My Style: Peter Cardona

Portrait of Peter Cardona

Photo: Courtesy of Peter Cardona

Please describe your style in three words.

Practical, suitable, tailored.

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

Not being yourself.

Do you believe in role models?

No.

What are your favourite fabrics?

Denim, velvet, and cashmere.

Are there any style combinations that you object to?

Overstatement and oddity.

Which city has the best-dressed men?

London.

Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

Conservative in my private life, bold when it comes to my work.

What are the rules in the way you dress?

Coloured socks are my passé-partout, hats and ties complete my style.

Celebrities and style...

Do not always come to an agreement.

Name one garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?

My denim shirts.

A man should always look like…

Himself.

Who taught you what you know about style?

My mistakes.

How do you select your clothing every morning?

It depends on my day and schedule.

What is your biggest regret?

That I have never lived in New York City.

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

These questions: what, why, with whom.

Do you have any shopping rituals?

Not really.

We will never see you wearing...

A fur.

The most stylish person you have ever seen...

Nick Wooster.

What is the first thing you notice on a man?

His confidence.

Which new designers do you follow and why?

Lardini. It manages to be traditional and yet innovative at the same time.

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

His blazer.

What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

Vests.

Is comfort an enemy of style?

Sometimes, yes.

Which designer never fails to impress you?

Stefano Pilati.

The best words of advice you have ever heard?

Be yourself.

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