Unless you live under a rock, you know that yesterday the world lost a brilliant visionary, peace maker, leader and all-round good guy, Nelson Mandela. Without wanting to add to the clamour too much, he has always inspired me in his words, his actions, poise, humility and determination to make the world a better place. Not to mention our shared love of rugby and jazzy shirts. Here he is, with his super on-trend Afro/ethnic print shirts. Oh, and the rugby world cup. May you rest in peace, Mr. Mandela.
N.B. You might think me facetious and frivolous for talking about this great man’s apparel on the day of his death, so I will leave you with the fact that Bishop Desmond Tutu thought Mandela’s wardrobe unbefitting of the man’s greatness and that a suit would be better. Mandela just liked them and wore them anyway. And if you were in any doubt, there are very very very few people who can lead a country on a world stage in such unconventional attire and command respect in the way he did. Proof that substance and style are an extremely powerful combination.