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Saudi-born Abdullah Al-Turki, 34, is a London-based contemporary art collector and co-founder of Saudi arts initiative 21,39 Jeddah Arts. He also sits on Tate’s Middle East north African acquisition committee.


Jeans by Acne

I only buy my jeans from Acne. You can never go wrong with jeans. You can wear them during the day and the night, so if I’m going to a meeting or an art fair they work – then you can dress them up at night. I usually go for black or denim jeans. I used to dress a lot more colourfully when I was younger, in green and yellow or red and blue, which I don’t like wearing any more.


Shirt by Acne

Acne shirts look personalised because they have the “A” initial on them, which just so happens to be my initial. This is a plain white button-down shirt. It’s cotton, very light and perfect for summer. I tend to buy the same style of shirt from them each season. Sometimes I get shirts made but they are never perfect, so I would always prefer to go to my favourite brands – it’s easier, especially if you can get your initials on it as well.

Jacket by Bottega Veneta

This jacket is from the current collection. It goes well with white and navy, which are the colours I tend to wear. I definitely invest in high-quality jackets and overcoats. I used to shop in London at the weekend and try so many different things in the stores but now Mr Porter has changed my life. I can try clothes on at home and if they don’t fit, I can send someone to exchange them.


Watch by Patek Philippe

My watch is understated and very simple; I don’t like big watches or anything with diamonds. There are a lot of scuffs and scratches on it, which are a result of hiking in the Grand Canyon and then on to a crater in Flagstaff, Arizona. That trip is one of the most memorable things I’ve done in my life.


Shoes from Yves Saint Laurent

At the beginning of the week it’s more about trousers, a suit or jacket and smart shoes. These boots are from the Yves Saint Laurent days when Stefano Pilati was the creative director. I think Saint Laurent started the relationship between art and fashion when he adopted art for his main collections.


Photograph: Charlie Bibby

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