My Style: Mark McNairy

  • September 12th, 2011  | 
  • Posted in My Style

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Photo: Courtesy of Mark McNairy

Q: Which designer never fails to impress you?

Ralph Lauren used to—he changed the world—but now I think I have to take it to the next level.

Q: Please describe your style in three words.

Post-modern traditional.

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

Bad shoes.

Q: Do you believe in role models?

Not a carbon-copy role model, but yes, taking the good aspects of different role models and making them your own.

Q: What are your favourite fabrics?

A nice crispy, dry piece of khaki twill and a beefy 2-ply Oxford cloth.

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

A brown belt with black shoes and vice versa.

Q: Which city has the best-dressed men?

New York, of course. New York has the best of everything.

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

Both.

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

The only rules are never, ever will I wear flip-flops or Birkenstocks.

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

White Hanes undershirts.

Q: A man should always look like…

A man.

Q: How do you select your clothing every morning?

Go through the pile of shit on my bedroom floor.

Q: Your biggest regret is…

I have none. Live and learn.

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

I have no idea. Either you got it or you don’t.

Q: Do you have any shopping rituals?

Nope.

Q: The most stylish person you have ever seen…

Jeepers, I don’t know.

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

Horrible to say, but I judge people by the show they are wearing.

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

There ain’t one.

Q: Which new designers do you follow/admire and why?


Nobody. I am a self-absorbed asshole.

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

The one that kills it all.

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

Two white shirts that have the footprints of my kids, Daisy and Ryder, on them from when they were born.

Q: Is comfort an enemy of style?

Comfort is essential to style.

Q: Who taught you what you know about style?

Everybody I have ever laid eyes on. Some for what to do, some for what not to do.

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


Anybody other than myself.

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

Shut up.

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