clos-ette case: Peter Som

Posted on March 01, 2013 by Linley Taber

Peter Som has built a reputation as a master of eminently chic, feminine clothing. Need proof? See First Lady Michelle Obama frequently stepping out in his designs, or check out his latest collection (it’s to die for). But when we visited the San Francisco native at his West Village home, we found that in his own wardrobe, a sort of sporty simplicity reigns supreme. Classic oxfords are arranged by color, smart sneakers fill up an orderly cabinet, and a pair of well-loved L.L. Bean boots have their own nook. And all of these wares are hidden behind custom mirrored doors off of the Som’s elegant bedroom –proof that Som might also add ‘master of smart storage’ to his long list of accolades. Here, the designer gives us a tour. 

clos-ette case Peter Som

How would you describe your personal style?
Classic and functional, with a few flourishes. 

What’s your daily uniform?
APC jeans or Levi’s Made & Crafted chinos with either J. Crew white oxford button down shirts or Martin Margiela sweaters. 

mirrored closet doors

What do you tend to collect or buy in bulk?
Uniqlo cashmere crew neck sweaters in every color, Todd Snyder v-neck t-shirts, and J. Crew socks. 

Peter Som's organized custom closet

What would we never find in your closet?
 Anything with huge logos. 

What would your dream closet look like?
A walk-in big enough to fit a couch! 

sportcoats on wooden hangers

What do you splurge on? 
Michael Bastian, Margiela and Dries van Noten.

shoe storage shelves
© Matthew Williams

What’s at the top of your wish-list for spring?
A Dries van Noten color-blocked sweater and Burkman Brothers shorts.

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