British model James Yates’ stellar career has taken him around the world, shooting campaigns for the likes of Hugo Boss and Tom Ford and allowing him to call Los Angeles and Australia home in recent years. His jet setting has all helped him amass a social media following of more than 150,000 fans on Instagram, where he shares workout tips, editorial shoots and insights into the glamorous life of an international male model. We sat down with Yates during a Clements and Church bespoke suit fitting to ask him some quick fire style questions…
When travelling, what do you always pack?
Laptop, journal, headphones, skipping rope
Two- or three-piece?
Occasion depending but if smart I like a 3 piece
Double- or single-breasted?
Generally I’m single breasted
Oxfords or monkstraps?
Best car you’ve ever driven?
Aston Martin DB9. I felt like James Bond for a few mins.
What would you call your yacht?
Aberdaron – a place in Wales that means a great deal to my family.
What is your favourite film?
Shawshank Redemption – but isn’t that everyone’s? Otherwise The Dark Knight.
Last track you played on Spotify?
Girl at the Rock Show by Blink 182
What is the last book you read?
Atomic Habits by James Clear.
Surfing or skiing?
Oooo tough one. I’ll go surfing, as I snowboard, but they’d be tied.
What do you order at a bar?
A repasado soda.
Who would play you in a film?
I would quite like to play Iron Man.
What food could you not give up?
Where would you retire?
What quote to you live by?
“Not trying kills more dreams than failure ever will.”
What does true men’s style mean to you?
Timeless, versatile, detailed.
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