Shipping to
United States
Mr Derek Sanders

Fast Facts

Biography

Established in 2002, Sanders Projects offers a range of architectural development and design services. Along with partner, Mr James Gersten, Mr Sanders is co-owner of the iconic Mexican restaurants La Esquina, in Manhattan, and Cafe De La Esquina, in Brooklyn. He launched La Esquina Food Products - produces packaged Mexican food - in 2012. www.esquinastuff.com

Mr Sanders's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

“My own place La Esquina. I would recommend the Ceviche Acapulco.”

BEST BAR

Employees Only, and of course, Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle, both in New York.”

VACATION CHOICE

“My country house in the mountains of New England.”

TOP CITY

“New York City. It's the centre of the universe.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

“For business, you cannot beat the service at the Four Seasons, but closer to my heart is De Witte Lilie in Antwerp.”

TYPE OF BAG

Bottega Veneta woven messenger bag.”

FAVOURED BRAND

Raf Simons .”

ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“A perfect white T-shirt from Maison Martin Margiela .”

note

MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“My wife, Michelle Kessler-Sanders.”

note

STYLE ICON

Steve McQueen is as stylish as they come.”

note

STYLE TIP

“Always wear a fantastic watch and excellent shoes.”

note

TAILOR

New York Tailor Shop.”

note

BEST SHIRT BRAND

“Seize sur Vingt. Great colours and patterns, and a perfect weight.”

FAVOURITE SUIT

Lanvin .”

note

CUT OF TROUSERS

“Chinos from the super-cool skate shop, Supreme.”

JEANS BRAND

Acne Studios .”

note

UNDERWEAR CHOICE

“Uniqlo.”

note

PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“English.”

note

SHOE MAKER

Paul Smith .”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“I like Kiehl's Silk Groom, it is old school and works for me.”

DREAM CAR

“I have an insanely beautiful violet-blue Porsche Carerra 911S. Other than that I would love a vintage Shelby Mustang GT350.”

WATCH BRAND

“IWC.”

ESSENTIAL GADGET

“iPhone.”

BEST BOOK

“My favourite book is Martin Eden by Jack London. It captures the beauty and pain of a creative life.”

FAVOURITE ALBUM

Naturally by JJ Cale feels like you're relaxing on the front porch with a loved one on a warm summer day.”