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GQ South Africa

GQ South Africa September 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
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12 Issues


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Magary is a correspondent for GQ US, a columnist for sports website Deadspin and a novelist. His latest release, The Hike, is hopefully available in South Africa. When Rogers started shooting 15 years ago, his vision was to cement his place as one of SA’s top architecture and décor photographers. He’s done a fine job of that, and makes GQ”s shoots a whole lot of fun, too. Jarvis is a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine and The California Sunday Magazine. She lives in Seattle. Read her report on the men who buy sex. Bastos is Brazilian-born with Italian blood. He has shot campaigns for big fashion names like Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani and, of course, GQ, and counts supermodels Maria Borges and Lais Ribeiro as friends.…

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time for change

After almost six years of thumbing through the latest issue in my local library every month, I bought my first copy of GQ in April 2007. I was in America and all of 20 years old; Lindsay Lohan was on the cover (my, how things have changed). Barack Obama also featured on a GQ cover later that year, a signpost that the country was on the cusp of – and ready for – a major change, one that would see the first black US president elected (my my, how things have changed). That same year, I decided to move back to the continent where I was born, a choice that would change me forever. It was in some ways a decision inspired by that magazine, and the glimpse it gave me…

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the hit list

1 REFILL YOUR WATER BOTTLE Thirsty? Then fill up your own bottle, like this locally made stainless steel option from Greener Lifestyle. R129 at faithful-to-nature.co.za 2 DITCH THE STRAW If you really need a straw to gulp down your smoothie, take along your own glass, stainless steel or bamboo sipper. Straw and sleeve combo R115 at streamstraws.com 3 RETHINK THE BAG Carry your groceries in your own carrier bags, and keep them close at hand. 4 GET STRAIGHT Swop out those throwaway plastic razors and blade cartridges for a straight-edge razor. From R200 at bundubeard.co.za 5 SHOP VINTAGE Secondhand and vintage stores can be treasure troves for unique fashion and accessories. Add your flair by updating your finds. Or even swop clothes with your friends. 6 BRING LUNCH Instead of grabbing takeout in eco-unfriendly throwaway tubs, bring your own lunch in…

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this month on gq.co.za

TELEVISION’S BRIGHTEST The stars of TV come out to play at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. We’ll be covering all the action (and drama). FOOD FOR THOUGHT Top tips for spending a weekend away in Franschhoek, including the best culinary experiences in the Winelands. BUSINESS OF FASHION Keeping you in the loop about exciting industry ventures, like Gucci trading in fashion for furniture. NEXT SEASON’S TRENDS While it’s all about Autumn/Winter collections for women, we’re expecting plenty of men’s looks on the runway too. SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED It’s all about martinis at GQ HQ this month, so be sure you know how to make one at home. WEBSITE: GQ.CO.ZATWITTER: @GQDOTCOZA INSTAGRAM: #GQSOUTHAFRICA FACEBOOK: FACEBOOK.COM/GQSOUTHAFRICAMAIL: GQ@CONDENAST.CO.ZA…

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she’s a hurricane

MAN OF THE MOMENT PREVIEW GENTLEMAN’S CORNER THE TALK STATUS SYMBOL TECHNOLOGY TASTE DESTINATION SEX GROOMING MUSIC GAMES BOOKS MOVIES GQ&A It’s been a while since we’ve heard from ChianoSky. But then, with the sensual sweetness of a woman who knows what she wants, she is back in bold, vibrant definition, with a catchy EP that fuses pop and soul. Debuting in the Top 20 on the iTunes chart and Top 10 on the iTunes pop chart, her six-track EP, Hurricane, celebrates her affinity to ’70s soul and jazz. Growing up, ChianoSky was inspired by blues and jazz musicians like Etta James and Amy Winehouse, and you need only watch her music videos to see how she moulds their style – in sound and fashion – into her own unique story. In the…

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updating the ordinary

‘I FINALLY REALISED THAT I AM MORE THAN JUST ONE IDEA’ It’s the simple things that inspire Dennis Chuene, the man behind fashion label Vernac. This is a man who took an ordinary mashangani bag – those plastic everything carriers – and turned it into a high-end fashion statement. ‘I take the very things that you identify with and reintroduce them in a modern manner,’ he says. The iconic bag is associated with Africans because it represents a story of rags to riches, says the Limpopo-born designer. ‘I thought, let me use it and create a nostalgic feeling or experience. I recycled it and made an overnight bag, a backpack, sling bag and clutch bag.’ While he taught himself to sew and operate in the industry, he has worked with and under a…