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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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The Maker #3 | Anikesh Ramani (MØDERNIST & WASTELAND)

After establishing a solid career in film production, Mr Anikesh Ramani used his love for good design as a segue into the next chapter in his life, as a purveyor of Danish and local mid-century furniture and collectibles. Soon, his two creations – MØDERNIST and WASTELAND – will come together under one roof. In his own…

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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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Of money, pain, joy and life

Imbawula, the popular storytelling platform has evolved over the years and recently, its latest incarnation, The Money Series, saw the stage set for eclectic, real life money stories, delivered by consummate storytellers.  Money is as unavoidable a conversation as it is awkward. We would rather talk about our most embarrassing personal hygiene challenge, than go down…

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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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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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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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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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