It’s not a proper vacation to Beijing until you’ve experienced old and new world shopping unique only to this city. I’m talking about making time to visit the boutiques and cafes of Nanluoguxiang Hutong and the edgy and exciting retail experience found at Sanlitun Village.
Nanluoguxiang was built during the Yuan Dynasty in the 1700’s, and today is still home to many of Beijing’s residents. This hutong is also a popular venue for those who are looking for the quirky gift or unique fashion find that are design-oriented pieces original to the artists and craftsmen based in the city. Check out these cheeky porcelain figures.
… Or these funny postcards. Most of them are in “Engrish” (Chinese-English), but you get the general gist of the message.
Shops sell everything from authentic shoes worn by Beijing people for hundreds of years…
…To propaganda shirts which remix historic Chinese images to create new messages and designs that give their product that “contemporary art” edge.
There were so many lanes which branched out of the main street. It would take a whole day to visit all of them.
With so much to see, it’s easy to get a bit tired. That’s why it’s always good to take a rest and to have a sip of some hot Chinese Tea or coffee at one of the many establishments in the Hutong made for visitors and tourists. These cafes have plenty of character and allows one to recharge before continuing their shopping journey.
For lunch we had some “Dan Dan Min (Hot and Spicy Noodles)” at another local eatery, Red Ding Coffee.
They had a beautiful courtyard.
But for street food… you can opt for steamy yams.
Or Caramelized Fruits on a stick. This was divine.
This dessert is called Tanghulu and it’s a Beijing original. I had figs.
Other fashion finds for me include these original (read “real) Feiyue shoes for about 130RMB (18-20USD).
And this fashionable gentleman.
Across town it’s all about modern indoor-outdoor shopping experiences with Sanlitun Village.
Criss crossing glass planes, diagonal pathways, and a LED lights define this new shopping environment.
Every corner is a different discovery.
From Home furnishings…
To current fashion trends… it’s all here.
Vying for your attention.
New or old…
… There’s something in Beijing for every stylish individual, like this gent I spotted at Sanlitun Village.
Or this gent at Nanluoxguxiang who was channeling a young Woody Allen.
Also spotted… Fashion Blogger, Vanessa Hong at Sanlitun Village. Love the quilted jacket and ripped jean denim.
We hung out with Vincent from VICE Magazine China.
I’ll miss all this. Thank you Hilton Hotels & Resorts for such a wonderful and memorable trip!
This post was originally published on November 24, 2012 for CNN.com and Hilton Hotels and Resorts for the CNNGO Experience Asia Contest.
Above, me and Manila-based designer, Ito Kish.
This past October, our creative friends in Manila were able to celebrate the Fall 2012 Manila FAME Show, an industry oriented trade show focused mainly on Philippine made design items, from furnitures, gifts, and other home accessories. A friend, designer Ito Kish (founder of Kish), was lucky enough to help Directors, Budji Layug, Kenneth Cobonpue, and Josie Natori, put together this year’s Fall show. The opportunity to help formulate visuals for the fair was awarded to him fresh off his Katha Award win from last Spring’s Manila FAME with his new Balustre line of furniture specifically The Gregoria Chair (below).
That said, I just thought to myself that between Ito, Cobonpue, and Layug, the reputation for original design and craftsmanship coming out of the Philippines is quite solid. International designers and coolhunters tend to go to Manila or Cebu to see the latest creative locally-made handcrafted contemporary furnitures, generally marked by natural materials with uses for domestic and hospitality environments.
In my last trip back to Manila, I was able to do a bit of “site”seeing between visiting family and having a bit of R&R time, important especially when visiting a service-oriented city such as this one. We’re talking great dining, great nightlife, and great shopping at a great price that doesnt break the bank… unless of course you want to splurge a bit at Kish for top notch Filipino designed furniture famous the world round.
The photos posted are shots from my first and latest visit to Ito’s showroom, Kish. I’ve been going to his showroom for almost a decade… and while he still keeps stock of iconic modern pieces (the first in Manila to sell a Gehry Cardboard chair for example), he’s also pushing more original works by local designers under the radar now that there are so many mature works to choose from.
This trip was mid-summer so I’m sure his showroom looks way different know. But he was holding one of those rare annual mega-sales which attracted higher end Sunday crowds from socialites to politicians. I was watching people as much as I was “oooohing” furniture.
Ito is less an interior designer, more a spatial designer and master visual merchandiser.
He creates scenes, situations, spatial “events” from his collection of objects.
Thanks Ito for the tour!
As well as my John Robshaw business card holder in red (lower left). I love it.
For the rest of the trip when I wasn’t running around doing errands I hung out mostly at The Fort Bonifacio High Street, a retail corridor with plenty of green space, which feels like small town. Most of the green spaces I love, and was actually designed by a Landscape Designer friend of mine.
Does this look like a shopping mall to you?
We dont have grand outdoor spaces like this in Hong Kong, so I had fun hanging out here. Interesting when Private Developers have to take it upon themselves to work out projects that have a purpose from a town planning perspective.
I always make sure to have dinner at Cerveseria. I think one of the best Spanish places in the city. While Spanish places are the new-IT trend in Singapore and Hong Kong, Spanish food has been around in Manila… well ever since it was Colonized by the Spanish. The place is hip, cool, and has a bit of that haunted mansion vibe which works really well for the romance factor. The chef, Nobu-trained Chef Gilbert Pangilinan, keeps selections straightforward, and tastes uber robust for the Filipino Palette. Trust me, you will leave this place stuffed. (Image via @theWanderlister Instagram)
On Sundays, you can check out the scene and the sun at Greenbelt. Most everyone will probably be focusing on services at the open air Greenbelt Chapel designed by Architect Willie Fernandez in the early 80s. The bold dome shaped architecture represents a generation of architects in the Philippines who at the time were focused mostly on attempting to liberate the concrete form to a more iconographic level as the Marcos regime was continuing the formation of a national identity via its edifice projects. (Image via @theWanderlister Instagram)
After a walk around you can people watch at the central plaza via brunch at Cafe Breton for the best crepes in town. (Image via @theWanderlister Instagram)
I shopped a bit at Bleach Catastrophe, and checked out the latest goods from Heather Miss Grey, a collaborative line with friend and Blogger, Cecile van Straten of CHUVANESS.
I went to check out Adora for the complete selection of TOMS (this was pre-Lane Crawford/Pedder launching it in HK.) (Image via @theWanderlister Instagram)
It was great to meet up with my gal pal, Janina “Jenny” Dizon, who runs a jewelry line called Janina for Jul Dizon. Check out the her latest stingray fashions on her blog. She gifted me with her own version of a stingray bracelet for men, which J.Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons saw and absolutely loved. (Image via @theWanderlister Instagram)
This is a cool new building in Manila with ceramic frit on the glass, creating forest-like streaks on the exterior facade. It’s called Zuellig Pharma Building, designed by SOM.
There’s not many choices to stay in cool places for the price in Manila, unlike Bangkok where there’s a glut of boutique hotels at great prices. That said, Manila IS playing catch up. They did pretty well with The Picasso Serviced Boutique Apartments. I’ll definitely be staying here from now on. The suites are huge and the prices more than reasonable.
It’s supposed to be this Minimalist Chic Art Hotel vibe. Anyway, I loved the rooms.
If you’re in Manila, tweet me. I’d like to know what your experience is like.
STAY The Picasso / EAT Cerveseria / EAT Cafe Breton / SHOP Bleach Catastrophe / SHOP Janina for Jul Dizon / DESIGN Ito Kish for Kish / DESIGN Manila FAME / ARCHITECTURE The Greenbelt Chapel / ARCHITECTURE Fort Bonifacio High Street / ARCHITECTURE The Zuellig Building
Part of the allure of working with Club Monaco’s The Men’s Shop Pop Up on St. Francis Street is the ability to write a post or two about their exclusive collection with ACL (A Continuous Lean) Blogger, Michael Williams, to design and promote a collaborative capsule collection called Made in USA, highlighting the beauty inherent within American craftsmanship, tailoring, and manufacturing expertise.
Michael Williams is an idol of mine, and i’ve always enjoyed all his quirky blog posts, whether it be blatantly about fashion or just style related stories in general about American and American History. This coupled with his love of New York and Menswear, made him a perfect fit for Club Monaco’s endeavor to relate to American pioneering, especially in this day and age when most goods are now made physically in China.
Michael Williams (via ACL)
There’s just something interesting about purchasing clothes in Hong Kong, that are imported from the United States, especially in this day and age where everything is exported from China to the World. It’s like a tiny little paradigm shift. With these trends, American brands are now trying to tout heritage over mass production practices found all over the world. The marketing export… is expertise.
For this street style shot i’m wearing the Made in USA Seth A Blazer, a Made in USA Shirt, and the Made in USA Bandana with drawstring shorts from Uni Qlo.
+ The Top 5 Must-Have Picks from Made in USA Club Monaco
Just for fun, I drafted my own grocery list and picked out a “Top 5 Must-Have” picks from the Made in USA Collection, which is ONLY available in Hong Kong at The Men’s Shop, and nowhere else in Asia.
1_ Made in USA Sportcoat in Navy
Gents, a cooler season is the perfect time to find the right jacket to go with absolutely everything. You can wear this Navy Sportcoat with a White or Grey T-Shirt and any solid or patterned long sleeve shirt you may choose. Try to keep to cooler colors, although a touch of red, like a maroon colored v-neck wouldn’t look to shabby with this jacket. These suits were made in Westminster, Maryland.
2_ Made in USA Edward Shirt in Pink Rose
Yes. Call it Rose, call it Salmon, call it what ever you want… it’s a Pink Shirt. And guess what? Pink goes with everything, and works as neutral as a blue oxford. AND it goes with the jacket above. Give it a try. These shirts are made in Ashland, Pennsylvania.
3_ Made in USA Patterned Ties
Power ties come in all shapes and sizes. No matter if you’re Team Blue, Team Read, Team Democrat, Team Republican, Team China, Team USA… none of it matters without the right tie to make the right statement. The ties are made in New York.
4_ Roncourt Penny Loafer in Brown
Not a Made in USA capsule brand, The Mens Shop however carries this special bespoke shoes by Roncourt, designed and produced exclusively in Maine. Penny Loafers are comfortable, sturdy, and strong. For business wear them with silk socks, for fun, leave the socks at home.
5_ Made in USA Denim in Black
Here we spot Club Monaco Designer, Aaron Levine, dressed in his signature Fruit of the Loom Tees and Black Made in USA Denim that’s neither baggy nor skinny, nor is it even called “regular”. It just is. These are denims that are built and constructed to wear just like trousers. They wear the right length, and taper the right way. Hard to move on to anything beyond this one. (via GQ)
BONUS_ Smathers and Branson Flask in Variety of Colors
Do I even REALLY need to explain this 6th must-have fashion accessory? If you drink anywhere BUT a bar or at home, drink discretely… and stylishly with one or all five of these Flasks made for true Gentlemen. I’m torn between the pup and the duck.
Although I admire the complete collection from Made in USA, there are also other pieces available at any of the Club Monaco locations in Hong Kong that I totally dig.
This is my favorite pullover of the season from Club Monaco. Wool and I do not usually mix too well, but this Fair Isle Sweater is pretty soft on the skin. What I like about the sweater is that it looks like a its worn inside out, which is just one of the interesting quirky touches by Menswear Designer, Aaron Levine, who will be here next week to help celebrate the Men’s Store’s Hong Kong arrival. I’m also wearing the Slim Chinos in Blue.
Club Monaco is just one of a small select brands Style Blogger, Michael Williams, is working with. The others are Tim Adams, Batten Sportswear, H.W. Carter & Sons, Canvas, New Balance and now Carhartt. Some of the unique pieces can be seen here.
Check out this great video with both Williams and Levine about Club Monaco’s Made in USA Suits.
READ A Continuous Lean / SHOP The Men’s Shop by Club Monaco, Shop 4B, Upper GF, Bo Fung Mansions, No. 1-4 St. Francis Yard, Wanchai
CLUB MONACO is a BRAND PARTNER of theWanderlister+ and BrewandPost
For those of you who follow me on Instagram @theWanderlister, you may have seen this photo I’ve just uploaded this week…
What’s The Men’s Shop? Never heard of it?
Well it’s because Hong Kong is the site of the first ever Menswear pop up concept from Club Monaco… yes Club Monaco, the urban chic division of Polo Ralph Lauren with design and production offices based in New York City’s Chelsea Gallery district.
It’s not complete yet, but when it IS done sometime next week…. this is probably what the new pop up will look like.
Yes… it will be located in St. Francis Yard… as in comfortably right between KAPOK Design Boutique and the Monocle Magazine Hong Kong Bureau… an area dubbed as the Star Street District on the edge of both Wanchai and Admiralty.
For me i’ve always worn Club Monaco, ever since university when I went to architecture school in upstate New York. Its where my school mates and I used to buy clothes on holidays when we made it back to the City. The label offered smart clothes which helped us look like the urban-chic architects we aimed to be when we finally “grew up”.
“Architect-Chic” via Club Monaco.
And now that I AM an Full Time Architect, I’m happy to be able to STILL have access to Club Monaco, even now that I live in Asia. And with the Men’s Shop popping up, it’s cool that the brand has ACTUALLY reached out to Brew&Post blogs; theWanderlister+ and TOUGHLOVE.hk to help spread the word.
From Club Monaco:
The unique new men’s only shop concept will feature a meticulously selected, “best of the best” assortment of product including exclusive Club Monaco Made in the USA, launched in November 2011 as a partnership with Michael Williams, the founder of prominent men’s blog A Continuous Lean, and includes a limited edition line of suiting, shirts, ties, outerwear and denim, all of which are sourced, designed, washed, and fit in the United States.
The store will also offer many third party products, including specialty items such as outerwear from Aether Apparel, Ernest Alexander bags, Gloverall toggle coats, Golden Bear varsity jackets, London Undercover umbrellas, Printed Image bandanas, Smathers & Branson exclusive needlepoint items, Terrapin Prints stationary, and an assortment of footwear by Pro Keds, Trickers, Wolverine and Mark McNairy New Amsterdam.
That’s a full Menswear shop.
The pop up shop is intimate at 600sq.ft, and is excited to be a part of the Star Street collective of shops, bars, galleries, cafes, and home design stores, which reflect the vibe and energy of its home headquarters in Ne York City.
From Aaron Levine VP of Club Monaco Men’s Design:
This new store in St. Francis Yard is the natural evolution of menswear at Club Monaco in terms of both product and concept. The space is small but concentrated with our own product and merchandise from some of our favorite makers from all over the world. What makes it even more thrilling for us is fact that the shop happens to be in Hong Kong, a place where a great number of stylish people will get a chance to experience these heady days of Club Monaco menswear first hand.
Portrait of Aaron Levine, courtesy of Club Monaco
Watch out for my tweets and posts and find my hashtags #TheMensShop.
SHOP The Men’s Shop / Shop 4B, Upper GF, Bo Fung Mansions, No. 1-4 St. Francis Yard, Wanchai
CLUB MONACO is a BRAND PARTNER of theWanderlister+ and BrewandPost
Iconic design store, KAPOK, helped formulate the vibe and tone for Start Street in Admiralty and the folks at K11, HK’s first “Art Themed” Mall in Tsim Tsam Tsui, also hope that KAPOK’s satellite concept located there will too give the mall a similar heart and soul which design geeks can rally around.
Of course, this is not the aim of KAPOK.
KAPOK’s sole purpose is simply to curate all the world’s newest and best design “stuffs”, all collated into a general store one-stop-shop wasteland never before scene in Hong Kong… which then eventually makes its way everywhere else… from Lane Crawford to various boutiques all over the city.
The newest pop-up concept found at K11 is called, TOOLS. The pop up, is basically the older concept, SAILOR, but with more products typical of an “American General Store”, selling everything from food, tableware, and everyday garments, modernized to bring in that extra KAPOK touch.
From Arnault Castel, proprietor of KAPOK:
KAPOK TOOLS is not about trends, we are really looking for the classics of tomorrow.
All products we sell here share the same timeless design, and can be used to bring a touch of style and good design for your everyday life. The idea is to make sure we are always using well designed, beautiful objects for our work our leisure !
Obviously this is a French interpretation of a US General Store. If this really WAS a general store from the the United States, you’d find trucker caps, and t-shirts that are 5 times the size of the t-shirts found here. That said, however you frame a KAPOK store, it’s still a KAPOK store, which i’ll take over any other design/boutique/general store whatever any day. Expect brands by Makr, Saint James, Baxter of California, Nodahoro, Duralex, and Rivieras.
SHOP Kapok TOOLS / Shop 101, 1/F, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, TST, Hong Kong / T: +852 3122 4113
Seen&Scene: Thomas Heatherwick’s Beauty Gallery… Designed for The Future, Inspired by Victorian Roots. August 2012
The Beauty Gallery at Pacific Place, designed by the UK’s Thomas Heatherwick
That said, demographically, the majority of my readers ARE female so, covering the recent trends in Beauty is not THAT much of a far cry from we at theWanderlister+ usually blog about.
What the MAC Party, Beauty Gallery Launch, and even the recent opening of HYSAN Place have in common is that the focus is on selling Cosmetics to the Hong Kong market. Pacific Place turned the what used to be the Lane Crawford into a new destination boutique atrium just for cosmetics, and Hysan Place has a floor just for cosmetics dubbed, “The Garden of Eden”. According to China Daily, across the board retail and tourism in Hong Kong has slumped, mostly affecting the Jewelry market sector, which will not see a healthy third quarter at all this year compared to previous years. That said, Cosmetics and F+B remain strong markets underpinning a still solid retail sector.
And it seems from these recent launches and pushes by international cosmetic brands, the sky is the limit for Hong Kong’s Beauti-Full industry.
Tai-Tai’s go Wild at the La Mer Flagship.
La Mer’s VIP Lounge equates to $$$$.
I thought the party was going to be a drag. But quite the opposite actually… the designer in me was mostly impressed by the interiors by Heatherwick, who pretty much is the main aesthete for most to all of Pacific Place’s new “boutique-mall” concept of the future.
The sensuous curves, the lighting, the signage… all very welcoming… elite… and most importantly, accessible despite that it aims to cater to the higher end consumer. Rocheret Bayadaire stone floore from France are trimmed for the curved skirtings. Low-iron, curved glass shopfronts define the very fluid shopping corridor.
For those who travel, if it all seems familiar, its because the height of the shops and the proportions are based on the classic 19th century Victorian arcade… namely its Heatherwick’s take on the Burlington Arcade… but for the 21st Century.
Expect to shop at brands such as, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Joyce Beauty, La Mer, La Prairie, Nars, Natura Bisse, Shu Uemura, and Yves Saint Laurent… no SASA here yo!
We had a great time. My eyes went googly when I was introduced to Canto-pop star Kelly Chen who officiated the event with a Ribbon Cutting.
SPOTTED: Janice Jann, of Time Out HK.
The Huthart Sisters. Danielle’s lashes by Shu Uemura.
Socialite and HK’s Fashion Stylist, Tina Leung of TINALOVES.
Fashion Stylist/Blogger, Jasmine Webster, founder of HKFashionBloggers.
What is this guy’s name? I need him to do my iPad sketch portrait but I dont want to wait in line.
So that’s that.
Pacific Place The Beauty Gallery / 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong / Pacific Place ONLINE
When the Landmark wants to party, they really party 150%. Landmark Men, Hong Kong’s men-only all-in-one shopping arcade located in the heart of Central, celebrated their one year anniversary these past two weeks with the Landmark Men Summer Party, inviting Hong Kong’s best dressed gents, friends, and VIP shoppers to cool off hot and wet summer days in Air Con with unlimited free food and booze c/o Simply Life and FUEL Coffee. The two-day event was well attended, and I was there to check it out myself for both days to see what’s new on offer since its inception this time last year.
Me wearing my new denim shirt from COS and iPhone Necklace c/o 15SquareStreet at the 2nd Night of the Landmark Men Summer Party. (via AWHITERENAISSANCE)
The Landmark Men mall is underpinned by strong lifestyle anchors like a men’s only version of The Swank, the men’s only spa boutique, Gentlemens Tonic, as well as the go-to casual fashions shop, Marc by Marc Jacobs, always a favorite of everybody. Tassle’s, the one stop shop for bespoke and one of a kind dressier shoes is still here, and still going strong. A few of my other choice “go-to” shops opened a location here over the course of the year, namely, the UK’s very cool specs store, Cutler and Gross, soaps and lotions store, Kiehl’s, and a 2nd Destination location for the very popular boutique tailors, The Armoury.
Marc by Marc Jacobs at the Landmark Men.
Landmark Men reached out to us here at theWanderlister+ Asia to blog about the event and to check out the fashions and style on the catwalk (each event had a fashion show showing off the latest styles), as well as to document what people were wearing NOW in the city. We also had great fun styling my friend Dan in signature choice pieces from several of the shops I mentioned above, which was filmed by Boris of HKHQ.tv. This video I’ll premier in a subsequent post when it gets released.
Jun Kung and Band entertained guests on the first night with some great pop/jazz standards.
DJ Tynee had fun on the decks spinning electro and pop.
Our styling session with Daniel Haddad at Kiehl’s was being filmed by Boris of HKHQ.tv
So many friends both nights at the party. We bumped into Roger and Jade Ouk on their way out to a gallery opening.
Menswear Designer, Anthony Hill and Fiona Ellis of HILL stopped by both nights.
Jason Schlabach in a dashing suit + pocketsquare combo (right) with friends dropped by at The Armoury Whiskey Party.
Social Media Guru, Greg Lexiphanic giving his best model pose.
A Landmark Men shopper in cool coif and great glasses.
Gents at coming from both ends of the spectrum, minimalist on the left and stripes on the right.
MIKO of HYPESTA and Josie Tao saying hi.
Fashion Designer, Johnson Chan. Long time no see buddy.
Plenty of complimentary couplings in black.
This guy keeps it simple in jeans, white shirt, and a vest. The Hat is a nice touch.
Boris takes some time off in a white seersucker jacket and khakis.
ELLE Blogger and Socialite, Charlotte Chen SPOTTED in electric yellow at The Armoury Whiskey Party.
The imported team from the just launched, COS Hong Kong. I met them earlier in the day while shopping at COS for the first time.
BrewandPost Blogger, Christing C of Fashion Hedonism at The Armoury Whiskey Party.
Menswear stylist from London, Kemi, at The Armoury.
Stylish Stylist, Priscilla I’Anson, at The Armoury.
Daniel of the Black Renaissance and MONOCLE Magazine drops by at The Armoury. (He obviously loves his new COS Clutch.)
Gentleman from Lane Crawford, stays cool in Jersey and Khaki Shorts.
Time Out HK’s Arthur Tam in a great yellow knitwear top.
TANGRAM’s super duo, Paola and Ignacio at The Armoury.
Long time no see! Tania of TLIKEBUBBLETEA, working on launching some cool new project soon. I can’t wait!
Also a rare meetup with Geneva of A Pair and A Spare wearing her latest DIY fashions.
The men behind The Armoury, Mark and Alan. With specialist, Jake.
AND… The Armoury Boys again in duds from the first night.
Perfection is in the details.
Okay all the whiskey is gone! Thanks so much Alan for playing host!
A Top night indeed! Additionally, I’m also happy to say that the party was so fun, there was quite a coverage of it on the the Blogsphere; check out the posts about the Landmark Men Summer Party from the BrewandPost network’s SUPERWOWOMG, Fashion Hedonism, TOUGHLOVE.HK, as well as a great piece via Time Out HK’s Jessie Lau.
On the way to an after party to the newest “IT” place in town, BrickHouse, I spotted these boys on the street…
Stylish gents everywhere. It just doesn’t end. Keep it up Hong Kong!
BrewandPost at Landmark Men (via FASHIONHEDONISM)
It was a major MAJOR top night last Thursday night as guests and friends of the Landmark were out in force to celebrate the first year of Landmark Men with the Official Landmark Men Summer Party! We had such a great time with our pals, the style bloggers from Brew&Post, as well as bumping into familiar faces and new faces in the crowd. I haven’t met our VIP Winner, John LaRose just yet, but John, if you read this, say hi when you find me this coming tonight when we finish of the festivities with yet ANOTHER Summer Party.
It’s exactly like last week’s but MUCH larger. More free beer. More free canapes. Beer Pong. Video Games. Fashion Show. And I’ll be doing something myself for the event to ad to the mix.
Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come, brought to you by our pals at HKHQ.tv.
For those going, see you tonight!
I love that photo above. SO very #JJStyle. Haha
Last year many of you read my article on the opening of LANDMARK MEN here on the blog. The post was eventually picked up and re-published on CNNGo as a story about the speed in which sales of Menswear Fashions has seen a significant increase every year as the “Dandy” trend has allowed more guys to find it okay to splurge on the “new essentials”… the perfect leather shoe, the perfect tie/bowtie/pocket square… the perfect jacket, shades, trim.. you name it… men want it.
Since the debut of LANDMARK MEN last year, it has attracted more and more prestigious brands opening their stores, including COSTUME NATIONAL, FENDI MEN, JET 8 S.T.DUPONT PARIS, KENZO HOMME, JOYCE GROOMING, NEIL BARRETT to name a few. Together with other top-tiered international labels already opened there, such as LOUIS VUITTON, GUCCI, VALENTINO MEN, LANVIN MEN’S, the choice of luxury men’s goods found in LANDMARK MEN is simply unique for Hong Kong and the region, and thus it is now the hottest shopping destination in town for the globe-trotting male shoppers with discerning tastes.
Just to remind you guys to look your best, especially during the hot summer months, LANDMARK MEN is set to style Hong Kong’s gents with the LANDMARK MEN Summer Party on two consecutive Thursday nights (28th June and 5th July). During these two weeks, LANDMARK MEN will be transformed into a “Club Tropicana” for stylish men in town to chill. The fun part is that guests can shop over drinks and the rhythmic music of ukeleles and the dancing of hula dancers. Making an appearance will by singer-songwriter Jun King and Band as well as New York City’s DJ Tynee to keep it fun and fresh. Also expect body painting tattoo, virtual wakeboarding, and yes… beer pong.
BEER PONG. IN THE LANDMARK. Random I know. Epic, it sure is. (And we all know… ahem… how formal shopping at the Landmark can be! SO this should be fun.) For the ladies there will be a fashion show. If anything you can get some styling tips for your guys… but you know these days… Guys DO know better.
I’m going. AND you should too. And if you want me to style you… I WILL!
theWanderlister+ Asia x LANDMARK MEN VIP Ticket Giveaway
One of my readers will win 2 VIP Tickets to attend the Landmark Men Summer Party on both Thursday June 28th AND Thursday July 5th! (Yes. One ticket. Two parties.) Tickets include Wristband to guarantee free flow drinks and canapes throughout the night. And a chance to grab me to give them some #JJStyle tips if ever. :) OR NOT. Just have fun.
To win simply Tweet Me @TheWanderlister and/or email me at email@example.com with the phrase “JJ, Hook Me Up With #LandmarkMen Please!”. You can tweet once AND email once to increase your chances.
I’ll announce the winners by lucky draw on Wednesday, June 27th before 6PM!
See you there!