August 15, 2014 6:11 pm

Power Dressing: Craig Robins, Dacra

‘A classy watch is a sign of potential connoisseurship, and to me that’s real power’

Craig Robins, 51, is chief executive and president of Dacra, a real estate development company. An avid art collector, the Miami Beach native has contributed to transforming the Miami Design District into a prominent global centre for design, fashion and art.

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Suit by Tom Ford

Tom makes my favourite suits for business. They’re very well made, fit me comfortably and elegantly and make me feel solid. Despite living in Miami, I do tend to wear dark solid suits for business but usually not with a white shirt. I like garments that are stylish but a tad unusual, so as not to be too formal.

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Craig Robins, chief executive and president of Dacra©Camilo Rios

Shirt by Duncan Quinn

Duncan makes great shirts and suits. I like to sometimes have a bit more colour, although I try not to make too much of a statement. I try to meet the protocol of whatever I’m doing; I don’t try to rebel with my clothing. Generally, I don’t wear anything that screams its label.

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Tie by Tom Ford

I generally like Tom’s ties, or those by Duncan Quinn, but to jazz things up I’ll go for Hermès. I’ve evolved over time and at the moment I like thicker ties. A bit of pattern, albeit subdued, is nice but I look for a rich colour in the red or purple families.

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Shoes by Prada

Prada makes really great men’s shoes for work, although I’ve also branched out to Berluti, Louis Vuitton and Christian Louboutin. For ease and comfort, I go with slip-ons but I gravitate toward lace-ups for their formality, mainly in shades of grey and black. But, for day-to-day, stylish trainers are my preference.

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Watch by Cartier

I don’t often wear a watch but this Calibre de Cartier Chronograph is my favourite. There’s something very elegant about it and it feels solid on the wrist. In general, I like a larger dial, which feels more contemporary. I also have a penchant for vintage timepieces. What I don’t like are new watches designed to look vintage. A classy watch is a sign of potential connoisseurship, and to me that’s real power.

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Glasses by Maison Bonnet

My good friend Christian Louboutin recommended this shop in Paris. The nice thing I discovered about bespoke glasses is that they fit my face in an amazing way, which makes them all the more comfortable. Bonnet has been a family-run business for generations and is now my go-to for eyewear. I’ve been wearing this pair for a year or two now but I rotate it in with a few other pairs that I’ve picked up along the way.

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