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Monday, 25 August 2014

GarconJon wants... Style In the Studio

As a photographer, it can be difficult to be equally professional but comfortable on set. After a few years of trial and error, I think I've got the 'day in the office' gear down. It's best to stick to some simple guidelines - items which can be paired with suit trousers or raw denim and create a strong image for both. For the new season I've selected six picks to update this archetype.

See the full set for below by clicking below.

Timekeeping is very important, so a watch is always part of my outfit. Not many people know Michael Kors does clothing and accessories for men but MK has some of the sharpest on the market. I tend to reach for black and gold in situations like this - so I would really love one of these matt stainless steal watches.

Backpacks tend to be my standard form of luggage when on the move, but there's something a little clumsy about taking one on and off when with a client. It's always good to have a sleek tote to hand for those extra pieces in the city - Mismo is second to none.

A good blazer can go a long, long way and this wool one from Mr Porter fits the bill well. It's unstructured so has movement and comfort while retaining it's shape and pulling the whole look together.

I'm a sucker for great stationary. Monocle make a super ball pointpen that lasts forever, at a great price too. I've not invested in any Smythson notebooks yet but I'd really love this planner to complete the set.

Sticking with monochrome, I think some strong black specs make a great impression. Bailey Nelson is quite a new brand but doing great work and are just about to open a new store on Kings Road.

People are generally surprised when I tell them I don't carry around my Canon everywhere I go. It's best to stick to something simple and light to respond to images that simply have to be captured. This could be an iPhone but it's a hell of a lot more stylish to make it a Leica.