05/01/2015

Goodbye to the boyfriend couch

by  Jonty Cruz
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Guys — and yes, I literally mean guys — have you ever gone to a store that boasts of having both a women and men’s section, but the men’s section seems like a glorified holding area?
When the kids’ line has more denim options than yours, there’s really not a lot to choose from, is there?

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Armour of me: Get the freshest active sportswear brand right now over at SM Makati. Hey, it’s Steph Curry!

Unlike other malls in foreign countries, Manila’s menswear game leaves much to be desired. More often than not, a guy won’t have more than two stores to choose from in any mall in the city. No wonder people think guys don’t do anything else than a shirt and jeans. It’s not because we lack style but it’s just that we lack options.

Jean scene: Model Daniel Matsunaga

Consider our need to up our game addressed, with SM Department Stores’ latest stroke of genius: developing a more than generous section catering to men of all ages and styles. At the Shop in Shop event a couple of weeks back, SM revealed their new fashion mancave as they curated an entire section of their store full of menswear brands. Everything from Quiksilver to Under Armour was on display and a who’s who of the local sartorialists showed up to help out guests with their shopping skills.

Surf’s up: Quiksilver’s awesome setup at SM Makati
Surf’s up: Quiksilver’s awesome setup at SM Makati

The next time your girl feels like going on a shopping binge, you don’t have to fear falling asleep on the boyfriend couch any more. Just take her to SM Makati and the both of you can OOTD together.

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