The League of Gentlemen

  • “JOYCE invited four influential menswear designers to share their insights into their personal styles, daily loves and artistic tastes.”

    NEIL BARRETT


    1. What is your ultimate wardrobe staple?

    Ponyskin ‘vans’ like trainers from the S/S2013 collection. So comfy, rich and they make me taller, yet look flat!

    2. How do you add a personal touch to your outfit?

    Wearing the same colour on the upper torso, be it t-shirt, sweater, t-shirt and jacket etc… contrast colour for trousers or jeans.

    3. What's your grooming necessity?

    Czech & Speake manicure set, practical and well designed.

    4. What is on your bedside table?

    A candle from Cire Trudon ‘ABD EL KADER’.

    5. What is your current bedtime reading?

    “Minimalisms” (Themes & Movements) by James Meyer.

    6. What is the latest song/ album that you've downloaded?

    ‘The way we live’ Deniz Kurtel & the Marcy All Stars.

    7. Which art piece are you hoping to buy?

    Last work acquired was Matthew Stone’s and he will also be the next work!

    8. How do you keep fit?

    My trainer wakes me up at 7.20am three times a week.

    CAMPBELL CAREY OF HAYWARD


    1.What is your ultimate wardrobe staple?

    Fine Knit Cashmere and Silk crew neck.

    2. How do you add a personal touch to your outfit?

    Coloured laces to old shoes, bright socks, pocket squares to accessorize with ties.

    3. What's your grooming necessity?

    Czech and Speake No 88 as the scent lasts all day.

    4. What is your current bedtime reading?

    “Racing through the dark” by David Millar.

    5. What is the latest song/ album that you've downloaded?

    Chilly Gonzales Solo Piano.

    6. How do you keep fit?

    Cycling copious amounts.

    ADRIEN SAUVAGE OF A. SAUVAGE


    1. What is your ultimate wardrobe staple?

    Mainly double breasted, from leather biker jackets during the day to mohair suits for evening.

    2. How do you add a personal touch to your outfit?

    Invest in classic tailoring pieces – they’ll last you a lifetime. Once you’ve established these basics, keep to classic shapes and fit but update your wardrobe with cloth, colour and by introducing seasonal prints. Basics such as shirting and jersey should be updated seasonally to keep your style looking sharp and fresh.

    3. What's your grooming necessity?

    I’m a fan of the products from D.R. Harris & Co Ltd just off Piccadilly. The store’s very traditional and the products are distinctly masculine with glass bottles and clean packaging.

    4. What is your current bedtime reading?

    Andy Warhol’s Exposure – a guide to art and fame.

    5. What is the latest song / album that you've downloaded?

    A$AP Rocky, Long. Live. ASAP.

    6. Which art piece are you hoping to buy?

    Anything by Lucio Fontana.

    7. How do you keep fit?

    Dancing with the wolves and rising early with the birds.

    JUUN J


    1. What is your ultimate wardrobe staple?

    White Blazer, white Bermuda shorts and neon color pouch.

    2. How do you add a personal touch to your outfit?

    My wardrobe is full of monotone clothes, but this spring and summer, I have come to love an all white look. However, monotone look can easily look laguid so it I would give accents such as a vivid colored pouch or a pair of sneakers.

    3.What's your grooming necessity?

    I shave everyday and I think clean and beautiful skin is the first step in fashion. All products from Royal Shaving help achieve a smooth close shave. Also, aroma oils from Czech&Speake helps me sleep better. I especially love Cuba and Citrus paradisi.

    4. What is on your bedside table?

    I have a cactus with a beautifully modern shape and a scented candle. I love candles from Maison des Bougies.

    5. What is the latest song/ album that you've downloaded?

    Naked Remix - Nu&Joke (Felix Otto)

    6. Which art piece are you hoping to buy?

    All artwork by Robert Knoke who drew my portrait.

    7. How do you keep fit?

    I think diet is the most important factor in keeping fit. I try to drink a lot of water and eat in small portions, that is the best for your health.


    Interview by Lucienne Leung-Davies