Any rules on summer footwear?
Day to day, I rely on my slip-on Vans. Black, white or checkerboard, they’re super easy and comfortable. Poolside, I’m more of a sliders man than struggling in flip flops. Formally, a comfortable soft suede loafer does the trick.
Where do you buy your denim?
I’m generally a fan of the Scandinavian denim brands and find their fit works with my body shape. At the moment I’m wearing NN07, Our Legacy and Frame. Though some of my longstanding best jeans are Acne and APC.
What is your footwear collection like?
Pretty sneaker heavy. All my footwear is at the bottom of my wardrobe and it’s getting out of control. I should probably be using this lockdown time to have a clear out. When new sneakers get released to market, there’s a hype around them and you feel this ‘gotta have ’em’ impulse to buy them. To be honest, I could probably count on one hand the footwear that I really rely on and wear the most.
Are you into jewellery?
I didn’t used to be. I was always more of a watch person and focused on that, with a couple of bracelets added in summer. But times have changed, styles have emerged and there are some great brands now doing bracelets, cuffs, chains and rings in cool ways. I’m still trying to find what works for me. Unfortunately, I don’t have the swag of Travis Scott to pull most of it off.
Finally, whose style do you admire?
I think anyone who looks like they are doing what works for them and having fun, with a sense of authority and direction. At the moment, I’m inspired by the way the likes of Junya Matano, Jerry Lorenzo, ASAP Rocky and Travis Scott all put outfits together. I think it pushes the culture forward in the same way I still admire the style of Steve McQueen, Alain Delon and Basquiat in their heydays. Who’s next? I don’t now, but I’m excited.