Q: What is your biggest regret?
MC Hammer pants. Yes, I owned several when I was ten. Just terrible.
Q: Please describe your style in three words.
Seventies dad style.
Q: What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?
Trying to dress like somebody else.
Q: Do you believe in role models?
Q: What are your favourite fabrics?
Oxford, mesh, canvas.
Q: Are there any style combinations that you object to?
Leather on leather.
Q: Which city has the best-dressed men?
I’d say NYC.
Q: Would you say that you are conservative or bold?
Probably more on the conservative side.
Q: What are the rules, if any, in the way you dress?
Q: Celebrities and style…
Went hand in hand in 60’s and 70’s, now, not so much.
Q: One garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?
A plain T-shirt.
Q: A man should always look like…
He is NOT trying too hard.
Q: Who taught you what you know about style?
Trial and error, sadly. Many really bad purchases in my lifetime.
Q: How do you select your clothing every morning?
Sadly, by what’s cleanest and nearest my reach. It’s hot in LA right now, so jeans and a t-shirt. Since I do own a store, I like to wear clothes that I am actually selling. I think people like to see clothes they are considering purchasing in actual use.
Q: Do you have any shopping rituals?
No, but I do have my set of stores that I go to and check on a regular basis.
Q: We will never see you wearing…
Q: The most stylish person you have ever seen…
My uncle Jerry who sadly passed away when I was young. He was so ahead of his time. I have a picture from 1981 where he is in a tux and some running shoes, holding a cig. So awesome. NOTE: I do not condone smoking.
Q: What is the first thing you notice on a man?
Q: The one image that defined your approach to style…
That pic of my uncle in the tux.
Q: Which new designers do you follow and why?
I like brands that make timeless stuff and throw in some subtle twists here and there. Our Legacy, Aether, RTH, Dana Lee, Velour, Margaret Howell (she’s not necessarily new though).
Q: The only article of clothing that a man needs to pay close attention to is…
Pay attention to it all.
Q: What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?
My grandfather’s 50th birthday t-shirt that my uncle designed in 1982, A.P.C. jeans, Band of Outsiders suits.
Q: Is comfort an enemy of style?
Q: Which designer never fails to impress you?
Q: Who would you like to see next in “My Style”?
René Holguin of RTH.
Q: The best words of advice you have ever heard?
“Enjoy what you are doing.” — Jack Cooper, my grandfather.