The Essentials

july 2018

From revisiting past eras to the latest innovations this month’s ESSENTIALS is full of stylish stuff you need to know about.

1.

PICK OF THE BACKPACKS

Utilitarian bags are definitely the bag of choice for stylish men today. They let you haul a whole lot of stuff – from laptops to lunches – all while keeping your hands free to scroll through your phone or dig out an air ticket.

The TUMI Alpha Bravo London, a ruggedly refined roll-top backpack in TUMI’s signature ballistic nylon, is spacious enough for all your gadgets plus enough clothes to get you through the weekend.

TUMI Alpha Bravo London Roll Top Backpack, R8499, available at TUMI standalone stores.

Canal Walk 082 968 9903 | Sandton 011-783 4646

2.

MADE TO RUN AWAY

With online dating ever on the increase so are the odds of a bad date, right? So the next time you pluck up the courage, make sure you don a pair of Diesel JoggJeans – there’s more than enough flex in the fit to make them the ideal getaway jeans!

THOMMER Sweat Jeans, R4799.00, Diesel

3.

RESPECT YOUR SKIN

Slick and luxurious, the Red Dane Soothing Shave Oil is designed to give your shave maximum comfort and improved skin condition post-shaving, without leaving an oily residue.
Containing 10 powerhouse natural oils, vitamins and anti-oxidants with natural antiseptic, anti-aging and soothing properties, its superior slickness and lubrication make it ideal for men with tough beards, ingrown hairs & sensitive skin prone to razor burn. Oh, and better yet – it’s fragrance free!

Soothing Shave Oil, 50ml R450, Red Dane

4.

COZY UP IN STYLE

Jerseys, jumpers, pullovers – whatever you choose to call them – are and always will be a winter essential. They keep you warm, like a cosy hug that follows you around all day. But the right jersey also has the ability to take an otherwise ordinary outfit and turn it into a look worth talking about. This uniquely patterned Scotch & Soda Pullover will make a discerning addition to any man’s wardrobe.

Pullover, R2499.00, Scotch & Soda standalone stores

Sandton 0117843233 | V&A 0214181725 | Hyde Park Corner 011 268 6765

5.

IT’S TIME TO REFINE

A decidedly handsome watch by any standard, this Emporio Armani Watch features a polished gunmetal case, gray sunray dial with gunmetal stick indexes and taupe leather strap.

The result – a subtle yet eye-catching timepiece that transitions easily from day to night and pairs just as well with jeans as it does smart tailoring.

Emporio Armani Watch, R3599.00, Watch Republic.

6.

GREY DAYS. SUNNY HAIR

While it may not be beach weather outside there’s no need to let your hair get you down as well. More than just a briny surf spray Lock Stock & Barrel Supermatte Mattifying Mist is a fast drying liquid-to-powder formula that features a combination of natural sea minerals and silica giving hair an unparalleled matte finish for amped, post-surf texture, lift and a light hold – even in the middle of winter!

Lock Stock & Barrel Supermatte Mattifying Mist, R310.00, Scar

7.

GO WITH THE LOGO

Fashion is embracing the logo trend in a way not seen since the nineties. So it comes as little surprise that, in celebration of the iconic PUMA Suede’s 50th anniversary, PUMA teams up with luxury fashion house MCM in a collection adorned with MCM’s iconic Visetos Monogram Logo. A logo worth sporting for sure!

PUMA Suede Classic x MCM, R2999.00, PUMA SELECT store in Braamfontein and X-Trend stores.

8.

THE NEW ABSOLU

The new Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giò ABSOLU – the 3rd chapter in the Acqua di Giò story – has a natural, masculine authenticity about it that gives it a timeless and trans-generational appeal.

Using marine notes and patchouli, a new bold yet refined fragrance has been created. The patchouli provides the perfect balance between the aquatic fragrance and the woody aromas, creating true masculinity with a sensual twist.

Acqua di Giò ABSOLU, 75ml EDT R1420.00 and 125ml R1810.00 available at Edgars & Red Square

9.

PROTECTION YOU CAN TRUST

Here’s an undeniable certainty: a cheap umbrella will always let you down. It’s time to invest in a well-made version like the TUMI Small Auto Close Umbrella.

With a simple push of a button, you can open and close this umbrella automatically. Its ideal for travel, offers a 35″ canopy, sure-grip carry handle and a convenient storage sleeve.

TUMI Small Auto Close Umbrella, R1 199, available at TUMI standalone stores Canal Walk and Sandton

10.

MALT IN THE MIX

There isn’t a better time than the cooler months to deepen and darken your drinks of choice until it warms up again. The smooth, rich flavour of Monkey Shoulder 100% Malt Whisky, a unique combination of three tasty Speyside Single Malts, tastes just as good on the rocks as it does mixed into a cocktail and has earned its place in the shakers of the world’s finest bartenders.

Monkey Shoulder 100% Malt Whisky, 750ml R349.00, Selected Retailers

*Prices and product availability are subject to change