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Luke Grana on Simple Everyday Style

Hong Kong-based online fashion retailer Grana is all about timeless essentials made from the world’s best fabrics, sold at affordable prices.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 20 July, 2016, 10:17am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:17pm

Hong Kong-based online fashion retailer Grana is all about timeless essentials made from the world’s best fabrics, sold at affordable prices. Founder Luke Grana started his label in Hong Kong in 2014 with only a batch of 2,000 t-shirts in a small 500 sq. ft. warehouse—which all sold out in two weeks. He sits down with The List’s Kate Lok to share the basics to his stylish success.

Grana Pima pocket crew tee in black
Everybody needs a good t-shirt. It’s timeless, easy to wear—an absolute wardrobe must-have. These t-shirts were the first products I ever sold on our website. They are also what inspired me to start Grana. I was visiting my brother in Peru when I came across the superior quality of Peruvian Pima cotton. I was highly impressed by the soft feel and durability of the fabric.

Zespa ZSP4 sneakers
I’ve been wearing shoes from this brand for a while. These sneakers are made with French leather, and they are of amazing quality.

Warby Parker Wilkie Optics glasses
Warby Parker has done disruption in the eyewear industry in an amazing way since they launched in 2010—they’re an inspiration for Grana as well in the direct-to-consumer e-commerce model. I picked up these frames when visiting their flagship headquarters in New York.

Omega Seamaster watch
I wear this watch every single day. Apart from being a stylish everyday accessory, it is also a gift from my Dad before I left Australia for Hong Kong to start my business. It’s kind of like my lucky charm and holds a special place in my heart.

Grana Japanese denim jeans, extra slim dark wash
I consider myself a minimalist when it comes to fashion, I don’t wear expensive big branded items. When it comes to choosing items for my closet, quality fabric and having a modernfit are the most important criteria I look for. A good pair of jeans is any wardrobe essential: it goes a long way and makes it so much easier to style outfits.