My Style: Akmal Shaukat

Akmal-Shaukat

Photo: Dennison Bertram — Courtesy of Akmal Shaukat

What are your favourite fabrics?

Not fabrics, I prefer skin.

Please describe your style in three words.

Contemporary, unusual, and daring.

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

Not paying attention to footwear.

Do you believe in role models?

No.

Are there any style combinations that you object to?

Sportswear should not be deemed as casual wear.

Which city has the best-dressed men?

Moscow.

Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

Bold.

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

Any metal accessories are always in gold.

Celebrities and style...

Celebrities are styled by fashion experts.

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

A gold watch.

A man should always look like...

A man.

Who taught you what you know about style?

Myself.

How do you select your clothing every morning?

Depending on the weather.

What is your biggest regret?

Never regret, life is a lesson.

The three essential things a man should know about style are...

Shoes, accessories, and presentation.

Do you have any shopping rituals?

I buy clothes that suit me.

We will never see you wearing...

Socks with loafers or sandals.

The most stylish person you have ever seen...

Lapo Elkann.

What is the first thing you notice on a man?

His shoes.

The one image that defined your approach to style...

James Bond.

Which new designers do you follow and why?

Although they are not new, I admire Viktor & Rolf for their humour, creativity, and touch of fantasy.

The only article of clothing that a man needs to pay close attention to is...

A blazer.

What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

My Dior Homme overcoat and my Burberry Mac.

Is comfort an enemy of style?

Yes.

Which designer never fails to impress you?

Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy.

Who would you like to see next in œMy Style€?

Lapo Elkann.

The best words of advice you have ever heard?

Never give up.

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