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Willis at his Mayfair office, September 2012

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THE LIST

ALASDHAIR WILLIS THE BRAND CONSULTANT ON HIS ESSENTIAL ITEMS As the founding publisher of Wallpaper* magazine and former CEO of furniture and design company Established & Sons, Alasdhair Willis has spent his working life immersed in style. A branding whizz with a designer’s eye, these days Willis spends his time running boutique communications agency The Anonymous Partner, where he produces brand strategies for high profile clients including Dunhill, Christie’s and David Beckham. What’s more, the very dapper Mr McCartney (did we forget to mention that he’s also married to Stella?) makes wearing a three-piece suit look like an art form. Here’s the everyday (and extraordinary) stuff that he loves.

grooming TOOTHPASTE Tom’s of Maine

SUITCASE Vintage Gucci

DISH Egg and chips

DESTINATION Isle of Skye

BEER A pint of Guinness

SNACK Planters Salted Peanuts

HOTEL Hotel Fasano, São Paulo

SHOP Santa Maria Novella, Florence

SPIRIT Springbank 18-year-old single malt

LOCAL The Cow, Westbourne Park Road, Notting Hill

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WINE Château Ausone (if possible, 1998)

DRINK

HO M E SOFA The “Quilt” sofa by Bouroullec Brothers for Established & Sons (below) CHAIR Chair_One by Konstantin Grcic

RESTAURANT The Wolseley, particularly for breakfast

BED LINEN Pratesi LAMP Snoopy by Achille Castiglioni DESK Standard Desk by Jean Prouvé

T E C H N O L O G Y

COMB Kent Sawcut 9T MOISTURISER Care 5 Benefits Moisturising Fluid by Stella McCartney SOAP The bars of soap Hermès provides for the rooms at Le Bristol, Paris

TABLET iPad

CAMERA Nikon 1

CAR My E Type Jaguar, once owned by David Bailey

PHONE iPhone and BlackBerry

SUNGLASSES Ray-Ban Wayfarers TIE Knitted by New & Lingwood

T O O L S WATCH Rolex Explorer II

KNIFE Global G-5

BIKE Parlee Z1

PENCIL Tombow Mono 100 HB

TOOL DeWalt Combi Drill

PEN Alfred Dunhill Sentryman

LAPTOP MacBook Pro

SUIT Henry Rose SOCKS Knee-length cotton coloured by New & Lingwood

P E O P L E HAT Grey herringbone cashmere flat cap by Lock & Co JEANS APC New Standard

SHOES Crockett & Jones Seymours (above) SNEAKERS Adidas adiZero Primeknit

FICTIONAL STYLE ICON Thomas Crown (the original) FASHION-WORLD ICON Stella McCartney, of course REAL-WORLD ICON Morrissey

DAVID MCKENDRICK

FACE WASH London tap water

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HOMETOWN Middlesbrough

FOOD

SWEETS Cola Cubes

COLOGNE Pure ambergris

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