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Mr Constantin Bjerke

Fast Facts

Biography

Mr Bjerke is founder and CEO of Crane.tv, the premium online video magazine and story-telling company, which in 2011 was named a "top ten European start-up to watch in 2011" by the Wall Street Journal. Mr Bjerke is a New York City Venture Fellow 2013 as well as a regular speaker at conferences and educational institutions. www.crane.tv

Mr Bjerke's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

“Lobster Noodles at the Mandarin Kitchen in London and, of course, Trader Vic's in Munich.”

BEST BAR

PJ's Bar & Restaurant in London makes the best Bloody Mary in town.”

VACATION CHOICE

“I’m a born beach bum and scuba diver. So Mexico, the Cayman Islands and anywhere in the Caribbean is good in my books.”

TOP CITY

“Buenos Aires has a perfect mix of European heritage and Latin American culture. The city and its people have an incredible (life)style and exude happiness.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

“The Inle Princess Resort in Burma successfully combines exoticism and authenticity with the sheer romance of the setting. The service is perfect (which one only finds in Asia).”

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TYPE OF BAG

“A Papworth briefcase my father gave to me many years ago. Its cognac-coloured calf leather is getting better with every year that passes.”

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FAVOURED BRAND

Alfred Dunhill . Tradition, quality and convincingly evolving design. This is British menswear at it’s best.”

ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“My favourite blazer, a bespoke piece from Will Mingle in London.”

MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“Anyone from Anne Hathaway, Liv Tyler, Romy Schneider or Queen Rania of Jordan.”

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STYLE ICON

“Oscar Wilde for his wit, intellect and declaring individualism his birthright. Steve McQueen for burning racing car tyres, wearing great watches and his pure machismo.”

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STYLE TIP

“Don’t try to be who you’re not. Style should never be an effort, but a side effect of being confident and looking after oneself.”

TAILOR

“Will Mingle at Mingle & Co. and, of course, my mum.”

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BEST SHIRT BRAND

Camiseria Dickens in Madrid makes the best shirts for me – best fabrics, the best fittings, the friendliest service.”

FAVOURITE SUIT

Turnbull & Asser on Savile Row focuses on detail and the finish is second to none.”

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CUT OF TROUSERS

“I live in jeans.”

JEANS BRAND

Levi's Vintage Clothing 501.”

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UNDERWEAR CHOICE

“Boxer shorts from Pink or Brooks Brothers .”

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PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“Blazer.”

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SHOE MAKER

“I go for brogues. Or loafers from Carmina in Madrid.”

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FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“A daily lather of Clinique M lotion, supported by regular splashes of Acqua di Parma Colonia.”

DREAM CAR

“My Alfa Spider in black. Or one from either a Porsche 356 Speedster or Jaguar XK140.”

WATCH BRAND

“A Vintage Rolex.”

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ESSENTIAL GADGET

“The full Apple cart for me, please.”

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BEST BOOK

“The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo, everything by Oscar Wilde and history books.”

FAVOURITE ALBUM

“Anything by U2.”