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Mr Wes Pentz, aka Diplo

Fast Facts

Biography

Mr Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, is as much an international brand as he is a musician, DJ and producer. Year after year he proves himself as a ubiquitous cultural figure, bridging high and low, mainstream and underground, with tact and reverence. Owner and founder of record label Mad Decent, the second album from his electronic dancehall project Major Lazer was released 16 April 2013. www.diplo.com facebook.com/diplo twitter.com/diplo

Mr Pentz, aka Diplo's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

Barbrix in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. The daily special is recommended.”

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BEST BAR

Club Tee Gee.”

VACATION CHOICE

“I've never been on vacation. I want to go to Himalayas though, or spend more time in Hawaii.”

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TOP CITY

“So hard to say. I love cities for their own unique qualities.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

“Every city is different. In New York I like the Dream Downtown Hotel or Ace Hotel. In Miami, The Standard. The The Hoxton Hotel in London, or K West Hotel & Spa. I love a good gym and spa.”

FAVOURED BRAND

“Too many. Right now I'm digging KTZ, Burberry Prorsum , Mr. Hare shoes, Givenchy for suits and ties, and Dior for shirts. They fit just right.”

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ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“My suit. I always made it a precedent to wear one to my shows and now I can't travel anywhere without one. Also clean boots and black brogues.”

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MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“Everywhere I go I find a new appreciation for women. Denmark, Argentina, Germany, Namibia. Man, it never ends...”

STYLE ICON

“David Bowie, because he constantly adapted and stayed ahead of the trends. He even set the trends in music. ”

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STYLE TIP

“Be influenced, but don't copy.”

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TAILOR

“There's a dude in Hollywood, one block east of Fairfax, who does a good job. But any tailor in my neighbourhood can copy a suit to fit me right. Tailoring is just maths.”

BEST SHIRT BRAND

“Dior. They fit me the best.”

FAVOURITE SUIT

“A few guys. Windsor Custom in New York City, Native Son in LA, Givenchy , Balenciaga , Paul Smith for casual, Topman and AllSaints for lower prices.”

CUT OF TROUSERS

Acne Studios make good trousers. I wear sweatpants now, because I don't give a f**k.”

JEANS BRAND

“Ksubi make a good cut when they aren't skintight… also Prps.”

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UNDERWEAR CHOICE

Comme des Garçons , because they have nice colours and don't rip like my cheap underwear from Walmart. ”

PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“I love my Rick Owens jackets. They're a perfect fit for my body.”

SHOE MAKER

Mr. Hare is so fly. It's got some of the best shoes out there for performing in. M:Zero make rubber shoes for men that don't get dirty even if I fall in the mud, and Cole Haan's new brand with Nike Air is fly. Also Red Wing Shoes , Heutchy, Louboutin and adidas x Jeremy Scott for doing the craziest stuff.”

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FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“I don't really do any grooming, but sometimes when my hair gets too long I use Sumo cream.”

DREAM CAR

“A 1980s Jaguar that flies and has digital GPS.”

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WATCH BRAND

“I never wear a watch, but my girlfriend got me a nice one with my son's picture on the face. I always keep that with me.”

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ESSENTIAL GADGET

“My Galaxy S3 or my iPad.”

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BEST BOOK

“It's a tie between the Bible, the Koran and The Tao of Pooh.”

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FAVOURITE ALBUM

“It might be Van Morrison's Astral Weeks. It puts me in the place I want to be when I'm done with all my work on this earth.”