SINGAPORE – Like many menswear designers in Singapore, 26-year-old Xie Qian Qian sees the Singaporean combo of T-shirt and shorts as her biggest obstacle to getting men here to dress better.

“Many of my customers are afraid to try new styles and new designs. The struggle is how to get them to try something different other than T-shirts and shorts,” said Ms Xie, who is the founder of ready-to-wear menswear label Graye, in an interview over the phone.

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