On my wrist
My Style Essentials: Simon Clark
Model and face of Montblanc fragrances Simon Clark reveals his penchant for performance wear, and the one purchase he regrets letting go
I’m wearing a Montblanc Summit Smart watch in stealthy black. I absolutely love it. It puts my previous ‘watch for life’, which I bought when I was 21, out of business.
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In my sights
Endura, the Scottish bike clothing manufacturer, has just brought out a ‘onesie’ for winter mountain biking. It’s an absolute must-have for any discerning mountain biker.
In my wardrobe
I just splashed out on a Patagonia Pluma jacket and Patagonia untracked pants, Oakley flight deck snow goggles, Hestra army leather patrol 5 gloves and a pair of Salomon MTN Lab ski touring boots. I promise I will get ten years, if not longer, of use out of this kit. I’m loyal to these brands as they’ve taken great care of me over the years. I even dumped my old kit back on Patagonia through its recycling scheme.
On my radar
After the ‘Beast from the East’ cold weather snap extended winter, I began to think that I could do with a Woolrich Lp Arctic Parka Df.
On my travels
I always take my Leica M-D. It’s a digital range finder camera with no LCD screen, so no digital menu to get tangled up in. Just a manual dial for shutter speed, aperture, distance and manual focus only. Take the picture and tip-toe away.
In my past
I sold my 1968 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti super to help raise the deposit for my first home. Turns out some things should never be sold. Check out Eric Bana’s excellent documentary Love the Beast on the very subject.
I’d like to spend time walking the foothills of the world’s mountain ranges, sleeping under the stars accompanied by the words of Walt Whitman’s poem ’Song of Myself’
On my agenda
I want to catch Charles Aznavour at the Royal Albert Hall. I was lucky enough to see Leonard Cohen there, just before he passed away.
In my dreams
So, imagining I’m rich beyond my wildest dreams, I’d grab the wife and kids, head down to the local helicopter dealership on a Sunday morning and buy myself an Airbus EC130 T2, in black to match my watch. Why? Because this thing can buy you the most precious commodity of all: time.
In my future
Hang out with Peter Lindbergh and see if any of his genius rubs off on me.
On my bucket list
I’d like to spend time walking the foothills of the world’s mountain ranges, sleeping under the stars accompanied by the words of Walt Whitman’s poem ’Song of Myself’.
On the nose
I like all three of the Montblanc Legend fragrances, Original, Spirit and Night, each created for different occasions. I’m privileged to work for Montblanc – and smell this good!
Montblanc Original, Spirit and Night are available from Boots. Prices start from £38