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Style Q&A with Nathan Guthrie

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Shown with a Matthias Kaupermann cornhole board, Nathan Guthrie is wearing one of his brand’s hand-stitched belts; photograph by Melissa Toms

June 28, 2017

Style Q&A with Nathan Guthrie
The founder and creative director of Matthias Kaupermann, which launched in 2015 with luxe cornhole boards, fills us in on his new belts and summer faves

Q: What inspired Matthias Kaupermann’s new belts?
I love my monogrammed, engine-turned sterling-silver buckle, yet found it too dressy for most casual situations. I felt a needlepoint strap would make it suitable for pairing with jeans and khakis, but nothing existed that would accommodate my slide buckle. Finally, I designed my own.

Q: Do you have a go-to summer shoe?
Flip-flops and driving mocs because I prefer to go sans socks whenever appropriate. SWIMS’ “Lace Loafer” is perfect for the pool.

Q: What kind of bag do you pack for a weekend getaway?
Sometimes it’s difficult to distinguish between Monday and Friday nights in Charleston. Any work day could turn into a trip to IOP or Sullivan’s, so I like to keep a “go bag” in my backseat with essentials like a beach towel, swim trunks, shirt, flip-flops, and toiletries. Filson’s duffel holds it all while aging gracefully.

Q: Which personal accessory are you most particular about?
I’m weird in that I have to coordinate my hat with the rest of my outfit. I’ve collected more than a hundred hats from various trips, but my favorite is my sun-faded red canvas one with the Matthias Kaupermann logo.

Q: Name a favorite summertime activity.
I love being anywhere near the water. Strolling along the Battery at sunset, relaxing at the beach on Sullivan’s Island, or reeling in a big red on a boat are all at the top of my list.

Q: We hear you enjoy golf; do you have any gear recommendations?
Hands down, my favorite performance polo is the “Competition Stripe Stretch Jersey Polo” by Peter Millar. Its lightweight, moisture-wicking fabric keeps you cool and looking sharp from the course to the clubhouse.

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