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GQ South Africa August 2017

GQ South Africa is the first and last word on men's style. With access to some of the world's top photographers and writers, GQ offers professional men content that is entertaining and enlightening. Whether it's fashion, tech, business, Hollywood or investigative journalism, GQ covers it all with intelligence and imagination.

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11 Issues


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it’s the age of the side-hustle

This is my last letter; everyone needs a side-hustle (see p70), and I’m off to fine-tune mine. My first issue as GQ editor was in November 2003. The mag featured a youthful Michael Schumacher, Ernie Els at his peak, a recently dead Johnny Cash, a skop-skiet-endonner account of the Stander Gang, South Africa’s most notorious bank robbers, and a piece on the metrosexual male, aka David Beckham, along with a promise never to use that word in the mag again. I tackled some big issues like Nose Art (no, can’t recall the details), Beyoncé’s debut album, making love in a canoe, and ‘The Short Sleeve Look’. I posed the question: is this the end of the cellphone? The answer: obvs, defs, totes. Maybe it was too soon to tell. In the…

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Kleinschmidt is a fashion and advertising photographer, born and based in Cape Town, with a love for classic cars, bikes and the beach. He says his images aim to draw in the reader and keep them there, as he’s done with GQ Man Maps Maponyane. A big South African living in the Big Apple, Thompson started out publishing sports mags before turning to photography. He now works as a fashion photographer in New York City. He captured model Georgia Fowler in full flow. O’Neal is the editor of The A.V. Club where he has been writing since 2006. His talking head has appeared on CNN, PBS and many other places in need of pop culture-related yakking. His family isn’t impressed by any of this. Broadbent is a staff sports writer with The Times…

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the hit list

1 SAY WHAT YOU MEAN Oi’vey, these Cape Town creations sport our favourite South African colloquialisms. They’re kak fancy. mevrouandco.com 2 PRINT YOUR PICS Bring back the polaroid we say. Nifty250 is an online printing service, which allows for easy printing from your Instagram account or device. nifty250.co.za 3 FIND YOUR APPLE For Macs, iPads, iPhones, Watches, Apple TV and all the accessories you’ll need. Plus a whole bunch of other cool tech stuff. digicape.co.za 4 TREAD LIGHTLY We’ve been shopping at Tread+Miller for ages now – check out their classy range of men’s shoes and you’ll see why. treadandmiller.co.za 5 HIT THE TRAIL Whether you’re gearing up or upgrading, you’re spoilt for choice at Chris Willemse Cycles. cwcycles.co.za WEBSITE: GQ.CO.ZATWITTER: @GQDOTCOZA INSTAGRAM: #GQSOUTHAFRICA FACEBOOK: FACEBOOK.COM/GQSOUTHAFRICAMAIL: GQ@CONDENAST.CO.ZA…

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zinhle jiyane

MAN OF THE MOMENT PREVIEW DESIGN LIST SOCIAL GENTLEMAN’S CORNER VOICE TECHNOLOGY TASTE GROOMING STATUS SYMBOL DESTINATION SEX MOVIES GAMES BOOKS GQ&A Zinhle Jiyane’s start in the entertainment industry didn’t exactly go according to her plan. She always knew she wanted to be on TV so she trained as a presenter. But never did she think that her brother, who had a passion for music and casually taught her how to mix vinyl, would eventually be a key player in creating who we know today as DJ Zinhle. After a stint as a resident DJ on the SABC dance show Jika Majika, from 2006-2009, DJ Zinhle was thrust into the spotlight and today sees her name next to the likes of Black Coffee on the nomination lists of top music awards. She counts…

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strokes ahead

‘I’M A VERY COMPETITIVE PERSON. I’VE GOT MY EYES SET ON BEING AT THE TOP. I’M GOING TO KEEP PUSHING UNTIL I DO GET THERE’ Here’s a disarming way about 21-year-old swimmer Calvyn Justus. Speaking to him, I get the feeling that we’re old surfing buddies – even though I’m a landlocked journalist half the world away. But this casual demeanour doesn’t do his ambition justice. ‘Shocking’, he calls his 64 000-strong YouTube subscriber count, where he documents his unusual life in a series of vlogs. ‘You know, there are people with millions and millions of followers, and I’m a very competitive person’, laughs the 2016 Rio Olympian, ‘so, 60k means nothing, to me, really. I’ve got my eyes set on being at the top. I’m going to keep pushing until I…

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mid-winter escape

Feeling the bite? There’s nothing like a snuggle fest in a wooden cabin to get your toes warm. Think cashmere, cable knit and Fair Isle sweaters, turtlenecks, camel coats, tweed trousers, woven scarves and beanies. Just remember, you’re a GQ Man: no lazing about in your thermal undies and ripped house tees. It’s all about high styling, even when you’re on the down low.…