TOP-TO-TOE HIT LIST
Formal trousers and striped or checked shirts with double cuffs from Marks and Spencer, charcoal grey pinstriped suit from Canali and classic black suit from Hugo Boss, brown slip-on shoes from Salvatore Ferragamo and black monk straps from Bruno Magli, a collection of cufflinks from Mont Blanc and Dunhill, metal strap watches from Tag Heuer, an Omega Seamaster and an inherited metal Rolex.
BUSINESS TRIP MUST-HAVES
For day-long business trips, I’m dressed for the day, so I don’t carry any extra workwear. I only take along a set of evening clothes, which includes a pair of jeans and a nice shirt.
Pay attention to your shoes and socks. It puts people off when one wears the wrong socks or unpolished shoes. It just doesn’t look sharp. I’ve seen CEOs and top management personnel of organizations wearing shoddy shoes and socks. I also believe that you get what you pay for, so I buy classic-looking branded shoes that are long lasting.
I usually wear khakis with a linen shirt, jeans with printed shirts or blue shirts with khaki trousers and tan shoes.
A POWER-DRESSING RULE TO BREAK
You don’t have to wear a tie with a suit. You can opt to go without one. I don’t wear ties for weddings and special events, and I don’t wear them to work too often.
ON MY DESK
A lot of papers, two computers, and a fancy phone system.
I have some biscuits, and multiple cups of coffee.