Mr Cristopher Canizares

Fast Facts

Biography

Mr Canizares is associate director at Hauser & Wirth, an international art gallery with locations in Zurich, London and New York. He has also appeared in UK Esquire’s annual best-dressed men list. www.hauserwirth.com

Mr Canizares's Recommendations

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FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

“Any place that serves a great steak.”

BEST BAR

“You can never go wrong with Bemelmans Bar, at the Carlyle. It's just a few blocks from my office.”

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VACATION CHOICE

“I was in Cappadocia this summer, in central Turkey. The landscape was incredible. The hotels are built into the natural rock, so one's room is a suite of interconnected caves in the cliffside.”

TOP CITY

“New York. I grew up there.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

“For vacation, when I was in New Zealand, I stayed at The Huka Lodge, in Taupo. It was luxurious, discreet and casual. It felt like you were staying in someone's exceptionally nice house in the country. For business travel, I'm pretty loyal to the Starwood group, and they take good care of me.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“I recently saw a friend carrying a Klein Tools canvas tool bag, found at a local hardware store for $40, which made for a really unfussy carryall.”

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FAVOURED BRAND

Lanvin , Balenciaga and Maison Martin Margiela , for their deceptively simple design and extraordinary fabrication.”

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ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“A great blazer. I wear one every day.”

MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“Tilda Swinton in I Am Love.”

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STYLE ICON

Gianni Agnelli.”

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STYLE TIP

“Don't be fussy.”

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TAILOR

“I recently discovered Galina at Elegant Mode Tailoring, in Los Angeles. She is incredible and will ship anywhere in the world. I bring her something every time I'm in LA.

Hong Kong Tailor Jack does great alterations, too. And a friend recently recommended Wilfred's Tailoring Inc, on 23rd Street.”

BEST SHIRT BRAND

Jil Sander makes beautiful dress shirts, and they hold up well over time. And Rag & bone is great for the weekend.”

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FAVOURITE SUIT

Lanvin . I bought a new Lanvin suit from MR PORTER a couple months ago, and I have received more compliments on it than anything else I own.”

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CUT OF TROUSERS

“I recently bought a beautiful pair of trousers from Freemans Sporting Club. Slim cut, flat front, button fly.”

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JEANS BRAND

“Slim cut tapered, from Nudie or Uniqlo.”

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PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“Single breasted, two buttons, notched collar.”

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SHOE MAKER

“I love Maison Martin Margiela Oxford for dressier occasions and their replica sneaker for more casual ones. They both come in a wide range of colors and materials and are really comfortable.”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“Sisley of Paris Botanical Moisturizer with Cucumber. It's the best moisturizer I've ever used.”

DREAM CAR

“A couple weeks ago I saw a matte black Range Rover with matching matte black rims. It looked like something out of Tron.”

WATCH BRAND

“Sometimes I wear a Nixon Time Teller P, which I have in several different colors. For more serious occasions, I wear a Cartier Tank. It was a gift from my dad.”

ESSENTIAL GADGET

“My iPhone”

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BEST BOOK

“I just started The Cat's Table, the latest novel by Michael Ondaatje. It's mesmerizing. It follows the three young boys' passage by boat from Ceylon to England in the mid 1950s.”

FAVOURITE ALBUM

“I have pretty diverse taste in music. Recently I've been listening to Dusty Springfield and Nicki Minaj.”

Brands Favoured by Mr Canizares