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Why I Wear What I Wear: David Biscaye

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Art & leisure

"My clothes reflect the same aesthetic that informs my designs: quiet, sophisticated, one of a kind. Everything in the new Thom Browne flagship atelier in TriBeCa was handpicked. The clocks are custom-made. The clothing racks, the blinds, the floors­—they’re all unique. I be­­gan wearing Thom’s suits six years ago be­­cause they’re beautifully crafted. I wanted the store to match that." Thom Browne suit, $5,300; tie, $180; shoes, $1,210. At Thom Browne, 100 Hud­son St., New York; 212-633-1197.

Simple Standards

"I’m not fussy. I don’t wear a pocket square and I never wear belts. I almost exclusively wear gray suits. My shirts are Hermès, in white or pale blue." Hermès cotton button-down, $405;

Grandfather’s Clock

"I wear a gold Girard Perregaux that my grandfather received as a gift in 1945. I had always admired how handsome it looked on his wrist."

Past Inspirations

"I love Rome, in particular the vintage shops of the Trastevere neighborhood. I discovered an Italian Navy vest there, which I wear under my suit on cold days for extra warmth. My Ray-Bans are also vintage and I’ve worn the same pair for years."

Hair Raiser

"I’ve been cutting my own hair for eighteen years with just a clipper. And I use only water to style it. I couldn’t stand sitting in a chair and waiting for a cut. As with my work, I like to be in control of the architectural results."

Biscaye Freres is located at 50 E. 78th St., New York (212-774-2725).


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