December 17, 2012
December 15, 2012
Monocle just sent me a package and I was thrilled to receive a personal note from them. I know it ain’t big of a deal for some but for someone who owns 3 years and a half worth of complete issues of Monocle, I felt like a baby with my first tooth officially peeking through. Two spread on my interview with David Celdran – fantastic!
(This month's issue of Monocle Magazine with a feature on Hong-Kong, Shanghai and Manila)
(A feature on Filipino furniture designers: Kenneth Cobonpue of Cebu and the Gastons of Bacolod)
December 12, 2012
December 11, 2012
And oh, don’t forget the limoncello and those bottles of ice cold, lemon flavored beer.
December 05, 2012
(Suit: Bespoke, Crisp White Shirt from Brooks Brothers, Red socks from UNIQLO and brogue lace-ups from Salvatore Ferragamo - La mia ode in Italia. Grazie Janthina Fong per la foto.)
OK, more like "Roman Holiday" minus Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck and Eddie Albert and no, I wasn't complaining. Blame it on the Mozzarella ball!
December 03, 2012
(Relaxing day at the beach with these stylish and preppy swim trunks from Tommy Hilfiger)
No, we did not pack up our L.L. Bean tote but guess what, there is always our trusty J. Crew Kelly green tote and tracks from Vampire Weekend and Two Door Cinema Club to keep us bouncy whole weekend.
(And yes, here's what I wore to the beach: Purple trunks from Speedo, Espadrilles, white linen shirt, preppy nato straps and leather bracelet from Guam - a gift from my officemate)
November 21, 2012
( Basic blue oxford shirt from Brooks Brothers, NATO strap from Asprey, Selvedge, APC New Standard Jeans and my blue suede loafers)
When working overtime on a Saturday, note to self: never come to work underdressed.
November 16, 2012
Filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, Solange’s break-up single “Losing You,” is a play on sartorial irony featuring hyper-sharp inspired by ‘s book Gentleman of Bacongo.
Dreamy just like an ad straight up from one of
Japan’s famous retailer, Tomorrowland.
(Daniele Tamagni's book - Gentleman of Bacongo curated by Sir Paul Smith himself)
November 14, 2012
Tipsy? Not really!
November 06, 2012
What was the best deal you ever made? Mind sharing?
October 31, 2012
It’s impossible to capture just how lovely the weather was last Monday on board Voyager.
And with Manila’s skyline framing the horizon, it was a perfect treat from last week’s stress and downpour (blame it on Typhoon Son-tinh). I mean, on and off the yacht for almost 13 hours, I really didn’t mind the humidity ( getting an afternoon tan was an added treat though).
(A literal reproduction of an epic journey, John Walker & Sons Voyager will journey through Asia Pacific, docking at eight key ports of call, capturing the essence of a true odyssey.)
I should have worn my new pair of Sebagos but again, it wouldn't look right with my bespoke navy suit.
(And it's down! The countdown begins!)
October 22, 2012
The alternative black tie. Black tie with a twist – sub out your standard tuxedo jacket with a velvet smoking jacket (though not really applicable in the tropics, bonus points if it’s in deep red, dark blue or bottle green.)
Business casual. Dress as you would for standard day at the office unless you work for a call center, in which case, step it up a notch.
Still clueless? You can always skip the party and hit the sack at 10.
October 10, 2012
(Clothing every man should own - a crisp white dress shirt and a well-cut suit in navy! Photo from Shentonista)
(Here's a rare case of me posting a photo of myself - Pale blue dress shirt from Ascot Chang and Navy Blazer from Brooks Brothers.)
- Tapered, updated, slightly shrunken and more fitted single breasted button suit in navy, black or charcoal is a no-brainer. Blazer is half to an inch shorter, body tapered ¾, lapel’s narrower and of course, tie should be slimmer.
- The dark-rinse, semi slim / straight cut blue jeans. When your brain is fried by all the denim options, simplify with an old-school pair that has no special treatment or rips.
- The black pique polo from Lacoste. Never underestimate the star power of a preppy staple that is casual enough for day but stylish enough for night.
October 09, 2012
So, yes, I'm 30 years old, still whine about how my clothes fit and why every centimeter matter.
October 04, 2012
October 01, 2012
(Rocket on a typical Saturday night)
This weekend was just filled with surprises – so far the best I have had since December last year – I’m totally not complaining.
(I got mine in red, white and blue stripes)