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									                                                                                         Today SaTurday ocTober 8, 2011      T2                                                                                                      Today SaTurday ocTober 8, 2011        T3

         STyle                                                                                                                                                   STyle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Turtleneck (S$1,190) by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Alexander McQueen from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    club 21 Men; sweater
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (S$1,760) by Alexander
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           McQueen from club 21 Men;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pants (S$99.90), h&M; watch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (S$499), by Nixon from     StockiStS
                                                                                                                                                                               ZHAnG WeiFAnG                                                                               billabong; wrist tie (S$260) by   Billabong #B1-25/26 Raffles City Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             JVDF from Surrender.     Brooks Brothers #01-37B Raffles City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             club 21b #01-07 Forum The Shopping Mall
                                                                                                                                                         Don’T believe everything you hear about                                                                                                             club 21 Men #01-09 Four Seasons Hotel
                                                                                                                                                         a certain Mr Dai Yang Tian: There was                                                                                                               Dolce & Gabbana #02-11 Ion Orchard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Front Row #02-09 Raffles Hotel Arcade
                                                                                                                                                         nary a trace of that supposed aloofness                                                                                                             H&M 1 Grange Road, Orchard Building
                                                                                                                                                         or haughtiness during our shoot and                                                                                                                 Lanvin #01-19 Hilton Hotel
                                                                                                                                                         interview. in fact, he was rather cheery.                                                                                                           Surrender #02-31 Raffles Hotel Arcade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             t M Lewin #01-22 Raffles City Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                         no, he is not dating his The Quarters’ co-
                                                                                                                                                         star Zhou Ying (he’s actually single); and,                                                                                                         on tHe coveR
                                                                                                                                                         despite turning up dapper and photo-                                                                                                                Cardigan (S$1,790), Lanvin; shirt (S$340) by Thom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Browne from Surrender; bow tie (S$89), T M Lewin;
                                                                                                                                                         ready at events when required, he’s no                                                                                                              hat (S$360), Dolce & Gabbana; ring (S$150) by
                                                                                                                                                         clotheshorse or Mr vain.                                                                                                                            PITCH from Front Row.
                                                                                                                                                              in fact, DYT, as he is affectionately
                                                                                                                                                         known, isn’t at all what you’d expect.
                                                                                                                                                              The 26-year-old Shanghainese recently
                                                                                                                                                         attended the opening of the first Louis                                                                                                                                             Sweater (S$330),
                                                                                                                                                         vuitton Maison in South-east asia at                                                                                                                                                   by Acne from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                club21b; shirt
                                                                                                                                                         Marina bay Sands nicely decked out in a                                                                                                                                             (S$430), by Dries
                                                                                                                                                         Louis vuitton mandarin orange-coloured                                                                                                                                               Van Noten from
                                                                                                                                                         jacket and velvety brown pants he chose                                                                                                                                                club 21 Men;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              bow tie (S$119),
                                                                                                                                                         himself. “(The people at Louis vuitton)                                                                                                                                             brooks brothers;
                                                                                                                                                         initially sent me a black suit that was                                                                                                                                               watch (S$539),
                                                                                                                                                         pretty formal-looking. at my age, i feel that                                                                                                                                         by Nixon from
                                                                                                                                                         i should wear something younger,” he said
                                                                                                                                                         in crisp Mandarin.
                                                                                                                                                              a few days later, the actor — who
                                                                                                                                                         considers David beckham, aaron Kwok
                                                                                                                                                         and edison chen his style heroes —
                                                                                                                                                         showed up at our shoot dressed way
                                                                                                                                                         down in a navy blue nylon jacket with
                                                                                                                                                         white sleeves, bright orange track pants
                                                                                                                                                         and clean white sneakers from adidas,
                                                                                                                                                         hair tucked under a black cap he recently
                                                                                                                                                         purchased from china.
                                                                                                                                                              “i’m wearing this today because i’m
                                                                                                                                                         heading to the gym later. This is not my
                                                                                                                                                         normal get-up,” he explained. “i usually
                                                                                                                                                         wear jeans and the colour (of those jeans)
                                                                                                                                                         depends on how i feel that day. What i            face. When i first asked a stewardess
                                                                                                                                                         wear represents my image so it can’t be           friend, who was heading to Zurich, to buy      What is your favourite item in your
                                                                                                                                                         too ‘ugly’ — it should be clean and neat.”        it on my behalf in 2008, it cost around        wardrobe?                                          three hours ... Still, the staff were very nice
                                                                                                                                                              We were curious about how the                €3,000 (S$5,200). after i purchased this       a blue D&G jacket my friend bought me.             and brought some snacks and water for
                                                                                                                                                         actor — who left three weeks ago to               model, they stopped manufacturing it —         in this day and age, if a friend is willing to     me to munch on while waiting.
                                                                                                                                                         spend the next 100 days in Malaysia               so its value has risen quite a bit since. i    buy something pricey for you, that means
                                                                                                                                                         filming the Mediacorp drama, The                  will never sell my panerai, or anything i      she really treasures your friendship, and          How did your best friend’s
                                                                                                                                       WhaT iS DYT’S     Quarters — thinks his style has changed in        collect. unless, perhaps, if am about to die   that’s of utmost importance to me.                 wedding go?
                                                                                                                                     MoST TReaSuReD      the three years he’s been in Singapore.           and need a large sum of money.                                                                    it was horrific — like heading into a
                                                                                                                                  poSSeSSion? WhY DoeS        “it has changed quite a bit. When i just                                                    What from your wardrobe do you                     battle. he got married a day after i arrived
                                                                                                                                                         got here, my style was pretty immature.           Are you eyeing a new watch at the              wear to death?                                     in Shanghai. The rehearsals started at
                                                                                                                                    he neveR WaSh hiS    i might even have worn something with             moment?                                        jeans. i don’t wash my jeans.You can never         8am and when night fell, we discussed
                                                                                                                                   jeanS? anD WhY on     pandas printed on it. Seriously,” said the        Yes, another panerai. it is, unfortunately,    wash your jeans.You have to use a powder           the “snatching” of the bride. The next
                                                                                                                                   eaRTh DiD he DoWn     1.83m-tall looker. “The most important            sold out at the moment.                        to “wash” it. after you wear that pair 10          morning, we woke up at 5.30am and the
                                                                                                                                     a cup oF WaSabi?    thing is how you feel about yourself. i’ve                                                       or 20 times, it will conform to your body          “snatching” lasted from 10am all the
                                                                                                                                                         grown a lot these past few years. acting          What’s your favourite colour?                  shape. after that, it is truly yours.              way till 3pm. i almost died. after that,
                                                                                                                                  The caLDecoTT STuD     and reading have also helped me mature.”          i am a very simple person. i lean towards                                                         we had to pay our respects to the bride
                                                                                                                                      SpiLLS The DeeTS        and how does he feel about himself           black and white ... i wore a brighter          What was the last item you bought?                 and groom’s parents, head back to the
                                                                                                                                                         in the gentlemen’s threads we’ve picked           coloured outfit during the Louis vuitton       it was a full black suit from ermenegildo          wedding venue for another full-dress
                                                                                                                                                         out? “Good!” he laughed, picking the              grand opening. i don’t wear these striking     Zegna. My best friend was getting married          rehearsal, and then they got married.
                                                                                                                                                         cover look of a Lanvin cardigan and a bow         colours on a day-to-day basis, so for          in Shanghai and i was one of the best men.         everyone really drank themselves silly
                                                                                                                                                         tie as his choice look.                           formal events i like trying out those          it cost about S$3,000 to S$4,000. every            — the chinese drink a lot. i didn’t drink,
                                                                                                                                                              hey, that’s our favourite look, too!         colours to get a feel of something i am        man needs a good suit in his wardrobe.             though, because my friends know that
                                                                                                                                                                                                           not quite used to.                             The perfect suit will last you a good four         my tolerance for alcohol is low — but
  Shirt (S$590), Lanvin;                                                                                                                                 Are you a collector of anything?                                                                 to five years, i feel that it’s very worth it.     guess what they made me do? i had to
  vest (S$670), Dolce &                                                                                                                                  Dai Yang tian: i have four watches:               Does shopping rank high on your                                                                   finish a litre of coca cola and another
  Gabbana; jacket and
  trousers (S$4,750) by                                                                                                                                  panerai, iWc Shaffhausen, patek philippe          priority list?                                 But you hate staying in a shop for                 litre of Sprite in one breath. after that,
  Thom Browne from                                                                                                                                       and vacheron constantin. The panerai is           i don’t really shop. For example, if i want    more than 20 minutes. How long did                 i had to down a cup of wasabi, butter
  Surrender; bow tie (S$119),                                                                                                                            my favourite of the lot. it’s the most basic      to head to G-Star to buy something, i’ll be    it take to get measured up for a suit?             cream and fruits all at once. now that
  brooks brothers.
                                                                                                                                                         design, in black and white, with a round          out within 20 minutes.                         i almost died. i was at the store at least         was a nasty experience.
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