Think it takes you a long time getting ready to go out? You probably don’t primp as long as Sean “P Diddy” Combs. But considering he’s one of the most well-groomed gents in the business, it should come as no surprise. The media mogul recently sat down with the UK’s Daily Mail for a piece entitled, How to… Party like P Diddy. Here’s an excerpt:
I have my own particular ritual for getting ready, which takes about two hours, but before I settle on an outfit, I like to try on lots of different ones, and I’ll have a long bath beforehand.
I may change twice in an evening and I’ll always have a spare outfit on hand if something happens to the one I’m wearing.
The dress code for the Hollywood party was ‘sexy formal’, and I loved the outfit I eventually wore, which was a vintage white tuxedo jacket. I had a real ‘black Sinatra’ look going on. Otherwise, I like to wear things from my Sean John line.
My clothing line is like fashion Viagra. While I’m getting ready I like to relax with a drink – vodka and lemonade – and listen to my music, usually some James Brown.
Then I’ll have a manicure and pedicure – and yes, I wax as well. Grooming’s very important and men owe it to women to make sure they’re well groomed.
I wax my privates. I’ll also wear my fragrance, Unforgivable Black. You can tell a lot by a man’s fragrance, and either you have good taste or you can smell like your grandfather. In everything I do, I visualise myself either putting clothes on or taking them off.