Ac­tion Man

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A life­long Bel­staff cus­tomer (he owns 46 waxed Road­mas­ter jack­ets) and a paid-up mem­ber of the South Lon­don Mo­tor­cy­cle Club, Ac­tion Man wears a Bre­itling Emer­gency (in case he gets lost on the M4 vis­it­ing his mum), takes fly­ing lessons out of Dux­ford and rides a Tri­umph in to work ev­ery day. His favourite film is

The Great Es­cape, but the clos­est he’s ever come to a prison break is travers­ing the West Dul­wich school run. Hard­wear­ing out­er­wear aside, Ac­tion Man is pas­sion­ate for APC selvedge jeans (the kind that crack when walk­ing), heavy Red Wing boots (a few sizes too big), and those itchy fish­er­men’s jumpers you find in army sur­plus stores (though he gets his from lux­ury brand Pri­vate White VC, made from ex­pen­sive triple-ply cash­mere). Hol­i­day-wise it’s Corn­wall in sum­mer, Scot­land in win­ter, and given that he started bald­ing early, it’s pana­mas for the for­mer and Lock & Co bean­ies for the lat­ter. Dogs? Hun­dreds.

The garb: Bel­staff biker jack­ets, Pri­vate White fish­er­man’s jumpers, APC jeans, Red Wing boots.

The habi­tat: Dul­wich, the in­side of a waxed jacket.

The ac­ces­sory: A Tri­umph, obvs.

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