Daniel Sandison Editor Halcyon Mag

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Meet Daniel Sandison, he does sarcasm about shoes, coats and football on the internet. He is co-creator and editor of Halcyon magazine, the lifestyle mag for men who love ’90s Serie A and reassuringly expensive coats more than their own mother.

What did you have for breakfast?

McDonalds Nugget Meal. Large. Coke. Abominable.

What’s good about your home town?

My hometown is, and whisper this so the internet’s Scousest parody accounts don’t get wind, a place called Skelmersdale.

It’s a new town which has essentially been doomed since it was dreamt up in 1961. It’s full of good people though, mainly repatriated Scousers, and the best thing about it is that it’s so dramatically on its arse, you have to work really hard to make something happen there. Plenty do.

Liverpool is probably my home now though and the best thing about that is the John Lewis.

Provide us with the synopsis for your autobiography in under 140 characters and what would it be called?


25 years of being at least 45 minutes late for everything and not knowing how to use a comma.

If you could punch any celebrity in the face with absolutely no repercussions who would it be?

David Cameron.

You’ve got £300 to spend on one new item of menswear right now. Tell us what you’re gonna be buying?

My head is saying something lovely by Nanamica, but if you give me £300 I’m probably gonna spend it all on lager, crisps and a ticket for the derby. Sorry.

Favourite 3 labels over the last 20 years?


Ralph Lauren


Nothing too adventurous but I’ve worn pieces by all three of these until they fell to bits, for the past 20 years.

If a film was made of your life, tell us 4 songs that would definitely be included on the soundtrack including 1 for the closing credits?

Sad Bits: Reel Around The Fountain – The Smiths

Happy Bits: Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys

Dramatic Shootout: The Watcher – Dr. Dre

Closing Credits: Lookin’ Glass – The La’s


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