Mr Nick Vinson

Fast Facts

  • Brand: Hermès
  • Suit: Hermès
  • Shirt: Charvet
  • Jeans: Slim, Acne Studios
  • Shoes: Church's Pembury loafers
  • Bag: Hermès Victoria bag

Biography

Mr Vinson is a multi-disciplinary writer, editor, curator and consultant as director of Vinson&Co, the London-based bureau specialising in tailor-made consultancy for luxury goods and the retail industry. A graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Mr Vinson has worked in the fashion and design industry for 20 years and consults for a number of international brands. He spent 10 years at Wallpaper* magazine and has contributed features to the Financial Times. www.wallpaper.com twitter.com/wallpapermag facebook.com/wallpapermagazine

Mr Vinson's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

St. John Bread & Wine, it's great for entertaining visitors to London, and Da Giordano Ristorante il Bolognese in Milan. We always get a selection of the smaller dishes to share at St John and in Milan it's a pasta of the day and then lamb chops, spinach and puree potato. No menu required.”

BEST BAR

“I am not a cocktail drinker but I am happiest in a hotel bar like the The Connaught Bar in London, designed by the late great David Collins.”

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VACATION CHOICE

“At home in the hills outside Florence with my husband, Alvaro, our dogs and some house guests. The pool, the olive trees and provisions from the central market are a great combination.”

TOP CITY

“Tokyo, a feast for the senses. It ticks all the boxes - great hotels, buildings, food, products and they do everything so well.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

“Park Hyatt for work or play in the city - Park Hyatt Tokyo, Park Hyatt Seoul, Park Hyatt Shanghai, Park Hyatt Beijing or Park Hyatt Milan are all flawless.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“A Victoria bag from Hermès or a Valextra zippered organiser.”

FAVOURED BRAND

“Hermès or Berluti for tailoring, Tomas Maier for cashmere sweaters; Church's shoes, Alvaro for sandals and belts, Aspesi for nylon jackets and Valextra for leather goods.”

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ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“Cashmere sweaters and an alligator belt. I can never have enough of either in a new shade.”

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MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“Anyone who avoids the fillers and jabs and ages naturally.”

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STYLE ICON

“I like Giorgio Armani with his navy blue ensemble of tee with blazer, but I think Pierre Hardy looks the best.”

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STYLE TIP

“I found what works for me and I always buy versions of the same thing. Almost everything goes with everything else this way, and packing, which I do almost weekly, is simple.”

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TAILOR

“I seem to find everything fits, all I do is get my trouser hems done as I like them short. Otherwise I would recommend Alberti cleaners in Milan, just by the Castello. Take your cleaner out there to learn how to press.”

BEST SHIRT BRAND

“I cant fault Aspesi or the special Thomas Mason line for J.Crew .”

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FAVOURITE SUIT

“It's a dead heat between Hermès and Berluti.”

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CUT OF TROUSERS

“Flat front, slim but not tight, and I always wear them short.”

JEANS BRAND

“Dark, slim verging on skinny, from Acne Studios . I buy the ACE in multiples.”

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UNDERWEAR CHOICE

“Flat front, two button cotton poplin boxers. I order by the dozen from Brescia by Roberto Ricetti.”

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PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“Two button blazer, navy blue, no shoulder from Hermès. I have it in many fabrics but the unlined double faced wool is the best.”

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SHOE MAKER

“In summer I only wear Alvaro sandals in all the colours, the rest of the time it's Church's Pembury loafers, no socks.”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“Anything from Aesop. I just love the smell.”

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DREAM CAR

“My new toy is a white Vespa with matching white helmet.”

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WATCH BRAND

“Hermés Cape Cod in barena leather.”

ESSENTIAL GADGET

“Our Sonos multi-room music system, all seamlessly built in and hidden from view thanks to wifi. With the iPhone and iPad (both of which I also could not do with out) I can control the music and web-based radio in the whole house.”

BEST BOOK

“Anything by Gore Vidal.”

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FAVOURITE ALBUM

“Right now, a Nina Simone compilation and still Lana Del Rey after all this time.”

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