THE SAUCE STYLE DIARIES | 5 DAYS, 5 WORKWEAR OUTFITS
Celebrating low-key undone style merged with preppy cuts and clean silhouettes is non other than Public Library’s Brand Manager Will Hydman. The airplane enthusiast and international rower who toured around the globe is happily Sauce’s first style profile for menswear- and being one of the nicest guys we know, Sauce would like to introduce his style (and smile!) to you.
Hi Will, can you tell us a little something about yourself? And about your personal style.
Hello I’m Will, Brand Manager at Public Library. My personal style is quite preppy although I often attempt to add an element of rock ’n’ roll in there too (though I hardly ever pull this off…) – I like a more formal shirt with jeans, a chino with a sneaker. A bit of a mix up I guess. I once read that Emmanual Alt always has her wrists and ankles on show and ever since I’ve followed suit for some reason.
A friend of mine reintroduced me to the tuck (I hadn’t tucked my shirt in since I was about 9 years old) but this has really changed the game for me! I recently visited China for rowing and part of our kit was a polo shirt. Again, a long lost but new-found wardrobe staple for me. My personal style is best described in one word: clean cut.
Favourite pieces in your wardrobe
I do love a good jacket so I have a number of vintage Vanishing Elephant blazers which go with absolutely anything. Affordable men’s loafers are particularly hard to find - I finally found the dream pair from Country Road a while back and they make for a sharp update to most looks. I also have a small penchant for peach – Samuel Joseph did the perfect linen shirt in my favourite shade.
“I come from Dunedin so find
Auckland summers incredibly stifling so I have a good rotation of Assembly linen shorts which come out closer to spring.”
Can you share a styling trick that you might have picked up along the way?
My legs are short and wide, so I always attempt to show a little ankle, which elongates the leg and highlights the smallest part.
And how do you transition your wardrobe from winter to spring-summer?
In winter I wear jeans and shirts with a good coat, in summer I seem to wear a lot of neutrals – whites and creams etc. My legs are short and wide, so I always attempt to show a little ankle, which elongates the leg and highlights the smallest part.
Your favourite labels
I have a lot of favourites from womenswear - Stella McCartney, Wynn Hamlyn, Sacai, Phoebe Philo (of course), Lemaire, Georgia Alice…. But for me I wear plenty of Samuel Joseph shirting, vintage Vanishing Elephant (R.I.P) and you can’t beat Barney Cools for a party.
How do you transition your style to from winter to spring-summer?
I come from Dunedin so find Auckland summers incredibly stifling so I have a good rotation of Assembly linen shorts which come out closer to spring. In winter I wear jeans and shirts with a good coat, in summer I seem to wear a lot of neutrals – whites and creams etc.
Is there a person that you reference for your personal style?
In terms of there being a reference for my personal style? As cliché as it might sound, Princess Diana will always make for a good starting point. Her 90’s era of blazers, jeans and loafers translates into effortless menswear.
And very important - so how do you look after your skin? You are always glowing!
I’ll always moisturise. For me, the creamier the better so I quite like Antipodes Day Cream. I also just bought a month supply of Clinique’s Fresh Pressed Viatmin C serum which I use morning and night and its been a game changer!
Thank you Will! Follow Will on instagram here.
Intro | Aasha Nimo
Photography | Gareth Hemmings