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Dan Abrams, 47, is chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News, as well as an anchor for Nightline and a daily contributor to Good Morning America. He is the founder of Abrams Media Network, a collection of eight websites that cover everything from news to fashion to finance.
Suit jacket by Gucci
The one thing I’ve learnt with suits is that fit is everything. My girlfriend works for Gucci so I tend to get many of my suits from her and they fit me well. I like a slim cut with thin lapels, and a tighter, shorter jacket than I used to wear. I find that the best on-air look is a dark suit, preferably navy, paired with one bold element that is either a colourful shirt or a strong tie, but never both.
Shirt by John Varvatos
Right now I am wearing shirts by John Varvatos that have narrow, spread collars that work well with thin ties. Most of my shirts are white but I do have some lighter blues as well as some grey-purple hues.
Jeans by Mossimo
If I’m dressing casually and I won’t be on air, I’ll opt for a pair of jeans with a tailored suit jacket. I like this pair from Mossimo because of their darker wash. If I do end up having a business meeting, they are a bit more formal than lighter coloured jeans and work well in a variety of settings.
Tie by Paul Smith
If I’m anchoring, then I try not to take too many risks and will play it safe with a subdued, solid tie. If I am doing analysis, I might choose an edgier, thinner tie.
Watch by Tourneau
I have several watches but my go-to is a traditional Tourneau with a black leather band and a simple silver and white face. It is fairly formal and works well whether I’m presenting the news or relaxing at the weekends.
Trainers by Converse
If I am in a situation where you can’t see my feet – behind the news desk, for example – I will pair my suit with vintage Converse or Nike trainers. If I am presenting on Good Morning America and my feet are visible, I wear a pair of pointed-toe, black leather shoes by Burberry.
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