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A great beach style goes beyond flaunting a fit bod — although that is definitely where it should start. Make a statement in Speedos, and punctuate with a stunning diver on the wrist.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph
Omega updates the look of its modern luxury diver with a ceramised titanium dial and bright five-stripe NATO strap. Plus, the classic Planet Ocean orange simply shines against a healthy tan.
Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Black Matte
The Bell & Ross square diver now comes in sleek matt black ceramic. Virtually scratch-proof, non-deformable, lighter than steel and hypoallergenic, the high-tech material readily braves sun, sand and sea.
Longines HydroConquest Ceramic
After brightening up the HydroConquest with coloured ceramic on the bezel, Longines now offers an all-black version. The darkness is heightened different finishes: matt dial, polished case and satin-brushed bezel.
Exploring the Men’s Baguette World entails an exciting journey into the Fendi Men’s universe, where poppy and dream-like mystery surrounds the 2019 “The Baguette is Back” trend. In the short movie, influencers Marc Fornè, Leo Mandella and Nasir Dean play with three different variants of the iconic Baguette bag: in black Selleria Cuoio Romano leather, grey nylon and the special Karl collage print fabric.
Fendi re-proportions the Baguette bag into three sizes for the guys — maxi, regular and mini — while expressing the Maison’s savoir-faire through careful detailing and proud practicality. The Baguette bag even depicts creative transformation with its ability to wear different styles, such as cross-body, hand-carried or as a compact belt-bag.
Exploring the Men’s Baguette World was filmed at the Fendi Men’s pop-up store in Via Montenapoleone 3 in Milan, a space that previews the Fendi Men’s Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collection and new Baguette for men by Silvia Venturini Fendi. The atmospheric pop-up highlights architectural codes that reference the ready-to-wear collection and is a manifestation of the dialogue between Fendi and the “guest artist” of the season, Karl Lagerfeld.
The Fendi Selleria Men’s Baguette bag is currently available in stores.
Obviously, you have to go to the beach in summer. But even though not everyone can find time amidst the busy-ness to to soak up much-needed vitamin D on sand, we should all definitely still dress the part. Take a leaf out of these looks and get down to sun-worshippin’ right away.
Showing skin is the easiest way to get toasty. Not only can you let your bare bits soak up the sun, you get to flaunt that figure you’ve been hiding all year round. Make shorts the focal point of your outfit and let loose your beach style with utmost confidence.
Beach shorts are the staples you need to show off. Wear it into water or on golden sand, and let the heat of the sun tickle your bare skin while protecting bare necessities with appropriate bottom-wear that resist the elements.
Don’t be afraid to put on a tank top for an upper body showcase — after all there is no reason to keep that figure hidden any longer. Match it with shorts for an extra showy beach pairing.
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Rock prints if you want to literally wear summer, and don’t forget the bright yellow for extra oomph. Mixing and matching is an option here — pair a printed top with plain skin-revealing bottoms, and you’ll be as cool as ice cream on a sunny day.
Taking the time to slow down and unwind is always a healthy look. You come out feeling all the more confident, and there’ll even be a swagger in your step. If you’re looking to loosen up while getting some maintenance done to your appearance, what better way to do it than with premium barbers that put you in a space of your own? You get to work a fresh cut while cruising on the road of relaxation, a perfect pitstop before getting back on the highway of daily life.
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Get this: Premium Barbers are for men with time on their hands, offering services that let you unwind with head massages, ear cleaning and even detoxifying mud facials. They set the mood right the moment you step into their no-frills American-style barbershop, transforming you into a new man in both looks and mood.
If you are looking for a quick hair fix, Sultans of Shave provides a deluxe cut with an express facial to freshen up. Premium products from American Crew and Baxter of California get your hair up to shape, while lavender and lemongrass scented hot and cold towels prep you for a shave. They also live up to their name and make you feel like royalty with their new concept store at Jewel Changi Airport, which is littered with gold detailing and faded blue walls to put you on cloud nine.
Fancy taking a few inches off the top with a bottle of beer or your favourite spirit? Jermyn Street offers a drink on the house while getting your shave done right. A tribute to barbershops in the actual street in London, Jermyn Street’s outlook is dedicated to British artistry and craftsmanship, with art gallery-like interior and red chesterfield sofas. Prepare to be classed-out with a fancy drink in hand while getting a premium shave in this luxurious outlet.
LA Barbershop takes you to relax-city, vintage style. Each of their outlets are decked in ornaments and old-school posters to put you in a nostalgic mood, before hitting you with therapeutic services such as ear candling to go with your fancy cut in the intimate space. Find your fix at any of their many outlets by booking an appointment on their Facebook page.
If you are in town and are in need of a quick fix for a relaxing and dashing cut, Splice Barbershop in Suntec City Mall comes with a ready-made “relaxation package” to go with their regular haircuts. It includes a wash, blow dry, style and massage for a lunchtime quickie — good for a fine trim every two weeks. There’s even a $10 discount if you come in 14 to 16 days after your last cut.
The investigation and creation of history is the expression of Kim Jones in Dior men’s Summer 2020 show. In collaboration with American artist Daniel Arsham, he explores this notion with work that speaks of constant evolution — one that is being upheld at Dior and continually created. Jones presents many different aspects of being sentimental in his forward-thinking mind, embodying the architecture of men’s dressing.
Their Summer 2020 looks encompass an evolution of accessories such as the emblematic relics that historically speak of luck and magical properties, staying true to the ideological make up of Dior. Transparent shoes bear resemblance to casts and reveal printed socks, while having Dior saddle bags that are always traditionally redifined over the years go for 3D prints as the method of choice.
On top of that, a capsule collection that are characterised by classic Dior aluminium grooves artistically crafted in a first-ever collaboration with Rimowa, where vibrant pigments are printed directly onto each casing to bring out the reflective material’s qualities.
Of course, the timeless tailoring of a classic Dior suit will always be remembered. This time, Dior men brings back the Summer 2000 Haute-Couture Collection with underscoring styles of neo-classics that Kim Jones has gladly introduced back since his appointment. The Tailor Obilique in Jones’ debut was reiterated and also included influences of other seasons such as volant sashes that evolved from the Winter 2019-2020 collection.
The prime jewel of the Summer 2020 collection is the painted shirt, done by the hands of Kyoto craftsmen. The Toile De Joy patterns painted from the inside show the artistic qualities Jones and Arsham birthed, in reference to a different era.
Oliver Peoples Metal Sunglasses; Ermenegildo Zegna Cotton beach towel, polyester swim shorts; Model Michel \ Mannequin
‘Tis the season to be salacious! If there is ever a right season (or reason) to be taking off that T-shirt or leaving the entire row of shirt buttons undone for the ‘gram, it has to be summer. #SummerBod #TooHot
After six months of hard work shredding that body from previous year’s festive bingeing, there is a need for some recognition. Even without the nods of approval, it feels great to have a sculpted body and know that one projects the image of being at the peak of his health. If that New Year’s resolution of getting in shape is not working out or tapering off, take comfort in the knowledge that there is a quick-fix to get that beach-ready body.
Enter body-sculpting aesthetic treatments that utilise advanced technology to destroy fat cells and reshape the abdomen, thighs, glutes, and upper arms without surgery. The procedures generally involve the use of radio frequency or ultrasound to break down fat cells to be absorbed into the body’s lymphatic system and flushed out later.
One such popular treatment is Exilis that employs both radio frequency and ultrasound. Ultrasound waves are first used to emulsify fats in the desired area; then, acoustic waves are delivered to drive the melted fats into the lymphatics. Radio frequency is concurrently applied to help tighten the skin that has loosened from the removal of fat cells. The dual action of fat reduction and skin tightening yields the appearance of a sculpted body.
Other body-sculpting treatments virtually emulate each other, with variations in how the fat cells are being broken down, then driven out of the system, accompanied by other benefits like skin tightening. However, a recent breakthrough has changed the game– EmSculpt, a treatment that uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy to induce muscle contractions.
EmSculpt stands out because it specifically targets muscles, unlike other body-sculpting treatments, which mostly deal with fat cells. The high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy allows the targeted area to undergo supra-maximal (unachievable voluntarily) contraction, where a typical half-an-hour session for the abdomen is equivalent to performing 20,000 crunches. This entails a large expenditure of energy that depletes surrounding glucose. Thus, the body has to utilise the energy stored in fat cells, which causes them to break up. As muscles are also activated with EmSculpt, toning of the targeted body part is achieved.
Men’s Folio spoke to Dr Rohan Mendis of Mendis Aesthetics to understand more about the EmSculpt services he provides. “There’s so much sheering force, and so much of energy utilised that fat cells are broken up. So there’s about 90 per cent cell destruction and 19 per cent permanent reduction in fat. Exilis also reduces fats, but it’s not permanent – most of them are temporary reduction as the fat emulsifies, but the fat cells remain,” he shares.
Catch the full article in the June/July’19 issue, out on newsstands now!
Who said Singapore was a boring place, when our night scene clearly begs to differ? Whether you’re an eager visitor to Singaporean shores or a bored local with time on his hands, you’re in for a treat — here’s spotlighting the classy nightlife activities and places to be, so time to get up and explore the colours of your home.
A Gourmet Bus Dinner Tour is one for those who love being served gourmet-standard fare with having a view — except this view is changing all the time. The bus is a classy make up that drives past iconic Singaporean attractions such as The Singapore Flyer, Merlion Park, the Esplanade and Chinatown, showing all the different sights that will give not just a feast for your belly but for your eyes as well with our local delights. One can even hop off at Gardens by the Bay for a short stroll, before boarding for dessert.
To enjoy great food with a dynamic view, make a reservation here.
For introverts who secretly enjoy the nightlife, The Screening Room allows you to exercise your non-extroversion while staying out late with buddies to catch a show in style. The boutique cinema also provides great food to accompany the experience, such as beef sliders and scrumptious burgers.
Check their screening timings here so you don’t miss out.
The Marina Bay Sands Hotel Skypark offers the largest body of water with a spectacular view, overlooking the city lights and nightlife in a relaxing dip. The skypark also features the CÉ LA VI SkyBar, where you can soak in the atmosphere while sipping on refreshing cocktails. CÉ LA VI is strictly classy, which means you simply take the opportunity to dress up and match the vibrancy of the ambience — which is amped up by weekly events and DJs bringing the nightlife up to the skybar.
Check their Facebook Page for updates on their features for the week.
One Faber Group is taking private dining to new heights. Literally. With a delectable 4-course dinner over 90 minutes in a cable car, your meal is set against the splendour of Singapore’s vibrant cityscape to make for one unforgettable experience. The romantic night sky is also the perfect backdrop to pop the question, but be absolutely sure or it will be an awkward encounter you cannot get out of.
Nineteen80 Bar & Discotheque is the new-age retro arcade bar that takes you back to the vibrant 1980s. Blowing up classic arcade game designs like Pac-Man or simply utilising old cassette tapes really makes the retro vibes stand out. Add nostalgic cocktails with a twist and a DJ laying down urban favourites, and the experience in this bar will be nothing short of a refreshingly bittersweet throwback.
Go retro-vibrant at Nineteen80 Bar & Discotheque located at 21 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-05, Singapore 088444 , open from 5.30pm to 3am daily.