Meet Our Committee of the Most Distinguished Men in the Islands

By David Zivan | October 22, 2019 | People

It can be helpful, at the start of a great party, to make a few introductions. And while some of the gentlemen featured in this spread may already be known to you, please allow us a bit of formality. We’re at the beginning of something big.

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Kelly Sueda, Artist, fine art consultant and owner of Kelly Sueda Fine Art

This month, Modern Luxury, the owners of this magazine, launches mensbook.com. The first thing to do, we decided, was to get some conversations started with the men in Hawai‘i—the fellows who have a strong hand in making the islands such a vibrant, stylish and exciting place to live. Say hello to the dapper art connoisseur who does it all, from painting to curating works for his high-profile clients. Get familiar with a real estate guru who has helped his firm grow to one of the largest and most successful in Hawai‘i. Please meet the iconic designer whose clothing honors Hawaiian culture and whose business has evolved into a family affair. There’s also the media maven who shares local stories in front of—and behind—the camera. And, of course, the rising-star surfer making waves on the World Championship Tour for the World Surf League. In the coming months, you’ll be hearing a lot more about them—and from them. They have been tapped as inaugural members of The Committee, a council of gents across the country who will lend their knowledge to mensbook.com.

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Matt Beall, Owner, CEO and principal broker of Hawai‘i Life

Mensbook.com will be a curated resource, a go-to place for the finest products the luxury market has to offer. We’ll bring you the latest watches, wine and spirits. We’ll take the latest automobiles for a spin and try on the newest collections from top men’s designers. We’ll deliver gorgeous spaces designed to inspire your own home. Maybe even offer some gift-giving advice. Plus, much more. Please say hello. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Sig Zane, Designer and founder of Sig Zane Designs

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Ryan Kalei Tsuji, President and CEO of RKT Media

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Zeke Lau, Professional surfer



Photography by: SUEDA PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA SUEDA; BEALL PHOTO COURTESY OF HAWAI’I LIFE; lau photo by adam jung, shot ON LOCATION AT THE IBM BUILDING, WARD VILLAGE;
ZANE PHOTO COURTESY OF SIG ZANE DESIGNS; TSUJI PHOTO COURTESY OF RKT MEDIA