H|H Men's Fashion

5 Local Menswear designers to Watch in 2017


Denim Heads

Real + Simple are a sustainable denim lifestyle brand based in Cape Town South Africa with an ethical ethos behind everything they do. With a focus that lies on producing superior denim products using skilled local craftsmen. The hand crafted jeans are raw selvedge and made in limited quantities with a focus on attention to detail.

Available at SPACE-Man

Shop l69, cavendish square claremont, cape town

T: 021 674 6643

Shop 463, canal walk, century blvd, century city, cape town

T: 021 001 8240


by Clifton Sinqobile Nxumalo

Meek Malo is a South African fashion house founded by Clifton Sinqobile Nxumalo which designs, manufactures, distributes and retails ready-to-wear clothing, leather goods, shoes and accessories. It’s a high-end label specialising in men’s ready-to-wear collections, inspired by Divers colours, uniqueness, simplicity and quality. Exclusively available in SpaceManZA.

Available at  SPACE-Man

Shop l69, cavendish squareclaremont, cape town

T: 021 674 6643

Shop 463, canal walk, century blvd, century city, cape town

T: 021 001 8240


Possibly the most Insgrammed prints in #CapeTown

Temple of reason is a cape town based design label launched in the summer of 2015. Inspired to bring artists and ready-to-wear together, temple of reason collaborates with artists to transform their talent into a different medium – men’s swimwear. Each collection is created as a limited edition and a percentage of the profit goes to a charity of the artist’s choice.

A Pair of Swim Shorts retail for -ZAR750

You can grab a pair of these populars prints here:

Sam (south african market)
69 shortmarket street
cape town
+27 83 690 6476

Sam (bay hotel)
69 victoria street, camps bay
cape town
+27 83 690 6476

Grand africa
granger bay road
granger bay
cape town
+27 (0)72 586 2052


know for apparel designed for the androgynous at heart Kim Gush aims to create garments where “street” meets avante garde. With a distinct raw leather and “knit wear” affiliation Kim’s Spring/Summer Gushes with a very S&M, Fetish inspired design that remains true to her signature minimalist motif.

 Photographed by Grant Payne. Model is Fuaad @ BOSS MODELS. Art Direction by Jeandre Venter.
Hair by GHD Hair SA. MUA by MAC cosmetics SA.



Luck Luke means vintage inspired men’s wear that meets easy going street style. Lines mean subdued neutral pallets and clean silhouettes perfect for summer and sultry days by the beach. Textiles are light weight and often cotton or linen based making this often Monochromatic collection the perfect addition to any mans wardrobe. Considering that these on trend basics can be incoreparted into many looks to suit varied menswear aesthetics.


This is 2015 A/W photographed by Simon Deiner / SDR Photo



Who are some of you favourite local designer and producers-from leather goods to jewlery, home decor and designers?

Give us a heads up on our Instagram HERE or in the comments section below. We are looking to do a bags and accessories list soon and would love your ideas!

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  • Anita
    January 2, 2017 at 1:37 am

    Neat blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog jump out. Please let me know where you got your design. Thanks

    • Llewellyn Lambert
      January 12, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      It a theme called “Renwood” or “Redwood” I just found it online-very popular amongst beauty bloggers too

  • Franco
    January 3, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Awesome list. Are any of these stores in Jozi???

    • Llewellyn Lambert
      January 12, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      I think THE SPACE has store across SA

  • Anonymous
    January 11, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    You’re IG accunt is killing it LL 🙂 🙂 <3

  • Carlo Cracknell
    January 11, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Leather goods and local guy & girl designers by the bucket load in Woodstock,
    you must let me know when you’re in the city and we can head out and shoot together! =)

  • Grace_Seisier
    January 11, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    L O V E < 3 the space - they have such good stuff 🙂 🙂

  • Lucie Knoll :-)
    January 11, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    There are not enough local mens wear designers, unless you live in CT 🙁

  • Mohammad
    January 12, 2017 at 1:16 am

    I used to love the designers in YDE but these days they all seem to produce the same stuff…or is that just me???

    • Llewellyn Lambert
      January 12, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      I like buying basics and then something Unique-so it depends on whats on the rails. Craig PORT is cool, Rosey & Vittorri and I used to love a label called Black Hawk-they’re closed now i think..