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GQ South Africa

GQ South Africa November 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.

South Africa
Content Nation Media (Pty) Ltd
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11 Issues


1 min.

Tanchel is a photographer and director of commercials based in Jo’burg. With a background in fine arts, he has an affinity for capturing people in all their forms and telling the conceptual stories of their lives. Ferreira started his career interning for GQ Style. He quickly turned his attention from editorial to the world of advertising. In 2016 the Loeries rated him as the number one stylist/ art director in Africa and the Middle East. Born in Durban, Kavonic got her start writing for magazines before moving into the digital realm at CapeTownMagazine.com CapeTown-Magazine.com. As a freelance writer and content manager, she contributes to a number of platforms. De Marcos began his photography career working for Vogue Spain. He worked there exclusively for five years until he decided to set up his own…

1 min.
don’t sweat it

Back in 2005, I tried my own interpretation of the double-popped polo. Picture the original – several layered polo shirts, with all the collars popped, invariably accessorised with a pair of ’80s-revival sunglasses and an air of entitlement. The colours of each had to vary, but most important was the logo above the left breast – it had to be some sort of apex predator. For my own interpretation, I thought I would avoid the look’s inherent douche factor by swapping the polo shirts for two button-down oxfords, all layered under an elbow-patched, ‘I promise I’m smart’ tweed blazer. It failed miserably; everyone who saw me that day was as confused as I looked. The whole thing was incredibly difficult to move in, and I quickly found it’s really rather impossible…

2 min.
the hit list

1 FIND YOUR WAY You’re walking about sightseeing, folding and unfolding one of those damned hotel maps, clueless tourist written all over your face. What do you do? GQ suggests: Ulmon’s CityMaps2Go app offers interactive, easy-to-use, offline maps (no roaming required, it works using GPS) for most of the world’s major cities. You’ll stay so effortlessly orientated and informed, you might be mistaken for a local. ulmon.com 2 BE ENTERTAINED The flights will set the tone for your trip. You’ll want to get to the other side well-rested, relaxed, and ready to seize the day. GQ suggests: The Bose QuietComfort 20 has been rated by reviewers as the best in-ear, noise-cancelling headphones in the world. You’ll not look back. From R5 200 at soundimports.co.za 3 SLEEP EASY At 35 000 feet you have limited hierarchy…

1 min.
nomuzi mabena

MAN OF THE MOMENT PREVIEW TECHNOLOGY GROOMING GENTLEMAN’S CORNER THE TALK STATUS SYMBOL TASTE DESTINATION SEX ART MOVIES GAMES BOOKS PROFILE Nomuzi Mabena’s status as South Africa’s Skhanda Queen couldn’t be more fitting. Not only because she has fast become the female face of the genre, but because she’s building herself an empire. And like many great queens, she’s been ruling from a young age. At 16, Moozlie was already commanding crowds as the MC of various big events in Jo’burg. But it was in 2012, when she won the MTV Base VJ Search, that people really sat up and took notice. Her charisma even caught the attention of record label Cashtime Life, and it wasn’t long before she’d reinvented herself as the country’s fiercest female rapper. But Moozlie thrives on independence and…

2 min.
take one

‘I ALMOST DIDN’T GO INTO ACTING BECAUSE I’M ACTUALLY QUITE SHY. I STILL GET NERVOUS EVERY DAY BUT I’VE LEARNT TO FEED OFF THAT ENERGY’ If it wasn’t for Thabo Mbeki’s inaugural presidential address, the entertainment world might have lost local actor Armand Aucamp to a career in finance. ‘It’s quite a funny story,’ he laughs. ‘I made a last-minute decision to audition for the Professional Acting programme at CityVarsity, but I didn’t know what was expected of me. I Googled monologues, came across Mbeki’s speech, and went for it.’ Unconventional as his choice might have been, it got him a place at the school, setting his acting journey in motion. Fast forward several years and Aucamp has since featured in South African productions, like Afrikaans film Ballade vir ’n Enkeling and…

2 min.
we bought your next tv for you. you’re welcome

1 EASY FOR YOURSELF The overwhelming process of buying a TV feels way more manageable when you realise that all the best TVs are ‘smart’, plasma is dead and 3D never should’ve existed. So forget that stuff! You actually have fewer decisions to make than you used to. 2 LOCK IN YOUR BUDGET The R9-13k range is the sweet spot: you’ll get 80 per cent of the latest features, image quality and design of the most expensive models. You can get a 42-inch TV with stunning image quality or a massive 65-inch-plus set that looks great (but turns your living room into a media room). 3 REMEMBER: WITH TVS, ‘BIGGER’ MEANS ‘WAY, WAY BIGGER’ You know how you’re supposed to measure your floor space before buying a rug? This is even more important. Use painter’s…