We're sure it's a fact that sometimes, you meet famous people and they don't live up to your expectations. However, George Lamb was definitely just as we'd hoped. He was happy to chat to us over his pizza Express Salad and Dough balls (we don't know how he resisted his bouncer's Sloppy Giuseppe pizza though), and we found that his gentlemanly ways have transferred in to fashion...
So from what you've seen today, do you think girls of Birmingham have much style? We're from Nottingham...
Nottingham girls are quite stylish then obviously! I think your generation are really lucky, my generation, girls it was alright for, there's not too much difference now between the high end fashion and the high street, they recreate and mimic. There used to be a real gap between the two. Topman today, you can find Topman ripping off Balenciaga as they all go to the shows. Whereas before, when I was growing up you'd never wear Topman, it just wasn't cool. Same with Topshop, it was doing it's own line of clothes, but it didn't bear much resemblance to what was going on in the high fashion world. But really now they're doing the same thing.You guys have got it lucky really, as before unless you saved up and bought designer gear it was impossible. I think generally, Britain's looking a lot more stylish than it did 10 years ago.
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Who are your favourite designers?
To be honest with you I've just started a menswear line with a friend of mine, it's called A.Sauvage. We showed a short film we made, 'The Art of DE' (dress easy) at fashion week.
It's a contemporary take on traditional men's elegant tailoring. The cut often is where traditional men's tailoring will let you down. I've been wearing a lot double-breasted, normally if you ask a guy if they've any experience with double breasted is trying on their dads/grandads on whatever. It's back from when they were cut for really portly guys and so they're shlopping around all over the place. So guys are like "oh i don't like it, it's too baggy"
It's not the reality because you can get a better silhouette with a double breasted if you think about it. You get a really nice line. To be honest, I'm kind of top to bottom in our line everyday.
You should check the blog out, it's a pictorial blog with various cats wearing our stuff. It's called thisisnotasuit.tumblr.com. I wear a bit of Acne, and there's a Japanese brand called Kolor that I quite like, B-store do great stuff.
It's harder for guys to dress isn't it? There's just more diversity for women.
Totally, we're essentially all selling the same thing, it's a focus on cut and quality.
Do you have a favourite piece from your collection?
There's one I was wearing yesterday, which when you go on the website you'll see. It's a double breasted cream wool jacket, we call it the Dandy, and you wear it with burnt orange cords. It's quite colourful our stuff, but muted colours, as opposed to pop colours.
So how did you get into presenting?
I was managing bands and it was all going alright, then it was all not going alright. A might of mine just threw me a bone and said come and have a go at this.
What are you most proud of?
I've worked with a bunch of really interesting people, I've been all over the world, I've done some pretty cool jobs, I've got a nice lifestyle, I'm proud of what I've achieved in that perspective, so yeah, I'm quite happy with how it's all worked out.