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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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Uni-scents | fragrances for all

The unisex, gender-bending or androgyny trend — one that we explored in menswear recently* — has steamed ahead over several years, and even in the face of a global resurgence in rabid conservatism, it is one that will not wane. The trend is as alive in fashion, as it is in the fragrance world, writes MS. MATHAHLE STOFILE. Unisex…

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Skin worth travelling in

With the holiday season almost upon us, many of us will be heading off in different directions, to destinations near and far. Wherever you decide to go, MS MATHAHLE STOFILE has some handy recommendations for keeping your skin in the best condition while in transit. We love holidays, especially those laced with lazy days in…

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Cleansing beyond face value

As a noted.man, you would have long moved beyond the soap and water guy trope, but for even the most advanced grooming warriors, the basics often still present some questions to be answered and myths to be debunked. MS. MATHAHLE STOFILE tackles those pertaining to cleansing.  Cleanliness should never be a hard sell for any anybody,…

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Treating pigmentation: a nocturnal affair

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Pigmentation is an all too common problem for many people of colour and there are various products designed to treat this. As MS. MATHAHLE STOFILE explains, the time of day you choose to use these products is crucial.  Whenever you use a product to treat pigmentation or discoloration, the effect is that of a mild peel…

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Womb-Man | A story about infertility

Infertility is a sensitive enough subject, without the stigma often attached it. Although men and women can suffer from it, it is women who bear the brunt of a society that essentialises womanhood around child-bearing. For those who endure the pain of longing for a child, with no natural means to conceive one, it is often difficult…

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Review | Town The Bar

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After a false start some years ago, a renewed effort to revitalise the cultural and transit hub of Newtown, in the Johannesburg CBD, is well underway with the opening late last year of the Newtown Junction retail hub. Town, the buzzing dim sum bar in the space, has become a popular destination. Town – the…

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Win with noted.man and The Glenlivet this Father’s Day

Win Glenlivet Nadurra New Range

In celebration of Father’s Day later this month, we are giving away a whisky hamper worth R1700, from The Glenlivet’s new additions to the Nàdurra range.  The Glenlivet single malt scotch whisky – known as ‘the single malt that started it all’ – is the oldest premium liquid for discerning men. The craft whisky in its wide range…

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