“I’m like Bruce Wayne,” Zubair Timol tells tabloid! as he welcomes us into his beautiful home at the Dubai Marina. “I have two lives, a lawyer by day and a designer by night.”
Timol started Velsvoir, a luxury brand specialising in bow ties, with his two brothers and has since been a common face in the fashion pages.
“I have two lives, a lawyer by day and a designer by night.”
He counts David Beckham as his style idol and hoards magazines from his travels. An avid reader, he collects books on current affairs, culture and business.
For a new series in The Directory, Timol opened his closet to reveal a bit more than we already know.
I picked up the H&M suede shoes when I was in New York and I love anything from NYC...
It’s so unbelievably comfortable and dressy so it’s ideal for long hours on your feet socialising.”
The bow tie I have on is one of my favourites...
One day we were sitting around sketching bow ties and I was doodling this one and managed to turn the print into a design.
The blue and white striped shirt with three buttons on the collar...
I got it in a small shop in Central London called Diverso. The gentleman there takes your precise measurements and then the shirt is handmade for you in Italy. It’s a shirt that works for corporate and fun times.
I’m going to be cheesy here...
I love the Tom Ford glasses because my wife bought it.
An item I will never get rid of is a black blazer with rose detail....
I’ve worn it to many important events in Las Vegas, New York and London and I’ve created so many memories wearing it. Also its versatile – I can dress it up or down.
I love this Karl Lagerfeld jumper that I picked up in NY...
It was a business trip and I had a few hours to kill and my wife and I decided to go shopping. In spite of numerous visits to NY, I had never come across the store and when I did we bought everything in sight. I rarely wear knitwear but I loved this jumper because of what it means to fashion. Lagerfeld is an icon. The ‘Karl’ book I got in Milan.
My style mantra is ‘dress for the job you want not the one you have’.