To Our Readers
Thailand tatler is a luxury lifestyle magazine that doesn’t take sides—we are gender friendly with interesting pieces and thoughtful content that all sexes can enjoy. That said though, we know we can be guilty of sometimes leaning too much towards the female side, and that is why, once a year, we present our men’s issue. This usually falls in October.
When we think of content for the gentlemen, it used to be that we would go for the more macho-type subjects such as cars and watches, adventure sports and fashion for men to feature. However, nowadays much that you would present in a women’s magazine reads just as well in a men’s issue. This includes beauty and makeup for men as well as relationship issues. Fashion for the masculine sex has moved beyond trousers and shorts to skirts and even more varied offerings.
The lines between men and women are blurring fast. When I was growing up, girls were told they could only play with dolls and toy ovens and for boys it was cars and guns. Today it no longer matters and hardly anyone blinks an eye. Men thankfully now work at jobs that used to be reserved for the women (and vice versa). A good example of how many countries now offer equal opportunities to all, in many European nations both mothers and fathers can take parental leave when they have a child.
But I digress. Getting back to our men’s issue, our cover presents jeweller turned entrepreneur Suriyon Sriorathaikul. This is a man who knows what the ladies want, whether it be beautiful jewel accessories, glittering evening bags or the latest beauty products. We also feature five lads who are sneaker obsessed. So it’s not only the ladies who build up huge footwear collections, with many men spending as much, if not more, on their favourite pairs of shoes. Finally we get to the Moto GP, the first time that Thailand is hosting a leg of the biggest motorcycle race series in the world. Enough for the guys out there to get their adrenalin going.
Whether male, female or otherwise, we hope you find this issue a diverting read.
sheep thrills A ger waits to welcome guests attending the Mutton Cup in the Orkhon Valley of central Mongolia. (See p 152)