Interview Series: Yale Breslin

Illustration by Myrtle Quillamor

I always wanted to interview Anderson Cooper, only because I’m sure I could learn a tip or two from his tactics. I also think it would be fun to interview/cook with Martha Stewart. Who wouldn’t love that?

You have become a household name in the fashion industry – to what do you attribute your status?

Lots of hard work, a love of the hustle, and a persistence to not accept the word 'no'. 

You have been coined one of the 50 most stylish men in media – we agree. When do you feel the most comfortably dressed?

In sneakers, jeans, and a cashmere sweater. I always say comfort trumps all. 

Speaking of comfort, we understand you collect sneakers – what are your go-to kicks these days?

I'm into Adidas Stan Smith's recently. And Adidas' Rod Lavers. There's something about the all white thing with a hint of green that I'm into. Reminds me of a golf course. 

If Yale Breslin was a brand, what would its signature piece be?

A grey cashmere crew neck sweater with elongated arms (my arms are long!).  

What key items do you always have on-hand when running around town?

iPhone, my written diary, my computer, all sorts of chargers and power cords and a slew of pencils. 

How do you prefer to 'run' around town? Walking? Taxi? Subway? Citibike?

CITIBIKE in the Fall/Summer, Subway/Taxi if it's longer than a bike commute. 

You often travel to London for work – what are your travel essentials?

AMBIEN! 

You have recently interviewed extremely high caliber talent such as Cara Delevigne for Vogue Japan – who have been some of the most interesting people with which you have sat down?  Who is your dream interview candidate? 

I always wanted to interview Anderson Cooper, only because I'm sure I could learn a tip or two from his tactics. I also think it would be fun to interview/cook with Martha Stewart. Who wouldn't love that? 

Do you have plans to take your fashionable writing to any other levels?  Into any other space?

Maybe a book?! Time will tell. 

If there were 5 things you could change about the city you live in, what would they be?

Bigger apartments, more parks/gardens, the ability to jump in a car if I needed to, decrease the price of rent, and have those people that I value most in my life not take jobs in other cities. 

We hear that your apartment is as sartorial as you are – how would you describe your interior décor style?

Thank YOU! It's functional, a little bit colorful, very comfortable, and extremely practical. Oh, and very very very clean. Always!