My Style: Simeon Farrar

  • December 27th, 2011  | 
  • Posted in My Style

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Photo: courtesy of Simeon Farrar

Q: Please describe your style in three words.

Handmade, artistic, cowboy (as in slapdash, not Clint Eastwood).

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

Falling over.

Q: Do you believe in role models?

Of course, but it’s tough to find any nowadays.

Q: What are your favourite fabrics?

I love printing on silks as they take our wash process really well.

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

People wearing Ramones t-shirts when they’ve clearly never listened to them.

Q: Which city has the best-dressed men?

Tokyo.

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

Somewhere in the middle (how boring).

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

Keep the essentials covered and warm if necessary.

Q: Celebrities and style…

…is a subject we are way too obsessed with, and for that reason, I’m out.

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

I can easily have enough of both.

Q: A man should always look like…

He’s in control of his fashion vehicle.

Q: Who taught you what you know about style?

You can’t teach that kind of stuff.

Q: How do you select your clothing every morning?

It’s normally pretty dark, so it’s mainly based on feel and touch.

Q: Your biggest regret is…

That’s a secret.

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

Be comfortable; be yourself, and stop thinking so much about your damn style.

Q: Do you have any shopping rituals?

You need to do something a lot to develop rituals.

Q: We will never see you wearing…

Espadrilles.

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

A beard, and if he’s carrying a gun. (Not really.)

Q: Which new designers do you follow and why?

There’s a new t-shirt label about to come out called Black Score. It’s going to be big, I think. www.blackscore.co.uk

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

His pocket square.

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

Well, beside my Simeon Farrar t-shirts, I’d say a pair of Johnbull jeans. And my Sam Ubhi Lion belt.

Q: Is comfort an enemy of style?

Is that the tagline for Ugg boots? Not if you’re doing it right.

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

My dentist just told me to always drink Coke with a straw, which is good because she never said stop drinking Coke. I’m going to test it out with red wine.

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