Model Citizen: Pierre Tremblay
April 2, 2014
Over the past two decades, he’s collaborated with a motley crew — from the (pre-cocaine) Barenaked Ladies to (David Usher) Moist — and, most recently, Billy Talent under his own Hive Management. The roster of clients routinely changes: he just signed buzzy new band Wildlife. Scouting new music can make for an intrepid existence, but a stylish one too: Tremblay picks up personal style cues while shopping the major cities of the world and counts Spandau, Berlin’s cutting-edge fashion district, a fave.
What is the most beautiful thing in your closet? A pair of brogue boots from France.
When you were young, what music did you listen to? Anything by the Police and the Clash.
The designer you love the most now? Tiger of Sweden. I love their suits.
The thing every fashionable man must own this season? A Jambox and bow ties.
What do you never leave the house without? My PADI Rescue Diver card. Just in case I need to do some unexpected rescue diving.
Where do you send out-of-town guests? The Acorn on Main Street or Tacofino on East Hastings.
What’s on your mantel? Mantels are over.
Your most recent splurge? A Vitamix juicing blender.
What three things are always in your fridge? White wine, stinky cheese and various pickled items.
What’s your favourite brand and style of jeans? Levis 511
Favourite piece of clothing? A Japanese cotton denim shirt.
What’s a piece of art you admire? I enjoy Graham Gillmore’s “The Art of Work in the Age of Reproductive Mechanics” that hangs in my office — it connects strongly with the current state of my industry.
Three things you always pack? Headphones, portable speakers and a book.
What’s your favourite destination? Africa. From climbing Kilimanjaro to volunteering in Kenya with Earthwatch on my honeymoon, some of my most memorable trips have been here.
One of your favourite gifts? An old surfboard — I get great pleasure every time I ride it.
Your favourite place to lunch? Japadog or Go Fish.
Favourite book? Previous Convictions by A. A. Gill.