Esquire celebrates what it means to be a man in the 21st century. Through strong storytelling, ground-breaking photography and a touch of irreverence, Esquire has become a junction where the intellectually curious and the socially aware meet. Since it was founded in 1933, Esquire has been known for pushing the boundaries, with literary giants such as Ernest Hemingway, F.Scott Fitzgerald and Norman Mailer finding their voice with the magazine.
With over 20 editions globally, Esquire welcomes the newest addition to the family: Esquire Malaysia.
We're excited about putting Esquire into the palm of your hand. We've lined up a host of distinguished local contributors and have many ambitious ideas lined up, and we believe you will find Esquire Malaysia a thought-provoking experience. We're also passionate about sharing the unique culture of Esquire to Malaysian men through exclusive events and interactive online content, so watch out for announcements through our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
SAM COLEMAN, Editor-in-Chief
A wandering troubadour of English language media, Sam has been an international editor across continents and countries, delving into lifestyle publications such as Expatriate Lifestyle and indie weeklies like Amsterdam Weekly or Budapest Week, as well as titles like Time Out KL and countless projects he'd appreciate not being reminded of. His high point (also his low) was interviewing porn star Ron Jeremy in a limousine - along with a live goat. Don't ask.
EUGENE PHUA, Deputy Editor
You wouldn’t want to have a pint with him, but Eugene is perfectly fine with that, because he’s a lightweight anyway. Eugene ignited his journalism career in high school, nurtured it in university and established it in Malaysia. He enjoys making magazines, interviewing people and reading comic books.
LEONG WONG, Fashion Editor
Leong has constantly looked for that elusive and perfect spot to roost, which has resulted in him going around the block a few times and rarely staying put in one place for too long. A constant cynic but forever an optimist, he's been a keen sartorialist from the day he was able to differentiate between pants and skirts.
JON CHEW, Associate Editor
Jon has been writing for the past seven years, with his work published in newspapers and magazines like The Star, FHM and The Blurb (Australia). He is also a stage performer, acting in theatre plays like Cock and Birdy. He's fond of the avian species. His favourite word is "ragamuffin".
REBECCA CHEW, Art Director
Rebecca would rather talk about music and books than describe her occupation. If pressed, she would say she's a graphic designer who worked with Off The Edge magazine before landing in Esquire. She has also written music reviews and short stories, both of which require short bios. Obviously, as this shows, she isn't very good at writing in the third person.
JASON LIM, Writer
Esquire’s newest full-time staffer deserves a French Legionnaire tri-kiss. Seduced from our sister pub Harper’s Bazaar, Jason’s hobby is all fashion and brand-related stuff. Look out for his styling and sartorial musings.