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The Leveson Enquiry - Conservative British Dress

Poll Results: Who is the Best Dressed

 
  • 18% (3)
    Blair
  • 12% (2)
    Murdoch Snr
  • 12% (2)
    Murdoch Jnr
  • 37% (6)
    Grant
  • 0% (0)
    Coulson
  • 18% (3)
    Straw
  • 0% (0)
    Jay
  • 0% (0)
    Paxman
16 Total Votes  
post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I particularly like Blair's three button cuff, Rupert Murdoch's tie, Hugh Grant's blue on blue on blue, and how Jay QC can't dress to save his life despite living in a suit for 30 years

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post #2 of 18
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Originally Posted by tinsel View Post

I particularly like Blair's three button cuff, Rupert Murdoch's tie, Hugh Grant's blue on blue on blue, and how Jay QC can't dress to save his life despite living in a suit for 30 years
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Was between Blair ,Hugh Grant and Murdoch junior..

Blair by a small margin on Grant.
post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post


Was between Blair ,Hugh Grant and Murdoch junior..
Blair by a small margin on Grant.


Murdoch is not English.

post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by LeJouvre View Post


Murdoch is not English.

Murdoch is Australian ,American ,saviour of the British society...

Murdoch is just whatever his commercial interests tell him to be..
post #5 of 18

I dislike Hugh Grant's blue on blue outfit.

post #6 of 18
Murdoch Jr
post #7 of 18

I think Ian Hislop deserves a mention - he actually turned up wearing a fedora:

 

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post #8 of 18
Jack Straw (6th photo down, former Foreign Secretary) and Jay QC are nearest to the real British CBD mainstream (and not necessarily in a good way).

The Murdochs are international Australian/Americans,

Tony Blair is professional politician schooled in the transatlantic blue suit, white shirt, plain tie modern politician style and now an international statesman.

Andy Coulson (pic 5) is a modern media executive/government spokesman.

Hugh Grant is a sleb and Jeremy Paxman a TV personality.

So most of the people you are looking at have at some time paid money to PR people who say "TV appearance: blue/charcoal SB suit; white or blue shirt, plain blue tie" and then sent an invoice. The better ones worked it out themselves.

What this really shows is how a transnational transatlantic style has been adopted by the public end of the British Establishment and most of the New Establishment where media meets politics. Blair's 3-button cuff and covered placket shirt front even got commented on negatively by a British political journalist on Twitter (obviously not recognising the former as a T&A signature style, though widely copied).

My point being: set aside nationalities, this is not "British" CBD. The British bits in it are the non-blue coloured shirts (Straw, Jay?), and the non-plain ties (Straw, Jay, Paxman). Whether it is a good look is a different discussion.

Hislop by contrast is a maverick - though lovable - journalist, he wears hats because he has been bald since his 20s, and both does not and has no reason to give a flying toss about his image.
post #9 of 18
I love Hislop, but his wardrobe is the frequent butt of jokes on Have I Got News. While he may wear a navy suit to court, he'll sometimes show up for a recording in a stripped boating blazer. And it's best not to mention the ties.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post


Murdoch is Australian ,American ,saviour of the British society...
Murdoch is just whatever his commercial interests tell him to be..


Ya,

 

I think Murdoch would look really good in one of those white boiler suits with black arrows pointing upwards.

 

The perfect dress for a gigantic dishonest prick like him.

post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by AndyMG View Post

I think Ian Hislop deserves a mention - he actually turned up wearing a fedora:

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Ian Hislop is an independent thinker and a lovely chap..
post #12 of 18
Time for a bump for this one, I think.

John Major does pale blue tie on pale blue shirt...

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Miliband the Younger

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post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by tom_s252 View Post

Time for a bump for this one, I think.
John Major does pale blue tie on pale blue shirt...
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Miliband the Younger
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Not sure of Major's blue on blue combo..

He was a politician who put his country's interests before his...

Not like that bunch of spineless puppets..
post #14 of 18

I always have had, and always will have a lot of time for John Major. I think that compared to a lot of modern politicians, he is a relatively good dresser. I actually met him once, very briefly.

post #15 of 18
Most interesting outfit was Rebekah Brooks Little Orphan Annie look.

Jay is something of a cult hero now.... and an Elvis Costello lookalike
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