert with Triple Black and White colourways. It retains the bold signature exaggerated tooling, blown-up proportions and material mix of premium suede, textured leather and mesh.

The Thunder pays homage to past collabs and silhouettes ahead of their time. Inspired by 90s Cell System running silhouettes and the PUMA x McQueen collaboration, the style is a reimagined pair of kicks with a bulky, unapologetic look and feel.

For the latest on what’s dropping locally, follow @PUMASouthAfrica on Twitter and Instagram, or visit www.pumaselect.co.za.

 

News: NEWS | 100% DESIGN SOUTH AFRICA 2018

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 2 Aug 2018 - 1:47 pm
  • Facebook: 100% Design South Africa #100DesignSA Twitter: @100designsa #100DesignSA Instagram: @100percentdesignsa #100DesignSA

GET READY TO BE INSPIRED!

From 8-12 August, 100% Design South Africa will bring top design brands to the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. The 5th edition, it promises to inspire visitors with a diverse display of new products – including a number of feature exhibits.

In addition 100% Design South Africa 2018 will house over 100 individual exhibitions and pavilions. With plenty to see, it is the ultimate exhibition platform in South Africa for contemporary high-end design and seeks to be a sourcing ground for both interior design professionals and private individuals.

Curated by Platform Creative Agency, with leadership from directors Cathy O’Clery and Laurence Brick, and organised by leading international event management company Reed Exhibitions, it’s not to be missed.

For more info visit: www.100percentdesign.co.za.

 

Grooming: HAIR CARE | LOCK, STOCK & BARREL

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 30 Jul 2018 - 10:34 am
  • Lock Stock & Barrel 85 KARATS ORIGINAL CLAY 100G R350.00 and FREESTYL PROTEIN GEL 100ML R310.00
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MAINTAIN YOUR MANE

There was a time when men who spent too long ”doing” their hair were met with a certain degree of mockery or suspicion. Thankfully times have changed, but now it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the influx of hair care products on the market. And the right hair product can make all the difference.

Hair products for men today have come a long way since the wet-look gels of the eighties, so make sure you’re clued up on what each product does. Thicker hair and messy styles can handle waxes and pomades, but if your hair’s thinner, then lighter products and sprays will give your mane some staying power.

Lock, Stock & Barrel offers a terrific selection of quality men’s hair products – from shampoos to hair treatments plus all the styling agents you could possibly need to achieve those runway coifs!

Grooming: FACIAL OIL | KIEHL’S MIDNIGHT RECOVERY

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 12 Jul 2018 - 4:38 pm
  • Midnight Recovery Concentrate, 30ml R850, Kiehl’s
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OIL: WHY YOU NEED IT

The best way to think of facial oil is as a turbo boost for your existing routine. They’re concentrated products, so they’re ideal if you’re looking to problem-solve something specific like ageing, post-shave damage, dehydration, etc.

Oil also has a much smaller molecular structure than a cream, which means it’s going to penetrate deeper into the skin and hence more likely to do something worthwhile at a cellular level.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, a rich and luxurious blend of essential oils and botanicals including lavender oil, evening primrose oil and olive-derived squalane, is designed to enhance your skin’s natural nightly recovery process, restoring tone and vitality.

It’s also not overly scented and surprisingly – doesn’t leave skin looking oily.

Grooming: HUGO URBAN JOURNEY

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 11 Jul 2018 - 5:37 pm
  • HUGO Urban Journey, 75ml R845.00 | 125ml R1155.00 available at Edgars and Red Square
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A SCENT OF ADVENTURE

HUGO Parfums unveils the next chapter of its #YourTimeIsNow campaign with a new limited edition scent – HUGO Urban Journey – a refreshingly energizing, woody and aromatic take on its original scent Hugo for Men.

Loaded with uplifting floral and green notes, Urban Journey first smells modern, clean and invigorating before intensifying with the aromatic and gritty notes of black tea. Warm and woody Guaiac wood and sandalwood complete the scent giving it a refined and confident finish. The juice is captured in HUGO’s iconic, minimalist flask-shaped bottle, this time with a unique concrete-like finish.

With every spray you’ll be inspired to get out there and find adventure – even in your own city!

Fashion: DIESEL | IRONIC NEW SUMMER CAMPAIGN

Written by | Found in: Fashion News | Posted on: 9 Jul 2018 - 3:29 pm

READY TO UNWEAR

Here’s something to get you through the gloom of winter – Diesel recently announced the debut of its latest summer campaign, titled “Ready To Unwear”, which promotes the idea that, during the summer, less equals more.

The thinking behind this ironic moniker, inverting the common fashion industry phrase of “ready to wear” – is that summer’s best memories are often experienced in varying degrees of undress. The campaign also celebrates and promotes anti-conformity and a personal choice to never ride the tide, to put something on, but not be afraid to take it off either.

Subverting the norm, the new Diesel “Ready to Unwear” campaign is the ironic celebration that less is more. Much more!

 

Grooming: RED DANE | SOOTHING SHAVE OIL

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 9 Jul 2018 - 2:45 pm
  • Soothing Shave Oil, 50ml R450, Red Dane
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RESPECT YOUR SKIN

Whether you choose to use shave oil in conjunction with, or as an alternative to shave cream or gel, is entirely your preference. But as with all things – there are shave oils and then there are great shave oils.

Here’s why we rate RED DANE Soothing Shave Oil as great!

*It’s ultra-slick, luxurious and lightweight and doesn’t leave any oily residue.

*No fragrance is added so what you’re left with is a subtle, clean and masculine scent provided by black pepper, vetiver, tea tree and eucalyptus oil.

*98% naturally derived, containing 10 powerhouse natural oils, vitamins & anti-oxidants with natural antiseptic, anti-aging and soothing properties.

*And it’s Animal Friendly – no animal testing, no animal sourced ingredients.

Better yet – you can SHOP the RED DANE Skincare for Men range online!