Saturday, 17 November 2012


We killed your style, now we're all here dressed in black mourning for it. lol!! *jokes*

Thursday, 15 November 2012


In the next few weeks coming up I'll be posting pictures of Legendary Icons that have left their part in the South African fashion industry, people I love and people that have influenced my style.

The first and rightfully so legendary icon is Nelson Mandela, the man is a genius in all ways possible. I remember back in the day when he was one of the first people that I saw wearing a suit and smile like no other man could and I'd promise myself I would do the same some day. Not to mention his crazy African print shirts that were crazy in the early to mid '90 and are still recognised as 'Madiba styled' shirts today.

His class and style is forever!!


Floyd Avenue ,the genius behind the Rabbi Hat range also crew member of the Smarteez ....inspirational peeps they are and as for the Rabbi Hat Range, it's nothing short of brilliance!!

for more information on how to get hold of these Hats or Floyd himself you can check out his blog


Saturday, 10 November 2012


Their Very Own “Pitti Wall”, Soweto, SA

I thought it was so charming when Kabelo showed me this photo The Smarties created of their very own “Pitti Wall,” like the wall I have shot numerous times during Pitti Uomo.

This was one of THE SARTORIALISTS post of us, we loved it especially all the love from the people who commented on the picture. 

We do nonetheless like to clear something up, the Smarties and us are not in the same crew, we love The Smarties, they have paved the way for many of us to follow, we are good friends with some most them and we are working with some of them. We extend our apologies to them for the name confusion which happened at Mercedes Benz fashion week but all is good. 

Friday, 9 November 2012


Floyd Avenue of the Smarties Hat Range. For more information and details to how to get hold of this hat range you can check out Floyds blog Models Siyabonga Mashele and Kabelo Kungwane.

This collab from Street Sartorialists and Floyd is Godly and the photography, damn yo!!

Thursday, 8 November 2012


A sneak peak at what Street Sartorialists x Smarties been working on. This is the Rabbi Hat made by Floyd of  the Smarties. An image of Siyabonga Mashele in downtown Johannesburg China Town.

The Rabbi Hat coming out soon look out for that, details will be posted so will the rest of the shoot.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012


He may be wearing a hat with an ITALIAN flag but he represents a SOUTH AFRICAN style that a few posses.

 Day two,Kabelo reppin' Sam Lambert's ART COMES FIRST at the South African Mercedes Fashion Week, seen with Chu of Huisgenoot, the style is too classy. These two men are becoming not only my favourite in the country but world too.

Siyabonga Mashele and myself would also like to take this chance to apologise for not being able to make it to the event due to School but shout-out to Kabelo for holding it down and representing us and a part of what we believe in.


'About a year ago I was talking about my travel wishlist  with my good friend Sam Lambert. I had mentioned visiting Africa and immediately Sam told me I had to meet this group of young men in Soweto that called themselves The Smarties.

Sam was right; these young men love fashion, design their own looks, and even sew the clothes themselves. Their look is a mix of their personal experiences and their dreams.

Kabelo, the young man pictured above, found this suit at a second-hand shop and and had it altered to his exact desires. He is very soft-spoken and sincere, it was quite touching when he told me that Lino is his hero and that he wore his “Italian flag” hat on that specific  day to honor Luca Rubinacci’s birthday.' - Scott Schuman

This honestly made my week, seeing my friend and crew member, actually fam on the best fashion blog in the world, the comments that came from people around the world who are inspired by Kabelo's story made me even happier.

When we started with our shoots Kabelo, Siyabonga and I we had always said that one day we will work with the best in the world and here it is, a slow but moving dream reaching its destination. This is only the beginning of what is to come from us.

I am all sorts of proud of my brother Kabelo ..... this is God Engineering!

Monday, 5 November 2012


Partying with boy Muzi at Latinova, looking all sorts of nice and drunk, one of my favorite items, alien jersey.  Craaaazy night we had indeed !!


Siyabonga Scoobie, Tshepo and Saidi Streetstein shot by Chris Saunders in Johannesburg.

Sunday, 4 November 2012


Sick Shoe Game showing some of the shoes worn by myself, Boys Of Sowearto, Styla Gang, ClassOverSwagg and Street Sartorialists. South African street style, World class status.

Saturday, 3 November 2012


A few weeks ago I got a phone call from Kabelo Kungwane telling me we would be doing some thing somehow with Sam Lambert, Scott Schumann and Floyd of the Smarteez crew. Being in Cape Town away from Johannesburg is bull but anyway it's always good seeing my friend Kabelo carry our team Street Sartorialists with people we respect in this fashion industry. More pictures from The Sartorialist, Floyd and Sam will be up soon, for now it's just Sam and Kabelo.