June 7, 2013 6:26 pm

Power dressing: Christopher Gavigan

The Honest Company’s chief product officer thinks it is important to choose bold statement colours for ties

Christopher Gavigan, 38, is an environmentalist, author and chief product officer of The Honest Company, which provides non-toxic, eco-friendly domestic products. He founded the business with actress Jessica Alba in 2011 and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Jessica Capshaw, and three children.

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Christopher Gavigan

Shirt by Brooks Brothers

This is my first shirt from Brooks Brothers – my wife bought some for me recently and I’ve become a huge fan.

www.brooksbrothers.com

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Tie by Brooks Brothers

I think it is important to choose bold statement colours for your ties – such as this bright emerald green – as it can really draw an outfit together. Green is an obvious choice for me given its associations with nature, purity and the environment but I also just love the colour ...

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Suit by J Crew

I am a devotee of the slim-fit suit so love this new Ludlow classic design. I believe in an element of formality for the workplace – I would never wear what I wear on weekends into the office. I was brought up in Connecticut so there’s often a nod to a more preppy and traditional East Coast aesthetic in my working wardrobe.

www.jcrew.com

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Shoes by Calvin Klein

Shoes are something people notice. I always make sure mine are polished and in good condition. Soft brown leather is much more relaxed than severe black for a loafer. Given my line of work, I never want to seem overly intimidating or corporate.

www.calvinklein.com

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Watch by Cartier

I got this beautiful piece for my 30th birthday and wear it most days, occasionally switching it for a cheap Citizen digital diver’s watch that I’ve owned since the fifth grade.

www.cartier.co.uk

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Pocket Square – vintage

This was a gift from my late father. He always loved pocket squares and, as a merchandiser for Saks Fifth Avenue, had a keen appreciation for fashion and a dapper personal style. He taught me to take pride in my appearance and to recognise that attention to how you dress could be an important component of success in the workplace.

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