"My chair is the Nude model by Wadebe - they're covered in sheepskin and handmade in France."SURFBOARD
"The surfboard was made especially as a prop for our latest ad campaign. The idea of photographing two men wearing tailoring and carrying surfboards in an urban space, as if they had just come out of the office, was to convey a sense of freedom and of having no rules. I think that expresses freedom more than photographing two surfers on the beach in surf attire would have done."
I really like this image. It's in an Assouline book called Gypset Style, which is about Bohemian living - living stylishly in a gypsy way. There are these famous desert settlers called the Bedouin and I like the contrast between their tradition and the electric guitar in this picture - it's just cool.PAINTING
"The painting is of an old rabbi from Eastern Europe called Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who migrated to the US during WWII and became famous there. He died in the 1990s, but he's still a well-known character in the Jewish community. It's an antique painting so I don't know who the artist is, but I like it."
"This is a mid-century Scandinavian desk - although I'm not sure who the designer is."STOOL
"This is the Bishop stool by the Paris-based architect India Mahdavi, in a limited-edition gold ceramic finish."FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH
"This was a gift from someone I work with. It's a photograph that he took of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It's a great shot."
This is a photograph by Hugh Holland, who worked a lot in LA. It's from his book called Locals Only, which inspired our collection this season. There's something I like about the late 1970s in LA and the community of skateboarders who were more punk than skaters are now. They were really unconventional. We also collaborated on some T-shirts and a skateboard with Hugh.
- Photography by Mr Michael Bodiam
- Words by Mr Peter Henderson, Senior Fashion Writer, MR PORTER
Established in the French capital in 1984, Sandro's unfussy and effortlessly chic clothes have come to define Parisian style. The menswear collection, launched in 2008 by Mr Ilan Chétrite, the son of the label's founders, continues to impress us with its pared-back tailoring, covetable biker jackets and printed shirts. Sandro's clothes are the sort of stylish wardrobe essentials that you can wear every day in an almost limitless number of ways. We visited Mr Chétrite in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris to talk about his impressive work space and the brand that has been an integral part of his life.
I've figured out that Parisian style is this nonchalant, almost thoughtless, chic - as if your look is accidental and came about unintentionally