The Year of re­fo­cus

DA MAN - - Notes -

lot of peo­ple agree that 2016 was kind of a downer. It was a year full of un­ex­pected twists of events—most of them of the un­pleas­ant kind—and one plagued by eco­nomic slow­down. So, as we’re fi­nally step­ping into the se­cond month of the new year, we felt the need to do bet­ter in 2017 and beyond.

In essence, re­fo­cus­ing is some­thing that we’ve been con­cen­trat­ing on. For starters, we’ve dras­ti­cally up­dated our web­site ( with a new lay­out and new for­mat. The site will now fo­cus on our four main ed­i­to­rial pil­lars: celebri­ties, fash­ion, groom­ing and watches. We’ve also im­proved the way you ex­pe­ri­ence our web­site on smart­phones and tablets, so feel free to ex­per­i­ment and see just how easy it is to check out what’s new and what’s in.

This year also marks a ma­jor mile­stone for DA MAN as we cel­e­brate our tenth an­niver­sary. Be­ing ten years young gives us all the more rea­son to make this is­sue feel brand new with a lineup of young ac­tors and ac­tresses who will light up the show­biz world in Hol­ly­wood and right here in In­done­sia.

Nat­u­rally, we needed the per­fect cover boy to cap­ture this new spirit—and we found him. Now, Bren­ton Th­waites has al­ready made quite a name for him­self with his per­for­mances in, say, “Ocu­lus” and “Malef­i­cent.” This year, how­ever, he’s headed to the big leagues as one of the leads in the lat­est “Pi­rates of the Caribbean” along with star­ring roles in a slew of other ex­cit­ing ti­tles. As an added bonus, I dis­cov­ered that he was quite a fash­ion-savvy gen­tle­man as well when we met at the Louis Vuit­ton show dur­ing Paris Men’s Fash­ion Week last Jan­uary.

On an­other note, DA MAN is also a me­dia part­ner for the up­com­ing “Jakarta Un­der­cover” movie, which fea­tures prom­i­nent In­done­sian thes­pi­ans the likes of Oka An­tara, Baim Wong and Ganindra Bimo—all of whom you can read about in the Fea­ture sec­tion. Film and fash­ion have al­ways been a big part of DA MAN, and we’ll con­tinue to pick the very best from both fields, and high­light the most promis­ing, hot young tal­ents, for the rest of the year.

Un­til then, let’s welcome spring in high spir­its.

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