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Ooh La Monegasque: Roger Dubuis Goes Casino Royale

March 15, 2011


The Watch for Players With Roger Dubuis under the Richemont flag, this Swiss horlogerie maison is coming out of the gates strong under the keen eye of CEO Georges Kern. Kern oversees IWC and and Baume & Mercier and has seen great success in revitalising watches from the Schaffhausen and judging from what I’ve seen […]

Not Just for Girls Anymore: Swarovski Designer Suits

February 8, 2011


I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with Swarovski. It’s undeniably female, yet from what I saw last about their men’s accessories, Natalie Collins, a lead designer for the brand really has a bead on things. Whether it’s nurturing up and coming young designers or serving up bling for rappers and women of leisure everywhere, it […]

Suit Them Up: Ermenegildo Zegna FW 2011

January 26, 2011


Style Timelessness: 3.5/5 (will look dated in 3 years) Trend Worthiness: 5/5 (trendy beyond compare) This leading luxury men’s suit designer Ermenegildo Zegna does it again. I could bore you with their 100 year old heritage or sedate you by waxing lyrical on their pedigree as suit makers for other haute couture labels like Gucci, […]

Iconic Men’s Style: A Ralph Lauren Introspective Pt 1.

January 19, 2011


Admittedly, as a fan of Euro-English designers like Paul Smith , I can be a little snobbish. I’ve often kept my distance from American designers like Ralph Lauren; that giant horse riding polo player logo on the polo shirt isn’t really my thing. Then one day last year, everything changed. Before me, lay some of the finest […]

Stylish Bag for Men: Loewe’s Amazona Weekender

January 16, 2011


I mentioned before that I’m a fan of men’s designer bags that can be both formal and casual depending on how you rocked it. There are two reasons for this: First, as metro as I am, I’m starting to loathe having to clear the closet out of the many bags/briefcases/carryalls that I possess to match […]

Haute Hitler: Dictatorial Trend Icons

October 27, 2010


A cursory glance of the malls today bring us lux brands like Panerai and U-Boat. Yet, beneath the glitz and glare of halogen lamps at Ion Orchard, many of us walk these hallowed halls unaware of the sordid dictator endorsements of these brand icons. Panerai was the watch of choice of one-third of the ORIGINAL […]

That’s No Richard Mille. It’s a Christophe Claret DualTow

October 25, 2010


It’s a writer’s hazard. There are occasions where you come across an item so inspiring and the words simply flow. Other times, a product so astounding, you’re simply at a loss for words. The DualTow by Christophe Claret falls in the latter. An exceptional timepiece to mark 20 years of watchmaking Based in Le Locle, […]

A Tourbillon Evolved: The Zenith Christophe Colomb

October 19, 2010


The Christophe Colomb luxury timepiece is haute horlogerie defined. Named after the intrepid navigator Christopher Columbus, this high end complication is the answer to an age old problem- precision when time keeping instruments are subject to all manner of positions and constant motion. It’s a major milestone in mechanical watchmaking and a world’s first for […]

Xavier Gauderlot is the Boss. President of Hugo Boss.

October 17, 2010


People tend to have the impression that behemoths and brand goliaths will never fail or falter. This perception couldn’t be further away from the truth. A little over five years ago, Hugo Boss Watches was staring into an abyss of mismanagement and unfocused positioning following the bankruptcy of their distributor, Tempus, in December 2004. It […]

Wanderlust Hotel Singapore – A Worthy Namesake

August 30, 2010


Wanderlust Hotel is the latest of boutique hotels conceptualised by Singapore’s Loh Lik Peng. I suppose it was inevitable following the runaway successes of Loh’s other boutique hotel offerings- New Majestic and 1929. Wanderlust [noun] A very strong or irresistible impulse to travel. Even if you set aside the clearly creative designer touches and dare-I-say […]