Blackberry KEYOne and Nintendo Switch console, Casio G Steel and Hublot Unico, Dior Homme and Gucci tied up with strings… These are a few of our favourite things! The August Man Malaysia team drop big hints on what we want wrapped up under the Christmas tree this year.


Rubin Khoo

Not only does the head honcho of the pack have to dress up to the occasion to inspire in leadership, but also to impress in style, especially in our industry that deals with the ever-changing landscape of fashion and lifestyle.

Gommino moccasins in sheepskin by Tod’s
Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT Carbon 45mm
Bowtie by Gucci
Montblanc Writers Edition Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Limited Edition 1931
Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner
Rollneck top by Ermenegildo Zegna
Check-pattern blazer by Hackett London
Blackberry KEYone smartphone


KC Yap
Deputy editor

The second-in-command may lax a little, but it does not necessarily mean he wants to. On the one hand, he appreciates the finer things in life that suit the man of his calibre, while on the other hand, this season’s latest fashionable trends augment his head-turning persona.

Pocket squares by Hackett London
Montblanc Essential Sartorial money clip
Statement ring by Gucci
Montblanc Essential Sartorial cufflinks
Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm with blue dial
Loafers by Gucci
Guccification bag by Gucci
“Roses: Patches Printed” bill and coin holder by Dior Homme
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream


Justin Ng
Sub editor

As the nitpicker of the group, he means business when it comes to spelling mistakes, punctuation placements and grammatical errors. However, don’t let his rigid work routine fool you; all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, as the saying goes.

“Bee” Signature backpack in black by Dior Homme
Omega Speedmaster “Blue Side of the Moon”
Tie by Hackett London
Double-breasted suit and matching dress shirt by Hackett London
Sneakers in leather and high-tech fabric with fur lining by Tod’s
Bracelet by Versace


Ibnu Aswan
Creative director

For the creative person who has finally brushed aside the fantasy of travelling around the world to deepen his love for photography, and decided to grow up and grab life’s lemons with both hands, he deserves more revered #TreatYoSelf gifts, one of them is a proper camera to pursue his creative passion instead of the mere iPhone.

Olympus EM1 MK II camera and 25mm f1.2 lens
Wool jumper by Ermenegildo Zegna
Casio G-Shock G Steel GST-210M-4ADR
Sunglasses by Dior Homme
Montblanc 1926 Heritage wallet with removable card holder
The Ultimate Boot in black by Timberland
Weekender bag by Bottega Veneta


Andrew Loh
Senior designer

To be honest, this millennial youngling only wants one thing for Christmas: the fastest-selling home console, which has sold over seven million units worldwide since its release in March. Everything else is just window dressing to the main dish for his Instagrammable lifestyle.

Kiehl’s Crème de Corps lotion
Plaid-pattern bomber jacket by Versace
Belt by Dior Homme
Nintendo Switch video game console
Messenger bag by Loewe
Sunglasses by Dior Homme
Sneakers in white by Bottega Veneta


Celeste Goh
Features editor

Joyce Lim
Senior designer

In this modern world of thriving equality, nothing is really black and white, men and women anymore – which bodes well for the great women behind the successful men, as they get to pocket gifts for both the genders and call the shot on which to give to loved ones, or to keep for themselves.

Sneakers by Ermenegildo Zegna
Cap by Versace
TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45
Umbrella by Blunt Umbrellas
Sunglasses by Polaroid Eyewear
Aesop ‘The Enigmatic Mind’ Sway gift kit
Bag by Loewe


Photography by Xerxes Lee / Awesome Image
Art Direction by Joyce Lim and Celeste Goh
Assisted by Andrew Loh

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