Tell us about yourself
I'm a creative by nature. Fashion interests developed by design. I've got a fetish for fashion magazines and I'm a strong believer in drinking coffee in the morning before you leave the house. I have a love for people, great food and fantastic appetite for fashion.
What, in your opinion are the top current trends for men's fashion?
Ooh, tough one, especially since I don't really believe or follow trends. Summer trench coats in cottons and linens in a nautical theme are a definite trend for guys this spring and summer. I believe color blocking in pastels or sorbet type colors is also in trend for dapper guys. The man bag is in, it must be big, bold, leather and studded - otherwise, keep on keeping on with your backpack. Personally, those are the only trends I'm interested in.
What should every man have in his wardrobe?
Three tailored suits (1 in Navy + 1 in Black + 1 in a light color). Suits are great to alternate between work and play and they are staples in any man's wardrobe. Men should always own a set of pocket squares. If you're going to buy expensive leather shoes, buy shoe-horses too so they can retain their shape. A crisp white shirt is a must, along with a great charcoal cardigan.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Wow. 10 years? Really? In South Africa, head of a magazine empire. I also see myself as the key opinion leader when it comes to menswear issues within South Africa.
What's your favourite item of clothing in your closet and why?
That's really not a fair question. I love everything in my wardrobe as it creates an aspect of my fashion persona. I must admit though, my Cerise Zulu Warrior Printed suit from 466/64Fashion is currently my favorite. It has been getting a huge buzz and I'm loving the attention.
What are you reading to at the moment?
I'm reading JG Ballard's Cocaine Nights - it's been forever since I bought the book. Now I'm finally reading it.
Who are your style icons and why?
Tom Ford - He is the beginning and the end of fashion for both womenswear and menswear. He's creativity transcends the ideals of just garments and he creates an entire lifestyle. An entire aspiration. Everything he touches turns to gold and I want some of that gold.
Do you have any tips or advice?
Tips or advice? Be you. There is no better version of yourself than the one you wear with a smile. Fashion is about having fun and style is understanding how you like to enjoy yourself with clothes. Stay well groomed and clean, nothing sexy about dirty people.