My Style: Carlos Huber

  • August 21st, 2012  | 
  • Posted in My Style

Carlos Huber

Photo: Ilan Rabchinskey — Courtesy of Carlos Huber

Q: What are the rules, if any, in the way you dress?

Dress with ‘handsome’ in mind and dress for the occasion/weather/crowd.

Q: Please describe your style in three words.

Simple and classic, but evolving.

Q: What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?

Forgetting what actually ‘looks good’ on you and following trends blindly.

Q: Do you believe in role models?

Of course, for inspiration and ideas.

Q: What are your favourite fabrics?

Cotton pique, cotton t-shirts, cotton oxford shirts. Cotton!

Q: Are there any style combinations that you object to?

No life-or-death objections, but I’m not a fan of flip flops with any kind of long pants.

Q: Which city has the best-dressed men?

London for sure; best combination of classic/conservative and edgy/hip.

Q: Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

Conservative because I’m very practical and don’t tend to overthink it. I love color though, so I usually have something bright on, which I guess is bolder.

Q: Celebrities and style…

Are both about charisma. Style is not always about clothes. But charisma is always part of style.

Q: One garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?

Bright colored pants.

Q: A man should always look…

His best.

Q: Who taught you what you know about style?

My father, my brother, and my designer friends.

Q: How do you select your clothing every morning?

The first thing is to choose which pants I want to wear. Everything else comes after.

Q: What is your biggest regret?

With clothes? By all means, no regrets.

Q: The three essential things a man should know about style are…

There’s a saying in Spanish that says men should look ‘strong, unaffected, and formal.’

Q: Do you have any shopping rituals?

Not really. My favorite things to shop for are shoes and perfume.

Q: We will never see you wearing…

Chunky flip flops.

Q: The most stylish person you have ever seen…

I have a very short term memory for that unfortunately.

Q: What is the first thing you notice on a man?

The hairstyle.

Q: The one image that defined your approach to style…

Alain Delon in “The Leopard.” I think the men’s styling in that movie is incredible.

Q: Which new designers do you follow and why?

Alexandre Mattiusi, YMC and Burkman Brothers. I like how fresh and masculine they all feel.

Q: The only article of clothing that a man needs to pay close attention to is…

There’s not only one; but a well fitted shirt is super important. Ever see those guys with the balloony shirts that blow up in the back?

Q: What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

My shoes.

Q: Is comfort an enemy of style?

No; especially not for men. We are not the ones in high heels or corsets.

Q: Which designer never fails to impress you?

I’m always impressed by the Thom Browne runway shows.

Q: Who would you like to see next in “My Style”?

The women behind A’maree’s of Newport Beach. Their ethos behind style and fashion is enlightening.

Q: The best words of advice you have ever heard?

“Be the best version of yourself.”

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