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Corbett Parker
Corbett Parker Style File
Photo by Clifford Pugh

Even in the dead of summer, attorney Corbett Parker manages to look cool. When the former Bellaire City Council member set a lunch date at Etoile with fashionista Ruchi Mukerjee on a recent 100 degree day, he decided to push the envelope of attorney attire, opting for a light blue slim fit Tallia suit he had just purchased at Macy's online for less than $100.

"An absolute steal," he says. "The whole outfit was a great example of not having to break the bank to look nice and unique."

Parker accessorized the look with a Stefano Ricci shirt from Neiman Marcus, John Varvatos loafers from DSW Warehouse, a brown leather belt from Nordstrom and a bow tie made of reclaimed wood from Hurricane Katrina that he purchased in New Orleans."They are unique, lightweight and always a great conversation starter," he says about his neckwear.

His vintage Rolex Datejust watch was passed down to him from his great-grandfather after whom he is named.

Parker says his style matches his personality — it's "unique, very colorful, multi-dimensional, and constantly outside my comfort zone!"

"I started developing my own style and willingness to spend more money on fashion only after I slimmed down a few years ago and felt more healthy in my clothes," he says. "While I regularly dress pretty formal, I expand my choices by being willing to wear just as many bright pastels as I do neutral colors."

— CLIFFORD PUGH

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