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Closed. The Bed Shop – This is why you should sleep your way to the top

Closed. The Bed Shop – This is why you should sleep your way to the top
If you clicked on this article hoping to read about anything other than the importance of sleep well then, I hope you’re emoji blushing hard right now. Nonetheless you’re here so why not stay and find out why getting your daily eight hours of zzzz’s is the best thing you can do for your health and yes even your career. 
In case you haven’t noticed, sleep is big business at the moment. As researchers discover more and more about what happens to our bodies while we sleep and the role this knock-out time plays in our lives, the more companies are jumping on the band-wagon to revolutionise and improve the way we sleep. According to a recent consumer survey done by The Bed Shop, 40% of participant said they had trouble sleeping in general. It could be that this has always been the case, but we can’t deny the distraction and stress technology and the quickened pace of our daily lives have put on our sleeping quality. Intense job stress is a reality for many people and it can create a vicious cycle of sleep deprivation that not only influences our personal lives, but also our work. 
This is when maintenance happens
If you think your brain is working hard while you’re awake, then you should see it when you’re a sleep. Obviously, you can’t but trust us it lights up like a light show when we go to bed. Scientists have found that our brain uses this time to repair itself. Toxins (brain fumes) that build up during the day are removed while memories and new information gets consolidated. If we don’t get sufficient sleep, we might find that our brain feels foggy and we struggle to remember. Not great for optimum work performance. 
It prevents stress and burnout
You know that memory consolidation, well that goes for emotions and problems as well. The brain uses this time to process our emotions, difficult decisions and problem that we encounter and experience through the day. ‘Sleeping on’ something difficult really works, and you might find that a problem that seemed stressful or bad yesterday looks better or not that bad after a good night’s rest. If, however we don’t get enough sleep every night then these emotions and stress can snowball into burnout and affect the quality of our work.
So, what are two things you can do to improve your sleep? 
 Give technology a rest
And adopt a few calming habits before you go to sleep. An hour before you go to bed, start avoiding any and all screens. The blue light omitted by your television, tablet, computer and phone send signals to the brain that it’s still ‘day’ and keeps the awake switch still on. Instead try reading an actual book before going to bed, write down your concerns and worries on a piece of paper if you find yourself stressing out about something or take up meditation and calming breathing practices. 
Check your bed and pillows
The estimated lifetime of a mattress is around 7 to 10 years and pillows need to be replaced at least once a year or every 36 months if it’s made of memory foam. When lumps and bumps are showing in the structures and it’s causing you stiffness and aches then it’s a sign that you should say goodbye to your mattress and pillows. The Bed Shop offers a range of affordable mattress and bed sets to suit every budget. When you buy a bed from The Bed Shop you can sleep assured knowing that only the best materials and fabrics available in the market today are selected for the manufacturing of their Dynamic mattresses. 
Also we have collaborated on a giveaway for you guys! 

Win!!!
1 Dual Pack Health Pillows (Latex Chip) valued at R500 
Tag @tazzadams on Instagram, in your most comfy sleep poses and be sure to mention how many hours you sleep, on average. 
Giveaway closes: August 3
Congratulations Cala Scholtz !!
Thank you for your hilarious series of pictures. Hope that you and the little one will have enough, quality sleep with your new set of pillows!

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Yardley London SA- Bond ST No.8 -For MEN (Turquoise)

Yardley – Bond ST No.8 For MEN( Turquoise) 
I know I’ve said it many times before but I simply LOVE when somebody smells good! It makes them about 100 times more attractive! 
Yardley just launched their latest Bond ST cologne for men and it smells basically the same as it looks…Fresh! In my humble opinion, it is my favorite scent in the Bond ST range so far. I love an out-of-shower, cool scent that has that subtle hint of muskiness and this is one of those scents. It smelt so good to me that I wasn’t entirely sure it was even for men! 
The Bond ST is known for its musky scents and when I saw the beautiful, beachy vibe of the packaging I couldn’t wait to tear in to smell the actually perfume. It is so aesthetically pleasing and with my beach inspired room decor, it goes perfectly. Okay, I know I’m supposed to be focussing on the scent but just look at this Bronze and Turquoise beauty! 

I took this incredibly basic photo because I don’t think this stunning packaging needs much else? My photo was surprisingly featured on the official Yardley London SA page on Instagram and I can hardly take the credit because… Look at it!
This cologne also comes with a deodorant so you don’t have to mix your stunning scent with anything else to stay fresh. It is always a struggle trying not to mix up your different products in your everyday routine and now you don’t have to… Score!
The Bond ST perfumes and colognes are extremely affordable and they retail at most drugstores like Clicks. Because with these perfumes a little goes a long way, you are really getting a lot of value for your money. I have three of the Bond ST perfumes and I’ve been using them for months, they are far from running out, yet I use a tiny bit, often, and receive a ton of compliments whenever I wear them. 
I definitely suggest that you go and try the Bond ST range of perfumes and colognes and give this new Turquoise cologne a little whiff the next time you pass by a Clicks store.
Thank me later 😉

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SK Outdoor Movie Experience – Rampage – with Stef

SK Outdoor Movie Experience – Rampage – with Stef
With the end of Summer at its peak, Ster-Kinekor couldn’t have capitalized on a better time for their big outdoor movie experience and premier of The Rock’s latest film, Rampage. The premier event was well attended with families, couples and friends coming out in for a relaxing and enjoyable social evening under the stars.
For some of us that was fortunate to experience the VIP treatment, it was more than an added benefit.
All-inclusive thirst-quenching drinks, pallet tickling appetizers and free popcorn combos are just some of the amazing items that was part of our VIP package. A definite “must have” for the next show.
The event was very well organised, all movie goers where given a wrist strap upon entry. There were plenty of activities before the movie started that kept the audience entertained with spot prizes for people who dared nominate themselves for a bit of competition amongst the crowd. The soft grass pitch surrounding the stadium accommodated the large crowd with ease, mostly because of the strategic layout plan executed by the organisers. The movie started at 8pm, shortly before the sun set but this is definitely the kind of event that you need to get to super early in order to secure a good space. 

Nothing feels more like a summer evening to me than watching a movie in an open space on a picnic blanket under the stars. Although I have been to outdoor movies before, each event is unique in its own way.
We watched the premier of Rampage, a 2018 American science fiction monster film directed by Brad Peyton, and loosely based on the video game series of the same name by Midway Games.
The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
he film follows a primatologist named Davis Okoye, who must team up with George, a white gorilla who turns into a raging creature of enormous size following a rogue experiment, in order to stop two other giant monsters a flying wolf and a gigantic alligator.
Overall the experience was fun, the VIP treatment felt special and a tick on the bucket list for the next event.
Thanks SK for the experience.

BIG MEETS BIGGER IN CINEMAS 13 APRIL 2018
 
DIRECTOR:                        
Brad Peyton directs. He previously collaborated with Dwayne Johnson on San Andreas and on Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
 
CAST:                                 

DWAYNE JOHNSON (177.3M social followers) plays “Davis,” a zoologist with a focus in primates. Davis has a special connection with animals – especially with a rare Albino gorilla named George, whom Davis had rescued from poachers. Having served in the Special Forces, Davis possesses unique skills that will serve him well as he embarks on a journey to save his friend – and the world. Dwayne Johnson is known for San Andreas and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
NAOMIE HARRIS (216K followers) portrays “Kate Caldwell,” a geneticist who joins forces with Davis to help stop the marauding beasts, help George, and secure an antidote that will restore the creatures to their original size. Harris is an English actress who received an Academy Award nomination for her role in Moonlight.
JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN (1.75M followers) plays “Harvey Russell,” a black ops agent. Russell works for the ultra-deep cover “OGA” (“Other Government Agency”). Russell’s motives and loyalties provide some of the film’s big surprises. Morgan is known for The Walking Dead.
MALIN AKERMAN (647K followers) plays the villainous “Claire Wyden,” who runs, with her brother Brett (JAKE LACY), a corporation that has turned the pathogen that has infected George and two other animals into the ultimate weapon. Akerman is known for Watchmen.
JOE MANGANIELLO (3.2M followers) plays, “Burke,” the biggest, baddest member of a private military firm owned by the Wydens. His elite team goes on the hunt for a wolf infected with the pathogen…to shocking results. Manganiello is known for TV’s True Blood.
The ensemble also includes P.J Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street), Marley Shelton (The Walking Dead), Breanne Hill (San Andreas), Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Matt Gerald (TV’s Daredevil), Jason Liles (Death Note), Demetrius Grosse (TV’s The Brave) and Will Yun Lee (TV’s Hawaii Five-O).
The RAMPAGE creatures are brought to life by acclaimed VFX supervisor Colin Strause (San Andreas) with five-time Academy Award-winning visual effects company Weta Digital (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, the Planet of the Apes trilogy).

SYNOPSIS:                                       
In 1993, a breakthrough new technology, known as CRISPR,
gave scientists a path to treat incurable
diseases through genetic editing.
 
In 2016, due to its potential for misuse, the U.S. Intelligence Community
designated genetic editing a
“Weapon of Mass Destruction and Proliferation.”
 
Global icon Dwayne Johnson headlines the action adventure “Rampage,” directed by Brad Peyton.  
 
Johnson stars as primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who keeps people at a distance but shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, incredibly rare albino silverback gorilla who has been in his care since he rescued the young orphan from poachers.  But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. 
To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals.  As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with discredited geneticist Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.  
 
“Rampage” also stars Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”), Malin Akerman (TV’s “Billions”), Jake Lacy (TV’s “Girls”), Joe Manganiello (TV’s “True Blood”), and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (TV’s “The Walking Dead”); as well as P.J. Byrne (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Marley Shelton (TV’s “Rise”), Breanne Hill (TV’s “Frontier”), Jack Quaid (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”), Matt Gerald (TV’s “Daredevil”), Jason Liles (“Death Note”), Demetrius Grosse (TV’s “The Brave”), and Will Yun Lee (TV’s “Hawaii Five-O”). 
 
Peyton directed from a screenplay by Ryan Engle and Carlton Cuse & Ryan J. Condal and Adam Sztykiel, story by Ryan Engle. 
 
“Rampage” was produced by Beau Flynn, John Rickard, Brad Peyton and Hiram Garcia.  It marks the third collaboration between Johnson, Peyton, Flynn and Garcia, following the international blockbuster hit “San Andreas,” Warner Bros.’ highest grossing film of 2015, as well as 2012’s global smash “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.”  Executive producers were Marcus Viscidi, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Jeff Fierson, Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener and Michael Disco. 
 
The creative team includes director of photography Jaron Presant, production designer Barry Chusid, editors Jim May and Bob Ducsay, and costume designer Melissa Bruning.  The music is composed by Andrew Lockington, who created the scores for “San Andreas” and “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.”  Serving as co-producers were Wendy Jacobson, Josh Mack and Dana Robin.
 
The “Rampage” creatures were brought to life by acclaimed VFX supervisor Colin Strause, with five-time Academy Award-winning visual effects company Weta Digital.
 
A New Line Cinema presentation, in association with ASAP Entertainment, a Wrigley Pictures / F.P.C. / 7 Bucks Entertainment production, a Brad Peyton Film, “Rampage” will be distributed in 2D and 3D in select theatres, and IMAX, by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. 
www.rampagethemovie.net

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Dermalogica – Ultra Calming Range

Dermalogica – Ultra Calming Range
Introducing Shannalee, the latest Bonafide Contributor.
As an extended birthday gift to Shannalee, I decided that she needed the gift of perfect skin care as she embraces another year of life. Not that she ‘needs’  it but because beautiful skin is truly a blessing and because maintaining healthy, perfect skin certainly gets tougher as we age. I have been using my new Ultra Calming products for about a week now and I can honestly feel the difference in my complexion. I also pampered my family with some facials over the weekend and they were glowing and feeling extremely special!
On one hand I want to savour my products so it will last me a lot longer and on the other hand I want everyone to experience this feeling with me.
Shannalee also had a great time at the launch and paid special attention to the detail of each product. Please join me by making her feel welcome. Below is what she had to say.. 

On the 6th of February Dermalogica SA celebrated the launch of the new Calm Water Gel and Barrier Defense Booster under their Ultra Calming Range with a select few media personnel. 
They kicked off the morning with some delicious snacks and they even catered for vegans as well, which is often not the case, so it was a nice surprise. They had a range of Quiches, crackers and cheese, muesli and yogurt and many other things to choose from.

Then, straight onto the presentation, where we all learnt so much about the brand and creators, as well as the ingredients in the products. Dermalogica claims their products are the best chance at optimal skin health, and I believe them. Jane Wurwand, the founder of Dermalogica, is living her dream by creating products that are aimed at the most advantageous skin care for your health and wellbeing. Everything they design is aimed at the personalization for each and every skin type, and cares for your personal needs. They offer a free face mapping, which is how they can see who you are, and customize their range to suit your needs. They believe that the story of your skin is so important, it shows every line, laugh, cry and smile.

According to Dermalogica, 8 out of 10 people suffer from sensitive skin. There are 3 main skin symptoms to knowing that you have sensitive skin, they are; redness/inflammation, comprised barrier and dehydration. This is why they have developed two new members to the Ultra Calming family, to combat these irritations and hydrate your skin.
 The Calm Water Gel, 109.4 % felt to be more hydrated on the skin once you apply it, 94% felt to be more hydrated on the skin after 8 hours and decreases water loss in the skin by 38.9%. Compiling of mostly Aloe and duel hyaluronic acids that are 2 different sizes, to hydrate the top level of the epidermis and to penetrate all the way down the skin. It is called the lock moisture system. The Barrier Defense Booster is an oil that one can use before you moisturize, or mix it into your favourite Dermalogica moisturizer. It is designed to soothe, nourish and moisturize to restore balance to sensitive skin. There are 15 different chemicals (including plant oils rich in vitamins, free fatty acids and anti-oxidants) that restoring the barrier function. Turmeric oil adds glow, anti-allergic and anti-bacterial qualities. The Oat Kernel oil is used as a protecting drug. This reduces the itchiness/irritation of sensitive skin.
These 2 amazing products are launching on the 26th of February and will be in stores from the 2nd of March. The Calm Water Gel will be retailing at R890 and The Barrier Defense Booster will retail for R1220.
From having tried these two products, I must say you can feel the difference in hydration instantly, as well as the moisture seeping through your skin. The smell of the products is also not over bearing, but there is a fresh smell to it.  
The launch was such an amazing experience to be a part of.

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Holiday Gift Guide – By Stef

Holiday Gift Guide – By Stef
Bonafide Welcomes Stef, our newest guest blogger! Just in time for the holidays! 
With the Festive Season, officially upon us, many of us should have bought gifts, wrapped the boxes, laid the tables and have ice in the buckets, ready for the days of giving and celebration. Well, In a perfect world, maybe!
But for those of you; like myself, who tends to leave the whole charades to the list minute, here are my top 5 tips that might make shopping a bit easier this year.
 
When buying gifts for loved ones, we tend to overthink what they might like or need.  This is great if you intimately know the person and have a preset gift in mind. Something you know they would appreciate, however, sometimes we end-up buying that one gift he/she will never use that’s just cute.
 
My Top 5 go-to gifts!
 

Don’t over think it – The number one best gift to buy anyone, is experiences.

 
Instead of buying someone that soap on the rope or nasty aftershave, rather go for an exciting experience.
These can range from inexpensive to very expensive depending on your budget.
Moms will be gushing about you, if you spoil her with a neck massage or a spa day, and Dad, will be up for a thrilling motor show or a day at the race course.
 
For siblings that may not live in the same town as you, opt for events happening in their areas and see if you can find something that might interest them.
 
And then, for those close friends, why not pay for their haircut at the salon they love, or get them a mani or pedi they would love to receive, especially if they can’t book one as often as they’d like.
 

Tone it down and get creative with – Xmas Stockings

 
When the budget is tight and the gift list gets too long, Xmas stockings are usually a great option! It’s one of those items we tend to use as decorations and not for gifting, however, you can use this to your advantage, this season.
Buying 6 or 7 stockings at the China Mart, filling them with bulk items you can find also at the China Mart and topping it off with that one special, personalized item for each of your loved ones.
Not only will this save you time but also a heck of a lot of money.
 

“A Picture is worth a Thousand Words”

 
With this English language-idiom, “It refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image or that an image of a subject conveys its meaning or essence more effectively than a description does”.
Gifting Pictures is a classic idea. You can buy a bulk pack of frames or opt for frameless frames. Print some of your most special moments you’ve shared with each member of the family or friend group and frame them, pop a bow on it and BOOM, you have a thoughtful and perfect gift!  We so often tend to turn to social media when thinking about photos, but what a better way to reflect and reflect, than having a picture on display on a wall or next to the bed on your pedestal.
 

Xmas in a Box – with Box sets.

 
No! Not the hand cream set at your local department store. But, by using small to large boxes you can create your own little “lucky packet” and again buy in bulk to save money and time. By making mixed box sets, you can even incorporate some of the gift ideas already mentioned or buying similar goodies for everyone. Then to top it off, buy that one item you think that’ll make each person’s box special and different from the others. People love gifts they can see you’ve thought about more meaningfully or extensively.
 
 

Lastly –   Yes, I said it, Vouchers!

 
Make this year a more personalized one, instead of buying that “general voucher” at the mall or convenient store, rather think about what recent events happened in your family or friends lives, and go for a voucher they might benefit from at a specific shop. This is also great for people who are a little pickier, taking specific store vouchers, is showing them you know them well enough but still giving them the power to choose what they want, from their favorite store.
Using myself as an example, I recently moved into a new house and this year, I made sure to tell everybody to only buy me home goods or vouchers at my top 3 home stores. 
Have a Merry Festive Season and Happy Shopping!!!

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A Warning to Humanity – Species are going extinct at 1000 times the natural rate

A Warning to Humanity – Species are going extinct at 1000 times the natural rate
15,000 scientists just sent out an SOS — a “warning to humanity” that if we don’t stop polluting, our planet is doomed.
The facts are terrifying: species are going extinct at 1000 times the natural rate. 90% of the Great Barrier Reef is dead or dying. Oceans are so choked with plastic that fish are addicted to eating it.
But scientists have discovered something else — a kind of miracle that could save us. If we can protect 50% of our planet from human exploitation, our ecosystem will be able to stabilise and regenerate. Life on earth will recover!
Our governments have already promised to protect a quarter of the planet, so we know it’s possible. But no other global movement is championing this miracle recovery plan!
It’s up to us.
If 50,000 of us chip in just the cost of a cup of coffee a week, we can make the proposal famous, face down the polluters and poachers, and campaign to get leaders to drive through a deal to save the planet at the Global Summit on Biodiversity.
Right now we’re destroying intricate ecosystems and hurtling towards tipping points that’ll collapse the delicate balance of life on earth, making it uninhabitable for humans. Protecting 50% of the planet would unleash the magic of nature and turn things around — but almost no one knows about the extent of this crisis, or this inspiring proposal.
Many conservation experts already agree it’s exactly what the planet needs now. And the crucial Biodiversity Summit in 2020 could adopt it as a global goal.
But it won’t happen without us.
Avaaz has the national depth, global breadth, and ambition to drive forward a huge idea like this. When we first launched our 100% clean energy campaign in 2013, many said it was unrealistic. But in 24 months, every government in the world agreed with us.
Our movement doesn’t have enormous amounts of money, but time and again, with thousands of small donations, we’re able to turn the common sense of scientists into a public movement that makes political leaders listen. Let’s each chip in today and drive this miracle idea into the mainstream, to save our living planet.
By: Avaaz team
More information:
More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries issue ‘warning to humanity’ (CBC)
Could we set aside half the Earth for nature? (The Guardian)
Sixth mass extinction? Two-thirds of wildlife may be gone by 2020: WWF (CNN)
How many species are we losing? (WWF)
DONATE NOW 

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Spree Summer on my Skyline #SPEESS17

Spree Summer on my Skyline #SPEESS17
Spree is a trend setting online fashion retailer and this season they’ve launched their new Spring Summer2017 collection with their dynamic Summer on my Skyline event at the Tin Factory in Kramerville, Sandton.
As you walk in you’re greeted with a wall of donuts which was a unique, unexpected and delightfully interactive feature, so we knew it would be an interesting night. They projected images of the city onto the doors which hid the stage and set the scene for this summer fashion experience. Their inspiration was not the white sands and ocean views we’re used to, instead their inspiration came from the streets and fashion culture of Joburg.

At the event they had four ‘Trend pods’ which redefined the term ‘photo-booth’ because they allowed everyone to engage with these mini sets which were manned by some of Joburgs top street style photographers. When the time came and the stage was revealed, everyone gathered around to see what’s on offer.
The models walked in from two different sides to meet in the middle of the triangular stage which had a rotating centre allowing 360 degree views of this seasons’ hottest trends. DJ Ms Cosmo was on the decks as the models displayed the newest additions to the Summer 2017 rage. This Spree signature event debuted fashion with quite a few classic elements.
Wearability is key and the selection of items is ample. There is also a very strong 80’s and 90’s inspiration to their offering. They’ve drawn from the fashion heartbeat of the city, and now you can shop it all. Visit SPREE for all of these new items.
Inspired by Joburg streets/ Sprees summer 2017 experience.
 The city – Fashion heartbeat – moving away from the coast. trend pods – street style photographers

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Bonafide Man – Turn it up!

Bonafide Man – Turn it up!
With summer holiday around the corner and the beach or bush on our minds, we still got to look the part this season. What better way to look awesome and stylish with the new style guys are calling “TURN UP” deriving from the 80s.
 
By rolling up or turning up the sleeves of your summer shirt, you get a look that gives the impression of a longer than normal fit and one that’s tighter around your arms…therefore making you look taller and more defined. With this in play, you look more fit and ready for a holiday style to remember!!
The Urban Dictionary describes “Turn Up” as getting loose and acting wild, which is exactly what this new style portrays.
By turning up your short sleeve shirts, you start getting the new summer look for 2016 leading into 2017. Turn up summer shirts are now being created specifically for the rolling up of the sleeves, some even having the sleeves stitched up to a roll already. Different turn up sleeve to shirt colours might also be visible (white turn up with a blue shirt etc.). So when shopping for a new summer look, don’t be confused when picking up that stitched up sleeved shirt…just roll with it and try it on.
 
A number of these turn up shirts can be found and bought in the following stores:
– Cotton On
– Old Khaki
– H&M
– Kingsley Heath
Try mixing it up by purchasing T-shirts (v-neck/rounded collar) and short sleeve button up turn ups. This way you get to switch your wardrobe around by making it versatile in shirt design and wear.
 
Have a jolt this summer with your new “Turn Up’s” and if you are keen to post any pictures of your turn up style, feel free to do so in the comment box.
TILL NEXT TIME, HAVE A GOOD ONE!!

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BonafideMan – Classic Man

BonafideMan – Classic Man
When it comes to Classis Styling for men, I follow 4 Simple rules.
Follow these and you will always be on point!
1.
ALWAYS DRESS UP/ NEVER UNDERDRESS
We, as guys, have all heard of “Peacocking” and yes, it’s a real thing! If you’re stepping out, best you step it up!
Maintain this rule and you will be the alpha when it comes to standing out in the crowd.
2.
ALWAYS MATCH
Always match the colour of your shoe; to the colour of your belt, or even your shirt.
Doing this brings about a sense of style, no matter how “vintage” your trouser is. Get your colour matches correct and you could look good in pretty much anything, if the fit is perfect.
Which brings me to…
3.
SIZE DOES MATTER
When it comes to Shirts and Trousers, Size certainly matters. We all hope that we will be 5kgs lighter by summer, or look out for those 5 extra kgs after a nice holiday, but never buy clothes for what you “might” look like in a few months. Get a couple well fit pants (regular waist with slim style fit around the upper and lower leg), followed by a long length, mid cut shirt.
4.
ACCESSORISE
Accessorising is not only for woman. Nothing screams style more than a good-looking watch or man bracelet. Go classic, basic watch face with a leather or metallic strap…I prefer leather. Add an anchor bracelet to bring your look together. Most importantly, stay away from fitness watches when going out.
Have a look at the following Instagram pages for ideas: @nyincredibles or @_universaltime_
For some great finds, visit the following stores:
Country Road
The best colour and season coordination of all men shops. CC man is one of my favourite brands to buy clothes from. They stay on par will all styles and men’s fashion changes.
Follow them on Instagram: @countryroad #countryroadman.
Kingsley Heath
When looking for silky soft printed shirts, KH is the place to go. Their shops have a “real man” feel about them. When walking into this store, you get smacked with a perfect scent of quality followed by a huge buffalo head! You will see their relaxed style vibes with a real casual African look. I can guarantee that your significant other won’t stop feeling you up.
Follow them on Instagram: @kingsleyheath94 and Facebook: Kingsley Heath Clothing.
Woolworths Man
The one-stop shop for all shapes and sizes. WM has the best variety of stylish and fashionable clothing that are affordable. Known to always be on par with the latest fashion trends, you can pick up the best fitted chinos and mono coloured shirts without breaking your budget.
Focus on the following sections: EST1931 range (For great chinos &trousers), StudioW and WCollection for formal wear.

Embracing the season change, we can get excited to wear attractive and trendy styles this autumn!

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Bonafide Man -Autumn is the new Black

Bonafide Man -Autumn is the new Black
Many people see autumn as the start to a very bland and dull season. It’s time to change that perspective.
By embracing the season change, we can get excited to wear attractive and trendy styles this autumn. By wearing colours in a specific way, you can be the one who stand out!
Autumn 2016 is the season of cream, white, grey, brown and ofcourse, black. Mix and match these colours and I can promise you, every person will be taking a second look. Olive is seen as the new winter colour, but I will talk more about that in May.
When picking an outfit to step out the house with in autumn, aim for the colours specified above. The shoes below are a great representation of autumn all in one. We have black, cream, brown and grey. Any pair of chinos that match even the MINOR colours on the shoe will look good, i.e. brown, cream or grey chinos.
Play with shirt colours, as long as you don’t end up looking like a Christmas tree. A little touch of blue, red or green can pull those dull colours together and make you look awesome!! Aldo have a good range of autumn colour sneakers this year for around R500. 

Boots are also the new “must wear” this autumn. Get yourself a good pair of genuine leather boots (black, grey, cream or brown) with a matching belt of course and you can pull your look together. Tread & Miller have an incredible range of genuine leather footwear with very high quality stitching. I bought my Arthur Jack boots there for only R1200.
Below are a couple looks I put together with my new brown Arthur Jack boots. Sticking to my rules last week, you can see I have matched the boots with a brown belt.

Changing it up with a different coloured jean/chino and or shirt, you can add a lot more colour to your look. As you can see, three completely different looks yet the same pair of shoes and belt.
Include a brown jacket when the temperature drops and there you have it. Stylish without major effort!!
Now go get your autumn shoes, play around with different colour pants/shirts and pull it all together with a warm jersey or jacket, corresponding to the shoe colour.
Come back next week for “Profile Products” where I will be discussing some great products for men.
Ciao.

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