Shipping to
United States
Mr Dany Bahar

Fast Facts

  • Hotel: The Peninsula Hong Kong
  • Gadget: BlackBerry
  • Book: Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • Watch: IWC
  • Brand: Ralph Lauren
  • Suit: Caruso

Biography

Mr Bahar was the Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus Plc between September 2009 and June 2012. Prior to joining Lotus, he was employed as Senior Vice President at Ferrari. www.lotuscars.com

Mr Bahar's Recommendations

VACATION CHOICE

“Dubai, I love the heat, I really relax there.”

TOP CITY

“I love New York, the energy and buzz of the city is fantastic. There’s always something happening, the city never sleeps and the opportunities are incredible. On the other end of the scale I also love Istanbul, the combination of work and play is the perfect balance.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

“To be honest it’s really hard for me to pick just one but I love The Peninsula Hong Kong, the service is fantastic, the location is great and the view is just sensational. It makes you stop and think.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“I have a bespoke leather bag that people always ask about, and I’m really proud of.”

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FAVOURED BRAND

“Ralph Lauren - I was lucky enough to meet him several times and I really like his work.”

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ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“A crisp, classic, exquisitely made white shirt. It’s so versatile, a really good white shirt can take you from the work to play easily.”

STYLE ICON

“For me style is about so much more than just clothing, it’s about the way you carry yourself and what you do with what you have. So in this respect I would have to say that one of the people whose style I respect the most is my former boss, Ferrari President, Luca di Montezemolo. He exudes style. For the Lotus Original range we use Steve McQueen as a muse, the original ‘King of Cool’.”

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STYLE TIP

“Be yourself. When you feel good, you look good.”

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TAILOR

“Caruso in Italy.”

BEST SHIRT BRAND

“When I’m in London I head to Jermyn Street. Quality and fit is very important to me.”

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FAVOURITE SUIT

“Caruso. I’ve tried many others but I always come back to him. Something about the way he works makes his suits the lightest, most elegant yet sharp suits around.”

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CUT OF TROUSERS

“For more casual trousers I favour Dolce & Gabbana .”

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JEANS BRAND

“Again, Dolce & Gabbana .”

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PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“I like something deconstructed for casual wear. Loro Piana make great jackets, beautiful quality.”

SHOE MAKER

“I like elegant, classy and understated shoes, something from Church's or Trickers is right up my street.”

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FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“I’m very low maintenance when it comes to grooming, I tend to travel light and carry items that can multi-task!”

WATCH BRAND

“It varies and I have a collection. I’m a big fan of IWC and Patek Philippe.”

ESSENTIAL GADGET

“That’s an easy one, my BlackBerry.”

BEST BOOK

“I don’t have too much time to read but I loved Jean-Dominique Bauby’s Diving Bell and the Butterfly. I like things that inspire me and remind me how privileged we are.”