Marco’s Mensdays



Much like TV show characters, bubblegum flavours and the Spice Girls, there is one out there designed to fit you best. If you can excuse the double metaphor, that’s how I feel about fashion. Besides just clever marketing, this happens because we all identify with fashion and entertainment differently. We are naturally narcissistic and gravitate towards that which mirrors us best, or we go in the other direction and choose something that we want to be. So it means that yes, I can be a Carrie and Bear Grylls at the same time. The fashion world works in much the same way, or perhaps it should. You have designers from various parts of the world who grew up entirely different to each other, attended different fashion or art schools taught by different teachers and all of this influences the outcome of their designs. We as consumers, or those who are for now merely emulating their favourite fashion, seek out the elements that best suit our personalities. While I am all for self-expression, it has been my belief over the dawn of the hipster age that some of these folks are trying too hard. Cramming as many slices of fashion pie into a look as you can is not making a statement in its truer sense; it’s just making a really loud noise so people look at you.

The way I see it, your personal style should be like an expensive pair of Italian boots. You immediately want them but your credit card is looking at you like, ‘do you know how much you get paid?’ You get them anyway of course, they’re classic and modern at the same time, made from gen’yin leather and unless you start buying quality items now you’re never going to get the adult wardrobe you’ve always wanted! No, I say personal style because the boots themselves are made to age, to soften, even mold to fit your foot perfectly, plus they go with just about everything you own. Aligning yourself with that metaphor is how I view fashion, and for the most part how I will approach my tenure here at Gaschette. I represent the style-conscious man who is conscious enough to know he needs to stay away from tucking his jeans into his boots. I am the classicist, that reliable stick of spearmint gum in your blazer pocket and your friend in fashion (whoops, wrong website).

I decided to join this fine online establishment for a few reasons, yes these editors are indeed my good friends and it’s always open-bar here, but like all good clubs there is a greater purpose. Gaschette promotes creative partnering, the freedom of expression, safe housing for outcast fashion children looking a place in this world and all without judgment. This is a new era and I have a feeling that these kids are just the guides you need.

In the words of Barney Stintson, gentlemen, it’s time to suit up. You coming?



Marco Riekstins is the man behind the popular menswear website Man of the Cloth and the Gaschette Magazine Menswear Editor.

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Kelli Fuchs gives us the low down on how to create the perfect ballet bun.




I love a beautiful bun. There’s nothing better than tying your hair up to show off all your features.  The ballerina bun is stylish, timeless & a firm favourite amongst the celebs. It is also one of the easiest styles to create and can be worn high up on top of your head or lower down near the back of your neck like a ballerina. So here’s how do you get to look picture perfect


STEP 1: Brush your hair into a high pony & smooth it out to make sure everything is neat & tidy.



STEP 2: Pull your hair through the center of your pre made mesh bun


STEP 3: Pull your ponytail straight up and bring the mesh bun towards the end (so it sits on your head)


STEP 3: Lightly tease the hair in your pony, which will create more volume and body.


STEP 4: Next, slowly wrap hair around the ponytail to create a bun. Your bun can be as loose or as tight as you want.


STEP 5: Tuck your hair under the mesh bun & secure with hair pins. You can also add any hair accessories to this for a little bit of charm

Quick & Easy – Works like a charm every time!




Tip: The straighter your hair the neater your bun will be, for a messier look you can tong your hair which will create more of a messy top knot bun.

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Nikki wears: Bra MAAJI AT EGALITY R560, Bottoms MAAJI AT EGALITY R430, Big Charm necklace TINSEL R9350, Big heart necklace TISEL R11 9000, Horse and guns ring TISEL R4845, Rose quartz dachshund ring R4080 TINSEL, Bronze and black ring TINSEL R2720, Beetroot necklace THE SPACE,Choker and bracelet RELIGION price on request, Sweeties necklace MISSIBABA AT EGALITY R340, big shell earrings TINSEL R3230, Big pink triangle ring TINSEL R3710


April wears: Bra WOLFORD R2450, Necklace PICHULIC at EGALITY R530, Bracelets MARZIPAN at EGALITY R390 and R280, Carnelian Koi ring in red gold SIRKEL price on request, Onyx Snake ring SIRKEL price on request, Skull ring SIRKEL price on request


Sabine wears: Blouse TIGER OF SWEDEN R2599.00, Panties STYLIST’S OWN, Anchor and heart necklace SF AT EGALITY, Koi ring in red gold SIRKEL price on request, Onyx Snake ring SIRKEL price on request , Rose quartz dachshund ring TINSEL R4080, Grey Agate flower cameo ring SIRKEL price on request


Zoe wears: Garters worn as headbands WOLFORD R1350, Silver and Resin necklace SIRKEL R3800, Necklace worn as bracelet RELIGION, Choker RELIGION, Silver and resin rosary TINSEL 3600, Crucifix HADEDA R195.00, Ivory skull pendant TINSEL, Mary Icon picture BIG BLUE R50, Skull ring SIRKEL price on request


Robyn wears: Underwear set WOLFORD bra R1850 and panties R1050, Summer sheer dress AVANT APPAREL at EGALITY R2300, Thick Ndebele necklace and bangles PICHULIC AT EGALITY price on request, Loop necklace MARZIPAN AT EGALITY R695, Grey Agate flower cameo ring SIRKEL price on request, Earrings SIRKEL price on request, big shell earrings TINSEL R3230

Photography and direction by Tereza Cervinkova

Styling and production by Jessica Lupton

Hair and Make-up by Kelli Fuchs

Fashion Assistant Noreen Kajee

Featuring Nikki, Robyn and Sabine at Star and April at G3

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