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.


winI love giving stuff away, it makes me happy.

You guys read my blog, I think thats really cool of you, so do the guys at James McCabe, so much so, that they’ve asked me to help them give you a watch. Unfortunately, there is only one, so you’re gonna have to fight amongst yourselves for it. Well, not really fight! Just a simple entry will do.

The prize! Any James McCabe watch from the Heritage range.

So, what do you need to do to enter?

As always it’s simple, a 2 step process really!

Step 1 – You need to be following James McCabe Watches on Instagram – I mean really it’s a no brainer, they have a great feed!

Step 2 – You simply need to tag someone else under the post on my Instagram, that looks like this:

WIN-FB-watchBoom! You’ve entered.

Now, I always like to give you a better chance at winning, kinda like a little extra credit for a little extra work, so here’s a way you can gain another 2 entries.

Twitter – Simply tweet a pic of which James McCabe watch you wish to win from there Heritage Range with “I’de like to win this @McCabeWatches please @whatmybfwore”

Facebook – Go find the pic that I posted of the watch (looks like the one on Instagram) and simply share it – shares are tricky to track on FB because of privacy settings so leave me a comment either here or on FB to let me know you’ve entered.

Okay, so thats it, all in all, you have 3 entries if you do all of the above. Impressive.

Here are the T&C’s:

• Competition opens 11 May 2015

• Competition open to anyone anywhere in the world

• All entry requirements bust be completed to be eligible for winning, if your name is drawn and you fail to meet the entry requirements, we will redraw.

• Competition closes on 15 May 2015

• A winner will be drawn via and contacted on 18 May 2015

• Your prize will be shipped to you.

Good luck everyone. Someone has to win, might as well be you right?

Okay. Stay Fancy.

Full-length-walkingWho doesn’t love Mad Men? No one right? Well no one reading this blog at least I bet.

I’m quite convinced the show alone has made men want to be men again.

It brought back the tie clip, the 3 piece suit and just being a dapper gentleman in general. It also brought back the classic cocktail – I mean why did we ever stop drinking a delicious beverage like the old fashioned.

Personally I have a slightly closer connection to the show, I mean, I’m no Don Draper, but I am a Creative Director in the advertising industry and FUN FACT I even worked as a creative director at the same agency that the show is inspired by – DDB (Hey, Its not a claim to fame, but I’ll take it)

So, when Birchbox approached me about giving away one of their Mad Men inspired boxes, I didn’t hesitate, in fact my reply was quite simply “I have just the outfit”

Full-length-standingPocket-square-detailShoesStyle wise I’m much more of a Roget Sterling, you see, we seem to share a passion for fitted grey suits and pattern mixing.

So here we have it, a fitted Prince of wales patterned suit, a contrast collar shirt (complete with collar pin), a burgundy silk polka dot tie with colour matching pocket square, a simple brushed steel tie clip and a pair of woven tasselled loafers.

But you guys aren’t here for the pattern mixing today, oh no, you want to know what’s inside this box and of course how you can get your hands on one.

Birchbox-close-upBirchboxThis is what my box contained when it arrived, but yours can contain any number of Mad Men inspired items, and if you subscribe before 11th of April, your first box will be a Birchbox + Mad Men special edition

If you wanna take a chance however at winning a box with 5 full sized products from the collection, here’s how:

Simply head on back to Instagram and re-gram / re-post the ‘Win a Mad Men inspired Birchbox’ picture and use the 3 following hashtags #BirchboxMan #MadMen & #WinWithWMBW Be sure to tag me in your reposts – this is so that I can track entries, so if you leave them out, I wont know you entered.

As Always, here are the Terms and conditions:

• Competition will run from 10:00PM EST on the 5th April 2015 and close at 10PM EST on 6th April 2015

• Competition winner will be drawn via random draw on and announced on or before 10th April 2015

• Competition only open to residence of the United States of America

Now get back to watching the show ill ya!

Okay. Stay Fancy and Good Luck

For those of you wanting details of the above outfit:

Clubmaster sunglasses from Ray Ban

Suit from Topman

Shirt from TM Lewin

Tie from Friday Tie Day

Pocket Square by The Detailed Male

Shoes by Dune London






DW---WIN-HeaderA couple of months ago, as part of my “Essentials” category I wrote a post about the dress watch featuring Daniel Wellington. Today I’m super excited to be giving one of these watches away to one of you guys.

I only have 2 Daniel Wellington watches in my collection, but with all the interchangeable straps, it’s become my go to watch for any outfit.

DW-Watch-Grace-GreenDW-watch---St-AndrewDW-Watch-Grace-BlueBut enough about how fancy they look on MY wrist, lets find out how we can get one on to yours.

As usual, I’m going to be running this competition via my Facebook Book and twitter as it’s the easiest way to keep track of the entries and contact you if you win.

The entry mechanism is simple:

Viist and pick the watch you want to win.

Yeah, its that simple.

Then leave me a comment on my Facebook page under the “WIn – Daniel Wellington Watch” post with the watch name.


Tweet “I want to win a (watch name here) @DW_Watches with @WhatMyBFWore”

You can do either of the above, or both if you would like 2 entries – yeah Im generous like that.

Im not gonna force you to Follow Daniel Wellington on Face Book or Twitter – but lets say it wouldn’t hurt.

Here are the T&C’s:

1 – Competition opens on the 16 March 2015.

2 – Entrants must either tweet or leave a Facebook comment as their entry.

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

4 – Competition will close on the 23 March 2015.

5 – Winner will be selected via random draw and announced before 27 March 2015

That’s it folks. Good Luck.

Okay. Stay Fancy.


refelctions Anname Meet Annamé Kleyenscheldt, the most patient person on this earth. I know this because Annamé was my Topshop personal shopper for an afternoon at the Topshop / Topman in the V&A Waterfront and the fact that I not only made it out alive, but I made it out with exactly what I was looking for is testament to her patience and skill for that matter.

I was recently invited by the folks at Topshop to put their instore personal shopper to the test, and despite the fact that I hate tests, I really do love shopping, so I thought I would give it a go.

Now, in my mind, I was going to get there and kinda have a dedicated person who would run out to the store front and fetch me my size while I piled up clothes on a change room floor attempting to find the perfect item. I was met with something very different.

First of all the personal shopping experience has it’s own dedicated change room, and when I say change room, I mean its a dedicated suite with massive changing spaces and a couch for your significant other to relax on while munching macaroons and sipping cappuccinos all while you find your perfect outfit.

Annamé also likes to take a little initiative of her own, so she prepares a couple of looks for you before you arrive, depending on your needs. She had built up 6 looks for me, 3 formal and 3 casual all in my size, so that if anything caught my eye I could try it on there and then, this is perfect for when you actually just don’t know where too start and are looking for that special outfit for a special occasion.

I was looking specifically for something new I could wear to an upcoming formal event, so Annamé and I hit the floor to take a little look around.

This is where the experience really kicked up a notch for me, see I’m no lazy shopper I don’t mind doing it for a whole day as you can well imagine, but it is a tiresome and tedious process, more so when you don’t really know what you’re looking for. Having someone who knows where everything is and carries it all around for you makes quite the difference.

Annamé was also really great at picking out things I wouldn’t normally and made some great suggestions. She also ran up and down from the change room fetching me the perfect size in everything while I sipped champagne and ate more macaroons (man those were some delicious macaroons)

In the end, we put together 3 looks, all tiering up from casual to super formal.

look-1look-number-3look-no-2 It probably won’t surprise you that in the end I went with the 2 button prince of Wales tartan suit, it surprised me as I dint pick it out!

Good job Annamé. Good Job.

So would I recommend the personal shopping experience to my friends? Or even you guys? A resounding YES!

First of all, its absolutely free, so you have nothing to lose, its also perfect for those who don’t have the time or patience to shop or just tend to feel intimidated by all the choice out there. If you’re planning for a wedding / matric dance or just looking for a whole new look (Annamé’s favourite brief apparently) this is definitely the way to go about it.

This exclusive experience is only available at the Topshop store at the V&A Waterfront and all you need to take advantage of it is make an appointment with Annamé. You can get hold of her on 021 419 5934 or she suggests dropping her a mail on for availability!

I’m also giving away R1000 shopping voucher at Topshop / Topman in the V&A Waterfront so you can try out the experience for yourself. The entry criteria are simple:

Step 1 – Visit my Facebook page and share the “WIN R1000 SHOPPING VOUCHERS” post

Step 2 – Leave me a comment under the post telling me what you want your personal shopper to find you.

See, simple.

Whats’s that? You want a bonus entry?

Fine. Do this:

BONUS – Tweet “I want to win R1000 shopping voucher from @Topman_SA with @Whatmyboyfriendwore because I need a new…” – you then have 40 characters to tell us what it is you want your personal shopper to find you.


• You need to complete Step 1 and Step 2 before qualifying for the BONUS entry via twitter

• Competition opens on 04/11/14 and closes on 11/11/14

• Winner via random draw will be announced on the 12/11/14

• Competition only open to South African Residents living in Cape Town

Okay. Good luck and stay fancy.

So you may or may not have heard the news about London based fashion giant River Island finding its way to our shores with there first flagship store opening at the Zone in Rosebank in September.

Yeah, Awesome I know.

River Island is synonymous with trend led pieces all cut to modern silhouettes, its fast fashion at its best. For you gents who’ve never had the opportunity to visit a River Island store, let me help give you an idea of what to expect, before I tell you how you can win tickets to the opening.

05_NH_MW_02_RIVER_ISLAND_000313_NH_MW_02_RIVER_ISLAND_001303_NH_MW_02_RIVER_ISLAND_000125_NH_MW_02_RIVER_ISLAND_004308_NH_MW_02_RIVER_ISLAND_0005If that doesn’t excite you, you’re definitely on the wrong blog.

All I know is that our wardrobes are about to have a serious fashion injection.

So, this competition is a little different, it’s kinda a win win situation. For once I may get to win too, but I’ll need your help. The prize? Well, 3 of you will get to attend the  “Night of Fashion” VIP event with me on the 18th September with R300 in vouchers to spend on yourselves.

So now what? Well, they’ve put me up against a whole bunch of other bloggers in a look book challenge, happening on Battle To Britain

I took some of the pieces available in the upcoming collection and put together this african inspired “ode to the Mod”


So, now I need your vote, simple. If you think my lookbook is the best, then please put your vote down, if however you see one which you prefer, then by all means vote for that person, I’m nothing if not fair.

So how can I reward you guys? Well, all Johannesburg based followers who vote for me can win one of the 3 tickets to the VIP opening night with me, all you need to do after voting is send out a tweet or Facebook message with “I’ve just put @WhatMyBFWore one step closer in the #BattleToBritain” (If you don’t have twitter and would rather use Facebook , just update your status but use @What My Boyfriend Wore instead ) – This is the only way I can track the entries and do the draw for the 3 people who I’ll be hanging with at the VIP opening.

Massive thank you to everyone in advance who takes the time out to vote for me.

I’ll keep bringing you mens fashion news and views anyway.

Okay. Stay fancy.




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