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- I had a very similar experience.. never again

That's OK. I hear DTO stepped in to proxy for SFers in your absence.
post #467 of 563
...except he was proxying this.
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That's OK. I hear DTO stepped in to proxy for SFers in your absence.

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...except he was proxying this.

post #469 of 563
Singapore SFers:
Further to that meet-up suggestion, Wei and I will be having drinks at Klee, Portsdown Rd, from 6pm onwards tonight - celebrated French shoemaker Pierre Corthay is in town and is hosting the evening. Please do feel free to drop in, meet one of the world's finest shoemakers, and say hello to The Rake team.
Cheers, Christian

KLEE #01-04 Wessex Village Square
5B Portsdown Road, Singapore
post #470 of 563
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Singapore SFers:
Further to that meet-up suggestion, Wei and I will be having drinks at Klee, Portsdown Rd, from 6pm onwards tonight - celebrated French shoemaker Pierre Corthay is in town and is hosting the evening. Please do feel free to drop in, meet one of the world's finest shoemakers, and say hello to The Rake team.
Cheers, Christian

KLEE #01-04 Wessex Village Square
5B Portsdown Road, Singapore

Would've loved to drop by if I did need to make it for a dinner appointment. Advance notice for future meetups would be fantastic.
post #471 of 563
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Originally Posted by Braker View Post
Singapore SFers:
Further to that meet-up suggestion, Wei and I will be having drinks at Klee, Portsdown Rd, from 6pm onwards tonight - celebrated French shoemaker Pierre Corthay is in town and is hosting the evening. Please do feel free to drop in, meet one of the world's finest shoemakers, and say hello to The Rake team.
Cheers, Christian

KLEE #01-04 Wessex Village Square
5B Portsdown Road, Singapore

Ah sh!t! In no position now to meet the Rake team and Monsieur Corthay while dressed in True Religions and grubby Grensons.
post #472 of 563
Aiyah... He Eng Xiu Eng Xiu only la...if not would have sent invites/pm to Singers. BO Xim types!
post #473 of 563
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Would've loved to drop by if I did need to make it for a dinner appointment. Advance notice for future meetups would be fantastic.

Advance notice? Surely you jest my good friend. Advance notice are for the island's sartor... ehm! cashed up elite.
post #474 of 563
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Aiyah... He Eng Xiu Eng Xiu only la...if not would have sent invites/pm to Singers. BO Xim types!




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Advance notice? Surely you jest my good friend. Advance notice are for the island's sartor... ehm! cashed up elite.

Fk me then, i'm sticking to hawker centre dates with the girlfriend
post #475 of 563
Where can I find this magazine in NYC?
post #476 of 563
Wheres the pics from the meetup? Shoe circle?
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Where can I find this magazine in NYC?

i could not find it - they will ship it, but it is expensive - there is a deal for the first 6 issues for $150. I just did this and it took about 2 weeks for them arrive. What I have read so far is quite good, incidentally the paper quality is ridiculously good
post #478 of 563
Any feedback on our latest edition (Camps De Luca cover), gentlemen?
post #479 of 563
Nice read. One of the better ones in recent history.
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It's not really about the country, it's about the personality. Founder of the magazine, Wei Koh, just happens to be the son of Professor Tommy Koh, one of Singapore's most well-known diplomats, former Singapore representative to the UN, and an icon of personal branding (for Singapore people anyway) since the 60s. It seems that Wei Koh and his brother Aun Koh have gone into the world of luxe publishing, as Aun Koh has just put out "The Miele Guide" to Asia's best restaurants, sort of like an Asian Michelin.

Worth expanding this a little more:

1) Wei Koh leveraged that personal branding and developed a sexually charged approach to luxury wrist watch promotion through the magazine "Revolution". In a land of 4/10 rated women and small statured men with large egos and wallets, this was a huge hit! Revolution Press is now published in several countries and retains a unique position in the saturated watch magazine market. Like it or hate it, it was well executed, highly stylized and a great strategy for a late entrant to the market.

2) Eventually, Revolution went online with the launch of a watch internet site called Horomundi, now defunct. The site courted internet horological notables from other watch forums to be moderators but more importantly for their pre-established relationships with specific brands, especially Jaeger Le-Coultre. JLC saw this as a great way of building an online commuity like their stable mate Panerai via Paneristi and Blancpain via Jeff Kingston. This was also an opportunity for these internet notables to monetize their established relationships as "friends of the brand".

3) As Wei Koh's reputation for a market maker for luxury wrist watches on the small island of Sodor er... I mean Singapore grew, it gave him immense influence and whether by his design or that of some luxury watch group, he was given complimentary watches. The most notable being Urwerk. This approach was most likely modelled off another Singaporean horological internet celebrity imp with an odd disposition but plenty of wealth who was able to create hype around the Harry Winston Opus project. However, to the imp's credit, he actually paid for this own watches.

4) With this, Revolution's style evolved to be far more grandeur and it became a super publicity machine with the collaboration of Hour Glass and Michael Teh. This is where the excesses begin to take hold - lots of models, lots of fast cars and lots of high end luxury watches, especially independent brands that pushed the boundary of design and taste.

I will stop this story here until I receive request from at least 10 SFers before I continue.
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