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Who is Gerald Ford's Tailor?

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Over recent years, I have noticed that Gerald Ford wears a distinct-looking suit, with notch lapels that are somewhat rounded in appearance. In interviews over recent years he seems to be outfitted quite well. Does anyone out there know who makes suits for the former president? I think he looks dressed quite well, especially considering he's 91 years old.
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Georges de Paris? Suits left over from Ford's White House days? By the way, I saw GDParis driving this past weekend in downtown DC. He drives one of those huge Cadillacs made about 20 years ago. He's quite a sight with all that white hair -- you can really see him coming with that hair and the big, big car.
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Anyone ever see the SNL episode when Dana Carvey was doing Tom Brokaw prerecording different scenarios for Gerald Ford's death? Hilarious. Morbid, but still hilarious. Jon.
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Definitely not suits from his term in office. Different, but nice-looking fabrics, fit him well.
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Anyone ever see the SNL episode when Dana Carvey was doing Tom Brokaw prerecording different scenarios for Gerald Ford's death? Hilarious. Morbid, but still hilarious. Jon.
"Gerald Ford dead today after being mauled by a tiger." Back from the days when SNL was funny. Ford was a victim of timing and circumstances: he is a lot smarter than people often give him credit for.  And he had to be president in the mid-70s, one of the worst from a clothing point of view.  Suit fabrics and cuts were dreadful, and the ties huge.   I saw President Ford a few years ago and he was dressed quite well.
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Anyone ever see the SNL episode when Dana Carvey was doing Tom Brokaw prerecording different scenarios for Gerald Ford's death?
Yep. Funny stuff. Looks like you can find anything on the Internet.
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Tom Brokaw: Okay, who are we up to? Voice of Producer: Uh.. we're still on Presidents. Gerald Ford. Tom Brokaw: Gerald Ford? Well, he's in good shape.. Voice of Producer: Just covering our bases, Tom. You never know.. Tom Brokaw: Alright, alright.. [ graphic of Gerald Ford, "1913-1996" appears over Tom's left shoulder ] "Gerald Ford dead today at the age of 83." Voice of Producer: Okay, good. And, one for next year. Tom Brokaw: Alright.. [ graphic of Gerald Ford, "1913-1997" ] "Gerald Ford dead today, at age 84." Voice of Producer: Uh.. a little sadder. Tom Brokaw: Alright. [ sad ] "Gerald Ford dead today.. at age 84.." Voice of Producer: That was good. Good. Tom Brokaw: Okay, what now? Voice of Producer: Now let's do one for if he's shot. Tom Brokaw: Well, what are the chances of that? Voice of Producer: We're just covering contingencies. Tom Brokaw: I mean, it just seems that Gerald Ford.. Voice of Producer: Look - you're the one who wants to spend the whole winter in Barbados, okay? Now, we gotta be ready with something, just in case. Alright, Tom? Tom Brokaw: Alright, alright.. [ graphic of Gerald Ford, "1913-1996" ] "Gerald Ford shot dead today, at age 83." Voice of Producer: Uh.. add the word "senseless". Tom Brokaw: Alright. "Gerald Ford shot dead today, at the senseless age of 83." Voice of Producer: Um.. uh.. Tom Brokaw: Alright, alright.. "Gerald Ford shot senselessly dead, at the age of 83." Voice of Producer: Good, good.. Okay, now suicide. Tom Brokaw: What?. Voice of Producer: Just read it. Tom Brokaw: Alright. "Gerald Ford dead today, after jumping out of an office building, senselessly." Voice of Producer: That's a nice touch. Okay, moving on. Tom Brokaw: Okay. "Gerald Ford dead today, from an overdose of crack cocaine." Voice of Producer: Good, good.. Next. Tom Brokaw: Alright. [ graphic of Gerald Ford and a commuter plane ] "Stunning news from Michigan, as former President Gerald Ford was chopped into little bits by the propeller of a commuter plane." Voice of Producer: Good. One take. Tom Brokaw: Alright, we got it? Voice of Producer: No. We've got "eaten by wolves". Tom Brokaw: What? Now, come on. Voice of Producer: Just read it. Tom Brokaw: Gerald Ford isn't gonna be eaten by wolves. Voice of Producer: Taft was. Tom Brokaw: Really? Taft? Voice of Producer: Uh.. yeah. Tom Brokaw: Alright, alright.. [ graphic of Ford surrounded by a pair of wolves ] "Tragedy today, as former President Gerald Ford was eaten by wolves. He was delicious." Now.. now, that's just superfluous, you know? Voice of Producer: It's a former President, Tom. What do you say - he's not delicious? Tom Brokaw: Alright, fine.. what's next? Voice of Producer: The double story. Tom Brokaw: Alright. [ graphic of Ford and map of France ] "A fireball destroyed France today, and Gerald Ford is dead." Now, what are the odds of that? Voice of Producer: Fine. We'll get Stone Phillips to do it. You know, I'm sure Stone Phillips would be thrilled to break a story like that. Tom Brokaw: Alright. Let's keep moving.. [ graphic of Ford and the corpse of Richard Nixon ] "Stunning news from Yorba Linda today, as Richard Nixon's corpse climbed out of his grave and strangled Gerald Ford to death." Voice of Producer: Excellent. Tom Brokaw: Alright. [ graphic of Ford and circus lion ] "Gerald Ford was mauled senselessly by a circus lion in a convenience store." Voice of Producer: Good. Next. Tom Brokaw: Alright. "Gerald Ford is dead today, and I'm gay." Now, wait a minute. Voice of Producer: What? That'd be a huge story - Ford dying, and you coming out. Tom Brokaw: But I'm not gay. Voice of Producer: Today you're not gay, you know.. but then one day you wake up, you like men, and Gerald Ford dies, and we're screwed. Everyone's hearing about it from Dan Rather. Tom Brokaw: Alright, alright.. what's this for? [ graphic of Gerald Ford and the Zimbabwee flag appears ] Voice of Producer: Alright, this one's for if we're invaded by Zimbabwee. Tom Brokaw: Would I still be the anchor if Zimbabwee invaded us? Voice of Producer: Yeah.. if you break the Gerald Ford story, you will.. Tom Brokaw: Alright. "Hola bambe, hungala dimba Gerald Ford.. *click* *click* *click* *click* ..hola bambe, allah bumba bubba hulla humba hey." Voice of Producer: Very nice. Very nice. A little sadder, please. Tom Brokaw: Alright, alright.. [ sadly ] "Hola bambe, hungala dimba Gerald Ford.. *click* *click* ..hola bambe.." [ fade ]
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Hahaha, thanks Nick. Jon.
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Great bit. Sorry I never saw it on the air. Most of the times I've seen Gerald Ford he's been wearing hideous green or yellow blazers, so I'm glad to hear he has a nice suit.
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