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Beard nourishment on tap

We love a good beard oil and the South African made and natural The Perfect Beard Oil ticks all the boxes. With the naturally nourishing and softening properties of grapeseed, avocado, jojoba and abyssinica oils, combined with the masculine scent of cedarwood, bergamot and lime essential oils, The Perfect Beard Oil comes highly recommended.  As a…

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A celebration of making

The past weekend saw a first of its kind collaboration between noted.man, Bisquit Cognac, The Perfect Hair Company and MØDERNIST at the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair at Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg. Housed inside Maison Bisquit Cocktail Bar, we set up a lounge section courtesy of MØDERNIST, with an adjacent grooming station operated by The Perfect Hair…

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Ungovernable: Taryn Gill

She is self-affirmed, walking to nobody’s tune but her own. She rejects conformity and seeks only her own truth. She is ungovernable, and just the kind of woman we love. In the latest in our series profiling women whose paths and minds we admire, we speak to Ms. Taryn Gill, Founder of the Perfect Hair Company,…

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noted.man X Bisquit Cognac: Exploring ‘making’ at Sanlam HmC

After attending the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair (HmC) religiously over the years, we are thrilled to announce that noted.man will be popping up at this year’s edition, in partnership with Bisquit Cognac, The Perfect Hair Company and MØDERNIST. We spent a significant part of the year thinking about what value we could add to the…

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Ageing: managing the inevitable

From ‘anti-ageing’ to ‘age management’, the grooming industry has changed its tune – and started telling the truth – about the inevitable: we all grow old and our skins will show it. Products like the Nivea Q 10 anti-wrinkle day cream will not stop ageing, but will go a long way to smoothing over the process,…

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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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The Monarch: a regal cocktail for every occasion

We have a feeling that many of you will have at least one event of national importance to celebrate this week, and every celebration deserves a special drink to mark the occasion. This weekend, we suggest you try, The Monarch. We spoke to Bacardi South Africa Brand Ambassador and creator of this tasty concoction, Mr…

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Object | YSWARA Infuser Spoon

If you are the type who times your tea brewing to the second and are in constant search of the right combination for a loose leaves blend, you take your tea pretty seriously, and as such, you need this YSWARA copper plated tea infuser spoon. It is perfect for that precise preparation, for the perfect…

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Of life and the road well-travelled

The comedian Mr Ntobeko Madlingozi (NM) and our editor Mr Siphiwe Mpye (SM) have been friends for over 25 years. They met for lunch in Johannesburg recently – following Madlingozi’s one-man show, SoberSex, in Cape Town – after not seeing each other for a few months. This is the first excerpt from their conversation, about…

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A surprising take on Italian masculinity

Brand promises undelivered are no longer an anomaly in a hyper consuming society, but sometimes, the surprises that brands throw up unexpectedly, can be pleasant. A case in point, as  MR SIPHIWE MPYE found out, is the Salvatorre Ferragamo Uomo “Casual Life” fragrance.  The most significant thing to note about this fragrance is the surprisingly…

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