Bespoke suit by Charlie Casely-Hayford
I don’t need to wear suits to work all the time, but there are occasions when only a good suit will do. Charlie works out of a terrific shop in Shoreditch called Hostem – one of the best for menswear in London. I chose a luxurious silk-and-linen combination in a vivid black-and-white houndstooth check. You put it on and instantly feel better about yourself. hostem.co.uk
Polo neck by John Smedley
This is a superb British heritage brand. I’ve got lots of their polo necks; they’re mostly black and look great with a suit. This is more for my “architect from Milan” look. It’s a nice compromise between formal and informal; it’s smarter than a T-shirt but less uptight than a dress shirt.
Glasses by EB Meyrowitz
I bought these recently at their store in the Royal Arcade in London. I’ve worn glasses since I was a child. They’re a marmalade colour, and look both antique and new, which is a nice mood reference. These glasses look expensive, but they have a sort of understatement about them. I alternate between this pair and very severe black Japanese frames depending on my mood, but I feel quite mellow in these Meyrowitz ones.
Watch by Panerai
I have several watches, and my standard one is a Rolex Explorer, but I wear this one for special occasions. I put this on when I’m meeting Italian billionaires because they notice it. With the brown leather strap it’s quite unusual.
Belt by Slowear
I love this Italian clothing consortium and their belts are beautifully made. They are slightly quirky but ageless as well.
Shoes by Gucci
These are my first pair of Gucci loafers; I bought them last year for the 60th anniversary of Gucci’s horsebit loafer and I’ve purchased many more since. They look both smart and self-conscious but casual too. You can dress up or down in them and they look just as good.