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Author Gay Talese and what makes a real man

April 12, 2013

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Continuity from Particle Media on Vimeo. For many in the #menswear community, men’s style tends to fall closer to the side of trendy than classic and there’s nothing wrong with that. Personally, I’ve been indulgent with what’s fashionable rather than what’s classic more often than I would have liked. The truth is- being fashionable gets […]

On Meeting Paul Smith and being Busy

October 24, 2012

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This blog has been slightly (understatement) overlooked and I apologise. The truth is dear fellow Monsieurs, is I’ve been busy working on another project. I’ve taken an appointment as Group Editor for a men’s luxury magazine- The Rake. You might read about it in Monocle or perhaps chanced upon a copy while getting a suit […]

Words from The Monsieur: The Groom’s Wedding Speech

January 11, 2011

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Thanking you all for coming. Uncle Terry, Aunty Chris, Uncle David, Aunty Aggie, Uncle Gary, Aunty Lanabelle, Aunty Valerie, Uncle Martin, Kate’s family, my mom-in-law- Janet, father-in-law Choi Boon and Uncle Albert for letting us have his beautiful daughter Rebecca as our flower girl and all the other important people without whom this wedding might […]

China, the Death of True Luxury and the emergence of New Luxury

December 20, 2010

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To say this man is not new to the luxury watch industry would be an understatement. The man practically lives and breathes what must be very green very crisp air of the Alps. After all, it was only 4 years ago that he left Bedat & Co, a firm he and his mother jointly founded […]

Ancient Chinese Leadership Advice and How Not to Follow

November 2, 2010

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Let me tell you a story… Over two thousand years ago, during the Warring States Period in China, a simple old woman had the common sense to realize that people need to be decently fed. Zi Fa was a general in the State of Chu. In a battle with the State of Qin, his food […]

Time and Type

October 20, 2010

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If this story was done 50 years ago, I would imagine that we would be slaving over the issue with typewriters. Beneath the hammering of keys and the hypnotic click-clack of cast iron on paper, your canvas would lay. Clean, fresh. No windows, no folders, no YouTube — a writer’s dream, perhaps a nightmare for […]

How Apple Mastered “The Non Apology”

September 2, 2010

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Governance, specifically corporate governance, has turned into a fine art form. Looking back at the economic crisis of yesteryear, I’ve found that we have come a mighty long way in this great skill I call, “the art of the non apology”. Many have tried it but many have faltered. It occurs more than once every […]

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