Since it is #TBT, I want to re-blog this post from four years ago and introducing you one of my good friends, Gordan, from my monthly segment, The Most Stylish San Franciscan.
Besides having a distinguished personal style, Gordan is also an amazing cook who has a blog, I’m Not A Cook, sharing his delicious recipes from fried chicken wings to simple hard boiled eggs dish (yes, I followed this particular recipe since boiling hot water was one of my cooking specialties).
I sat down with Mr. G recently and chatted topics ranged from his signature look, fashion faux pas to his own philosophy about styling.
Describe your personal style: I suppose you could call me a Modern Minimalist; generally understated, sometimes preppy, occasionally retro, and at times off-beat. But always clean and conscious.
Fashion icons: I admire the styling of Frank Sinatra, James Dean and Bjork.
Fashion piece/item that you can’t live without: A good wallet, My choice is the Comme des Garcons half – zip Classic Embossed B.
Fashion dos: Wearing the correct size, being age appropriate, ironing out wrinkles and taking well executed risks.
Fashion dont’s: poor hygiene, bad shoes.
Your biggest fashion faux pas: I’ve donned a few outlandish things (bright green overalls, a giant tartan sweater …) but have no regrets; I made the conscious decision to wear them.
Your five must haves:
1. A clean supply of white v-neck undershirts
2. Cashmere (sweaters and scarves)
3. A nice jacket
4. A good pair of leather shoes
5. Jeans (simple finish and with a flattering fit)
Beauty product(s) that you can’t live without: Daily moisturizer with SPF, face wash, tooth brush/tooth paste/floss, a nail clipper, Chapstick and Hair pomade
Your signature look: I guess it would be a white v-neck tee shirt, tucked, belted, and with the sleeves rolled up. I wear that the most.
Final thoughts: To be trendy and fashionable is to be popular. To be stylish, to be unique, is to be different. Sometimes that means being alone.