Why Tom Ford gets up earlier than you think (4.30am)
The designer reveals all in an interview with Mr. Porter
Tom Ford opens up in a new interview with online luxury menswear purveyor – Mr. Porter. The iconic, multi-talented American sheds light on many interesting subjects, including why he wakes up at an eye-watering 4.30am. Discover some of the best parts of the special feature below...
“I USED TO PLAN WHAT I WAS GOING TO LOOK LIKE AT 50 YEARS OLD. YEAH, I WAS GOING TO HAVE SOME GREY RIGHT HERE – WHICH I HAVE DECIDED NOT TO HAVE FOR THE MOMENT – I WAS GOING TO HAVE MORE HAIR [HE SMILES], BUT OTHER THAN THAT I AM EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BE.”
On being a father to two-and-a-half-year-old son, Jack:
"I feel less sexy now that I'm a father – and actually there's a scientific reason for that, I read that men who are the primary caregivers of children have lower testosterone levels. It drops, according to some reports, because nature wants the man to stay with the children and not let them wander off... Now I don't know if my testosterone levels have dropped or not, I haven't had them tested, but I feel less sexy, definitely. "
On food and the office:
"My assistants think I don't like people who eat," he says, laughing. "It's true I don't like to see or smell food in the office. But I don't like the staff to leave the office, either. I've never actually seen anyone here eat. Perhaps they eat under their desks when I'm in here doing interviews."
On his morning routine:
"I get up and make myself a gigantic iced coffee," he says. "I then answer emails and work until about 6am. Then I will head upstairs and have a second giant iced coffee and lay in the bathtub. I don't like warm drinks of any kind. I lay in my bathtub with a bendable straw in my coffee and no lights and only one candle lit. I love that time in the morning when no one else is awake, and I'm alone, and then I can slowly come to life."
Read the full interview with Mr. Porter here.