With London Collections: Men approaching in several weeks, Tinie Tempah linked up with GQ UK to discuss his personal favorites in British style. Tempah states his favorite British brands, what makes a man well-dressed, and what every man should ask for this holiday season. Read the complete interview below.
[via GQ UK]
GQ: Which show are you most looking forward to this season at London Collections: Men and why?
Tinie Tempah: It would have to be the Burberry event. I didn't get to go to the Burberry Prorsum show in Milan, but heard about it non-stop for the week afterwards.
Can you tell us one item that you're sure to be sporting at the shows come January?
I'll be sporting my Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch. It's by far my favourite and it goes well with almost every suit I own. Oh, and my LC:M badge - can't forget that!
What was most memorable moment at the previous LC:M?
The Selfridges x Disturbing London rooftop party I hosted with Mr Dylan Jones. It was nice to see everybody let their hair down and celebrate. I also blagged myself an incredible camo print suit from Richard James. Doesn't get much better than that does it?
What sets LC:M apart from the other men's fashion weeks around the world?
I feel like there's so much more pride in the talent, both the young and more established. People turn up to celebrate the hard work of the designers as opposed to criticising or scrutinising it. Also we do the best parties!
Which new designer or label would you like to see show at LC:M next season?
I'd like to see A Sauvage and Joe Casely-Hayford show next season. Two guys with a lot of talent and style if you ask me.
What is London's most stylish street for people spotting and why?
Dover Street because of all the amazing stores it has on it and all the roads parallel to it. There's also a few members' clubs and cool restaurants on there, so you're bound to bump into someone cool looking good.
What's your favourite place for lunch during London Collections and what do you order?
La Petite Maison is great and The Arts Club. I get a ground beef burger if I'm in a rush and some fish (preferably sea bass) if I've got time to kill. I also love Mr Chow for when I'm feeling a little bit spontaneous.
What's your go-to eau de cologne/parfum?
I'm a big fan of Paco Rabanne's 1 Million.
What's the most unexpectedly stylish movie and why?
I watched a film called Elephant recently. Its not stylish in the sense of expensive suits and Italian cars, but the styling on every single character is spot on.
Who is your best dressed British man?
Its so difficult to pick one. I'd have to say George Lamb, Reggie Yates, Dylan Jones and my manager Dumi Oburota.
What is the one thing every man should buy this Christmas?
An amazing winter coat to get them through the rest of December and well into next year. I've already bought four!