“He loves to travel, he loves to party, he is the embodiment of youthful energy.” That is the Braun Büffel man for Fall/Winter’18, and we meet with three who live up to this carefree attitude.
MAXI LIM (@originalmaxi)
Describe your travel style in three words. Intrepid. Gastronomical. Impromptu. What is your travel philosophy? I believe one should dive into places where the locals would go. There is so much pseudo-culture at tourist hotspots, and it is easy to overspend. I think the best things to take away from a trip are memories and pictures. Favourite destination? Anywhere with a beach where I can enjoy an afternoon drink. I also enjoy Japan, because it is clean, and I love the culture. With the holiday season coming up, what is your Christmas destination? I will be stuck at work but would love to travel somewhere where there is snow. What is Christmas without snow? You have an unlimited travel budget for 24 hours, where will you go? Easy. I will gamble 24 hours at Las Vegas and share my winnings! Three travel essentials: Phone, phone charger, and my sense of humour. Favourite foreign word: Onsen. I was hooked and doing it every night. If you could travel with any person for one week, then never see or hear from them again, who would it be? I would actually like to travel with my grandma who passed away earlier this year. The song on replay right now on your travel playlist: I Don’t Wanna Live Forever by Zayn and Taylor Swift.
Braün Buffel Reynolds leather bag; Paul & Shark Leather and shearling jacket, wool turtleneck, jeans
FARIZ JABBA (@farizjabba)
Describe your travel style in three words. Impulsive. Savvy. Food. What is your travel philosophy? I like to explore places that speak an entirely different language so that I force myself to adapt to their environment. Challenge is my biggest travel philosophy! Favourite destination: Nothing beats home. With the holiday season coming up, what is your Christmas destination? Probably at my friends’ Christmas parties or Krabi for some island activities. You have an unlimited travel budget for 24 hours, where will you go? Toronto to check out the OVO (October’s Very Own) store and see the Canadian music scene upfront; Los Angeles to sign up for top-of-the-line production and songwriting classes and enjoy a great party weekend; New Zealand to tune out the world since it is in the middle of nowhere. Three travel essentials: Lip balm, speaker/earphones, Google Translate. Favourite foreign word: Mingalabar. It means hello in Burmese. If you could travel with any person for one week, then never see or hear from them again, who would it be? Kanye West. Why would you want to see him again when he is so mean? The song on replay right now on your travel playlist: Little by Octavian. ESSIE GANG!
Braün Buffel Newman leather postman bag, Z-Gen leather tote bag; Dolce & Gabbana Polyester-blend jacket, cotton shirt, jeans
DANIAL ASHRIQ (@danialashh)
Describe your travel style in three words. Comfort. Hype. Apt. What is your travel philosophy? Always be prepared. Do not expect anything, and you will not be disappointed. Favourite destination? Beach or winter! With the holiday season coming up, what is your Christmas destination? Sadly, I do not have holidays planned till the end of the year, because I’m working on a few shows right now. But I love my job! You have an unlimited travel budget for 24 hours, where will you go? I’d travel to as many countries as possible for the photo-op. Iceland for the Northern Lights, France for the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum in Rome, the Acropolis of Athens, pyramids in Egypt, and maybe squeeze in the Taj Mahal in India. Three travel essentials: My iPhone, wife, and kids. Favourite foreign word: Daebak! [“jackpot” or “big success” in Korean] If you could travel with any person for one week, then never see or hear from them again, who would it be? Johnny Depp. I would risk not seeing or hearing from him again just to connect with him on another level. I could learn so much. The song on replay right now on your travel playlist: Girls Like You by Maroon 5.
Braün Buffel Newman leather messenger bag, Z-Gen leather clutch; Sandro Polyester jacket, cashmere sweater, jeans
Photography Jeff Chang
Styling Sapphire Chin
Photography assistant Alif
Grooming & hair Chris Siow using NARS