Singapore is good for all sorts of reasons – perennial heat, friendly locals, incredible buildings, cheap taxis, strange smells emanating from grates beneath your feet – but I wasn’t expecting too much in the way of boutique shopping. “It’s mall-city,” I was told. “Miles and miles of malls stretching as far as the eye can see, and guess what’s behind the malls? More malls. Underneath the malls? Underground malls… And a few thousand food courts.” I was given just one store tip – from Leon Vince at Fabric – that Surrender in the Raffles Hotel Arcade was a must see.Click to Continue!
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Photo: Fabric They say you can tell a lot about a man by the shoes he wears. I rotate exclusively between Chucks and Authentics. Analyse that. Probably the most prominent reason for my choice of footwear (besides my affection for the aforementioned) is that I never find anything I like better. It’s a rare day when a pair of shoes actually appeals. So I was particularly excited when I saw the honey brown SeaVees Chukka Boots (pictured above) at Fabric in the weekend. So excited, in fact, that I immediately requested to try them on. I have small feet, butClick to Continue!
Photos: supplied Gentlemen, if you’ve been wondering where to go for that perfect Ivy League professor meets Berlin Wall throwback ensemble, look no further – Opening Ceremony menswear has arrived in store at Black Box. I saw it all firsthand a couple of days ago, and that lone rail was a welcome sight indeed. Admittedly the range on offer is slender (and quite pricey), but the quality-of-construction is excellent, and it’s a damn fine collection. if you were going to dip a toe in the water, I’d suggest the corduroy blazer, though at $769, that might constitute jumping in headClick to Continue!
Photos: Katherine Lowe You know those days spent aimlessly wandering, attempting to kill time by any means possible? Welcome to my Saturday. Here’s how it went down – Crane Brothers, Auckland Public Library, Bambina, Superette, One, Karen Walker, Kate Sylvester, Fabric, Burger King. Katherine brought her camera along and chronicled what was, essentially, a day of loitering. See below.First stop, Crane Brothers, to hem Katherine’s new made-to-measure pants. She chose a one and a quarter inch cuff. Next, a quick visit to sign up at the Auckland Library, where, on my Dad’s orders, I attempted to borrow a copy ofClick to Continue!
It was back in August last year that I first heard about the Comme des Garcons/Converse collaboration resulting in Comme Play Chucks. The excitement nearly overwhelmed me. Fabric was supposed to be stocking them here in Auckland but there was some problem or other and they never seemed to arrive. So when I was in Paris I stopped by the Comme store and picked up a pair. Cream high tops with the red heart. They were €86, which is kind of funny because normal Converse Chuck Taylors are around the €95 mark in Paris. When have you ever heard ofClick to Continue!