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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by swiego View Post


Uh, have you followed any of the Republican debates lately? If Obama wore a pocket square, the whole lot of them would talk about nothing other than how said pocket square is a symbol of big government, illegal immigration and high taxes. In our current political climate (where no one wants to work together and everyone is worried about the next election from Day 1 in their current office) I would not expect any politician to stand out in terms of dress, for fear of it being used against him/her.


But he does stand out in terms of dress by forgoing the tie/jacket and it is being used against him I did not word my post carefully enough, however. What I meant to say was that I don't agree with the president of the United States being bullied for not buying his clothes where the average joe can't afford to. You're certainly right about why it is such.

post #17 of 25
Obama is not afraid to make true fashion statements:

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post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by mlongano View Post

Obama certainly does not have the cachet or charisma of JFK, so, barring assassination, I doubt that his sartorial decisions will have much of an impact on American society.

Tacky douchebag with a Porsche as his avatar makes a crack about Obama being assassinated. Why am I not surprised?
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by JakeLA View Post

Tacky douchebag with a Porsche as his avatar makes a crack about Obama being assassinated. Why am I not surprised?

Because you lack basic reading comprehension skills?
post #20 of 25
I would prefer to see Obama tie-less than in that dreadful tie-pulled-down-collar-button-open-jacket-off-shirtsleeves-rolled-up mode affected by many politicians in their adverts in an effort to tell you "I'm here to get the job done."
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post

Interesting about JFK - I recently read a book with loads of photos of him and while he looks effortlessly casual when dressed down on the yacht or beach in polo shirt, khakis and deck shoes, he is a real schlub in almost every other business dress photo, frequently with both buttons of a two button (not paddock) jacket fastened. Jacquie is given a lot of the credit for him sharpening up his look, but either way this hardly seems to merit Brooks Brothers naming a line of their suits after him!

Hardly the worst crime in the world. That's a trend started out of nothing but attempting to flatter a corpulent king who no longer fit his suits. It was a silly convention that eventually became an unwritten law, but flouting it was hardly unknown in that time. It still doesn't exist in many places.

Also, Cary Grant:
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As for Obama, meh. His dress is calculated by consultants. Tie/ no tie included. Gotta look like the working man you'd have a beer with, but you can't piss off the people who want you to look like, ya know, the leader of the free world.
post #22 of 25
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He got as far as reading that only one button should be buttoned.
(obviously an accident, but what if Bush had appeared like this, ours is a political system of everything taken out of context)
post #23 of 25
I don't like the tieless crap although I do understand why its done. I want our politicians to be "better than us". I want a fresh haircut, a well fitting suit with a nice tie. Call me a hater, but I don't want a chubby president, I don't want a schlumpy president. I want a guy who looks like he's smarter, sharper, and more on point in every way, including dress, than the next guy. Obama fails at this.
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

I don't like the tieless crap although I do understand why its done. I want our politicians to be "better than us". I want a fresh haircut, a well fitting suit with a nice tie. Call me a hater, but I don't want a chubby president, I don't want a schlumpy president. I want a guy who looks like he's smarter, sharper, and more on point in every way, including dress, than the next guy. Obama fails at this.

You're in the minority, which is why politicians dress like they do. Smart people tend to want the president to look smart. Dumb people want the president to look like a humble working man they can have a beer with. Guess who outnumbers who?
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

You're in the minority, which is why politicians dress like they do. Smart people tend to want the president to look smart. Dumb people want the president to look like a humble working man they can have a beer with. Guess who outnumbers who?

definitely preaching to the choir unfortunately.
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