fashion interview by chik chak! for cerruti

Fashion Interview by CHIT-CHAK!
Photography by: Rraay
Behind the scene photo by: MemoCreation
Wardrobe by: CERRUTI 1881

Charles Lam – Fashion blogger / Designer

Fashion trend changes everyday, but suits are always the evergreen outfit. Suits and shirts have long been an essential to men fashion and there are countless rework on the material, craftsmanship and design. Charles, a renowned fashion blogger who keeps an eye on fashion, thinks that no matter how the industry changes, basics such as suits and shirts are always the timeless pieces.

1. What do you do? Fashion blogger 

2. What's your outfit to work? There is no specific restriction, but I'll definitely dress up a little bit to attend 

3. How do you feel about Italy? What is the first impression that Italy gives you? Can you choose something that represents Italy? 

Italy is a place that combines fashion, good food and art history. To me, it is wilder than France. To choose one thing to represent Italy, I'll go for the architectures in Italy as it was built long time ago and truly represents the culture of Italy.

4. How would you dress in smart casual style?

Suit jacket, plain tee with a pair of skinny jeans and leather shoes or boots. This is usually my smart casual outfit, something similar to the outfit of the main actor's of One Day. Blending something together casually to create a timeless and stylish outfit. 

5. What's the right attitude of being a gentleman?  

Truly understand yourself in terms of ability and interests before being a true gentleman. Show the best of yourself when you become a gentleman.

6.How does your outfit represent your character? 

Personally, I love doing mix and match for my outfit. This time, I love the outfit that Nam prepared, especially the shirt that constructed out of denim fabric. Denim fabric usually gives people a sense of randomness, but the outfit provides good vibes and I love it very much! 

7. To you, is there something that is immutable? 

Gentleman mentality. In different era, there is different attitude but gentleman mentality is timeless and always fits in different places or distinct era. Having this mentality, you can be a true gentleman. 

Charles Lam – Fashion blogger / Designer

潮流每天都在變,但西服卻是歷久常新。西裝、襯衣多年來在男裝潮流上有許多變化,拼布染料,無其不有,但往往基本的最受歡迎。Charles 作為男性時尚博客,見盡男裝最新潮流,接觸不少高級時裝品牌,但他卻認為無論潮流如何變遷,基本的西服永不過時。

你的工作?
「Fashion Blogger」
上班的造型是?
「工作不會要求我著得十分隆重,但當出席活動的時候便會 Dress-up 一點。」
意大利給你有甚麼感覺?想起甚麼?可否選一種東西代表意大利?
「歷史十分濃厚的地方,食物、時裝、皮具都有歷史而且是有名的,我認為他們比法國野性一點的。我會選意大利的名勝來代表意大利,因為建築會在當地有一段時間,所以能夠代表當地的文化 。」
你會如何配襯出 smart casual 風格?
「西裝外套,淨色 t-shirt,配襯一條貼身牛仔褲,最後穿一雙靴子或皮鞋。這是最常出現在我身上的 smart casual 造型,好像電影 One Day 裡男主角那種不經意的造型,十分 Timeless 和有型。」
現代男士應有態度?
「要了解自己,可能未做到 Gentlemen 之前需要時間去了解自己的喜好,能力等等。但當到 Gentlemen 時已經了解到自己想要甚麼,能夠把自己發揮得更好。」
你會如何用衣服或造型去表達你的性格?
「我自己十分喜歡穿襯衣的,這次阿南為我配襯的造型我覺得十分合適自己。尤其這件牛仔布料的襯衣,因為有時牛仔布會給人太隨意的感覺,但這樣配襯的話就會有另一種感覺。」
可否選一種東西代表歷久常新或永恆?
「Gentleman mentality。因為在不同的時代會有不同的態度,但紳士的品格或心理在每個年代都適用,都是 Timeless 的。用這個心態去配襯的話,我覺得任何時候都能令自己發光。」