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The films of the decade that would make the Bard proud—or roll in his grave.
William Shakespeare was a talented man, to put it lightly. Even in death, his works can evoke the most passionate emotions—or loudest of snores. While his genius is certain, we won’t lie and say every play and adaptation has been a lively experience. ...
 
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Take (all) our money!
There are watches, and then there are watches. If you enjoy spending obscene amounts of cash in one go, then the latter option is for you. These are the timepieces that maybe only 999 other sleek men in the world would own. These are ...
 
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From Chanel to Thom Browne.
Almost every brand has gone into fragrances. Scents are big business, after all. Some brands, however, do a lot less marketing to retain exclusivity. Here, we've put together a list of the little-known best fragrances from the biggest brands. (We've also included ...
 
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Romance is a few hours away.
With its reputation for beautiful scenery, cool weather, and an overall relaxing ambiance, Tagaytay has become a quick romantic escape for many a Manileño. While the drive has gotten slower, the winds cooler, and the city closer, bursting the idyllic bubble of ...
 
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Whether for work or weekends, formal setup or plain gym time, sneakers have grown into the everyday man’s footwear of choice. 
In any other decade, men would have been given the side-eye for walking into a serious establishment wearing a pair of kicks that look more appropriate in the gym than a posh bar. But times have changed and sneakers have been elevated in the ...
 
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Sneakerheads have more sources to soak up the newest information on sneakers today.
There is no doubt that streetwear has become a phenomenon, and here in the Philippines, it’s all about sneakers. Sneakerheads, the term for enthusiastic sneaker collectors, have actually been around far longer than most people think; the earliest fans used to get ...
 
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‘His and hers’ watches that will stand the test of time.
Shopping shouldn’t be confined by gender categories, and this applies to shopping for luxury watches, too. Whether you’re searching for a timepiece to own or a gift to give this holiday season, there are plenty of options in the market that will satisfy anyone’s ...
 
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Interested in starting a watch collection, but not ready to invest serious coin? Or are you in the market for a great watch that’s not too precious to be subjected to wear and tear? Here’s a roundup of the best mid-tier watch names for starters and veterans alike.
Haute horology enthusiasts know that collecting fine watches is an expensive pursuit—but for those looking to test the waters but aren’t quite ready to dive into the Pateks and Rolexes of this world, or those simply curious about the added value a ...
 
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Give these haberdasheries a call for your tailoring needs.
These days, when you want to have a men’s suit made, you’re spoiled for choices. The local style scene has seen the revival of classic menswear and a nostalgia for the gentleman with several tailoring shops and specialty stores offering bespoke suits, ...
 
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Check out these bars for your fix of booze and grub.
At Esquire, we’ve had our fair share of (mis)adventures in the bar scene. But despite the emergence of hundreds of watering holes across Manila, you’d be happy to know that there are many more undiscovered spots, each one promising patrons fun times ...
 
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Combine function and fashion.
When you imagine a hiking outfit, the first image that comes to mind is usually a ratty fanny pack combined with bulky boots and rainbow-colored sunglasses. We’re here to prove otherwise and show how you can still look good, or at least ...
 
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It's all relaxed and comfortable. As it should be.
Nailing relaxed style is pretty easy. So much so that it can get quite boring in the long run. Thankfully, Saturdays NYC's latest drop is here to freshen up your wardrobe. According to the release, the collection was built on the idea of ...
 
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It was tough, but here are our picks of the decade’s best LPs
The 1990s were a time of Gameboy, flannel shirts and Doc Martens. And occasionally, some pretty great music. In the Philippines, balladeers and pop divas were making waves then (as they are still doing now), but undoubtedly, the decade belonged to bands. The ...
 
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They’re packed with impressive features.
Apple just revealed the AirPods Pro last month, and we’ve been coveting them since then. These powerful wireless earbuds aren’t just convenient and hassle-free but come with other features that make your life easier: a top-notch noise-canceling system, a transparency feature that ...
 
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Hotels and restaurants in Tokyo, Vietnam, Bali, and Taipei are embracing the sustainable food movement.
If you still think sustainability is a passing trend, data proves otherwise. Entire industries are embracing the movement and in 2018, a recorded 89 percent of businesses have acknowledged the need to address Sustainable Development Goals, reported by the World Business Council ...
 
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Avoid anything big and flashy.
It has never been a one-size-fits-all situation when it comes to timepiece shopping, but finding a watch that merely fits is not all there is to it. To the collector, a timepiece doubles as a statement piece—it’s the men’s equivalent of a designer handbag ...
 
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And no, it doesn’t include sports memorabilia.
The concept of a ‘man cave’ typically conjures up images of a foosball table, a large flatscreen TV, and perhaps basketball jerseys as the only kind of interior decoration. While these are undoubtedly ‘masculine’ by mainstream media standards, they don’t necessarily equate ...
 
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Get ready to smell amazing.
Everyone smells! But, men have to be more careful. Science has confirmed that though women have an equally strong smell, men have a harder time of masking it. And here's where deodorant comes in. You can spray all the perfume you want, but ...
 
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Looking for sneakers at a discount?
There's nothing like getting a good deal or bargain when shopping. And, outlet stores and designer villages are the best when it comes to both. Thankfully, a number of these shops have sprouted in the country of late. Here are the best ...
 
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Better start saving, buddy.
The lure of the world's most expensive cars is hard to pull yourself away from. You might be overawed by the technical extravagance. Your eyes might boggle at the raw numbers of horsepower, top speed and bank balance necessary. You might scoff ...
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