September 13, 2013 6:36 pm

Power dressing: David Rosenblatt

The chief executive officer of online luxury marketplace 1stdibs says he likes to seem classic but with an edge for his meetings

David Rosenblatt, 45, is chief executive officer of 1stdibs, an online luxury marketplace for antiques and designer goods. He is also on the boards of Twitter, IAC and Narrative Science and lives in New York.

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Suit by Brioni

I like everything I wear to be seasonless and well-engineered. I bought this navy Brioni suit this year from Bergdorf Goodman for just that reason – it has a modern European cut, which is far slimmer than an American suit, yet also feels relaxed and informal thanks to the blend of silk and wool. I spent 14 years in the tech industry, where you couldn’t find a suit if your life depended on it. But I appreciate the importance of a suit now. We are a visual business, selling things on view – and it’s important to look the part.

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www.brioni.com

Shirt by Thomas Pink

I started my working life as an investment banker in London, where I developed a now longstanding appreciation for a well-cut Jermyn Street shirt. Almost all my shirts come from Thomas Pink, mainly because they have exceptional fit and a broad colour range.

www.thomaspink.com

Watch by Rolex

I’ve always believed in wearing a watch every day, even in the internet world and the era of smartphones. This Submariner was a 40th birthday present from my brother. I love it. The thick leather strap and classic design have always made me think of a trusty and durable SUV, if it were to have a parallel in the car world.

www.rolex.com

Shoes by Paul Smith

I get most of my loafers from Paul Smith because there is a store just down the street from my office. But beyond convenience, what I love about this brand is that its shoes are extremely comfortable and in a range of unexpected or surprising colours. These may seem navy but they are infused with a rich purple. I like to seem classic but with an edge for my meetings.

www.paulsmith.co.uk

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