What’s your style?
It’s not like I spend hours in front of the mirror going, “Oh, is this going to work? Blah blah blah.” It’s just what makes me feel comfortable, and it comes off like a practiced look, but it’s not.
How long have you been in the U.S.?
I grew up in South London, East London, West London. I have been in New York since 2000, and I haven’t looked back. I live in Prospect Heights, and it is peaceful, quiet, cheap, and nice. I love it.
Tell me about this outfit.
My wife made the hat. It’s a line called Cora, and it’s going to be debuting in January, so this hat is actually a sample. The coat is from a French vintage shop down on Brick Lane in London, and the scarf my missus brought back from India. I have on Helmut Lang trousers, I believe, and Nike trainers from Clientele, which is a premier sneaker shop.
Are you one of those sneaker fanatics?
No, no, no, no, no, no, no. If I like something, it might not be hip to someone else.
Do you have a favorite designer?
Helmut Lang’s my favorite. He understood the man’s form, you know? When you have it on, you just know that you smell of class.
Is that who influences your styling?
No. My major influence is my wife, because she is very passionate about what she does.
Your anniversary is coming up. Where are you going to go?
La Esquina, I guess. It’s a place I said I’d never go to, but each time I’ve been there, it’s really good.