Shipping to
United States
Mr Ed Macfarlane

Fast Facts

  • Essential item: Church's slippers
  • Vacation: Llangrannog
  • Grooming: Ren
  • Brand: YMC
  • Suit: Gucci
  • Bag: Mulberry

Biography

Mr Macfarlane is the lead singer of St. Albans band Friendly Fires. Signed to XL Recordings (home to The xx, Vampire Weekend, Adele and Radiohead among others), the band released their eponymous debut album in 2008. The album was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and led to two nominations at the Brit Awards. Friendly Fires' second album, 'Pala', with producer Paul Epworth, was released in May.

Mr Macfarlane's Recommendations

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FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

The Ledbury. The crisp pressed suckling pig was unforgettable. If only I had the money to eat there every day.”

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VACATION CHOICE

“The Welsh seaside village of Llangrannog has been a holiday destination for my family for many years. The historic countryside is steeped in folklore.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

“I love the ionized swimming pools at Hotel Fort Canning in Singapore. They also have great music being played through the speakers, no "chilled bar grooves" nonsense.”

TYPE OF BAG

“I bought a superb doctor's briefcase in Rye, but it wasn't ideal for touring. I reverted back to my ever-reliable Mulberry wheelie case.”

FAVOURED BRAND

“On a casual level I prefer YMC. Their clothes are rugged and smart at the same time. If I'm going for a relaxed drink, I know I'm going to look good without looking like a show off.”

ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“My Church's slippers are my essential onstage item. They give me that extra bounce in my step.”

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TAILOR

Gieves & Hawkes. The staff are incredibly friendly and have great taste in music. My grey double-breasted checked suit is one of my prized possessions.”

FAVOURITE SUIT

“I was fortunate enough to be given a sharp fitted double-breasted Gucci suit, although I rarely have an occasion to wear it these days.”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“I think Ren have great shaving products. My girlfriend introduced me to their Matte Balancing Fluid, which I now love. As an Eau De Toilette I love D'Orsay 'Le Dandy'. I've never met anyone else who wears it, so it feels exclusive to me.”

ESSENTIAL GADGET

“Sennheiser earbuds are the only headphones I will use when I'm on the move. They are relatively cheap and have superior sound quality.”

BEST BOOK

“Young Adam by Alexander Trocchi”

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FAVOURITE ALBUM

“Voodoo by D'Angelo. It's an absolute masterclass in production and is the most soulful record of the last 40 years.”

Brands Favoured by Mr Macfarlane