Easy Elegance: What Edwin Pun Loves About Salvatore Ferragamo's Latest Collection
There’s an easy elegance to the way Edwin Pun carries himself. He’s always impeccably dressed, no matter the time of day or where he’s headed. As a director at Keyestone Properties overseeing the design and creative aspects of its commercial and residential projects around the region, he is constantly on the go—and still has time to attend some of the city’s most exclusive events.
What’s your go-to outfit if you are in a rush in the morning?
I’m constantly on the go, and to be honest, my routine is never the same. I usually have a few go-to pieces which are easy to layer and adaptable to different occasions—simple pieces work best, such as a well-cut pleat-front trouser, a crisp shirt in a white poplin or light blue linen, a pair of white sneakers and a a pair of chunky sole derby shoes.
As the Director of Keyestone, you may be going to meetings, site visits—what does your typical work look like?
Comfort is key when you are always on the move. I travel a lot, so easy separates with a tailoring slant carry me through. I try to balance a lightweight charcoal grey suit with more relaxed pieces such as a navy t-shirt or a textured shirt. When I shop, I pay close attention to functionality—internal pockets on jackets or coats are essential.
Can you tell us what you wore for the Salvatore Ferragamo shoot? What did you like about your look?
I’ve always had a soft spot for a trench coat (photographed below). For this coat particularly, I think the weight of the material makes the coat drape very nicely, and the leather details stitched through the coat give it structure. It’s an easy-to-layer item which can be dressed up or down.
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If you have to be out from day to night, what’s a look that can take you from a day at work to an evening cocktail event?
For me, nothing beats the timeless quality of a well-tailored dark navy suit to take me from day to night! Another thing I find important is a good fragrance! The fragrance you wear can say a great deal about who your style and the mood you’re in. We choose the right outfit for the occasion, there’s no reason our fragrance be selected with anything less than the same diligence.
What’s an item in your wardrobe that you always go back to?
The white t-shirt is something that I continually go back to- there’s nothing more classic than a crisp white t-shirt and it’s an integral part of my daily uniform—either clean with the sleeves rolled up or maybe with a detail like a pocket with a tailored trouser—it’s definitely a piece of clothing that has an iconic timeless quality to it and makes me most comfortable wearing.
How would you describe your personal style?
I’d like to think that I have an eclectic style. awhile I am not the most articulate in describing my personal style, I do love to mix structured and more formal pieces with some elevated sportswear. It’s definitely all about balance—quality is key—I favour simplicity and well-made pieces over seasonal fads.
What’s a look that makes you feel the most confident?
Again, for me, comfort is key—whether you’re wearing shorts and a linen shirt on the beach or a tux for a special celebration—the key to confidence is definitely how comfortable you feel in your clothes.
Any styling tricks or tips for dressing on the go?
I would say light layers are very useful—an unlined jacket, a lightweight cashmere knit, a white T-shirt all pack down neatly but are easy to layer during short or long haul flights as well as throughout the day.
Any words to live by when it comes to fashion?
Never underestimate the importance of fit—whether for a trouser, a jacket, or a t-shirt—it’s really worthwhile to tailor pieces to proportions that work for you. It means that they will fit perfectly and will definitely last longer in your wardrobe.
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- Photography Jensen Hoi
- Hair WENDY LEE @WENDY'S WORKSHOP
- Styling MIRA UTTAMCHANDANI
- Location STOCKTON