My Style: Anders Sølvsten Thomsen

Anders Thomsen

Photo: Jeff Hahn — Courtesy of Anders Sølvsten Thomsen

Please describe your style in three words.

Graphic, bright, and personal.

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

Overthinking an outfit. It will always show.

Do you believe in role models?

Yes, I believe we need role models in today’s society. However when it comes to clothing and getting dressed, I prefer a unique style over a celebrity role model style.

What are your favourite fabrics?

Jacquard, denim, tech fabrics.

Are there any style combinations that you object to?

Not really. It’s all about the person who wears it. If they can pull it off, it works.

Which city has the best-dressed men?

London for sure.

Do you have any shopping rituals?

If I start sweating with adrenaline it means I really need it.

Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

I'm quite bold in my way of dressing. I love prints, patterns, and colours.

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

I don’t like to clash prints or colours too much and I will never wear an unbuttoned shirt.

Celebrities and style...

Might be the death of good style. Some do it well, but others…

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

Shoes.

A man should always look like...

Well-groomed and with it.

Who taught you what you know about style?

Self-taught I would say, but my grandma always used to make my clothes as a child, so I guess I got a lot from her.

How do you select your clothing every morning?

Really depends on how well I slept.

What is your biggest regret?

Not buying more from Prada when they used to do sample sales.

We will never see you wearing...

A V-neck jumper or t-shirt.

The most stylish person you have ever seen...

Madonna — I hope I will be able to wear a leotard at fifty-four.

What is the first thing you notice on a man?

His shoes (and then eyes).

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

I would never be able to answer this. It changes like the weather.

Which new designers do you follow and why?

Qasimi Homme, amazing at mixing streets style influences with tailoring. Louise Amstrup, her work is very graphic and displays great use of patterns and shapes.

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

His shoes.

What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

Comme des Garçons transparent raincoat and any of my Prada shoes.

Is comfort an enemy of style?

Not at all. As long as it’s not the only style you do.

Which designer never fails to impress you?

Prada, Qasimi Homme, and Raf Simons.

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

Susanne Madsen — she becomes alive at night.

The best words of advice you have ever heard?

Don’t eat after seven at night.

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