My best buys

Wearing worn-out skinny jeans and pristine Patrick Coxes

My Longines watch: it was my 21st birthday present, it’s amazing and I’ll have it forever
My Philip Lim coat: from Barney’s in New York, It’s absurdly warm and has a big, furry collar. Makes me look a bit like a 1920s gangster
My brown Patrick Cox shoes: I’ve barely worn them in two years, they look so nice clean
My grey skinny jeans: I got from some cheap shop in London They’ve had more cosmetic surgery than Joan Collins but they’re still going, just
A denim jacket: I got it from The Lanes in Brighton a few years ago Indie-boy to the point of ridiculousness, but I still love it
My Paul Smith Chelsea boots: nothing better than a pair of Chelsea boots – they’re smart if worn with a suit, trendy with a pair of drainpipes
My 1997-98 Charlton Athletic home shirt: it was the year we got into the Premiership, and it’s got a certain retro appeal, in a horrendously kitsch 90s kind of way
My black-rimmed Ray-Ban glasses: the simplest specs design ever it’ll never go out of fashion. Just as well ‘cause glasses cost a fortune
My brown Reiss belt: it was meant for wearing with a suit, but it’s plain and bold and can be worn with just about any pair of jeans/trousers
My Nike Air running shoes: I bought these when I was 14 and I’m still running in them now. The smell is horrific but the trainers themselves are unbelievable
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