In addition to serving as an advisor for luxury brands, Winston Chesterfield is a professional pianist and amateur composer. He writes for Mensflair.com every weekend.
What is style to you?
“Style is a rhythm. It’s the way your body reacts to your clothes and how they in tandem create a harmony. You have to be comfortable in what you wear, but that doesn’t mean that you must wear the most comfortable clothes. It takes some time to get comfortable in, and get used to, a new style. The plants in your garden don’t flower right away and they won’t at all unless you look after them. The same goes for style.”
You manage to pull off an elegant look by dressing in highstreet brands and vintage. What advice would you give to someone who wants to dress right without spending a fortune?
“I created my blog Le Vrai Winston in 2007 in response to all the questions I used to get about where my clothes were from. People were surprised that you can find a combination of vintage inspired clothes in regular high-street stores. Designs and manufacturing are improving day by day and it’s possible to find decent stuff that fits in cheaper stores, as long as you’re patient.”