Tom Ford’s life has changed quite a bit over the years. The Evening Standard profiles the designer, who says his life is far less glamourous than what people might expect. Though he admits he had his days of partying, drinking, working out and bathing five times a day, Ford says that time is behind him now that he is a father. His home is littered with toddler toys and though Ford’s appearance is still impeccable, he says he has relaxed a bit when it comes to dressing and grooming.
“When I got up this morning, I was going to trim my beard because I knew I was having this interview and I needed to look good. It’s going quite grey, which I sometimes camouflage with Just For Men beard dye — do not put that in the article! — and I just didn’t even have the energy,” he said. As for his perfectly-tailored suits? Those are a bit of a front. Like some of the men in our lives, sometimes Ford just doesn’t have the will to put on a fresh suit every day. “This old dirty suit! I literally just pick up the suit from the night before and put it on. Sometimes I have another uniform — jeans, a jean shirt and a different jacket — and it’s one or the other of those outfits. I used to make more of an effort in the mornings but I don’t anymore.” If a day-old worn suit is what Tom considers letting himself go, we’re thinking that maybe more guys should take a page from his book.
Ford also admits that his workout regimen has changed, and by changed he means has been nixed completely. He hasn’t worked out in over two years. While he says he stays slim by eating right, he does have a guilty pleasure. “There may be a pack of Percy Pigs during the day or a couple of doughnuts, or if I’m in America, Hostess Donettes — those cheap little white powdery things. I mean, if I even see them, I have to eat the pack! So there’s junk layered on top of a really healthy diet.” And now, the image of Tom Ford dusting his suit lapel off because it got a little Hostess powder on it is blessedly forever etched into our minds.
Thank you for this, Mr. Ford.
[via Evening Standard]