Arash Shirazi, 33
President, Bullitt Bookings music agency; agent for electronic-music duo Deep Dish
How would you describe your style?
Classic but remixed with a little edge. I’ll wear a nice shirt and blazer with Adidas shoes.
Neil Barrett—his clothes are cutting-edge but classic. I think Dolce & Gabbana makes the best suits. For jeans, I like Rock & Republic. And Jil Sander.
Do you have a fashion inspiration?
Steve McQueen in Bullitt. And I think George Clooney sets the bar—he always looks well dressed. I also appreciate the new generation of guys like Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke, who put their own spin on classic styles.
Is there a type of item you splurge on?
I tend to splurge on suits and sunglasses. You can always use the jacket of a nice tailored black suit for different occasions.
Any fashion disasters in your past?
My friends growing up laugh about my Z. Cavaricci parachute pants. I looked like MC Hammer, but it was 1990 and Hammer Time!
Favorite thing in your closet?
I have a black TSE cashmere sweater that I wear all the time. It never goes out of style.
Best fashion advice?
I was told to never ever wear my BlackBerry on my belt. It was stolen when I was in Milan, and I thought that since it’s a city that takes fashion seriously, maybe it was deliberate. I went to the police station, and the first question everyone asked was, “Why would you wear your BlackBerry on your belt?”