Enchong Dee hailed as top "Street Dapper King" for 2013

IMAGE Noel Pabalete for Garage Magazine

Enchong Dee reveals his fashion must-haves: “Siguro, I’m really really comfortable with jeans, plain shirt or plain long sleeves and then something na special when it comes to footwear.”

VIEW GALLERY: All hail the Street Dapper Kings of 2013!


Fashion-savvy celebrities and guests attended the 5th anniversary of Garage magazine last Thursday, August 29, at the Republiq Superclub in Resorts World, Pasay City.

They rocked the party with their unique interpretations of Punk Rock. The party was hosted by Joyce Pring with beats by DJ Mars Miranda.

For its anniversary issue, the magazine released the annual list of best-dressed guys in the country, called the “Street Dapper Kings.”

Celebs who previously topped the list are Diether Ocampo, Dingdong Dantes, and Sam Milby.

Garage editor-in-chief Rey Ilagan briefly explained the magazine's criteria in choosing which personalities to include in its top list: “The main criteria for us, really, is that, those men who can showcase their personal style.

“And those people whose style are appreciated by a lot of people.

“And on this year’s list kasi, we felt that, they have different genres on how they dressed din.

“So, we always mix it up every year.”

Topping this year’s list of best dressed men is Kapamilya star Enchong Dee. The Muling Buksan Ang Puso actor made the cover of the magazine for the third time.

Enchong proudly said, “Masaya ako kasi this is not just a cover for the entire year.

“It’s their 5th anniversary special so I’m really, really happy that I was able to be part of their magazine for three times na.

“So, now parang I really really feel special and Garage, feeling ko talaga I’m part of their family.”

Enchong Dee’s changing style choices made him lead this year’s best-dressed list. Rey Ilagan believes that the Kapamilya actor definitely defines what best-dressed is, especially for his generation.

Rey explained, “We’ve seen Enchong… personally I’ve seen Enchong grow up.

“Not just in all physically, but also style-wise.

“He has grown very much.

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“Even from our last year, he was our cover last year, like October.

“And then from this year, a lot of things changed as well and we believe he‘s the new generation of best-dressed.”

Also included on this year’s list of best-dressed guys are Kean Cipriano, Frank Magalona, Jigs Mayuga, Bang Pineda, Nix Pernia and Robby Mananquil.

Streed Dapper Kings of 2013 (L-R) Bang Pineda, Enchong Dee and Jigs Mayuga with Garage Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Rey Ilagan. Photo by Noel Pabalete.

VIEW GALLERY: All hail the Street Dapper Kings of 2013!

FASHION AND COMFORT. Enchong Dee says he's open-minded about his fashion choices. The Kapamilya star thinks this is one of the reasons he is included in the magazine's best-dressed list.

Enchong shared, “Hindi ako maarte sa pagdadamit, kahit ano yung ipasuot nila sa akin.

“I have a very open mind when it comes to dressing up, especially when it comes to dressing up specially when it’s a fashion spread, if it’s for fashion.”

However, Enchong still thinks that people should consider clothes for comfort, without sacrificing their own style.

The Muling Buksan Ang Puso star said, “Comfort before fashion for me.

“But of course, there are times that you have to adjust that and fashion before comfort.”

Enchong added, “Siguro, I’m really really comfortable with jeans, plain shirt or plain long sleeves and then something na special when it comes to footwear.”

Rey Ilagan agrees with Enchong, “Like I always say naman, everybody has style.

“… I mean, wear na lang whatever works for your body type, whatever works for you.

“What you feel most comfortable in, and also, buy the magazine.”


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