Welcome to The Sartorial Dandy, one of the rare few blogs in Singapore dedicated to all things men’s style.
When blogs first arrived onto the scene with much hype, I said I would never create one given the amount of time required to maintain it. But today, for a greater cause that is fashion, I hereby retract my previous statement. Hence, this will be my first attempt at blogging so please spare me the ‘flaming’ but constructive criticism is always welcome.
The main purpose of me starting this blog was my frustration with the lack of local men’s style blogs (If you don’t believe me, try searching for one on Google). Due to our unique (read: hot and humid all year round) weather here on the sunny island of Singapore, you would probably realize that most other style guides aren’t really applicable in Singapore’s context due to their preference for layering and the use of heavier materials.
Flannel Checkered Button-down Shirt by Uniqlo, Cotton Shorts by Grandiosity from Beluga, Woven Belt by Massimo Dutti, Suede Drivers by Pedro, Aviators by Ray-Ban, Grand Canyon II Timepiece by Ingersoll
So what I’ll be doing here is essentially combining general fashion tips with an added dash of local perspective for a Uniquely Singapore experience. In addition, I will also be showcasing my personal style and wardrobe, hopefully to serve as a guide for other men out there as well as to prove that fashion and Singapore’s weather can indeed co-exist harmoniously! And trust me when I say this, Singaporean men need these tips more than you imagine!
For starters, I won’t be featuring pieces from luxury brands as this blog is primarily aimed at youths, whom I’m sure may not be willing to spend or able to afford such luxuries. Anyway, these luxury brands are already featured in almost every men’s magazine available. Instead, the focus will be on reasonably affordable pieces from high-street labels.
I hope the contents of this blog will be able to aid and inspire men out there to dress well and join me in my cause to improve the image of men’s fashion in Singapore. The fact that Singapore is the first country in Asia, and third in the world after Milan and Paris to host the inaugural Men’s Fashion Week 2011, only goes to show that this Little Red Dot does indeed have a chance to make its presence felt in the international fashion community.
Thanks for reading and I hope to receive your continued support so do watch this space.