Sunday, 5 March 2017

Travel Attire - What to wear when you have to travel by air

In the age where security is tough at airports one should be prepared. I cannot understand the fact that some people who fly frequently yet seem to forget that the security checks before you get to board a plane is pretty thorough these days. Especially on international flights. You have to remove anything and everything metallic and not attached to you - watches, jewellery, wallet, purses, keys, bags etc. All of these items would have to go through a x-ray scanner and you would have to then pass through a metal detector and may be patted down too.

So you should make things easy for yourself and to others.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Happenings: GALERI PETRONAS' first exhibition for 2017 - Manah: A Living Legacy - on till 16th April 2017

GALERI PETRONAS recently launched its first exhibition for 2017 titled Manah: A Living Legacy which is on from now till the 16th of April 2017. This exhibition features the artistic and creative expressions of Malaysia’s indigenous communities and their strong connection to the rainforest.

Monday, 6 February 2017

P. Johnson Tailors - Kuala Lumpur Trunk Show 25th-26th February 2017

P.Johnson kicks off their 2017 trunk show season with the return of P. Johnson Tailors from the 25th to the 26th of February, 2017. As usual, it would be over at WJ & Co. in Bangsar Shopping Centre.

Mario Minardi and their Hand Painted range - My observations

The shoes you see here are made by Indonesian shoe manufacturer Mario Minardi. They have been making shoes since 1982 and I remember seeing their shoes at departmental stores in Kuala Lumpur since the early 2000s. They've come a long way actually. Back then the shoes offered here were mainly blake stitched and cemented (glued) but the lasts (or shape) of the shoes were nicely slim and elongated. Some were a bit fashion forward but I saw the company had some potential.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The colours around us - Black does not really exist in natural surroundings

A lot of us choose to wear black trousers for all occasion regardless of the time of day. But take this photo of Yours Truly, taken at a Malay wedding reception in Bangsar recently. Note the surrounding colours - the building in the background, its doors, the grass ( not really seen in the pictures) and other bits.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

FUGASHIN SAIGON Ghillie Derby shoe

Ho Chi Minh City is mostly known to Malaysians as a place for women to hunt down cheap fabric, textile based products as well as some handicraft. There are also 24hour tailoring hack jobs that would give you a suit over there too. Like Thailand, but it could be even worse depending on your luck. But this isn't exactly true. There ARE proper tailors there and there are fabulous leatherwork to be found over there. One example is this pair of Fugashin Saigon shoes. I bought these when I was over in Ho Chi Minh recently. 

Thursday, 24 November 2016

How should a formal Batik Shirt fit

The batik shirt is warm weather formal wear here in Malaysia as well as in Indonesia. I have mentioned this a few times here in this blog but this time let's discuss the fit as well as the overall outfit.

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