Salle privée brings timeless menswear to harrods

by MR Magazine Staff

Patrick Munsters, the Dutch founder of luxury label Salle Privée, has flown over from Amsterdam. He’s only in town for a few hours and it’s a bit of an honor. Munsters is something of a legend in the ’Dam. One of the brains behind hit international label Scotch & Soda, which he left in 2010 after 22 years with the company, he is also the founder of Marie-Stella-Maris, a bottled water initiative which, since its inception seven years ago, has been responsible for delivering clean water to more than 20,000 people in Africa and Bangladesh. More recently, in 2016, Munsters founded Salle Privée, an accessibly priced menswear brand with a low-key aesthetic (so low-key, in fact, that you probably haven’t heard of it yet). With his leonine sweep of silver hair, tan and Wayfarer spectacles, Munsters cuts an impressive figure. It’s the designer-cum-entrepreneur’s full navy outfit, however (nylon mac, cashmere rollneck, chinos), that really makes him stand out. He looks timeless and elegant and a good decade younger than his 53 years. Read more at GQ.