As we celebrate the dawn of a new chapter in Malaysian history, August Man Malaysia is proud to announce that the 2018 instalment of The A-List has officially commenced. Enhanced with a more extensive range of inspiring experiences that showcase the August Man lifestyle, The A-List 2018 edition will be exploring the latest in personal grooming, speakeasy bars, urban recreations and sports, fashion, motoring, fine whisky, watchmaking and more throughout the year, put together in collaboration with our official partners Mercedes-Benz, Uniqlo, Rado and FitySixDegrees, with the Mercedes-Benz #MyUrbanHunting movement, inspired by its diverse and exciting range of premium compact cars, namely the sporty and stylish A-Class, being the underlying theme.

Kicking off the A-List journey with a cocktail launch at Lightbox, Sg. Buloh, August Man Malaysia presented its latest league of stylish, professional and enterprising A-Listers. With us this year are Kyle E, architect and co-founder of POW Ideas; Ernest Loh, model and content creator; Wan Azim, motoring enthusiast and head of operations of Awesome One; pilot Jothiganesh Subramaniam of Malaysia Airlines; Jeremy Chan, founder and director of Bean Reserve; Air Asia’s aircraft engineer Neoh Wee Ming; Muzzamel Mazidee, co-founder of motoring NGO TGTR Automotive Association; entrepreneur in interior design and construction, Khalid Redzuan of Kraass Solutions; Curwen Chai, dentist and co-founder of Pudu Dental clinic; and Jeanbasri, creative director of Olala Studio and menswear designer of his own label Jeanbasri Pour Homme, all of whom were dressed to their individual styles by Uniqlo, complete with the latest watch novelties by Rado, with their hair groomed by barbershop entrepreneur Lex Low and his team of experts from The Burrow Barbershop.

The event saw the empty, industrial space of Lightbox converted into an elegant setting, furnished with art installations as well as experiential stations set up by the official partners, including Uniqlo’s unique presentation of its cutting-edge Airism material made of ultra-fine, quick-dry, odour-controlled soft fibres, and FiftySixDegrees’ whisky bar, which kept the guests’ spirit up all night long with its masterfully crafted and finely tuned Scotch whisky. Adding to the overall experience were exclusive basic hairstyling and facial grooming by the world-class Truefitt & Hill, and invigorating bespoke treatments by Gentlemen’s Tonic. Our guests, many of whom came dressed to the theme of colour, inspired by the diversity and energy in today’s society, were also seen having a great time engaging in a game or two of “whisky pong”.

Following the introduction of the A-Listers, more fun ensued in the form of lucky draw, where four winners walked away with prizes which included fine grooming products worth RM800 by The Elektrick Chair, sponsored by The Burrow Barbershop; hampers by Truefitt & Hill and Gentlemen’s Tonic, each worth over RM1,000; and an exquisite bottle of fine Scotch whisky by FiftySixDegrees. As the evening progressed, DJ Irama elevated the mood with her dynamic set.

written by.
KC Yap
Editor, Augustman Malaysia

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