The Smarteez pushed the boundaries of black men's style. So did people like Siyabonga ‘Scoop’ Ngwekazi. These two examples stand out in terms of recent history, no? You don’t have to agree with me but I definitely see thousands of Scoop and Smarteez-wannabes all over the streets of Mzansi’s cities but the question I’ve always had in my mind is what it means to ‘push boundaries’. Does it mean inspiring a generation of black men to go above and beyond the styles of yesteryear- pantsula, m’rapper and the like- to come up with something distinct that cannot be necessarily boxed within the confined of the pantsula and m’rapper? Scoop did that, I think, so did the Smarteez but lately I am finding it hard to pin-point someone that I think is taking black style to new heights. I’m writing this post because I want to identify them, so why don’t we do this together? Who are the men, on whatever scale, that are pushing the boundaries of black style in South Africa? Tweet me @Sandiso_N or mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org Let’s start having a conversation and, of course, let’s shine the spotlight on these men for the rest of us to find inspiration!