Power dressing: Scott Conant

Scott Conant, 41, is a US chef, television personality, cookbook author and restaurateur with six restaurants across the US and Canada. He has also been the host of 24 Hour Restaurant Battle on Food Network and is currently a judge on Chopped.

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Suit by Ermenegildo Zegna

This is a dark blue, all-season twill Zegna suit that I purchased in 2011. I know the exact date I got this because it’s sewn inside! When I first started buying these suits I didn’t notice and then it’s cool the first time you see your name stitched inside with the date of purchase. While I don’t have to wear suits all the time, I do have meetings and do a couple of shows on Food Network, and I have to wear a lot of suits for that.


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Shirt by Ermenegildo Zegna

This is a light blue cotton, and woven inside the twill-like fabric is a darker blue. All my clothes are made to measure. I’m not just in the restaurant business; they’re quality restaurants so the shirt is representative.


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Tie by Dunhill

This silk has a blue pattern with some white and red dots, and a bit of light green as well. I know people like thinner ties but larger ties speak to me. I’ve become a master packer, as sometimes I’m in two cities a week, and I feel like certain ties travel better. If I roll this particular one the right way it travels well.


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Watch by Cartier

This is the Roadster. It’s elegant but masculine and has weight to it.


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Glasses by Dita

These glasses are similar to that nerdy character Steve Urkel’s from the TV show Family Matters but I really like them. I was looking for something cool looking that would stand out.


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Shoes by Harris

If I end up standing in the kitchen all night these are perfect. I wear cowboy boots a lot if I know I’m only going to be in the kitchen.


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