My Style: Carlos Huber

Carlos Huber

Photo: Ilan Rabchinskey — Courtesy of Carlos Huber

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

Dress with ‘handsome’ in mind and dress for the occasion/weather/crowd.

Please describe your style in three words.

Simple and classic, but evolving.

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

Forgetting what actually ‘looks good’ on you and following trends blindly.

Do you believe in role models?

Of course, for inspiration and ideas.

What are your favourite fabrics?

Cotton pique, cotton t-shirts, cotton oxford shirts. Cotton!

Are there any style combinations that you object to?

No life-or-death objections, but I’m not a fan of flip flops with any kind of long pants.

Which city has the best-dressed men?

London for sure; best combination of classic/conservative and edgy/hip.

Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

Conservative because I’m very practical and don’t tend to overthink it. I love colour though, so I usually have something bright on, which I guess is bolder.

Celebrities and style...

Are both about charisma. Style is not always about clothes. But charisma is always part of style.

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

Bright coloured pants.

A man should always look...

His best.

Who taught you what you know about style?

My father, my brother, and my designer friends.

How do you select your clothing every morning?

The first thing is to choose which pants I want to wear. Everything else comes after.

What is your biggest regret?

With clothes? By all means, no regrets.

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

There’s a saying in Spanish that says men should look ‘strong, unaffected, and formal.’

Do you have any shopping rituals?

Not really. My favourite things to shop for are shoes and perfume.

We will never see you wearing...

Chunky flip flops.

The most stylish person you have ever seen...

I have a very short term memory for that unfortunately.

What is the first thing you notice on a man?

The hairstyle.

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

Alain Delon in The Leopard. I think the men’s styling in that movie is incredible.

Which new designers do you follow and why?

Alexandre Mattiusi, YMC, and Burkman Brothers. I like how fresh and masculine they all feel.

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

There’s not only one; but a well fitted shirt is super important. Ever see those guys with the balloony shirts that blow up in the back?

What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

My shoes.

Is comfort an enemy of style?

No; especially not for men. We are not the ones in high heels or corsets.

Which designer never fails to impress you?

I’m always impressed by the Thom Browne runway shows.

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

The women behind A’maree’s of Newport Beach. Their ethos behind style and fashion is enlightening.

The best words of advice you have ever heard?

Be the best version of yourself.

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