Mr Kai Margrander

Fast Facts

  • Beautiful woman: Ekaterina Mukhina
  • Watch: Rolex
  • Brand: Eduard Meier
  • Suit: Hermès
  • Shirt: Charvet
  • Trousers: Gap chinos
  • Jeans: Acne Studios straight fit
  • Bag: Louis Vuitton Waterproof Keepall 55

Biography

After eight years as fashion editor at GQ, Mr Margrander runs the fashion department of Glamour, Germany's most successful women's fashion magazine. He has held this position for six years. Mr Margrander recently undertook a brief work training at the cultural department of the Goethe-Institut in Tokyo.

Mr Margrander's Recommendations

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FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

Balikci Sabahattin in Istanbul, Turkey”

BEST BAR

Schumann's Bar in Munich. Try the Moscow Mules.”

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VACATION CHOICE

“The Middle East, there's nothing more relaxing for me than to doze off in the back seat of a taxi in the traffic madness of Cairo, Beirut or Damascus.”

TOP CITY

“Berlin, the only city in the world which truly is only sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. Would probably be dead after more than a week there.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

Adrère Amellal, in Siwa Oasis, Egypt. This place is paradise. Taking baths in the fresh water springs of the oasis was Cleopatra's beauty secret, and I follow suit.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“Louis Vuitton's Waterproof Keepall 55.”

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FAVOURED BRAND

“Eduard Meier. The shoes purveyor to the Bavarian royal court.”

ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“A Lanvin tuxedo makes me look extremely smart.”

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MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“My friend Ekaterina Mukhina, fashion director of Vogue Russia.”

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STYLE TIP

“It's all about the shoes.”

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TAILOR

“Mrs Huber, a seamstress in my Bavarian hometown Landshut.”

BEST SHIRT BRAND

Charvet . It has the best experience.”

FAVOURITE SUIT

“Hermès. There's something about its fit which suits my body very much.”

CUT OF TROUSERS

“Chinos from Gap.”

JEANS BRAND

“Straight fits from Acne Studios .”

UNDERWEAR CHOICE

Zimmerli of Switzerland, in any styles.”

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PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“Anything with a hood.”

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FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“Transvital moisturiser cream for men. You look five years younger within seconds.”

DREAM CAR

“Porsche 356 Speedster, 1976.”

WATCH BRAND

“Rolex”

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ESSENTIAL GADGET

“Cigarette lighter.”

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BEST BOOK

“Anything by Truman Capote.”

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FAVOURITE ALBUM

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner takes me into a different world.”

Brands Favoured by Mr Margrander