My Style: Stephen Webster

Stephen-Webster

Photo: Courtesy of Stephen Webster

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

My favourite item of clothing has to be a Vivienne Westwood coat given to me by my good friend Mick Jones of the Clash, who said, “Stephen, I think it will look better on you than me". I wear it every winter and people always comment.

Please describe your style in three words.

Rock star without a portfolio.

Which city has the best-dressed men?

London.

Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

Bold.

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

I’ve been in GQ’s Top 50 Best-Dressed Men list for the last two years. The comments from the anonymous panel have referenced the obvious, such as Keith Richards and even Russell Brand’s dad. To put the record straight, my wardrobe draws inspiration from the Artful Dodger.

Who taught you what you know about style?

I have always, always spent all my money on clothes! You can ask my brother. Even from when I had my first paper round, all I ever wanted to do was save up enough to go to London to get a new outfit!

How do you select your clothing every morning?

I don’t leave the house without my oversized Thomas Wylde man bag which is covered in metallic skulls and crosses and creates havoc at every airport security point. There is something inside of me that enjoys the series of events and consultations that this sparks and the disappointment that is evident when the staff sees that it has only got skulls and crosses on it.

What is your biggest regret?

At the time I’m sure I thought I looked great, but now looking back, it would have to be the red mohair jumper I teamed with black PVC trousers!

Do you have any shopping rituals?

Mount Street. On this one street I bought my gun; I get my hair cut; I bought my luggage and buy most of my wife’s presents. As well as this, I can always get fish and chips from Scott’s.

We will never see you wearing...

A tiara!

The most stylish person you have ever seen...

Prince Charles.

What is the first thing you notice on a man?

His hairline.

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

The Artful Dodger.

Which new designers do you follow and why?

Tomasz Donocik because he has really redefined jewellery as a man’s accessory.

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

His overcoat.

What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

My overcoat.

Is comfort an enemy of style?

Some of my most stylish things are also my most comfortable.

Which fashion house never fails to impress you?

Christian Dior.

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

Mat Collishaw.

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