Q&A Neil Summers Proper Mag

Neil Proper

Bredbury Green’s baddest bastard and Stockport’s 3rd tallest man Neil Summers is the co-editor of Proper Magazine, the nation’s greatest menswear lifestyle journal and curator of beauty and style on the website of the same name. Neil is also leading activist in the campaign for the consistent production of shoes in size 12 and above, a role he combines with his tireless work in the promotion of Hikerdelia and other associated ‘delia’s.

When not advising the country’s males on the finer aspects of cool-as-fuck-ness, Neil is a mayja playa in the exciting world of television where is skills have proved invaluable in guiding the careers of such luminaries as Jeremy Kyle, Melvyn Bragg and Anthony Cotton.

Whether it’s coats, shoes, film or shite TV, when Neil talks about it, we listen.

What did you have for breakfast?

A diabetic hypo

What’s good about Stockport?

The Adidas outlet, I reckon I’ve had over 100 pairs out of there over the years

Provide us with a synopsis for your autobiography in 148 characters and what would you call it?

A journey into the mind of one of Bredbury Green’s most celebrated and baddest bastards, ladies and gentlemen pray silence for NEIL SUMMERS ‘KING OF THE PIXIES’

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

Esther Rantzen

You’ve got £300 to spend on one new item of menswear, tell us what you’re gonna be buying?

A Battenwear fleece with deers on it and a Patagonia Legacy vest because I like to stand out when I’m outdoors.

Favourite 3 labels over the last 20 years

Polo Ralph Lauren

Levis Vintage

Engineered Garments

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

Sweet – Love is like Oxygen

Margot Guryan – Timothy Gone

Cash Money & Marvellous – Mighty Hard Rocker

Dave Stewart & Candy Dulfer – Lily was here (Orb remix)


The new Proper Mag will be out at the beginning of November.

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