James Dyson has finished runner-up in a survey by a leading business magazine to find the UK’s best dressed business people.
The panel of judges including Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman and style guru Peter York chose adman and art collector Lord Saatchi as the best dressed businessman for his ‘distinctive style’.
But Dyson, who prefers wearing casual clothes, is ‘very anti-suits and ties’ and ‘astonished’ by attitudes towards them.
‘It’s extraordinary that people still think wearing a suit means you are well dressed,’ he says. ‘People wear them as shields, suddenly becoming efficient and ruthless businessmen.’