Q: Which new designers do you follow and why?
I love what AMI is doing right now. It’s so simple and classic. I am also a huge fan of Montreal’s Naked & Famous denim. Best jeans in the world.
Q: Please describe your style in three words.
Classic meets quirky.
Q: What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?
Clothes that don’t fit properly.
Q: Do you believe in role models?
I absolutely do.
Q: What are your favourite fabrics?
Tweed, denim, waxed canvas.
Q: Are there any style combinations that you object to?
Misuse of the fedora.
Q: Which city has the best-dressed men?
I was pretty impressed by the standard of men’s style in Reykjavik.
Q: Would you say that you are conservative or bold?
Q: What are the rules, if any, in the way you dress?
I enjoy heritage and functionality in my clothes.
Q: Celebrities and style…
Just because someone is famous or successful, doesn’t mean they have good taste.
Q: One garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?
My Barbour Bedale jacket.
Q: A man should always look like…
He’s comfortable in his skin.
Q: Who taught you what you know about style?
My dad. My friend Emily. Movies.
Q: How do you select your clothing every morning?
I just put on whatever I feel like. Or dress for the occasion if I have a big meeting or event to attend.
Q: What is your biggest regret?
Fashion-wise? There was this beautiful sweater I didn’t buy in Chicago. I still think about it sometimes.
Q: The three essential things a man should know about style are…
Clothes should hug the body, not drape around it. Shoes are the most important part of any outfit. Colour is your friend.
Q: Do you have any shopping rituals?
Q: We will never see you wearing…
Q: The most stylish person you have ever seen…
That’s a tough one… so many men do style differently and well.
Q: What is the first thing you notice on a man?
Q: The one image that defined your approach to style…
I can’t say there was one in particular… but I’ve always loved the look of the movie Badlands.
Q: The only article of clothing that a man needs to pay close attention to is…
There isn’t just one! Shoes are important, but if you’re wearing a baggy blazer they really don’t matter much.
Q: What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?
My bespoke suit.
Q: Is comfort an enemy of style?
Sometimes, but men have it pretty easy in that regard.
Q: Which designer never fails to impress you?
Q: Who would you like to see next in “My Style”?
The boys from Naked & Famous!
Q: The best words of advice you have ever heard?
Anything is possible.