The world-renowned fashion designer shares his eight principles of dressing well:
1. Button your suit jacket – it will take 10 kilograms off your silhouette instantly. But never do up more than one button.
2. A man should never wear shorts in the city. It’s not appropriate. Thongs and shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or at the beach.
3. Figure out what your look is. I don’t wear a black suit-white shirt combination all the time to be “iconic” but because I’m most comfortable in this and I don’t feel the need to experiment.
4. At home, off-duty, I wear T-shirts from Fruit of the Loom that I have tailored. If the sleeves are cut over the triceps your arms look much better.
5. I don’t believe in playing around with suit cuts. I like a fairly classic shape that gives a man strong shoulders, a fitted waist and long legs. Simplicity always works.
6. I hate the trend for short suit jackets. When a man’s butt is showing below the bottom of his jacket, it makes him look like a female flight attendant from the back.
7. When it comes to grooming, keep earwax out of your ears and any stray hairs or flakes of skin in check – then you’re good to go. In the morning, I put ice cubes on my eyes and use lots of Visine.
8. You should put on the best version of yourself every time you go out in the world because that is a show of respect to the other people around you.