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Tim Yap

Tim Yap

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Contributing writer Tim Yap was born in Kuala Lumpur and lived in Hong Kong, Singapore, Vancouver and Toronto prior to moving to New York City in 2005 to become an editor of Sportswear International, Stylesight and The Doneger Group. Additionally published in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Flare, Surface, City, Antenna, Maxim and, he currently works as an editor-at-large, content strategist and brand writer for companies such as Visual Tales, Tommy Hilfiger and Belstaff.

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Bioluminescent Bay and Wildlife Refuges in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Home to some of the Caribbean’s finest beaches, Vieques, Puerto Rico remains one of the best-kept secrets in the region.
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Meet Up Mondays: The Cambridge Satchel Co.

Come next week, Britain's Cambridge Satchel Company will release its best-looking collection of satchels, work, and leisure bags yet for men.

Summer 2015’s Best Swimwear

There’s more to today’s swimwear than meets the eye, with brands offering the most sophisticated blend of style, comfort, and performance in years.
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Meet Up Mondays: Askov Finlayson

It’s impossible to talk about modern Minneapolis without mentioning Askov Finlayson, maker of the bestselling Explorer Pant.
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Upgrade Your Fitness Gear with Mr Porter Sport

Mr Porter Sport offers more than 150 new products in the categories of running, cycling, tennis, golf, training, outdoor, swimming and sailing.
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Meet Up Mondays: Welcome Stranger

As the tide turning towards classic yet streamlined, quality-made menswear, Hayes Valley's Welcome Stranger offers a spare but sophisticated point of view in menswear.
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Spring 2015 Trend: Statement Whites

There's no better cleanser for the wardrobe after a brutal winter than basic white, and designers are making the message clear with statement whites.

Meet Up Mondays: Sunspel

England's Sunspel has a heritage that is over 150 years old, yet it couldn’t be any more modern with its clean, purposeful, and luxurious design philosophy.
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Spring 2015 Trend Watch: New Stripes

Fashion is going sideways for stripes this spring—literally.

Tiffany Unveils the New CT60 Watch Collection

Powered by hand-assembled Swiss movements, the stunning new CT60 watch collection captures the pulse, creative potential, and aesthetic of modern New York.
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Meet Up Mondays: Five Four Club

If you're the type of guy who's sought freedom from shopping due to a lack of interest or time or style, Five Four Club's just the ticket.
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Cool NYC Guys Are Wearing SHRT

SHRT is a custom shirt program created by the fashion brand Bespoken, Warby Parker's Neil Blumenthal, Fat Radish's Phil Winser, and DJ Brendan Fallis.
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Meet Up Mondays: Glendon Lambert

Brooklyn-based brand Glendon Lambert is becoming known for its sublimely soft, custom fabrics that feel at once vintage and new.
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Filson Expands into Watches

The debut collection, made in partnership with Detroit-based watchmaker Shinola, includes two case designs and 25 styles.

Meet Up Mondays: Hickey Freeman

This week Hickey Freeman is launching one of this year's most significant menswear collections designed by New York City-based designer David Hart.
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Prospekt Supply Expands Lifestyle Offerings for Spring

Best known for its streamlined windbreaker, Prospekt Supply is introducing a matte version and tailored casual bottoms this season.
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Meet Up Mondays: Glass House Shirtmakers

Chicago-based Glass House Shirtmakers is taking sustainably produced menswear in a refined direction.
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SlimTECH’s Wallet Is the Ultimate Pocket Accessory

SlimTECH’s design not only feels sensible but also eliminates unwanted bulk from leather stretched out over time by users.

Get A Better Grip This Winter with Upstate Stock

Made with traditionally resilient ragg wool that is washed and dried before being worked on, Upstate Stock's gloves are as perfectly constructed and they are handsome.
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Meet Up Mondays: Daniel Caudill of Shinola

Creative director Daniel Caudill is instrumental in engineering Shinola's brilliant branding and product line.

Top Instagrammers’ Stylish Ideas for the Holidays

Here, eight stylish ideas for the holidays from our favorite style icons in the making on Instagram.

Dainese Launches The 36060 Capsule Collection

36060, named after the zipcode of the brand’s birthplace in Molvena, is the first in the company’s 40-year history to cross over into lifestyle territory.

Meet Up Mondays: Waltzing Matilda

Mike Balitsaris’s handcrafted leather sandals, bags and accessories are some of the most original-looking accessories on the market imbued with memory.
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Eight Leather Jackets to Get Right Now

Not only is the leather jacket the one layer that fills the gap between heavy outerwear and a light blazer, it never goes out of style.
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Lands’ End, The Manual To Host 12 Hours of #Together

In the spirit of sharing good stuff this holiday, The Manual is teaming up with Lands’ End this Cyber Monday (Dec. 1) to co-host 12 Hours of #Together.

Persol Launches The New Icons Collection

Persol. You might not know the Italian luxury eyewear brand’s name by heart, but you’d certainly recognize its styles.
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Meet Up Mondays: Club Monaco’s Aaron Levine

Aaron Levine joined Club Monaco in 2011 and engineered one of the smartest, if not impressive, turnarounds in the traditionally challenging men’s space.
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Mountain Style Goes Modern with Ninox

Launched in October, Ninox offers softshell layers, a puffer, and a hoodie made from some of the world's most advanced and environmentally sound fabrics.

Michael Bastian Releases the MB Chronowing Smartwatch

The MB Chronowing, engineered by Hewlett-Packard, combines beautiful design and total modernity without the superfluous digital bells and whistles.

The Lodge Opens in the East Village

Good news for fans of The Lodge: the most-excellent retailer of made in America men’s accessories has opened its first doors in New York City’s East Village.
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Meet Up Mondays: Carlos Campos

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Woolrich Opens First US Flagship in NYC

Fans can finally access the full contemporary and designer collections of Woolrich John Rich & Bros and Woolrich Woolen Mills stateside.
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Meet Up Mondays: Freenote Cloth

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Product of Bob Scales: Shirts for Life

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Porsche Launches “The Sound of Porsche” Pop-Up in Manhattan

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Gents Makes Baseball Caps To Go With Your Killer Wardrobe

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Letter J is Making West Chelsea Style Officially A Thing

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Meet Up Mondays: Alexander Olch

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Meet Up Mondays: Mark McNairy

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Samsung Introduces The Headphones You Have Been Waiting For

Birchbox Opens Its First Store in Manhattan

Birchbox opens its first store in Manhattan offering men a great group of grooming products to discover.
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Meet Up Mondays: The M. Singer Experience

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Meet Up Mondays: Frank & Oak

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Bolivares: Brand of the Americas

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Meet Up Mondays: Thom Sweeney

Essential Man: Gift-Giving Made Easy

Founded by Jason Landver, Essential Man is making online browsing more friendly for men.
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Meet Up Mondays: Brooklyn Tailors

Brooklyn Tailors is one of the most original voices to come out of New York’s contemporary scene, with its suits worn by Elijah Wood and Aziz Ansari.

General Knot & Co.: The Choice of Necktie Connoisseurs

Meet Up Mondays: Todd Snyder

In the race to be the next great American designer, few have been more closely watched by retailers and editors than Todd Snyder.

Simply Good: Noble Denim

Noble Denim doesn't just make great denim; it's a force of good, forging partnerships with small craft businesses across the US.