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Fathers Day Guide Street Smarts Fashion Look Book

THE FATHERS DAY GUIDE – STREET SMARTS   Toady I continue with my Fathers Day Look Book series, my humble attempt to inspire and guide dads back to a sense of style. And, at the same time, offer a few gifting ideas for the much-loved dads for Fathers Day coming up this weekend.   If […]

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Fathers Day Look Book Fashion The Happy Trveller

Let’s just be upfront, we’re all friends here. I’m no-one’s father.   But that doesn’t stop me from having an appreciation for the role played by fathers; an understanding of that which is required from them and insight into the vital role they diligently undertake in a healthy society. Recently, in my family, my brother […]

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Jermyn Street Tailoring made in South Africa

The quality and bespoke craftsmanship of a Jermyn Street shirt-maker’s shirt, made in South Africa.   I recently came across new local shirt brand, Louis ii Shirts. Initial information on the brand had me hooked right from the start, with a great local story that sees the up-skilling of local seamstresses.   Louis ii Shirts […]

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six unlikely menswear combos

Who doesn’t want more bang for their buck? More value for the time spent, umh, spending it? In fashion-speak, this involves investing in everyday men’s fashion staples. Then, dispersing the pieces across several looks for any and every occasion: casual, smart-casual and semi-formal.   But aren’t we already doing that? To a degree, yes. However, […]

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Trend analysis Sports Luxe vs Rose Quartz for Autumn Winter 2016

It’s A Trend-Off: Sports Luxe vs Rose Quartz   It’s trend overload at the moment, between the various Fashion Weeks and trend analyses being proclaimed every other day, where does that leave you and I? What should I experiment with; what will last and what will see another season? Do I even like some of […]

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Fashion Deconstructed with Augustine Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg

Early March served up that which local fashionistas like best – fashion inspiration. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg, hosted at Nelson Mandela Square, served up a veritable feast of the hottest local fashion trends, as we enter Autumn Winter on this side of the globe.   The white marque set up on the Square attracted much attention from the usually […]

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Surviving Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg

Your 5 Step Plan to Surviving Fashion Week   Ready, set, slay! Yip, Fashion Week will shortly be upon us. The who’s who of South African fashion will be bustling in for runway shows from some of the biggest names in our fashion industry. But, before we get to see what we will be wearing […]

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David Tlale shoot at Nelson Mandela Square for MBFWJ 2016

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg AW 2016   Local fashion talent will once again be under the spotlight from 10 – 12 March 2016 at Sandton City’s Nelson Mandela Square, as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg (MBFWJ) shares some Autumn Winter 2016 fashion inspiration. Organised by African Fashion International, MBFWJ weaves the eccentricity of African heritage and […]

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Monochrome styling for men in Cape Town

My Monochrome Moment   While recently in Cape Town for SA Menswear Week, I was in somewhat of a Monochrome mood. Well, that, and I had this killer River Island sleeveless, three-quarter length coat that I was just itching to take on a little walk about.   This coat, perfect for summer, had my name […]

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MENS WEAR TRENDS AW16

Trends for Autumn Winter 2016 from the Fashion Weeks of the World   Fashion Weeks from around the world can be somewhat overwhelming with style in general, and trends in particular, being defined for an upcoming season. Inspiration overload is bound to grab you from all sides, mess you around and then toss you out, […]

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