Mr Joerg Koch

Fast Facts

  • Hotel: Hyatt Regency Kiev
  • Gadget: iPhone 4
  • Car: BMW i8 Concept
  • City: Tokyo
  • Essential item: Helmut Lang vintage bomber
  • Underwear: Zimmerli briefs.
  • Style icon: Samuel Beckett
  • Style tip: Mind your manners

Biography

Mr Joerg Koch is the editor-in-chief and creative director of the bi-annual culture magazine 032c and editor-in-chief of Interview Magazine Germany. Born in Wuppertal, he lives in Berlin. 032c.com

Recent Work

  • 032c Issue 21 – Scott Campbell 032c Issue 21 – Scott Campbell

Mr Koch's Recommendations

BEST BAR

“Société de 032c bar nights, of course, with architect Roger Bundschuh as the bartender.”

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VACATION CHOICE

“I made a pact with myself this year that I would only go to places I had never been before. So somewhere new, by the sea or in the mountains, with enough tranquillity for sleeping and reading.”

TOP CITY

“Tokyo, for being the only city that becomes less easy to "get" the more you visit it. It is a sensational trajectory. And Venice in winter for that old Europe grandezza.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

“I'm a hotel agnostic, as long as there's a good swimming pool and a great bed. The pool at the Hyatt Regency Kiev, Ukraine is a favourite.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“I carry nothing except the newspaper.”

FAVOURED BRAND

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière, Raf Simons , and Miuccia Prada.”

ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“My vintage black leather bomber jacket by Helmut Lang.”

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STYLE ICON

“I've never cared for the cult of the style icon, but if I had to choose, I'd go for Samuel Beckett.”

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STYLE TIP

“Always mind your manners.”

FAVOURITE SUIT

Jil Sander .”

CUT OF TROUSERS

“Navy Jil Sander tailored trousers”

JEANS BRAND

“White Levi's Vintage Clothing 501s. Forever.”

UNDERWEAR CHOICE

“Navy cotton premium Uniqlo boxer briefs, or white Zimmerli briefs.”

PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“The M-65 US Army Field Jacket.”

SHOE MAKER

“Black Chelsea boots by John Lobb and dark red brogues with a commando sole by Prada.”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“The usual assortment by Weleda.”

DREAM CAR

“A BMW i8 Concept.”

WATCH BRAND

“A vintage Rolex, though I'm on the verge of changing allegiance from stainless steel to gold.”

ESSENTIAL GADGET

“My jail-broken iPhone 4.”

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BEST BOOK

“I collect books - to choose a favourite would be unfair to the rest of the gang.”

Brands Favoured by Mr Koch