UD: You're both a practicing lawyer and successful fashion designer. Any advice for those pursuing a second career?
DQ: It's a tiring effort. You're doing more than one thing, and if you're sociable like me, then you have that as well.
UD: So where do you go to socialize?
DQ: I like Keith McNally restaurants. Schiller's Liquor is my favorite. I also go to SOHO House, Bungalow 8, Milk & Honey, the usual litany.
UD: So we know where you go. What do you do when you get there?
DQ: I drink tea and remain "perfectly sober."
UD: Of course you do. Which city is better to remain sober in, New York or London?
DQ: London. I went to a good party at Sketch a few weeks ago. The entire bathroom was made of Swarovski crystals. Most of the bathrooms look like full-sized eggs.
UD: And is tea-time best served with British or American women?
DQ: I'm not sure it makes a difference, though American women have different "accents." Feel free to put "accents" in quotes.
UD: Okay. Let's talk fashion. What are three items every guy should have in his wardrobe?
DQ: A black barathea suit, a good pair of sterling silver cufflinks with black enamel and a vintage 1960s Breitling watch.
UD: Do you wear your own designs?
DQ: I don't wear anyone else's. Duncan Quinn creations say you're charismatic and perhaps slightly rakish.
UD: As you are. What's your favorite non-fashion essential?
DQ: Video projectors. Any InFocus one. My favorite movies are the original Get Carter, Gangster No. 1, Cool Hand Luke and the original The Italian Job.
UD: Do you have a prized possession?
DQ: Inanimate? I'd say a ring my dad gave to me. It's of a rampart Scottish lion.
UD: Animate prized possession?
DQ: (Grin) No comment...