August 5, 2011 10:09 pm

Power dressing: John McDonald

The entrepreneur wears suits that are unique and slightly aggressive

John McDonald, 42, is the entrepreneur behind City Magazine, co-founder of Tastingtable.com, owner of a restaurant group in NY and creator of Eboost, an energy beverage company.

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John McDonald

Suit by Ozwald Boateng

This is a dark navy blue-black suit in a vertical stripe with a bright red lining and pink detail on the pockets. I was in London a few years ago on a quick trip and forgot to take a proper suit. A friend took me into his shop and I found one of his off-the-rack suits that Ozwald tweaked for me to fit like a glove. I don’t always have to wear a suit but when I do it has to be unique, slightly aggressive and have a personality.

www.ozwaldboateng.co.uk

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Shirt by Duncan Quinn

This is a pink chequerboard Duncan Quinn with a French cuff. I love his shirts because they fit as if they were custom-made to my body. I’m always moving around and I’m skinny. If I was wearing a normal shirt, it would be baggy, so would look wrinkled and get worse over the course of the day. It has to be sharp and fitted.

www.duncanquinn.com

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Tie by Duncan Quinn

This geometric combination is light purple with dark purple and turquoise. I wear it to the meetings I’m having now with online ad agencies. Duncan is excellent at using tone-on-tone patterns and textures.

www.duncanquinn.com

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Watch by Panerai

This is the big, stainless-steel Panerai 1950 with a brown leather band and 46mm casing. I got it six years ago, having worn a normal-size casing before that. Now, once you get used to the scale and weight, anything else feels wrong. In the restaurants, I’m always checking the time, so I want to love it – plus the numbers are larger!

www.panerai.com

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Shoes by John Varvatos

These are above-ankle, light brown boots. I bought them a couple of years ago and was paranoid that they would get discontinued so I bought two pairs. I travel a lot and shoes without laces make going through security easy.

www.johnvarvatos.com

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