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The Luxe Life: Samuel Ku
The AG Adriano Goldschmied executive talks about the objects of desire currently on his radar
Name: Samuel Ku
Lives in: West L.A.
Works at: AG Adriano Goldschmied
Position: VP & Creative Director
Personal style: “I believe in consuming less and buying higher quality. I prefer a timeless style. The coolest icons have had that sensibility.”
“You can stand out in an Hermès Arceau watch. The bands break in beautifully.” $4,350 at Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440
“I work for AG, so people think I own a hundred pairs of jeans, but I have less than five. I like to wear the heck out of them.” $235 at AG, Beverly Hills, 310-275-2621
“I love my Contax G2 film camera. It’s a fraction of the cost of a Leica but with all the quality, if not more. Just ask Juergen Teller.” Similar styles on ebay.com
“Birkenstocks aren’t just for hippies. They can be a very chic summer sandal that dresses up your look better than a pair of flip-flops.” $120 at REI, Santa Monica, 310-458-4370
“Golf is my obsession. Miura Golf of Japan makes the highest-quality clubs in the world. If you hit a bad shot, you cannot blame this equipment!” $250 (per wedge) at Best Golf, City of Industry, 626-810-6966
“I’m on the lookout for an air-cooled Porsche 911—from 1987 to 1989—with a G50 transmission.” $60,000 at classiccars.com