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the fashion for the trees

Though 2020 forced brands to examine their own systems and behaviour, Ermenegildo Zegna was already well positioned for top to-bottom structural change, with sustainability built into the very ethos of the Italian menswear house, writes Mitchell Oakley Smith.

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Esquire Singapore
March 2021

sacred complexion

Actor Lawrence Wong talks about the motivation in creating his own skincare brand Grail and the importance of keeping skin hydrated.

3 mins read
Esquire Singapore
March 2021

round and around

With reusability in mind, Aesop partners with Christopher Raeburn on a sustainable roll-up for urban adventurers.

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Esquire Singapore
March 2021

SUPER HUMAN

When Australian-Singaporean actor Desmond Chiam was just a kid, it was his dream to one day become Captain America. Though he won’t carry the red, white and blue shield, Chiam will this month star in Marvel television series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, bringing him closer to his dream than he ever imagined possible.

7 mins read
Esquire Singapore
March 2021

from Paris to the Far East

Louis Vuitton’s Virgil Abloh takes the brand across cultures for his latest collection.

3 mins read
Esquire Singapore
March 2021

video games

Garmin brings sports science to the world of competitive gaming.

1 min read
Esquire Singapore
March 2021

‘Does it do anything?'

James Bond and his watches.

10+ mins read
Esquire Singapore
March 2021

FAMILY TIES

Besides DNA, music has bonded the De Torres brothers to venture the melodic unknown as Gliiico.

3 mins read
Esquire Singapore
March 2021

BUILDING BOXES

If Nike did home décor.

4 mins read
Esquire Singapore
March 2021

Just A Little Prick Inside Cosmetic Surgery's Zoom Boom

In an uncertain world, a new wave of non-invasive cosmetic procedures promises to give white-collar men a competitive advantage: the right look for the boardroom, and—maybe more importantly—the Zoom call. Don’t have a face that fits the corporate ideal? Now you can buy a ‘power profile’. And why stop there, when you can own Ryan Reynolds’s jawline for less than the price of a bespoke suit?

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Esquire Singapore
March 2021

Harimau Jadian

Shen disappeared around about the time when the surveyor from the Jabatan Pertanian (Agriculture Department) was killed. The surveyor’s body bore all the marks of a tiger attack—neck torn, head twisted, body covered in gashes—but for anyone who cared to look a little closer, it was clear that the perpetrator was no ordinary tiger. Five distinct claw marks were discernible in the prints left behind.

8 mins read
Esquire Singapore
February 2021

In The Air

There was a time when I knew more than I do now. Then, I knew for certain that the passage of time was tied undoubtedly to the progress of knowledge. That the tick of the clock was the sound of synapses linking together in our brain, or, in today’s age, that of bits and bytes being recorded. It was a law, with its requisite graph, where the Xs were linked inseparably to the Ys, and as time sped forward, so did knowledge. Breathless, possibly, but it would have kept up.

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Esquire Singapore
February 2021

Adult Bedtime Stories (But Not That Kind Of Adult)

We’re not big on podcasts this side of the world, but its thriving audio drama genre has more than meets the ear. We take a novice dive into the realm of narrative podcasts on the good, bad, and somewhat strange.

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Esquire Singapore
February 2021

Starships Were Meant To Fly Hands Up And Touch The Sky

As we begin to imagine the global travel industry post-Covid, airships are uniquely placed to deliver on our shopping list of 21st-century demands.

7 mins read
Esquire Singapore
February 2021

Battle Against The Worst Wildfire Season On Record In The US State

A dispatch from the front lines of the battle against the worst wildfire season on record in the US state of California.

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Esquire Singapore
February 2021

In Our Own Backyard

In a globalised country such as Singapore, talent comes in many different forms and origins. But at the heart of it is the recognition of Singapore’s potential as a land of opportunity for fashion despite its tiny size.

10 mins read
Esquire Singapore
February 2021

Philip Tan - The Protagonist

Having grown up in and around film sets, is it any wonder that Lewis Tan is now making a living on the big (and small) screen? Step into the shoes of Tan, from stunt work to modelling gigs to being part of the emerging Asian actors wave, who is ready for the limelight.

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Esquire Singapore
February 2021

Greased German Lightning

Porsche’s first electric car is more than a Tesla rival—it’s a brilliant Porsche in its own right.

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Esquire Singapore
February 2021

Number Twenty

He was the poster boy of the Average Singaporean Man, our Foong, ‘average’ being the keyword. Furred with little vices as even the best of us are, like a tendency to stare at cleavage despite his hardest efforts not to, and a finger that often strayed up nostrils (his) when he thought others weren’t looking (they almost always were). But surely Nothing to be Alarmed With. For he was also nice, our Foong, good—if a little milquetoast. He was a blood donor (especially when he was trying to lose weight). He had a creed: work hard; no drugs; be kind to humans and animals. No cargo pants on weekdays, especially white ones. Or skintight bike shorts on public transportation.

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Esquire Singapore
February 2021

Perfectly Symbiotic

Thank you all for being here tonight. I am honoured to be introducing our keynote speaker, a man some call an ambassador of our species, a man we now all know as this century’s ultimate pioneer, responsible for taking the human race into a better future.

9 mins read
Esquire Singapore
February 2021

WATERWORLD

In a world of environmental disaster, political turmoil, economic crisis, social upheaval and public health emergency, is the logical next step for humanity the construction of floating maritime communities? Or is so-called seasteading just an extravagant passion project for paranoid tech bros and alt-utopian dreamers?

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Esquire Singapore
January 2021

CANCELLED

The prolific public embrace of ‘cancelling’ disgraced or accused celebrities means the erasure of certain parts of our shared cultural history. But how, Huw Walmsley-Evans wonders, can we separate the art from the artist?

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Esquire Singapore
January 2021

Present In The Past

Award-winning Singaporean writer O Thiam Chin’s latest novel, The Dogs, chronicles history will always stay with us even as time passes.

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Esquire Singapore
January 2021

Fitness App That Puts You Front And Centre For A Story

Here’s a fitness app that puts you front and centre for a story.

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Esquire Singapore
January 2021

The Body Perfect

The theatre might have been closed for the better part of the past year, but that hasn’t stopped Etienne Ferrère from refining his craft. The Singapore Dance Theatre principal artist shares what goes into making ballet look effortless.

4 mins read
Esquire Singapore
January 2021

In For The Long Run

In a market saturated by neon-hued synthetic activewear, Boston-based running brand Tracksmith aims to restore grace and timelessness to an ageold sport, writes Mitchell Oakley Smith.

4 mins read
Esquire Singapore
January 2021

The Big Time

The digital watch turns 50.

10+ mins read
Esquire Singapore
January 2021

Making Money Moves

Money can’t buy happiness, but it sure does help to alleviate stress and uplift moods, even if it may be deemed temporary. But is retail therapy just a fancy excuse to shop, or does it actually work?

9 mins read
Esquire Singapore
January 2021

Posthumous Fashion-ism

The works and names of late artists live on and gain multiple reincarnations via a medium that has often been derided as ‘not art’, writes Asri Jasman.

6 mins read
Esquire Singapore
January 2021

The Life Of Brian

It wasn’t long ago that Rich Brian was just a tween creating skit videos in the suburbs of Indonesia. Five years later, with two albums under his belt, Brian puts out 1999, a deeply personal EP. It’d appear that he has finally grown up and if so, is it a good thing?

10+ mins read
Esquire Singapore
January 2021

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