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Shoes for The Marvin Man

My late grandfather was the greatest man I have had the privilege of knowing. As is typical of a man from Pretoria, he dressed impeccable – right up until he passed on. I was forever in awe of him and my grandmother, who never ever left the house looking nothing less than incredible, a sign […]

Handcrafted Leather Goods

There is nothing better than discovering fellow entrepreneurs who are doing amazing work and when I say amazing – you don’t have to even ask around you can see the work. Building the Marvin store has been one of the most difficult tasks we have undertaken as company, difficult not because it’s impossible, but rather […]

Marvin’s Spring Look-Book

It has sprung and it is time to put a pep-in-your spring. This part of the season has been a happy tune to me. Growing up as a kid and playing in the rain after school was everything to any child. The sun is up, wind blowing humid and rain showering kisses of delight to […]

Time Pieces for The Marvin Man

Perpetual investment can be risky at times. It takes the know-how and pure instinct to hover around the riverside, that is fish-full. Timepieces. They have become an important extension to a gentleman’s maturity, Stature and overall elegance. While they are resembling evolutionary of craftsmanship. There is a pool of collectors as there are collections. With […]

Wardrobe Adjustments For The Marvin Men

As a young man I have always wondered as to how does a man, become wardrobe ready. It became a bliss for me, seeing fathers, uncles and Brothers dressed up at all times. Jeans, Pants, shirts, T-shirts, Jackets and shoes, clothe a man. This gave me the urge to wanna look good always. But as […]

Winter Fashion Pieces For The Marvin Man

  I have always seen Winter as the season which requires bravery, the grey skies always bring with the feelings of wanting to hibernate and kicking it in front of the TV with the whiff of your favourite soup permeating through the house. However we all know that we need to brave the cold and […]

The Marvin Man’s Guide to the Quintessential Bachelor Pad

There was once a time when the term “Bachelor pad” conjured up images of ill paired pieces of furniture, plastic beer cups and incomplete dinnerware and cutlery sets. While this may still be the reality for most men in their early 20’s, it shouldn’t for the stylish modern man running the streets of Joburg. Whether […]

Six Shirts Every Marvin Man Needs

  Whether it’s a chambray, grandad-collar or poplin day, these are the essentials to see you through the season Words by Mr Anish Patel, Commissioning Editor, MR PORTER. We may not have seen a great deal of it so far, but here at MR PORTER we’re still holding out for a spring of glorious sunshine. It’s in this state of […]

How To Keep Your Sneakers Clean

Film by Mr Jacopo Maria Cinti, Associate Art Director, MR PORTER Words by Mr Dan Rookwood, US Editor, MR PORTER Sneaker obsessives often reveal themselves by going to extreme lengths to keep their ultra-rare sneakers completely spotless. This even includes never ever wearing them. These guys are quicker on the draw with a baby wipe […]

Gugu Intimates

It’s hard to imagine that until now, skin coloured underwear for brown skinned girls has not been a thing – with all the shades and tones of melanin-rich goddesses walking this African continent. This is why this brand is for US. Brown skinned girls – beautiful in every shade. “GUGU” simply means ”Your object of […]