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GQ South Africa February 2019

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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galaxy quest

ONE OF MY FAVOURITE NOVELS OF ALL TIME is Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a delightful blend of sci-fi and snarky humour which follows the misadventures of earth’s last surviving man, Arthur Dent, after Earth is demolished to make way for, of all things, an interplanetary highway bypass. While onboard a spaceship, Arthur seeks out any form of comfort and familiarity he can find – first in a cup of tea. In his search, he comes across the Nutrimatic Drinks Dispenser, a sophisticated machine which scans the user’s tastebuds and organic makeup to create a beverage they’re most likely to enjoy – and almost gets it right. Apart from Arthur’s fantastical journey across the galaxy and the inevitable sights he must have encountered, this is the one device…

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GRANT SHUB WRITER With a degree in English and media studies from UCT, Grant Shub has contributed to GQ since 2010 and holds a passion for all things sports. This month, Shub sits down with Proteas fast bowling sensation Kagiso Rabada, to discuss being a better man, honing his sense of style and chasing 2019 World Cup glory. ARTHUR MUKHARI SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER A a passionate marketer and a full time Instagram stalker, Arthur first fell in love with magazines in second year at res, where he was introduced to all the finer things in life. A Joburger by heart, he’s fully immersed himself in everything Cape Town has to offer. One day he hopes to write a book about the ever-changing world of social media.…

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the hit list

The read Do your New Year’s resolutions include reading more local fiction? Then Red Dog by Willem Anker should go to the top of your list. This award-winning novel tells the story of Coenraad de Buys, the most dangerous man around the Cape in the late 1700s. A legend, polygamist and swindler, De Buys roamed the land with his pack of dogs, drawing a band of outcast and renegades around him. Red Dog by Willem Anker (Kwela, R320) The spot Attention lovers of French cuisine: Sea Point bistro Coco Safar is celebrating the return of luxury dining this summer with a menu of Gallic dishes with a South African twist. From West Coast mussels in a light butter-and-chive sauce, to rooibos mousse with orange-jam ice cream, diners will be spoilt for choice. cocosafar.com The drink Winter has…

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seth shezi’s tailoring rules

TIE LENGTH Fold your tie so that it hits just above your waistband – anything longer or shorter will make you look like a clown. CUFFS Most men wear their jacket sleeves too long or their shirt sleeves too short. Here’s the deal: make sure your jacket sleeve stops at your wrist bone and let your shirt hang 1cm past that. THE BUTTON RULE Always; sometimes; and (if you’re wearing a three-button suit) never. Always button the top button, sometimes the middle and never the bottom one. THE HEM Get them tailored to fall just above your shoe – no longer. THE FOOTWEAR With all the silly and wild combinations out there, make sure your shoe colour complements your suit. And never wear brown shoes with a black suit. PHOTOGRAPHS BY NIQUITA BENTO. STYLING BY RUSTY BEUKES. GROOMER SIAN MOSS…

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unsubscribe me!

NOT LONG AGO I WAS SWIPING FRANTICALLY ON TINDER WHEN I ACCIDENTALLY SWIPED LEFTON THE ONE. ‘Come back to me,’ I whispered. Fortunately there’s Tinder Plus, which lets you rewind a left swipe for just R140 a month. I signed up, intending to cancel immediately. Instead, after un-swiping the guy and spending an hour figuring out who he looked like (a young John Lithgow), I completely forgot to go back and opt out. A few months later, I started dating someone else (the real John Lithgow!) and deleted the app, but the charges continued. I thought I could outwit Tinder, but Tinder outwitted me. Try counting up all the subscriptions you pay for – the monthly charges siphoned from your bank account to provide everything from TV streaming to meal…

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on the pulse

INSPIRED BY MODERN ARCHITECTURE, THE BR-X2 SKELETON’S transparent case displays the delicate watch movement, while retaining the brand’s iconic square shape. Automatic winding by the microrotor ensures you’ll always be on time, while a grey alligator strap provides a luxe finish to this highly exclusive timepiece – which only 50 watch lovers will be lucky enough to own. The end result perfectly embodies creative director’s Bruno Belamich’s vision of ‘a fusion of tradition and the avant-garde’. See more of our favourite luxury finds at GQ.CO.ZA…