Guy Chambers, songwriter, musician and record producer is an all round creative. He excels in writing tunes that are hummed the world over. His musical talent is featured on over 52 global platinum albums, with 18 number ones in Britain alone. Guy’s life is immersed in music and from a very young age he was entertaining audiences with his piano playing whilst his father was the principal flautist in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Worldwide recognition came when he started working with Robbie Williams, with Angels selling well over a million copies.
Guy has always had a love of dressing well, he fondly remembers his blue corduroy suit with epaulettes that he’d saunter around in at the age of 8. A Beatles fan, he admires the way Paul McCartney consistently dresses well and takes sartorial influence from a cocktail of the fab four with dashes of French cool in the form of Jacques Dutronc and Serge Gainsbourg. Indeed his Savile Row tailored black tie is closely modelled on a classic worn by the iconic chanteur.
In keeping with Guy’s unpretentiousness he dresses to appear approachable, open minded and positive, a far cry from many in the pop world. Now over 50 he feels it a duty to look smart with a relaxed elegance, the idea of strutting around in trainers, bumsters and trackies like a midlife crisis sufferer appalls him. Guy’s personal style takes in a love of colour and texture with easy to wear tailoring, Missoni is a favourite, which was evident from a recent shoppping spree he had in Rome when I dropped by to photograph him in his house.
Guy’s jacket in our Tresco cloth (as featured) is now a much loved part of his wardrobe; “at first sight it looks like one thing but then you notice the weave with shimmering yarns and it’s another.” And indeed Guy recounts that it was greatly admired at a recent lunch by singer Rufus Wainwright.