Interview: Menswear Designer Patrick Grant Gives His Perspective On London Style

by Poppy Cross · January 19, 2012

Yesterday, Louise Roe gave us the dish on the London look, and today 2010 Menswear Designer of the Year and Creative Director of Savile Row's Norton & Sons and E. Tautz, Patrick Grant, adds his perspective on the topic. Check out what he had to say about London style...

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Can you name some of your spring/summer 2012 inspirations?

Felix Carvajal (the marathon running postman), the 1924 Paris Olympics and Oxford rowers.

Which Londoner's do you think have great style?

Prince Charles, Jarvis Cocker, Bill Nighy.

How would you describe London fashion?

Unconstrained and ever shifting.

What's your staple 'London look'?

Dark slim wool trouser, DB jacket, oxford shoe, white shirt and navy tie.

What's your favorite 'London look' on a girl?

I don't mind what a girl wears as long as she looks happy wearing it.

Where are your favorite places in London to shop?

I have new clothes made at Norton & Sons, I buy old kit from a dealer I will never reveal the name of, and other than that I pretty much just buy groceries.

Where are your favorite places to eat?

Cecconi's, Wiltons, Bentleys, The Wolseley; all grown up, charming, smartly dressed and delicious.

Where are your favorite places to party in London?

The fashion world’s endless parties leave me hankering for quiet dinners at friend’s houses.

What London events/parties are you most looking forward to this year?

The Olympics. Will there be anything else worth talking about this year?

New Year Mantra?

More music, more books, more galleries, more films. Less work.

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