In the Hot Seat: Luke Martin of Perpetual Journeys25. 06. 2018
Luke Martin is a Part-Time Photographer and Part-Time Marketing Consultant from Hertfordshire who has a blog dedicated to his travels. Perpetual Journeys was founded by Luke and his girlfriend Hayley to document their travels around the globe. Global domination is well underway and the impressive list of places they have visited includes Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Dubai, Turkey, Morocco and Italy. Here he shares his fashion must-haves and what he'll be wearing this summer.
Describe your personal style:
Comfort is king. After comfort, my style tries to pay homage to some classic American workwear styles. It ever evolving though.
What was the first item of clothing you ever bought for yourself?
That’s a tough one. I think I first bought a pair of white and blue Air Force Ones found in a sale for about £30. Which was a bargain!
Any faux-pas you'd rather forget...?
Anytime I wore skinny jeans!
Tell us about the oldest item in your wardrobe:
I think the oldest item in my wardrobe is a black and red checked flannel shirt bought from a vintage store in Southampton in 2010. It still fits, is still on trend and still keeps me warm despite feeling thinner and worn down.
What's the most expensive thing you've ever bought, clothing-wise?
I have actually never bought anything that has broken the bank. I’m a super budgeter and that has always carried across to my clothes as well. As a result, I tended to stay away from a lot of big branded clothes and stuck to smaller more basic brands. That said, I have been lucky enough to work with some incredible brands and have had the opportunity to be gifted some very expensive clothes – like a £650 jacket.
How do you style your Yogi shoes?
My style heavily focuses on comfort and as soon as I tried on a pair of Yogi shoes I knew they’d fit into this perfectly. So, I usually opt for a wider fit trousers, either Levis 501 or a wider workwear pair. Paired with a basic tee or shirt. Nothing too elaborate or branded, but colours that compliment the shoes.
What do your Yogi shoes say about you?
Comfort supported by style. I’m in it for the long haul!
Yogi was born in the 90s, what were you doing, what were you wearing and what were you listening to back in the day?
I was born in 1992 in Virginia, United States of America. So, in the 90s I was probably wearing most of my brother’s hand-me-downs or matching with them and forever learning!
This season you'll be wearing...
I’ll be pairing my Yogi - Lawson Suede Moccasins – with a Basic Rights Cuban collar shirt and a pair of wide leg trousers from Scott Fraser Official.
Who are your style heroes? (past and present)
A.J. Livingston – Founder of Knickerbocker
Ouigi Theodore – Founder of The Brooklyn Circus
Scott Fraser – Founder of Scott Fraser Collection
What fragrance do you wear?
My current go to is – Tonka 25 by Le Labo .
Which is the best dressed nation?
Italy or Japan – But very different.
What can we expect to see for Spring/Summer?
More colours and some classic 50s inspired looks.
Which Yogi shoes will you be adding to your Spring/Summer wardrobe?
Lawson Suede Moccasin Olive.
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