Meet Tate.Some guys just have 'it', that 'je-ne-sais-quoi' all of us long to possess but not always are able to obtain. 25 year-old Tate Geborkoff first caught my eye on Twitter, which is quite an accomplishment since profile pictures there are positively Lilliputian, but he did. So as I got to know Tate a bit better, I discovered that he not only has an alluring sense of style, but a covetable and carefully assembled wardrobe to boot. Top that off with an amiable personality, fetching features and his trademark pompadour and hey presto: you've got yourself a style icon. Drawing from an innate flair for fashion and his passion for writing (Tate is a talented playwright), he recently started a blog about his thoughts on fashion, lifestyle and theatre called 'The Glamorous Life of Tate Geborkoff'.
So tell me, who better could I pick for the first instalment of the "Le Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi" Q&A?
I’ve always loved looking put together. My grandparents had a huge role in shaping my love for fashion (especially my grandmother). My earliest fashion memory was when my grandmother took me into her bedroom and showed me her Vuitton flat shopper from the 60’s and the Burberry trench my grandfather came to America in (from 1949).
If you were forced to only wear one label for the rest of your days, what would it be?
Although I love the theatricality of Alexander McQueen and the elegance of Lanvin, if I could only wear one designer it would be Prorsum. I think what Christopher Bailey does with clothing is pure poetry.
I am desperate for this beautiful, heavy wool, McQueen toggle coat in charcoal from Barneys.
I think that there is a valid place out there for a men’s lifestyle blog with my sort of slant.
Is there anyone in the fashion industry you’d love to meet?
And finally, have you got a fundamental style rule or tip the SFG readers should know about?