Inside Sean Avery's Slick Soho Loft (And Super-Luxe Wardrobe)

UPDATE: Take a break from stressing over finding the perfect Turkey Day outfit to lose yourself in Sean Avery's eyes apartment. This story was originally published on August 16.
Professional hockey player. Vogue intern. Hickey Freeman frontman. And now a member of the modern day Mad Men crew at major advertising and creative agency Lipman. Sean Avery's career path reads like a James Franco novel co-written by Brett Easton Ellis. He's an oft-shirtless intellectual whose art collection equals his cache of kicks. An infamous on-court agitator, but thoughtful, soft-spoken, and generous (he gave us a Gucci shirt as a parting gift). Though he's had no shortage of column inches (and mega-pixels) devoted to his every, seemingly manic move — and ample pecs — we were still keen to get in on the Avery evolution.
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His Soho loft does the talking for him — with Tom Sachs, Terry Richardson, and Warhol on the wall (not to mention a Harry Benson snap from Anna Wintour signed, "For Sean, surely our most famous intern ever"), first edition Hardy Boys novels in the bedroom, and a golden Philippe Starck gun floor lamp by the balcony, his brainwaves are almost tactile. Then there's his closet. Between a smoke break to talk all things Marriage Equality ("We're taking it to Maryland," he half shouts) and his newest endeavor in the bold world of branding, Avery —clad, as is he wont, in only a towel and tattoos — literally opens up his multiple wardrobes, letting us help him style some looks that include everything from ultra-tailored Hickey suits, Givenchy shorts, and a stop-and-stare pair of shiny Lanvin lace-ups. Even his gym get-ups get involved with Wang and Y-3. "Call me dandy," he says, just a bro sitting on the kitchen counter, when we ask him if he's single. Really, who could argue with that?
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What are your favorite pieces in your closet?
"I'm on a big Givenchy run right now but get weird about actually wearing it because I love the pieces so much."

Alexander Wang sweatshirt,Y3 shorts, YSL sneakers.
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We're all about the shine!

YSL sneakers.
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You have amazing art in your apartment – who are some of the artists you're feeling right now?
"My favorite artist is Tom Sachs — he's getting married soon which will help his art... maybe."
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What's one piece every guy should have in his closet? 
"A black suit is the #1 must."
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You're a big champion of Marriage Equality. What's next on your agenda? 
"We are taking the marriage equality fight to Maryland, and I've also become involved with a great organization called Athlete Ally."
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Even the thrown-together details are clean and classic.
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Are there any trends you don't like to see on girls?
"I guess the dicker boot is a trend that I think has moved on."
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How would you describe your style?
"Evolving, but it always seems to go back to simple staples and clean lines." 

Suit from Hickey Freeman, blue linen T-shirt by Alex Wang, dress shoes by Margiela.
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We'd love to have breakfast in this artistic little nook.
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Maybe Sean would like to join the R29 book club?
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What's your latest obsession?
"I'm obsessed with a new candy company called UnReal — I also invested and my new home company, Lipman, has an ownership stake, too."

Green shorts from Givency, James Perse T-shirt, shoes by Pierre Hardy.
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These may look like a statue but this Lanvin art is totally wearable!

Lanvin shoes.
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Where do you get inspiried?
"My daily inspiration comes from David Lipman."
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What women do you think have great style?
"I think Sarah Barthel from Phantogram has a cool look and some stage presence always helps; It's really all about 'swagger' and then the style just comes from that."
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An unexpected pop of orange in just the right place.
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What's your go-to cologne?
"My scent has been very consistent over last five years: I wear Brut."
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You're welcome.
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When you do get some time off, what's your game plan?
"The first thing on my list to do is take my mom Marlene on a vacation."

McQ shirt, Maison Martin Margiela pants, Pierre Hardy shoes.
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