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This week Fashion.ie decided to interview mad men. No, not the character’s from the hit American TV show, but Dermot Whelan & Dave Moore who together host their own evening award winning Drivetime show, weekdays on Dublin’s 98FM. We had to interview them separately so there would be no conferring with their answers as they seem to do everything together, well nearly everything!
(L-R ) Dermot Whelan & Dave Moore
Dave, Are you married?
Yes, I’m married to the woman of my dreams, Velcro Girl from RTE’s 2Phat (seriously!), Tracy and I have two boys, Andrew (2) and Sam (9 weeks – yes, 9 weeks. I’m so very, very tired).
Dermot, Are you married?
Married to Corrina and I have three kids, Owen (6), Matthew (5) and Rose (1)
Dermot, If you were given €500 to spend on clothing & footwear for a night out, describe what you would buy?
I would put my effort into the quality of my shirt and my shoes because this is what people notice first. I’d mix it with a nice suit jacket and an old pair of jeans.
Dave, If you were going out on the town for a “lads night out” what type of clothes would you wear?
I’d wear jeans and runners. I always do. But I’d ditch the tee and actually iron a shirt for once. Still a casual shirt, mind. It’s only the lads.
Dermot, who is the most vain person out of Dave and yourself and why?
I’m probably vainer because, let’s face it, when you’re driving a Formula 1 car, you’ve got to put the effort in.
Dave, who do you think is the best dressed female celebrity and why?
I’m a fiend for red carpet looks. People think it’s hilarious that someone with no dress sense can have an interest in high fashion but I do. Follow me on twitter (@dave98fm) for major events (Globes, Oscars etc) and you’ll see what I mean! To answer your question, it’s hard to choose. Gwyneth Paltrow is understated most of the time and then pulls it out of the bag on the red carpet. She was by far the best dressed in Tom Ford at the Oscars this year. http://www.98fm.com/2012/onair/category-shows/dermot-dave/oscars-red-carpet/
DAVE THINKS GWYNETH PALTROW IS BEST DRESSED FEMALE CELEBRITY
Dermot, describe Dave’s dress sense in 3 words?
Cheap, comfy and cheap
Dave, describe Dermot’s dress sense in 3 words?
Trendy, tight and expensive!
Dermot, would you appear fully naked for a film scene for €500,000, explain?
Hell, yeah! I do it for a free whole chicken at Nando’s!
Dave, who is the most vain person out of Dermot and yourself and why?
Dermot is but that’s not a slag. He cares. I don’t. I’ve let myself go and I only wear hoodies and jeans. I’m a disgrace!
Dermot, what’s the biggest compliment someone has given you regarding your dress sense?
Sometimes my wife might remember to say, “oh yeah, you look nice as well,” Half an hour after I’ve complimented her!
Dave, have you ever had a wardrobe malfunction, explain?
Yes! I was on stage in the SFX in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar. I played Simon Zealots. I was MUCH smaller then and used to fit perfectly into my mother’s vintage, 26” waist, velour flares she had since the 60s. I wore them for 5 nights. On the fifth night, as I performed a sexy, leg-spreading, kneeling dance move, I heard and felt a rip. Button to belt at the back, gone. I wore white boxer shorts that night, which shone like a beacon to all so there was no hiding. Cue uproarious laughter. Hideous.
Dermot, who do you think is the best dressed female celebrity and why?
Jennifer Maguire because even if we’re all really hung-over, she looks like she just stepped off the catwalk! Sorry, did I say catwalk? I meant a cat.
DERMOT THINKS JENNIFER MAQUIRE IS BEST DRESSED CELEBRITY HE KNOWS
Dave, name 2 celebrities you would like to be stuck on a desert island and why?
Sting, so we could get nerdy about time signatures in music and Velcro Girl from RTE’s 2Phat, for obvious reasons. Sorry!
Dermot, If you were going out on the town for a “lads night out” what type of clothes would youwear?
It doesn’t matter but definitely no jacket because I know it’s going to get lost.
Dave, what is the biggest compliment someone has given you regarding your dress sense?
Well, every time I wear a suit, people are blown away because I hardly ever wear anything formal. Ever. But this is my favourite compliment. I was out at dinner with a bunch of friends from Malahide a few years ago. We all grew up together, even though I was a Portmarnock blow-in. They had all become successful professionals, while I work in music and radio. One of the lads said he was really jealous of me because I got to go to work in jeans and a hoodie. All the lads agreed. I was so happy. It was more jealousy than a compliment but I’m still dining out on that one
Dermot, have you ever had a wardrobe malfunction, explain?
I did an entire episode of The Republic of Telly with my fly down and my shirt sticking out the hole.
Dave, do you think Irish women are stylish dressers compared to women on the continent, explain?
I don’t think you can generalise about this. There are women in Dublin who would trump any Parisienne in the fashion stakes and there are those who wear their pyjamas outside. The same can be said for continental women. I’ve lived and travelled throughout Europe and there are as many HIDEOUS outfits sported in Milan, Prague and Berlin, as there are in Dublin!
Dermot, name 2 celebrities you would like to be stuck on a desert island and why?
Celebrities? I want to be there with Bear Grylls, who can get me out of there and MacGyver, who could turn sand into a helicopter!
DERMOT WOULD LIKE TO BE ON A DESERT ISLAND WITH BEAR GRYLLS
Dave, if you were given €500 to spend on clothing & footwear for a night out, describe what you would buy?
What? I could dress myself for about two or three years for €500! Are you crazy? If I had to, I’d just buy a really limited edition pair of Jordans for about €300 and a really warm and expensive jacket. Then, I’d spend the rest of t-shirts. I love t-shirts. I’ve loads. Like 200.
Dermot, Do you think Irish women are stylish dressers compared to women on the continent, explain?
Yes but unfortunately you can’t see most of their clothes, as they’re constantly under raincoats and four layers of Gore-Tex!
Dave, Would you pose naked for a women’s magazine for €100,000, Explain?
Only if I really detested the magazine and wanted to see it go under as a business. Me in the nip is suicide for any publishing house. Unless...is there a magazine for women called “Middle-Aged and Let Themselves Go”?
WOULD YOU PAY MONEY TO SEE DAVE POSE NAKED FOR A WOMAN'S MAGAZINE, QUESTION FOR THE RADIO SHOW MAYBE?
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