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.
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  • 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.
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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.

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.

#NOTHINGFEELSBETTER

News: BEN SHERMAN LAUNCHES AW17 COLLECTION

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 25 Apr 2017 - 10:46 am
  • BEN SHERMAN AW17 CAMPAIGN

MODERN RHYTHM

Keeping in line with the heritage of Ben Sherman while still embracing men today “Modern Rhythm” celebrates Two Tone British Ska beat music and youth culture underpinned by the spirit of the sharp, smart 60s American Jazz scene.

The essence of “Modern Rhythm” is captured through seasonal drops in themed moods: Sixties Sharp, British Beat and West Coast Sound Studio keeping you decked out in true Brit style throughout winter. Our favourites? The trench coat and the parka of course.

For more information on the collection visit www.bensherman.com.

Grooming: MASTER THE SHAVE IN ASSOCIATION WITH EGDARS

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 16 Apr 2017 - 7:18 pm

MASTER THE SHAVE

Shaving is a fundamental part of being a man. A welcomed rite of passage into manhood, a tradition passed from father to son. Fair enough. But let’s be honest shaving can sometimes seem more like a chilling surgical procedure rather than the pleasant male ritual it was promised to be.

But many men are guilty of bad shaving habits (if not daily then surely occasionally) that contribute to the unhealthy condition of their skin. Old blades, poor prep and shaving with cheap foam or worse yet soap wreak havoc on the skin resulting in painful and unsightly razor burn, bumps and inflammation.

See the full ‘MASTER THE SHAVE’ feature here.

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: BOSS BOTTLED TONIC

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 11 Apr 2017 - 9:53 am
  • BOSS BOTTLED TONIC EDT 50ML R955.00, BOSS BOTTLED TONIC EDT100ML R1265.00 AND BOSS BOTTLED TONIC EDT 200ML R1755.00
  • BOSS BOTTLED TONIC EDT 50ML R955.00, BOSS BOTTLED TONIC EDT100ML R1265.00 AND BOSS BOTTLED TONIC EDT 200ML R1755.00

…ADD TONIC

For the many lovers of Boss Bottled fragrances here’s one you’ll definitely want to add to your collection – the new Boss Bottled TONIC.

Following the popular flankers like Boss Bottled Night (2010), Sport (2012), Unlimited (2014), and Intense from 2015, etc., comes the new, fresh, daytime edition Boss Bottled TONIC.

Boss Bottled TONIC, refreshing and not too intense, is an ideal scent for work and everyday occasions. It’s a zesty blend of grapefruit, bitter orange, lemon and apple top notes, a spicy heart of ginger and cinnamon and the signature Boss Bottled woody base of vetiver.

Boss Bottled TONIC is captured in the iconic classic BOSS BOTTLED flacon, now with a refreshing blue juice reflecting its uplifting vibrancy.

Fashion: NEW COLLECTION: OLD KHAKI AW17

Written by | Found in: Fashion News | Posted on: 7 Apr 2017 - 9:47 am
  • THE OLD KHAKI AUTUMN/WINTER RANGE FOR 2017 WILL BE AVAILABLE IN STORES AND ONLINE IN APRIL.
  • THE OLD KHAKI AUTUMN/WINTER RANGE FOR 2017 WILL BE AVAILABLE IN STORES AND ONLINE IN APRIL.
  • THE OLD KHAKI AUTUMN/WINTER RANGE FOR 2017 WILL BE AVAILABLE IN STORES AND ONLINE IN APRIL.
  • THE OLD KHAKI AUTUMN/WINTER RANGE FOR 2017 WILL BE AVAILABLE IN STORES AND ONLINE IN APRIL.

OLD KHAKI AW17

Old Khaki is one of those brands that just gets better and better. It also always delivers on quality. I’m actually wearing an Old Khaki knit today that’s been a solid winter companion for the past five years. Always a reliable choice here’s what’s on offer for men at Old Khaki this AW17

For city dweller or spirited adventurer you’ll find the relaxed, masculine pieces we’ve come to expect in easy to wear colours. As always there’s a terrific selection of jackets and knitwear, hoodies and tees.

The increasingly popular men’s denim collection expands to include trucker jackets and the quintessential denim shirt. Jeans are available in four fits – narrow straight, regular straight, tapered and skinny; in a variety of washes.

Need a winter wardrobe upgrade? Start at Old Khaki.

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: MR. BURBERRY EDP

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 5 Apr 2017 - 8:41 am
  • JOSH WHITEHOUSE ANNOUNCED THE FACE OF NEW MR. BURBERRY EDP FRAGRANCE
  • MR. BURBERRY EDP 150ML R2000.00, EDP 100ML R1650.00 AND EDP 50ML R1170.00 SELECTED RETAILERS

INTRODUCING MR.BURBERRY EDP

Mr. Burberry Eau de Parfum, is a deeper, more sensual interpretation of the iconic Mr. Burberry Eau de Toilette. This new release, the collaboration between Burberry’s Chief Creative, Christopher Bailey, and perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, takes inspiration from the brand’s iconic black trench coat and London city at night.

It opens up with zesty notes of grapefruit, tarragon and cardamom, but quickly dries down to a sensual finish of birch leaf and vetiver . The bottle also gets the dressed-up Trenchcoat treatment, with a heavy cap reminiscent of horn buttons and a hand-tied knot in black gabardine the same fabric the iconic Burberry tench is made from.

But the Mr.Burberry story doesn’t end here. Three new limited-edition grooming products – Aftershave Balm, Face Scrub and Hair and Beard Clay – are added to the existing collection, each lightly infused with the scent of Mr. Burberry.

The face (or neck?) of the campaign is rising star Josh Whitehouse, chosen by Christopher Bailey and renowned for his role in 2014’s Northern Soul.