One vent or two?
Two vents always really it’s a mod hang up
The first thing I look at in another Sartorialist?s outfit (Jacket Shoulder, overall fit, shoes)
If I had to say, I tend to look to see if they have hand stitched button holes, (bit snobby though)
I skimp when buying
I don’t skimp on anything
I splurge when buying
(see above) consistency is a good thing and I think you should have good taste in everything doesn’t have to be expensive necessarily though just good
I always break this fashion rule.
If it is a rule Black Patent shoes in the day I like the glamour and the clean obsidian look of them
I never break this fashion rule.
Bottom button done up on a jacket (or coat) I shout abuse at the T.V. when I see that
Must have item for Fall 2005
Puppy tooth jacket especially black trousers or even primary red if one is being daring
Duncan Quinn of course -! If I had to say another one it would be Douglas hayward London
So many I used to like Brian ferry and David Bowie but now I don’t try to emulate
Most cherished item
Silver handled umbrella
Favorite item of clothing
My three piece Bespoke Dinner suit – I am getting a white cashmere waistcoat made up at the moment (the cloth is Loro Piana) I am really looking forward to seeing it finished
Favorite ?fashiony? movie
Godfather although I don’t know if it’s “fashiony” like Bladerunner for example
Worlds wildest police chases on TV I love the commentary from Sheriff John Brunnel? ‘This chase ended up with a broken van and a broken man!’ and so on.
Describe your personal style
I am very influenced by the mod aesthetic which is very clean and almost boring but I also like a bit of glamour and I also like very classic clothes so bit of a mix there I don’t like to pin myself down to a look that’s quite boring and a bit closed minded I think.
You feel best wearing?
A good suit, calf length socks, good shoes a White silk Bespoke shirt a simple solid tie (probably gun metal) Cufflinks, 1920s Omega watch and a nicely starched white linen Handkerchief.
Personal Style quirk
I have at least 12 plain white shirts all the same when the cuff wears out even slightly I give them to my Girlfriend
Most overrated item in menswear
Most underrated item in menswear
Cravat or Ascot
Most stylish city
Never caught wearing?
Ozwald boateng suit
When I was high school I wore?
Being English, I wore a uniform – I wore a blazer which wasn’t compulsory, I think I was the only person in a school of a thousand that wore a blazer. I got head butted on my first day because of it but I continued to wear it for three years. I thought it made me look really smart.
Shine your own shoes?
when I have time, I do a better job
Favorite fashion magazine?
Favorite other magazine?
I always dress my best for?.?
My Bespoke appointments.
My Job is really hands on and I can be on my hands and knees doing a window display or flying around literally or metaphorically so it’s not always practical to wear a three piece suit with all the trimmings at work which is a shame but I still think I look rather presentable anyway what I am wearing in the picture is typical. but when I am purely customer focused I like to amp it up a bit.