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Benjamin Liong Setiawan

Benjamin Liong Setiawan

In the Shade: The Best Sunglasses for Men

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. The easiest way to change your look on a trip without overloading your new luxe luggage is to pack several pairs of sunglasses. And when all you’re wearing for days on end is a pair of swim trunks and shades, they make up 50 percent of your ensemble, so […]

The Best Luxe Luggage for Men

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. It might be difficult to pinpoint the exact moment when the glamour of traveling transitioned to bumbling discomfort. Maybe it was around the same time when sartorial choices favored tracksuits and sweatpants over elegant suits and hats, but that aesthetic has also trickled down into baggage that’s anything but […]

The Best Menswear in Natural Earth Tones

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. There were plenty of somewhat-out-there trends this season. Menswear designers showed everything from short shorts to jumpsuits to extremely oversized pants and jackets. But to balance all of that out, designers also sent some beautifully wearable looks down the runway in earth tones of stone, sand, olive, tobacco and […]

Versatile Suede Shoes for the Summer Months

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Suede adds a nice texture and depth to any ensemble. Surprisingly versatile, it can be worn year-round and is especially elegant during the spring and summer months. The only time you probably shouldn’t wear it is when the forecast calls for rain or you’re on the water, but you […]

The Right Way to Wear Aloha Print Menswear

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Hawaiian shirts and large tropical prints were ubiquitous on the spring runways. But how do you wear them without looking like you’re headed to the surf shack? We’ll highlight two ways to wear these eye-catching prints to make sure you’re not mistaken for Magnum PI–era Tom Selleck. Kim Jones […]

Seeing Stripes in this Season’s Menswear

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Designers had fun with stripes this season, as seen on everything from sportswear to tailoring and even accessories. Cerruti 1881’s Jason Basmajian went into the archives and reinterpreted classic looks from Nino Cerruti himself, most notably this Breton-striped crew-neck sweater and linen parka. A nonchalant ease characterizes Guillaume Meilland’s […]

Three Men’s Wallets for Making a Statement

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Sure, you can play it safe with a basic black or brown wallet, but this is one small way to reveal a bit of your personal style, especially now that statement socks have become passé. Bottega Veneta Textured Bottega Veneta is known for the signature Intrecciato weave on its […]

Getting to know British Designer Simon Spurr

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. In January, eidos, a stand-alone brand of Italian tailor Isaia, debuted its first collection by new creative director Simon Spurr in Milan. Spurr previously worked at Saint Laurent with Hedi Slimane, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, as well as for his eponymous label and his own footwear brand, March […]

A Double Take On Double-Breasted Suits

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Over the past few years, the double-breasted suit has gone through a bit of a resurgence. It’s a classic silhouette that has never really gone out of style per se, but it has certainly dipped in and out of favor among certain trend circles. The cut can seem a […]

Slide On By: The 3 Best Men’s Sandals

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Slide sandals are indispensable in warmer climates. Whether you’re looking for something refined, classic or sporty, these three options will cover all the bases. 1. CAR SHOE, REFINED Car Shoe is an Italian footwear firm that was established in the early 1960s. In 2001, the Prada Group purchased a […]