For the month of December and January 2021, you might notice that we have changed the way we are presenting things on our site. While we could have taken the easy way out and presented generic festive stories with generic festive ideas — top 10 shoes to party in, the best log cakes that are available for delivery and festive hampers to gift friends and family — at Men’s Folio, we believe in ideas that are as functional as they are frivolous, as smart as they are easy to wing and as enriching to you as they will be to the people around you. In short, we want to be as useful as possible because #aintnobodygottime.
Hence, we’ll be presenting 60 very useful ideas for the festive season and into the 365 days to come for the next 60 days. Here is idea 17: do a Dru Chen and put on a different Christmas sweater.
No offence to anybody who likes the classic reindeer or “insert-punny-festive-slogan” sweater, but has he considered their mileage? Sure, they make for great photo ops on Christmas day but what happens next? Into a landfill that contributes to environmental waste. The solution a la Dru Chen: keep the snuggly silhouette but consider a longer- lasting cheery graphic instead.
Dru Chen (@druchenmusic)
Singer, songwriter, producer, educator
“My last single Givin’ It Up was written on the hottest summer day I’ve ever experienced in Melbourne in early 2014. It’s an ode to women when they shine on the dance-floor and everywhere else in life. Dr Fink of Prince’s famous Purple Rain and Sign O’ The Times flew in to Melbourne to perform a show, and I was called to play guitar and sing. We kept in touch and when I made the trek to America later that year, I sought him out. He laid down the most incredible synthesiser solo in one take!” — Dru Chen.
Dru chen is wearing a Gucci Wool cardigan, cotton shirt; Gucci Wool sweater, cotton bucket hat.
Photography Jaya Khidir
Art Direction Izwan Abdullah
Styling and Text Bryan Goh
Grooming Larry Yeo using Chanel Boy de Chanel
Hair Sha Shamsi using Hanz de Fuko and I.G.K/Sephora
This story about Dru Chen and his different christmas sweater first appeared in the December/January 2021 issue of Men’s Folio Singapore.