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GQ's Best-Dressed Men

GQ magazine has named Jon-Paul Bolus, the owner of Cape Town clothing stores Loading Bay and Blue Blood, South Africa's best-dressed man. He leads a list of 40 ambassadors of style appear in the magazine's November issue.

Olé Ledimo a fashion designer and founder of House of Olé, and Sandile Msimango Senior, manager of mergers and acquisitions at MTN, were listed at two and three. Making the Top 10 were: YFM DJ Sizwe Dhlomo; Mark de Mendez, drummer for the Dirty Skirts; businessmen Thabang Skambwane, Tshepo Molale and Mandla Sibeko; Anthony Keyworth, co-owner of Paul Smith; and new media strategist Devon Brough.

The lifestyle magazine's annual Best-Dressed Men of the Year Awards ceremony was held at The Westcliff in Johannesburg last week .

List of 40 best-dressed men

Arts & media

Frank Magongwa: musician
Sizwe Dhlomo: MTV Base VJ and YFM DJ*
Jimmy Dludlu: musician
Colin Moss: actor/TV presenter
Kabelo Mabalane: musician
Kwela Tebza brothers: musicians
Mark De Mendez: musician*
Devon Brough: new media strategist*


Andile Gasa: MD of IPS South Africa
Brett-Warren Blythe: director of companies
Arie Fabian: MD of Fabiani
Thulane Hadebe: owner of Brand Ambassadors
Jon-Paul Bolus: owner of Loading Bay and Blue Blood*
Sandile Msimango: senior manager of mergers and acquisitions at MTN*
Mandla Sibeko: chairman of Seed Capital Investments and Netflorist, co-owner of Pick n Pay, Kliptown, Soweto *
Romeo Kumalo: group executive of business strategy & development at Vodacom
Ningi Mhinga: account manager at Draftfcb
Paul Diamond: entrepreneur, The Shine Group
Dion Chang: corporate trend analyst, director of Flux Trends
Tshepo Molale: director of SoftAudit consultancy*
Thabang Skwambane: director of Kaelo Consulting*
Sakhile Ngcobo: head of corporate affairs at De Beers
Stephen Hickox: MD of Kreame Lifestyle Industry
Khaya Dludla: group financial director of Draftfcb
Anthony Keyworth: co-owner of Paul Smith and Antanna*
Ebrahim Fakir: political analyst with the Centre for Policy Studies
Gidon Novick: CEO of and joint-CEO of BA Comair


Linda Makhanya: fashion editor/stylist
Ephraim Molingoana: designer for Ephymol
Olé Ledimo: fashion designer and founder of House of Olé*
Felipe Mazibuko: stylist
Grant van den Berg: owner of Frank Bespoke
Javaid Jagadi: owner of Jagadi Haute Couture
Themba Mngomezulu: owner of Darkie clothing
Cameron Foden: fashion designer
Heinke Kriel: footwear buyer for Markham


Brian Baloyi: Sundowns goalkeeper
Herschelle Gibbs: Proteas cricketer
Jonathan Snaith: Horse trainer, Snaith Racing
Matthew Boot: Bafana Bafana footballer

* indicates top 10

The selection panel: Shaldon Kopman, Noni Gasa, Precious Moloi, Brad Armitage, and GQ's Arthur Malan-Murison, Robert Cilliers, Dylan Muhlenberg, Siphiwe Mpye and Craig Tyson.

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