The one thing I appreciate and enjoy about this list is its diversity. A well balanced group of gentlemen who, according to GQ SA, are South Africa's best dressed. The ANC Youth League has, for quite some time, been calling for a generational mix in its leadership structures so as to inject some youth, which in turn will enhance the party's position and direction. The judging panel at for this year's list have done a good job of introducing a predominantly youthful top ten. What you can't deny is that, when youth have style, know how to interpret it and are consistent in that regard, the results will always be inspiring. Some individuals in this list definitely exude that. What I don't agree with however, is that the list lacks depth and substance, in terms of visibility. This list is for recognisable folk. Some of them I know of, others I don't know and never heard of them at all. A suggestion to GQ, would be to be less of a write up and include more pictures with said individuals in their best and a variety of threads. That would give the reader an indication into the gentlemen's tastes and preferences, their personal style and how they express it. Anyone can pull off a black suit and loafers, and that look is rather overdone. Therefore, challenge these gentlemen to bring their A-game because, after all, this is a contest for the best dressed man in Siouth Africa. Since GQ SA has relaunched their website, I think it's time the public got involved, as this would allow for more in-depth presentation and analysis of the nominees. By seeing a full spread presentation, of the nominees, online, the audience will be better informed about the nominees, their wardrobe and how they consistently manage to make it work. Just a suggestion, Mr. Tyson. With that said, I present to you, the top 10 out of the top 50 and, congratulations to Seth Rotherham for taking poll position.
Shaun De Wet
All images taken from GQ
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