Rustom - England
Posted: Nov 26 2014
Our friend Rustom Vickers came across Tailor On Ten at a charity event for Camillian Home, which helps disabled children in Thailand. We donated an Italian suit to the charity auction and Rustom walked away with the winning bid, contributing to the impressive 2.5 million baht that was raised throughout the evening. As business development director for the luxury hotel chain Dusit International and (clearly) a man of great taste, we figured we’d catch up with Rustom to get some advice on a stylish international lifestyle.
Where are you from? Your name sounds sort of Dutch…
I’m British, but my parents were hippies who lived in India before they got me – thus the unusual name.
How come you decided to move to Bangkok?
I’ve worked in hotels for a long time and actually lived here 15 years ago. I most recently lived in Dubai and now I came back to take up the job with Dusit and been here about three years. Before that I'd lived in nine different countries. My favorite city is New York, a place that will always be close to my heart.
Which is your favorite of the Dusit Thani properties – your best showcase?
A quick visit to the website explains why; beach villas on a gorgeous private island surrounded by turquoise waters…)
Any travel destinations to recommend in Thailand?
I just got back from Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, south of Hua Hin. It’s beautiful and lot’s to see. Very nice and peaceful. It’s quite an easy drive down, maybe 3.5 hrs.
What’s your favorite spot in Bangkok?
The football court down Soi Polo (ed. note: that’s soccer court, to some of you). That’s where enjoy the most, playing football with a bunch of friends. Like every young boy I wanted to become a pro footballer… We’re looking for talent by the way!
How did you hear about the Camillian charity?
Dusit is involved with them and we hosted the big gala at our Bangkok property. A few of my colleagues also volunteer for them. It’s a great cause, worth supporting.
And by doing so, you got a beautiful Italian suit out of it! How was your Tailor On Ten experience?
Excellent. A cut above the rest, if you’ll excuse the pun. I’d say it’s Bangkok’s best hidden secret. Just the name needs to change, it’s confusing.
When you want to make a good impression, what do you wear?
The suit I’ve just made of course!
Good plan. Rustom went for a cool and somewhat unusual pindot patterned navy super 110s wool suit from Vitale Barberis Canonico with a striking red Bemberg lining.