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The Parka: a historic foil for the elements

With a cold front sweeping the west coast, destined to reach the Highveld with a chilly vengeance, we would suggest you include a Parka in your arsenal.  Wikipedia – to the extent that we can believe some of its entries – informs us the the word parka is derived from the Nenets language (as spoken by The Nenets people of Northern Russia). In the…

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A dizzying menswear kaleidoscope

South African Fashion Week SS18 wrapped up last week, after a healthy showing of menswear names established and new. Over the next while, we will look closer at many of these collections, dissecting their place in the bigger menswear picture and interrogating their creators on their inspirations and purpose. For now, we look at some…

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SAFW SS18 Day 3: EPHYMOL

After a menswear hiatus on Day 2 of South African Fashion Week, Mr Ephraim Molingoana presented Ephymol’s latest contribution to the African menswear canon.    That Mr Molingoana has survived nearly two decades in this industry speaks volumes about his determination and longevity, attaining and maintaining relevance in fashion is a delicate trick. In his SS18…

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Valentino’s Dark Side

The time has come once again to change your fragrance with the changing seasons, and if you are looking at radiating warmth and magnetism as the temperatures plummet, look no further than the Valentino Uomo Noir Absolu. Rich, musky and sensual, with layers of Oud, this update of the Valentino Uomo Eau De Toilette is…

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