My Style: Vadim Galaganov

Portrait of Vadim Galaganov of GQ Russia

Portrait: Courtesy of Vadim Galaganov

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

Blindly following fashion.

Please describe your style in three words.

Effortless, classic, and chic.

What are your favourite fabrics?

Cashmere.

Are there any style combinations that you object to?

Wearing fakes and synthetic materials.

Which city has the best-dressed men?

Florence.

Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

I am somewhere in between.

What are the rules in the way you dress?

I try to look effortless; less is more.

Celebrities and style...

Big money doesn't always mean great style.

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

Watches and hats.

A man should always look like...

A man.

Who taught you what you know about style?

God. That's God's gift.

How do you select your clothing every morning?

According to my mood.

What is your biggest regret?

That I am not an actor.

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

How to wear a proper-fitting suit and good shoes, and having a healthy, beautiful smile.

Do you have any shopping rituals?

I start with having a glass of champagne, but I try to not overdo it.

We will never see you wearing...

A skirt.

The most stylish person you have ever seen...

David Gandy and Tom Ford.

What is the first thing you notice on a man?

His shoes.

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

Everything from The Great Gatsby.

Which new designers do you follow and why?

I think I am rather conservative to respond to this question. I would say that I trust experienced ones.

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

His jeans.

What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

My collection of sunglasses.

Is comfort an enemy of style?

No, if you know how to wear it.

Which fashion house never fails to impress you?

Gucci.

Who would you like to recommend for My Style?

David Gandy.

The best words of advice you have ever heard?

Je m'en fiche de ce que vous pensez de moi. Je ne pense pas du tout a vous. (I don't care what you think about me. I don't think about you at all).

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