There’s never an outfit we don’t like on Ken Lim. Whether it’s a classic black tie suit, or an easy-breezy weekend button-down, the founder of cult beauty emporium Kens Apothecary has a way of transforming gentlemen essentials into his very own style. An astute eye for finishing touches and a preppy outlook make his bespoke wardrobe stand out among his contemporaries, and it doesn’t hurt for a little boyish charm, to make his image all the more endearing. He treads where most men tiptoe around, adapting colourful, quirky checks and sharp suits into his regular looks. Take a leaf out of Ken’s bookish modern taste, in this evolution that dates back to 2013.
Tatler Ball, October 2013
In 2013, Ken was bestowed the Entrepreneur Par Excellence award for bringing to Malaysia modern cult beauty brands like Dr Sebagh, Annick Goutal, Laura Mercier and Dr Brandt, among some. He wore a classic black tie outfit, but added a very European touch by way of a gentleman's cane accessory.
Most gracious hosts feature story, January 2014
Hosting glitzy parties is second nature in Ken's line of work. This also means having the ability to put together an ensemble for when the formal occasion calls for it, which Ken aces. The secret is the bow tie...