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About how That Bloke started blog post 30 May 2018

About How That Bloke started

That Bloke's Story

The Story

It started with a dream to create a top-notch online gift and fashion accessory shop for men where our fans can buy hand-picked champion gifts for themselves, their friends and/or partners. 

It is challenging and very time-consuming for someone with a busy schedule or a family to find a unique gift or fashion accessory for a man or themselves. The time it takes to search through hundreds of shops to find awesome gifts for someone special or for your own man cave, bar or garage wall is ludicrous. We want to free up your time and create a quick, unique, and convenient online gifting solution for you.

Daily, more and more people are starting to prefer online shopping above the traditional brick and mortar retail. With the rise of e-commerce and the speed at which technology is developing, we decided to make our dream a reality and create this exciting new store, That Bloke.

Who is That Bloke?

Situated in Pretoria, South Africa, That Bloke is an online-only gift shop for men/blokes. We sell a wide variety of quality gifts and accessories for guys. This is the shop where you are guaranteed to find something cool and original to buy for a friend, dad, college or even yourself. 

What the word "bloke" means

The word bloke is a slang term for a man or guy, used mostly in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The earliest known usage of the word is from the early 19th century when it was recorded as a London slang term.

Why the name That Bloke?

The brand name That Bloke was chosen because of its masculine origin, memorability and the simply glorious feeling it creates when you pronounce the word "Bloke".

Our Mission

That Bloke caters strictly to men with a wide variety of quality hand-picked gifts and accessories. We aim for quick delivery times, safe and secure online payments and trustworthiness. 

The online shop will always have a fresh masculine look-and-feel, even though many of our loyal customers are ladies looking to buy gifts for their male friends, boyfriends, husbands, and family.


Thank you to every customer who has already shopped on our online store. Your support means a great deal.


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