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Johannesburg Maboneng Main Street mens street style | Xssat Street Fashion

Johannesburg Maboneng Main Street mens street style | Xssat Street Fashion

In case you’ve been living under a rock, ie not on social media, I’ve been in Johannesburg this past week with South Africa Tourism and it’s been utterly amazing! It’s pretty insane to think how much presumptions I and the rest of the world had about Joburg and how wrong we all are.

I mean it’s not like I thought Joburg would be super dangerous like people made it out to be, but then I also honestly didn’t expect to see such vibrant parts of town, complete with cool cafes, rooftop bars, stylish hipsters and dancing in the street at sunset.

Maboneng, where these photos were taken and Braamfontein have been my favourite suburbs, both in the heart of Joburg and were largely derelict up til 10, 15 years ago. There’s been an effort from the ground up to re-populate and rejuvenate the inner city, it’s very much still a work in progress, but I love what they’ve done so far. The vibe, the energy and everyone I’ve met are amazing and I simply can’t wait to show you more photos and share more details about this project!

Christmas Gift Guide – For Him

If you are like me, buying gifts for yourself or your other half is no easy task. I have everything, I never need anything, but nonetheless, a well thought out gift is always appreciated. When giving gifts to guys, luxe basics is the way to go, nothing too statement making, nothing too basic either (leave the socks and undies to his mother), you need to find a happy inbetween. Books, shoes, sunglasses and other accessories are great options and you can find amazing things that aren’t too harsh on the wallet too. Most of the above items are below $200, with only 2 items crossing over that mark, not bad right!

You may thank me later.