A lightweight jacket.
Over ten, possibly 20 if you include shirt jackets and the odd kimono.
I tend to layer my clothes. I’m also one of those people that leaves the house with too much on but feel I need to be prepared for any weather condition, even if it’s a light wind on a warm day.
I just think you can never have enough light jackets. As I said, I like to layer!
I like to see myself wearing my clothes more than other people wearing them. I’m a bit of a collector, or hoarder (depends how you see it). I started young and it comes with my job: working with clothes for film and TV. I do like my classics – bombers, macs, work coats – and especially so if they have been made with a twist. I’ve always loved finding unusually constructed items from a charity shop or a weird shop out in the middle of nowhere. Clothes are always the first impression that you will get of person (or a character). I like my clothes to say who I am, or perhaps who I am on a particular day.
I like a mix of old and new. I look at films, old photos and friends. I do look at fashion, but not directly at current fashion trends. I have a very broad mood board.
I tend to wear something until I get bored with it, and just before I go to throw it out, it’s suddenly the most important item in my wardrobe. This cycle is vicious.
I once thought I could dress like PICASSO. In his later years he wore the same thing constantly: chinos, or chino shorts and a BRETON shirt. My attempt lasted a week.
Not really. It all depends on what I’m doing that day; am I out and about, am I trying to look professional, is it hot, do I want people to see my feet, etcetera.
Depends on the situation and the venue.
I talk clothes all day, at work and home. I can’t escape it!
With jeans or trousers, I’ve reverted to wearing boxers. J.CREW boxers are my favourite. When I wear shorts (which I often do even through winter), I wear briefs, because you don’t want your mates to pop out unexpectedly. I’m talking from experience.
If you buy something that is second hand and made of natural fibre, make sure you bag it and put it in the freezer for a week. This kills any insect friends and helps reduce that dusty old man smell.