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The six coolest styles of crew neck sweaters for the season

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Versatile and easy to wear, the classic crew neck never goes out of style. As fashionable as it is functional, the crew neck is a winter wardrobe hero. Once relegated to the athleisure arena, we’re bringing this staple back to life in a few unexpected ways.
Written by Robyn Steinlechner

The comic-detail crew neck

Don’t dilute your personal style as the new season arrives. The crew neck looks fresh in re-imagined novelty prints that make for a great statement piece. A comic-detail sweater will add a little playfulness to any suit and is equally cool when paired with basic jeans.
JX comic detail crew neck 299.95

The knit crew neck

Turns out, the go-to for autumnal outfitting has quite a bit of styling potential. This crew neck is the workhorse of knitwear and the core of any cool-weather wardrobe. Wear it nonchalantly with a light denim shirt offset against inky jeans. Both snug and satisfying, this is a fool-proof fusion when paired with some rugged boots.
JX knit crew neck 299.95

The cable-knit crew neck

One of the greatest comforts of life is undoubtedly a super-new, super-soft knit. This chunky yet refined jersey hugs in the right places (hello biceps) and is looser where you want it to be (cue belly). Pairing a cable-knit crew neck with denims is proof that a casual outfit needn’t be boring. Complement this get-up with a pair of casual boots and a baker boy hat for an air of charm.
JX cable-knit crew neck 339.95

The fleece crew neck

If there’s one style to invest in this season, let it be a simple fleece crew neck. Hitting the sweet spot between comfy and presentable, the humble sweater is made from ultra-soft fabric to keep you comfortable all day long. Layer over a simple T-shirt for everyday wear, and for extra warmth when the temperature dips, add a puffer vest.
Jx fleece crew neck 249.95

The logo crew neck

Give your old-school sweater a modern update with the help of a cool logo. As retro-logo fashion stages a comeback, this instantly adds some cool to any ensemble.
JX logo crew neck 349.95

The utility-detail crew neck

Transform 'sweater weather' into a style statement by teaming your crewneck with a bold blazer. If you feel like stepping it up, introduce a full suit paired with luxe loafers. This will see you through a chilly day at work and the inevitable after-hours detour to a swanky bar.
JX utility detail crew neck 399.95

Fashion editor: Rushana Burton. Fashion assistant: Primrose Skolo. Stills photography: André Wepener/Pixel Lounge.

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A complete guide to the best men’s T-shirts and how to style them

The humble T-shirt is a piece that is often taken for granted. But not here! We’re giving it a fashion focus with eight hot tees to own right now.
‘Wardrobe staple’… You’ve probably heard this term bandied about to the point that it’s lost all meaning. However, the humble T-shirt is one such item that truly deserves ‘staple’ status. Here’s how to style it for a variety of effortlessly cool looks.
Written by Jocelyn Stiebel

Far from boring or basic, the T-shirt has so much potential. But, as with most things in life, failure to cover a few important bases will give you a less-than-stellar result. Take these guidelines into consideration before making your selection:

Consider your arms. The sleeves of a good tee should sit at the halfway point of your upper arm, exposing your triceps and biceps, and should sit as close to your skin as possible without stretching.
• Consider your shoulders and pecs. A tee should be slim-fitting around this area, just skimming the skin for good circulation. Note: by slim-fit we definitely don’t mean tight-fit; there’s a difference. The seams of the shirt should align with the point where the curve of your shoulder ends.
• Consider your waist/abs region. With the exception of oversized styles, your tee shouldn’t drape/hang awkwardly around this section. If it does, then the fit doesn’t suit your shape. On the opposite end of the scale, your T-shirt should never morph into a crop top every time you lift your arms above your head.

That aside, we can move on to the fun part – choosing the right style T-shirt and making the look your own.

Style #1 The longer length or longline 

This is similar to the boxy tee, but what the boxy tee has in width, this tee has in length. Rather than sitting at your hips like a regular tee, the longline tee drapes below, at various lengths. If you’re new to the longline game, tread carefully – there’s a fine line between a longline tee and what looks like a dress. And while this tee definitely adds some swag to your look, it’s neither smart nor neat enough for work. As for the best way to style it, we recommend going monochrome. Wear a lightweight jacket in a similar hue, and keep your bottoms skinny/straight-cut, and free of distressed and acid-wash marks.

JX high-low longer length T-shirt 109.95JX chinos 399.95 SHOP NOWVans set of 3 socks 299.95Steve Madden sneakers 799

Style #2 The vertical stripe

Whether you’re going for the banker stripe, the pinstripe or the football stripe, it’s important for every man to know just how to style his stripes. This slimming style is easy to dress up or down, making it an infinitely versatile addition to your wardrobe. Pop it underneath a fitted suit for a special occasion like a wedding, or with just a suit jacket for a smart night out on the town. Alternatively, pair it with classic blue straight-cut jeans and sneakers for a relaxed look that ticks all the boxes. As for choosing the right kind of vertical stripe, it all comes down to the width of the stripe. If you’re keen to lengthen your torso then avoid lines that are too fine or faint. The same goes for chunky pyjama-type stripes … stay away.

JX vertical stripe T-shirt 199.95 SHOP NOWJX stripe shorts 299.95; knitted beanie 99.95 SHOP NOWGeorgio Armani round-frame sunglasses 4190Vans socks (set of 3) 299.95Vans sneakers 700 SHOP NOW; accessories stylist’s own

Style #3 The ringer tee

Is it just us, or was season three of Stranger Things a catalyst for the recent rise of the ringer tee? Regardless, it’s a welcome and nostalgic return, and we’re here for it. The throwback style has a distinct athletic appeal, transforming a basic light-wash denim look into an outfit that’s somewhat considered. Not only does it bring that sporty element, the style also has a distinctly vintage feel, offering many styling options! Along with light-wash denim, the ringer tee could be worn with black smart-casual trousers that end just above the ankle. Try tucking it in or letting it hang out to see which suits your body shape best. Complete the look with high-top sneakers and a pair of white socks that peep out the top and you’re good to go.

JX contrast binding T-shirt 129.95JX denims 599.95Ray-Ban tinted lens sunglasses 2190Vans Old-Skool sneakers 899 SHOP NOW

Style #4 The boxy tee

The boxy tee might bring back some horrid memories from 2007, or somewhere thereabout, but fear not! Today’s versions are super slick, and align more with the coolness of the skater crowd than the ill-fitting gown-like version of our recent past. Make sure you choose a good fabric like a weighty cotton for a flattering fit that’s edgy rather than sloppy. And be sure to pair it with a fitted bottom, like dark-wash denims or chinos. As for an extra layer during this season of awkward transitional weather – a denim jacket is your safest and best bet.

JX box-fit T-shirt 109.95JX navy floral shorts 359.95; canvas backpack 299.95Vans SK8-Hi sneakers 899 SHOP NOW; hat & accessories stylist’s own

Style #5 The scoop neck tee

To be honest, the scoop neck is one of the trickier versions to style, but we’re here to help. The wider the scoop, the easier it is to pull off – especially if you’re small-chested and have sloped shoulders. The wide scoop will draw the look out, creating the illusion of wider shoulders. The best thing about scoop necks is that they’re super easy to layer on those chilly spring evenings – get yourself a thin scarf and a lightweight utility jacket, and wear it with dark blue or black straight-cut denim jeans for the best effect. And shoes, you ask? A classic white trainer will give you a sporty silhouette that contrasts nicely with the grunge-inspired scoop tee. Boots will also work well, depending on the occasion.

D66 checked blazer 1399.95JX shaped scooped T-shirt 109.95JX light-wash distressed denims 599.95 SHOP NOWSteve Madden sneakers 1399

Style #6 The printed tee

The printed T-shirt can be overwhelming – especially if you’re a guy who usually opts for navy, black or white options. But try to step outside your comfort zone because printed tees are having a major moment right now, from tie-dye to geometric patterns and everything in between. Busy prints are actually easier to style than it may seem; simply wear it beneath a smart Oxford-like button-up shirt or a bomber jacket, and opt for smart, tapered trousers – the print will add some much-needed character to a rather plain outfit, take our word for it.

JX sublimation print T-shirt 199.95 SHOP NOWD66 grey checked suit pants 499.95Vans logo cap 449.95Vans gum-sole sneaker 649.95; accessories stylist’s own

Style #7 The all-over logo

The fact that the all-over logo tee is trending at the moment is proof that high street has a major influence on high-end, legacy brands. Think Balenciaga and Off-White – both have pieces in their collections that are stamped all over with their respective labels. We say, style your all-over logo tee the same way you would the printed tee (above). That is, let the T-shirt do all the talking and keep the rest of the outfit fairly minimal. We also like the idea of pairing this tee with a completely sports-inspired look.

Stone Harbour all-over printed T-shirt 179.95Stone Harbour denim shorts 399.95; watch 249.99Reebok sneakers 899.95; Persol sunglasses stylist's own

Style #8 The logo tee

It seems '90s inspiration is sticking around in the fashion world, and T-shirts are no exception. Emblems, logos or slogans – whatever you choose to call them – say so much by saying so little. Keep the rest of your outfit minimal for serious style points. The great thing about opting for a logo tee is that there are no rules about what logo you should be sporting – it could be a random ironic word, a brand, a university name, a symbol, a sports team or a clothing label. The choice (and there are so many) is yours. Logo tees look great underneath blazers and bombers, tucked into a pair of joggers or loose-fitting chinos rolled up at the bottom, with a pair of white sneakers. It’s as easy as that.

Stone Harbour denim jacket 699.95 SHOP NOWStone Harbour embroidered logo T-shirt 149.95 SHOP NOWStone Harbour palm tree printed chino shorts 399.95Stone Harbour sneakers 399.95; glasses stylist's own

Fashion editor: Brittany Penebre. Photography: Paulo/Hero Creative. Junior fashion editor: Rushana Burton. Grooming: Cheryl Parker/SNCM. Models: Brandon/My Friend Ned & Roger/The Circle.

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How to style summer's 7 hottest trends for guys

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From all-white denim to key ’90s pieces and tonal dressing, these are spring’s trends for men.

We try out seven of the hottest spring trends for men. From real ’90s classics like bucket hats and cargo pants to all-white denim and bursts of floral, here's how to style these looks for the season ahead.
Written by Jocelyn Stiebel

1. The cargo pant

The AW19 menswear runways were filled with baggy, billowing pants, and we're here for this major '90s comeback. From Marni to Off-White and Jacquemus, the proof is in the pudding that cargo pants are in. If embracing the full-on baggy look is a little daunting, then opt for a version that’s elasticated at the bottom. This will streamline the silhouette and help to take away the bulk at the bottom. Ditch the T-shirt and team your cargos with a button-up shirt and a sporty pair of sneakers.

Do: get yourself a fun printed bucket hat which will add another '90s-inspired element to the look.

JX striped shirt 349.95; JX jogger 399.95; Vans socks (set of 3) 299.95; Puma sneakers 1699.95; bucket hat and accessories stylist’s own

2. All-white or cream

Tonal white dominated the SS19 menswear runways and is by far one of the most sophisticated and wearable trends to come around in a while. Take your cue from Junya Watanabe with a look that's opulent while looking crisp and fresh at the same time. The utility pockets scream not just '90s but also major practicality. Roll up the hems of your pants to show off your socks.

Do: mix cream and white. They are a stylish combination and a certified spring/summer look!

JX denim jacket 699.95; JX cargo denim jeans 499.95; JX basic T-shirt 119.95; JX sunglasses 129.99; watch 299; Vans socks (set of 3) 299.95; Reebok sneakers 1099; accessories stylist’s own

3. Floral shorts

Flowers make everyone happy, including guys. So don’t be afraid to get festive this spring with a pair of floral shorts. Bring this trend into 2019 by pairing it with a dark button-up top (instead of a Polo with a popped collar circa 2002). A button-up will take focus away from the casualness of the shorts, and add a little formality to the overall look.

Do: add cool accessories like a moonbag and socks with slides (also a major trend) to make your outfit unique.

D66 formal shirt 269.95; JX floral shorts 299.95; Pro-Action belt bag 149.95; Vans socks (set of 3) 299.95; Reef slides 699; accessories stylist own

4. Pink

If the latest Spring collection by Christian Dior is anything to go by, then pink for men is totally in! We love artistic director and designer, Kim Jones's tonal take on pink using various shades and textures – the modern way for men to wear the colour. If you want to add a little edge to break up the soft tones of pink, look to black accessories like a cool pair of trainers.

Do: wear a pair of socks pulled all the way up; they will be the difference between a sporty look and a preppy look.

JX basic T-shirt 109.95; JX board shorts 259.95; Falke socks 130; Nike Defline sneakers 1099.95; accessories stylist’s own

5. Clashing prints

Look to The Fresh Prince of Bel Air for major print-clashing inspo! While we loved his interpretation of the trend back in the '90s, the 2019 take requires a lot more sophistication. It’s less about the actual prints and more about the fit – baggy clothes just won’t cut it. We love a stripe as a base – stripes work with pretty much all other prints and make it easy to start the clashing fun.

Do: use a staple like a denim jacket to incorporate a little solidity into the outfit.

JX denim jacket 799.95; JX Versace-inspired printed T-shirt 199.95; JX striped shorts 299.95; Vans socks (set of 3) 299.95; JX sneakers 399.95

6. The printed shirt

Forget the notion that loud menswear is obnoxious and attention seeking. That kind of thinking is outdated and boring – again, just ask The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. We’re embracing the printed shirt trend because it’s fun and warm-weather inspired – this season favours the bold! The great thing about a printed shirt is that is can be casual or smart. For a smart-casual look, like this, all you need is a pair of dark trousers or pants and you’re good to go. Add a fun pair of socks that represent your personality.

Do: wear a pair of brogues (keeping the printed socks) for a more formal look.

JX printed casual shirt 349.95; D66 chinos 399.95; Puma beanie 249.95; Ray-Ban sunglasses 2190; Reebok sneakers 899.95; accessories and socks stylist’s own

7. Dungarees

Another ’90s favourite! Dungarees, overalls, boiler suits… Whatever you choose to call them, they were everywhere back then. TLC, Will Smith and The Fugees were frequently spotted sporting the all-in-one; even the late, great Tupac embraced this unlikely trend. Vogue says that overalls have a history of being the chosen clothes for working men in the 18th century; since then it has remained a functional garment hence its utilitarian design features. And if you want real proof that this trend is back to offer us even more, then look no further than the Supreme and The North Face collaboration last year.

Do: pair yours with a simple T-shirt underneath, as the dungaree is a bold garment already. And a baseball cap will finish off the outdoorsy look nicely.
Don’t: go for a trucker cap or snapback, as this will resonate cliched '90s instead of the stylish '90s-inspired trends we’re seeing today.

JX basic T-shirt 109.95; JX denim dungarees 799.95; JX sunglasses 149.99; watch 249.99; Falke socks 130; Nike ‘Airmax’ sneakers 1399.95; cap stylist’s own

Fashion editor: Brittany Penebre. Junior fashion editor: Rushana Burton. Photography: Jacobus Snyman. Grooming: Cheryl Parker/SNCM. Model: Josef/The Circle.

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Make your denims work hard this season with these casual-cool styles for men.
From double denim to denim jackets a la Justin Timberlake circa 2001, we’re preparing for a season filled with the classic, hard-wearing fabric. And, don’t worry – if you’re more of a classic denim kinda guy, you won’t feel left out with our selection of skinnies and black-wash denim.
Written by Candice Bresler
Stone Harbour dark denims 599.95; JX distressed denims 499.95Stone Harbour denims 599.95; Stone Harbour denim shorts 329.95; Stone Harbour denim jacket 699.95 SHOP NOW
JX denim jacket 799.95; JX printed crewneck top 299.95; JX joggers 399.95; Dr. Martens lace-up boots 1250; sunglasses stylist's own

Denim style tip

Transform your casual denim joggers from skater boy to respectable after-work apparel by adding a slim-fit blazer – it’s the perfect example of party on the bottom and business on top.

D66 velvet blazer 1399.95; JX striped shirt 399.95JX denim joggers 599.95; watch 299; Vans socks 199.95; Le Coq Sportif sneakers 1299.95; accessories stylist own; Stone Harbour printed shirt 379.95
JX lace-up sneakers 399.95 SHOP NOW; JX denim cap 129.95
Vans Old Skool core sneakers 849 SHOP NOWStone Harbour suede slip on shoes 299.95 SHOP NOW; Stone Harbour checked shirt 449.95; Stone Harbour lace-up boots 899

Denim style tip

To rock the baggy denim look, you need to fully commit to this laid-back style. Pair your looser fitting denims with a casual shirt – stripes or a floral print would be first choice – and a pair of understated sneaks.

JX striped shirt 349.95; JX distressed denims 499.95; JX bucket hat 149.95; Reebok royal ultra sneakers 899.95; socks stylist's own; accessories stylist's own

Fashion editor: Brittany Penebre. Photography: Paulo/Hero Creative. Junior fashion editor: Rushana Burton. Grooming: Shahnaz Cola Wrensch/SNCM. Model: Collin/Boss.

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The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Select the perfect Father’s Day gift from a range of fragrances, grooming products, gadgets and more at Clicks.
Not sure what to buy your dad for Father’s Day? Choosing the perfect gift can be a challenge. Naturally you want to get him a gift that ticks all the right boxes – something he actually wants; one that shows how much you appreciate him and suits your budget too. We have a large variety of goodies that are guaranteed to make your dad’s day. From fragrances and grooming products to gadgets and snacks, your Father’s Day gifting is sorted.

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