My Style: Peter Gray

Portrait of hair stylist Peter Gray

Photo: Courtesy of Peter Gray

What is your biggest regret?

Getting into a street fight wearing a lace shirt — God bless the 80’s.

Please describe your style in three words.

Function, function, function.

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

Wearing anything a size too small.

Do you believe in role models?

Only dead ones!

What are your favourite fabrics?

Cotton and cashmere.

Are there any style combinations that you object to?

Matching socks and underwear.

Which city has the best-dressed men?

Lagos.

Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

Boldly conservative.

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

Never judge a book by its cover.

Celebrities and style...

Rarely go together.

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

Money clips: different ones for different currencies.

A man should always look like...

He’s just had sex!

Who taught you what you know about style?

Salvador Dali.

How do you select your clothing every morning?

In the dark.

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

Know where to buy a great suit from. Style has nothing to do with fashion. What you can actually wash when the label says dry clean only.

Do you have any shopping rituals?

Avoid until absolutely necessary and if it works, buy multiples.

We will never see you wearing...

A lace shirt to a street fight… again!

The most stylish person you have ever seen...

Daniel Day Lewis.

What is the first thing you notice on a man?

His woman.

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

Steve McQueen — Bullitt poster.

Which new designers do you follow and why?

Kiki de Montparnasse. Need I say more?

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

His birthday suit.

What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

Anything clean!

Is comfort an enemy of style?

No! Style is the enemy of comfort.

Which designer never fails to impress you?

Undercover.

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

Keanan Duffty.

The best words of advice you have ever heard?

Don’t drink from the mainstream!

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