Q: What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?
My watch, the first pair of men’s shoes I ever made, and my Rick Owens leather jacket.
Q: Please describe your style in three words.
Keep it simple.
Q: What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?
Wearing the wrong size.
Q: Do you believe in role models?
Q: What are your favourite fabrics?
Leather, python, and suede.
Q: Which city has the best-dressed men?
I like the way Japanese men dress… they take risks.
Q: Would you say that you are conservative or bold?
Q: What are the rules, if any, in the way you dress?
Keep it simple. I like basics with nice details. To me, it’s all about the details.
Q: Celebrities and style…
Don’t always go together.
Q: One garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?
Q: A man should always look…
Smart and stylish.
Q: Who taught you what you know about style?
My grandparents were very stylish and always put together. I think that they have influenced me a lot.
Q: How do you select your clothing every morning?
Depends on how I feel and which shoes I will wear.
Q: What is your biggest regret?
Q: The three essential things a man should know about style are…
How to groom and accessorize, how to best stand out while being understated and elegant (don’t try too hard).
Q: Do you have any shopping rituals?
I am a huge online shopper.
Q: We will never see you wearing…
Q: The most stylish person you have ever seen…
Q: What is the first thing you notice on a man?
Q: The one image that defined your approach to style…
A lot of things influence my style… my great-grandfather’s shop and factory, architecture, New York City, street style, etc.
Q: Which new designers do you follow and why?
I think London has quite a few cool, new, up and coming designers such as James Long, Christopher Raeburn, J.W. Anderson, etc.
Q: The only article of clothing that a man needs to pay close attention to is…
His shoes and bags.
Q: Is comfort an enemy of style?
No, you can make comfort look chic.
Q: The best words of advice you have ever heard?
Stay true to yourself and your designs.