Marc Jacques Burton is arguably the true archetype for turning your dreams into a reality. Taking two of his greatest passions in life; leather jackets and hospitality, he has turned them into successful careers. He is the founder of DecorumLYD, a brand that produces leather jackets that are handmade in Italy and designed by Burton himself. He is also the co-founder of the ever popular Chelsea hotspot Tonteria, along with his business partner Guy Pelly.
We had a chance to sit down with Marc Jacques Burton and discover just how it feels to, as he puts it, live the dream.
The most memorable place I have been in the past year is…
E11even in Miami
If I had to choose one vacation destination for the rest of my life it would be…
My favourite city is…. because…
New York, because of the energy
I always go back to eat at…
World’s End Market, Chelsea
The most exhilarating culinary experience I have ever had was…
La Colombe d’Or in Saint-Paul De Vence. To be surrounded by such art is mind-blowing.
The first thing to appear on my list of guilty pleasures would be…
A packet of Haribo’s Cola Bottles
I am currently glued to…
Nothing. I do not own a TV or watch any. I prefer to read.
If I was asked to fill a large domestic space with art I would…
I would call up Alec Monopoly, Mr Brainwash and Max Wiedemann and fill the space with their art and then throw a huge party.
My style icon is…
Lapo Elkann. Without a doubt the best dressed man in the world. I love how he is always pushing the boundaries.
My best loved piece of clothing is… because…
My DecorumLYD Decimus leather jacket (pictured) because it release my inner gladiator.
If I had to choose between theatre, opera, film and dance I would pick…
My favourite movie is…
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
My biggest work inspiration is…
From hospitality, it is Nick Jones, and from my life it is my dad, Glenn.
When I was 25 my ambition was to…
Live my dream.
My alternative career path would have been…
I didn’t have an alternative. I always believed I could do it.
The person I would be most interested to meet, dead or alive is…
J Paul Getty
The greatest challenge I have had to surmount in my life so far is…
Leaving the comfort of Whiskey Mist and founding Tonteria from scratch with Guy Pelly, my business partner.
As a member of a Pub quiz team, my specialist category would be…
This time in ten years I will be…
Still living my dream
E11even Miami – http://www.11miami.com
Tonteria, London – http://www.tonteria.co.uk; @Tonteriaexpress
DecorumLYD – http://www.decorumlyd.com; @DecorumLYD
La Colombe d’Or, Saint-Paul-de-Vence – http://www.la-colombe-dor.com
The World’s End Market, Chelsea – http://www.theworldsendmarket.com
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