Eugene Tong Stylist

Taiwanese-born former fashion editor Eugene Tong was most recently the Style
Director of men’s magazine Details until its closure in November 2015. Currently, he is
living and working in New York City as a Independent Style/Fashion Consultant and
His current clients include Public School, John Elliott, Second/Layer, W Magazine,
Nike, Kith, and The Kooples.
A native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Tong attended Boston University and moved to
New York City in 2002 after graduation to search for a job. To occupy his time, he took
an internship at FHM magazine and was eventually hired as a freelance fashion
assistant. From there, he became the accessories market editor at the nowdefunct
Cargo magazine, and then jumped to Details, where he was promoted to style
director after five years at the publication.
Named the most stylish man in fashion by men’s lifestyle magazine Complex in 2013
and to Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed list in 2014, Tong – a self-confessed
shoe devotee – began mixing sneaker brands like Supreme and high-end labels like
Dries van Noten before the proliferation of ‘high low dressing’. Street style
photographers Tommy Ton and Scott Schuman regularly feature Tong on their blogs for
his sartorial rotation of accessible, easygoing streetwear essentials and luxury
investment pieces.