Sunday 22 October 2017

Art O'Connor: Art's tweed tailoring and sheepskin jacket is given a contemporary slant by pairing with skinny jeans and slimline Chelsea boots

Art O'Connor
Art O'Connor

He is Art O'Connor (23), emigrant departing the country in search of greener pastures, from Donegal

He wears Jacket by Oakleaf, my grandmother's. Waistcoat, gift from a friend. Shirt, €20, H&M. Tie, €20, and jeans, €60, both Topman. Bag is a laptop case that came with a PC. Boots, €60, Harlequin.

What is your ...

•Favourite shop?

Harlequin.

•Best bargain buy?

A green corduroy waistcoat for €15 from Helter Skelter in Temple Bar.

•Biggest splurge?

A brown leather, waist-length, fitted jacket from Slevins in Donegal for €350 when I was 15.

•Best- and worst-dressed style icons?

The best is Tom Waits and the worst is Neil Jordan.

•Favourite label or designer?

Marc Jacobs.

•Monthly spend on clothes?

At the moment, nothing.

•Last fashion buy?

This tie.

•Biggest fashion mistake?

A white, pirate-style, lace-up shirt from a friend -- which I wore Jude Law low.

•What do you love and hate in fashion?

I love smart tailoring and I hate Abercrombie & Fitch branded T-shirts.

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