Power dressing: Aurelian Lis

Aurelian Lis is general manager of Benefit Cosmetics for North America, a beauty subsidiary of the luxury goods conglomerate LVMH. He lives in San Francisco.

Suit by Ermenegildo Zegna

Many people in San Francisco dress casually but I still like to wear a suit every day, whether I’m here in the office or travelling across the globe. A well-tailored suit made of good materials can be so much more comfortable than jeans. I have a variety of mostly Italian or tailored suits, though always with a younger, less formal cut so they can be worn in the daytime and at more casual evening events.


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Shirt by Thomas Pink

The quality and craftsmanship of English Jermyn Street shirts is nearly impossible to beat. I often choose shirts off the rack and have a tailor fit them correctly. It works well, giving the wide selection of high-quality cotton shirts with comfortable cutaway collars and a fit adapted to the way I like.


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Briefcase by Louis Vuitton

My briefcase was a gift a couple of years ago. I love the quality of the leather, the way it falls when carried, its discreet monogram and its understated elegance.


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Cufflinks by Sören Lührs

I left home at an early age so I particularly value the family cufflinks I wear made by a German silversmith. I love the way they provide a subtle link to my family with whom I am very close. There’s something special about a piece made by talented artisans, which is probably how I’ve become such a dedicated collector of art.


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Shoes by Crockett & Jones

I remember how impressed I was when I first tried a pair of shoes from the English shoemaker Crockett & Jones. Since then I have gone back to purchase multiple pairs. They’re balanced and they allow me to stay on my feet for those long trips when I visit my team and customers in our rapidly growing markets.


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