Q: What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?
Overdoing it. We all want to look great in our clothes, but there is no need to make a parody out of fashion.
Q: Please describe your style in three words.
Simple, classic, easy.
Q: Do you believe in role models?
Yes, it’s always beneficial to have someone you can get guidance from and trust their opinion.
Q: What are your favourite fabrics?
Soft cotton jersey, French terry, and the textured fabrics from Italian and Spanish mills that we work with.
Q: Are there any style combinations that you object to?
Dress shoes with shorts. There are probably a few men that can pull it off, but I’m a little more traditional in my tastes.
Q: Which city has the best-dressed men?
New York City. This place is a bottomless pit of inspiration for personal style.
Q: Would you say that you are conservative or bold?
Conservative — but in a good way.
Q: What are the rules, if any, in the way you dress?
Dark is better.
Q: One garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?
Good quality tees. It’s great to have the basic t-shirt to turn to. A good quality tee can be worn with so many things.
Q: A man should always look like…
He cares but doesn’t really try.
Q: Who taught you what you know about style?
Q: How do you select your clothing every morning?
Whatever is clean.
Q: What is your biggest regret?
My biggest regret but also my best decision… not finishing college.
Q: The three essential things a man should know about style are…
Fit, proportion, and color combinations.
Q: Do you have any shopping rituals?
I typically will start uptown with Barney’s, Bergdorf, and Saks, and work my way down to all the cool boutiques downtown.
Q: We will never see you wearing…
A golf shirt.
Q: The most stylish person you have ever seen…
Japanese buyers at the Capsule tradeshow — they can pull off incredibly complex ideas with ease.
Q: What is the first thing you notice on a man?
I don’t really notice anything on men.
Q: The one image that defined your approach to style…
Not sure I have one. I draw a lot from just observing things and people around me. Refer back to the New York City answer above.
Q: Which new designers do you follow and why?
Timo Weiland because his prints are dope.
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 Theory suits.
Q: Is comfort an enemy of style?
Absolutely not. You just have to nail the fit.
Q: Which designer never fails to impress you?
Q: Who would you like to see next in “My Style”?
The guys behind Base in Miami (Steven and Bruce).
Q: The best words of advice you have ever heard?
To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart.