Style secrets of the hip and fashionable Publisher and editor of Luxe City Guides Favourite fashion designers? Most of my clothes are made for me. When you live in a city of tailors you'd have to be dumb as a box of rocks not to use them. But Ozwald Boateng and Thierry Mugler cut a mean jacket. Wardrobe staple? R.M. Williams Riders: moleskin for winter, drill for summer. Define 'style': The ability to shine, regardless of your looks or budget. Your fashion wish list? Palest blue, double-breasted pressed Venetian wool suit to blow away a few cobwebs; and plenty of heavy wools and tweeds to get this Englishman through a chilly January in Italy. Also the Cinq Etoiles reversible grey mink bomber would be fun. Fashion no-nos? Logos, logos, logos, logos, logos ... What are you, a billboard? Favourite shoe designer? I'm loving my R.M. Williams handmade boots. Your favourite tie? Black and white thick diagonal striped. I based the Luxe Paris cover on it. Most cherished fashion item? An old Smith's black-faced watch that belonged first to my father, then my mother. What do you wear to work? My look is light and easy, in linen mostly. What are your colours? Black and tan - and also anything from the greige-priestess Kelly Hoppen. Favourite winter trend? The very word makes me want to run the other way. I have no idea or interest in what other men are wearing. Must-have accessory? In this town, a huge wallet. Who'd design your Oscars suit? I would (and my tailor would make it). Your fashion style? Booted and suited, or barefoot and hungover. Shoes or trainers? Both. Trainers when I'm tramping streets, shoes at all other times. Man-bag or jacket pockets? Pockets. Slip-ons or lace-ups? Preferably boots. Boxers or briefs? Both. It all depends on the weather and what I'm wearing. Style icon? Gregory Peck. Best dressed woman in town? Socialite Shirley Li. She sure knows how to work it right.