Whether you spend National Day glued to the television watching the parade or escape the country for the long weekend, deep down, we are all secret patriots. Think about the time that you bragged to your friends from out of town about how powerful the Singapore passports are. Or how we go on and on about our food scene, and the fact that we can take long walks in the middle of the night without the fear of being robbed. Why? Cos Singapore.
During your weaker moments, you might feel the need to comment on yet another breakdown of our transport system (but have you seen what other countries have to deal with?). Other times, you catch yourself engaging in a heated debate with your cab driver about the state of our politicians (again, have you seen what other countries have to deal with?). But, at the end of the day, we have a deep love for these sunny shores.
So, in the spirit of National Day, here are some suggestions on how to wear your love for Singapore on your sleeves, quite literally. No, this is not an article on how to pull off a red-polo-and-white-trousers combo; if you're not a member of parliament or planning to play golf on National Day, these are not valid options.
Rather, we take clues from some of the best-dressed folks attending the recently concluded men's fashion week. From sharply tailored red suits with white shirts and all-white outfits balanced with red accessories, to printed shirts in both red and white (our personal favourite) scroll through the gallery above for some Singapore birthday style inspiration.