The Dublin MMA champ, Conor McGregor is the cover star of British GQ. You'll never guess who is style icon is!
Conor McGregor ever fight again? He says yes, but there’s no question that his booming business outside the ring is consuming a bunch of his time.
Conor landed the cover of the September issue of British GQ, and he spoke about his love of bespoke fashion. He’s got his own high-end clothing line, August McGregor, and he says he’s involved in every facet of production.
“I’m very obsessed with the material, how things feel. This is everything for me. I'm very involved in this process. I want to be in the store all day, so I can watch people come in and chat with them. It’s what I’m passionate about,” Conor said.
He also revealed that he’s taken lots of inspiration from retired footballer David Beckham, who’s built a potent brand for himself away from the pitch with his Spice Girl wife Victoria.
“For me, the OG of fashion and male style is David Beckham. David Beckham was a pioneer. He paved the way for that kind of style. I actually talked to David; he sent me some clothes. They’re in my office right now as we speak,” he said.
“We have to go to David for inspiration, who I’d look up to style-wise, back in the day. But, really, my icons in style would be my mother and my father, who inspired me.”
Indeed, mom Margaret and dad Tony come in for high praise from their famous son. Looking like a million bucks was always important in the McGregor household, even though they didn’t have anything like that kind of money before Conor hit the big time.
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“My love for fashion and style came from my mother, my father, and my family. Where we come from, we always took pride in the fact that we took care of ourselves and had fresh clothing,” he says.
His first big UFC paycheck was divided up in a few ways.
“The first thing I did, I took a big chunk of cash out of it out and I gave it to my mother. The second thing was going to a tailor in Dublin city center. My father, growing up, had always said, ‘You know you're successful when you’ve got a fully tailored suit.’ That stuck in my head for so many years…I wanted a fully custom-made, tailored suit on my skin, that feeling of success.”
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