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