46, French. General Manager at Berluti Middle East
What’s your favourite wardrobe item?
Definitely shoes! Especially a pair of moccasins; they combine comfort and style all in one.
How would you describe your style?
Casual yet chic with a hint of classic.
What does your style say about you?
Generally, I am a very laid-back person, yet I have a passion for the finer things and this is reflected in my personal style. I believe that everyone should stay true to themselves, especially in the way they dress. This is not to say that I don’t follow the latest trends, but when I do, I choose pieces that accurately reflect my age and style.
What style advice can you give our readers?
Be comfortable in what you wear. I find that with every age, your style and taste differs, so it is important to be comfortable in what you are wearing. From working for one of the most renowned men’s luxury brands, I have also found that investing in timeless classical items is essential as they will last year after year in your closet.
What is the best style advice you’ve ever been given?
When I was a teenager in France, I walked into a luxury shoe boutique and I was astonished by the price of a certain shoe. The sales associate then told me, “A man is defined by the shoes he wears”. Up until this very day, I haven’t forgotten this, and never will.
How has your style changed as you’ve got older?
Even though I am getting older, the items I love will never change. I am just not as experimental with loud colours and eccentric styles and cuts.
Does your style change when you travel?
My style definitely changes when I travel, mainly depending on the weather. As Dubai is generally quite warm, I adopt a more casual style, choosing colours and materials that are suitable for the warm weather. For example, linen trousers and espadrilles.