Back in 2013, when financier Pierre Lagrange took over as chairman of the English tailor Huntsman & Sons, the brand was not especially well known to those who were not regulars on Savile Row. Today, thanks to both his leadership as well as the brand’s presence in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman films, of which Lagrange was an executive producer, Huntsman is known around the world for its sharp tailoring and stylish sensibilities. Now Lagrange has launched a social-media campaign that invites writers both established and novice to send in “Letters from Confinement.” A panel of writers and journalists, including Jay McInerney, Tara Westover, Niall Ferguson, and Air Mail’s own Graydon Carter, will select a winner, whose words will be shared by a surprise reader on Huntsman’s social-media channels. (There is also a gift card involved.) In the meantime, Lagrange shares his thoughts on the good life. —Ashley Baker
Airport: Côte d’Azur, in Nice. The food is great, and it does not feel like you are in an airport. The lounge has a great pissaladière, and the main area has a socca bar.
Bag: A supple camo-printed leather weekender I bought in Formentera years ago. The leather is so soft, I keep rubbing it between my fingers.
Bike: My new Pedego Ford e-bike, which enables me to cruise tens of miles up and down the canyons in Malibu.
Breakfast, weekend: At Granger & Co., in Notting Hill. They have a way of doing the scrambled eggs so that they taste like a fluffy soufflé. They swear that they don’t add butter or cream!
Car: My Jaguar E-Type convertible. Is it the most beautiful design in the world?
CHILD: One who is happy, curious, competitive yet compassionate, and finds out early what he or she loves.
Cocktail: A mescal-jalapeño margarita, replacing half of the Cointreau with more mescal, for the smoke and the kick!
Cocktail appetizer: A tub of Garrett’s popcorn—salted-caramel/cheddar mix—that some friends sent us on day one of confinement. Sick!
Couple: Paul Auster and Siri Hutsvedt. I don’t know them personally, but I love they are both talented writers—a more balanced version of Pollock and Krasner.
Diet: Flexitarian. I have failed miserably at all others. I tried vegan for a week following watching The Game Changers on Netflix, but it was really hard. I enjoyed the cashew-based, non-cheese cheese, but then is this not the kind of processed food my mother told me not to eat? And what about the energy it takes to transform cashews into cheese?
Dinner, weekday: Palomar, at the bar, in Soho in London. But, please, can you bring the shakshukit back to the menu?