Bespoke fashion brand, Mai Atafo’s AW17 collection is all sorts of amazing. Designed and tailored by owner, Mai Atafo, some pieces of the collection were inspired by secondhand clothing! That, to me, is what makes this collection truly stand out. The funny inscriptions like “bend down & select” and “first grade secondhand” make the clothes fun statement pieces for men.

Tie and dye denim shirt with denim trousers
Well you’ve got to bend down and dig through the pile if you’re going to make the right selection!
Patch denim shirt with hand-painted denim trousers
Check out those trouser cuffs
Perfect marketing slogan by the sellers!
Short sleeve tie and dye chambray shirt. That “wash and wear” slogan though!



This collection was revealed at the 2017 Lexus South Africa Menswear Week a few days ago. It included, not only street wear, but tailored suits, formal shirts and custom lapel puffs as well.

Squad goals!

Contact Mai Atafo on their website or Instagram page. Clothes are custom-made by appointment only.

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4 replies on “Mai Atafo’s Runway “Bend-Down Boutique”

  1. Sooooo my fav look is from the smart collection, the black model in the denim shirt, trousers with what looks to be a print tie and a fab beige hat. When it comes to the more casual looks, its nice to see designers taking risks with menswear via the tongue-in-cheek slogans which is often what I see in womenswear by designers like Henry Holland and Moschino/Jeremy Scott. ( :

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    1. True. Such slogans are usually on women’s wear not menswear. I love hats so I love how several looks In the collection are styled with fabulous hats! Thanks for stopping by Biki!


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