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Toronto’s Best Dressed 2012: the city’s 25 most stylish people

CAMERON BAILEY
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CAMERON BAILEY
THE MOVIE STAR

Age: 48.

Occupation: Artistic director, Toronto International Film Festival.

Stomping grounds: Trinity Bellwoods, Roncesvalles, TIFF Lightbox.

Look: “1962, with occasional reckless flashes of 1972, 1982 and 2012.”

Style philosophy: “Like most grown-ups, I’ve spent years figuring out what I like and what I don’t. When I see dudes strolling in capri pants, I know that’s not me.”

Fall must-have: “A pair of shiny black oxfords that I can walk in for 17 hours a day.”

Inspirations (art): “Tony Leung in the films of Wong Kar Wai; Sidney Poitier in his buttoned-down ’60s heroism. Even Tom Cruise wore great suits in Mission: Impossible 4, proving a good Super-200 fabric can stand up to global annihilation.”

Inspirations (life): “All the Caribbean men who stepped off the ships in 1950s England in sharp suits and hats pitched just so. They wore uniforms during the week, badass slippery shirts on Saturday nights and cricket whites on Sundays.”

Obsession: “I collect watches, but I’m the opposite of a watch snob. One of my favourites is a surprisingly reliable imitation of an Italian beauty that I found in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.”

Signature scent: “I never developed a taste for cologne. I prefer the scent of a woman.”

He’s wearing: Hugo Boss.