Detour: The Moustache Guide to Hong Kong

While many of you have been tossing yu sheng to usher in the Year of the Dragon, I have spent much of this quiet, long weekend armchair traveling.

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A few weeks ago, Wee Ling of chopchopcurrypok sent me a copy of The Moustache Guide to Hong Kong, 3rd Edition.

Moustache is a menswear shop on Aberdeen Road. The quirky retailer carries RTW casual, weekend clothes for men: seersucker jackets, bermuda shorts, cotton voile shirts, and piped pajamas. The shop itself is painted bright blue and decorated with Chinese screens and old maps of China, India, and Japan. Moustache is also home to the bespoke tailoring firm, j.a.daye.

“This is our Hong Kong… a little less glitzy than the one you’ve read about,” Moustache owners Alex Daye and Ellis Krueger write in the introduction to this gorgeous, hand-bound volume. “A little scruffy, often infuriating, [and] bursting at the seams.” The Moustache Guide to Hong Kong features beaches, bars, shops, and restaurants not necessarily on the tourist circuit and will definitely accompany us on our next trip to the Asian megalopolis.

BTW, The Moustache Guide to Hong Kong is available in PDF format, but do try to get your hands on a copy, if just to admire the lovingly-stitched Japanese stab binding.

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So, the Moustache Guide has inspired me to print and bind some of my favorite and/or most popular posts. Singapore, my adopted home, has become very special to me. The notabilia Guide to Singapore has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

(Additional credits: Photographs via chopchopcurrypok.)

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