Men of Style - ENIGMA

Men of Style

They are elegant, eccentric, and extraordinary. They are some of the most successful and stylish men in Egypt and they agreed to tell us some of their style secrets. eniGma talks to Bisho Taraboulsi, Nazih Sallam, Karim El Naggar, and Ayman Baky about what makes them some of the most stylish men in Cairo.

Bisho Taraboulsi

Occupation: CEO of N.R.Taraboulsi & Company

If I had to describe myself in three words I’d say: happy, passionate, and eternally optimistic

The most striking piece of clothes I’ve ever worn: a gold Balmain bomber jacket

My favourite designers: Dsquared2 and Jean Paul Gaultier

What strikes me most in a woman: a sense of humour

The best lesson life taught me: that I have the capacity to love the whole world

My biggest strengths: my family and friends

My biggest weaknesses: red wine and beautiful women

The title of my biography would be: Hurry Slowly or A Life With No Regrets

My style: I don’t maintain a single style, I like to constantly change and metamorphose

I follow trends… rarely. I love fashion but I don’t follow it, I follow style,

for me fashion is today and style is yesterday, today, and tomorrow

I appreciate most in life: love and beauty in everything and everyone around me

Sallam Nazih

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Occupation: member of the board at Paradise Capital Investment, Chairman of Al Hassad Company

If I had to describe myself in three words I’d say: simple, happy, and content

What strikes me most in a woman: kindness

The best lesson life taught me: to give unconditionally without expecting anything in return

My biggest strength and weakness: my daughter Zeina

The title of my biography would be: Bas Khalas (That’s It)

My motto in life: to live in peace

My favourite possession: my goofy 1938 yellow car

I follow trends… well I always let my mood set the style of the day and I love to set my own sense of fashion

I appreciate most in life: health and happiness

Karim El Naggar

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Occupation: Chairman and Owner of EATC, Agents of VW and Audi in Egypt

The most eccentric piece of clothes I’ve ever worn: Balmain army jacket

My favourite shops: Colette in Paris, 10 Corso Como in Milano, Vertice London, The Corner Berlin

What strikes me most in a woman: kindness

The best lesson life has taught me: you live every day and only die once

The title of my biography would be: Humanity

My favourite possession: my bracelets, they protect me

My style: I don’t have one single style. That’s boring. You dress for the occasion and you try to be different and to stand out

I follow trends… regularly! I like to follow trends and colours and like to find out what’s in and out in pre seasons

I appreciate most in life: my children

Ayman Baky

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Occupation: Founder of Baky Hospitality the owning company for Sachi Restaurant,

Partner in TIU (ex Tamarai), and Gigi Burger Bar

If I had to describe myself in three words I’d say: meticulous, honest and family man

My favourite designers: Dsquared2 for casual wear and Dolce & Gabbana for classic looks

I find most striking in a woman: kindness of heart and a sense of style

The greatest lesson life has taught me: to always be patient and believe and accept what’s planned for me and my family

My greatest strength: my perseverance

My greatest weakness: how badly my mood and performance get affected when something is wrong at work or at home

The title of my biography would be: My World

My favourite possession: my Bible

I follow trends… sometimes. I generally like to maintain the same style with my clothes but I love fashion and when I travel abroad with my wife we always shop for new collections when we can

I appreciate most in life: true fellowship and kids

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