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June 6, 2014 5:46 pm
Graham Steele, 31, is senior director at contemporary art gallery White Cube. His career began at Sotheby’s in 2002 and in 2005 he moved to White Cube, where he opened its first international space in Hong Kong.
Jacket by Burberry Prorsum
Growing up in the States, whenever I heard the name Burberry images of my grandfather’s old checked trenchcoat would immediately spring to mind. Today, the menswear embodies everything I like about fashion. I like [this jacket] because it’s part Austrian mountaineer and part grandpa in just the right way.
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Shirt by Pye
I split so much time between London and Hong Kong that it’s fun to compare the different styles of tailoring in each city. This Chinese shirt label uses amazing cottons and is a nice reminder of my life between both cities.
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Jeans by Fabric
These are by one of my favourite Japanese brands. I bought them in Venice Beach. I love the idea of buying jeans in Los Angeles where denim is its own religion.
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Shoes (and belt) by Prada
I was expecting the last Venice Biennale to be sunny so rather optimistically, brought a pair of Prada suede shoes. Of course it rained the entire time, so I bought three pairs of these, which remind me of Venetian boat shoes.
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Watch by Junghans
This one is a gift from a dear friend. It’s a Bauhaus design by the late product designer and artist Max Bill. Five days after being given it, I scratched it all over while climbing Machu Picchu. But I would never change it.
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Glasses by Lunor
I have a long monogamous relationship with small square-shaped lenses in tortoiseshell. When you have a boss like Jay [Jopling], who wears such distinctive eyewear, there’s a tendency to emulate him. He once told me I looked like a late-night poker player who decided to show up for work!
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