Power Dressing: Brian Sawyer

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.


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Shirt by Scoop

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Watch by Rolex

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


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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.


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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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