Attention Gentleman, here's something awesome for you to take a look at. The vibrant area of Parkhurst is home to a man cave that oozes style and fashion. Let's discover Tailor Me.
Fashion is a great way to express yourself. And lads will find all they need at Tailor Me.
Tailor Me prides themselves in making one-of-a-kind-suits. Nothing makes you feel more confident than knowing you have exclusive style.
Their material choices are curated to provide top quality.
Men are finding their voice in fashion, by dressing up and expressing themselves.
Tailor Me offers specially crafted suits that are personalised to your style. It's a journey to creating the ultimate masterpiece.
This spot is every gentleman's dream. Whether you are a classic, modern, quirky or undefined man, Tailor Me is your man cave. Here, you will be able to go on a personal journey of crafting a suit that defines you.
Tailor Me designs and tailors suits that are unique. Their clothing is innovative and they always strive to produce fashionable suits that will have everyone talking.
They focus not only on the clothing, but on creating garments just for you. Not only is their apparel made for you to wear, but also to tell a story of who you are.
Step 1: Make an appointment.
Step 2: Have your initial fitting - this is where you choose the cuts, materials and colour and have your measurements taken.
Step 3: Tailor Me will start crafting your garments. They handcraft every piece to perfection. This takes roughly five to six weeks.
Step 4: Get your final fitting.
Go on! Claim your style.
Okay! Let's be honest, both ladies and gents like well fitted suits, both for different reasons. Let's explore these amazing suit spots that will offer the best design and fit, and maybe extra confidence.
This started out as a business wear store at the Oriental Plaza. They have now grown into one of the most elite and sought after stores to get the perfect suit. Khaliques has built up a reputation over the years. They ensure that every gentleman walks out looking dapper.
They design suits for different occasions - be it gala dinners, office or black tie events. And, they offer jeans and accessories like Happy Socks, bow ties and arm bands for those that don't want to go full formal.
With close to 40 years in the business, you can expect quality - without a doubt.
Known as the master of wedding suit craftsmanship, they pride themselves in making every piece unique. These fashionable, hand-crafted suits are a hit with everyone wanting that perfect fit. Any gentleman can certainly vouch for their suits.
An added cherry on top, the staff can give you some tips - you will notice that they are quite fashionable themselves.
The Executive houses the exclusive brand, Baalbek - which has become a reputable brand in the country, especially by men who love their formal wear.
Why Baalbek, you ask? This name simply came came from a place in East Lebanon. We can understand the connection as Baalbek has kept the traditional traits in their items of sublime clothing.
The Executive offers everything you need to dress from head to toe. They have suits, jackets, ties, shoes and belts. There is ample options to choose from, to mix and match to get that perfect outfit.
Why A Suit?
Well! Every gentleman needs a suit or at least one tux in his cupboard, it's just common courtesy - you never know what event you may need to dress for.
Now, that we have take the first step to being dapper; you can go and visit these amazing stores.
Okay! Let's be honest, both ladies and gents like well fitted suits. Both for different, but somewhat similar reasons. Let's explore these amazing suit spots that will hook you up and make sure that you find the best design and fit (maybe a bit extra confidence)
What started out as a store where people could buy "business wear" in the literally materialistic hub in Fordsburg, Oriental Plaza. They have now grown to become one of the most elite and sought after stores to get the perfect suit. Khaliques has built up quite the reputation over the years, ensuring that every gentleman walks out looking dapper.
Their focus being businessmen, they have made sure to design suits for different occasions - be it gala dinners, office or black tie events, etc,. However don't despair if you don't want to go full formal, they also have jeans and accessories like Happy Socks, bow ties, arm bands, etc, so you can add a personal touch to your look.
With close to 40 years in the business, you can expect quality - without a doubt.
Known as the master of wedding suit craftsmanship, they pride themselves in making every piece unique. These fashionable, hand-crafted suits are a hit with everyone who is always running after that perfect fit. Any gentleman can certainly vouch for their suits.
An added cherry on top; you can ask the gentlemen that work here to give you some tips - you will notice that they are quite fashionable themselves.
The Executive houses the exclusive brand, Baalbek - which has become a reputable brand in the country. Especially by men who really love their formal wear and some in the business industry.
Why Baalbek you probably ask? This name simply came came from a place in East Lebanon call the city of Baalbek. We can truly understand the connection. Baalbek has traditional traits that have stuck to the items of sublime clothing that they have.
If the plan is to dress head to toe then The Executive is definitely the place you are looking for. They have suits, jackets (to perhaps match with your jeans), ties, shoes and belts. There is ample to choose from, to mix and match to get that perfect outfit.
Why A Suit?
Well! Every gentleman need a suit or at least one tux in his cupboard, it's just common courtesy - you never know when that event that you never thought would come finally decides to spring a surprise on you.
Now, that we have take the first step to being dapper; you can go and visit these amazing stores.
Mo's love of clothes began when he was a young man, growing up in Morocco – Marrakech, and having his father as a motivational figure. “My father was either in an army uniform or a suit, which were all tailored - and all displayed in his wardrobe from the lightest colour to the darkest!"
Growing up in Morocco also played a vital role in inspiring him with its diversity, striking contrasts, vibrant colours and the contradiction of its terrain. “You can be sitting in Marrakech in 28 degrees while watching the snow on the top of the mighty Atlas Mountains and marvelling at the contrast between the backdrop of the snow and palm trees of the desert!"
“I would describe my fashion inspiration as a mighty tree: the roots are deep in Morocco/Africa and the branches are overlooking Europe, exactly like the location of Morocco within Africa. I think this is one of the reasons I have managed to work with the likes of Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford and so on. I draw my inspiration from a lot of places," he explains.
Mo, as the master tailor likes to be called, has worked with the likes of Idris Elba, Mark Strong, Tom Hardy and P. Diddy - to name but a few. He says that it was such an honour to work with all of them, but it is Eric Clapton that stands out the most. Apparently, when Mo's wife gave birth prematurely, Eric Clapton caught wind of it and sent a variety of gifts through!
According to Mo,“Bespoke menswear suiting in South Africa is no longer a luxury but an absolute necessity. As a proud African myself, it bothers me to see some Africans investing in ready-to-wear suits from known European designers - when our body shape (as Africans) is completely different. Emzo BESPOKE aims to create a pattern that will suit the muscular body of the African man. It just doesn’t make sense to invest a fortune in a Dolce & Gabanna suit, for example, if it doesn't fit. South African men embrace innovation, colour and new ideas, and I truly believe that Emzo BESPOKE offers all these things to our clients.”
"Firstly, the client picks their fabric of choice, all of which are imported from England, and then measurements are taken. Thereafter there will be a mid-fitting before the final product is presented to you, to perfection," Mo explains. He then goes on to tell us why all Emzo Bespoke suits are handmade in Italy. Apparently he once worked with a gifted Napolitano dressmaker who has since retired and moved back to his village in Italy. He now makes all the suits for Mo's clients - and has them sent to the studio in Linden! The prices of his suits starts at R 14 500.
"I am trying to reach out to those who are willing to pursue their dreams in tailoring, but do not have the necessary equipments and knowledge to do so”, says Mo. "In addition, I am currently working on a ladies’ collection, mainly jackets, feminine suits and skirts so that everyone can experience the luxury of having their very own tailored outfit!"
Address: Emzo Bespoke, 22 8th Street, Linden, Johannesburg.
Also check out his, Facebook account.
#BeExtraNotOrdinary With Bride&co's Matric Dance Collection 2018
From bold colours, exquisite beadwork and daring, lowcut backs to classics in black, florals and interesting designs, Bride&co's Matric Dance Collection 2018 has something for every style, preference, budget and taste. The dresses in this collections are absolutely fabulous and will certainly make your daughter feel like the belle of the ball. There are a number of silhouettes to choose from, whether she wants to look like a princess in a beautiful ballgown or wants to wear something a little more sleek, like a mermaid dress.
Now that the lovely ladies are sorted, let us move onto those strapping young lads who need a good suit to make them look super sharp. As part of Bride&co, Eurosuit forms part of the Matric Dance Collection 2018 offering your sons a wide variety of suits and tuxedos in a range of different colours, cuts and styles. Don't forget to also take a look at their collection of shirts and accessories (think cufflinks, bowties and ties, belt, suspenders, shoes and socks) to pull the whole look together.
Don't Forget To Use The Code!
Matric farewell attire doesn't have to be THAT expensive. At Bride&co, your son or daughter can #BeExtraNotOrdinary at their Matric Farewell without busting the bank. There's a special discount available when you head to your nearest Bride&Co and purchase that perfect dress or suit. Get 10% off in store when you use the code MATRIC WEB-1 for her and MATRIC WEB-2 for him. It's that easy! Terms and conditions apply.
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They call it the university of the future. Suits & Sneakers is a networking, mentoring and workshop type of event, which is laid-back yet serious at the same time – hence the name, Suits & Sneakers. It's all about human development hosted by guest speakers who have worn out more than their fair share of sneakers climbing the corporate ladder.
Suits & Sneakers also runs Impello, a collaborative work space with a core focus that extends beyond the desk. The idea behind Impello is to foster the entrepreneur of tomorrow, today. To do so they have launched a series of seminars called Ignite. Small businesses are the lifeblood of the South African economy yet many can't get off the ground because they lack the skills and resources to get going, especially in this tough economic climate. With this in mind, Impello wants to foster entrepreneurship and incubation in a tangible way by creating a small business university and co-working space. They believe it's no longer good enough to just teach people how to fish; Impello wants to go one step further and give people the fishing rod. They have one guest speaker per event, sharing thought leadership around their selected topics.
The brand-new monthly learning event also aims to raise funds for small businesses in South Africa. Every ticket sold to an Ignite event not only grants access to a wealth of knowledge, but also funds their incubation hub where small business owners can go to learn and operate from. All elements of these events are sponsored, which means all proceeds of each event goes toward funding incubation. The Ignite events are brought to you by Suits & Sneakers and the Impello co-working space.
At the time of writing, 450 out of 550 tickets have been sold for the upcoming November 2017 Suits & Sneakers event. Here are the details.
When is it?
Thursday, 16 November 2017, 18h00 for 18h30.
Where is it?
The Park – House of Events on 7 in Hyde Park Corner.
Stafford Masie (ex CEO of Google SA), John Vlismas (SA Comedian) and Mark Sham (founder of Suits & Sneakers).
Here's a look at the previous Suits & Sneakers event, which took place in May 2017:
Getting married in the near future and need to find the dress of your dreams without going over budget? We feel you, which is why this is a birthday bash event you don't want to miss! Ladies (and gentlemen), the annual Bride&co and Eurosuit birthday sale is finally here! It's their biggest one yet, so make sure you get there ASAP.
For three weeks only, starting on Thursday, 12 July 2018 and running until 30 July 2018, you can get your hands on stunning, unique and oh-so-beautiful dresses at unbelievable prices! So, if you’re still on the hunt for "The One", now’s the perfect time to go shopping for your gown. Oh, and let's not forget your fiancé’s wedding suit!
With 11 stores nationwide, there’s bound to be a Bride&co and Eurosuit near you. And since they’re offering up to 75% off bridal gowns, there’s no reason you shouldn’t walk away with an amazing deal on your dream dress, shoes, veil or the groom's suit!
This sale is not to be missed – they’ll be putting out never-seen-before international sample wedding dresses starting from R3 999 as well as other various bridal gowns and suits on sale from R999.
Get your hubby-to-be suited up and ready to get hitched by visiting one of Bride&co's in-store Eurosuit outlets, with handsome suits starting from R999.
And if you’re planning on having a full retinue, Bride&co have your bridal party covered too, with amazing savings on mother-of-the-bride, bridesmaids and the sweetest flower girl dresses.
Make sure you get there soon while stocks last as this amazing birthday sale is available for only three weeks. There'll be everything from bridal, special occasions and bridesmaids to evening wear, accessories and men’s suits.
Email them at [email protected].
What Is It?
Join in this insightful event that brings you some of the countries prominent individuals as they share their inspiring stories on their upbringing and success on their businesses.
On the panel this year, will be guest speakers including Mark Sham (MC), Ran Neu-Ner and Khaya Dlanga who will give 20-30 minutes sharing what they do on daily and give insights on their businesses and industry too.
This is the perfect opportunity to engage with like-minded business people and network too. So get your tickets and be inspired today!
Where Is It?
161 Maude Street, Sandton Convention Centre, South Africa
When Is It?
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
How Much Is It?
Tickets range from R 100 per person and are available from Quicket.
For more information, click here.
Nothing is going to send your bride-to-be into a fighting fury quicker than you rocking up at the church in a baby-blue tux. You're not the prom king from an 80s teen movie, you're the luckiest man on earth, so stick to the colour palette of the wedding and keep your future wife happy. Just because she said purple and grey doesn't mean you have to wear a purple jacket. Asking your best man for his input will make life much easier. Visit EuroSuit, Bridal & Tuxedo, and Black Tie to find the perfect suit and accessories for your special day.
Depending on your personal style, cuff links are what sets a suit shirt apart from a Sunday shirt. French cuffs with cuff links is a good option to keep in mind when assembling your outfit for your wedding. The cuff links should fit the material and colour of the jacket and shirt. Looking to personalise your cuff links for your wedding day? Then be sure to visit Silvery and see what options they have to offer.
This should always be the opposite of the dominant colour in the colour palette. For example, if the palette is purple and grey, and your suit is grey then, of course, the square should be purple. Click here for our guide to folding the only pocket square fold you'll ever need.
You're not a hotshot lawyer, and if you are, you're not meeting with one of your upmarket clients today. Double-breasted is for business deals. Although marriage is sort of a business deal, it's the only one you need to look handsome for. Go for the single-breasted option. Trust us. We're always stylish.
Custom-made suits are reserved for the bucket list. But if you do find something you fancy at a boutique or the department store then go for it. It all comes down to how much you want to personalise your look. A master tailor will be able to fit your suit to your body way better than a quick measurement from a shop assistant. Don't know where to score a tailor? Click here.
Ironically, this was both the very first and last shop we tried on our hunt for matric dance dresses. J.J Schoeman has some of THE most beautiful dresses we have ever seen. But, don’t be fooled – this small shop houses a treasure-trove of dresses, which can be altered or tailored according to preference. If you give them enough notice, they can also create something specific – so be sure to take your ideas with you in case you’d prefer having something made. Their quality is exceptional, as is the fabric – we have no doubt that the resulting dress will be worn for years to come!
Operating by appointment only, Divas by Design is another excellent venue to try. The fact that you have their undivided attention, means that you can take your time and tap into their wealth of expertise and knowledge. They have a large collection of stunning and affordable dresses in every style, colour and length. These include the essential LBD (little black dress), cocktail dresses, as well as more snazzy lace, embellished gowns.
As for Bride & Co – trust us, it’s not just for bridesmaid dresses! If you’re looking for something short, rather than the traditional long dress, then choose from their selection of cute cocktail dresses. Or, if traditional is what you want, then browse through their huge variety of long dresses available in many different styles and colours. Do book a fitting to avoid disappointment.
Simri Bridal Boutique can make your dream dress for you – either to hire or to buy! They also have a wide selection of bright and vibrant options, and an on-site seamstress to discuss any design requirements that you may have in mind.
This Northriding studio will design and make a one-of-a-kind dress from start to finish. We love the fact that they will work and adhere to your specific budget, and aim to make all shapes and sizes look their absolute best. Their website is an excellent starting place to view the types of dresses they have made for previous customers, and they are renowned for quality items and excellent service. Click here for more information.
This one is for the guys! The Dress Suit offers gentlemen an outstanding selection of tuxedos, tails, formal wear and accessories. These include cumber bands, waistcoats, cufflinks and handkerchiefs, for hire. Choose designer suits from Christian Dior and Yves St Laurent, and have them tailored by their experienced tailors to find that perfect fit. There is also a made-to-measure service available if you are looking for something different.
With an extensive range of dresses to suit your shape and size (available from sizes 6 to 18), including Faviana and Jovani dresses from New York, Just Gowns offers you stunning dresses to “borrow, party, and return“. Their policy of not allowing an identical dress to be duplicated at your matric farewell means that you don’t have to worry about someone else turning up in “your” dress! By appointment only.
Misteeq in Alberton is another unsung hero that deserves a spotlight! Operating by appointment only, the team will take their time helping you choose the perfect dress to suit what you have in mind, your colour of choice, and your particular body shape. Appointments are available from Monday to Friday (9am to 4pm) and on Saturday (8am to 12pm). The store is also one to bookmark for wedding dresses and other evening dresses down the line!
This budget-friendly option is every mother’s dream with affordable alternatives to high-end price tags. We found a couple of front-runners that were ruled out only because they were too similar to what other girls would be wearing on the night. It’s touch-and-go as to what dresses will be featured each time you visit, but YDE is a highly recommended first port of call!
There are a number of stores that are well worth the visit – each with its unique style of dress! The selection at each shop was a lot smaller and more limited than other stores we visited, but the styles of dresses were so unique and completely breathtaking that we’re convinced some very lucky girls will find their dream dress in one of them!
Know of other great spots to shop for your son or daughter’s matric dance not mentioned above? Let us know below!
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