Q: The one image that defined your approach to style…
An image of gladiators or knights wearing armour.
Q: Please describe your style in three words.
Urban, shaped, and luxurious.
Q: Do you believe in role models?
Yes, when it comes to the personality and charisma of a person.
Q: What are your favourite fabrics?
Leather (dipped lamb), Scottish wool tartan, and cotton poplin.
Q: Are there any style combinations that you object to?
No, it is just a question of balance and quality of fabrics.
Q: Which city has the best-dressed men?
London and Milan.
Q: Would you say that you are conservative or bold?
I would say that I have a modern view of conservative clothing!
Q: What are the rules, if any, in the way you dress?
Playing with traditional garments in order to create a new and modern silhouette.
Q: Celebrities and style…
Are not always synonymous!
Q: One garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?
Q: A man should always look like…
Q: Who taught you what you know about style?
My mum and my two dear grandmothers.
Q: How do you select your clothing every morning?
Depending on my daily mood, my appointments and of course the weather — it really changes in Paris!
Q: What is your biggest regret?
Not being more insouciant when I was younger… but I have no regrets!
Q: The three essential things a man should know about style are…
The choice of shoes, fabrics, and color combinations.
Q: Do you have any shopping rituals?
I can shop all day long!
Q: We will never see you wearing…
Q: The most stylish person you have ever seen…
James Dean… but unfortunately never met him.
Q: What is the first thing you notice on a man?
His hands and his shoes.
Q: Which new designers do you follow and why?
Mary Katrantzou and Samuel Accoceberry.
Q: The only article of clothing that a man needs to pay close attention to is…
Q: What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?
My python jacket.
Q: Is comfort an enemy of style?
Not at all.
Q: Which designer never fails to impress you?
Q: Who would you like to see next in “My Style”?
Q: The best words of advice you have ever heard?
Live your dreams rather than dream your life.