March 5, 2013 | Tips & Style

A Spring Look at “The New Power Suit”

Here at Parkers, we clean a lot of beautiful suits and remind our clients to bring in their favourites regularly so that we can remove the perspiration and airborne grit that builds up with repeated wear.

It should therefore come as no surprise that we were pretty excited about all of the classy men’s fashion at New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week , so much so that we’re still talking about some of our favourite looks. Much to our delight, GQ did a feature on “The New Power Suit”, providing readers with a look at modern suits and the men who wear them.

This gallery of Jacob Sutton’s photos shows exactly why the suit is a go-to for men’s professional wear. The editors pair the photos with their opinions about why each particular ensemble works and who should wear it. Here are a few of our favourites and what the experts over at GQ had to say about them.


GQ suit 1

Suit: DKNY

Shirt: Michael Kors

Tie: Ralph Lauren Black Label

Coat: Louis Vuitton

Shoes: Banana Republic

“Two keys: the stronger, more constructed shoulders and the low button stance (that shows more chest). They combine to give you that broad, alpha-male V shape.” (GQ)


GQ suit 2

Suit: Calvin Klein Collection

Shirt: Ian Velardi

Tie: Dolce & Gabbana

Pocket square: Canali

Watch: Omega

Briefcase: Bally

“If this whole low-button-stance thing works for you, take it further with a one-button jacket that broadens your chest and shoulders even more. It’s like an instant month in the gym.” (GQ)


GQ suit 3

Suit: Gucci

Shirt: Gucci

Tie: The Knottery

Pocket square: Isaia

Watch: IWC

“The quickest way to double your assets is to buy a pinstriped double-breasted. It’s still the most powerful of all power suits. Find one with narrow stripes and high armholes, and ask your tailor for this extra-close fit.” (GQ)


Need to tailor your suit for the extra-close fit they’re talking about? Our tailors can get your suit GQ ready!

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