GQ (South Africa)

CLEANING UP

For a summer filled with stylish occasions, timeless tailoring is your best bet

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There’s a certain point in your life when the weekend ragers and all-nighters give way to weekend weddings and a ton of end-of-year functions. When choosing a look for such a fête, GQ has long preached the gospel of fit above all other considerat­ions – and that’s not going to change anytime soon.

By now you know that you should always, always get your clothing tailored – whether it’s shortening the hem or sleeves, or slimming down a trouser leg, this makes the difference.

That extends to your casual looks (including denim) as much as it does to the smarter pieces in your wardrobe. The ultimate experience, of course, is a custom-made suit. Getting something made that fits you and how you move is guaranteed to make you feel like Batman and look like Bruce Wayne no matter where you go.

With 17 years of experience in the suiting game, Willem Venter founded the Zed Menswear brand to create exceptiona­l looks suitable for any occasion. Fabrics are imported from Italy and Germany, and after all measuremen­ts and fittings are done, the brand’s custom-made offerings are assembled overseas. But his specialty has been the relentless journey to perfect the shirt. Engineered with brilliant details – such as hidden buttons which keep the collar upright, along with firm cuffs and front panels built to keep things sharp – they’re ideal for formal or semiformal occasions. Plus, the excellent cut and custom fitting makes it easy to move around in.

‘Getting something made that fits you and how you move is guaranteed to make you feel like Batman and look like Bruce Wayne’

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Double-breasted blazer, shirt, trousers Zed Menswear, Sunglasses model’s own
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Suit, shirt, tie, pocket square Zed Menswear
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Suit, shirt, pocket square Zed Menswear
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Zed Menswear founder Willem Venter

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