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Mr James Gardner

Fast Facts

  • Jacket: Burberry Prorsum trench
  • Shirt: Thom Browne for Brooks Brothers
  • Trousers: Jeans
  • Jeans: Acne Studios , slim
  • Shoes: Dunhill brogue
  • Bag: Black Prada

Biography

New York tech and retail entrepreneur Mr James Gardner is best known for founding Createthe Group, a business that provides branding solutions to luxury lifestyle companies such as Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Alexander Wang and Calvin Klein. He also co-owns the jungle-like bar and restaurant Gitano in Tulum, Mexico. www.CREATETHEGROUP.com

Mr Gardner's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

Le Mathi's, Paris. Filet de boeuf au poivre avec Gardenias: Belvedere, Perrier, Splash Cranberry, Lime. Divine.”

BEST BAR

The Mercer Hotel lobby, Soho NYC. The Bar Hemingway, Ritz Paris.”

VACATION CHOICE

“Tulum, Mexico - it's like heaven. Florianopolis, Brazil is a potent St Barts meets Tulum meets Ibiza cocktail.”

TOP CITY

“NYC is everything…and everything is Paris and London.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

Hôtel de Crillon, Paris. Claridge's, London. Home away from home.”

TYPE OF BAG

“Black Prada man bag.”

FAVOURED BRAND

Maison Margiela . Still smart, innovative, fun.”

ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“A tough Maison Margiela boot with the perfect heel and Hermes double wrap bondage bracelet. Can’t leave home without.”

MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“Grace Jones and Tilda Swinton”

STYLE ICON

“James Bond + Catherine Baba + David Bowie + Alister Mackie = Subversive Glamour!”

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STYLE TIP

“When in doubt go black.”

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TAILOR

“Grand Street Tailor, Soho NYC.”

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BEST SHIRT BRAND

“Thom Browne for Brooks Brothers shirts - great fit and quality. Emotionally Unavailable T-Shirts are cool.”

FAVOURITE SUIT

“ Burberry Prorsum . Prada.”

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CUT OF TROUSERS

“I’m a jeans man but feel trouser moments are returning starting with a Maison Margiela biker chino for Spring.”

JEANS BRAND

Acne Studios , slim fit, black.”

UNDERWEAR CHOICE

J.Crew classic boxer in the country, Sunspel low waist boxer brief in the city.”

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PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“ Burberry Prorsum trench, Prada double breasted blazer and Raf Simons Eyewear “R” (for Russell) varsity crest blazer.”

SHOE MAKER

Dunhill olive brogue with mother of pearl inset heel. So comfortable and chic.”

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FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“Jurlique Rose Water spray followed by Jack Black Blue Algae Extract & Sea Parsley moisturiser. Light, refreshing.”

DREAM CAR

“The Batmobile.”

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WATCH BRAND

“Rolex Daytona, Cartier Santos, David Yurman Classic.”

ESSENTIAL GADGET

“iPad 2, plus BlackBerry. Addicted.”

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BEST BOOK

“Resident Alien, Quentin Crisp. The adventures of my once East Village neighbor & fellow Englishman in New York.”

FAVOURITE ALBUM

“Grace Jones, Island Life. The ultimate Subversive Glamour Icon.”

Brands Favoured by Mr Gardner