Mr Jefferson Hack

Fast Facts

  • Restaurant: J. Sheekey
  • Hotel: Claridge's
  • Tailor: M Mandalia
  • Gadget: Roberts digital radio
  • Watch: Vintage Rolex 1970's
  • Brand: Vintage Yves Saint Laurent

Biography

Pioneered new approaches in journalism, film, photography, television and digital media since founding Dazed & Confused with photographer Rankin in the early Nineties. The monthly magazine soon grew into the mouthpiece for the explosion of talent in British music, art, fashion and film. Mr Hack has since launched AnOtherMan and the fashion biannual AnOther Magazine along with the ideas sharing network DazedDigital.com and interactive luxury platform Anothermag.com. As if that weren't enough, he has been known to perform impromptu magic tricks at dinner parties. www.dazeddigital.com

Recent Work

  • Dazed & Confused Dazed & Confused
  • Another Man Another Man
  • AnOther AnOther

Mr Hack's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

J. Sheekey. Livener: Bloody Mary with some almonds and spiced olives. Starter: native rock oysters with a quart of Black Velvet in a pewter mug. Main course: fish pie with some delicious sauvignon blanc or Chablis. Sweet: frozen Scandinavian iced berries with hot white chocolate sauce and some port.”

BEST BAR

Hix downstairs - Nick Strangeway is a great cocktail creator.”

VACATION CHOICE

“I don't like going to the same place too often. The most frequently visited place for me is probably Reykjavik. Because the people are so creative and the landscape is awe-inspiring. Like a holiday on the moon.”

TOP CITY

“London – it's got the most mystery and suspense.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

Claridge's in London, because of the art-deco features and Martin, the best hotel frontman in London. In New York I like the The Bowery Hotel.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“At the moment I am using an Ally Capellino satchel.”

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FAVOURED BRAND

“I like vintage Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Cardin. From the contemporary designers I don't have a favourite – different designers for different elements. Sunspel for underwear/ Pantherella for socks/ Nudie for jeans/ Phillip Lim for knitwear/ Rick Owens for T-shirts/ knits/ Missoni for knits and suits/ Dries Van Noten + Maison Martin Margiela for bits and pieces/ Anne D for some stuff/ Charvet for shirting/ Turnbull & Asser for pyjamas/ and, of course, Tom Ford for formal wear and dressing gowns.”

ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“My belt – to keep my jeans from falling down!”

MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“Ah, is this a trick question! Aung San Suu Kyi.”

STYLE ICON

“David Bowie. It goes without saying, really.”

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STYLE TIP

“Dress your age.”

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TAILOR

M Mandalia on South Molton Street does my alterations.”

BEST SHIRT BRAND

Charvet , Paris. They make 'em bespoke and they have the best experience.”

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FAVOURITE SUIT

“Tom Ford for formal wear, Missoni for originality, Lanvin for casual.”

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CUT OF TROUSERS

“I rarely wear trousers.”

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JEANS BRAND

“Nudie - black and skinny as possible. Also, Superfine in grey.”

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UNDERWEAR CHOICE

Sunspel . I like boxers and Y-fronts and also wife-beater vests in the winter. They have the best cotton in England.”

SHOE MAKER

“Trickers, Grenson and Converse

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FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“This body lotion that I stole from the Standard Hotel that smells of honey.”

DREAM CAR

“I have it already. It's a Jaguar XJS Supercharger in metallic blue.”

WATCH BRAND

“Vintage Rolex 1970's.”

ESSENTIAL GADGET

“My Roberts digital radio. I love listening to the radio more than anything.”

BEST BOOK

“A rite of passage: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; a recent discovery: The Man Who Was Thursday by G K Chesterton; a surprise treat: Kraken by Miéville.”

FAVOURITE ALBUM

“Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust Iggy + The Stooges - Raw Power Velvet Underground - VU Led Zepplin - 1”

Brands Favoured by Mr Hack