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GQ South Africa October 2018

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.

South Africa
Conde Nast Independent Magazines Pty Ltd
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11 Issues


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it’s time to talk

‘BE A MAN.’ WHAT DOES THAT MEAN IN 2018? Yes, we’re in arguably one of our most progressive periods in society as a whole, but phrases like this still exist. Because when people talk about ‘being a man’, it turns out they very often still mean ‘Be all of the classic ideals of masculinity’. You have to be strong, you have to provide for your family, and your worth is determined by how or how much you can provide. You’ll only really be able to measure your career in monetary terms, in titles and even in what you wear to work, instead of how fulfilled you are by your profession or what it enables you to do. Showing emotion is still frowned upon, and you’ll often find yourself…

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DAYLE KAVONIC WRITER ‘THE MANLY FACES OF DEPRESSION’ Page 82As a freelance writer and content manager, Kavonic contributes to a number of local and international platforms across print and digital. Although she only officially made writing a career after completing her studies in psychology at UCT, she’s been passionate about words ever since she first learnt how to use them. MIRA LEIBOWITZ FASHION EDITORAlthough she’s a Jo’burg girl at heart, Leibowitz made the move to the Mother City in pursuit of her dreams to make it the fast-paced world of fashion. And boy is she glad about it. Aside from hustling across both GQ and Glamour, she’s running with The Pack (the female empowering run club in collaboration with Nike), out climbing mountains, having weekly dinners…

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the hit list

Add some colour to any celebration with the Veuve Clicquot Magnetic Pencil, the latest edition to the iconic Champagne house’s Colorama Collection. Inside the box, you’ll find a playful pencil magnet just waiting to be personalised. Write your message on the pencil, then display it on the refrigerator while you chill your 75cl bottle of Yellow Label or Rosé. Available from leading liquor merchants nationwide while stocks last, from R549. veuveclicquot.com The spot Need to unwind? Located on the top of Cape Town’s The Westin Hotel, The Heavenly Spa is the perfect place to relax in style. The spa offers a variety of revitalising options, from therapeutic massages to cleansing facials and invigorating body treatments. Afterwards, go for a hot sauna or take a dip in the…

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the beauty of blend

• IF 2018 HAS TAUGHT us one thing so far, it’s that the fashion world loves to reinvent a classic. Nike teamed up with superstar Off-White designer Virgil Abloh to update the popular Jordan 1 UNC, which features Michael Jordan’s pre-fame university colours, with all of the now-iconic deconstructed Abloh touches, including bold insignia against a backdrop of crisp white mesh – creating one of the most sought-after sneakers of the year. Blends make the world more interesting. Tullamore D.E.W. brings together three kinds of Irish whiskey for a blend that’s as wonderfully complex as you are. Learn more at tullamoredew.com* ■…

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WOMEN: Get to know the models and celebrities heating up your Instagram GROOMING: All of your grooming concerns narrowed down so you can face them head-on CULTURE: The latest developments in the entertainment, business, food, fitness and tech industries STYLE: Up-to-the minute fashion and runway news, daily style upgrades and more exclusive behind-the-scenes action PHOTOGRAPHS BY KARL ROGERS, NIQUITA BENTO, KATINKA BESTER ■…

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@GQDOTCOZA @GQSOUTHAFRICA Recent update @safashionweek Get the fashion scoop straight from the #MenswearFashion bible! @tedchristophe... and in this month’s copy of GQ magazine @kdollahz Talking favourites with @GQdotcoza @chadcougars Thanks @bertleclos for sending these lovely photos of Chad in the latest issue of @gqsouthafrica ■…