If you don’t already know, I’m a Malaysia-born Chinese who can read, write and speak fluently in Chinese Mandarin.
Here’s another thing you most likely don’t know about me: I’m half Chinese and half Thai. That explains why I don’t look Chinese in the eyes of many Chinese. (I get “Malay”, “Indonesian” and “Filipino” a lot, even “Mexican” once!) But despite my oriental bloodline, I consider myself a “banana.” (Yellow on the outside, white inside.)
Me and my family celebrate Chinese New Year every year just like many other Chinese in the world. This cheongsam in the picture was bought 2 years ago from a local boutique called “Chinatown Classic“. I wore it once and I haven’t gotten a chance to wear it again until this year. I guess it’d be interesting to show you how cheongsam looks like in real life and how you can style a cheongsam, given that it’s kind of difficult to find real-life pictures of men in cheongsam on the Internet. (Most of them are either product photos or wedding pictures.) You don’t normally get to see them on street style blogs too.
Instead of the traditional pants and leather shoes, I paired my red cheongsam with white Uniqlo jeans (love this similar one by Officine Generale here) and my favourite white Common Projects to make a minimal yet strong visual contrast of Red/White combo. (As you can see, I’m still very much in love with white, haha!) I’d bring along my Louis Vuitton Orsay murse if I’m carrying many stuff. (More murse here.)
I’m also wearing prescription Rayban Chris Velvet and I love this frame!