So the other day a mate gives me a call and asks me to go to an audition with her. We’re both hungover from our individuals shenanigans from the previous night; I obviously grab my zazz (sunglasses) so I can hide my sins from last night. One of the crucial roles that zazz plays in my life.
Until Until are a group of 20something year old event planners who started as a group of friends throwing themed house parties; They now throw some of the most electric parties in Joburg.
Genesis All Black, High School Cool and The Pyjama Party are some of the titles you’re probably familiar with.
In order to elevate your sense of style, you need need to leave the comfort of the norm. Reluctance to experiment often leads to monotony. We don’t want that.
The journey to an impeccable shirt/tie combination starts with the colours of the two. Our early years of learning brought us the colour wheel and it seems that the pursuit of style has brought us back to it.
As we transition from a confused spring to a seemingly scorching summer, there calls for a few additions to a gentleman’s sneaker collection.
Now isn’t the time to bring out the Fear of God’s or the limited edition Jordans. Your focus should be more on lighter, breathable, and versatile kicks. So you need shoes that you can wear with or without socks, with shorts or jeans, a suit, or even with swim shorts.
Spring and summer are the seasons to let loose and take it easy (or to the top when the occasion calls for it). So I have partnered up with Superbalist to bring you my pick of 5 sneakers that you can wear with pretty much anything in this scorching heat.
Ok, so for 10 marks: Who’s one of the first people to put buttons on a shirt? If you have an answer, I wont say you’re wrong, but I’ll go with Thomas Mayes Lewin, also known as T.M Lewin. (And yes, shirts used to be put on over the head, like t-shirts, back in the day as they didn’t have an opening down the front)
In my personal experience, being well dressed for the office has proven to be as tricky as figuring out what meal your girlfriend wants you to bring her. A lot of fields, such as banking, are very conservative and old school, therefore mere Happy Socks might be seen as over accessorising.
The key to being well dressed for the workplace is subtlety; this, of course, depends on which field you’re in and whether it allows for a bit more creativity. It’s the subtle details of your outfit that will set you apart from your colleagues. They might not know what it is exactly, but they’ll see that you’re in a league of your own.
Its been a crazy few weeks since I got back to campus and July being 5 months long didn’t help in anyway. I managed to team up with an old friend to put together a few looks and items we think you should really consider the next time you go shopping.
I had the privilege of working with Mr Price (@mrpfashion) and Cedric Nzaka; for those who follow Joburg based photography and culture, you will know him as @everydaypeoplestories on Instagram. I picked out a few items and styled myself for a shoot I later did with Cedric.
The items I chose:
Have you ever seen when you wear a shirt but the points of your collar misbehave by rolling inwards or outwards? I mean you can only iron a shirt so much before they start rolling again. So here’s a solution for you: collar stays!
Thato ‘TeeKay’ Mahapa: Polokwane born, Pretoria bred, Joburg creative studying towards an LLB degree at the University of the Witwatersrand.