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Ones To Watch: Thai Menswear

March 28, 2016
Fashionable Fellas
Back in the day menswear meant British tailoring, Italian textiles and New York street style. But Thai designer threads? Shut the front door! Oh, how times have changed... here’s some of the best high-end and urban menswear coming out of the Big Mango at the moment, from wearable totes to tropics-friendly trousers.

Look out for luxey leather accessories from Zettino, crafted in Bangkok, which put the man into manbag. Briefcases, satchels and messenger sacs all sport subtle shades and details; we’re loving the utility-inspired Belt Bag, which can be worn diagonally across the chest for a tradesman-meets-military feel, and the sleekly shaped Sling Pack.

For edgy on-trend shirts, tees and trousers check out Thai-based Squire, whose minimal, monochrome collections are inspired by men’s shirts. It’s a sharp street look most guys could get away with, dominated by black, white and blue, with a few more radical flourishes for daring dandies.

Hypebeast-favoured NYC-born SSAP is now Bangkok-based, producing “classic menswear with a radical aesthetic that still fits for everyday life”. Think navy denim trackpants, technical sweatpants, indigo-dyed jackets and patchwork bomber jackets.

Fancy cool crisp leisurewear? Source it from online style library Wardrobe Ministry that’s home to private label WM focussed on timeless quality menswear. Who doesn’t need herringbone buckle-back trousers in mid-wash blue?

For elegant eyewear, try designed-in-Thailand, made-in-Japan acetate face furny from Rosemanclub, run by two young Thais. Get your fashion on, fellas!
Zettino / 888 Mahatun Plaza / Ploenchit Rd / +66 98 664 9516 / 11am-7.30pm Mon-Sat / zettino.com
Squire / +66 8 4915 2355 / besquire.co / available at Ardor Studio / No.359/7 Ekkamai Complex / Soi Ekkamai 19-21 / Sukhumvit 63 Rd / ardor-studio.com
SSAP / see website for stockists / facebook.com
Wardrobe Ministry / wardrobeministry.com
Rosemanclub / 1497 Chulalongkorn 11 / Rama 4 Rd / +66 81 444 2642 / noon-8pm Wed-Sun / rosemanclub.com
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