An Old Khaki Adventure

Old Khaki is a brand that brings an element of adventure. Shak and I love to go on day adventures exploring Cape Town’s hidden gems; quirky cafe’s and scenic landscapes. It seemed only appropriate for Shak’s birthday that we go adventuring, and of course we had to do it in true Nic & Shak style- fashionably. Old Khaki seemed like the perfect fit for a full day of exploring; comfortable, classic and stylish.

Shak went for a light layering of classic pieces on this slightly warm Winter’s day. Opting for comfortable, stylish pieces for a full day of adventuring, Shak combined some of Old Khaki’s statement essentials. A good pair of well fitting jeans is a wardrobe essential. The side stripe detail elevated this pair of jeans to an edgy statement piece. Wearing a fresh white Old Khaki t-shirt, Shak layered a brown and navy checked shirt over to make it weather appropriate. This outfit incorporated all of the classic must haves in any man’s wardrobe; a good pair of jeans, a fresh white t and a slightly oversized checked shirt.

There was no way I could resist Old Khaki’s new kimono. The first thing that caught my eye was the flowy and lively navy fringe that brought the piece to life and gave it personality. The contrast of the baby yellow and navy makes for a fresh take on a well recognized piece. The light fabric makes for an easy wear, a classic characteristic of Old Khaki’s pieces.  I paired this statement kimono with a pair of perfectly matched Old Khaki navy linen draw string pants. I loved how breathable the fabric was, something I look for in a pair of versatile pants that can be easily transitioned between seasons. This outfit felt very representative of Old Khaki; classic pieces with an edge.

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Stopping off at the eye-catching blue building of Batavia Cafe, we were finally able to satisfy our craving for a good cup of coffee; something we can’t live without. The fresh, modern and playful interior felt like the perfect place to relax and enjoy a moment together. The calming atmosphere and friendly service allowed the two of us to simply just be and enjoy the moment.

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Batavia Cafe has recently undergone a rebrand and a relaunch; both the aesthetic and the menu. Looking over the menu we struggled to decide between all the delicious options; Indian chopped salad, Harissa chicken and a range of Malay classics such as curries and breyani. We decided on the Falafel bowl and the Malay plum chicken wrap. Both meals were colourful, fresh and packed with maximum flavour. Our meals were accompanied by a bottle of Kombucha and a passion fruit choice from the fresh and innovative fusion bar on offer. The two of us are always trying out new places and love trying out a restaurants’ signature dishes. Batavia Cafe has a refined and well thought out menu that delivers on flavour profiles and presentation.

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Feeling rejuvenated, we continued our adventure to the gorgeous views of signal hill. There’s something great in ending a day with a sunset; something so perfect to end a day well spent. There is a subconscious force that Old Khaki has; some part of you feels as if you need to be outdoors for a moment. It only felt right to end our Old Khaki adventure in a scenic and serene spot, looking over the setting view of beautiful Cape Town.

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Photography: Half & Halve
www.halfandhalve.com
Clothing: Old Khaki 
Restaurant: Batavia Cafe

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