Power dressing: Marcus Margulies

Marcus Margulies, 70, is the owner of Marcus, a watch store on London’s Bond Street that sells contemporary and antique timepieces. He took over the family business Time Products from his father in 1975.

Suit by Caraceni

Caraceni in Milan simply make the best suits I’ve found. I look at suits in the same way I do watches as I love dealing with craftsmen. All my suits are the same – twin-vented with turn-ups – it makes shopping incredibly easy.


Shirt by Charvet

Charvet have got craftsmen, they’ve been around for years, and they’ve also got the biggest selection of materials I’ve ever seen at a shirtmaker. Simply put, they make a better shirt than anyone else.


Tie by E Marinella

This is the first time I’ve put a tie on in the office for a long, long time. I am generally a casual dresser. But all my ties are Marinella or Charvet. They generally tend to be Marinella as the silk is thicker; they tie very good knots, and have great attention to detail.


Cufflinks, antique

My cufflinks are antique, very simple. These have the tiniest diamonds – I’m absolutely not into bling.


Watch by Piaget

The watch I wear most of the time is a 50-year-old, very flat platinum Piaget (they don’t make watches this flat today) that belonged to my father. For me it is the most simple and elegant watch that exists. Antique pieces and heirlooms have emotion. I was hugely close to my father and anything as personal as that is very important to me.


Belt by Hermès

I wear Hermès belts as they make the best belts. They look more and more beautiful as they fade.


Shoes by George Cleverley

They are very elegant and well-made. I started off with bespoke shoes as I had hammer toes. They said they could either break the two toes and I’d be on crutches for so many weeks or I could have my shoes made for me. It was an easy decision.


Socks by Gallo

I love coloured socks, but I don’t wear cashmere: it’s too fragile. I like red because I’m an Arsenal supporter.


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