Power dressing: David Becker

David Becker, 33, is co-founder of Zkipster, an events guest list management company based in New York and Zurich. Zkipster provides guest check-in services for more than 500 clients in 33 countries, including Sotheby’s, fashion designers Martin Margiela and John Varvatos, and various embassies around the world.

Suit jacket by Peninsula Tailors

I was attending a wedding in Hua Hin, Thailand, and on my way back I had a two-day stopover in Bangkok, so I went looking for the best tailor in town. This is a black jacket with dark stripes in Italian cotton. It does have matching trousers but most of the time I wear it with jeans.


Sweater by All Saints

I can wear this beige sweater over a shirt or by itself in summer. I got it during the fashion week season last year, September 2012.


Sunglasses by Ray-Ban

These large brown aviators are classics. Cool but not over-the-top, and appropriate with almost everything. I feel naked without sunglasses when the sun is out.


Shirt by Rene Tailor Shop

I only wear custom-made shirts. This one is light blue cotton with regular cuffs. I had it made on the Lower East Side in a little place that’s just two Dominican guys sitting at sewing machines. I pick up my own fabric around the corner on Delancey Street from Blacktree Fine English Fabrics. I’m tall and skinny, so a lot of off-the-peg shirts don’t have long enough sleeves. When you go in, there’s always a line of over-size and under-size guys getting things adjusted or made.

Jeans by Notify

These jeans are by a young French brand that a friend from Paris told me about. Because they are black, they work with almost everything I own. Also, I feel less casual in them because of the dark colour; they are smart enough for the office but I can wear them to go out on an evening.


Socks by Zimmerli

Zimmerli is the last remaining manufacturer of socks and underwear in Switzerland. David Beckham wears Zimmerli socks. What I like about these is the quality. My mom taught me that quality matters when it comes to clothes.


Shoes by Hugo Boss

These black leather dress shoes go with a suit or jeans but aren’t too fancy. What I love about them is that they are very narrow and fit my feet perfectly.


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