Hi Matt! What item of clothing would you save if your wardrobe was on fire?
I have an amazing pair of ASOS jeans that aren't available any more so I'd save those! They're the best jeans I've ever owned (and I'm not just sucking up). They probably look ridiculously different from when I first bought them from so much washing.
What is your biggest fashion mistake/regret?
I wore a turtleneck jumper on national TV. I had thousands of tweets giving me grief for it. I thought it looked OK but I was clearly wrong. The exec producer of the show came up to me afterwards and banned me from ever wearing one on her show again.
Did you belong to any style tribes or subcultures as a kid?
I was an emo, if I was anything, but I never really fully committed to it – I mostly just had elements of whatever was fashionable at the time. Although I did own a pair of girls' skinny jeans from Primark and rocked a pretty mean swishy fringe.
Who is killing it, style-wise, right now?
YouTube star Jim Chapman always looks dapper. Jack Guinness is someone I always admire from afar but don’t have the balls to go up to and compliment and Dermot O’Leary is always flawless. I occasionally use the same stylist when I need something for an event.
Who is your all-time style icon and why?
I love casualwear, so Dermot – when he is casual – always looks great. He’s the stylish man I’d like to grow into. Harry Styles looks cooler than me alhough he’s younger than me, which makes me sad and jealous.
What’s the most indulgent item of clothing you've ever bought?
Probably a pea coat. Not amazingly indulgent but it was quite expensive at a time when I didn’t have much cash. I really want a Burberry trench coat but keep wimping out of spending more on a coat than I do on rent!
What’s your favourite brand/designer?
I'm very high-street. Jack Wills do nice jeans. I like Jigsaw and Ted Baker, too. ASOS are amazing for jeans and anything plain – basic T-shirts make up most of my wardrobe. Blue Corner Store are a cool new web store who do great printed tees with a bit of alternative vibe.
Do you shop for yourself or just get sent stuff?
I mostly shop for myself – I get some stuff sent to me but not as much as you’d imagine. My girlfriend is a model and presenter [ex-MIC star Ashley James] so she has bags sent to her everyday and I get quite jealous! I have lots of clothes from The Xtra Factor that I still wear and if I’m honest I just wear stuff I’ve had for years and years. I love clothes, but when I find something I like I’ll wear it until it falls apart.
Are you pro or anti beards?
Anti. I can’t grow one, so I automatically envy anyone who can. I can only grow a Beppe-style goatee. Shameful.
Any tattoos? If not, what would you get tattooed if you had to?
No tattoos at all. I don’t think I’m anywhere near cool enough to pull one off! If I was to get anything, it’d be a memento from my tour, I think. So the title of it tattooed somewhere. I used to want ‘Jokes’ tattooed on my hand because it's where I write my jokes when I do a show and I could list them under it!
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