Man at His Best

The August 2016 Issue

The August 2016 Issue featuring Matt Damon, James Rodriguez, Jegathesan Manikavasagam and some young Muay Thai fighters.

BY editors | Jul 25, 2016 | Film & TV

The August 2016 Issue

Matt Damon

Nice guys do come out on top. 

When hell becomes home sweet home
For some of us, a stable job and an idyllic life the suburb simply isn’t enough.

New Orleans: in it but not of it
Prepare to be charmed by the least American city in the US.

Young blood
Amongst the rural poor, young Thais fight for a better life—by joining illegal Muay Thai matches.

Be a better biker—the art of bicycle maintenance—build or buy?—training tips—basics of aerial—high-flying moves—dos and donts of barre.

Our Man of Note this issue features Michael Wong Swee Lin’s role in pivotal moments of Malaysian history, selected movie poster works of graphic artist Saul Bass, the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro, wireless headphones, a documentary on war photographer Jason P Howe, Carly Chaikin of Mr Robot, how chewing made our faces flat and our jaws weak, your schlong, Russell Norman cooks us a nice cheesy pasta dish, the Hennessy Paradis, seeing big pictures at Obscura Festival, the Dior Homme army, Nick Wooster's grooming tips, Hamilton brings black back, a Jaguar SUV, travelling through Dubrovnik and a thousand words on our culture. 

Sleep walking in the rift

You can defy gravity without actually defying gravity.

Barber shop blues
Tattooed barbers, denimwear and one fantastic moustache.


The new era
Hublot’s new manufacture reveals a few secrets to their highly-guarded process.

Back to the future
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso celebrates its 85th anniversary.

The finest hours
Bulgari’s watch game is so strong, industrial strength rope is needed to hold down its style game.

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