Tommy Hilfiger has 50 of same outfit
Tommy Hilfiger has 50 of the same outfit.
The 65-year-old fashion designer may have made a name for himself creating high-end apparel for men, women and children, but his own sense of style is very restricted.
Speaking to The Times Magazine, he said: "I'm pretty boring when it comes to clothes. I have 50 white shirts, 50 chinos, 50 pairs of jeans and 25 pairs of white sneakers. Some navy and grey suits and black and brown shoes. It's more of a uniform, really."
Hilfiger - who launched his eponymous clothing range in 1985 - has admitted his "inability to read well" and feeling like the "dumb one" in his class at school inspired him to start up his luxury fashion house at the age of 17.
He said recently: "I did it as a result of my inability to read well. I actually didn't realize I was dyslexic until later on in life, but I thought when I was in school that I was just one of the dumb ones. I felt like I was not going to succeed ... and I think it probably motivated me to think of what else I could do.
"I came to the conclusion when I was 17 that I should be in business."
The fashion mogul swiftly put his dream into action and began to fund his business by running his first shop from the boot of his car.
The New-York born style muse explained: "I drove five hours to New York City and I bought 20 pairs of bell-bottom jeans on the streets in the Village. I took them back to my school parking lot, sold them to my friends out of the trunk of my car, and with the profits I opened my first shop and my business started taking off."