The Condenasties show how to balance classic and contemporary style with ease
Words: Daniël Geldenhuys | Photography: Niquita Bento
As the country's pre-eminent style and fashion titles, GQ and Glamour have been getting it extremely right lately, winning with their Bonang cover and appointment of Asanda Sizani as editor, respectively. And it's not just inside the pages of these esteemed titles that we take inspiration, but have you even seen the Glamour and GQ editors' #OOTDs? Killing it. We think the team working behind the scenes deserve to be flashed in the famebulb for a change, and so we asked eight stylish staffers to each show off a look. Giving you street style, workwear and casual slay factor all rolled into one, each look balances classic and contemporary style with ease. See it, love it, and shop it right here.
Tracey Che King, Glamour's Content Producer
Tracey is a vision giving us spring stripe perfection with this Mango skirt. The Donald Duck tee is proof you can look amazing without taking yourself too seriously. Quacktastic!
Rusty Beukes, GQ's Fashion Director
Can you believe it's been over a year since Rusty showed us how to dress for summer? We're not really surprised that he's still bringing the heat though, and while cool is such an overused word, along comes Rusty and gives it a fresh appeal. His look is subtle, smart and athletic.
Mira Leibowitz, GQ and Glamour's Fashion Editor
Full disclosure, Mira was part of team Superbalist before she was spirited away. While working with us her daily looks inspired everyone in the office to up their style game. It's good to see that nothing's changed, and we think she's an absolute snack in monochrome Chu. It's a fashion moment, people. Local design meets street culture (Vans on her feet) and international fashion slay (those sunglasses). Sickening.
David Lerouw Lascurain, Glamour's Fashion Director
There's a party happening in David's socks and you're definitely invited. Unless you're like GQ old boy, Buntu, who prefers to bare his ankles, which is cool, too. Otherwise that pop of orange is styled to jumpstart the denim-on-denim and give you life. Very nice.
Lesley Mathys, Glamour's Managing Editor
Trust the managing editor to pick a great power dress – you need to dress the part if your job is to herd a bunch of creative cats. Lesley is a welcome reminder of the power of simplicity and the modern classic that is a black sock boot. Also, that if you're going to work you should make your outfit werk.
Bernd Fischer, GQ's Content Editor
Bernd is serving Edward Cullen realness in classic all black, keeping it super contemporary with sporty accents in the FILA tee and Nike kicks.
Luke Ruiters, GQ's Junior Fashion Editor
Can we all just stop, breathe, and take a moment to acknowledge Luke Diva doing the most in a Bonang tee and Thebe Magugu suit? You need to get your loved ones on the phone and spread this style gospel.
Molife Kumona, GQ's Online Editor
And finally, is this not the quintessential GQ man? Suit, watch, sneakers, all working. Taking tailoring into 2018 with modern updates to the traditional suit, Molife is the perfect antidote to the dirtbag menswear look we've seen on everyone lately from Justin Bieber to Jonah Hill. If there's one thing you can learn from a GQ man it's the power of a suit. Wear it your way.