David is an advocate for all things British, and his target audience is men aged forty or over. He is always on the search for the best of menswear, travel, watches, cars and general lifestyle.
Style is a walk in the park for the Grey Fox
How did your interest in style develop?
I have always had an interest in dressing well – as a lawyer I had to wear snappy suits. But since my early forties, I’d found it hard to know what to wear and where to buy my clothes. At that age, men become uncertain about when they should be wearing jeans and a T-shirt or not, etc. It’s not a huge worry, but it’s something we think about.
How would you describe your style?
I suppose I’d describe myself as a contemporary English gentleman – not as stuffy and tailored as the traditional style. It’s more comfortable. I might match a tweed jacket with a pair of jeans and a pair of suede brogues – it’s all about being comfortable, but looking stylish at the same time.
What is your favourite era, style-wise?
I’d have to say the Forties or Fifties. Most men had one suit, a couple of pairs of trousers and a jumper, and that was it. So you had to look after them and wear them well and make sure you looked stylish in them. Today’s style takes a lot from that era, but makes it more contemporary. There’s a lot to be said for this combination.
Ettinger Grey/London Tan