Originally Posted by DocHolliday
This thread is a testament to my beloved Tradly Americana. Both Kennedy and Bush Sr. rocked the Trad, and they both looked great for it.
Washington, it is worth noting, was inaugurated in a brown suit. Of course, he was a farmer.
I know it's an old post, but I do have to say that men back then were not nearly as afraid of color as they are today. In fact, men's fashion today allows for much less color selection, at least in suits, then pretty much ever before. It's down to grays, navy, black, and perhaps brown. Light colors are rare, even in the dead of summer.
Back then, colors like brown didn't have those connotations.
Another thing to note- When Ben Franklin was called before the British Parliament to answer for the American revolution, he wore his best suit- Which was made of royal blue velvet.