The Men’s Folio Throwback — Our Yearly Portfolio Review



A lot can happen in 22 years — mobile phones have suddenly became smarter than us, we’re decided that bum bags are cool again and the Canadian tuxedo is back. On our end, we’re celebrating our 22 years in business and our focus hasn’t changed since day one (make sure you’re updated weekly here) but that doesn’t mean we’re any less boring — we’re still bringing you the best of fashion, grooming, timepieces and lifestyle despite our changes to the look and feel of the title. Are we still the same magazine that promotes the who’s who of the fashion and entertainment landscape? Are we still championing men of different races and faces? Are we still the go-to title to find out the latest news?  

The answer is yes, yes, and duh. In commemoration of our 22nd anniversary in October, here’s what happened in the past year — we’re still doing what we do but yes, we’re doing it even better.


A Year in Covers

August '18 - Aaron Mossadeg, Harris Baba, Yung Raja, and Richie Koh in Bottega Veneta
September '18 - Derek Chang in Gucci with an Omega timepiece
October '18 - Jon Chua JX in Hugo
Dec /Jan '19 - Rayner Lim, Mako Chia and Andee Chua in Gucci
February '19 - Nathan Hartono in Ermenegildo Zegna and a Montblanc watch
June/July '19 - SF9's Ro Woon in Saint Laurent and an Omega watch
August '19 - Benjamin Kheng, Nathan Hartono, Ayden Sng, Alexander Yue and Joel Choo in Bottega Veneta and TAG Heuer watches

A Year in Fresh Faces (2018)

Model Of The Year 2018 - Final Five
Abduaziz Mirzayokhubov in Gucci
Djurabaev Abrorjon in Coach
Mako Chia in Dior Men
Rayner Lim in Dsquared²
Dustin Lim in Hermès

        Another Year in Fresh Faces (2019)

Model Of The Year 2019 - Final 10
Ng Su Yu in Saint Laurent
Aaron Lim in Ermenegildo Zegna XXX
Yu Long in Givenchy and Gucci
Kazuki Lim in Givenchy
Ernest Siow in Louis Vuitton
Han Wei in Dolce & Gabbana and Giorgio Armani
Jason Foo in Hermes and Issey Miyake Men
Muhammad nor Ridhwan bin Norizam in Berluti, Saint Laurent and Givenchy
Andy Lee in Dior Men
Awar Faruk Alkaff in Issey Miyake Men and Hermes

A Year in Photos

September '18 - The Surburban Effect - '90s Mix-and-Match
October '18 - The Fantastic Five and their Calvin Klein Watches
Mako Chia
Djurabev Abrorjon
Abduaziz Mirzayokhubov
Dustin Lim
Rayner Lim
November' 18 - Oh Yeah! - Magnetic Looks and Two Best Friends
February '19 - Growing Up - Boys and Toys
April ' 19 - April's Fools - Pesky Boys and their Practical Jokes
August '19 - Get Out - Energetic Styles and Reassuring Ease

A Year in Features

Going Places with Braun Büffel
Maxi Lim
Fariz Jabba
Danial Ashriq
The Unusual Suspects of Tissot
Lee Yik Keat
Joel Choo
J. Jai Kishan
LAB Series's Beach Boys
Hellven Chua
Zeke aka Flightsch
Goh Shi Song