New Zealand GP2 Racing Driver.
Aucklander, Mitch Evans, has achieved a lot in his 19 years - he was the youngest GP2 driver to stand on the podium at 18 years. We recently fitted Mitch in a couple of new Rembrandt suits, he looks fantastic and we thought we’d ask him to share a few words.
What’s the best thing about your job? Being able to drive some of the fastest cars in the world at their limit.
…and the worst? The politics involved in the sport.
What do you do when you’re not racing around the track? I’m at my base in England between each race, and preparing for my next race.
What do you wear when training? Nike or Adidas.
Does this differ to when you are competing? Yes, massively! I have to wear a fireproof suit and underwear, that we have to wear as well as a helmet, gloves and boots.
Describe your style: Casual/Urban.
How do you express this style? I don’t try too hard!
How old were you when you wore you first suit? I was15, wore a suit to the NZ Motorsport Awards.
You travel quite a bit as a racing car driver, any packing tips you can offer? Be organised! Only travel with things you actually need on your trip.
You’ve recently been in United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Do you notice the cultural differences when travelling to countries such as these, or are you to busy on the track to notice? Yeah you do, especially in the mornings and evenings when you’re not at the track. But when you’re at the track, you could be anywhere in the world.
Where else have you travelled in you racing career so far? Australia, England, Spain, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, France, Monaco, Singapore, Dubai, Malaysia.
What stood out for you in fashion during your travels? I think French and Italian designers are incredible! Australian and New Zealand fashion is still my favourite though, and is within my budget!
Tell us about the Rembrandt suits we made for you. I chose a formal black suit which will no doubt be put to good use for future events. And a blue suit that I’m in love with!
How do you feel when wearing your Rembrandt suit? Classy! As soon as I put the suits on, they both fitted like a glove.
There’s a saying that a suit is to women what lingerie is to men? What do you think about that? Ha! Well I’m definitely in a good position with my suits then!
Did you have any help selecting the suits? I selected them myself with a little help from David Lyford at Rembrandt.
What do your friends think about the shots that your sister, Laura Evans, took in your new suits? Pretty cool! Fortunately she made me look a lot better than what I really am. She’s amazing!
Do you have any style icons or references you look to for fashion advice? I just browse the internet and check out different brands around the world.
What do you wear for a night in on the couch? Trackies for sure! And a hoodie if it’s cold.
If we were to take a look in your wardrobe, what would be the most embarrassing item we’d find? Maybe my cycling lycra haha..
What’s your must have clothing item this season? New shoes - gotta have a nice pair of fresh kicks.
And your style tip? Be yourself, and be confident – try new things
And driving tip? Keep distractions to a minimum, 100% focused on the road ahead.
Final words: I hate wearing uncomfortable shoes, I love wearing Rembrandt suits and I wouldn’t be caught dead in Speedos!