Wants & Needs
Edited by Jon Gaffney
Checking in with today's tastemakers for an inside look at their favorite things,
and a wish list of what they're currently lusting after.

Jim Moore

Jim Moore is a style stalwart. The Creative Director for GQ, Jim has spent more than three decades defining the look of one of the most influential men's style magazines in the world. Along the way, he's worked with a wide range of photographers from Bruce Weber and Richard Avedon to Carter Smith and Terry Richardson to create a signature look that has drawn readers into the spreads of the magazine year after year. We recently caught up with the industry icon in between shoots to talk about the things in life he wants and needs.

  • In 2009, the CFDA presented Moore with the Eleanor Lambert Lifetime Achievement Award.
What I Love
Rolex Air King

I bought it for myself on my birthday in 1994 and haven't taken it off since. There has never been anything in my life that has received more compliments. Its timeless design and simple blue face make it easy to wear with everything. I have it off my wrist for a week once every three years to be cleaned and it feels like an eternity.

My house in Palm Springs

I've had my house since 1993, which is also the year that I fell in love with Palm Springs, California. Donald Wexler designed and built the house in 1964. It has a simple floor plan and the structure is entirely built of steel and glass with a white terrazzo floor.

Ray Ban aviator eyeglasses

I've been wearing wire-framed aviators ever since I first needed glasses at the age of 13. Fifteen years ago, I popped the lenses out of a pair of Ray-Bans and the rest is history.

White Orchids

I have 10 purple thumbs so every plant or flower that comes my way meets a quick death. Orchids live for months and feel like a living sculpture, especially in white ... and only white. I always have one at the office and one at home.

Black Lacoste polos

There are usually about 20 black Lacoste polos circulating through my wardrobe at any given time. I buy them in two sizes—one a bit bigger for shrinkage. I like them really black, so I never dry them.

What I Want
A short-haired dachshund

Having grown up with dachshunds from the time I was a young boy, I find them to be extremely loyal, inquisitive without being annoying and stealth-like in appearance. They are a loving and admired breed and they make me smile.

1971 Ford Bronco

I've got an old, rusty 1971 Chevy Blazer in California, which barely runs. What I really want is a completely reconditioned Bronco, with just a few nicks to make it feel like I am in 1971, also my favorite year for films.

Jeff Koons painting

Anything from the monkey-meets-Incredible-Hulk series or any other pop hero. It would bring a much needed color explosion to my lean, minimalist taste.

A Tony Smith sculpture

His work was ingenious and the pieces are forever timeless. I love the large matte black geometric shapes. I am in awe of modern sculpture, but Tony's powerful forms move me the most.

Tom Ford loafers

To wear every day with a suit or jeans and then just to admire as they sit on my closet floor. The line of a TF loafer is pure '70s but the feel is very modern. Tom Ford is a master of glamorous form and luxurious function.







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