On my wrist
My Style Essentials: George Barnett
Would you rather be a model or a rock star? These New Puritans’ drummer George Barnett does both… No shock, then, that he boasts serious style game
I wear a black Rolex GMT Master with red detailing. I chose this watch because I can wear it if I’m making things, swimming, building – basically, whenever, whatever. It’s never let me down so far
In my sights
I’d love a massive authagraph map, then ideally a map room to go with it – just a map room, not asking for much! I’d like a huge Google map, spanning an entire wall, but in an authagraph format… perhaps just zoom in and sit in the Sahara for a bit.
From a sartorial perspective, there are some pretty slick Cuban heel python boots from the Dunhill SS19 show that I liked the look of – they’re totally my style.
In my wardrobe
The one item I couldn’t get rid of is a long-sleeve T-shirt which I’ve owned for years; there’s something so soft about it. It was probably produced in the 1980s and has faded from black to a dark grey. A screen-printed wizard adorns each sleeve.
Naivety is a good thing. I’m getting back to that: things liked without reason
On the nose
I am currently wearing the new Century fragrance from Dunhill. It smells as good as I look in the campaign! [Insert winky face.] But seriously – it’s great. Very refreshing, a proper fragrance with a beautiful bottle too.
On my radar
Naivety is a good thing. I’m getting back to that: things liked without reason. At this moment in time, fashion doesn’t interest me that much. But saying that, I’ve always liked making things and clothes – the construction of them. I studied pattern cutting as a teenager.
On my travels
I carry as little as possible, but always make sure that I have something good to read. Plus this summer I’ll be taking Dunhill Century with me to wear in the evenings.
In my dreams
I’d buy a film studio in the middle of nowhere, included would be a crew of 30 on a salary for three years. I’d also buy all Leos Carax archive footage, some huge paintings for my mum plus an island in the Balearics.
I haven’t really got involved with religion yet, maybe that’s on the way
In my past
There was a leather jacket in 2008 that I’d borrowed from my then girlfriend’s dad. I left it on the Eurostar. Gutted.
On my agenda
I haven’t really got involved with religion yet, maybe that’s on the way. Perhaps it would be good to start off by visiting all places of worship in the capital. Go round and test out the acoustics – get a taste for it all.
In my future
I want to work more with my friends as I feel it’s important to keep things close. That way more extreme and fun ideas evolve.
On my bucket list
Read more. Draw more. Spend more time with my family – the important things.
George Barnett is the new face of Dunhill Century fragrance available now at Harrods