Shipping to
United States
Mr Simon Thompson

Fast Facts

  • Suit: Alfred Dunhill
  • Jacket: Double breasted
  • Shirt: Philip Start
  • Trousers: Classic, flat fronted
  • Jeans: Acne Studios
  • Shoes: Trickers
  • Bag: Saddler satchel

Biography

Working as Alfred Dunhill's home director from July 2008 - February 2013, Mr Thompson oversaw the diverse retail services on offer at the luxury brand's home, and former residence of the Duke of Westminster, Bourdon House. He now oversees brand and client services at the department store Fortnum & Mason, which was founded over 300 years ago, and is official grocer to the Queen. www.fortnumandmason.com

Mr Thompson's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

J. Sheekey has excellent hospitality and a great room. Order roast mixed shellfish to share.”

BEST BAR

“Paul and the team at Quo Vadis.”

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VACATION CHOICE

“Ibiza, away from the crowds. It has been a family destination since childhood.”

TOP CITY

“London. For its true diversity of culture.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

The Carlyle. Service with style.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“Saddler-made leather satchel.”

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FAVOURED BRAND

Acne Studios is a great modern brand.”

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ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“My Alfred Dunhill blazer for its versatility and style.”

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MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“My wife to be.”

STYLE ICON

Steve McQueen – whether formal or casual, a man’s man.”

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STYLE TIP

“Dress for yourself, play to your strengths and wear things you feel good in.”

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TAILOR

Buckingham Dry Cleaners in Mayfair.”

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BEST SHIRT BRAND

“Philip Start. Great fit and detail.”

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FAVOURITE SUIT

“Alfred Dunhill.”

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CUT OF TROUSERS

“Classic flat fronted trousers from Gap”

JEANS BRAND

Acne Studios .”

UNDERWEAR CHOICE

Sunspel .”

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PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“Double breasted.”

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SHOE MAKER

“Trickers are timeless classics.”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“Kiehl’s. Simple, no fuss.”

DREAM CAR

“My Landrover.”

WATCH BRAND

“IWC.”

ESSENTIAL GADGET

“iPad.”

BEST BOOK

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.”

The final album recorded by the Fab Four
The final album recorded by the Fab Four

FAVOURITE ALBUM

Abbey Road by The Beatles. I still listen to my father's copy I had as a boy.”

Brands Favoured by Mr Thompson