With his distinct signature style, Mathias le Févre has become one of the street style favourites during the biannual fashion weeks. We met the Danish style guru to talk about his personal style, style icons, how to travel in style and his decision to pursue a career in London.

You only need a quick scroll through Mathias le Févres feed on Instagram to be able to draw the same conclusion as I already did a few years ago: Mathias le Févre is one of the absolutely best dressed men in Denmark 

The 25 year old Dane moved to London – the epicenter of classic tailoring and menswear –  more than five years ago to pursue his dream within the lifestyle and fashion industry. Since then, Mathias le Fèvre has manifested his name in the international fashion landscape due to his unique and distinct signature style which is characterised by Savile Row vibes, 70s references and a potpourri of inspirational suits and looks in general. You can also be sure to see his outfits in the streetstyle gallery on Vogue, GQ and so on during the international men’s fashion weeks. And the list of exclusive brands Mathias le Févre has worked with with already include Salvatore Ferragamo, Christian Louboutin Rolls Royce, Vacheron Constantin and Ralph Lauren.

Have you always been interested in fashion?

Style has always been my core of self-expression. Flicking the time back to 2012, this is when my style journey began. I was 16 years old, still living in Denmark and while still in school I started my own online business, selling building materials online. It might seem unusual for a teenager going into such an industry, but since I was 12 years old, I had been working for my family’s company which was selling heated wooden flooring solutions. Entrepreneurship must have been wired into my DNA because I poured my heart and soul into the company and absolutely loved it. But being a young man in business, I quickly realised that you are addressed as you are dressed. So, with no education in dressing, I through books and online journals started learning the basics of what makes a great suit. Tailoring became my greatest hobby and I had developed a deep hunger to explore every stich of its craft.

When did you take the decision to make a career in fashion?

When I moved to London in 2015 to set up the UK department of my business, I got carried away with exploring the workshops of Savile Row and connected with the characters of this extraordinary pocket of an industry. I started an online journal and interviewed artisans who were shimmering with passion when they spoke about their craft. At this point my vision for the future became a blur, I had for years counted on this set plan and naively thought that I had my life figured out at a young age. But as a part of me growing up it suddenly became crystal clear that success is measured in more than the digests in your bank account or the things that you own. I realised that a rich life is living and breathing what you love. I decided to resign from the business that I had spent 4 years building and hit reset on my plan for the future. I put a simple goal for myself: If I could just make a living from working with my passion, I would be happy. And now, almost 6 years later, I can say that this was the best decision I have ever made!

How would you define your personal style?

I’ve always found it challenging to put words my personal style because I fear putting myself in a box and restricting myself to a certain path. My sense of dressing is ever-changing with a heart of sartorial love that is fuelling every day’s new experiment of tones, textures and layers. I appreciate all eras of fashion, however I’m especially fond of the 1920’s formal suiting and the 1970’s rock and roll flair.

We love following your travels, where is your favourite place to visit and why?

Through my work I spend a lot of time in Italy. When it is not pandemic, I go there approximately 6 times a year and it is my favourite place for business and pleasure. The Italian food, the Italian people and the Italian weather… However, I would say that my place to visit, is the place that I have not yet been. Nothing compares to exploring the unknown.

What can’t you travel without?

I can’t travel without…. my passport. Do not need much to have a good time. I often go away and pack as little as possible. That said, I probably would say my camera.