Monthly Archives: September 2011

Uniqlo Olive Green Chinos

Designer labels aside, the most revolutionary clothing company has to be Uniqlo.  They have been able to manufacture reasonably priced clothing without compromising quality. Ever since the New York store opening in 2006, I have been a very loyal customer. At one point in time I wore a piece from Uniqlo daily and not much has changed since.

uniqlogreenpants Uniqlo Olive Green Chinos

One of my favorite pieces from Uniqlo has to be their “Vintage Chinos“. These cotton twill pants are pre-washed and are available in black, light brown, brown, olive and navy.  The best part of all, is that they cost $40 (you can buy 75 pairs of these or one Isaia suit).

As one of the rare few who doesn’t wear denim jeans, I have used the Uniqlo chinos as a supplement.  I find myself wearing the olive green chinos several times a week. Definitely a staple for me.

austin wong Uniqlo Olive Green Chinos (Isaia jacket, Thom Browne tie and tie bar, Brunello Cucinelli alligator belt and pocket square, Jil Sander shirt, Uniqlo pants, Ralph Lauren boots and sunglasses, Timex for J. Crew watch)

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Butt fades are beginning to show

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Crepe soled

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A trip to macaron mecca, Ladurée

On one of the last days of fashion week, there was a five-hour gap between shows and I decided to visit the world-famed macaron mecca, Ladurée.  Many people seek these delicious pastries and most of the time, Ladurée has a line to the end of the block. Luckily, it was an off hour and the french bakery was virtually empty. One of the main reasons these macarons are so sought after is because they are flown in from Paris daily.

Ladurée also has a long relationship with the macron dating back to the beginning of the 20th century when they created the first one:

“The story of the Ladurée macaron starts with Pierre Desfontaines, second cousin of Louis Ernest Ladurée, who at the beginning of the 20th century first thought of taking two macaron shells and joining them with a delicious ganache filling.

These small, round cakes, crisp on the outside, smooth and soft in the middle, are made every morning in Ladurée’s “laboratory”. The pastry chefs measure out very precisely the required amounts of almonds, eggs and sugar, before adding one final ingredient, a pinch of unique “know-how”, essential to the making of such a delicacy. Once cooked and filled, the macaroons are put to one side for 2 days before going on sale, the time it takes to achieve a perfect balance between texture and flavor.”- Ladurée.com

I am not sure when I will ever feast on Ladurée’s macarons as the line is always very very long.

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Almost forgot to take pictures because they were so good.

laduree A trip to macaron mecca, Ladurée

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Indomie Indomie Rap Musicz

As a child growing up in Singapore, there was an extensive selection of ramen/instant noodles to choose from. Usually I would make a bowl of the processed delight after school or when I was in a hurry. A popular brand came from Indonesia, Indomie, and has always been one of my favorites. Here is J20 and the Indomie anthem.

Indomie, Indomie, Indomie.

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