My perfect weekend: Alexander Mavros

The silver mogul and son of Patrick Mavros shares his tips and tricks for a top weekend

If the weather is sunny and perfect in London, what will you be up to this weekend?

I will play tennis with my wife – and do everything I can to beat her! Then, I’ll likely go to the farmers market at the Duke of York Square with my kids for oysters and dumplings, and we will definitely spend Sunday having a big barbecue – African style! And that’ll be with my brothers, cousins and friends.

What are some of your favourite weekend things to do?

Some of my favourite things to do on a weekend would be to spend a little of my extra time reading – I’ve got an ever-growing back log of books that I’m dying to immerse myself into. I also like discovering exciting new places, and practising with my bow.

What are 3 traits that you believes make a gentleman?

Manners, empathy and humbleness.

What are your top 3 style tips for gentlemen?

Always wear a pocket square in your jacket. Your shoes should always be polished and, if your trousers have belt loops, there should definitely be a belt inside them.

What is the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?

Probably when we opened up our flagship store in London at the age of 23!

Where did you go for your last weekend getaway?

I took my wife fly fishing – in the gin-clear streams of Slovenia!

What’s the best thing about being a dad?

The best thing about being a dad is that moment when you get a kiss or a hug – or any form of acknowledgement – from that little person. It quite literally means everything to you!

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