Mr Ariel Foxman

Fast Facts

  • Jacket: Slim-fit tuxedo jacket
  • Shirt: Charvet
  • Trousers: Dior
  • Jeans: Okura
  • Shoes: Church's loafers
  • Bag: Goyard briefcase

Biography

A Harvard graduate who studied English and religion, Mr Foxman is current editor-in-chief of the women’s fashion title InStyle. He worked at Crown Publishing, Details and The New Yorker, before starting at InStyle as senior editor in 1999. Founding editor-in-chief of Conde Nast’s Cargo, he ran the men’s title from 2003 to 2006 before returning to InStyle. The magazine has gained a following of 10.9 million people whilst Mr Foxman has been at the helm – its largest audience to date. www.instyle.com twitter.com/arielfoxman

Mr Foxman's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

The Wolseley, London. Matjes herrings and pumpernickel, Wiener Schnitzel and rhubarb and apple crumble.”

BEST BAR

Bemelmans Bar, The Carlyle, NYC.”

VACATION CHOICE

“Marfa, Texas. Tokyo, Japan. The food. The shopping. The anonymity. The cleanliness. Bellport, New York. Close to NYC, but feels miles away.”

TOP CITY

“New York, New York: it’s home and offers everything at all hours. Tokyo, Japan: The food, the shopping, the anonymity, the cleanliness. Tel Aviv, Israel: sexy and warm and I speak the language. London, England: cool but familiar.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“Black Goyard briefcase”

FAVOURED BRAND

“Tom Ford. C-H-I-C. But modern. Dries Van Noten. Sophisticated whimsy. A.P.C. Preppy basics.”

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ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“Boots or high-top sneakers. Two inches makes all the difference between feeling good and feeling great.”

MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“Charlotte Rampling. Julianne Moore. Penelope Cruz. Kate Winslet. Iris Strubegger.”

STYLE ICON

“James Dean. Sexy. Consistent. Casual. Very little distraction.”

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STYLE TIP

“Tailor everything so that it fits you just right. (And buy clothes for your size, not the size you were or want to be.)”

The world's first ever shirt shop (1838)
The world's first ever shirt shop (1838)

BEST SHIRT BRAND

Charvet . You end up making them, but with the finest resources.”

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CUT OF TROUSERS

“Any trouser by Dior.”

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JEANS BRAND

“Okura Jeans. Regular cut.”

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UNDERWEAR CHOICE

“Better left to the imagination.”

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PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“Slim-fit tuxedo-style jacket.”

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SHOE MAKER

Church's loafers. Dior lace-ups. Nike high tops. Boots, boots, boots.”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“Natura Bisse The Cure cleanser and toner.”

DREAM CAR

“A Land Rover LR2 in green. Or a red 4-door Fiat Cinquecento.”

WATCH BRAND

“Panerai and Hermès.”

ESSENTIAL GADGET

“iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry.”

BEST BOOK

The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion. A devastating book about grief, but for none of the clichéd reasons.”

FAVOURITE ALBUM

Tracy Chapman by Tracy Chapman. Never tire of it. Transporting lyrics, but it always feels like she’s right there beside you playing and singing.”

Brands Favoured by Mr Foxman