Working From Home With… Journalist and Brand
Co-Founder Will Field from Bespoke Tailoring Blog, Savile Row Journal.
Working from home with friends of DAKS: This Week DAKS caught up with Journalist and Brand Co-Founder Will Field from Bespoke Tailoring Site, Savile Row Journal.
Will shares the secret to his style and what inspires him, along side how he’s staying focussed and sartorial while at home.
What do you wear when working from home?
I always try to make somewhat of an effort when it comes to working from home. As long as the clothes are different from the ones I woke up in, that’s a good start.
Usually it will be loungey knitwear; button ups like cardigans can help shift the mood to a more business disposition.
Define your style in three words:
simple, authentic, Anglo.
How do you incorporate your style into your home?
I’ve unintentionally built up an environment with various objects (some have more utility than others) usually
from trips I’ve been on or been given. I rarely spend money on things for the house.
Most treasured item in your wardrobe?
Navy bespoke suit. Absolute staple.
The one item of clothing you think is worth investing in each season?
Anything that can be worn for all, or if not most of the year.
What do you love about what you do?
I love to create and add value with a story.
Whats your morning routine and how has it changed since working from home?
My morning routine always involves going for a run. Meditating and breakfast. I’ve forced myself into this routine more strictly since working from home in an attempt to remain sane and productive during the isolation period.
"Meditation in the morning tends to set me on a desirable trajectory for the day. Sharing ideas and speaking with friends helps me de-stress."
5Top Tips to keep focussed while working from home...
1. I’ve found routine is the method that gets me going and keeps me going. Having a designated work area (anywhere except bed). I aim to focus on the more labour intensive tasks earlier, so that everything that proceeds thereafter feels more fluid. Who wouldn’t like to start the day on a win?
2. FaceTime and Zoom help me feel more connected. If I spend to much time on my own it’s quite easy to get locked into my own head. The best ideas and more successful work I have done has come through collaboration and sharing, and these apps help that.
3. Enjoy your food! Enjoy being in your kitchen for every meal. Mix up your routine meals and play with new options and what you have in your cupboard. It will make going back to ‘work’ easier as you’ve stepped away for a minute.
4. Having a weekly Goal plan is also useful For time management. Because I’m at home, no one can witness the mad man taking to his virtual PA (Siri) asking the poor lady to remind me of stuff to do.
5. I’ve always tried to work as if it’s unpaid. I’m sure many people may disagree with me on this who have worked with me in the past, but this is the aim. By switching focus to a more helpful and cheery state I find I get a lot more done and enjoy the process. Again this makes collaboration much easier too.
How do you unwind/top tips to de-stress?
Meditation in the morning tends to set me on a desirable trajectory for the day. Sharing ideas and speaking with friends helps me de-stress.
First place you’ll eat or visit post working from home?
Local independent coffee shop. Really hope they’re still there.