Be­hind The Scenes

They say happy em­ploy­ees do good work, so here’s our wish list of work perks.

Men's Folio (Singapore) - - The Men’s Folio Team -

Ti­tien Wang Fash­ion Di­rec­tor

Al­ter­nate Fri­days Off: Wang can think of so much to do with an ex­tra Fri­day off ev­ery fort­night, or even just once a month. On these ex­tra- long week­ends, he would re­ally love to watch a movie with­out hav­ing to fight with the crowd for the good seats, or to go shop­ping in Or­chard Road sans the un­wanted com­pany of a few hun­dred strangers also snatch­ing for the same stuff.

Rachel Ang Writer

Si­esta Ses­sions: As a writer who is reg­u­larly run­ning out of the of­fice to restau­rants for tast­ings, only to roll back later like a gi­ant sated panda that is full, fat and sleepy, Ang would dearly love some nap­ping pods. An hour or two of si­esta time af­ter the lunch hour would be good, just to catch forty winks be­fore she springs back to her com­puter to get sh* t done.

Yong Wei Jian Fea­tures Ed­i­tor

Work From Home: Ob­vi­ously, the best of­fice prac­tice is hav­ing the op­tion to not turn up at the of­fice at all. There are plenty of valid ar­gu­ments for work­ing from home: Avoid­ing the in­sipid lit­tle in­ter­rup­tions that are the bane of pro­duc­tiv­ity; skip­ping the soul- crush­ing rit­ual of daily com­mute; not wear­ing pants. A lit­tle out- of-sight goes a long way to­wards get­ting things done.

Vin­cent Loh Fash­ion As­sis­tant

Bring Your Pet Day: Loh thinks it would be great if we were all al­lowed to bring our furry lit­tle friends to work on daily ba­sis. Con­sid­er­ing the fast pace of city life, most meth­ods of leisure don’t grant that much re­lax­ation at all, but hav­ing a fluffy animal run­ning around the of­fice can def­i­nitely lighten the sense of stress in a tense at­mos­phere.

If you hap­pen to be wan­der­ing about town, look around and ob­serve how men are dress­ing up these days. From the young ex­ec­u­tive who’d just landed his first of­fice job to the man­agers and di­rec­tors at the top their game, men, I’m glad to say, are putting in a lot more ef­fort and tak­ing a lot more pride in their dress­ing than ever be­fore. And there’s a cer­tain swag­ger about them. I think, per­haps it’s time, or even past due, that men are get­ting the kind of at­ten­tion that women have been given. Like our fe­male coun­ter­parts, we are be­ing watched, judged and ob­jec­ti­fied re­gard­less if we’re dress­ing to out­shine our peers, get their stamp of ap­proval, or bet­ter yet, gar­ner ad­mi­ra­tion. Like it or not, it’s part of the ex­pe­ri­ence. And if you’ve been fol­low­ing our fash­ion re­ports dili­gently, you’ll know by now that men’s fash­ion has got­ten a lot more in­ter­est­ing and bold. Men are re­act­ing to these trends and in­cor­po­rat­ing new el­e­ments into their wardrobe. It’s en­cour­ag­ing.

This is­sue is all about “power dress­ing”. Re­gard­less of your “style tribe”, min­i­mal­ist or ad­dicted to ac­ces­sories, what you have in your hands is an es­sen­tial guide to the coolest spring/sum­mer ready-to-wear col­lec­tions and the hottest ac­ces­sories. In our fea­ture sec­tion, we try to make sense of the evo­lu­tion of cor­po­rate wear. We also let you in on some styling tips that will make you stand out and look sharp in your workspace and what to avoid. Our fash­ion team has it all cov­ered.

On the cover, we have one of the big­gest stars not only in Asia but also in the world, Choi Se­ung- hyun, bet­ter known as T.O. P. The rap­per, singer-song­writer, and ac­tor, rose to fame as a mem­ber of the South Korean boy­band Big­bang. All decked out in Dior Homme, Choi tells Men’s Fo­lio how his self- es­teem and con­fi­dence paved the way to his suc­cess. He also re­veals his plans to give Korean artists the at­ten­tion that they de­serve.

For our dig­i­tally savvy read­ers, we haven’t for­got­ten about you. In fact, we are adding a lot more up­dates and fresh ar­ti­cles daily. This month, we an­nounced the re­turn of the much sought-af­ter Amer­i­can denim la­bel, Diesel to our shores. Find out what’s dif­fer­ent this time as its founder, Renzo Rosso, tells Men’s Fo­lio how he in­tend to re- en­er­gise the iconic denim la­bel. We were also among the first to an­nounce the launch of Mr. Burberry, the lat­est ol­fac­tory sen­sa­tion by the lux­ury Bri­tish la­bel, on mens-fo­lio.com and @ mensfo­lio. En­joy the is­sue!

Lance Lim

Ed­i­tor

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