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Stylist, model and art director Ben Harte on his favourite fashion finds


By Sarah Gill
31st Jul 2023

Cian Redmond

Stylist, model and art director Ben Harte on his favourite fashion finds

From his does-it-all coat to his must-have knit, here are Ben Harte’s favourite fashion finds.

A multi-hyphenate creative working across art direction, production design, styling and modelling, Ben Harte is fast becoming one of Ireland’s leading tastemakers. Here, we get an exclusive glimpse into his enviable wardrobe.

Ben Harte

How would you describe your personal style?

I grew up in Navan in Co. Meath, which isn’t exactly the fashion capital of the world. Whenever I moved to Dublin I’ve moved through an array of styles, some quite questionable. I’d say my style would nod towards gorp core focusing on sporty utilitarian wear, knit wear and neutral tones. My wardrobe is just a selection of browns, beiges, khaki greens and oranges. A lot of my clothes are a baggy fit, although I like to take this traditionally masculine style and add a flair of femininity. I’ll do this by switching up the silhouette by adding a cropped tee or a fitted unisex item into my outfit!

The go-to shoe/trainers

Adidas skateboarding adimatics.

The does-it-all coat

I only looove a workwear jacket. I feel if I’m spending money on a jacket, I want it to be thick, long-lasting material so I always find myself gravitating towards the workwear section. I recently got a Jameson x Dickies forest green workwear jacket which has the perfect balance of being lightweight and durable.

The perfect jeans

Kickers jeans are the best fit for me! I’ve long legs which are difficult to pair with my waist size, so I find they’re the most longline!

The must-have knitwear

Aran knitwear!

Ben Harte

The everyday jewellery

Annie Quinn is a lady who hand makes jewellery in Co. Donegal who I met at the RDS Irish Design trade show this year. She has been making Irish celtic designs for years now and has a collection of Irish sporting equipment and Irish music instruments. I have an Irish concertina from her that I haven’t taken off since I’ve gotten it!

The wear-everywhere handbag

I don’t wear handbags but I’ve a Chrome Bag mini messenger which is glued to my back at all times.

Ben Harte

The Sunday cosy casual look

My favourite hoodie probably? Especially if it’s a Sunday spent hungover.

The ultimate pyjamas

Just a pair of boxers and buckle in for the best sleep of your life.

The party look essential

A good aftershave… and bring it with you for when the dancefloor gets sweaty.

The most treasured piece

My dad’s cream and navy striped crew neck jumper. I borrowed it when I was like 15 and still haven’t given it back.

The wishlist item

A claddagh ring.

The vintage shop to know

Nine Crows Thrift Shop – It has some great gems, once you’re comfortable with rooting through everything. Very reasonably priced as nothing is over €30 and they’ve four big bargain bins of €2 and €5 items!

Who to follow for style on social media

@ben.harte — moi!

The beauty essentials / self-care ritual

The mask of magnaminty from Lush

Coinciding with the return of Jameson Connects: The Circle at All Together Now, Jameson’s latest collaboration with iconic workwear brand, Dickies will also be showcased at The Circle stage area. Launched in early June the Jameson and Dickies ‘Crafted Together’ collection is a new, workwear inspired collaboration consisting of apparel and accessories.

Photography by Cian Redmond