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club MAN EDITORIAL Content Director Justine Stafford  Editor/Art Director Piers Buckle Group Fashion Editor Annelee Joubert Fashion Editor Neil Doveton Club Managing Editor Desireé Kriel Managing Editor/ Features Editor Liza West Grooming Editor Lameez Hendricks Copy Editor Rogan Louwrens Designer Monique Mouissie Grooming Assistant Rosie Goddard

This issue’s quick picks

Breeze your way through tricky DIY tasks with these simple techniques: p62

DIGITAL Publisher Luke Peters  Project Manager Meg de Jong  Content Manager Candace Feinberg  Freelance Community Manager Kirsty Bisset  Copywriter Debby Querido  Sub-editor Sarah Scott  Senior Designer Annette Lewis  Financial Assistant Malika Alexander  Content Assistant Shalagh Fredericks Management Managing Director Lani Carstens  Group Account Director Samantha Schuurman  Account Manager Delicia Krause Digital Director John Gardner  Production Director Nina Hendricks Financial Director Angelo Dionisio Human Resources Manager Aashiqa Petersen

ith winter rapidly approaching, we’re

starting to dig into the back of our cupboards

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for those lesser-used items of clothing. Problem is, they look a little, well, last season – so we’ve put together this issue with your wardrobe crisis in mind. Have a look at ‘Midtown Muse’ (p44) for a great range of JX. apparel suited for the city; but if you’re looking for

Whip up a feast for any occasion – and in just 30 minutes: p66

ER’S DAY FATH The 2014 gift guide A selection of the finest gifts for every type of dad

some stylish solutions for the Stone Harbour man. For those with a penchant

All prices correct at the time of going to press. This issue features products that will be in stores from 20 May to 20 June.

for adventure, get to p82 to learn all you need to know PM 2014/04/11 1:11

about rock climbing, or go to p72 for our pick of the best 4×4s by far.

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Flip your mag to find the perfect way to treat your dad on Father’s Day

From knitwear to suiting, you’ll find loads of ideas in this issue to keep you warm – and on trend – this season.

Ready your grooming gear and prepare for any scenario: p56

Cover photography: Justin Polkey. Model: Korey Rowe at Fusion wears Signature. Grooming: Shahnaz at Supernova.

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Contributing writers Andy Fenner, Arthur Jones, Carla Calitz, David Moseley, Emily Pettit-Cotzee, Jason Basson, Nadia Neophytou


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formal footwear

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Deal makers if it’s the suit that makes the man, it’s the shoes that make the suit

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1. John Drake rift lace-ups, R499.95 2. Prato Exotic wing-caps, R699 3. John Drake lace-up boots, R659.95

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Black or brown, the choice is yours – but like we’ve said before, brown shoes aren’t best friends with black pants. To jazz up a smart suit look, opt for socks in bright colours. And remember, your socks need to match your pants.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Sébastien Rohner.

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1. Crocket & Jones lace-ups, R1 099 2. John Drake lizard slip-ons, R499.95 3. Prato wing-caps, R699 4. John Drake zip-up boots, R659.95

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style suiting

Ace up your sleeve Stack the deck in your favour with these four suit setups by NEIL DOVETON PHOTOGRAPHY JUSTIN POLKEY

The threepiece suit The main thing to avoid when wearing a threepiece suit is a waistcoat that hasn’t been properly tailored. It must follow the contours of your body – so that there are no lumps on the sides to ruin your silhouette when you remove your jacket. Remember the golden rule: never, ever, do up the bottom button of your waistcoat. Suit jacket, R749.95, grey shirt, R279.95, waistcoat, R349.95, herringbone tie, R99.95, suit trousers, R299.95, all Signature; John Drake slip-ons, R499.95

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fashion assistant: rusty Beukes. grooming: Shahnaz Cola-Wrensch at supernova. models: Alwyn du Preez and Korey Rowe at Fusion; Sean Frazier at Full Circle.

The dark suit Whether black or charcoal, think of your dark suit as a blank canvas. It allows you to express yourself and the mood you’re in. Add some flair with a check shirt and tie combo, or tone it down with a more traditional white shirt and college striped tie. Either way you’ll understand why this look is a timeless classic. Suit jacket, R899.95, check shirt, R349.95, burgundy tie, R99.95, suit trousers, R399.95, all D66

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The tuxedo Every man should feel like the man when he’s donning formalwear. If the occasion calls for a tux, it’s your chance to stand out and let some personal style shine through. Add some colour, but don’t overdo it. Tux jacket, R899.95, burgundy shirt, R199.95, satin bow tie, R99.95, tux trousers, R399.95, all D66

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style suiting

Navy suit jacket, R899, shirt, R279.95, striped tie (2-pack), R169.95, navy trousers, R399.95, all Signature; Prato Exotic wing-cap shoes, R699

The navy suit Every wardrobe should contain a stylish navy suit. Navy transitions beautifully from day to night, and can be worn with both dark brown and black shoes. It goes with just about everything – you’ll find it difficult to find a shirt and tie combination that doesn’t complement the right navy suit.

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grooming 48 hours

hours

Two days. Four scenarios. Here’s what you need to see it all through in style, from your workday prep to the night before the morning after

BY LAMEEZ HENDRICKS PHOTOGRAPHY SéBASTIEN ROHNER

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08h00 Friday Wake up your skin  Your morning grooming agenda should focus on invigorating, smoothing and moisturising your skin, giving you the kick-start you need to face the day. 1. Elemis Energising Scrub, R545 (exclusive to Edgars) 2. Sensai Silky Purifying Facial Wash, R570 3. L’Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Daily Moisturiser, R178.95 4. Shiseido Men Shaving Cream, R320 5. Ermenegildo Zegna Uomo EDT 50ml, R725

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13h00 Friday Shed the sweat Keep your gym bag light by toting good multi-use products. Be sure to include sunscreen and a refreshing fragrance; you’ll be ready for your post-lunch meeting in no time.

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1. Prada Luna Rossa EDT 50ml, R840 2. Kiehl’s Crossterrain All-in-One Refuelling Wash, R229 (exclusive to Edgars) 3. Nivea MEN Originals Protective Moisturiser SPF 15, R85.95 4. LAB Series Power Protector SPF 50 100ml, R480

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grooming

19h00 Friday

48 hours

Embrace the darkness Take advantage of the fact that skin repairs itself from wear and tear more effectively after hours, and switch over to a deeper scent to entice the night. 1. CK Dark Obsession for Men EDT 125ml, R910 2. Dr. Brandt Lineless Eye Cream, R778 3. Tom Ford Noir EDP 100ml, R1 450 4. Michael Mikiala Night Repair Toner, R129 5. Lancôme Men Expert Hydrix Micro-nutrient Moisturising Gel, R395

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10h00 Saturday Hit the road Maintain a fuss-free collection of products that are easy to throw into your weekend bag: think sunscreens that spritz, face bars that can be used on your body and moisturiser that heals the skin from stress and sun damage. 1. Sisley Sunleÿa Age-minimizing After-sun Care,  R1 762 (exclusive to Edgars) 2. Greenland Lip Balm in Coconut, R65 (exclusive to Edgars) 3. Clinique for Men Face Soap, R215 4. Korres Clear Sunscreen with Walnut and Coconut, SPF 20, R220 5. Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer, R555 (exclusive to Edgars)

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live

travel

Above: spectacular views from the 17th hole. Below: prepare for bliss at the Freesia Spa

Switch-hitting

Always up for a challenge, Liza West girds herself for battle on the golf course – while her hubby soaks it up at the spa

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’m sitting in a golf cart on the 13th hole of the

restaurant overlooking the lake, with the show kitchen in

Ernie Els signature golf course at the Hyatt

the centre being the main attraction, allowing diners

Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa in George.

to watch the chefs prepare their meals.

The glittering vista of Indian Ocean on one side and

On Saturday morning, we amble down to Cucina

the glorious Outeniqua Mountains on the other are

Restaurant for breakfast. The morning sun pours in

enhanced by the perfect autumn stillness. It’s so

through the floor-to-ceiling windows as we sip our

peaceful, and such a far cry from the chaos of normal

coffee, read the papers and indulge in a few too many

life, that I feel I could sit here forever, just taking it all in…

pastries. We then kiss and part ways.

My husband and I are enjoying a weekend at this five-

check myself straight into the Freesia Spa (with its seven

Err, yes please. Just getting to check in and collapse on

luxurious suites and heated plunge pool) while my man

our lush king-size bed with a bottle of Ernie Els merlot

scurries off to the golf course.

and a cheesy movie was heaven enough for us, but

Nope. We’re opting to defy the gender cliché for once.

Oubaai had far more to offer – starting with sundowners

So while I hack divots on the driving range, my better

at the golf course clubhouse, followed by dinner at the

half will be blissfully wrapped up in a steam room and

hotel’s signature restaurant (and more Ernie Els merlot).

then subjected to a 60-minute full-body massage.

The Waterside Grill has a unique design – it’s a circular

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At this point you’re no doubt thinking that I’m about to

star luxury hideaway to get away from the kids and work.

For my golf lesson I meet up with the head golf pro at


Hyatt Regency Oubaai: Lehan Albertyn. I’m sure I’m one of his more interesting subjects to date – being female and left-handed. After going through all the important bits, I position myself with my six-iron and get ready to take a swing. Hands gripped, ball positioned, posture correct, I swing back. Pause: this is the moment that Perfect sundowner situation right here

defines your shot, your swing arc or ‘descending blow’,

When I do hit the ball, it doesn’t look like it happened by accident as Lehan calls it; this is the what sends your ball flying.

Dinner and a show at Waterside Grill

I swing forward and down at the ball and… thwack! I am rewarded with the sight of flying grass and sand. My ball dribbles a few metres to the left. I try again and this time miss completely. A few more attempts, and suddenly I connect. The ball flies high, far and straight. What a rush. Lehan tells me I have great hand–eye coordination and good strength – and goes on to say that when I do hit the ball, it doesn’t look like it happened by accident. I can live with that. After my lesson, we hop on the golf cart for a tour of the course. That’s when I realise I’ve never actually stepped foot on a golf course before. I finally understand

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Ready to attempt a successful descending blow

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reader experience

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