Men's Style: The Banker Look Is Out

06/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • DAVID COLMAN nytimes.com

What has landed on the slag heap of style is the old three-button power suit: slickly conservative, oversize and overpriced, worn with a boxy white shirt and a wide silk tie. It was all, as GQ's creative director, Jim Moore, put it, "too big and too bold in all the wrong places." Not so long ago, that ensemble blared of Wall Street success. Now, with public sentiment against financial institutions still high, racks of expensive Italian beauties languish in shops across the country.

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