What they’re wearing now: (on Perisset) Stanbridge Paris shirt and suit, Canali belt, Berluti shoes, Arnette sunglasses and IWC Portuguese watch; (on Thievin) Dolce & Gabbana shirt, Bikkemberg jacket, Diesel pants, Dior belt and shoes, Armani sunglasses and Rolex watch.
Fashion motto? “You don’t need a lot to look expensive; it’s just a question of good taste,” Perisset says.
Style icon: “Steve McQueen—the king of cool. With the simplest style, he was always classy—a pair of jeans, a leather jacket and some sunglasses. That’s it, and, of course a nice car,” Thievin says.
Friends since their teens, it’s no wonder the duo behind Exotics Racing possesses similar tastes in fashion. Thievin, a five-time French champion driver, and Perisset, a former investment banker, both pinpoint Christian Dior as a favored menswear designer, and both insist the watch is the ultimate accessory, with Thievin preferring a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona to Perisset’s Audemars Piguet. And neither denies the effect growing up in Europe had on their personal style. “A person’s way of dressing is very important in France,” Thievin says. Perisset concurs: “Being born and raised in Paris—the fashion capital of the world—helps. Everyone dresses up a lot.”