Best Dressed 2017 - Hossein Rezvani
The late Hardy Amies said it best when he declared: “A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.” Beyond this guiding principle, the formula for a stylish man is harder to pinpoint. So for 2017's selection of the Esquire's Best Dressed Men in the Gulf, we’ve looked at men who wear their clothes with a sense of individuality, confidence and consideration.
Hossein Rezvani is the CEO and designer of his self-named leading Persian rug company. The carpets are entrenched in Iranian culture, and Hossein Rezvani takes this iconic household item and distributes it on an international scale.
You could argue that, with a role immersed in textiles and fabric design, Hossein’s suave, chic style was written in the stars. And indeed his approach to dress echoes his approach to design. “I’d describe my style as classic with a contemporary, casual twist,” he says. “I don’t follow fashion. I am a strong believer in personal style and don’t follow quick trends.”
Rezvani’s style inspiration is a testament to this philosophy. He counts many of the screen greats as an influence over the years. “I’m a big admirer of the cool dandy gentlemen league such as Steve McQueen, Michael Caine, Roger Moore and Sean Connery,”
he admits. Good choices, sir.
It’s no surprise to learn that he is also an avid watch fan. “I’m in love with my Patek Philippe Nautilus PP 5711, which was built the year I was born.”
This is a man so well-dressed he says he would happily sleep in a well-tailored suit and loafers, and he counts a classic blue shirt as his imperative wardrobe item. “I couldn’t live without a blue shirt, it’s essential. Teamed with chinos, jeans or a suit, you can’t go wrong.”
We agree wholeheartedly.