Ilan Chétrite

The artis­tic di­rec­tor of San­dro Homme dines in Paris, hits the beach in Is­rael and reveres Robert De Niro

Esquire (UK) - - STYLE -

Food and drink

Dish: Toro sushi.

Spirit: Johnnie Walker Blue La­bel. Cock­tail: Gin and tonic.

Restau­rant: Miznon, Paris.

Junk food: Tu­nisian sand­wich.

Sweets: All, ex­cept Haribo ba­nanas.


Home­town: Paris, France. Des­ti­na­tion: Tel Aviv, Is­rael. Ho­tel: The Nor­man, Tel Aviv.

Beach: Any pub­lic beach, Tel Aviv. City: Jerusalem.

Pack­ing es­sen­tial: My pass­port.


Phone: iPhone. Lap­top: iMac Pro.

Soundsys­tem: Bose.

Head­phones: Beats by Dre. Car: No car, just a Yamaha scooter. Bike: Some­times on hol­i­day.


Book: La Promesse de l’Aube (Prom­ise at Dawn), by Ro­main Gary.

Film: Once Upon a Time in Amer­ica (1984).

Al­bum: The Mise­d­u­ca­tion of Lau­ryn Hill (1998). Play: I’d rather go to the cinema.

Di­rec­tor: Ser­gio Leone.

Artist: Ru­dolf Stin­gel.


Watch: My iPhone. Pen: The first one I can find. Gad­get: Not a gad­get man. Web­site: Google, it can take me any­where.

In­sta­gram ac­count: @hu­man­sofny.


Suit: Navy dou­ble-breasted by San­dro Homme.

Shoes: Alden.

Jeans: Vin­tage Levi’s.

Shirts: Sim­ple cot­ton in the right white or sky blue.

Train­ers: New Bal­ance 990 in grey suede.

Tie: Not un­less I have to.

Tuxedo: Black pointed-col­lar tuxedo by San­dro Homme.

Over­coat: Navy dou­ble-breasted coat by San­dro Homme.

Hat: I don’t tend to wear hats.

Sun­glasses: Dark tor­toise San­dro Homme SS ’18.

Wal­let: Sim­ple black leather card holder.


Style icon: My grand­fa­ther.

Child­hood hero: Michael Jack­son.

Film star: Robert De Niro — in Once

Upon a Time in Amer­ica.

Muse: No muse; peo­ple from ev­ery­day life can in­spire a lot.


Face wash: Soap.

Fra­grance: Blen­heim Bou­quet by Pen­haligon’s.

Ra­zor: I never wet shave. Sham­poo: My kids’ sham­poo.

Hair prod­uct: Noth­ing at all.

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