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Fashion in Tonights Debate: Romney vs Obama

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TiesNecktie, Oct 3, 2012.

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  1. TiesNecktie

    TiesNecktie Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,
    I am writing an article on Political Fashion and would appreciate your help. For those who are watching the debate tonight, pay attention to how Obama and Romney are dressed.

    Things to Watch for:
    - Clothing Fit
    - Tie Colors
    - Tie Knot and Shirt Collar
    - Accessories
    - Suit & Shirt Colors and Cut
    - Etc.

    Your input is much appreciated and you will (if you like) be cited in the post.

    Hendrik
     
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    Tie colors should be boring and conservative.
    Accessories....not much outside of MAYBE a white pocket square.
    Dark suits. White or MAYBE a blue shirt.

    This is going to be straightfwd..interview like gear. Nothing special.
     
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    Can we not call it "fashion" either? MC folks are not "fashionable." Fashion is a women's thing that comes and goes with the season. We are stylish, hence the StyFo name

    I doubt either of the candidates will be "fashionable" tonight for this serious "job interview"
     
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    Debate hasn't started yet, but I dislike Wolf Blitzer's suit.

    He has very sloping shoulders, and the soft shoulders on his jacket don't look good. Needs some more padding. I think the fabric may be black too :brick:
     
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    Nothing wrong with a black jacket at night.
     
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    He's too old and pale to pull it off.
     
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    I really hate black suits, I don't care if night or day. Charcoal is SO much better.
     
  9. jrd617

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    Both have decent suits.
    Don't like Romneys multi stripe red and yellow tie. Also, the points of his collar are not long enough.

    Advantage Obama
     
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    Obama's suit fits better but I personally like Romney's tie better. Mitt's tie is more American and his flag pin is bigger. Advantage Romney
     
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    Obama showing a semblance of a dimple, Romney not.

    Advantage Obama
     
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    ^^^ True. Romney's hair is impeccable though. Advantage Romney
     
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    both candidates wore a huge stack on pant cuffs. disadvantage 'merica.
     
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    obama wins. Suit fits better, tie is nicer, as is the knot.

    pants on both are way long.

    overall...snoooze
     
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    True dat. And his knot was generally sloppy and off center. If you're going on national TV in prime time, get your knot right!!! A big time consultant should know better.
     
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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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  17. TiesNecktie

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    Agreed!!!
     
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    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
     
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    How's does Mr Romney mange to dress so poorly when he's sitting on a billion?
     

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