Shipping to
United States
Mr William Gilchrist

Fast Facts

  • Jacket: Double breasted
  • Shirt: Russell and Hodges
  • Trousers: Oliver Spencer worker trouser
  • Shoes: Venetian gondolier slipper
  • Bag: Pickett document case

Biography

Born in Henley, Mr Gilchrist studied Fashion Design at the London College of Fashion before moving to Milan in 1990 where he began styling. His first work for Per Lui led to the position of Fashion Editor for Arena magazine. Having moved to New York, he went on to become Fashion Director of JACK magazine. Since then, he has been consulting for the likes of Hugo Boss and, presently, Alexander McQueen and Moschino menswear. www.clmus.com

Mr Gilchrist's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

J. Sheekey. French 75 followed by oysters and Dover sole.”

BEST BAR

“Bernie at George Club - we have perfected the Reverse Vesper.”

VACATION CHOICE

“The ocean in all her forms.”

TOP CITY

“Naples. A wonderful combination of fading grandeur and contemporary life piled on top of each other, bringing about an incredibly sensual, beautiful chaos.”

Paris, in the 8th
Paris, in the 8th

FAVOURITE HOTEL

George V.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“Full-grain document case by Pickett.”

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ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“Double breasted, lightweight, dark blue moleskin jacket. Its practicality and versatility mean I can go between diverse situations and, with minor additions, transform it accordingly.”

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MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“They all are.”

STYLE ICON

“Charlie Watts. He has an effortless approach, an appreciation of quality and an understated grandeur that really is a fine example of authentic style.”

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STYLE TIP

“Polish your shoes properly and regularly.”

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BEST SHIRT BRAND

“Russell and Hodges. They are simply very good at what they do.”

FAVOURITE SUIT

“Being both pedantic and blasé, I find that I focus on strength, a soft elegance - Anderson & Sheppard; bold and sleek - Edward Sexton. Oliver Spencer has helped me perfect my travel suits that all go in the washing machine, thus avoiding the perils of the dry-cleaning vandals. Sleek daytime - Rake.”

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CUT OF TROUSERS

“Oliver Spencer worker trouser.”

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JEANS BRAND

“I don't care for jeans.”

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PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“Double breasted unconstructed as perfected by my casual-wear tailor.”

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SHOE MAKER

“Venetian gondolier slipper. They work well day and night and add some colour. They also go in the washing machine.”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“Rice dry oil by Fresh .”

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DREAM CAR

“One that runs on air.”

WATCH BRAND

“I own one watch, a treasured gift. A 1946 Omega, it simply and elegantly just tells the time.”

ESSENTIAL GADGET

“My S95 Canon camera.”

BEST BOOK

People of Paper by Salvador Plascencia. A surreal world that beautifully combines passion, love, hardship and wonder.”

FAVOURITE ALBUM

“Hard to limit it so a mix of Bach, The Rolling Stones, Clash, John Lee Hooker and Verdi.”

Brands Favoured by Mr Gilchrist