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post #16 of 48
Rev. Al's suit looked awesome on the MSNBC followup show. He's lost weight, as well. He's an angry, angry man.

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post #17 of 48
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I really hate black suits, I don't care if night or day.  Charcoal is SO much better.


Agreed!!!

post #18 of 48
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the input. To sum things up for now:

 

Hair Cut:

Romney Wins but then again, what were Obama's choices. Short hair does look best on him.

 

Suit:

Both wore pants a bit too long. But overall Obama's suit fit him better on the shoulders.

 

Tie:

I guess a choice of personal preference. Red means more American? Not sure about this statement but worth quoting... =)

Personally I like Obama's tie better but Romney's tie was more effective in grabbing the audiences attention. Points to Romney.

 

Tie Knot:

Clear Points to Obama for the slight dimple and a better job in pairing it to his collar spread.

 

Accessories:

As expected, things were kept at a minimum. Personally I think Obama's black leather and silver wrist watch was much classier than Romney's stainless steel one. Yes, Romney's flag pin was bigger, and while in no way more stylish, was more effective given the occasion.

 

The Host:

Suit was too big and sleeves were to short. Bad choice on the tie. Collar spread of the shirt was also too narrow for his face and neck.

 

Any other thoughts?

 

H

post #19 of 48
Thread Starter 

Alright. Thanks again for the input. My article was just published:

http://www.tie-a-tie.net/blog/the-battle-of-the-ties-romneys-red-vs-obamas-blue/

 

Let me know if anything should be added or changed.

 

Thanks!

 

H

post #20 of 48
How's does Mr Romney mange to dress so poorly when he's sitting on a billion?
post #21 of 48
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both candidates wore a huge stack on pant cuffs.  disadvantage 'merica.

 

I'm digging all of this, esp the comment above.

post #22 of 48
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overall...snoooze

  that was one awesome tie obwan wore

post #23 of 48
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Rev. Al's suit looked awesome on the MSNBC followup show. He's lost weight, as well. He's an angry, angry man.
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+1

Sharpton has been killing it. 

I like the Kudlow report (Sharpton is on prior) so I always catch the tail end of his rants. Great suits, wonder if he goes bespoke? 

post #24 of 48

what's up with their matching outfits? did their stylists exchanged notes prior to the debate? I was hoping ROmney in a more tailored suit.

post #25 of 48
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How's does Mr Romney mange to dress so poorly when he's sitting on a billion?

The goal is to appeal to Joe Sixpack...so they put him into a not too expensive looking suit, which meets small town America's perception how a suit should look (i.e. boxy with much too long pants - everything would be European or gay), and nail a giant flag pin on his lapel.
post #26 of 48
I don't understand how someone like Romney can't tie a proper knot, or what purpose it would serve to make it seem like he can't.
post #27 of 48
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Mitt Romney’s flag pin: What’s that star on the stripes?

As armies of pundits and fact-checkers inspected every phrase and shrug of Mitt Romney and President Obama in Wednesday’s debate, we got this message from a high-level foreign affairs specialist:

“What is that black spot on Romney’s pin? It’s driving me crazy!”

The dot on Romney’s oversize American flag pin is the Secret Service star logo imposed over the stripes, a custom version created for agents and fans. The pin — for decorative purposes only, not security clearance — was a gift to Romney from his protective detail, but it’s also sold at the Secret Service store in Washington and traded by staffers, just like Olympic pins.

Call us shallow, but we seem to spend waay too much time checking out politicians’ lapels. Not since Madeleine Albright have chest pins been such a big deal — why, now it’s almost politically incorrect for any candidate to show up with a naked suit, as Obama found out in 2007, when the presidential candidate was called out by a reporter for not sporting the flag.

“My attitude is that I’m less concerned about what you’re wearing on your lapel than what’s in your heart,” he told a campaign crowd in Iowa. But the pin came back — and stayed.

The tradition only goes back about 40 years, when Richard Nixon started wearing a flag lapel pin regularly. Nixon biographer Stephen Ambrose wrote that the president, besieged by anti-war protests, got the idea from his chief of staff, Bob Haldeman — who picked it up (we are not making this up) from Robert Redford’s 1972 film, “The Candidate.” The lapel pin started as a Republican gesture; after 9/11, politicians from both parties donned the pins as symbols of patriotism and solidarity.

Today, a simple American flag is just the beginning. The new trend is to customize: Romney has worn the Secret Service lapel pin (Paul Ryan wears what appears to be a variant) and occasionally a flag with a GOP elephant. During the Republican debates, Newt Gingrich wore a pin of the flag that George Washington used in the Revolutionary War. So far, the president and Joe Biden are sticking to the classic American flag pin.

Not everyone liked Romney’s flag pin: Esquire’s Kurt Soller had no problem with the Secret Service logo, but thought it was too big: “Wearing a larger pin — which, in itself, is a piece of jewelry, though probably a pretty cheap one — just served, for me at least, to underline the wealth that’s come from all his business success. It’s a weird show of machismo.”

Hey, everybody’s a critic.
post #28 of 48
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Rev. Al's suit looked awesome on the MSNBC followup show. He's lost weight, as well. He's an angry, angry man.
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+1

Sharpton has been killing it. 

I like the Kudlow report (Sharpton is on prior) so I always catch the tail end of his rants. Great suits, wonder if he goes bespoke? 

Most likely as he's actually a very small man with a big head.

 

I saw him at Reagan National and was very surprised at how short he really is.

post #29 of 48
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Most likely as he's actually a very small man with a big head.

 

I saw him at Reagan National and was very surprised at how short he really is.

Was he looking sharp?

post #30 of 48
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+1
Sharpton has been killing it. 
I like the Kudlow report (Sharpton is on prior) so I always catch the tail end of his rants. Great suits, wonder if he goes bespoke? 

Kudlow's stuff is definitely bespoke. I want to say Logsdail but that could be entirely made up.
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