Once upon a time in the June of 2011, my best good friend Sheida Hancock and I took to the streets of Singapore to film a deeply important piece of cinema. The reviews were unanimous: “Moving,” “A genre transcending performance,” “Life changing,” “Twerk.” Ladies and gentlemen, this is Singapore Shufflin’. I LIKE YOU!Click to Continue!
Last time I was in Singapore I shot my first ever international What’s in store at Raffles Hotel boutique Surrender. It was such a good time – and my best good friend (and star of Singapore Shufflin’) Sheida Hancock was such a willing photographer – that today I went and visited the shop for round two. Surrender has changed a lot since June of 2011; there’s at least twice as much product on offer, and a bunch of new labels including UNIS, Maison Kitsune and Nike Gyakusou, not to mention the largest selection of Thom Browne this side of NewClick to Continue!
Photos: orangefoamfinger I’m not in Florence right now watching Scott Sternberg present his Band of Outsiders show at Pitti Uomo which will no doubt be a roaring success, the event of the season, and the best thing that’s happened to menswear in a long, long time. I’m at Kuala Lumpur airport using free internet and waiting for my flight to take me to Charles de Gaulle for a six hour stopover before Easyjet shoots me to Milan. Consolation prize: I got to try on a whole bunch of Band of Outsiders This is not a polo shirt polo shirts atClick to Continue!
Hot on the heels of Sheida Hancock‘s directorial debut (Monsoon Dance Party), comes an orangefoamfinger/Isaac Likes film collaboration… Singapore Shufflin’. Every day we shufflin’. I LIKE YOU!Click to Continue!
The MICA – my favourite building in Singapore. Photo: Orange Foam Finger 1. Singapore is nicknamed Fine City because everything is illegal here. 16 strokes of the cane for graffiti, the death penalty for drugs, $500 for peeing in public. To test the theory, Sheida and I conducted a scientific experiment: we jaywalked while chewing gum and holding hands (all of which are criminal offenses in Singapore). The result: a few raised eyebrows, but otherwise nothing. Like I said, rules only apply to other people.2. Being a white guy affords me certain privileges in this city. I can walk upClick to Continue!