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GQ South Africa November 2016

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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what’s a best-dressed man to do?

Let’s get this straight: being a man of style is not dependent on the clothing labels an individual wears. Many smooth-talking fakesters with big hair use a combination of wide red ties and dark suits to impress and intimidate. The media often interprets a gentleman as a slickly-suited, cigar-chomping louche who can attract women like the SAA picks up debt. It’s off the mark. Being rich and famous is not a free pass into any gentleman’s club, if such a thing still exists. Creativity and refinement trump shallowness and smugness every time. So while our best-dressed men are peerless when it comes to fashion, they possess other skills, interests and emotions. To choose GQ’s 50 Best Dressed Men of the Year, we sought out the opinions of assorted style bloggers,…

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Born in Northern Ireland, brought up in Zimbabwe, and now living happily in South Africa, Nicholl hosts the eponymous TV show where he gets to chat to sportsmen and celebrities For GQ, Nicholl gets frank with Kevin Pietersen. GQ’s best dressed man by far dreams up and produces the fashion pages of GQ and GQ Style. He is an avid supporter of local fashion and is still waiting for exactly the right moment to wear his vintage YSL overcoat. The newest addition to GQ’s art team is inspired by good music, good food and good design. He’s often so absorbed in a combination of the above that it seems he barely has time to speak. Instead, his work does the talking. Marshall’s passion for fun and composition is evident in his film work.…

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a quick look at some of the men who made gq’s best-dressed list

Prejelin Naggan Keep it in the family With an understated aesthetic suited to his role at the JSE, Naggan stakes his claim to style with high quality pieces. Where does he get his sense of style? His dad. Mr Naggan senior’s out-there fabric and print choices are a contrast to his own muted suits. But in terms of his appreciation for style, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Jonathan Freemantle Simplicity is key Freemantle’s wardrobe is either black or white, with statement pieces thrown in – like the vintage leather jacket he wore for the shoot, bought from a thrift store for £8. Monochrome as a look has never gone out of style. It is powerful in its simplicity, and allows the wearer to experiment with standout pieces. Gregg Hammond Judge a book by its…

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this gq on gq.co.za

WATCHES FOR YOUR WISH LIST Check out our pick of the best and latest timepieces. PICTURE PERFECT See why this camera – and other high-tech essentials – is the ideal gadget for your travels. DON’T MISS A THING Go behind the scenes at our 2016 Best Dressed Men of the Year Awards. THE BEST CAREER ADVICE Get valuable lessons in business from interesting characters, like the founder of Magna Carta Wines, Mphumeleli Ndlangisa. HOMEGROWN VISIONARIES From Tony Gum to Nelson Makomo and many more, these are the South African artists to follow on Instagram.…

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priyanka chopra

MAN OF THE MOMENT ‘They’re called “act enders” I’m really good at them’ TRENDING GROOMING MANUAL STATUS SYMBOL DESIGN LIFE TECHNOLOGY SEX DESTINATION TASTE GQ&A MOVIES GAMES BOOKS I like winning,’ Priyanka Chopra says about becoming Miss World at 18. She sounds like Donald Trump, but with eyelids that work, nearly 5m more Twitter followers, and much better hair. Priyanka is preparing to dominate season two of her first US TV show, Quantico, about FBI trainees who all seem to have at least one plot-upending secret. The twists serve an important function: giving Priyanka the chance to show off her range of surprised faces. Her character goes outside to get reception on a phone call with a terrorist, and her friend gets blown up? Shocked and devastated! The recruit she’s in love with is married? Shocked and angry! But the marriage is just part of his cover? Shocked…

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designer vision

‘I think it’s important to travel and get inspiration, which I then relate back to my work’ Donald Nxumalo, the man behind DNX Interior Design – a business he’s owned since 2012 – has already received national acclaim for his contributions to the local design scene. With its characteristic mix of classic and contemporary, the firm has styled residential homes, apartments and offices, and recently opened a new showroom in Kramerville, Jo’burg. ‘Style is something that comes from within and filters into all areas of your life, not just your clothes and house, but also in how you carry yourself,’ Nxumalo says. He should know: in 2014, Nxumalo came out on top of SABC3’s Win A Home competition, which saw him take charge of the interior design of lifestyle resort Steyn City.…