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TOE-TAPPING JAZZ FEELS

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

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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.

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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.

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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’

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

SPOTTED AT THE SUN MET

We first met Anesu Chogugudza back in April 2015 when he won a matric dance competition we ran with DJ Lloyd. We could see he had an eye for style and was a fan of the Markham brand, so since then we’ve stayed in touch and worked on various projects together (did you spot him in our windows this summer?)

Like so many people in Cape Town, Anesu hit the Sun Met this past weekend, dressed head to toe in Markham. With the theme being “Decades of Glamour” he took his inspiration from the 20s where the double-breasted blazer was the item to have. This look won him best dressed man and best dressed couple with his friend Abongwe.

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Anesu picked out his favourite looks from the day and gives us all some style tips to take from each of them:

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Shiraz chose to go for a neutral grey suit which is timeless, and this stood out for me because of the different way he styled it with stunning accessories.

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Here we see a brown suit put together in a really neat way with everything complimenting each other. This is one of my favourite looks because I believe in less being more and the gentleman here ably demonstrated this.

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My personal favourite clothing item was a double-breasted blazer and here we see Menzi effortlessly pulling off the suit look. With the finishing touch of a hat, he definitely resemble the 20s era.

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With a pop of color, the gentlemen from The Black Ties looked dapper with a switch up of the bow-tie. These looks were playful and colourful, yet still dapper.

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A suit with bold print or detailing is always a good pick. Solo nicely pulled of his three piece look with complementing accessories and this look is a personal favourite.

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Now instead of a blazer, we see a cape styled nicely on top of a waistcoat. This is a creative look which definitely caught the eyes of many and it was nicely done.

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With blue being a favourite colour amongst many guys, we see a blue suit with a fine check print. This look stands out because of how his accessories are not necessarily matching but rather complementing each other and this is what every guy out there should take note of. Nicely structured outfit indeed!

Images by Anesu Chogugudza