This 2012 BBC Sports Personality Of The Year may have been one of the closest contests of recent times but there was one clear winner in the style stakes: Bradley Wiggins.
One of our favourite local lads, otherwise know as the man who conquered the Tour De France and made gold the only accessory to wear this summer looked particularly striking in a Mark Powell bespoke suit last night. To mark his triumph, GQ spoke to Wiggins about his first mod purchase, trying to look like Sting and why going bespoke is worth the wait.
There is absolutely no point having a decent suit on if you are wearing scruffy shoes.I’ve got a pair of Prada loafers that I really like. They have tassels on the front and I bought them from Selfridges.
The first item of clothing I thought was really stylish was a Fred Perry T-shirt. I bought it in 1988 when I was about nine I think. It was a blue one and I loved it.
What should no man have in his wardrobe?A bumbag.
I suppose this is a bit obvious for me really but I’d have to go with Paul Weller for my best-dressed British man. He always looks the business.
The most common style mistake most men make? Letting their wives dress them.
I suppose the worst haircut I had was when I was in my early twenties: I bleached my hair. I remember seeing Sting in Quadrophenia and thought it looked really cool. It did on him!
What does nobody tell you about getting a bespoke suit? That it takes a long time. You have to keep going for fittings, and it still takes ages before it is finished. It’s worth it though.
My Time by Bradley Wiggins is out now (Yellow Jersey Press, £20). To buy your copy for the special price of £17 (including free UK and N Ireland p&p) call 01206 255 800 and quote the reference “GQ”.