Mr Paul Attard

Fast Facts

  • Restaurant: Di Stasio Cafe
  • Bar: Woollahra Hotel
  • Hotel: Alfred's
  • Book: Hardy Wilson's Old Colonial Architecture
  • Car: Bentley T1 coupé
  • Essential item: Handmade shirt
  • Grooming: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Aftershave Balm
  • Watch: 1960s Breitling Navitimer
  • Brand: Hermès
  • Jacket: 50s seersucker
  • Trousers: Slowear
  • Jeans: American Apparel Slim Slack
  • Shoes: Gucci slip-ons
  • Bag: Vintage satchel

Biography

Mr Paul Attard started work at age 15 as an antique furniture restorer and dealer, and founded specialised building company, Built, when he was age 26. He has been a director of ICMG, a building company since 2006 and has delivered corporate, historical, hotel and restaurant projects alongside fashion projects for Burberry Accessories , Giorgio Armani, DKNY, Calvin Klein, American Apparel, Paul Smith , Kenzo and Louis Vuitton. www.icmg.com.au

Recent Work

  • Building Project: Burberry, Sydney Building Project: Burberry, Sydney
  • Building project: Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney Building project: Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney

Mr Attard's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

Di Stasio Cafe in Melbourne – a timeless experience with a 1980s interior and Bill Henson artwork. I like the homemade pastas including lasagne con primaverile.”

BEST BAR

Woollahra Hotel in Sydney is an Australian suburban hotel with lots of old guys and a fantastic brasserie.”

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VACATION CHOICE

“London is a wonderful city. I feel at home there.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

Alfred's on Davies Street in London. A discreet London townhouse, dedicated service, and a fantastic restaurant in the modern wing.”

TYPE OF BAG

“A vintage 1970s satchel.”

FAVOURED BRAND

“Hermès for the quality and classics with a twist detailing.”

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ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“A lot of handmade shirts with white collars, as I wear them for work and play, and also V-neck jumpers.”

MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“Kate Moss.”

STYLE ICON

“ Yves Saint Laurent , for a simple dark grey suit, white shirt, tie, big glasses and French bulldog in tow. Great look.”

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STYLE TIP

“Find a style that you suits you; you will feel and look the best for it.”

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BEST SHIRT BRAND

“Steel And May. Great Swiss cotton, and the fit.”

FAVOURITE SUIT

Anderson & Sheppard in London, and P. Johnson, Steel And May and J.H. Cutler in Sydney.”

CUT OF TROUSERS

“Hermès – all styles including cords, and Slowear chinos.”

JEANS BRAND

“American Apparel, the Slim Slack.”

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PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“Three- and two- button, single-breasted, double- or single-vent, operable sleeve buttons. Too many makers to choose from but I'm enjoying a 1950s seersucker one I bought in Paris.”

SHOE MAKER

“G.J. Cleverley on Old Bond St in London. The bespoke black Oxfords with punched cap are an amazing shape. And Gucci leather slip-ons take on a vintage look in a year or two.”

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FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Aftershave Balm provides moisture replenishment and a great alternative to the strength of Eau de Toilettes.”

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DREAM CAR

“Bentley T1 coupé – a one-off special body designed by Pininfarina for English corporate raider and industrialist Lord Hanson in 1968. It is a precursor to the Rolls Royce Camargue by Pininfarina.”

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WATCH BRAND

“A 1960s Breitling Navitimer, 1930s Eberhard chronograph, and 1970s Omega rally drivers watch.”

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BEST BOOK

“Hardy Wilson's Old Colonial Architecture from 1924, for his own drawings of Georgian architecture in New South Wales and Tasmania.”

Brands Favoured by Mr Attard