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A cocoon of urban cool

When the urge or desperate need for a reboot sets in – for the sake of your energy levels, general health and sanity, you had better heed that call and press pause. MR SIPHIWE MPYE took a one night break from his daily madness and spent a night at a stylish urban cocoon that has…

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Growing a beard, unearthing lessons old and new

 MR SIPHIWE MPYE has been obsessed with facial hair since he barely had peach fuzz on his teenage chin. Over two decades later, he reflects on the two years he has patiently grown and nurtured a full beard, and the life lessons this odyssey has reinforced.  Even in my patchiest, earliest recollections, I can recall no clean shaven adult…

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Grooming Routine | The Editor

You may be a no fuss guy (as in minimal, not just soap and water) or a product hoarder with a 10-step routine, we want to hear all about it. To get things going, we tapped our editor Mr Siphiwe Mpye for his current grooming regimen. 1. Michael Mikiala Men Bump lotion: the most effective after…

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Style Profile: Hussain Van Roos

Mr Hussain Van Roos is the Co-Founder of Fixin’ Diaries – a movement and business that has brought fixed gear cycling into the daily lives of darker hued Jozi cool kids from Soweto to the suburbs. He is also a brand consultant and the thoughtful  marketer’s dream: he cares about the story and never delivers a hard sell. Everything he…

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