Menswear designer Ashish Soni has a penchant for bespoke eyewear and bold prints.
Describe your personal style in three words.
Comfort comes first.
How do you accessorize your look?
A dash of colour always adds zing to whatever you’re wearing. A bright pocket square, bold socks or colourful suede loafers do the trick for me.
You’re big on bespoke eyewear.
I discovered made-to-choice eyewear in London about four years ago. An eyewear tailor helps you choose a shape and takes your facial measurements. Then you select the material – horn, wood or acrylic – based on your skin and hair colour. Five weeks later, you go in for a fitting to fine tune your frame and book an appointment with an optometrist. The final product is delivered a week after that.
Which are some of the bespoke pairs you own?
I own custom-made pairs from brands like Tom Davies and Wesley Knight. The next one on my list is a pair from Smith & Norbu.
And your favourite eyewear brands?
It’s a long list – Cutler and Gross, Miu Miu, Linda Farrow, Mykita, Hoffman, Masunaga and Götti.
What do you normally pick up from your travels?
Shoes are a big weakness. Even when I don’t have too much time, I manage to buy a new pair.
Recent finds you can’t get enough of?
Moët Ice, Tom Ford’s Grey Vetiver fragrance and Fujian White Silver Needle Pekoe Tea from Fortnum & Mason.
Three things every man should have in his wardrobe?
A great black suit, a pair of second-skin jeans and a perfect white shirt.To read more, subscribe to the print edition or get the single digital copy now.