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post #16 of 25

Answered my own question re. Bush Snr. - first pic up https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=george+h+w+bush&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=2Bs&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvnsuo&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=gZInULi2Kuq_0QWxzYHACg&ved=0CGwQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=946.  But very understated and far from ever-present. 
 

Of course Bush Snr. suffered unfairly for his patrician image, so perhaps this is exactly why the modern politicos shun the PS?

post #17 of 25
He wears other colors.

A guess is that Paul Ryan wears suits that are too big in certain areas because of the brands/models considered, that's what best fits some aspects of his athletic frame (such as the overdeveloped chest). Maybe his aides will push him to wear better suits as the election nears.

Where's the discussion of his appearance being a factor in the selection?
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post #19 of 25
Pau Ryan's outfit when he was announced as Romney's running mate made for depressing viewing: baggy suit, top shirt button undone with a round neck undershirt poking through. Horrible.

As others have noted above, it's also a real shame that standards of dress have declined markedly for UK politicians too. I think this is due, partly, to the fact that the media would likely seize upon any politicians who were seen to be spending a lot on their clothes (portraying them as elitist, privileged, out of touch with the common man etc). The recent MP's expenses scandal in the UK also heightened sensitivity on these sorts of issues.
post #20 of 25
Politics (unlike the workplace in general) is one area where I concede the declining clothing standards actually indicates real trouble. While in the workplace people should be left alone to wear what's comfortable, politics is a public business, that needs to meet the standards of rational democratic discourse, with the attendant rationality, sober attention to detail, evidence, and viewpoints, decorum, consideration, manners, etc. Some form of appropriate, calibrated dress seems virtually an imperative to match a real, thoughtful, solemn, debate.

Obviously, none of the above applies to the orchestrated freakshow that passes for democracy (LOL) these days, so the decline in dress (getting sloppier, pimpier, or both) is simply a lagging acknowledgement that the whole thing is a charade. Heck, I'd imagine it is far easier to spout inane bullshit and lies in sloppy garb than it would be in some sort of dignified attire.
post #21 of 25

Now that I'm looking at his photos, his suits definitely look a size or two bigger - maybe a political move to downplay his physique.

post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by dieselman89 View Post

Is it just me or does he look like the guy from the Office?

Gabe?

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post #24 of 25
Stylish politicians seem to have died out sometime after 1970.
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by Dib View Post

Pau Ryan's outfit when he was announced as Romney's running mate made for depressing viewing: baggy suit, top shirt button undone with a round neck undershirt poking through. Horrible.
As others have noted above, it's also a real shame that standards of dress have declined markedly for UK politicians too. I think this is due, partly, to the fact that the media would likely seize upon any politicians who were seen to be spending a lot on their clothes (portraying them as elitist, privileged, out of touch with the common man etc). The recent MP's expenses scandal in the UK also heightened sensitivity on these sorts of issues.


The crewneck undershirt has been really bothering me. He's a politician, so I expect a bad suit. The campaign is worth probably half a billion, you would think they could swing a three pack of v necks.
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