Mr Chris Glass

Fast Facts

  • Hotel: Dean Street Townhouse
  • Book: Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
  • City: New York
  • Underwear: Schiesser
  • Style icon: Thom Browne
  • Style tip: Cover your basics
  • Watch: Bell & Ross
  • Brand: Jil Sander
  • Suit: Armani
  • Jacket: Smart black
  • Shirt: Paul Smith
  • Trousers: Acne Studios slim
  • Jeans: Levi's
  • Shoes: Customised Budapesters
  • Bag: Camouflage helmet bag

Biography

Currently based in Berlin, Mr. Glass is a "Georgia-born, New York-bred, Broadway baby cum European renaissance man". Mr Glass hold doors open and appreciates when they are held open for him. He writes thank you notes - by hand - and revels in silence. Mr Glass loves autumn and has a penchant for homemade marmalade. www.sohohouse.com

Mr Glass's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

Soho House Berlin, the fish and chips.”

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BEST BAR

“At home – you can control the lighting, the guests, the music, and how heavy the pour is!”

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TOP CITY

“New York City – she has changed so much, but will always be larger than life.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

Dean Street Townhouse in London. The rooms are classic Georgian with a touch of modern elegance, and to boot you're sleeping in the middle of rock'n'roll Soho.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“Camouflage helmet bag.”

FAVOURED BRAND

“I enjoy the indulgence of Jil Sander , the intellect of Alexander McQueen , the ornamentation of Dries Van Noten, the ease of Rick Owens , and the elegance of Balenciaga . Why choose one?”

ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“A black blazer by Maison Martin Margiela – you can never go wrong with a fitted black blazer. I have one that was a gift from a friend and I have worn it out, literally, but a few fixes here and there and it never lets me down.”

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MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“My grandmother, Lola Mae Glass, was the most beautiful and graceful soul ever.”

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STYLE ICON

“I admire how effortlessly chic and consistent Thom Browne always looks.”

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STYLE TIP

“Cover your basics – basic colors, basic cuts, basic pieces. It's easier to pack, easier to get dressed in 10 minutes, and easy to spice things up with specialty items.”

BEST SHIRT BRAND

Paul Smith shirts are at once classic and playful – the perfect way to break up the humdrum of a conservative look.”

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FAVOURITE SUIT

“I must admit I have a penchant for Armani suits. The tailoring accentuates all the good and hides all the not so good.”

CUT OF TROUSERS

“I like my trousers to be as slim as reasonable, but with enough stretch that I can still move comfortably. Acne Studios does this well for casual trousers and Jil Sander for more formal trousers.”

JEANS BRAND

“ Levi's is decidedly the authority on denim and I mix in some Acne Studios when I want something more fashionable.”

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UNDERWEAR CHOICE

“Schiesser – classic, comfortable, cozy.”

PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“I prefer a jacket that easily moves from day into evening - something smart, clean and flattering. Black never fails.”

SHOE MAKER

“Customised Budapesters. Otherwise, I live in classic chucks (from Converse ) in as many different colors as possible.”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“Kiehls Coriander Shower Gel. It's crisp and refreshing.”

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DREAM CAR

“Any car that someone else drives me around in is my dream car.”

WATCH BRAND

“Bell & Ross.”

ESSENTIAL GADGET

“My BlackBerry Bold.”

BEST BOOK

Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin. It puts being a man of colour into new light and puts being a human into full light.”

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FAVOURITE ALBUM

Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway – two amazing storytellers.”