Taylor Steele, an award-winning director and producer, who broke new ground with his surf film ‘Momentum’ and continues to surprise us with film after film through his production company Poor Specimen. Here Taylor shares what he needs most when he’s on the road, bouncing from location to location.
TAYLOR STEELE | STYLE-LIST
What is your favorite city and neighborhood?
NYC gives me positive energy and inspires me the most out of any place I’ve been so far.
What is your favorite hotel?
Chateau Marmont. I stayed their recently and it feels like Old Hollywood.
Your favorite restaurant and dish?
Zenbu Cardiff Cougar Roll.
Any dive bar with good friends or good music will do.
Favorite vacation location?
Tibet is on the list.
Favorite surf spot / board?
Broken head or Lennox heads with a motorboat (Merrick)
Favorite duffel or suitcase?
Suitcase is cooler but I seem to always have an old pelican case filled with camera stuff.
Verlaine menswear debuting this fall. I’ve seen the samples they are cool.
Favorite jean brand?
An old black sweater my wife got me. Don’t know who made it.
Essential wardrobe items?
Just some hats and old black shoes.
Favorite time of year?
Your style icon?
Wes Anderson and Terrence Malick
Personal style tips for others?
Be yourself and change it up.
Preferred jacket style?
Wool coat and warm.
Your salon or barber?
Favorite grooming product?
Coffee or tea?
Favorite shoe maker?
Nike custom Bespokes
1970’s BMW R50/5 Toaster motorcycle
Favorite watch /watch brand?
Essential gadget you can’t live without?
RED ONE & GoPro
Your favorite book?
Blood Meridian (McCarthy)
Favorite not for profit?
Todd Diciurcio & Richard Phillips