Take one look at David Morra, the co-founder of Marc Allen New England clothiers, and you could almost believe that he was born in a suit. Most men prefer a sweatshirt to a blazer and denim to slacks, but Morra seems more comfortable in impeccable tailoring than shapeless comfy duds. His dedication to perfection in the details is clear, so it isn’t a huge leap when you learn that he started out in tech and client services. In his second career he still understands the importance of relationships and works hard to learn his shoppers’ tastes and needs to reflect their personality in their outfits. His success at figuring out how to dress people in their best is the reason why he counts leaders in business, entertainment and media in his roster of happy customers. Spend some time with this guy and you’ll start to wear a three-piece like a second skin.
When I was a kid, I was always up for adventure.
The best advice I ever got was build a rapport with people as early as possible.
My life story in four words is: been there, done that.
I would love to learn about Ninjutsu martial arts.
My most trusted possession is my free will.
My three grooming essentials are brush your hair, brush your teeth and treat yourself to a manicure.
My fashion splurge is baby cashmere Loro Piana.
Double- or single-breasted suit? Single-breasted with a peak lapel.
My favorite watch is a Patek Philippe Aquanaut.
Photography by: Karin Dailey