We at Slamxhype are huge fans of menswear premium boutique Surrender, located in Singapore. We have seen Surrender grow from offering some of the most well known brands in street wear in their early days, to currently housing some of the highest quality, most eclectic brands in today’s contemporary menswear from sneakers to suits. In this edition of “5 Mins With…” we had the pleasure of catching up with co-founder of Surrender, Earn Chen, to see what he has been up to these days.

SLAMXHYPE / What is your current location?

Earn Chen / Singapore

SLAMXHYPE / What are you reading?

Earn Chen / The Bible

SLAMXHYPE / What are you listening to?

Earn Chen / Girls (the band)

SLAMXHYPE / Favourite artist?

Earn Chen / I have quite a lot to name. But I don’t buy commercial art. What’s important to me are art given or sold to me by my friends. It means a lot more to me and they tell a better story.

SLAMXHYPE / Favourite movie?

Earn Chen / My choice of 2011 will be Drive.

SLAMXHYPE / I am influenced by…

Earn Chen / Life

SLAMXHYPE / Do your parents understand what your job is?

Earn Chen / They just know I’m a rag trader.

SLAMXHYPE / I spent last night…

Earn Chen / at home

SLAMXHYPE / What do you eat for breakfast?

Earn Chen / my favorite local breakfast will be fried noodles with spam and egg

SLAMXHYPE / Favourite thing to do in your city?

Earn Chen / Have a cup of coffee at the local coffee shop

SLAMXHYPE / What is something people might not know about you?

Earn Chen / I’m actually quite humorous

SLAMXHYPE / What are you working on this week?

Earn Chen / I’m working on the renewal of the store, our website and upcoming stores. Nothing gives me more pleasure than working with my team and witnessing the progress. Leisurely, I’m working on the restoration of my 1965 Mercedes Benz 230 SL Pagoda.

Many thanks to Earn Chen