Mr Matthew Moneypenny

Fast Facts

Biography

Mr Moneypenny makes images by the world's leading photographers (Mr Bruce Weber, Inez & Vinoodh, Mr Norman Jean Roy, Mr Nick Knight, Mr Hedi Slimane, Rankin and many, many others) available to publishing houses, brands and advertising agencies around the globe. With nearly two decades of experience representing top tier creative talent, Mr Moneypenny has also served as an agent for Hollywood talent and literary powerhouse, International Creative Management (ICM), and photography agency, Art + Commerce. www.trunkarchive.com

Mr Moneypenny's Recommendations

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FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

Sant Ambroeus, West Village, New York. The veal Milanese is perfection.”

BEST BAR

Hudson Bar And Books. One of the only places left downtown that still uses lead crystal bar and glassware, where it is still legal to smoke and always feels as if you're having a drink in grandfather's study.”

VACATION CHOICE

“Southampton, NY - it's the perfect counterbalance to life in Manhattan.”

TOP CITY

“New York - it's the centre of everything.”

Popular amongst our Style Council
Popular amongst our Style Council

FAVOURITE HOTEL

Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. One of the last places on earth with a naturally occurring, truly Bohemian scene and a rich and storied history to back it up.”

TYPE OF BAG

“A black Vuitton Epi leather briefcase.”

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FAVOURED BRAND

“Nobody does "danger dandy" like Alexander McQueen .”

ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“The black blazer. I wear them with everything from destroyed T-shirts to french cuffs. Always hyper-tailored and ranging from classic Yves Saint Laurent , to Balenciaga , to a favourite new slim, soft wool McQueen (bought on MR PORTER).”

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MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“My mother.”

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STYLE ICON

“Cary Grant - classic, smooth, handsome - the gentleman's gentleman.”

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STYLE TIP

“White whites seal the deal. They make the wearer appear more crisp, clean and clear. Make sure you have a few T-shirts and dress shirts that are blindingly white (especially dress shirts). At the first sign that a white item is anything less than stellar, buy more.”

BEST SHIRT BRAND

Lanvin . Its shirts fit me perfectly off-the-rack.”

FAVOURITE SUIT

“ Ralph Lauren Black Label for day, Gucci or Alexander McQueen at night.”

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JEANS BRAND

Acne Studios or A.P.C. and preferably black and skinny.”

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PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“See answer to "most essential item" above - or Givenchy .”

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SHOE MAKER

“Adidas Rod Laver trainers. I walk everywhere possible, it's the best way to absorb culture and generally more interesting than sitting in a car or a cab.”

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FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“The beach - nothing beats sea salt hair.”

DREAM CAR

“To be driven: a Bentley Mulsanne in midnight emerald. To drive: any Mercedes from 1962 - 1981 or a Porsche Panamera”

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WATCH BRAND

“Rolex Datejust.”

BEST BOOK

Home by Witold Rybczynski. It's a very enlightened, anthropological review of the idea of "comfort" and the Western cultural attitudes that have shaped it”

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