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.

 

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: AZZARO WANTED

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 9 Feb 2017 - 6:54 am
  • AZZARO WANTED 50ML EDT R955.00 AND 100ML EDT R1200.00 AVAILABLE AT EDGARS, RED SQUARE AND SELECTED RETAILERS.
  • AZZARO WANTED FRAGRANCE CAMPAIGN

COCKED & LOADED

With a bottle shaped like a pistol cylinder filled with bullets Azzaro WANTED is for the man who likes to come out guns blazing – in the boardroom and bedroom.

But while the packaging is less than subtle, the fragrance itself is. Lemon and ginger notes give it a crisp freshness on top with spice and wood at the base making Azzaro WANTED the ideal weapon of seduction.

Who needs Cupids arrow when you’ve got Azzaro’s bullets keeping you right on target?

Fashion: LEXUS SOUTH AFRICAN MENSWEAR WEEK AW17

Written by | Found in: Fashion News Style Uncategorized | Posted on: 30 Jan 2017 - 9:31 am
  • ORANGE CULTURE AT SAMW
  • LEXUS SA MENSWEAR WEEK

#LEXUSSAMW

Building on the success of the previous collections, SAMW is back for the 6th installment with yet another extraordinary line up of some of South Africa’s, as well as Africa’s, top menswear designers.

This time around the organizers are thrilled to announce, for the first time, the headline sponsorship by Lexus. This title sponsorship renames the event to Lexus South African Menswear Week. Continuing the theme of innovation, Lexus South African Menswear Week has moved to The Palms in Woodstock which is all about exploring the parts of Cape Town that inspire designers and creativity.

LexusSAMW will take place at The Palms Décor & Lifestyle Centre in Woodstock, Cape Town over 3 nights from Thursday, 02 February to Saturday, 04 February 2017. See the full #LexusSAMW schedule in the gallery.

Fashion: PUMA WELCOMES THE YEAR OF ROOSTER WITH CNY CLYDE

Written by | Found in: Fashion News Style | Posted on: 18 Jan 2017 - 8:23 am
  • PUMA CLYDE 'CHINESE NEW YEAR'
  • PUMA CLYDE 'CHINESE NEW YEAR'
  • PUMA CLYDE 'CHINESE NEW YEAR'

PUMA CLYDE ‘CHINESE NEW YEAR’

Following the much-anticipated comeback of the iconic PUMA Clyde in 2016, sportswear giant PUMA adds another collectable style for sneaker heads all over the world with the limited edition drop.

With 2017 being the Year of the Rooster, this special Clyde iteration takes inspiration from the fine feathered bird, featuring a premium black leather upper with reflective details in the PUMA Formstripe, reminiscent of the Rooster’s unique feathers as well as gold printed symbolic Mandarin characters on the heel. A subtle nod to Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier’s notoriously flamboyant style, the CNY edition is no different, completed with a golden print and deboss detailing.

The PUMA Clyde ‘Chinese New Year’ sneakers are available at PUMA SELECT Bree Street, Cape Town and Braamfontein, Johannesburg stores for R2 299.

Grooming: HUGO NAMES ZAC EFRON NEW BRAND AMBASSADOR

Written by | Found in: Grooming News Style | Posted on: 17 Jan 2017 - 10:44 am
  • ZAC EFRON FOR HUGO MAN
  • ZAC EFRON FOR HUGO MAN

#YOURTIMEISNOW

Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron has been revealed as the newest brand ambassador for Hugo by Hugo Boss. The ultimate embodiment of millennial masculinity, the High School Musical star will inspire the next generation of pioneers as part of an innovative new campaign launching early 2017 for one of the brand’s iconic male fragrances, HUGO Man.

An intriguing mix of classic movie star with an irreverent, urban edge, Zac’s unique style, confidence, charisma and wit makes him the perfect advocate for HUGO Man’s biggest venture yet. The campaign is all about living in the moment and acting on your passions to achieve your goals, it’s a movement for all those who aspire to live their dreams.

#YOURTIMEISNOW – discover the new ambassador for HUGO Man Fragrances here.