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I like your sailor’s blazer. It makes you look sharp.
Thank you. This blazer is from Massimo Dutti, if I remember rightly. I have a ton of jackets and blazers in my closet, so there isn’t a romantic story behind this one. It was just a casual stroll along the store; I saw it and picked it up.
What do you do for a living?
I work as an assistant marketing manager for Valiram Group, taking care of the fashion portfolio.
Ah, so it does not involve sailing out to sea. Is this how you dress up for work?
Yes, pretty much. I actually just came from work.
How do you differentiate your work and weekend attire?
They don’t vary very much; the weekends just allow me to look a lot less stiff – softer accents of clothing like suede loafers, cotton shirts and shorts.
How do you deal with Singapore’s lack of seasons when it comes to fashion?
It doesn’t bother me much, honestly, and I’ve never quite thought about it. Seasons don’t matter, they just allow us to be fancier – or not – with each change. I’ve always believed in dressing with a little dignity. I dress [according to what] I dream about in my head and just go about my day-to-day life.
Cool hairstyle too, it looks androgynous. Did you do that yourself?
It’s all DIY. My colleagues were commenting on how my ‘curry puff’ looks less puffy today!
How often do you change the style of your locks?
I don’t change my hair often at all, but I’ve tried a different colour: dark brown [laughs].
Where are you heading now?
To the Men’s Fashion Week gala dinner. I’m excited.