When I ask Jeppe to describe his style, he says:
“In one word I would say “proper”. Maybe that sounds boring, however in regard to clothing “proper” works in several ways. It means that I care for fit and proportions. It also implies that I choose clothes that I can use on a daily basis. It should be suitable for bicycling, work, theatre going, playing with children, dancing, drinking wine, and more.”
Conservative but not boring
To many nowadays bespoke suits and handmade shoes are more than proper. They will categorize a bespoke style as weirdly refined and oldwordly. However, within the context of classic style and bespoke I get what Jeppe means. He doesn’t show off. He is very conservative in his combinations, though never boring.
Caught up by bespoke suits
I ask Jeppe how he got caught up by bespoke suits and clothing.
“In high school I wore skinny jeans like most other guys. I listened to The Strokes and White Stripes. Everyday, as soon as I got home, I pulled off my trousers. Then I could relax. One day I realized just how foolish my clothes was, and I decided to find clothes that fit me. When I studied in Paris I ordered my first bespoke shirt. Experiencing that I could decide for myself was a relief, and there was no way back for me.”
Photography: Sartorial Notes