Mr Andrew O'Hagan

Fast Facts

Biography

Mr. O'Hagan is the author of four novels. He recently won the Glenfiddich Writer of the Year, and has been a nominee for the Booker Prize. His play The Missing will have its premiere this year. With a clutch of new film and book projects, Mr. O'Hagan still finds time to be Esquire's Editor-at-Large and a Unicef Ambassador.

Recent Work

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Mr O'Hagan's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

Rules in Covent Garden. Steak and kidney pudding with green beans.”

BEST BAR

Kehoe's in Dublin.”

VACATION CHOICE

“I love Provence for a working holiday and would opt for Los Angeles for a holiday holiday. Provence is a change of air and a place in the sun. LA is just great fun. And I also have a great time in St Ives with my daughter.”

TOP CITY

“London. It's just a wonderfully interesting place to live. It's a proper, working city, with soul.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

Hotel Danieli Venice. It has mystery, history, and linen sheets.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“I have a battered old briefcase, made for Paul Smith by Matt Fothergill.”

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FAVOURED BRAND

“I like Jil Sander . Simple and intelligent.”

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ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“A leather jacket by Richard James . It reminds you that nice things are ageless.”

MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“Gemma Arterton”

STYLE ICON

“Gary Cooper. His clothes were his character.”

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STYLE TIP

“Dress your age.”

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TAILOR

Swan Dry Cleaners in Belsize Park.”

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BEST SHIRT BRAND

Brooks Brothers . Their shirts wash and iron like new.”

FAVOURITE SUIT

“Kilgour.”

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CUT OF TROUSERS

“Prada do the best trousers. They are stylish without looking effortful. You can't beat a nice, flat-fronted pair of breeks.”

JEANS BRAND

A.P.C. New Standard Straight Selvedge Jeans.”

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UNDERWEAR CHOICE

“Marks & Spencer white boxers.”

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PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“I like vintage jackets like the Hardy Amies one I found in a junk shop. Tweed or corduroy with a plain tank top and white shirt.”

SHOE MAKER

“I like plain black or brown shoes from the likes of Church's .”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“Aesop face wash makes you look lively.”

DREAM CAR

“A new Jaguar.”

WATCH BRAND

“A Vintage 1961 Rolex, the best present I was ever given.”

ESSENTIAL GADGET

“My iPhone.”

BEST BOOK

“Boswell's Life of Johnson. So funny, so uplifting, so perfectly written.”

FAVOURITE ALBUM

“Hunky Dory by David Bowie. So smart, so passionate, so much part of where I started.”