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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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SAFW SS18 Day 1: WANDA LEPHOTO

The South African Fashion Week (SAFW) Spring/Summer 2018 (SS18) showcase kicked off yesterday. While Mr Rich Mnisi showed some imaginative gender neutral looks on male models, Mr Wanda Lephoto, along with  his creative right hand, Mr Kabelo Kungwane, presented their take on next summer. Those familiar with Messrs Lephoto and Kungwane’s reverence for cut, history and…

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A noted gathering

noted.man recently hosted its inaugural noted.dialogues event, by hosting a dialogue on the state of menswear, led by panelists Mr Shaldon Kopman and Mr Felipe Mazibuko. The conversation series aims to illuminate the right discussion points across our editorial pillars of Thought, Culture, Life and Style, with a view to sparking collective action. Attended by…

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Haunt #1 | Le Trésor

HAUNT (N):  A PLACE FREQUENTED BY A PARTICULAR PERSON. A HANG-OUT, STOMPING GROUND, A FAVOURED MEETING PLACE. In our new series going by that name, we look at interesting places frequented – and wherever possible – owned by people like us. We pay our first visit to Le Trésor, a lifestyle men’s store in Melville, Johannesburg.    Le Trésor…

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Depression, whoring and a problematic Cucumber

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TIGER MAREMELA is a non-gender conforming digital artist and marketer. This story from the Imbawula storytelling archives – recorded live at the dearly departed Bassline – looks back at a depressive episode complicated by a problematic, attractive boy called ‘Cucumber’.         Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share…

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Adulthood and the myth of Independence

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MR EDDIE NDOPU is a black, queer, feminist Disability Activist. He is also a thinker and an uncontested, self-identifying genius. His intellectual muscle and determination to open up the world to all non-binary people has landed him a scholarship to Oxford University, making him the first disabled African to be accepted into the institution. But there’s a catch,…

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The life of Pitti Peacocks | A mockumentary

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As far as menswear institutions go, they don’t come as big, colourful and frenetic as super trade show Pitti Uomo, Florence’s preeminent gift to menswear. While the bi-annual gathering of the world’s sartorial artists and their counterparts in business and media is a huge commercial exercise, it is also the site of extreme posturing and hilarity. Admittedly,…

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Reconnecting Pangaea | The internet’s new voices

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Reconnecting Pangaea is a web series that explores the internet’s impact on modern African society. The first of three episodes – directed by noted.man contributor Mr Lee Molefi – looks at how South African popular culture has evolved, detailing the significance – and challenges – of the strong, young black online voice. Mr Siphiwe Mpye, our…

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Imbawula | The childhood fruit mafia

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At the last Imbawula storytelling evening, the writer Mr Lwandile Fikeni recalled a time as a member of “a mafia of 8 year-olds who’ve been stealing so much they’ve got an organisational structure like corporate South Africa.” We are certain that a lot of people can relate to this popular childhood pastime. Mr Fikeni was one of the…

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Imbawula | What’s English got to do with it?

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On the 3rd of February the first Imbawula of 2016 was held in the intimate Jazz Room venue at Bassline, Newtown with four storytellers who shared personal stories that were all completely different. The stories ranged from touching and thought provoking, to downright hilarious. The musician, Mr Zwai Bala, was one of the storytellers and…

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