Mr Joe Phelan

Fast Facts

Biography

At Weber Shandwick, one of the world's largest public relations companies, Mr Phelan works with many leading organisations and a number of high-profile individuals. A former contributing editor at Esquire, Mr Phelan is a keen supporter of the arts and is a board member of Benjamin Franklin House and a future contemporary of the Serpentine Gallery, both in London.

Mr Phelan's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

The Duchess of Wisbeach in Cape Town. You will probably get a bord kos (plate of food) done in style. The dogs in the restaurant are a mixture of the china and the real.”

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BEST BAR

“The bar at 5 Hertford Street, London. Madly tasteful with an ever-watchful patron in Robin Birley.”

VACATION CHOICE

“Cape Town – for sunshine on Christmas Day.”

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FAVOURITE HOTEL

Le Sirenuse, Positano. The most beautiful terrace on the Amalfi Coast, and you can take a Riva yacht to dinner at the Santa Caterina in Amalfi.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“A SOYE leather laptop bag from Beijing.”

FAVOURED BRAND

“Tom Ford, because I still have to aspire to owning much of it.”

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ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“A blue one-button Kilgour summer jacket. Works everywhere and with everything.”

MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“Eva Green.”

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STYLE ICON

“The Duke of Windsor. Tradition with imagination.”

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STYLE TIP

“Always err on the smart side.”

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TAILOR

“I prefer the humble dry cleaner for alterations etc: Dolphin Square in London is excellent.”

BEST SHIRT BRAND

“Emmett on King's Road in London are rather good, and they make only 25 of each new style.”

FAVOURITE SUIT

Richard James . It helps that Richard is such a nice guy.”

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CUT OF TROUSERS

“Chinos from Piombo in Milan. The midnight blue ones are stunning.”

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JEANS BRAND

“Straight cut, dark blue, by Citizens of Humanity. Any other style is for teenagers.”

UNDERWEAR CHOICE

Calvin Klein Underwear boxer briefs.”

PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“An Alexander McQueen Peacoat.”

SHOE MAKER

“Tod's – with everything, everywhere.”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“Murdock Hair Doh.”

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DREAM CAR

“A Mercedes-Benz CLS shooting brake.”

WATCH BRAND

Alfred Dunhill .”

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BEST BOOK

The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene. I have Catholic guilt.”

FAVOURITE ALBUM

“Battling Giants by Ben's Brother.”

Brands Favoured by Mr Phelan