The New Tom Ford Flagship Boutique At The Starhill Ups The Game For Menswear In The Region

Malaysia has just welcomed its first Tom Ford flagship boutique, which made its long-awaited debut at The Starhill, an icon for luxury shopping in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s shopping precinct for over two decades. The boutique is also the only place in all of Southeast Asia where one can shop and purchase Tom Ford’s range of menswear, womenswear, leather goods, accessories, underwear, eyewear, fragrances and event timepieces.

Tom Ford, who founded his eponymous brand in April 2005, is the unceasing creative fulcrum behind the audacious collections which bear his name. His fame quickly led to partnerships with the Marcolin Group for optical frames and sunglasses, as well as cooperation with Estee Lauder for the Tom Ford beauty brand.

Here at its Kuala Lumpur flagship, the 2,820 sq ft store, visitors will enter into the cutting-edge world of Tom Ford, where sleek interiors are augmented by chrome, mirrored finishes and an elegant palette of greys, deep brown, chrome and glass. This New York state of mind is no surprise considering that this boutique – much like the 100-plus freestanding and shop-in-shop Tom Ford locations worldwide – is a simulacrum of the very first flagship located at 845 Madison Avenue.

For the gentlemen who visit the boutique, its generous areas dedicated to menswear, sho es and accessories feels almost like entering a private lounge. One will be pleasantly surprised to find that prices are matched to European standards, with suits starting from RM13,970, and tuxedos (featuring the famous peaked lapels) starting at RM16,470. At its adjacent made-to-measure section, suits can begin for as little as 10 per cent more than off-the-rack selections depending on selected material. Naturally, these custom suits are only limited to your imagination and budget, with exquisite silks, velvet and textiles sourced from the world’s finest mills, aided by a trained tailoring team.

In a place like this, the future of brick-and-mortar is undeniably strong as you can try on the many looks so synonymous to that of Mr Tom Ford himself. For his Autumn/Winter 21 menswear collection, he suggests a celebratory night with: “extravagant silk jacquard evening jackets, worn with pale socks and unbuttoned silk shirts. Animal prints are a classic for me, and we have interpreted these in metallic-printed evening jackets.”

Tom Ford is located at G16, at the Ground Floor of The Starhill.

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