As I mentioned earlier in the thread, I wasn't suggesting that he only wear bespoke--merely that a mixture of otr and bespoke may appease folks like DR while also appealing to the masses. A happy medium between providing a goal to achieve and a dream to strive for (the dream not necessarily bespoke...but a sartorial tradition beyond what SS provides).
I have no issue with TG exclusively wearing SS. Ultimately, he makes people better dressed. Really, I was just using him as a proxy for the general decline of "elites" and leaders being replaced with consultants (thanks for the terms kulata).
In the 1930s and 40s, The Book of the Month Club promoted authors like George Orwell, Arthur Miller, Truman Capote, Ernest Hemingway, etc. As Zakaria puts it, "it believed in the democratization of culture--in fact it was spearheading it--but it did so by elevating people rather than bringing standards down." When TIME bought out the BOMC, the focus shifted to putting anything that people would buy on it.
Hmmmm...looking at it like that, I suppose TG isn't really a particularly good proxy for this process. Or at least, as an example, he's a mild case at worst.