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Best Dressed Statesman

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by othertravel, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Schwazer

    Schwazer Well-Known Member

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    Marty Natalegawa - Indonesian Foreign Minister.

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  2. lasbar

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    He is quite elegant for a politician...

    They normally stick to the ill fitted navy blue suit..
     
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  3. Cifodeluca

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    1. Warren Christopher, 2. Kofi Annan, 3. Anthony Eden
     
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    Maybe not really a statesman, but does anybody know who is the tailor of Joaan Al Thani's peak lapel SB coats?
     
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    Natalegawa is definitely better than most.
     
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    Kofi Annan was very elegant.
     
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  8. Testudo_Aubreii

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    Pierre Eliot Trudeau of Canada. Silk three piece. "Just watch me," indeed.

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  9. Testudo_Aubreii

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    Not sure I'd call this dressing well, but it certainly shows sartorial flair, and he was a leading statesman at the time: Michael Heseltine, 1984.
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  10. dreamspace

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    John Kerry has looked sharp every time I've seen him. He loves his variety of blue suits, uses sleeker shoes, and just comes off as a very well-dressed man.

    (Though he looks a bit more like a banker than a politician, with those vibrant silk-print ties.)
     
  11. Testudo_Aubreii

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    Two Foreign Secretaries:

    Kerry, ca. 2015:

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    Eden, ca. 1938:
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  12. Concordia

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    He's purchased suits from Rizzo (closed this winter :(), and this striped number could easily have been one of those.

    I have read--- but not verified--- that he does bespoke silks from Vineyard Vines so he can have exclusive patterns or colorways for the summer.
     
  13. Testudo_Aubreii

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    Back in an age when leading statesmen dared to dress with some sprezzatura: Reagan, 1986.

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    Reagan? No way. He was too put-together for the camera to have real sprezzatura, unless he was on vacation at the ranch.
     
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    By sprezzatura here, I just mean breaking the rules of CBD while in office business settings. I'm trying to think what you mean by "put together for the camera" so that there's a conflict between sprezzatura and being put together for the camera. If anybody was sprezzatura, it was Gianni Agnelli: do you think he wasn't put together for the cameras?
     
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    Yes, he wore brown in town. But it was heavily-padded, cleanly-pressed, and color-coordinated. No real risks or absent-mindedness.
     
  17. Testudo_Aubreii

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    And brown with burgundy shoes:
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    And cream suits:

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    And strong checks:

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    And red slacks:

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    And silk suits:
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    True story, he was wearing a Fresco suit when he was shot and it was the first time he had worn it. Last week I saw a letter from the White House framed in Gladsons office in which he requested they send to his tailor the same cloth again as the original suit was ruined.
     
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  20. Testudo_Aubreii

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    More Trudeau: the sexual revolution is on:

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    And here is a child of that revolution: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

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    Sartorially, the apple fell a long away from the tree.
     
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