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Johnny Li, Founder & Chief Marketing Officer

Johnny Li, started the brand Dappertude; short for Dappertude Attitude to be that bridge to help guide the average man onto the dapper path, with its affordable luxury accessories but the brand itself has evolved into something more than just that, it has become a lifestyle and merely a community through its vast collaborations and The Dappertude seminars.

His interest in sartorial fashion began while working in Hong Kong and he wanted to bring that style to Australia as he noticed the men of Australia needed to take it up a notch compared to Asia and the world. He works fulltime in digital marketing and loves his loafers, especially tassel loafers.

Joe Cheng, Head Photographer & Head of PR

Joe Cheng is a Lifestyle photographer from Sydney, Australia.
Everyone sees the world a little differently, and he loves how he can share his perspective using photography.
Joe’s story telling is relaxed and preference for simple, minimalistic views has helped tell the world that Dappertude is a place for gentlemen of the highest class and distinction.
When he’s not working for some of the biggest fashion influencers and brands, Joe takes time to travel to gather new inspiration.

Jackie Nguyen, Fashion Editor

Jackie Nguyen is our Fashion Content Editor and has impeccable attention to detail. She holds a double Degree in Textile and Design alongside with Business and Commerce, Major in Marketing.

Jackie believes that in fashion it all begins with the textiles, which essentially shapes the forms and design of any clothing or accessory. At Dappertude we will equip you with the right tools and knowledge to guide you on your Dapper journey.

This lifestyle starts from within. Eat well, travel often and express yourself through threads.

Tom Chang, Wine Specialist 

Tom Chang is our wine specialist, he is immensely passionate about wine and the rich culture and history surrounding it. He has been part of the wine game for the past 9 years, operating three premium vineyards in the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley and Clare Valley as well as creating numerous range of award-winning wines. He holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in marketing, a Master of International Business and Law, which has aided in propelling his business growths; while at the same time, he is currently completing his MBA.  Outside of his professional life, Tom has an extensive list of interest and hobbies, including but not limited to; Fashion, travel, motorsports, skiing, cooking and of course wine.

Dave Vu, Food Editor

Dave Vu is our food editor. Dave became a household name in 2017 as a contestant in Series 8 of My Kitchen Rules – Australia.
David showed great talent, skill and love of his Vietnamese culture and heritage ending up as Semi Finalists and finishing 3rd overall in the cooking competition.
David has appeared as a guest reporter on popular Australian travel show Sydney Weekender and also as a guest on Channel 7’s The Morning Show
A love of food, eating and cooking has led to a unrelenting persistence to achieve his dream of cooking on the number 1 show in Australia, My Kitchen Rules. Dave now has a Vietnamese Restaurant called Phomo in Barangaroo Sydney, and continues to blog about food and fashion. He is also still hands on with food and recently had a sold out cooking series ‘Little Vietnam’