There’s no other way to say it — we as men hate shopping. Of course, we enjoy getting new things and having that euphoria of retail therapy, but we’re simple and practical creatures, so scouring physical stores and dealing with queues (often including a crying baby) in order to satisfy our manly-needs make us want to high-five a bee-hive. It’s also incredibly difficult to find unique, locally-produced, and original goods specifically designed for the modern man in mind, so we were ecstatic to discover The BroShop.
The Bro Shop is a brand-spanking new online store which caters exactly for its namesake, the bros.
Everything from braai equipment, biltong, beer, snacks, grooming items, clothing, accessories, and gadgets are available on the store, with all the items being hand-picked by The BroShop team, and only the best quality and original products are included on the store.
All orders over R300 get free delivery, which are shipped within 24/48 hours if stocked at The BroShop warehouse, 3-5 working days if the items are sourced from suppliers.
We decided to pick 5 of our favourite items from The BroShop (*cough* if anyone is planning on buying MenStuff a present *cough*):
The Bro Tie – R180
Bow-ties are all the rage for weddings and formal events these days, and you can get your hands on some unique bow-ties with the BroShop’s exclusive offerings to the store, the Bro Tie range. Available in a variety of different colours, designs, and patterns, the Bro Tie is a must-have for any 21st century lad who is looking to mix up their dignified yet playful attire. The Bro Ties also come in a neat box with and instruction card. There are also full sets including pocket squares and suspenders available.
Darling Brew Long Claw – R162 for a 4 pack
The craft beer market can be confusing and overwhelming, but The BroShop has specifically selected the best locally-made beers from SA’s top brewers. We love the classic, yet fruity-hinted Darling Brew Long Claw, which is available for R162 for a 4 pack (440ml each), or R486 for a 12-pack.
Minipresso portable espresso maker – R1,550
The one key thing you need when travelling is coffee – but the days of settling for horrendous luke-warm instant coffee are done. The Minipresso has been designed to be the smallest, lightest and most versatile handheld espresso machine around. The Minipresso doesn’t require compressed air, N2O cartridges or electricity for its operation, allowing you to create hand-operated coffee on the go.
Woodworks bamboo sunglasses – R849
We’re all onboard for the wooden sunglass revolution, and Wordworks’ bamboo sunglasses are a top-notch choice for your face this season. Woodworks’ range of Polarised Bamboo Sunglasses are made from natural materials that are environmentally friendly and on top of that they are committed to plant a tree in their community for every 25 pairs sold.
Boytjie Braai Sauce pack – R220
The thing a man loves as much as (and sometimes even more than) his significant other, is his braai. But many men throw their chops and wors onto the Weber without indulging in the brilliance of Boytjie Braai Sauce. The BroShop has the entire Boytjie Braai Sauce pack, featuring 750g bottles of lemon & herb marinade, Moroccan Marinade, Steakhouse Sauce, Sticky Rib Basting Sauce, and Peri-Peri (500g), all for R220.
So, head over to The BroShop and prepare to be bro-wn away!