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October 28, 2011 10:02 pm
Sean Cassidy, 43, is president of public relations firm DKC. He lives in New York City.
Suit by Ermenegildo Zegna
I pretty much exclusively wear Zegna. I like the suits as I have what I call a “detective’s body” – broad shoulders and a barrel chest – I need a suit that doesn’t make me look like a brick. Their suits are somewhat conservative but have a contemporary cut. I am president of the company and I think it is appropriate to be well-dressed at all times.
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Shirt by Brooks Brothers
Over the years I’ve worn a selection of their shirts in different colours. I prefer a tab collar because they are quite a conservative look. I meet with a lot of young male executives and men’s lifestyle magazines and find many wear a stiff collar or a spread collar but I like that I’m the only man in the room that wears a tab collar.
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Shoes by JM Weston
Men’s shoes are a bit of a sad lot. I like a pointy toe but not too pointy. I like one buckle or laces, I don’t care for loafers. These have a simple buckle. I don’t care for design on a shoe – tassels, paisley, etc.
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Tie by Freeman’s Sporting Club
I like thin ties. I can’t stand thick ties or ties with bold busy patterns; they bother me. I tend to wear monochromatic or lightly patterned ties.
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Hat by Tomaz & Williamson
As I shave my head, a hat is a necessity. With a hat it is easy to look like a 1920s gangster or a jazz musician, neither being looks I was going for. I settled on a pork pie hat; the only man I ever knew who wore one was Gene Hackman in The French Connection. It’s conservative and neat yet still stylish.
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