2018 Gift Guide

What Men
Really Want


Meet the Maverick

With so many styles to choose from, finding an everyday watch can be tough. Each style has its own features and benefits worth having, but it’s rare to see a design that brings them all together.

The VICTORINOX MAVERICK BLACK EDITION does just that. It cherry picks the best features from a number of watch styles, and seamlessly blends them into a sturdy timepiece that’s wearable dressed up or down, in the office or on an adventure.

The Victorinox BLACK EDITION, R8995.00, Picot & Moss
011 – 669-0500


California Cool

Global sports brand PUMA teams up with Mike Cherman, founder of Chinatown Market in 2016 and known for his authentic and fun take on streetstyle, to recreate memories of quintessential LA.

Inspired by the essence of the Cali lifestyle, Mike Cherman
reimagines the OG silhouette as the new PUMA x MIKE CHERMAN CALI-0, drawing design inspiration from the drained swimming pools famously used by skaters in 70’s California.

Archive and Hip Kicks

* available from 12 December


Made to Beat the Heat

‘Looking cool’ in jeans has always been easy thanks to icons like Brando and Dean – but literally ‘keeping cool’ in denim has been a bit of a challenge, right? Not anymore.

The new Levi’s® PERFORMANCE COOL collection features lightweight, breathable denim engineered for comfort, so you can now stay cool and dry, even in the warmest of weather.

PERFORMANCE COOL 511™ Slim Fit R1099.00, LEVI’S


Socks that Rock

There are essentials that often get forgotten until you’ve got one too many holes… or until the festive season comes around. But when it comes to receiving or giving socks as gifts economy bulk-packs just won’t cut it; you are looking for class and quality like these FALKE FANCY ARGYLE socks – they’ll add a punch of personality to any man’s selection.

Fancy Argyle Socks, R100.00 per pair, FALKE


For Work and Beyond

The TUMI Ashton collection introduces a modern array of luxurious styles with a relaxed, sporty attitude in a sophisticated execution for today’s traveler. The handsome, expertly crafted TUMI ASHTON MORRISON backpack elevates any workweek wardrobe and eases the commute thanks to dedicated tech-smart accommodations and numerous organisational pockets. Stylish colour personalisation kits are also available to add that extra special touch.

TUMI Ashton Morrison Backpack R16499.00 and Personalisation Kit R1299.00, TUMI Stores Canal Walk & Sandton


A Super Solution

When it comes to swimwear, you can’t go wrong with a classic pair of close-fitting swim shorts. Shorter and slimmer than the puffy, elastic-waisted swimwear most men sport, the fit and feel of these SUPERDRY SWIM SHORTS will leave one looking taller and trimmer.

Close-fitting, but not too snug they feature a sleek waistband, snap button closure, pockets and tropical bird motif print – stylish enough to wear from beach to bar.

Swim shorts, R1299.00, SUPERDRY
Canal Walk | V&A Waterfront | Sandton
Nicolway Bryanston | Umhlanga


Functional Art

A towel can be the sartorial unraveling of even the most stylish
poolside ensemble. When you think about the thought that goes
into one’s swimwear, shouldn’t one’s towel be afforded the same. What to look for? Flair and function.

The Scotch & Soda POOLSIDE ARTWORK Towel, big enough to stretch out comfortably and as absorbent as it is cushy, will do the trick while making a stylish statement at the same time?

TUMI Ashton Morrison Backpack R16499.00 and Personalisation Kit R1299.00, TUMI Stores Canal Walk & Sandton


A Tale of Two Stills

Hand crafted in Scotland by William Grant & Son’s, HENDRICKS GIN is the unexpected marriage of spirits from both a Carter-Head and Copper Pot Still.

Deliciously superior, and made with a number of unusual twists to deliver a most curious arrangement, HENDRICK’S GIN combines a distinct blend of eleven botanicals, as well as signature infusions of cucumber and rose petal, producing a gin that is wonderfully refreshing and aromatic. Ching, ching!

HENDRICK’S GIN RRSP R399.00 available at major retailers nationwide


Go for the Logo Art

Logomania is the trend that anyone can jump on. Unlike in the nineties, when logos were a slightly less gauche way to flaunt your wealth than wearing a coat made of cash, this time around they embody a convoluted blend of irony, status, lack of status, in-joke and fashion knowledge.

Give a nod to the trend with this updated CALVIN KLEIN LOGO TEE. Tucked in or left… either way it looks cool and easy going.

Calvin Klein Logo t-shirt, R949.00, CALVIN KLEIN V&A Waterfront | Tel 021 418 1185


Round Up

t’s time to think beyond the traditional wayfarer. This season’s shades are curved in all the right places. Round sunglasses, though not quite the Lennon type, are popping up everywhere from runway to sidewalk. Salute the sun in the exquisitely crafted and eye-catching TOM FORD MARGAUX SUNGLASSES inspired by Hollywood chic.

Tom Ford Margaux Sunglasses R5090.00, SDM EYEWEAR | 011-334 7020


Editor | Neil Doveton
Art director | De Wet van Rensburg | Glitch
Photographer | Ian Engelbrecht
Asst. Stylist | Corey Boyana

* Prices and availability subject to change