August Man A-Listers 2013: The Conclusion
Our top A-listers of 2013 have been announced. After months of relentless searching, the Gentleman’s Code Retreat at the Swissôtel Merchant Court, its various challenges and plenty of deliberation between the judges, the 2013 August Man A-Listers ended with a bang with our “Lucky 7” party on 6 September at Zouk.
With the glitz and glamour Las Vegas scene in mind, Our “Lucky 7” party included a gaming experience with roulette, blackjack and grand hazard, which saw guests, equipped with August dollars, play for the top performer of the evening. There was also a lucky draw with three special prizes courtesy of Lab Series, Martell VSOP and Club21 Online. The top prize was a Balenciaga bag in black leather, worth $1,490, won by reader Adrian Kong.
For the night's entertainment, we welcomed The Project Band as our guest performers for the evening. A live band from Singapore that plays genres like funk and soul, dance, rock and classic hits the band includes Grammy nominated artist, Duke Purisima. He’s played on the biggest stages in Singapore with Asia’s top Latin drummer from Cuba, Pablo Calzado. The other team members include British singers Sarah Yong and Sam Randall, as well as Dutchman Renze Elzinga on the keyboards and the sole Singaporean in the band Sean Rezel on rhythm guitar.
We partnered with Instaprinta on the #augustmanlucky7 tag on Instagram, so that readers could grab a copy of their Instagram photos at the end of the party. There were also plenty of drinks, as Martell and BarSmiths concocted three unique cocktails just for the evening. Also partnering us that evening was Naked Water, as well as Shu Uemura which set up a lip-refresh bar for the ladies, and kimrobinson which took care of all our grooming needs for the day.
But the main programme of the night was the announcement of our top 3 winners as well as the Viewer’s Choice Award, which was fiercely competed online. This year, sponsors Martell and Lab Series Skincare for Men presented two subsidiary awards: the Martell VSOP Man of Elegance prize which went to Jon Yongfook Cockle, and the Lab Series Skincare for Men Debonair award that went to Dominic Pan.
The winner of the Viewer’s Choice Award went to Fabio Paradiso, and the top three A-Listers of the year are Dominic Pan, Reza Behnam and Tom Child. The trio received a Concord C2 Chronograph timepiece courtesy of Pacific Time and Cortina Watch, and a Lab Series gift set as well as $1,000 in cash.
Be sure to check out more photos of the event in the October issue of August Man. And of course, a big thank you to all our partners and readers for all your support throughout this campaign!