A Gentleman Named series is a new concept created to shine light on men we believe are stylish, interesting, and talented in their own unique way. We aim to delve into the minds behind it all, and delivery to you, our reader, an introspective into the lives of men you can learn from. Today we chat with Joe Ha of The Finery Company
How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style is clean, sharp and subdued as I like the clean and crisp lines of the English Tailoring yet prefer the softness/easiness of Italian Tailoring. As for colour, I prefer to be quite monotonic as to avoid any dominate colors taking over the entire look
What is your most cherished item?
I actually do not have a lot of attachment to my belongings as my preferences change, and I am much happier looking forward to new and better things in the future.
Where is your favorite place to dine?
An Italian restaurant called “palais de Goumont” in Seoul, exceptional in all areas!
What is the best advice you’ve received from your parents?
“Be humble and Work Hard”
What are you extremely passionate about?
I am passionate about working with clients to create their individual styles effectively. Everyone is different: in age, personally preferences, budget, complexion etc. Being able to attend to everyone’s needs and requirements with my experience and skill set give me the most pleasure, especially seeing clients looking incredible in the final products being worn.
What gentleman do you think embodies pure elegance and style?
I think a gentleman is born within oneself, it doesn’t matter what you have on, if you are not a gentlemen at heart, you are not a gentlemen and it will show. Being confident, kind, considerate and modest will show in your face even if you are not wearing a bespoke suit, etc. I have met a few gentlemen that one day I would want to become, and they were everyday people, not fashion icons.
What do you consider a staple in a man’s wardrobe?
White/Blue shirts with effective collars, navy/grey suits, navy blazer with grey odd trousers, and dark brown pair of oxfords. All things you can start to build on, universal no matter who’s wearing it.