The Batik Every Dapper Man Needs

Fresh from the runway of the latest Men’s Fashion Week at Plaza Indonesia comes a cultural phenomenon that blends Indonesian high art with Japanese street style fashion. Meet Ikemen from Parang Kencana. From the streets of Tokyo to the streets of Jakarta, cropped trousers otherwise known as culottes are making their way to modern men’s closets—along with

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Merpati Putih Bringing The Superman In You

Akin to the indigenous martial art of Korea, Tae Kwon Do, or Karate of Japan, Indonesia takes pride in its very own Merpati Putih. A royal inheritance from the Mataram Kingdom in Central Java, the origins of this martial art can be traced back to hundreds of years ago. Merpati Putih, or white dove, comes

Man’s Guide to A Great Mane

As 2016 comes to an end, many experts in the fashion and beauty industry are beginning to roll out predictions for the new year. Men’s hair trends are no exception. Although often associated with women, beauty and grooming rituals are now widely embraced by modern men. We asked Jakarta-based celebrity hair stylist Kieffer Lippens about

Fat & Fabulous

It’s quite a common perception that fashion is only intended for those with a perfect body, and because of this mindset there are many people who think that they don’t belong to the fashion world. Fact of the matter is, this isn’t a Barbie world we live in, where everyone is perfect. In reality, people

Up Close and Personal with Patrick Beck

Looking back to his early years as a kitchen apprentice—he started at the age of 14—Patrick Beck learned that success does not come easy. Throughout more than four decades of senior-level hospitality experience in Europe, the United States and the Middle East, the French native managed to amass a wealth of expertise. His current roles

A Story of Passion

You’ll probably run into them on Sunday morning at Senayan City Mall, Kopitiam QQ in Senayan, Neo Hotel in Melawai or the Ducati Showroom in Kemang—a group of Ducati enthusiasts chilling and keeping up with the news from the latest MotoGP season. Ducati is an Italian sporty, premium global brand known for its passion for

Scotland and Indonesia, United Through Football Since 1972

Scottish Sporting Legend Alan Rough returns to Jakarta to recall his role in a unique Scottish-Indonesian sporting and “cultural” collaboration. In this era of globalisation, Indonesian football lovers have already become accustomed to English Premier League teams visiting the archipelago. But back in the early 1970s, things were quite different. Asia, let alone Indonesia, was

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