Power Dressing: Brian Sawyer

The founding principal at architecture, landscape and interior design firm Sawyer/Berson says how he dresses has to reassure the client

Brian Sawyer, 51, is a founding principal at architecture, landscape and interior design firm Sawyer/Berson in New York City.


Jacket by Boglioli

I love their jackets. They look good with jeans or casual trousers too. I’m really interested in the material; to me, it’s just as important what things are made of and how they’re made as what they look like.

www.boglioli.it

Ordinarily, I’d have my shirts custom-made but I came across these and they fit so perfectly and the fabric was so good that I bought a dozen white and a dozen blue. How I dress has to reassure the client. We don’t do things that will be out of style in a few years. It’s not about the latest colour or style, it’s about solid design.

www.scoopnyc.com

Jeans by Levi’s

I’m much more comfortable in jeans. I always keep it formal on the top but am not worried about getting dust on my jeans or tearing them while on site.

www.levi.com

Boots by Alden

Alden’s Cordovan boots, which are what I almost always wear, look good, serve a certain purpose and you can dress them up or down.

www.aldenshoe.com

Tie by Ralph Lauren

This cashmere tie was a gift and looks great with my three favourite winter sport coats. I have basically six ties that I love and buy over and over.

www.ralphlauren.com

Watch by Rolex

This Explorer model is very masculine and the most attractive Rolex.

www.rolex.com

Pocket square by Charvet

It’s the one piece of a man’s wardrobe you can be a little outrageous with, because you can show as much or as little as you like in your pocket.

www.charvet.com

Pug

Alice was given to me by my office last Christmas and has become a fixture both in my life and in the office as our mascot. She’s an adorable little pug. She and I have become very good friends.

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