One of these gentlemen could be named the Brut x GQ Best Dressed Reader.

The time has arrived for us to announce the next pair of top 10 finalists in the Brut x GQ Best Dressed Reader search. We must admit that we’ve been really impressed with what we’ve seen so far, but the two gentlemen whose style blew us away this week are Desmond Junior Phala and Tuelo McArthur Monageng. These guys’ outfits have just the right mix of class and originality.

Desmond’s shirt by JBStitched, livened up his look with its striped print and bright, cheerful colours. By tucking it in only half way, this suave model added a dash of playfulness to his outfit. He complemented the shirt with a simple yet smart white pants, and finished off with black lace-ups. 


It’s not only his fashion sense that grabbed our attention! He gave a sound explanation of why he should walk away with the title: “I deserve to be the Brut x GQ Best Dressed Reader because my sense of style embodies that of a quintessential South African man who is unafraid to redefine the term ‘masculinity’, and I am confidently myself.”

Stylist and musician Tuelo donned a three-piece grey suit, sporting a plaid pattern. He added a touch of vintage flavor with a beret in a deep tone, which matched superbly with the shade of emerald green in his tie. To complete the look, he rocked a pair of quirky yellow socks with a polka dot print and snazzy brogues. 


He told us why he believes he should be the winner by saying, ‘I’ve a got a unique sense of style that stirs up many emotions, just like art.’

You could be one of our upcoming finalists! Simply enter by uploading a photo of yourself wearing your best outfit, to Twitter or Instagram, using the #BrutxGQ hashtag. Remember to tag @gqdotcoza on Twitter and @gqsouthafrica on Instagram.

Want more info on the competition? See here