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Interview - Matthew Zorpas aka The Gentleman Blogger

08-10-2012
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Here at MCM, we really love reading Matthew Zorpas' posts on The Gentleman Blogger. The Creative consultant grew up in Cyprus and studied in London where he graduated in Global Media and Communications (MSc) from the prestigious London School of Economics. Matthew's inimitable style and keen eye for fashion earned him quite a few freelance jobs with brands such as Britain's Next Top Model, Motorola and Topman. He was also voted the 2nd Best Dressed Man in Britain by Esquire Magazine UK (but in our heart he will always be first!). 

In his blog The Gentleman Blogger, he tells of his journey towards becoming a dapper gent, a long lost art amongst younger men. Today, we chat with him about style, but also the pressure of being constantly so dapper (how does he ever do this?) and of course about all things MCM!

Hi Matthew how are you? 

Hello Laetitia. I'm very well, thank you. 
I am very excited as I have just received confirmation I will be taking part in cool project during Shanghai Fashion Week!

 

Could you describe your own style for our readers?

I can't honestly define myself in any of the known style categories (classic, modern, chic etc...) I adapt, challenge and experiment with my wardrobe and what's out there. I selectively follow young designers and many times find myself becoming a white canvas which they seduce with their creations.

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How has your style evolved in the past 5 years?

I feel that my own interpretation of style is still very much in evolution, nowadays i am more confident in taking risks...  Lately I have been enjoying bringing back styles that I wore years ago and other times I am desperately looking for something totally new. 

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Photo by Kit Lee for Show Me Your Wardrobe

Does posting your outfits online have an impact on the way you dress?

Not really... Most of my posts are done during or after certain occasions, so the outfits happen to be what I usually wear in real life. I have learned to  take criticism - and I often do online - but I don't feel it ever changed or restricted the way I see / feel about my outfits. It's my journey on becoming a Gentleman...

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Matthew with designer Elizabeth Lau as seen on NY Times Fashion


What was it like to be named Esquire UK's best dressed?  Was this title difficult to follow in the years after?

I saw it as a credit from the industry, an acknowledgement if you like. It gave me one more reason to keep pushing boundaries. To keep challenging menswear fashion and present to my followers some new contemporary twists. It wasn't difficult to keep up as it's always been a passion of mine and it comes from within... I am thirsty for new discoveries.

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Image courtesy of Esquire


When did you first discover MCM?

I discovered MCM through my dear friend Kit Lee. I just couldn't stop staring at one of her handbags a few years back at one of the shows during London Fashion Week! Turns out I wasn't the only one!

What is your favourite MCM bag and why?

I will choose the Cognac Visetos Portfolio. It fits everything I need for my 'all day round' marathon! 

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Matthew at LFW wearing a suit by Xander Zhou and carrying his MCM Cognac portfolio clutch

LFW essentials - what did you carry in your Cognac Visetos Portfolio during Fashion Week?

My camera (it actually fits!), my phone, LFW invitations, some peppermint mints and my business cards. 

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What advice could you give to men who would like to start carrying bags but don't really know how?

Start by swapping your backpack for a leather document case for the evening. It's much more convenient and stylish. Progressively move to men's handbags...

Your number one style rule?

'When in doubt, overdress'

Thank you Matthew!

Love from Mademoiselle Robot

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