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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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