• Film by Black Tomato

In our new series, MR PORTER has collaborated with award-winning luxury bespoke travel provider Black Tomato to bring you an insider's travel guide - one that showcases destinations around the world from the points of view of the men who call them home.

For our first instalment we headed to Los Angeles to meet Mr Greg Chait, founder of cashmere brand The Elder Statesman. Born in Toronto, Mr Chait moved to the city after graduating from the University of Arizona. His label, which he founded in 2007 after falling in love with a cashmere blanket given to him as a gift, recently won the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, a $300,000 prize for emerging designers. In this exclusive film produced by Black Tomato and MR PORTER, Mr Chait gives us an insider view of the Los Angeles he knows, guiding us around the places that inspire him and define his day-to-day life - from the best eateries and watering holes his local neighbourhood Santa Monica has to offer, to the relaxed, rural setting of Franklin Canyon.

For a full guide featuring Mr Chait's recommendations on where to eat, drink, party and unwind, and to book your own trip to LA inspired by the The Elder Statesman, head over to blacktomato.com.

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