December 16, 2011 9:57 pm

Power dressing: Alexandre Petrossian

The director of Petrossian’s New York retail operations stays away from suits with prints and patterns

Alexandre Petrossian, 29, is the director of Petrossian’s New York retail operations. As the grandson of the company’s founders, Petrossian trained under his father, Armen Petrossian, who joined the company in 1973 and has been the head of Petrossian worldwide since 1990.

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Alexandre Petrossian

Suit by Stradel’s

It’s a brand I like because they do custom pieces at a reasonable price. I also wore one of their suits on my wedding day. I travel quite a bit and hate travelling weighted down but the suits are lightweight and very comfortable. I usually stay away from prints and patterns and I steer towards darker colours; I’m quite classic in style. I find it harder to match suits with prints. And usually I don’t like windowpanes or checks.

www.stradels.fr

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Shirt by Brooks Brothers

One of the reasons I wear Brooks Brothers is because they have the non-iron shirt. They stay nice and crisp. While I rarely take my jacket off at work, I still like my shirts to be fitted.

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Tie by Hermès

When I was a kid my uncle would give me bags filled with ties from different decades. Whenever I wear a tie I think of him.

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Shoes by Berluti

It’s really a story of love between the Petrossian and Berluti families. My father is a very good friend of Olga Berluti. I love the colour of my Berlutis, their patina and their ability to give the shoes such a unique aesthetic. The shoes are so comfortable it feels like I’m wearing flip-flops. At times I ask for special colours, like this the bi-colour pair.

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Watch by Jaeger Le-Coultre

It’s the Reverso model that has been the watch of my dreams since I was a kid. My mother gave it to me for my 25th birthday. It was built for polo games so you could turn it around and the dial becomes unbreakable.

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Belt by Louis Vuitton

It’s brown on one side and black on the other, so it’s very convenient to travel without having to pack too many accessories.

www.louisvuitton.com

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Glasses vintage

I look for durable frames because I’m not very careful with my glasses.

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