My Style Files: TV3 presenter Deric Ó h’Artagáin
He's one of Ireland's most stylish men, regularly landing on best dressed lists for his daring wardrobe choices.
So who better to kick off our new style series than TV3 presenter Deric Ó h’Artagáin? Here, he talks us through his most memorable looks.
"Over the years, my style has evolved along with my personality. Music and movie icons like Jared Leto and Brandon Flowers influence my fashion choices. I’m not really a ‘tag hag’ and don’t own many designer clothes, but I always like to mix and match high street with high end. Menswear trends constantly chop and change, so I like to keep on track of the latest seasonal styles and incorporate them into my look.
From clean-cut classic to the lazy lumberjack look, there’s now something for everyone. For me, it’s all about having an eye for adventure and taking a risk from time to time. I don’t spend hours pondering over what I’ll wear on air - I simply put a look together and I’m out the door in a matter of minutes! I love to support home-grown Irish brands and give a platform to up-and-coming creative and innovative young designers.
I got this tailor-made suit in India after we wrapped filming my ‘Journey of Hope’ slum documentary. Calcutta is the king of textiles and fabrics so I couldn’t resist bringing something home. I wore this look to the red carpet premiere of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. With Hollywood actors Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell all in attendance, I wanted to make a red carpet style statement!
The Wedding Guest
This look was for to wedding of my good friend Nikki Hayes and her now husband Frank Black. I like to play with palettes and this outfit is a complete mish-mash of clashing colour. The suit is from the J by Jasper Conran range at Debenhams and my white leather shoes by Italian designer Sergio Rossi were a bargain from TK Maxx at €50.
All White On The Night
This white suit from Zara was a tricky one to pull off. I recently participated in the Strictly Against Breast Cancer with my dance partner Teresa Costello, who is a breast cancer survivor - we danced the tango and I wanted to complement her style on the night. I completed the look with a pink shirt, purples shoes and dickie-bow from Neon Menswear to tie in with the breast cancer colour scheme.
I like to shop online from time to time and this outfit for opening night of The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre comes from Littlewoods Ireland. The Aztec print vest was a nod to a summer seasonal tribal trend and I completed the look with an Armani watch and shoes from Neon Menswear in Dublin.
A more daring look, this ensemble I put together for the recent Zoolander 2 premiere in Dublin. I purchased the sequin jacket by Dsquared2 in Brown Thomas and I mis-matched it with a pleather t-shirt from Greek label Modus Vivendi. The drain-pipe pale pink jeans were courtesy of Topman."
Deric Ó h’Artagáin is a weather presenter on TV3's Ireland AM