Rachel Ang Writer

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

Be­yond any­thing, Ang needs her feet to be squeaky clean be­fore she can sleep in peace in her own bed. Need­less to say, it’s a per­ilous path for her to take from the bath­room to the bed­room, in which there are plenty of ob­sta­cles to dodge, and many dust par­ti­cles and mis­cel­la­neous items that are li­able to be picked up along the way.

Ilike to think that it’s easy to spot Men’s Fo­lio read­ers – they are chichi, stylish and so­phis­ti­cated. You can tell they’ve been keep­ing up with our trend re­ports sea­son af­ter sea­son, and know what’s trend­ing and what’s not. From their lux­ury la­bel ex­otic leather clutches to the choice of white sneak­ers, time­pieces, and made-to- mea­sure suits, there’s a cer­tain poise about the way these com­pe­tent dressers carry off the looks. Aside from the clothes that they wear, you’ll also find that this dis­cern­ing bunch have ac­quired quite an ex­quis­ite palate when it comes to the finer things in life. For in­stance, they would of­ten opt for vin­tage or small batch cham­pagnes and favour sin­gle malt whiskies over blended ones. When they travel, most of them would pre­fer lux­ury bou­tique ho­tels over runof-the- mill chained- brand ho­tels. Such be­hav­iour, though not un­com­mon, seems to fit right into our per­cep­tion of “fash­ion peo­ple”. Fash­ion is not just about don­ning the lat­est threads over your body or the ac­ces­sories that you flaunt; be­ing fash­ion­able is a choice and a life­style.

As much as we would like to take credit for ev­ery man who’s been putting in a re­spectable amount of ef­fort to look good, we also be­lieve that more and more men have no qualms about want­ing to do so on their own. All we did was to nudge them in the right di­rec­tion when it comes to mak­ing the right choices. So we thought, for our June/july is­sue, let’s bring our read­ers up to speed on the topic of how to look and feel good. We call this our Re­ju­ve­na­tion is­sue.

From the best get­aways to re- en­er­gise the mind and soul to the widely pop­u­lar in­ter­mit­tent fast­ing diet that will help ex­pose your wash­board abs, we got it cov­ered. For bach­e­lors out there, it’s time to spruce up your pad. Find out what it takes to turn your crib into a hip and cool hang­out.

On this is­sue’s cover is one of Asia’s most el­i­gi­ble bach­e­lors, Wang Ta Lu. In an ex­clu­sive cover shoot and in­ter­view, the 25-year- old Tai­wanese th­es­pian, best known for his role as Xu Tai Yu in Our Times, spoke can­didly to Men’s Fo­lio about his rise to fame and how his playful side al­most cost him his ca­reer.

On the digital front, we gave you a glimpse of the Ob­jets No­mades col­lec­tion ex­hi­bi­tion in Sin­ga­pore. The col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Louis Vuit­ton and ten es­tab­lished in­ter­na­tional de­sign­ers to pro­duce a series of travel- in­spired pieces is on dis­play at the Louis Vuit­ton Is­land Mai­son at Ma­rina Bay Sands. On our so­cial me­dia front, we took you in­side a big­ger and fully ren­o­vated Her­mès flag­ship store at Liat Tower. We would also want to thank Sin­ga­pore’s very own tal­ented artiste Des­mond Tan for shar­ing some of the pho­tos from his Men’s Fo­lio spread with his so­cial me­dia fol­low­ers. Thanks Des­mond! En­joy the is­sue!

Lance Lim

Man­ag­ing Ed­i­tor

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