BUTAN, a brand that represents the rich tapestry of the African continent, is an attempt at paying tribute to its influence on contemporary African youth. Every garment produced by the designers is a manifestation of the ideas and aspirations of our generation, our infinite potential and our heritage.
Founded by Julian Kubel, BUTAN was first commercially available in 2006. But the brand has its humble beginnings firmly rooted in 2001 when, the founder of the brand printed 20 tees for his school mates with a simple design he had sketched in his black book.
Why BUTAN? The brand name pays homage to our roots and heritage while the re-arrangement of the letters signifies a changed, entirely new mindset and outlook on life in contemporary South Africa. It is this fusion between cultural heritage and the present day experience that creates the unique look and feel of the brand.
More than just a clothing label, BUTAN is an integral part of street culture, and new stock is always available, visit them at Melrose Arch’s Shesha Lifestyle store and spread the relevant message, while exploring avenues for alternative perception of our world through their innovative design.
See a list of some of the new items available at our store:
Easy Money is not only Kevin Durant’s nickname, but it’s also the nickname for this shoe – the Nike KD 7 “Easy Money”. Available at Shesha Melrose Arch
Nike Tech Fleece Wind Runner hoodies combine the feel of lightweight fleece w/ iconic Windrunner style. Available at Shesha Lifestyle Stores
New Butan tribal print beanies with ribbed trim, featuring a frayed pom pom are now available at Shesha Lifestyle Stores. Knit & lightweight
Functional and comfortable; two words that best describe BUTAN ‘Connections’ Sweatpants. Now Available at Shesha Lifestyle Stores