Mr Sam Coleman

Fast Facts

Biography

The new editor-in-chief of Esquire Malaysia, shows how Asia blends the practical and luxurious with the fashion-forward.

Mr Coleman's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

“I have my all-time favourite pumpkin ravioli close to home, at a place called Tatto here in Kuala Lumpur.”

BEST BAR

“I really love the new Ku Dé Ta up at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Epic.”

VACATION CHOICE

“I have to go with Paris as I used to hit it every month, but now it’s been a tad too long.”

TOP CITY

“Wifey is Swedish and frankly, the more time I spend there and see its metamorphosis, the more I’ve learnt to love it. Funny how I used to dislike it as much as I now adore it.”

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FAVOURITE HOTEL

Metropole Taormina Maison d'Hotes is amazing, makes hitting this hospitality saturated island worth the effort.”

TYPE OF BAG

“I lug around a Alfred Dunhill ADV8 messenger bag that I adore, even as it gets a bit long in the tooth.”

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TAILOR

“I just found out my Asian tailor, a guy named Sonny, has gone over to a new place called Wardrobe in Kuala Lumpur.”

BEST SHIRT BRAND

“Again, I’m a Alfred Dunhill man and I bought a dozen at the last sale. They move and fit me beautifully.”

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FAVOURITE SUIT

“I have some Versace ones that I dig but I use my Hugo Boss suits as a more functional, everyday option.”

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CUT OF TROUSERS

“I mankle it most days.”

JEANS BRAND

Levi's Vintage Clothing . I know, old-fashioned but that’s the American in me.”

UNDERWEAR CHOICE

“Love Tommy Hilfiger.”

PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“Burberry has a jacket from the S/S11 that I fell in love with. Classic, with Christopher Bailey’s rock'n'roll touch.”

SHOE MAKER

“I shouldn’t but I do love the bamboo horse bit Gucci loafer. I’m in Asia, sue me.”

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FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“I’m a big fan of F by Ferragamo. Fresh notes.”

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DREAM CAR

“I’m a motorcyle kind of guy. Let’s do a Ducati.”

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WATCH BRAND

“IWC is great. Portofino is a terrific watch but I’d do a Bremont. Great brand story and they’ve been kicking ass in the watch awards. Go team Brit.”

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