Tuesday, October 15, 2013

David Gandy's Wish List

 Mr David Gandy first appeared on the modelling scene 12 years ago through Select Model Management and has been an integral force in the male fashion industry ever since. He has worked alongside many of the world's most influential photographers (and women), from Mr Mario Testino and Mr Steven Meisel to Ms Scarlett Johansson and Ms Eva Herzigová. More recently, Mr Gandy was the only male model to represent the UK in the fashion segment of the Olympic closing ceremony and is an ambassador for London Collections: Men. Click through the gallery, above, to see Mr Gandy's top picks.

 This week Mr. David Gandy, the British male model, reveals his favourite items currently on MR. PORTER

Lanvin Double-Breasted Merino-Wool Cardigan
"Cardigans can sometimes be too casual, and double-breasted blazers sometimes too formal, so this piece is a great compromise between the two. It would look great with a shirt and tie but just as good with a T-shirt."

Belstaff Icon Blouson Waxed-Cotton Jacket
"I have one of these already, but this season's is stunning. It is a design classic and I love that it is waxed instead of the usual leather, which in many ways makes it ore practical and weatherproof."


Dolce & Gabbana Knitted Wool and Cashmere-Blend Sweater
"This has a real old-school Sicilian fisherman's jumper feel to it. I always think when Dolce & Gabbana has the Sicilian influence in its designs that it produces the best collections. You simple cannot beat a cashmere knitted sweater."

Burberry Prorsum Slim-Fit Bonded Cashmere-Blend Coat
"A staple in any man's wardrobe, and Burberry make the best overcoats. I like the almost military feel of the double buttons."

Balmain Slim-Fit Distressed Denim Jeans
"I adore the biker element to these jeans, with the knee patches. The distressed look gives them a wonderful vintage feel, which is a fresh take on denim."

Richard James Spirit Unstructured Textured Wool-Blend Blazer
"Richard James is hard to beat when it comes to blazers. The fit and quality coupled with the unstructured style here makes this much more wearable and relaxed for everyday use."


Hardy Amies Slim-Fit Check Wool-Blend Suit Jacket
"For the past two seasons at London Collections: Men, the Hardy Amies collections have been my favourites. I love this subtle check; it's individual but tasteful, and I cannot get enough of double-breasted jackets at the moment."


Nudie Jeans Perry Distressed Organic Selvedge Denim Jacket
"I believe that the denim jacket is a really under-utilised item in men's wardrobes. This distressed version by Nudie is one of the best I've seen."


Dolce & Gabbana Martini Slim-Fit Printed Velvet Blazer
"A velvet blazer is a huge statement, so you cannot get it wrong. Dolce & Gabbana is the master of the velvet tux. I know this because I've worn so many of then, and this midnight blue is simply stunning."

Alexander McQueen Aran Knit Wool Sweater
"You can never understimate the versatility of a thick knit sweater. Cream knits will never notbe on trend, and the elbow patches on this one give it a wonderful old-school elegance."



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