Eugene Tong is the Market Editor of Details Magazine. Based in New York his insight into menswear is always intelligent and well thought through. We took 5 Minutes out of his busy day.

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Eugene Tong


New York

What’s 2010 going to be about for you?

Moving my career/life forward and continue my mission to be “grown”.

What are the worst trends in menswear today?

Dressing like a character, skorts, over embellished/embroidered everything.

Whats the best thing to come out of 2009 menswear trends?

Dressing up again. Its nice to finally see guys take pride in their appearance instead up taking pride in looking like they just rolled out of bed.

What’s the must have item for any man in 2010?

A well fitting suit or at least a well fitting blazer.

What’s your favourite thing about where you live?

The people.

What are you reading?

New York Times, too many blogs, and too many magazines.

What’s the next film you’ll watch?

Avatar, I think my girlfriend and I are the only people on the planet that haven’t seen it yet.

Your favourite store in your city?

A tie between Sunrise Market (Japanese Supermarket) and Whole Foods.

Whats the best thing to come out of Blog Culture?

The instant exchange of information.