Mr Andres Lokko

Fast Facts

  • Jacket: Barbour motorcycle jacket
  • Shirt: Gitman Brothers
  • Trousers: Dockers chinos
  • Jeans: Levi's Vintage Clothing 501
  • Shoes: Tricker's brogues
  • Bag: 1920s messenger bag

Biography

Born in Stockholm, Mr Lokko is a critic, journalist and scriptwriter. He produces a regular cultural blog for Swedish website SvD. Previous writing credits include for the movie Four Shades of Brown, a dark comedy divided into four stories dealing with the theme of fatherhood, as well as a number of TV movies for Swedish television. blog.svd.se

Recent Work

  • Andres Lokko 1989-2009 Andres Lokko 1989-2009

Mr Lokko's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

Barrafina on Frith Street in Soho, London. The razor clams.”

BEST BAR

“The Coburg in The Connaught in Mayfair, London.”

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VACATION CHOICE

“Last summer I stayed in a lighthouse on a tiny tidal island off the Isle of Skye. I would love to go back there every summer for the rest of my life but, sadly, the lady who owned it passed away recently so that will probably not happen. We should have stayed there forever. I often regret we didn’t. Once, in the words of Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne wrote about watching a river slip by slowly under a bridge: You will suddenly know everything there is to be known. Watching the last sunset turn the Isle of Skye orange. I knew exactly what he meant. The sea, the sky, the mountains across the water on mainland Scotland and the red beaks of the hundreds of oystercatchers on the shore was all that could possibly have ever mattered. No word, poem or song can compete with that tranquil beauty.”

TOP CITY

“London. It demands so much more of everyone who visits it – or moves here – than any other major city. You really have to know exactly what you need or want (and why) from London, otherwise you should go somewhere else.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

“I’m quite tired of hotels right now. Especially minimalist designer hotels. But Miller's at Glencot House in Wookey Hole, Somerset. is a favourite country retreat. So is The Wookey Hole Inn in the very same village.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“A 1920s messenger bag from the ever so reliable (but slightly overpriced) Vintage Showroom in Covent Garden.”

FAVOURED BRAND

“I’d be lying if I didn’t say Levi's Vintage Clothing . So many pieces in every collection are as close to sartorial perfection as they come. Closely followed by Junya Watanabe and Hiroki Nakamura.”

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ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“A white button-down Oxford shirt from BD Baggies. It has lasted me 10 years and is still one of my most-worn items. Regrettably, a Swedish actress spilled red wine all over it on New Year´s and I'm not sure if even Ken's Dry Cleaners (see below) can save it now.”

STYLE ICON

“Paul Simonon, formerly of The Clash. That’s how we would all like to look when we’re in our fifties, wouldn't we?”

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STYLE TIP

“Never, ever iron your shirts.”

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TAILOR

Ken's Dry Cleaners in the Portobello Road. They’ve met all of my alteration and dry-cleaning needs over the past six years.”

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BEST SHIRT BRAND

“Gitman Brothers. They always look and feel like they were made somewhere where time moves at a much slower pace. If at all.”

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FAVOURITE SUIT

“Oddly, I’ve never had a suit made by a tailor. It’s probably because I am such an 'off the peg' size. Right now, even when writing these words, I am wearing a light grey wool suit that I am very fond of. It’s from my friends at Our Legacy in Stockholm.”

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CUT OF TROUSERS

“You can’t really argue with a pair of original Dockers chinos, can you?”

JEANS BRAND

“1954 Levi's Vintage Clothing 501.”

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UNDERWEAR CHOICE

“Regular cotton trunks. Usually from Sunspel or Acne Studios .”

PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“I recently got the (slightly distressed) 75th anniversary Barbour motorcycle jacket, which at the moment feels like the best jacket I’ve ever worn.”

SHOE MAKER

“Tricker’s brogues or Red Wings. To me, they’re both like wearing timeless art.”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“Bumble & Bumble surf spray. Just a genius hair product. It´s all you need. You have to trust me on this.”

DREAM CAR

“A vintage Volkswagen camper van; the one with a built-in tiny kitchenette.”

WATCH BRAND

“A beautiful early-Eighties Seiko my wife Lisa got me for my birthday almost 10 years ago. It´s perfect, even though its blue, gold and silver, its still very subtle and understated. I’m not a big fan of massively expensive, mega-show-off diving watches. Accessorise with good shoe laces, a Twenties Estonian wedding ring or a great belt instead.”

ESSENTIAL GADGET

“My iPhone, I guess. But I’m not much of a gadget man really.”

BEST BOOK

“Raymond Carver's A New Path To The Waterfall, because it contains some of the most beautiful, profound and sad truths about love and life I’ve ever come across.”

FAVOURITE ALBUM

“Courage by Milton Nascimento. No "why" neccessary.”