A simple, black T-shirt.
About 15. I buy them in batches of five, always the same brand. I live in a very small flat in central London, so wardrobe space is scarce. I have a one-in, one-out policy.
Durability. Most of my clothes are washed in hard water and dried in a dryer. It’s tough on them.
Oh, I definitely do not like to stand out. I’m an all-black, head-to-toe kinda guy. I have no problem with other people dressing like me, but it would be a pretty boring world if everyone did. I love the theatre of fashion… I just don’t want to perform in it. I prefer to dress like one of the ushers! However, I’d break my all-black rule for the burgundy-red ‘May The Bridges I Burn Light The Way’ sweatshirt from VETEMENTS. I love it. Does it come in black?
Fashion magazines are still my main source for inspiration. Television and film are also an influence. I’m inspired by character and personality — personal style — more so than individual items of clothing
Small is the best word to describe my closet. So, out of necessity, it’s reasonably organised. I worked in a department store for a short time while at university. I was taught how to properly fold a T-shirt, fast. I don’t own a washing machine, so all my clothes are laundered in a nearby launderette. The attendant who washes and folds my clothes is a star, but our methods differ greatly. It’s a little frustrating.
I can’t think of garment I used to dislike but now love. However, I spent my university years wearing checked shirts, blue jeans, and brown R.M.WILLIAMS boots. That’s a look I have no interest in reinstating. Phew.
When I was younger I would regularly change my look. I found myself through reinvention. Nowadays, I have little desire to mix it up or change my style. That said, I’m interested in wearing better quality clothes. I’d like my day-to-day wardrobe to be less disposable. I would like to develop my personal style that way.
My weekday and weekend looks are exactly the same. I would not — could not — work anywhere that required me to wear a suit or tie. Even for formal social occasions, I look for options other than a suit and tie. I’ve read many interviews with people saying how great they feel in a well-tailored suit… I’m happy for them, but it’s not for me.
My pick-up look is the same as my drop-off look. Really. But, I like to be prepared should a special occasion pop-up. I have dry-cleaned and pressed shirts and trousers — black, of course — hanging in my wardrobe for date nights.
Always hang your clothes on sturdy and/or appropriate hangers. And utilise space — shelving, hanging space (with a deep enough drop) and a shoe rack are especially important in small spaces. Oh…and never, ever hoard. If you don’t wear it, give it to charity, recycle it, or throw it away.