If you’re the type who has a soulful soundtrack to every phase of your life, from your teens, to your first love, to your first born, then the fact that it’s the Cape Town Jazz Festival (http://www.capetownjazzfest.com/) this weekend is a big deal.
Whether you’re into jazz or not the line-up this year is on fire and has a mixed bag of big sound jazz (Marcus Gilmore & Taylor McFerrin, Everette Harp, Jeff Lorber & Paul Jackson Jr and Skyjack), Afro-funk and jazz (Manu Dibangu, Pops Mohammed, Thandiswa Mazwai, The Rudimentals) and some serious hip hop and R&B names (En Vogue, The Internet, Digable Planets, anyone?).
Hit those fashion high notes with some of our favourite looks in current menswear from around the interwebs, to go with each of these genres. Because good music deserves great style!
The Jazz Purist, with a twist
This look is all kinds of right! We love the nod to old school styling with the high-waisted pants, braces and hat but with on trend blingin’ rings and a sheep skin collared jacket.
This is definitely one of our favourite looks for a night of jazz. The biker jacket adds a street edge to the collared white shirt and tie combo and the fez hat and thick rimmed glasses finishes it off with an Afro-urban edge.
For a sophisticated and edgy look this palette of beige and black is totally on fleek! The beanie and loafers with chinos and tailored long woollen coat is achingly cool.
Afro-funkin’ and punkin’
We love this contemporary take on an Afrocentric look. The bright pops of colour with the military style boiler suite, the sandals with socks, the insanely cool and weird hat, it all just works.
This look is a great combination of funk and punk with an ode to Afro-aestheticism. The neutral trench coat, skinny jeans and workman’s boots paired with a Dashiki shirt make this a look with global style miles.
Hip hop and it don’t stop
With a distinctly 90s vibe, thanks to the turtle neck and doc marten looking boots, this bright printed jogger and sweat combo is given a stylish twist for a night out. You’ll be comfy too.
Keen on some serious pimpin’ style? Then you need a big fur coat. The bigger and furrier it is, the more played down you need to keep it underneath. Like this jeans, tee and denim shirt combo paired with white sports socks and sneakers.