Watch 10 Things Taron Egerton Can’t Live Without | 10 Essentials

I don’t lose or break my Moscot’s,

and I do with all my other sunglasses.

And I don’t know if that’s the way they’re made,

I don’t know if it’s my attitude to them

or maybe what I think is probably most likely is

that they just have magical powers.

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Hi, GQ, I’m Taron Egerton,

and these are my essentials.

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You get asked quite often, what are your vices?

What are the things you spend money on?

And for some people it’s cars,

luxury vacations or beautiful clothes.

Mine is candles.

Elton John introduced me to this candle.

Elton has this specific fragrance burning

in any room he is in and somehow he manages to

get them burning in the room before he arrives.

Unfortunately, I don’t have Elton’s money.

So, it’s a big incentive for me to keep working.

This candle should come with a Barry White mix tape

because it is a very, it’s quite a sexy smell.

So, it kind of smells like quite tobacco-y,

but I think it might be like a bit sandal wood-like,

smells like magic might happen tonight.

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This bracelet was given to me

on my 30th birthday by legend lyricist, Bernie Taupin.

We were still promoting Rocket Man.

It was in November of 2019 and he was kind of infuriated

that no one had told him it was my birthday.

So, he pulled it from his own wrist and gave it to me

and told me that he’d been wearing it for decades.

We were in the middle of telling the story

of his life as well as Elton John’s,

and he was pleased enough and proud enough

to give me this off his wrist, and so I treasure it.

Some people can wear clothes

and jewelry and just own it instantly,

and I don’t always feel that way,

but there’s something about this.

I think because of the story behind it,

I feel very comfortable in it,

and I feel like it’s mine.

And I feel like I wear it because he gave it to me.

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My Beat’s Pill.

The first thing I do in the morning is play music,

and it’s the last thing I do before bed.

Kaytranada is quite good get out of bed music,

sleepy music would be like Nick Drake.

Pretty next level.

There’s something about this specific speaker,

it looks kind of bashed up,

but it still works beautifully.

And it’s got like this rubber strip around it,

which means if I drop it because I’m tearing up

the dance floor in my hotel suite,

I know it’s gonna bounce back.

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Nice. I always have a couple of these.

It’s a Flexi-Fit large/extra large baseball cap.

I mean, I’m not famous enough to forever

be being hounded by people,

but there’s something about a baseball cap

that makes me feel like I just can disappear.

And it feels like a suit of armor.

And obviously, you know,

every second day is a bad hair day.

So, it helps with that, too.

I’ve worn one for as long as I can remember.

Normally in navy, sometimes in black,

if I’m feeling dark and edgy, you know.

Not having that would make me want

to turn around and drive back to my house,

even if I left 30 minutes ago.

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I love this cardigan by an LA based company

called Elder Statesman.

I have a couple of these in these really funky colors.

I mean, it’s the kind of thing

that I might wear out and about in LA,

but in London, for some reason,

I don’t know what it is, but in London I feel too

like I’m peacocking, ’cause they’re quite loud.

And I feel like in LA,

people are much less judgmental about that,

but in London I always feel more of a pressure to

just be kind of just be cool and be, you know.

Anyway, I have three in my house and whenever my mother

or my stepfather or my little sisters come

and stay they always get commandeered and they sit

and chill and watch movies in these.

So, I’m forever picking out little bits

of sticky popcorn from them.

But hey, that’s the perils of

having your family come to stay.

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A couple of things in my list are maybe a little bougier,

a little more fancy than I actually am.

So, I’m glad these are here

because I feel they’re kind of

more reflective of who I really am.

They’re like a great basic sneaker.

I love the humble Nike blazer.

I also like a flat bottom sneaker.

I don’t like it when there’s like curvature at the side,

it looks great on some people.

It just doesn’t look great on me.

I weirdly feel like if they’re a box fresh pair

they can look quite smart, but they also age beautifully.

I did have a real rough and ready pair

that I was too embarrassed to bring today

because I don’t know, I normally travel

with a pair that’s like a newer pair

and then a pair that looks more tired as well,

depending on what I’m gonna wear it with.

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These are Moscot’s, and I have like a lot

of pairs in this shape in different colors, different tints.

And I just think they suit my face

and it’s not the case with all sunglasses.

You know that thing where you’re in the store?

It’s a bit like when they put

the sorting hat on those kids’ heads,

instantly puts them in the right house.

Sunglasses are like that for me.

And a lot I don’t feel good in,

but I always feel good in a pair of Moscot’s.

I don’t lose or break my Moscot’s

and I do with all my other sunglasses.

And I don’t know if that’s the way they’re made,

I don’t know if it’s my attitude to them

or maybe what I think is probably most likely is

that they just have magical powers.

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The older I get, what I’m learning

about myself and my relationship with clothes.

Like when I try and do like fashion, it doesn’t work.

I always feel most happy

and most comfortable in things that I feel

are timeless and the classic white tee,

a la James Dean, or Marlon Brando.

Like I am not comparing myself to those guys

but aspirationally that’s what I’d be aiming for.

This is specifically a Sun Spell.

It’s a British brand in a cut they called the Riviera,

which was, I think was designed for Daniel Craig

for one of his first outings as Bond.

I’d either wear a medium or a large,

depending on whatever else I’m wearing

and how many burgers I’ve had that month.

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This is actually not something I really like about myself

but I just can’t sleep without an eye mask.

Don’t know what it is.

Don’t know when it started, sometime in my twenties,

but I really struggle without it now.

I don’t know if it comes from sleeping on planes

or life of an actor, you know,

not often being in your own bed,

they have short lives that, I mean,

I slept in this one last night.

This isn’t art department

it really is this scruffy and tatty and disgusting.

I will have a fresher one soon.

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Armani Blue is my, the fragrance that I wear all the time.

I don’t have like one that, you know,

some people have like an evening, every day,

I just wear Armani Blue.

It’s like fresh and citrus-y

but it’s also got an evening Inus to it.

This is a bit of a name drop,

it was first sent to me by a Roberto Armani.

And I hated to add, I am not paid by Armani.

I really do just love the fragrance.

It’s not something I wear every day

because there some quite elevated

about a fragrance I think

and I can smell it on myself

but sometimes it’s also nice to be a little bit extra.

And when I want to be a little bit extra,

I wear Armani Blue.

Thank you for having me, GQ.

I hope you’ve enjoyed watching

and listening to me talk about my essentials.