01.01.2018

Men's Panel Picks

5 fashion authorities tell us what they’ll be buying in 2018

The new year is a good time to start thinking about what style risks to take, investments to make and trends to cull. It can be overwhelming, but we’ve done all the research or you by asking 5 South African fashion authorities what pieces and trends they’ll be stocking up on in 2018. Meet the panel and their picks below.

Trevor Ntombela
Trevor Ntombela

“This is iconic piece is a menswear staple — it’s versatile and non-seasonal and the ways to wear it have evolved over the years. I dress mine up with a formal shirt, formal trousers and white sneakers. When going street, I pair it with a longer length tee, DIY deconstructed denim and high-tops.”

panel picks: Rich Mnisi
panel picks: Rich Mnisi

“The Mandarin collar still feels so exotic to me. 2018 is the year for experimentation — play with different shapes and interesting, unpredictable proportions.”

panel picks: Hayden Manuel
panel picks: Hayden Manuel

“I’m that guy at a party talking investing in denim. There’s nothing sexier than a pair of superior quality worn-in jeans. It tells a story and looks so good. Hence my obsession with G-Star.”

panel picks: Akim Jardine
panlel picks: Akim Jardine

“Prints ranging from florals to palm leaves are a definite staple for the new year. Aim for lightweight textiles and relaxed boxy fits and wear it tucked into cropped trousers with a pair of Birkenstocks, colour-tinted sunnies, a cigar and whiskey. Luxe!”

panel picks: Dylan Muhlenberg
panel picks: Dylan Muhlenberg

“I find it exciting to play with the proportions of the male wardrobe. It’s not as edgy as a dress but an oversized tee still looks interesting and adds drama to your silhouette when worn with slim-fit bottoms. Plus, it’s much more forgiving on the type of body that’s been built in a bar rather than they gym.”