Who’s be­hind the wheels

Show us what you drive, and we’ll tell you who you are.

Esquire (Malaysia) - - CONTENTS -

It’s all in the de­tails. Show us what you drive, and we’ll tell you who you are.

Mer­cedes-benz 300 SL steer­ing wheel (1954–63). With its im­pec­ca­ble de­tails and at­ten­tion-grab­bing gull-wing doors, the fastest pro­duc­tion car of its time was also one of the most stylish. Hat by Her­mès; sun­glasses by Sal­va­tore Fer­rag­amo; tie by A. P. C.; cuff links by Canali; shoes by Issey Miyake Men; Series 3 watch by Ap­ple.

Jaguar E-type wire wheel (1961–75). These “knock­offs” meant faster tire changes while rac­ing and are un­de­ni­ably classy, but man, were they hard to clean. Shoes by Scarpe di Bianco; key chain by Asprey; For­mula 1 chrono­graph by TAG Heuer; gloves by Hes­tra.

Porsche 912 speedome­ter (1966). Nearly all vin­tage Porsches have cult fol­low­ings, but the 912 may have one of the cul­ti­est be­cause of its per­fect min­i­mal­ist de­sign—just look at that type­face. Glasses by Dior Homme; key chain by Ber­luti; pocket square by Charvet; ring by Gucci.

Alfa Romeo Duetto Spi­der steer­ing wheel (1969). When the unique Duetto Spi­der ap­peared in The Grad­u­ate, it put Alfa on the map in Amer­ica. Port­fo­lio by Bot­tega Veneta; boots by Ber­luti; sun­glasses by Gior­gio Ar­mani; wal­let by Go­yard.

Ferrari 488 Chal­lenge steer­ing wheel (2017). The se­ri­ously stripped-down, race-only Fer­raris may not have AC, but they do have drinks at the push of a but­ton. Wal­let by Her­mès; Mille Miglia 2017 Race Edi­tion watch by Chopard; zip-up wal­let by Burberry; key chain by Tod’s; sun­glasses by Ray-ban.

Ford GT car­bon-fiber wheel (2016). The ul­ti­mate light­weight op­tion—it saves more than two pounds per cor­ner—on Amer­ica’s great­est su­per­car. Sneak­ers by Ralph Lau­ren; belt by Prada; sun­glasses by Ermenegildo Zegna; card case and wal­let by Etro.

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