Outfit of the day

standing-1Some outfits can stop you dead in your tracks. Sometimes, its a stop street. Sometimes it’s the sun in your eyes.

In this case it was the outfit.

Suit Supply landed in South Africa about 2 years ago via online orders with the unique proposition of covering all import duties and taxes, that may not seem a big deal for my international readers but for those of us here on the tip of Africa paying 40% a pop, its a pretty big deal. They then opened a store in Hyde Park Joburg, no, not the mall, but instead in a mansion up the road, you see Suit supply doesn’t have traditional stores on high streets and in shopping centres, but instead spaces that offer experiences for there customers.

Yes, when they told me that I only half bought it too, till I actually managed to visit there Johannesburg store recently and was blown away with the space, layout and service. I was there to pick out an outfit, the outfit above! The outfit that you could be wearing in no time!

Lets take another look!

standing-2Picking one outfit from the collection is impossible. Trust me, I was there for 4 hours and in the end left empty handed deciding instead to pick my items online and build an outfit there.

Having had a look at my Instagaram feed lately I also realised that I own a multitude of grey, black and brown blazers but no colour. So bam! Red blazer it was.Then it became a question of pants. Yes, I decided, I definitely needed pants and as I have very few textured or patterned pants I decided on a pair of woollen trousers with a fine houndstooth pattern. The shirt was easy, its gingham, I mean, you really cant go wrong with a gingham shirt especially not in brown and especially not when pairing it with red. The accessories were the hardest, their selection of ties is incredible with such interesting fabrics and textures that it’s almost impossible to choose just 1. Eventually, I ended up choosing the pocket square that went best with the jacket and chose a tie to match (more details on pocket square rules here) Lastly, it was shoes and belt (yes, they should match) and with my new found lover for tassled loafers I decided an a nice chocalatey brown to bring out the browns in the pants and shirt.

And here you have it.


Right, competition time!

Again right? I know, I spoil you guys!

This outfit is worth over R12 000 ($1000) so winning it will be a little more difficult and it includes everything you see except the sunglasses. In fact, let me break it down for you.

This jacket

These pants

These shoes

This shirt

This tie

This pocket square

This belt

Okay, so thats your package!

Delivered to your door anywhere in the world.

How do you enter?

Firstly, you need to be following Suit Supply on Instagram

Second (and that will be it) you need to repost the below image tagging Suit Supply and What My Boyfriend Wore with the #WMBWWin

When I “like” or “favourite” your post that means I’ve sen it and you’re in the draw.

That’s it folks. Trust me, you wanna win this competition.

For a second entry I’m gonna let you tweet the pic with “I really want to win this entire  outfit from  –  “


Here are the terms and conditions:

• Competition open to anyone anywhere in the world

• Competition opens Wednesday 08/07/2015 and closes on Tuesday 14/07/15

• Winner will be drawn via random draw and announced on the morning of 15/07/2015

• All above criteria must be fulfilled for your entry to qualify.

• Your prize will be delivered to the address you provide.

Okay gents, good luck and stay fancy.



Full-LengthBelieve it or not, sometimes (sometimes a lot) I go casual. In fact I get a lot of requests for ideas on casual looks and I suppose we cant be fancy everyday can we?

YES. Yes we can that was a trick question.

Though, I’m not. And quite simple somedays you just feel like throwing on some old jeans and a jumper and heading out the house. This was one of those days. There’s also nothing quite like walking around town with some music in your ears, so I took my new A-Audio headphones for a spin – so to speak. You’re gonna want to keep reading, because at the end of this post I’m gonna tell you how you can win a set of these incredible bluetooth headphones.

Now just because we’re casual, doesn’t mean that we don’t pay attention to details. We always pay attention to details, so in this case I decided to pick up on the peach in the shoes with a little peach pocket square. It’s a small thing, but I do think it’s the small things that count. Nothing new here.

Lets take a look at those details then.

earphoneswalkingsneakersFor those of you looking to find any of the above:

Sunglasses by RayBan

Blazer from Gap (available locally at Stuttafords)

Pocket square by Heywood 1922

Jumper by Ted Baker (available locally at Stuttafords)

Headphones by A-Audio

Backpack by Freedom Of Movement

Jeans by Gap (available locally at Stuttafords)

Sneakers by Puma x BWGH

Okay! Happy?

Great. Lets get your head squeezed in-between a set of A-Audio headphones then shall we?

Go ahead take a closer look.

Earphones-close-upEarphones-close-up-4Earphones-close-up-2Earphones-close-up-3Ok, so I recently went on a little trip to Johannesburg, sure it’s only a 2 hour flight but travelling in general is not my favourite thing, so any distraction is a good one. This was the perfect excuse to really put these headphones to the test so I left my ‘ol faithful’s’ at home and packed these instead.

Immediately off the bat they were way more convenient, sure my other headphones fold up, but these folded up flat so they took up way less space in my onboard luggage even in the carry case (way better than the little faux leather pouch ‘protecting’ my old ones). The real kicker for me was the fact that they were wireless, see nothing is more annoying than getting tangled up while switching between boarding passes and devices – I know this sounds pretty lame, but it was a real issue for me! Every time I threw my backpack on the headphone chord would pull out! Yes yes…#FirstWorldProblems I know, but still. The second winner was the noise cancelation, not only handy at blocking out the annoying sounds of an airport with super duper audio quality, but also handy at blocking out the engines on the aeroplane as they explode sending you plummeting to your death. I’m not a happy flyer.

Despite the 12 hour battery life the package comes complete with a power bank so you should really never run out of power, unless of course you’re doing like a 28 hour power walk in which case you should probably get different headphones so as not to ruin the plush leather detailing.

So, you want all this then do you?

Here’s how to enter.

We’re gonna try something new this time and run the whole thing via Instagram in hopes of keeping it simple as always. Dont worry I’ll still give you all additional entries via Facebook and Twitter as per normal.

Go visit A-Audio Headphones on Instagram (maybe give them a like for being so generous) then simply repost any image of the headphones on their feed that you like. Any one. Now tag the image with @AAudioHeadphones and leave a comment with the hashtag #WMBWWin – so that I can track them.

Voila! Youre in!

Oh yes, Facebook and Twitter. Lets make it fun!!

Facebook – Post the the first song youre gonna play on your new headphones to Facebook and tag A Audio Headphones and of course What My Boyfriend Wore

Twitter – Tweet “I’m gonna rock this (Song link here) on my new @AAudioHeadphone with @WhatMyBFWore

Thats it folks, if you do all 3 you have 3 entries for the draw.

Here are the T&C’s

1 – Competition opens 01/07/2015 and closes 08/07/2015

2 – The winner will be drawn and announced on 10/07/2015 via

3 – Competition open to anyone in the world and your prize will be shipped to you

4 – All requirements for each category must be completed to count as an entry

5 – The Instagram entry must first be completed before entering via Facebook or Twitter

That should be it folks.

Good luck and stay fancy.


This is something a little different for my blog but its such a great collaboration its well worth sharing. After all the modern day gentleman takes pride in more than what he wears, but he takes pride in where he lives and where he works too

Below is what happens when one of the worlds biggest fashion houses gets into the pants of one of the worlds foremost furniture companies to update a range of original designs by Jean Prouvé for use in their office.

If you can’t tell by the look already this is none other than G-Star Raw who decided to pay homage to Prouvé’s collection of furniture designed for the offices of French industrial companies in the 1940s.

The collection consists of 10 pieces, including chairs, desks, tables, cabinets, desk lamps and wall-mounted reading lights, were initially developed for G-Star RAW’s new headquarters in Amsterdam, which opened last year.

15_FEATURE_ARTICLE_prouve_bottom_slide03_5044 15_FEATURE_ARTICLE_prouve_bottom_slide02_5043 15_FEATURE_ARTICLE_prouve_xtra_carrousel_15-1_COLLAGE_5041 15_FEATURE_ARTICLE_prouve_bottom_slide01_5042 Shubhankar Ray, global brand director simply says that they were fans of the stuff and needed new furniture for their offices. G-Star RAW and Vitra worked with Prouvé’s family to update the designs, developing a new palette of materials and coloured finishes. All the pieces are made from either steel, solid timber or a combination of the two. The rest, as they say, is history!

WOW! Never mind my office I could have this stuff all over my apartment!

Following the launch in Milan, the collection will be available from G-Star RAW’s website and at $2000 a pop, you might wanna start saving.

vitra-and-g-star-raws-jean-prouve-inspired-office-furniture-installation-9vitra-and-g-star-raws-jean-prouve-inspired-office-furniture-installation-11vitra-and-g-star-raws-jean-prouve-inspired-office-furniture-installation-13vitra-and-g-star-raws-jean-prouve-inspired-office-furniture-installation-18For more details and the original source of this article go check out 

Okay. Stay fancy.

mediem-close-upWhat do you wear on a date with a Negroni?

Thats what the folks at Tanqueray Gin wanted to know? So they challenged me to make a Negroni and allow the flavour to inspire an outfit. Little did they know that I am no stranger to Negronis and have been whipping them out at home ever since my friend Nick passed on the skill and of course I acquired all the essential bar tools and ingredients to make it happen.

If you want to make the drink, you need the right stuff right? So Tanqueray sent me over everything I might need to whip this classic cocktail together in this epic cocktail kit – Well, everything except ice, or maybe they sent ice and it just melted or something.

Fancy uh? You like? Good, i’ll be giving away a kit just like this at the bottom of this post, so keep reading.

full-setNow, this drink dates back to 1919, where (legend has it) Count Camillio Negroni asked his local bartender in Florence, Italy to stiffen his favourite cocktail, the Americano by using gin rather than soda water – look he had probably had a long day, or lady troubles, lets not question why. Either way, the Negroni was born and on this rare occasion we can actually say something silly like “Thank you Mr Negroni”.

The Negroni is one of the simplest drinks to make, equal parts gin, campari and sweet vermouth stirred together with an orange rind result in a bitter sweet love affair that grows more delicious with every sip. My mouth waters when I speak about it which is why that description sounded so cheesy – I mean this is true love we’re talking about.

So I ask again, how do you pay homage to such a drink by dressing appropriately enough to take it on a date. Well, when I think of Florence all I see are well dressed men sitting round the great wall of Pitti during Pitti Uomo – Lightweight fabrics, well cut suits and sock less loafers. Every detail so well thought out that it appears casually thrown together! You gotta love Italian summer style.

full-lengthtie-clipmidshotshoesAfter all this Negroni talk though, I think it’s only fair that you learn how to make one, so lets get started with one of the simplest most impressive drinks you will ever taste.

As mentioned above the drink is equal parts Tanqueray gin, Campari and sweet vermouth poured over ice in a large stirring glass or bottom half of a cobbler shaker.

In the meantime, you want to start chilling your old fashioned glass (Pretty much a tumbler) with some ice.

Now, the next step is not necessary, but I love that bitter taste of the orange peel and therefore like to carve a few rinds in before I stir the drink. Stirring your drink, rather than shaking it helps maintain the clarity of the original liquor rather than bruising it, so its a slow gentle stir in order to chill the ingredients.

Now, don’t leave it too long, or you’ll just water down your drink, so drain any excess water out of your glass now, pop the straining lid on to the cobbler shaker and slowly pour that delicious deep red liquid over a glass of ice.

Finally, just before serving slice a piece of orange skin (taking care to stay close to the skin and avoid the bitter white part of the orange), give it a twist over your drink allowing the oils to coat the top of your negroni and simply dropt it in.


So? How do you win the kit you may ask?

As always I try to keep it simple.

You have 2 ways of entering either via Facebook or Twitter

Lets start with Facebook: Simply go to the competition post on my page and tag who you would like to share your Negroni with – something simple like “Hey (tag friends name here) #TonightWeTanqueray with Negronis if I win”

Okay, twitter: Simply tweet “I’m thirsty for a @tanquerayZa Negroni with @WhatMyBFWore because #TonightWeTanqueray”

Thats it folks, you can enter either way or both ways for a double entry.

Here are the T&C’s

• Competition only open to South African Residents over the age of 18

• Competition opens on the 10/06/15 and closes on 17/06/15

• A winner will be drawn via and announced by 19/06/15

• Your prize will be delivered to you via courier

Thats it people, good luck!

Okay. Stay fancy.


At last count I had over 20 jeans. Not very acurate I know, but I’m terrible at math.

They’re all in various stages of disrepair (some bought that way) and all in a variety of washes and fits from a plethora of brands.

Recently though, I received my first pair of ‘raw” denim – a pair of G-Star Raw jeans you may have seen me wearing on my Instagram lately – now, raw denim (or dry denim) is denim that has not been washed after dying and is left in a solid un destressed state (SPOILER ALERT for below video)

The only problem for me was…well, how do I keep it like this?

Apparently (according to the salesmen at all high end denim retailers) you should never wash your jeans! Ever! The fabric softener ruins them…blah blah, etc etc.

Fine, but also GROSS!

So I turned to the internet and found this:

I mean, who’s going to argue with Mr Porter right?

Okay. Stay fancy.

london-collections-pastel-menswear-garconjon-4R2A2950sPastels. Who would of thought they could look so bad ass!

Sartorial Sundays, as we have come to learn from my tardiness is not so much about ‘Sundays” as it is about sartorial inspiration for Sundays, and as far as the perfect sunday look goes, this is it! I mean can you not see yourself lying in the park sipping on Pimms and lemonade and eating tiny food out of a picnic basket wearing exactly this! I certainly can.

This is one of those rare outfits that teaches us that no matter what the rules say, when something works it can sometimes work beyond the rules. Almost nothing in this outfit matches (besides the cravat and pocket square) and the yellow shirt with khaki blazer just shouldn’t work as they’re too tonally similar. But, I think its fair to say it all just does. Maybe it’s his “I don’t give a rats ass attitude” that comes through it all, making you look at a man dressed in pastel and think ‘Nailed it’!!!

I’ve put together something similar below, mixing it up a little and eliminating things like the cravat, not that there is anything wrong with cravats, but they’re just not for everyone, and they’re certainly not for me. I thought I would apply this to my style, and maybe add a hat (helps keep the sun off your face while sipping on that Pimms) if you like this look and want to replicate it, give these a try.

Straw trilby available here

Pink check blazer available here

Floral pocket square available here

Burgundy lapel flower available here

Beige linen shirt available here

Blue chinos available here

Tan leather brogues available here

Happy shopping.

Okay. Stay fancy.

WMBW2015WOW. Its been exactly 2 months since I last posted. Sorry.

Now, its not entirely that I just got lazy and decided to take a vacation from blogging (we all need a break) but its also that I wanted 2015 to start a new chapter, or at the very least a new menu item within “What My Boyfriend Wore” or WMBW as it will now be known as! The latter is just less of a mouth full to be honest.

See, its been about 2 years of mens fashion on this page, everything from tips to inspiration and as much as I absolutely love being a dapper gent and sharing my thoughts on it with you, well, there’s more to being a gentleman than getting a dimple in your tie.

Dont worry, there are lots of tie dimples and pocket squares still to come, after all any outfit worth wearing is an outfit worth sharing (I totally just came up with that – self five) and menswear is still my passion, one that i know you guys all share. So, off the back of that, here’s 2015 first ‘look’


pocket-squareBeltNice belt uh? I kinda liked the red detail on this very grey suit, felt like it took it out of the corporate world and into something a little more fun. BUT, its not the belt thats important here, its that tasty mix of bourbon, bitters and ice all sweetened and stirred over ice that is.

How many of you know how to make an old fashioned? Well up until a few months ago, I didn’t! What kind of gentleman doesn’t know how to make such a classic drink (hangs head in shame)!

This brings us to the first new section of the blog.

WMBW-DRINK-ANo, this will not just be lame ass cocktail recipes. Gross. It will be all about the how, where and why of the most delicious drinks every man should know. How to make them and where to get them made for you.

Im pretty excited about this myself.

WMBW-DRINK-BWMBW-DRINKNow, man can not live on bourbon alone, sure we can try and we often do for longer periods of time than we should, but at some point we’re gonna have to eat.

Which of course, brings me to the next section of WMBW

WMBWEATS-BWMBWEATSSometimes it will be pizza (because of all that bourbon) sometimes it will be a 5 course tasting menu and sometimes it will be something i’ve cooked up in my kitchen.

Why? Well, a gentleman needs to know where to take the lady he is currently courting, has been courting or has already managed to wed. A gentleman should also always have a suggestion of “where to go” when the question comes up, be that a steak dinner, an indian curry hot enough to melt your plate, or yes, even a slice of pizza between events.

The cooking part, well, I love cooking, I’ve loved it ever since my mom gave me a Winnie the Pooh cookbook when I was seven. I might even be bold enough to say that it helped me convince the girl of my dreams that I was the man of her dreams (this is of course just assumption – but she’s never complained) So, I’m hoping to pass on everything from family recipes to exciting new culinary discoveries to you gents so that you can have a recipe or 2 memorised along with those drinks.

And lastly, the final new section of the blog.

WMBW-TRAVELS-CSee, I realised the other day that I live in one of the worlds top tourist destinations, with more beauty than you can shake a stick at, not that you’d want to, shaking sticks at beautiful things is kinda frowned upon in these parts.

But I’m new to this city, well, relatively, I’ve only really called Cape Town home for the better part of 2 years now, and I’ve decided that 2015 is the year that I will explore every corner of this beautiful place, from the little beachside resorts to the incredible winelands where drinking, eating and traveling all come together in one massive explosion of awesome.

WMBW-TRAVELS-LIONS-HEADWMBWTRAVELSWMBWTRAVELS-B&WWMBWTRAVELS-LEGSI’m hoping that my travels will take me beyond Cape Town as outside of fashion, traveling is my biggest passions (yes yes,me and everyone else out there) and up until last year I had visited at least one new city somewhere in the world every year for the last 8.

I’m hoping to get to share those experiences with you, not in a “wwwooooo hooooo…look at the cool stuff I’m doing” but in an honest “hey this is a cool place to spend a weekend / night / week” kinda way. As always I will be true to myself and to you guys, and just like I have with my fashion, I will never recommend something I don’t truly believe in.

I’m gonna try keep it fresh and different and always look for new angles, bare with me though, this is gonna be pretty new for the both of us, so feel free to leave me lots of feedback and comments, try keep them constructive though, I’m gonna need all the help I can get.

That’s it, lets make 2015 interesting.

Okay. Stay fancy.

Sunglasses by Ray Ban

Suit from Topman

Shirt from TM Lewin

Tie from Friday Tie Day

Tie clip from Suited Man

Lapel Flower by Suited Man

Pocket square by Weekend Casual

Belt by Ted Baker

Shoes by Dune London







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